Amazon temporarily suspends 3DS sales

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

Amazon has halted sales of it’s Nintendo 3DS units after a series of complaints from customers. What the complaint are about is a mystery, but the fault is not with the hardware, but instead on Amazon’s end. Here’s what Amazon had to say about the situation:

“While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page,” said the company, “it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

Andy Pad Pro specs and pricing

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

Andy Pad Pro specs and pricingThe Andy Pad Pro has been appearing all over the web, but we didn’t have much info about the “Pro” version. The Andy Pad pro and the original Andy Pad are low-cost 7″ tablets with a Resistive 860×480 screen. The newly announced Pro version has a SensaTouch screen.

The Pro’s finally been priced for £179 (about $290) . For that price you get a capacitive touchscreen, front/ rear cams, and an increased 1024 x 600 screen resolution and Bluetooth connectivity.

ASUS ET2011AUTB All-In-One Desktop PC

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

A new all-in-one desktop PC from ASUS called the ET2011AUTB is a great space-saving machine with a 20-inch 1600 x 900 multi-touch display, a 1.60GHz AMD E-350 processor, an AMD A50M FCH chipset, 2GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a webcam, a DVD SuperMulti drive, an SD card slot, and WiFi.

It runs on either Windows 7 Home Premium (SP1) or Professional (SP1). The ASUS ET2011AUTB will arrive in August for about $800 with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 or about $890 with Professional SP1.

Habey PPC-6512 12-inch Touchscreen Rugged PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

Habey USA has unveiled its new 12-inch touchscreen rugged PC, called the Habey PPC-6512. It’s powered by a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom processor, with a 512MB nVidia ION GT218 graphics card, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 2.5-inch removable hard drive and a VESA wall mount.

As an added bonus, the Habey PPC-6512 can also output dual independent displays via VGA and HDMI ports with a max resolution of up to 2560×1600. You also get four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, LAN, S/PDIF HD digital audio, and dual internal mini-PCI Express slots. It is compatible with both Windows and Linux. You can get it now for $800.

Star Wars Mimobot Series 7 flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

The Mimobot collection of USB flash drives are always cute and now the all new series 7 drives are here with memory capacities ranging from 16GB to 64GB. The coolest one is Han Solo in Carbonite which is also a keychain.

There’s also Boba Fett from Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia and Boussh the bounty hunter. The Star Wars Mimobot Series 7 flash drives are available for $23 – $120.

First Samsung Slider for Boost Mobile Shows Up

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

It was thought that Samsung’s SPH-M930 would be coming to Sprint as the followup to the mid-range Transform (SPH-M920), but now it looks like this model will be landing at Sprint-Nextel’s prepaid operator Boost Mobile.

This device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz MSM8655 SoC from Qualcomm, up to an HVGA-resolution display and a camera as low as two megapixels. The M930 has picked up its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, but hasn’t received FCC approval, so it’s probably still a month or two from release.

White iPod Touch coming?

Posted in iPod Touch by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

9to5 mac received some photos of a purported white iPod touch front panel. While they cannot confirm the legitimacy of the photos, they fall in line with the fourth generation iPod touch’s build. So these could be photos of a scrapped white iPod touch 4 in white or photos of the fifth-generation iPod touch’s front panel in white.

There have been reports that the iPod touch will come in white. We will just have to wait and see, but we are hoping that this news is accurate.

Lion Keyboards Start Shipping

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

Did you get the Lion OS yet? Apple is now ready to update their keyboards with the release of Mac OS X Lion. An Italian Mac website recently got its hands on what looks like a new Apple keyboard. The keyboard is almost the same as the previous generation, but with buttons dedicated to Mac OS X Lion.

For instance, the F3 button now has an icon for Mission Control and the F4 button has the icon for Launchpad. That should make things easier for new Lion users .

iPhone 5 coming to US on September 5th?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

According to iPhoneItalia they have a “very reliable source” who claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 on October 5th on Swisscom’s network. The source is a senior executive at Swisscom. The story says that the October 5th date is the “rest of the world” date. In other words one month after the US release date: September 5th.

Apple would inform wireless carriers of their iPhone 5 intentions ahead of time, so there may be something here, but for now it is just a rumor that is unconfirmed.

Pix-Star FotoConnect HD 10-inch digiframe

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

Just when you thought that digital picture frames were dead, the Pix-Star FotoConnect HD comes on the scene. It’s a 10.4-inch, 800 x 600 digital photo frame with a WiFi radio and it can pull in pics from Picasa, Facebook, Smugmug, Shutterfly, Flickr, and MobileMe as well as others.

This one is unusual as it has support for UPnP and DLNA. So any pictures stored on your home network can easily be sent to it. Get one now for $189 at Pix-Star.com and Amazon.

Gerber Steady multi-tool includes a tripod

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of multi-tools around here, but none of them have a tripod. The Gerber Steady has one, making this multi-tool great for both adventurers and photographers. It has a pair of legs on one side and a folding tripod screw on the other.

In addition it also has the usual 12 tools for your other needs as well. This pocket tool will arrive next year for $65 and should come in very handy for you.

Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 HDTV With Power Saving Button

Posted in Toshiba by Reuben Drake on July 22nd, 2011

The Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 will be released in Japan in September and features a 1,366×768 IPS panel with a 1,100:1 contrast ratio, a digital TV tuner and USB recording features.

Those are interesting, but the standout feature of the Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 is a Power Saving button on the remote that is capable of reducing the TV’s brightness up to 75% without image quality loss. That will save some power. The Toshiba REGZA 32BC3 HDTV is priced at around $826.

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Elite750 Email Address Club For The Rich

Posted in email by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2011

Elite750.com is “the world’s first provider of exclusive email accounts” with email ids that read as @elite750.com. Because people with too much money need to feel special after all. Your email account will be priced at a $750 per month with a signup fee of $7,500.

And you will be in exclusive company as well since it is limited to only 750 members worldwide. The Elite750 club gives members services that are basically what a regular email id gets, just with the bonus of overpaying.

Libratone Live AirPlay wireless speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2011

Libratone has announced a new speaker that uses the AirPlay Wi-Fi streaming feature on Macs to deliver audio and podcasts from your iTunes library to anywhere in your network. They will go on sale in the UK in September for £599.

The Libratone Live AirPlay speaker has an output of up to 150 Watts with five dedicated amplifiers. The speaker is said to create a “room-filling soundscape with the tweeters and midrange drivers dispersing 360-degree sound”.

iFixit tears down new MacBook Air

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2011

iFixit has a new MacBook Air. You know what that means.Tearing it open and checking it out. So what did they find. There’s the new Thunderbolt port of course and the fancy new keyboard backlighting. But inside is where all the good stuff is.

There’s an Intel Core i5 processor of course and a Bluetooth 4.0 chip and we also learned that the MacBook Air scores a four out of ten for ease of repair, so it might be best to leave this job to the experts. After all this toy is expensive.