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Keyspan Shipping TuneView Remote Control for Apple iPod

Posted in Accessories,iPod by Quagmire on December 12th, 2006

Keyspan TuneviewKeyspan has announced it has started shipping the TuneView for iPod. The TuneView is a 2-way RF remote control with a color LCD screen that lets you browse and fully control your Apple iPod.

The TuneView system consists of a 2-way RF remote with color LCD screen, a universal iPod dock, a USB power adapter, audio and USB cables, and various dock inserts. In addition to controlling your iPod the system will allow you to :

Connect an iPod to a stereo or powered speakers using the audio line out jack.
Connect an iPod to a TV using the S-Video jack.
Charge an iPod from an AC outlet using the USB Power Adapter.
Sync an iPod with iTunes running on a PC or Mac with the TuneView Dock.

Certainly there are other iPod remotes on the market, but the color LCD screen on the TuneView is a nice touch …

GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 ExpressCard Wireless Data Card by Option

Posted in Accessories by Paul Patterson on December 11th, 2006

Option Globetrotter Express 7.2The GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 is a new wireless data card from Belgian wireless technology company Option. The GlobeTrotter is a multi-band, multi-technology receiver and the first slimline ExpressCard design (34 mm width) from Option. Scanning networks for HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS, the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 will keep you on the fastest possible connection in nearly every country worldwide.

The card features dual-antennae Advanced Receiver Technology to sustain faster and more stable connections in larger coverage areas. The card will work with HSDPA 3.6Mbps networks and can be boosted to 7.2 Mbps HSDPA networks with a firmware upgrade. Backward compatibility ensures HSDPA connections at lower rates of 3.6 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps and UMTS connections up to 384 Kbps.

Option is currently sampling the GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 with initial shipments to primary network operators scheduled for January 2007.

GlobeTrotter EXPRESS 7.2 [Option]

Belkin Accessories for Zune

Posted in Accessories,Belkin,Zune by Quagmire on December 10th, 2006

Belkin Zune AccessoriesBelkin has announced the availability of some new accessories for the Zune digital media player. The accessories include an FM transmitter, backup battery pack, and a variety of different cases. The accessories take full advantage of the Zune player’s landscape viewing mode to give you hands-free viewing of your Zune.

The TuneBase FM Transmitter for Zune ($79.99) features a built-in FM transmitter with three programmable memory presets. The transmitter allows you to wirelessly connect to your car stereo on FM channels 88.1 MHz – 107.9MHz. The transmitter includes an LCD display with backlight that displays FM frequency and memory selection. The TuneBase will also position the Zune in either portrait or landscape mode.

The TunePower for Zune ($59.99) is a battery pack that extends the playtime of your Zune by up to 6 hours. The fold-out kickstand gives you hands-free viewing and the protective-case design prevents …

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth VoIP HBV-100 Headset Kit

Posted in Accessories,Sony Ericsson,VoIP by Quagmire on December 8th, 2006

Sony Ericsson HBV-100Bluetooth headsets are no longer just for cell phones. Sony Ericsson has announced the release of the Bluetooth VoIP HBV-100 Headset kit. The Bluetooth VoIP kit allows you to make handsfree VoIP calls with your PC.

The kit consists of a Bluetooth headset, a Bluetooth USB Adaptor, and a standard charger. The USB Adaptor plugs into your PC (running Windows XP) and requires no complicated installation or configuration to work with most internet telephony software. Once installed, the adapter connects with the HBH-PV705 headset to allow you to communicate wirelessly.

The headset requires the Windows XP operating system. Headset talk time with Bluetooth phone is up to 12 hrs with standby time up to 300 hrs.

The Bluetooth VoIP kit HBV-100 is expected to be available in late December 2006.

Press Release [Sony Ericsson]

Pyramat Wireless Sound Rocker

Posted in Accessories,Home by Paul Patterson on December 6th, 2006

Pyramat S2500wThe Pyramat Wireless Sound Rocker is the perfect chair for those gamers needing a little more intimacy from their video games, movies, and music. The sound rocker chairs feature speakers that help fully immerse you into your favorite media. With booming bass and clear sound, you will hear every footstep, and feel every explosion, punch or gunshot.

The S2500w (pictured) utilizes a FM wireless transmitter to beam sound wirelessly up to 20 feet. A 5.5 inch subwoofer in the back of the rocker puts out 30w of bass that sends vibrations right through you. The chair also includes two full range ARX high performance speakers to create a personal surround sound effect.

The ARX hi-fi performance sound system works with all your portable devices including iPODs, MP3 players, PSP and Nintendo DS. The sound rocker can work with more than just games though; try it out …

Belkin Cable-Free Ultra-Wideband USB Hub

Posted in Accessories,Belkin by Paul Patterson on December 5th, 2006

Belkin USB HubBelkin recently announced that their Cable-Free USB Hub will be available for purchase starting in mid-December. According to Belkin, the hub is the first Ultra-Wideband (UWB) product on the U.S. market.

Utilizing Freescale’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, the Belkin Cable-Free USB Hub gives you wireless connectivity to your USB devices. UWB solutions promise to provide higher data transfer rates, low cost, low power consumption, and less interference.

The Hub is positioned to give PC users with many multimedia-centric products the freedom to place their USB devices anywhere in the room without running long cables. The hub connects up to 4 high or low-speed USB devices from up to 30 ft. away.

The package includes a CableFree USB 4-port Hub, a USB Dongle that you connect to your computer, a Dongle stand for better wireless reception, and a power adapter. You can expect transfer rates of up to …

HotSeat Surround Sound Video and Gaming Chassis

Posted in Accessories by Quagmire on December 3rd, 2006

Hotseat Flight SimThe HotSeat Video Gaming Chassis is about as close as many of us will ever come to a real cockpit. Fully capable for pilot training and upgrade training, the HotSeat Flight Sim is a complete gaming chair that works with many different gaming platforms. You just supply the flight controls, monitor, and PC, or allow HotSeat Chassis Inc. supply it for you.

The HotSeat chassis is made from welded steel tubing and high-grade aluminums that will stand up to the most extreme gaming conditions. The adjustable sliding seat accommodates gamers from 3′ tall up to 6’6″ and folds into a clamshell for easy storage and transport. The chassis includes a durable, welded steel pedal mounting system that will firmly hold your pedals in a lifelike driving position.

Multimedia features on the HotSeat include a 6-speaker Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound system with a powered subwoofer …

3Dconnexion adds SpaceNavigator to Line of 3D Navigation Devices

Posted in Accessories,Logitech by Paul Patterson on November 28th, 2006

SpaceNavigator3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced the addition of SpaceNavigator and SpaceExplorer to its line of 3D navigation devices.

SpaceNavigator is an entry-level 3D navigation device designed for students and enthusiasts looking to take advantage of 3Dconnexion’s support of more than 100 of today’s 3D applications such as Google Earth and Google SketchUp.

The SpaceNavigator support of Google Earth allows you to instantly circumnavigate the globe, hover or move up and down like a helicopter, or fly through cities and canyons with precise control. SpaceNavigator also supports Google SketchUp which allows you to model nearly anything such as buildings, appliances, cars, or even people in 3D.

SpaceNavigator features two programmable buttons that allow you to perform common actions quickly. The device recognizes each new application and adapts the behavior of the control cap and button assignments automatically to free you from the repetitious steps.

All 3Dconnexion devices feature …

CellStik Backs Up your Mobile Phone Contacts

Posted in Accessories,Storage by Quagmire on November 25th, 2006

CellstikThe CellStik is a small USB device that allows you to backup, enter, edit and transfer contacts to and from your cell phone. This little device could come in handy should you lose your cell phone and all your critical phone numbers with it.

CellStik comes with the CellStik Central PC application which is where you add, delete, and edit your cell phone contacts using your full-sized PC keyboard. This will save you the hassle of entering in all your names and numbers using the keypad on your cell phone.

The current version of CellStik is strictly for backing up and transferring your cell phone contacts and does not work with photos, ringtones, games, or calendars.

CellStik [Spark Technology]

Solio Portable Solar Power Charger

Posted in Accessories,Outdoors by Paul Patterson on November 18th, 2006

SolioSolio is a handy universal power charger that is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products from smart phones and MP3 players, to digital cameras, game players, and GPS devices.

Solio can take a charge from either the wall socket or the Sun and store this energy within the Solio’s internal battery. The internal battery takes 8-10 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge and can store enough power to charge a typical cell phone or an iPod Nano at least two times. The fan-blade design allows it to achieve maximum surface area for sunlight, yet fold up to conserve space when packed.

Solio lets you travel light and limit your need to carry around multiple chargers for all of your gadgets. The Solio power charger is environmentally friendly and a real lifesaver when you find yourself in those tight situations where you …

Cigarette Lighter / Beverage Holder Drive Bay

Posted in Accessories by Chetz on October 4th, 2006

ThermalTake X-Ray Cigarette Adapter and Beverage Holder For your PC

OK, how cool is this?

Well… I guess smoking might not be considered so cool, and maybe drinks aren’t the best thing to be setting on your PC, but if you are going to be smoking and drinking at your desk anyway, then “How cool is this!!”.

This is the Thermaltake X-Ray Cigarette lighter adapter and beverage holder. It fits into your 5.25″ drive bay and runs off of the power adapters in your PC. The cigarette light works like a cigarette lighter would in your car, and the beverage holder actually has an eject button to run it in and out like a disk drive.

Even if you don’t smoke this is pretty cool to hold drinks alone. And, aside from using the cigarette lighter adapter for lighting cigarettes, you can use it to charge things you normally …

earBuddy Case for iPod earbuds

Posted in Accessories,Headphones,iPod by Darrin Olson on September 6th, 2006

earBuddy iPod Earbud Case
If you thought you have seen every possible accessory for your iPod, think again.

This is the earBuddy, a hard carrying case for you iPOD ear buds. It comes in the pictured orange and silver, or in a plain black. This little case has a specialized form inside the case to hold the iPod earbuds in what seems like the smallest area possible and still get everything inside.

It has a detachable keyring and the case can withstand up to 200lb of force.

The white earbuds that come with he iPOD are an unmistakable indicator of an iPod owner, and this case will keep them organized and protected for a long time to come.