Bracketron Dual USB Charger

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Need some USB gadgets charged up while in your car? Bracketron has introduced the Dual USB Charger that can recharge two gadgets at once in any vehicle.

The device will handle all of your USB gadgets since it includes both high and low-current USB outputs, which allows you to power a tablet and a smartphone at the same time while you’re on the road. The Bracketron Dual USB Charger retails for $24.95 each.

JVC’s New Dual-Dock Speaker System for iPad and iPhone

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

JVC is now shipping the UX-VJ3B speaker system. It not only looks awesome, but the UX-VJ3B has dual-dock support for the iPad and iPhone at the same time. It’s also affordable at $199.99 and will mount your iPad and iPhone side by side.

Features include a horizontal iPad dock, a rotatable dock for the iPod and iPhone, detachable speakers, auxiliary audio input, mini-USB input, a subwoofer output, a video output, and AM/FM tuner. There’s also an alarm clock, a sleep timer, and a remote.

Panasonic introduces two new All in One TV, BD and HDD TVs in Japan

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced the RB3 all-in-one LED TV series. It’s available in 37-inch and 32-inch models, which feature Skype, Japanese VOD services, a 500GB hard disk drive and a Blu-ray recorder.

The Panasonic RB3 series also uses the company’s 120fps IPS Panel and a new ECO mode, which is handy to reduce your TV power consumption up to 28%. That will save you some money. Sadly we don’t have any info on pricing right now.

Olympus SP-810UZ with 36x wide-angle zoom

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

You can either carry a full DSLR kit with you, or bring along a point-and-shoot. The latter sacrifices image quality, but you are traveling light. The Olympus SP-810UZ will help with this obstacle, pairing a 14-megapixel image sensor with a massive 24-864mm, f/2.9-5.7 optical zoom lens.

This 36x superzoom point-and-shoot camera has 720p HD video, 3D image capture and a 3-inch LCD. We don’t have a release date for the $330 cam yet, but we know plenty of folks who are ready and willing.

Say goodbye to the EVO 3D

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

After several delays, Vodafone has decided to kill the EVO 3D instead of wait out HTC’s supply issues, and has removed it from the company’s “Coming Soon” page. Hopefully you weren’t waiting for this phone. If you were, we feel your pain.

Customers who had already pre-registered their interest in the EVO 3D on Vodafone will be contacted and the decision explained. Well, you always have the Samsung Galaxy S II.

[Android Community]

Fujitsu announces world’s first Mango phone

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

The IS12T will be the first Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) device to ship to consumers. It is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8655 CPU and goes on sale around September on KDDI’s au network.

The device also has a 13.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and 32GB of flash storage. Also Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) and WiFi (802.11b/g/n). It will come in pink, a yellowish/green color and the always popular black. Interested?

Xbox 360 Media Remote

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

The Xbox 360 Media Remote has been announced. Media playback controls include all of the usual like play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media.

As far as TV controls, there’s power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. So it’s pretty much your standard remote with some XBox flare. The menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. It will be available for $19.99 in early November.

HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr, Verizon’s first 4G LTE-powered notebook

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Verizon has at last unveiled its first 4G LTE notebook, after churning out many other 4G devices. The HP Pavilion dm 1-3010nr Entertainment PC is designed for media lovers. You can stream HD content, play games, video chat, download music, photos, and videos at lightning speed thanks to Verizon’s 4G network. You won’t know how you got along being so slow for so long.

The notebook measures less than 1.2″ thick, sports a 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6″ HD HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), 320 GB HDD with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, VGA webcam with integrated microphone, multi-format card reader, WiFi, and 4G LTE connectivity. Windows 7 Home Premium operating system runs things.

HTC Puccini 10-inch tablet revealed

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

The first solid images of HTC’s upcoming 10-inch slate have surfaced, called the HTC Puccini. Looks pretty sweet. We don’t have much in the way of confirmed specifications, but the tablet will feature an 8-megapixel camera with what appears to be a dual-LED flash, as well as stereo speakers and a microphone.

The Puccini also supports stylus input just like the HTC Flyer. Other rumored specs include a 1.5GHz processor, Android Honeycomb, HTC Sense and a 4G LTE radio. Nothing on a launch date, but we hope it will be soon.

Onkyo Unveils New Android Remote Streaming App

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Those of you with an Onkyo music system will like this news. Onkyo has announced the launch of their new Android remote control streaming application. The new Android Onkyo application connects to your music system using your Wi-Fi network and allows you to stream music from your Android devices to an Onkyo network audio system.

The new App also allows you to browse your networked music collection without viewing on-screen menus on a connected display, instead using the touch-screen GUI on your Android device. Pretty sweet. Onkyo will sell more units now that they have a fancy new remote.

Mouse Computer LuvPad WN101-P Windows 7 Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Joining the already crowded tablet market is Mouse Computer’s new Windows 7 tablet in Japan, the LuvPad WN101-P. The tablet has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display, an Intel Atom Z670 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and a 1.3MP webcam.

The tablet also uses a new ExTOUCH user interface to enhance user experience. The Mouse Computer LuvPad WN101-P will cost you 59,800 Yen(about $765).

[Techfresh]

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II revealed

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

The folks over at BGR have obtained exclusive images of AT&T’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, headed to AT&T. It sports the Galaxy S II model number, SGH-I927 and a slender build in spite of adding on a full sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The Galaxy S II is already the fastest-selling Samsung smartphone ever and it has yet to launch on any carrier in the U.S. Though U.S. carrier versions of the smartphone are expected to arrive in August, release and pricing for the AT&T version here is unknown. We also don’t know if it will launch with the Galaxy S II moniker or with AT&T’s own branding.

RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th

Posted in T-Mobile by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

RadioShack ditches T-Mobile for Verizon on September 15th Radio Shack is ending its partnership with T-Mobile in favor of a new one with Verizon, which will be joining current partners AT&T and Sprint. If you want a T-Mobile phone or service plan at Radio Shack the last day to get one is September 14th.

The next day Verizon moves in and setting up shop the very next day. The partnership with T-mobile was apparently unprofitable and also a very rocky relationship. Better get that T-Mobile phone from the Shack now.

New Sony Walkman shows up

Posted in Sony by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

Sony is getting ready to release the latest entry in the popular walkman series, the NWZA865B, a 16GB portable media player with wireless file sharing and music streaming capabilities. It probably won’t have built-in WiFi, however.

The 16GB model should be accompanied by other capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB. The device can be seen on UK retailer Buy.com with a £130 ($213) price tag. It will arrive on July 31st.

LG LV3400 And LV2500 IPS TVs

Posted in LG by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

LG is launching two new IPS TVs in Japan, the LV3400 (Full HD) and LV2500 (HD) series. The LG LV3400 is available in 32-inch and 43-inch models, while the LG LV2500 comes in 22-inch and 32-inch models.

Both of these LED backlight IPS TVs feature a of Digital TV tuner, a USB Recording mode, an improved contrast ratio and a higher color reproduction. The LV3400 And LV2500 IPS TVs will arrive in August 2011 for between 60,000 Yen($768) to 140,000 Yen($1,793).