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Cideko Air Keyboard Chatting Device

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Cideko has unveiled the Air Keyboard Chatting device, a combo compact wireless keyboard, gyro mouse, earphones and a microphone. This device allows you to chat with your friends, change channels on your TV, even operate a PC from a different room. Pretty handy.

This lightweight Air Keyboard Chatting has a working range of up to 30-meters and delivers 3D motion sensing by waving it in the air. The Lithium-ion rechargeable battery is good for up to 10-hours. It will cost you $99.99.

Capcom Announces Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

I can’t believe that Resident Evil is 15 years old. Time flies when you’re killing zombies. To commemorate the 15th anniversary, Capcom has announced the Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box for the Japanese market.

The set includes: Resident Evil Directors Cut (PS1), Resident Evil 2 (PS1), Resident Evil 3 (PS1), Resident Evil Revival Selection (PS3), Resident Evil 4 soundtrack, Resident Evil Code: Veronica soundtrack, special Resident Evil pin and sticker set plus original Resident Evil 5 spacer.

Microsoft to Release Limited Edition Star Wars 360 Console with Kinect

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Here’s something that Star wars fans will love. It looks like Microsoft is prepping a limited edition R2-D2 Xbox 360 console with Kinect sensor that will launch with the forthcoming Kinect Star Wars.

The machine will likely not be droid shaped, but it will be in a blue and white paint job as well as the Kinect sensor itself. You are going to want to trade in your old XBox for this one for sure.

Acoustic Lab Zeta 2.0 speaker set

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Dutch designer Christian M Andersen has designed a set of high-end performance speakers called the Acoustic Lab Zeta 2.0 speaker range. The range pairs good looks with high functionality. The shape helps to enhance the sound and it has a linear sound spectrum, which will provide clear sounds.

They can easily be placed on the wall or any other surface with the help of additional wall brackets. These speakers have a frequency range of 110 to 20.000 Hz, while the amplifier works in a range of 20 to 20.000 Hz.

Pioneer Offers A Pair Of Computer Speakers

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Pioneer making speakers? Yep. The outfit has introduced a 2.0 system (the S-MM301 for $49) and a 2.1 system (the S-MM751RU for $129). The S-MM301 features triple-coil drivers, USB connectivity, metal grilles, built-in controls and a compact design that is good for travel. The S-MM751RU adds a dedicated subwoofer and more power.

The S-MM751RU comes with a remote that allows users to control the volume and play/pause/rewind/forward, you know the drill. It uses Maxx Bass Dynamic Sound technology. The system is rated to handle a total of 40 watts (20 watt subwoofer, 10 watts for each satellite).

Pantech Pursuit II coming to AT&T

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

The Pantech Pursuit II will arrive on AT&T on July 17th, for just $49.99 with a two-year contract. Just look at the design. It’s the old, you get what you pay for situation. This Brew Mobile Platform-based handset will feature a 2.8″ touchscreen display, and a vertical sliding keyboard to make those emails and text messages easier.

There’s also a 2-megapixel camera and it will come in pink or green. Good phone for those who are new to the whole phone thing. The rest of us can look elsewhere.

Element5 Mini L Solarbag for your iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

You can get yourself a plain old bag for your iPad, or you can get one that will help the Earth. If you like the latter choice, Element5′s Mini L Solarbag will fit your iPad nicely and you can have a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you are helping the Earth.

There isn’t any information about charging time, but if you want to take a chance on this one it will cost you 348 Swiss Francs (about $412).

Samsung S27A950D 27-Inch 3D LCD Monitor

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2011

Samsung has just released a stylish new 3D LCD monitor, the S27A950D, for the European market. This 27 inch monitor features a 120Hz panel, it is LED-backlit and provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Other features include 300 cd/m2 brightness, a 2ms response time, and comes with a pair of active 3D glasses. There’s also a built-in IR emitter for synching with the 3D glasses, dual-DVI, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. The S27A950D is available for pre-order in Europe for about $812.

Samsung i727 spotted

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2011

Some photos of the AT&T-bound Samsung SGH-i727 have surfaced. This is 80% of it. The rest of the phone had to be reconstructed with Photoshop. That’s why the perspective is off.

This phone has its Wi-Fi certification, but isn’t yet in the Bluetooth or FCC databases, so the i727 is probably still a few months from launching. It’s expected to be a mid-range handset when released. When we hear more we will let you know.

LG Optimus 3D records 1080p video at 30fps

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2011

I guess now we know why the Optimus 3D launch was delayed. Engineers were busy with some last-minute improvements to this 3D smartphone camera. Looks like the LG Optimus 3D actually records 1080p videos at 30 fps instead of 24 fps.

LG didn’t even brag about this for some unknown reason. And they like to brag. They just updated it and released it, quietly confident that word of this achievement would spread. Maybe they are not done messing with it and will announce something when they finish.

Code reveals Facebook working on a music service named Vibes

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

This is interesting. The Skype install code points toward a music application called Vibes. This piece of code all but confirms it. Facebook will be launching a new application called Vibes. As in good vibes. It connects with a music download dialog in the page, apparently.

This news coincides with Spotify’s announcement that it is launching in the US. And a Spotify-Facebook partnership has been rumored. The “Vibes” name makes sense too: The Skype deal was called “Peeps”. I think we can safely expect a launch by the end of summer. This will be interesting to watch.

Apple iPad HD with pro apps rumored

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

The latest iPhone rumor has Apple not only building a Retina Display-grade iPad, but that this will be an entirely new model. The new version would have a 2048×1536 screen and get an “iPad HD” name. The device is described as a pro complement and would even get pro creative apps, which could include equivalents to Aperture or Final Cut Pro.

Take this with the usual grain of salt, but it is possible. Too soon to know anything for sure. When we know more, so will you.

MSI WindPad 110w tablet up for pre-order

Posted in MSI by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

MSI has just made its WindPad 110w available for pre-order for $599.99. For that price, you get a 10-inch screen (1280 x 800), 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 32GB solid state drive, a pair of full-size USB ports, a mini-HDMI port, Windows 7 and AMD’s Brazos processor.

Will you be getting one? Still undecided? It ships on August 1st. Let us know in the comments below, but if you are getting it, head on over to Amazon and get in line.

Adapter Lets You Use Any DSLR Lens With Your iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Seems too good to be true, but a new adapter now allows you to use any DSLR lens from either Nikon or Canon with your iPhone. Any DSLR lens can be attached to your iPhone: Telephoto, wide angle, macro, etc which allows for custom control over the depth of field and manual focus.

It comes with two loopholes on each end of the case to tie on a camera strap. Pretty neat even if it looks weird using this. It’s just $190 for either the Nikon or Canon version.

LG M2380D-PM 23-inch LCD Monitor

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

If you’re looking for a monitor that is not too big and not too small, LG will launch the M2380D-PM LCD monitor in Japan. This 23-inch LCD display comes with a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

It also boasts 250cd/m2 brightness, a 5ms response time and 170/160 degree viewing angles. The LG M2380D-PM will launch in mid-July 2011 for $380.