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AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV Media Player

Posted in Media Players by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Looking for a new media player? AMEX Digital has unveiled the MP-G7 Media Gate Android TV media player. This device is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex processor and will deliver full HD video output over HDMI. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 also supports USB devices, like a keyboard and a mouse of course.

Some other specs include a 2.5-inch hard drive, an SD memory card slot, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. The AMEX Digital MP-G7 Android TV media player will cost you about $200.

R2-D2 Lunch Kit

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Most adults don’t really carry lunchboxes, but as lunchboxes get cooler, you will see more of them packing a lunch since we are all geeks at heart. This R2-D2 lunch kit is pretty cool. Adults and kids alike will want to carry this one around.

It’s only $14.99 and measures 5¾” W x 5½” D x 11¼” H and even has integrated sounds and LED light effects. That beats the Lunchbox I had as a kid. The noise that this one makes will likely get your kid in trouble.

Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt display with FaceTime HD camera and built-in speakers

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Apple’s new Thunderbolt display is a 27-inch model with a 2560 x 1440 resolution 16:9 IPS display. It packs in Apple’s new connectors, an integrated 2.1 speaker system, and a Firewire 800 slot. If that isn’t enough, there’s also a built-in FaceTime HD camera and Mic, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports and MagSafe charging for your MacBook.

The DisplayPort hookup can daisy chain up to six high speed devices. It will cost $999. Just when Apple fans had some money in the bank, they now have something more to buy.

Google Launches Google+ iPhone App

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

Google’s new social network, Google+ is already off to a good start with more than 10 million users announced as of last week. That number is only going to grow. There’s a Google+ Android app of course and now Google has released an iPhone app.

The Google+ iPhone app will play nice with the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4, and it works in a similar way to the Android version. The Google+ iPhone app is available as a free download right now from the iOS App store.

Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

We’re all eagerly awaiting the release of the new Batman game Arkham City on October 21st. Hardcore fans will want this collectors edition which includes a whole bunch of special extras, like a custom Batman statue, collectible art book, early DLC access, the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack, the DC Universe animated original movie Batman: Gotham Knight and four collectible cards.

There’s also the game of course, which looks awesome and is sure to provide many hours of play. It will be available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2011.

Sony DRX-S90U Portable DVD Burner Now Available In The U.S.

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

Sony Optiarc America has announced the DRX-S90U dual USB bus-powered external DVD burner for the U.S. It can burn dual-layer DVD+R at 8x speeds, regular DVD+R and RW media at 6x and CD-R and RW at 24x speeds.

Just be aware that it requires two USB 2.0 ports to power the burning speeds. The device is compatible with both Windows (XP or higher) and Mac operating systems. You also get the Nero 10 CD/DVD burning application with your purchase. The Sony DRX-S90U slim portable DVD/CD writer is $69.99.

Procella P15 Long-throw 15-inch Subwoofer

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

Procella Audio has launched the P15 long-throw 15-inch subwoofer for your large home cinemas, commercial cinemas and larger rooms in general which are up to 3,000 cubic feet. This active subwoofer features dual 15-inch drivers, individually powered by 350-watt amplifiers and 28bit/56 bit ADI Sigma DSP controls.

The device produces a frequency response below 22Hz with a maximum output of 125dB at 50Hz. So how much to bring it home? The new Procella P15 long-throw 15-inch subwoofer is a hefty $6,000.

OnStar FMV available at Best Buy July 24th

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

The OnStar FMV will allow you to put the technology in any automobile. Some of the features include automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation and hands-free calling. It will sell for $299.99 and you can tack on a $75 installation charge and $18.95 per month subscription.

The device will hit Best Buy shelves starting July 24th and is available for pre-order now. Before you get one just make sure that your car is on the compatible list first.

Acer reveals Aspire 5755 multimedia laptop

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

Acer’s latest laptop, the Aspire 5755, is for multimedia lovers who are on the go. It features Intel Core chips (with the i7-2820QM available in the premium configurations), and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics with Nvidia’s Optimus tech.

Other features include 8GB of DDR3 memory, as much as 1TB of storage, and a 15.6 inch Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 1366×768. There’s also built Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) tech and an HDMI-output option.

CNN now streaming 24 hours of news online and on your iPhone

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

News Junkies will love this news. CNN is finally returning to streaming and is offering live feeds of CNN and HLN, online and through iOS apps. Sounds great right?

It does, but you’ll need to have a pay TV subscription through AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink or Verizon to access those streams. Nothing for Android users right now however, but we imagine they will take care of that soon.

Motorola Titanium coming to Sprint July 24th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

The Motorola Titanium was officially announced by Sprint back in May. Of course no pricing or availability dates were known at that time, but as always the info comes in it’s own good time. That time is now. Sprint has announced that the 810G military-spec Eclair smartphone will hit store shelves on July 24th.

The price is $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate. This is a good one for folks who are rather tough on their phones, while others might want to put their money elsewhere and go with something else.

Droid 3 torn apart by iFixit

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

If you are in love with the Droid 3, you may want to cover your eyes. The Droid 3 has now officially gotten it’s own teardown thanks to the folks at iFixit. As you know they love a good gadget autopsy and are not afraid to show you all of the gory details.

Some of the interesting findings include a SIM card and a bunch of hidden screws. You can hit up the link here to check out all of the details.

Logitech Wireless Keyboard Touch K400

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

Logitech is set to release it’s latest compact wireless keyboard, the Touch K400. This good looking keyboard is powered by 2 AA batteries and features a 2.4GHz radio frequency that will let it work from up to 10 meters.

Other features include a built-in 3.5-inch touchpad, left/right mouse buttons, a tiny USB receiver that can be stowed away on the back of the body and it supports Windows 7, Vista and XP. The Logitech Wireless Keyboard Touch K400 will go on sale on July 29th for 4,480 Yen (or about $57).

Ingenium 2.3 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

Still looking for a new Android tablet? The newly launched Ingenium 2.3 from Chinavasion may be for you. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz Telechips TCC8803 Cortex processor and has a 7.0-inch 800 x 480 capacitive, multi-touch display.

Other features include: 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera, a G-sensor, 3G support (w/ plugin USB dongle), WiFi, a mini USB 2.0 OTG port, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headset jack, 2x 1W built-in speakers, a 4200mAh battery and Android 2.3. The is just $192.40.

OMA Monarch Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2011

When your speakers look like beautiful butterflies, your sound will fly to new heights. Oswald’s Mill Audio has released just that in a new two-way speaker. The OMA Monarch Speaker System is two 15-inch woofers in a unique enclosure that deliver outstanding bass even when using the smallest of tube amplifiers.

The wings work. They actually help to load the woofers to deliver better sound. The Monarch is available in several wood types and finishes, but there is no word on pricing yet.