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iHome SD63 Retro-Style Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

iHome has released the new SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo headphones. These boast an on-ear design and feature a pair of 40mm neodymium drivers, an adjustable headband, air-cushioned ear pads for added comfort, a six-foot coiled cord, chrome accents, and Soundesign branding.

You also get a rotary volume control on one of the two swiveling ear cups. The iHome SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo headphones are priced at $49.99 and we love the retro style.

Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

Iomega has released the new Mac Companion Hard Drive, which is available in 2TB or 3TB storage capacities. It features a 2.1 Amp USB charging port designed specifically for charging your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and uses a fast 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box.

The device fits perfectly on the base of your Apple iMac or your monitor. It also boasts two FireWire 800 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a two-port integrated USB 2.0 hub that lets you connect multiple devices. The 2TB model is priced at $195. The 3TB model is $295.

LG Revolution To Get Bugfix Update

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

LG Revolution users on Verizon LTE are about to get a new OTA update for their smartphones very soon. Not Gingerbread on the Revolution just yet, but VS910ZV6 has new apps, updates, and bugfixes in the meantime.

Verizon will provide you with its latest VCAST media apps, as well as provide updates for some of the pre-installed titles on the Revolution. None of the bugfixes address any serious problems with the phone itself, but they’ll make sure that it works the way you expect it to, with proper call notifications when in vibrate mode, auto-correct not turning on by default, album art displaying correctly etc.

iPad 2 Game Boy case

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

The iPad 2 is one of the most beloved gadgets, so is the original gameboy. Put them together and you have something ultra awesome. This iPad 2 Game Boy case is one of the coolest cases we’ve seen. And we’ve seen plenty.

No release date yet and since Nintendo likes to go after Gameboy imitators, this may not be offered for long. We will have to wait and see what happens.

Best Buy offering free Nexus S for one day

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

Have you been on the fence about getting a Nexus S? Well, Best Buy has announced that starting last night (August 2nd) at midnight it will begin offering the Google Nexus S for free. You’ll still have to have a two-year agreement with AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile, but it beats full price.

Better hurry because if you wait a day later the price will jump back up. We imagine Best Buy will be very busy today with this news.

Motorola Droid Bionic specs revealed

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

We know that you can’t wait to get yourself a Droid Bionic and you’ve no doubt been wondering about the specs. Well, they are on Motorola’s developer site. It features a TI OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core CPU bundled with 1GB RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD display with 960 x 540 resolution, HDMI 1.4, 8 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera.

Other specs include 1080p HD video capture, webtop capabilities, and LTE radio. No GSM / EDGE of course. At least now we know some more of what it’s offering.

Calling from Gmail now in 38 languages, with lower rates

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

If you like to make calls from Gmail, then here’s some good news. The service will now support over 38 different languages, and Google has also lowered the call rates to more than 150 destinations.

The rates have been cut quite a bit. For example, you can make calls to a landline in France for $0.02/min, while it will only cost you $0.10/min to call a mobile phone in UK and chat up your British friends. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed within those countries will continue to be free for the rest of 2011. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed from outside these countries will be charged $0.01 per minute. That’s a bargain.

Samsung helps you upgrade to SSD drives

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

Upgrading your hard disk is a pain, you have to backup, transfer files, and reinstall all your programs. Samsung to the rescue! Samsung will be including a full version of Norton Ghost 15 with their new SSD drives, which allows users to safely and quickly migrate their existing system data to another hard disk.

This allows users to skip the whole process of having to reinstall their OS. Plus with SSD you get increased speeds, less energy consumption and a longer lifespan. All good reasons to upgrade.

iPhone 5 could be a bigger upgrade than expected

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

The iPhone upgrade coming this fall “could be a bigger upgrade than we expected,” according to Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu. The analyst cites Apple’s supply chain, which indicates that the new model will feature a display “slightly larger” than the 3.5-inch size Apple has used since the first iPhone. That would be great news.

He says that the phone should “retain a similar form factor and size but with thinner bezel,”. The info suggests a 2011 iPhone will in all likelihood forego 4G (LTE). And problems are said to remain with battery life and “spotty” network coverage. Of course Apple is good at tackling problems like this.

Incubot 2GB USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Like most disasters, the tsunami and earthquake have faded from the headlines and so faded from people’s thoughts. Just because it isn’t the top headline doesn’t mean those folks are just fine now. They still need aid.

Incubot, in conjunction with World Events Productions and CustomUSB, have created a line of Japan Relief custom 2G USB drives. These are limited edition, fully licensed, and in colors that honor the japanese flag. The best part is that 100% of profits go to Japanese Red Cross Society and to Safecast radiation monitoring efforts.

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB 3.0 hard drives in blue and pink

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Is your storage lacking pretty colors? If so, why not spice things up with these Store ‘n’ Go drives. They are pretty standard 500GB HDDs, but they come in Caribbean blue and hot pink. So why not color coordinate your gear.

The drives sport USB 3.0 and come loaded with Nero BackItUp software. They retail for $100 from Verbatim’s site if you want a splash of color and you have to have it now.

ViewSonic reveals 24-inch V3D245 3D monitor

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

Haven’t gone 3D yet. You are far from the only one. But if you want to get your 3D on, ViewSonic is offering this 24-inch V3D245 monitor. It features a 1080p LED-backlit panel, an NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter and a pair of 3D Vision glasses.

Other features include a 120Hz refresh rate, two millisecond response time, HDMI 1.4 socket and 300 nits of brightness. There’s also a three-year limited warranty. It will cost you $499 later this month.

7-inch Vinci Tablet for kids now up for pre-order

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

At last, a tablet that will gladly soak up your kid’s drool and take the appropriate beating as it is thrown around. It was first seen back at CES in January: a 7-inch tablet for kids. Back then it was actually a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a kid friendly casing.

Looks like they have figured it all out and you can now preorder it. There are two models, one priced at $389, another at $479. The differences are a 6-hour battery, compared to 3 hours on the lower priced model, and it includes more pre-loaded learning content.

Hexagons LED Watch Concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

This stunning watch design comes from designer Samuel Jerichow and is called the Hexagons LED watch concept. The watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form shapes that display the time.

The hours are displayed in green, while minutes are in cyan. Users can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. This one is nice and stylish and hopefully it goes into production one day soon. It stands out from the crowd.

Asus Eee Slider 32GB coming

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

The Eee Slider has many people drooling over it’s sleek lines and specs and there’s news that a 32GB model of the Asus Eee Slider will be coming our way soon, but that also means that they will ditch the 16GB model. Folks in Europe will be able to get the 32GB model for €499, we just don’t know when.

We also have no info on what the delay is about, but it is likely a software issue. There is a 3G version coming in 2012 as well.