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New Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Coming Soon With Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Samsung has announced two new tablets in the Galaxy Tab range, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but what about the original Samsung Galaxy Tab with its 7 inch display? There were rumors that Samsung would release a second generation version and now according to HDBlog, Samsung will be releasing it later this year.

According to them the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 will have a 7 inch WSCGA IPS LCD display, and a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb. It will be able to make voice calls and send SMS message like the original Galaxy Tab as well.

Game Boy iPhone 4 Case

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

This iPhone 4 case is one of the neatest Gameboy cases for the phone that we’ve seen yet. The Game Boy iPhone 4 case comes in several colors including yellow, orange, white, black, red and blue. This case hasn’t been officially licensed by Nintendo of course.

They are available for $8.90 each. Better grab one before Nintendo puts it’s foot down over this one. It’s one of the most realistic cases we’ve seen.

miScroll Android Tablet From Storage Options

Posted in Android by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Storage Options has launched the miScroll, the latest in their Scroll tablet range. It’s designed for the youth market and can be personalized with interchangeable colorful covers. It sports a 7” 800 x 480, 16:9 resistive touchscreen, runs Android 2.3 and is powered by a 1GHz ARM11 processor supported by 256MB DDR.

It also features a built in 4GB MicroSD card expandable up to 32GB and a 0.3 megapixel camera on the front for video calling, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and a mini HDMI socket. The built in rechargeable battery will deliver four hours of useful life.

ScreenDeck adds a top shelf to your flat-panel TV

Posted in HDTV by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

Remember in the old days when you could actually store items on top of your TV? Well, those days are back thanks to ScreenDeck, which will allow you to add a shelf to the top of your LCD or plasma.

This is a disaster waiting to happen for some people. People who will put their drinks on it, or plants, which they will then over-water, but hey it makes life interesting. ScreenDeck comes in three different versions for TVs ranging in size from 30 inches to larger than 50 inches with prices starting at $39.99 and going up to $59.99.

Turn Your iPhone Into An Air Guitar

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

Air guitar, the best instrument for those who are musically disinclined. We’ve all done it at least once. Now a Kickstarter project wants to turn your iPhone into an air guitar, with the Air Guitar Move, if they can raise $25,000 in the next 25 days.

It’s basically a motion sensing pick attached to the dock connector that works with an app. We don’t have a ton of details about how it all works, but we like the idea.

Wood Retro TV iPad Dock

Posted in iPad accessories by Reuben Drake on June 15th, 2011

The iPad is so…21st century. But maybe you are longing for the good old days of retro TV. Well, don’t worry, this gadget marries both. The wooden retro TV iPad dock is designed to look like a retro television in the good old days of the black and white.

It’s handmade to order so it will fit either your iPad or iPad 2. It will cost you $60. Then all you need to do is get some vintage programs and sit back and watch.

Sony Outs Two New Portable DVD Players In Japan

Posted in Sony by Reuben Drake on June 14th, 2011

Sony is launching a pair of new portable DVD players in Japan. The 9-inch DVP-FX970 and 7-inch DVP-FX750 both feature a 12Bit 108MHz Video D/A converter and 96kHz 24Bit Audio D/A converter. Both also support MP3 and JPEG files, which are stored on CD.

The Sony DVP-FX970 also has a 180 degree swivel display. The Sony DVP-FX970 and DVP-FX750 will be launched in July for 30,000 ($374) and 20,000 Yen ($248).

SpongeBob crystallized Swarovski iPad case

Posted in iPad accessories by Reuben Drake on June 14th, 2011

Oh hell no! They have combined two things that I hate on this iPad case, Spongebob and Swarovski crystals. Well, if you happen to be a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants and/or gaudy shiny overpriced glass, this is the perfect iPad case for you.

It’s made from crystallized Swarovski, adding some bling to the cartoon character. It comes with a month’s warranty, cleaning cloth and phone strap. This SpongeBob crystallized Swarovski iPad case is available for $409.

Unlocked iPhone 4 available for $649 in US

Posted in iPhone by Reuben Drake on June 14th, 2011

Looks like the unlocked iPhone 4 slipped out a day early. In fact it is now available through the Apple Store and is a GSM model only. You can buy the 16GB version for $649.00, while the 32GB version is $749.00.

This is great news since people have been wanting Apple to offer the phone unlocked for some time now. Globally, this is one of the cheaper unlocked iPhones. So, who is going to buy one? Show of hands.

iFixit CEO strips a Sony Bloggie 3D

Posted in Camcorders by Reuben Drake on June 14th, 2011

Sony got iFixit.com CEO Kyle Wiens to do a teardown of the new Bloggie 3D mini camcorder. While this one is a bit on the boring side, you still get an eyeful of all the bits and pieces that make up the pocket 3D video camera.

It is mostly just all the parts laid out and some close-ups of them. It basically amounts to a clever marketing video on Sony’s part with the help of ifixit. Have a look at the link below and you’ll see what I mean.

Silicon Power Diamond D10 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

Posted in Storage by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

Silicon Power has a new line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives called the Diamond D10. The ones above look pretty shiny. They are available in 500GB, 640GB, 750GB and 1TB sizes.

They are functional and stylish. The 2.5-inch hard drives come with a classic checkered design, a USB 3.0/2.0 interface and come bundled with a carrying bag. We don’t have any info on pricing or a release date yet though. When we know, we will let you know.

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset and Mouse

Posted in gaming accessories by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

SteelSeries has just unveiled the Diablo III mouse, headset and mousepads. The Diablo III headset features the same retractable microphone, overhead suspension design and 50mm drivers as the Siberia V2, but it has a few design tweaks thrown in.

The Diablo III headset is priced up at $119.99 and comes with a matte-black finish, in-line volume and mute controls, a braided cord and some neat ‘demon red’ illuminations thanks to 18 LED lights. The Diablo III mouse features 7 ergonomically positioned buttons, a laser sensor with up to 5,000 CPI and also has the ‘demon red’ illuminations. If you want you can also remap the seven buttons. Just $69.99.

Spider Holsters Let You Carry Multiple Cameras

Posted in Cameras by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

Spider Holsters allow you to carry your SLR somewhere other than your neck. Now they’ve expanded their line into a new dual camera system, so you can strap two cameras around yourself. The DualCam system will cost $235 for a complete kit to attach two SLRs.

Great for those who prefer to carry a few cameras instead of multiple lenses. If you’re only carrying one camera, you can remove one of the pads, and travel a bit lighter. Spider also sells a conversion kit, for those who already have the single-camera edition. For $120, you get what you need to add a second pad to your existing holster.

Samsung and Acer Chromebooks available for pre-order at Best Buy and Amazon

Posted in Notebooks by Reuben Drake on June 9th, 2011

If you want a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook you are in luck. You can get your order in at Best Buy and Amazon. Samsung’s Chromebook is available in white and silver starting at $430. They also have Acer’s Chrome OS-based notebook, the Acer Cromia, which starts at $380 for the WiFi-only model.

There is no ship date revealed by either retailer yet, but Google previously stated that they will be arriving on June 15th.

Samsung Launches ‘Smart View’ App

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 8th, 2011

Samsung has just released the Smart View app for the Samsung Galaxy S II which allows users to stream images and videos from their TVs onto their phone. So now you can watch what you want anywhere. In bed, outside even in the bathroom if you so desire.

It works with the Samsung Smart TV transmitting the data over WiFi, while the phone uses the app to receive the video. You can also make use of any Smart TV apps that have been installed on the TV for added functionality on your Galaxy S II phone. The Samsung Smart View is available on the Android Market for the Samsung Smart TV D7000, D8000, and D9500 series. Right now the Samsung Galaxy S II is the only phone that supports it, but Samsung is planning to release it for the Galaxy player (YP-GB70) in July, the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab later this year.