Archive for June, 2011

Skullcandy Vandal iPhone speaker dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Skullcandy has a new iPhone dock, all decked out in gold and black veneer. Inside of this retro-looking dock there are 80mm woofers and 19mm tweeters, with a total output of 21 watts. That’s pretty decent for a dock.

Now for the bad news. That would be the price of $179.99. I guess you are paying for the style here more than anything else. Who’s interested at that price?

Motorola Droid 3 Release Date Is July 14th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Folks in China had the launch of the Motorola Droid 3 last week, but we didn’t have any clue about when it would launch in this part of the world. Well now Droid Attic has a photo of Verizon’s inventory system, which shows an In-Stock date for the Droid 3 as 7/13/2011.

So July 14th will be the day. Better put some dough aside now. It packs a dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4″ qHD display, QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, front camera and 16GB of internal storage. No info on pricing yet though.

Gingerbread coming for the Thunderbolt

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

HTC had said back in March that we’d have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) on the Thunderbolt in Q2, however that time frame is drawing to a close. Well, what we have learned is that an HTC rep has confirmed that the next update for the Thunderbolt won’t just fix the reboot issues, but it will also update the phone to Gingerbread.

We may not have a date, but this is better than no news at all right? Keep your fingers crossed. Q2 only has a few days left. Maybe they will keep their word.

AutoWed wedding machine makes getting married easy

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Who needs a priest when you get married? No one. That’s apparently what Concept Shed thinks, since they are the brains behind the AutoWed: a machine that replaces the priest in your wedding.

Want to get hitched? Just enter your details and it will enter you into matrimonial bliss. If you don’t yet have a ring, it has you covered there too, presumable for a large fee. We imagine these will be in production soon, followed by an AutoDivorce machine.

Archos 80 and 101 G9 Android Tablets

Posted in Archos by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

Archos has two new Android tablets: the Archos 80 G9 (w/ 8-inch 1024 x 768 touchscreen display) and Archos 101 G9 (w/ 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen display). Both have a 1.5GHz TI OMAP4 dual-core processor, 16GB of flash storage or a 250GB hard drive and a microSD card slot.

Other features include a front-facing camera with 720p HD video recording, G-sensor, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB port, an HDMI port and Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The Archos 80 and 101 G9 will arrive in September for $279 and $349.

AOC e2239Fwt 21.5-Inch Multi-Touch LCD Monitor Available In The US

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

AOC is now selling their latest multi-touch LCD monitor dubbed the e2239Fwt in the US. It has a pretty nice design that should free up some space on your desk.

This 21.5-inch LED-backlight monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time. Other features include a pair of 2W SRS speakers, 2 USB ports, D-Sub and HDMI outputs. The AOC e2239Fwt is $289.99.

Buffalo 1TB MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 Portable Hard Drive

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

Buffalo is getting ready to launch yet another portable hard drive in Japan. This one is called the MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 and it comes in 1TB capacity, with a glossy enclosure in either white or black.

Some other features include a USB 2.0 interface, software for power management and data backup and encryption. The 1TB MiniStation HD-PCT1TU2 will hit Japan next month for 13,600 Yen (or about $169 in yankee dollars).

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Full-size Keyboard Dock

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

Samsung has finally begun selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 keyboard dock. This 83-key keyboard delivers all the features of a common desktop keyboard to your tablet, including hotkeys and media controls, effectively turning your slate into a desktop PC. Almost.

The device will also charge your Galaxy Tab and keep it synchronized. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 full-size keyboard dock will cost you $79.99.

Mimobot Transformers flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

Mimoco has unveiled some new USB flash drives. Transformers. These are definitely more than meets the eye. It’s just Optimus Prime and Megatron for now. They may not actually transform, but they look cute as a button and come preloaded with screensavers, wallpapers, and digital comics.

What more do you want? They are available now, starting at $23 for 2GB of storage and going up to $60 for the 16GB model. I’m sure they will add more to the line soon.

Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM with Wi-Fi

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

Better get yourself a dedicated GPS before they no longer exist. Since you can find them built into smartphones and other devices, we may not see them for much longer. And if you happen to want one, check out the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM.

It features Wi-Fi connectivity so you can download maps and updates when you are within a wireless hotspot. It sports a large 5″ high resolution touchscreen display as well as many unique applications that help you do things like find your local favorite places and more.

HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed To AT&T As HTC Status

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

Back in February we heard that HTC’s Facebook phones would be headed to AT&T, and now it looks like the HTC ChaCha is going to do just that in the next few weeks and it will now be called the HTC Status. It could go on sale within the next week, or within the next two to three weeks. It’s almost here.

The HTC ChaCha or HTC Status now, features Android Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI, plus a 2.6 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, a full QWERTY keyboard, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, plus a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, digital compass, G-sensor, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

Space Invader Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

We love us some Space Invaders around here and this watch is just awesome. The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch comes with either a color space invader face or a monotone black and white face. The watch uses a multi-level face which was very difficult to manufacture, but it creates the proper effect and makes the face look like it’s made from pixels.

It also has a mechanical self-winding movement, and lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for ergonomic wrist adjustments. Each style is limited to just 78 pieces, but sadly there is no information on pricing or availability.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet On Sale For $279.99

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

Looking for a good deal on a tablet are you? TigerDirect is offering the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android tablet for only $279.99. The normal price is $449.99, so you can save up to $170. Count us in.

This device features a 7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen display, a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB of flash memory, a full-sized SIM card slot, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing VGA camera for video calling, a G-sensor, A-GPS, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.2 Froyo.

Tamawa Billiard Ball Flash Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

You certainly have your choices when it comes to flash drives, but maybe you want something different. Something in a sphere. Maybe even a sphere made of bakelite, that material that they used to make old gadgets back in the 1940s. They also use it to make billiard balls. And now the Tamawa Billiard Ball flash drive is made from the stuff.

When closed the flash drive looks like two billiards balls fused together. The 8GB Tamawa Billiard Ball flash drive will cost you $122.

General Dynamics Itronix GD2000 Rugged Portable PC

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

If you are in the market for a rugged laptop, check out the GD2000 fully-rugged PC from General Dynamics Itronix. It features a 1.2GHz Intel Ultra Low Voltage Core Solo processor, a highly sensitive GPS and a 5.6-inch daylight-viewable DynaVue (1024 x 600) touchscreen display.

There’s also a hot swappable Lithium-ion battery pack, so you can replace the battery without system interruption. That’s pretty handy all by itself. A MicroDIMM memory expansion slot gives you increased memory space and it has an ergonomically designed keyboard.