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Audio Technica AT-SPB30 2.1ch Active Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2011

Want a speaker that looks sort of like a cheap camera? This is your lucky day. The Audio Technica AT-SPB30 2.1ch active speaker measures 120mm x 250mm x 110mm and offers 47k of impedance and a frequency response of 60Hz – 20,000Hz.

The Audio Technica AT-SPB30 uses four AA batteries, (Just like a cheap camera) which gives it enough power for about 40 hours. It’s available in black or yellow and retails for $142.60.

gScreen Spacebook finally available for pre-order

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2011

Has it really been two years since we last saw the Spacebook that gScreen intended to offer? Sure has. Looks like it is finally available for pre-order and the specs have been upgraded too. You might remember that it features two full 17.3-inch monitors that with 1920 x 1080 resolutions.

The entry level model starts at $2,395, with a Core i5-560M processor, 4GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTS 250M GPU with 1GB of VRAM. The high-end model has a Core i7-740M CPU and 8GB of memory, with the rest of the specs the same for $2,795.

Gresso unveils $30,000 white iPhone 4

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2011

Want a white iPhone 4 with diamonds, crystals and pearls? Gresso has just the thing. This baby has a solid diamond-coated mineral glass backing, three independent Swiss clocks and pearl dials.

You can get the $30k diamond model or the more affordable Swarovski crystal version for $7,000. Only 150 of them will be available so you better hurry and mortgage that house. Anybody want one of these?

Chrome Niko Camera Bag

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Many camera bags lack the necessary room to hold your charger or another battery or anything else inside. It might not make a lot of sense, but that’s just how it is. You have lenses that you need to carry with you as well. Well, the Chrome Niko might be the solution.

It has a side-opening compartment with Velcro dividers so you can customize the layout to fit your camera and your other gear. There is another zippered opening on top, with room for your charger, extra batteries, etc. The bag is made from weather proof 1050 denier nylon with a waterproof 18-ounce tarpaulin liner.

First Sony NEX-7 DSLR image spotted

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Looks like the Sony NEX-7 digital SLR rumors are true. It will mimic the look of an older Konica-Minolta Dimage A2. We know this because a new digital image of the upcoming Sony shooter has been leaked. The image is said to be of a pre-production unit, so some changes will likely happen. A rangefinder similar to that of the Fujifilm X100 can be seen on the image as well.

The camera is expected to get a 24-megapixel sensor from the A77 and a three million-pixel OLED EVF that’s not a hybrid viewfinder. There’s also a Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8 prototype lens has been seen attached to the DSLR in the image, a hot shoe, and flash and image preview buttons, the pop-up flash, manual aperture and shutter speed controls. All the stuff you …

Thanko USB-powered necktie clip cooler

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Wearing a suit and tie in the office can make for a hot day, but with Thanko’s latest offering, you can cool down while wearing your monkey suit. The USB-powered necktie clip cooler is just $35. Sadly it’s only available to those in Japan though.

I guess the rest of us will just have to sweat a bit longer. The device is powered by either USB or a battery. Just clip it to your tie and it will send fresh air your way. This is basically just a computer fan mounted on your tie.

Green-House unveils three USB 3.0 External SSD Drives in Japan

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Green-House has a trio of new external SSDs arriving by the end of the month. Arriving in Japan anyway. These drives come in three sizes, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and you can expect USB 3.0 connectivity along with a 220MB/s read speed and 180MB/s write speed.

Those of you with USB 3.0 ports will feel the need for speed as you transfer files much faster. They cost the equivalent of $339, $503 and $997. Speed kills…the wallet.

Netflix for Nintendo 3DS now streaming

Posted in Netflix by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Right on schedule, this morning Netflix for 3DS owners is now available. The app gives the game system access to the entire catalog as long as you have a streaming-enabled plan. Bookmarking works and lets users resume on the 3DS or even another device.

Obviously videos on Netflix are in 2D. We doubt that Netflix will start adding 3D anytime soon. The app is free to download from the Nintendo eShop. With the new price structure streaming is $8, but costs $16 for those who also want unlimited DVDs as well.

Sony Wall Mounted CMT-CX5 Audio System And iPhone Dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Sony has a new audio system: the Sony CMT-CX5. It’s a wall mounted system that includes an iPhone, iPod dock, CD player and DAB/DAB+/FM radio. Its also has USB connectivity so that you can attach and play audio from an external hard drive, or flash drive.

The CMT-CX5 uses Sony’s Dynamic Sound Generator Xtra (DSGX) technology and will be available in either black or white. It launches next month. Sadly we don’t have any info regarding pricing and availability yet.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Haynes Manual

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

If you just bought a used Millenium Falcon, you probably need to do some repair work, but it didn’t come with the original manual so you have no idea what to do and no Wookie to help you. Fear not. The Millennium Falcon Owners Workshop Manual from Haynes can help.

Now you will be able to find out everything you need to know in order to repair your Millennium Falcon. It features detailed repair plans just like the Haynes manuals that are available for most of the cars on the road today.

Onda Vi30 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Onda’s latest tablet in their line of Android tablets is the Vi30. This tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz RK2918 Cortex-A8 processor, with an 8.0-inch 1024 x 768 capacitive touchscreen display, 512MB DDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Other features include a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1080p Full HD video playback support, 3G, WiFi, OTG function, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headset jack, an HDMI port and Android 2.3 is running it all. The Onda V130 is available now for 1,499 Yuan (about $232).

Sony HD-PG5 500GB External Hard Drive

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Hard to believe, but Sony has introduced its first external hard drive, the HD-PG5. This storage device delivers 500GB of storage on a 2.5-inch disk and allows users to connect devices via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0.

The device also allows you to record HD content directly from your Bravia TV. The Sony HD-PG5 500GB external hard drive should be shipping in the UK, France and Germany later this month. Hopefully it will reach us soon as well.

Sony BDZ-AT350S And BDZ-AT750W Blu-Ray Recorders

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Sony is set to release a pair of new Blu-ray recorders: the BDZ-AT350S and BDZ-AT750W. These entry-level Blu-ray players feature the company’s CREAS 4 Image engine processor which produces a sharper HD video quality, 500GB of internal storage and 3D video support.

The BDZ-AT350S sports a single Digital TV tuner, while the BDZ-AT750W comes with a couple of digital TV tuners. The Sony BDZ-AT350S and BDZ-AT750W will hit Japan next month for 65,000 Yen($822) and 85,000 Yen($1,075).

Singbox SV-606 MP3 players

Posted in MP3 by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

The Singbox SV-606 MP3 players have a unique design that looks like some kind of futuristic deodorant package or woman’s accessory. Maybe an energy drink. They are 3 inches tall and support all of the leading file formats and there is also microSD expansion.

The Singbox SV-606 comes in several fashionable colors. They are available right now in Korea if you want an MP3 player that is completely different than anything else.

Captain America Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2011

Are you ready for the new Captain America movie? Well, you better start getting some of that merchandise. Coloud, makers of audio accessories, has just unveiled these Captain America themed headphones in honor of the movie.

They feature printed 3D rubber patches, an adjustable headband and a regular 3.5mm jack. They also offer Iron Man, Wolverine, and Punisher headphones if Captain America is not your favorite. They cost just $40 and look awesome.