The Remember Ring Burns into Memory Your Big Day

Posted in Concepts,Rings by Darrin Olson on October 15th, 2006

Remember RingTell the makers of the Remember Ring the date of your anniversary, and they will build it into the electronics of this finger gadget to remind you of the big day, each year.

Every year thereafter at 24 hours before the anniversary this ring will heat up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for just 10 seconds. The 120 degrees is enough to get your attention but is not supposed to be hot enough to actually cause a burn. It gives you this reminder every hour on the hour for the 24 hours prior to the date set to help assure you will never forget the big date.

The Remember Ring charges it’s battery through the heat from your hand throughout the year, so the battery should not go dead, comes in seven different styles, is completely waterproof and has lifetime warranty.

Remember Ring [Alaska Jewelry]

Meet Remote and Nunchuk, the Nintendo Wii Controllers

Posted in Nintendo,Wii by Paul Patterson on October 15th, 2006

Nintendo Wii RemoteThe upcoming Nintendo Wii game console sports some unique game controllers that are sure to set it apart from other console releases this fall. Nintendo’s goal with its new revolutionary game controllers is to make gaming as accessible to many people of many ages and abilities. The controllers are comprised of two different input devices: the Remote and the Nunchuk.

The Remote is the size of a typical remote control and functions as a wireless Wii Remote controller. The Wii Remote controller uses Bluetooth technology and sends your actions to the Wii console from as far as 30 feet away. The Remote also functions as a pointing device, includes a speaker, rumble feature, and expansion port for additional input devices (like the Nunchuk). Some of the functionality provided by the Remote includes:

In a tennis game, it serves as your racket you …

Olympus Stylus 750

Posted in Digital Cameras,Olympus by Darrin Olson on October 15th, 2006

Olympus Stylus 750

With the 7.1 megapixel resolution and 5x optical zoom in this compact frame, Olympus has done well with it’s Stylus 750 Digital Camera. Olympus has incorporated some advanced image stabilization features into the 750, including Dual Image stabilization and Digital Image stabilization to reduce the chance of blur when you are moving or the object you are shooting is.

With the Stylus 750, Olympus had come out with the thinnest 5x optical zoom camera in it’s class, which is great for getting those close up shots without having to lug a large gadget in your pocket. This camera is also weatherproofed, allowing for use in the rain, spraying waves or on the ski slope.

Some other features on of the Stylus 750 Digital Camera include a 2.5″ LCD screen to view photos and aim your shots, and a shutter speed of 1/1000 sec to 1/2 …

Auvi Adds Agile Dual Mode Skype Phone

Posted in VoIP by Paul Patterson on October 15th, 2006

Auvi PHIP65 Dual Mode Cordless PhoneLooking to use the Internet to lower your phone bills? Well, that just got a little easier with the launch of Auvi’s PHIP65 Dual Mode Cordless Phone. The PHIP65 offers both traditional landline and Internet calling features from a single cordless phone.

The PHIP65 is dual mode, meaning it works as a traditional PSTN phone (RJ-11) and a Skype-enabled cordless phone. The phone is based on the new secure DECT standard which is designed to enhance sound quality while reducing interference with 802.11a/b/g wireless networks, Bluetooth devices, and other home appliances.

The PHIP65 is designed to work with Skype Internet software thus enabling individuals to use their Skype contact list to talk to other Skype users globally for free.

The system is expandable and supports up to 4 additional handsets. The device features an integrated speakerphone, caller …

Fantom Drives 120GB External Hard Drive $49.95

Posted in Bargains,Hard Drives,Storage by Quagmire on October 14th, 2006

Fantom 120GB USB Hard DriveYou better get some super-cheap portable storage to go with your new Linksys Wireless Router. The Fantom Drives Titanium USB 2.0 Hard Drive offers some affordable storage for USB-enabled computers. Slick, durable, compact, and portable; the Fantom provides a safe and flexible data backup solution. Fantom Drives Titanium USB 2.0 Hard Drive is $49.95 after mail-in rebate. Offer ends 10/17/2006 – Buy.com

Go Gigabit with Linksys Wireless MIMO Router

Posted in Linksys,Routers by Quagmire on October 14th, 2006

Linksys WRT350NThose people looking for wireless Gigabit in their home just got a new option in the Linksys WRT350N Wireless-N Gigabit Router. The Router utilizes Wireless-N (draft 802.11n) and MIMO, which is the very latest in wireless networking technologies. Up to 12 times faster than Wireless-G, the WRT350N will work with both Wireless-G and -B devices.

The Wireless-N and gigabit wired networking is positioned towards those users of media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony. This router will give you plenty of bandwidth to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time.

More than just a router, the WRT350N is four devices in one box:
1. A Wireless Access Point
2. A built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch for your wired-Ethernet devices.
3. A Router function lets your whole network share a …

Did you Order Your Nintendo Wii?

Posted in Nintendo,Wii by Chetz on October 14th, 2006

Nintendo Wii

GameStop, which is probably the biggest video game retailer in the US, said on it will be accepting limited pre-orders for the Nintendo’s Wii video game console yesterday (Friday), one per household. If you haven’t gotten your order in, you better get on it.

All you need is 50 bones to reserve, but many stores were reporting to be out of availability within minutes. Maybe it’s hype, but you can call your local Gamestop store first to see if they have some left. No online pre-ordering is/was available, but they say they will have something at a later date.

Nintendo expects to supply 4 million Nintendo Wii units to stores by year end, and Sony expects to ship 2 million PS3s in the same time period, so by my count if you missed the pre-order you just might be ok.

The Wii’s one-hand controller

FeedVision’s RSS Ticker – Mr. Tipster

Posted in FeedVision,RSS by Chetz on October 14th, 2006

Feedvision Mister TipsterA new angle on the RSS reader front came across my desk via email, but if you had the Mister Tipster RSS Display from Feedvision you would no doubt be alerted by of this, and other cool new gadgets, by an indicator light on the your Mister Tipster which is triggered by keywords in your subscribed RSS feeds.

Mister Tipster is a peripheral device to your PC that has some associated software to help you subscribe to your favorite RSS feeds and have them display on this small device sitting on your desk, without taking up room on your screen.

Indicator lights can be set at 3 different levels to let you know when keywords that you define at different priorities come across your feed. You can then view feeds that interest you further by using your PC.

The retro design of the Mister Tipster is …

Modeo Mobile TV

Posted in Mobile Phones,Television by Darrin Olson on October 14th, 2006

Modeo TV Mobile Phone

This innovative mobile phone device called Modeo is designed around the high performance DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld) standard, the Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 platform and along with Microsoft Windows Media platform to give users with a feature-rich mobile multimedia and productivity solution. The new Modeo phone has a pretty good multimedia experience which is impressive when viewing shows on the mobile device.

Manufactured by HTC, the Modeo mobile phone views broadcasted television entertainment to the palm of your hand. You can watch live digital TV and music services, access home or office emails through Outlook, along with calendar and contact information.

Based on the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, the Modeo is built to receive and playback specifically Modeo’s DVB-H mobile broadcasts delivered using Windows Media technologies. The Modeo handset also uses Windows Media Player 10 Mobile to playback video and music stored in many formats, …

Limited Edition LRG Sidekick 3

Posted in Mobile Phones,Sidekick 3,Smart Devices,T-Mobile by Darrin Olson on October 13th, 2006

Limited Edition LRG Sidekick 3The Sidekick 3 has been out for few months now, but T-Mobile has brought some attention back to the popular device by bringing out two special editions. The Features have remained the same as the original Sidekick 3, but the designs are what’s new. There is one model designed by each of the Lifted Research Group and Diane von Furstenberg in green and black, respectively.

The T-Mobile Sidekick 3 provides an array of communications options, including common phone capabilities, built-in support for three instant messaging clients, e-mail, and Web browsing to allow you to communicate on your own terms with those who matter most to you. The limited edition T-Mobile Sidekicks includes a …

Agile Audio with Belkin TuneCast 3 FM Transmitter

Posted in Digital Audio by Quagmire on October 13th, 2006

Belkin TuneCast 3Belkin has released its new universal FM Transmitter, the TuneCast 3. With the TuneCast 3 you can enjoy your music and movies through any FM stereo receiver.
Listen to any of your gadgets with a 3.5mm headphone jack such as: MP3 players, portable DVD players, PSPs, CD players, and laptop computers.

The TuneCast 3 is perfect for long car rides, especially when there are kids in tow. Families with multiple MP3 and audio devices will find it a perfect solution to keep everyone entertained – just plug your portable DVD player into the TuneCast 3 and the whole car can listen to the movie. Once everyone has fallen asleep, connect your MP3 player to the TuneCast 3 to listen to your music and enjoy a moment of solitude.

Other features include:

Transmits on FM channels 88.1MHz 107.9MHz with 2 memory presets.
Cable management and status …

Sony Ericsson James Bond Mobile Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones,Sony Ericsson by Chetz on October 13th, 2006

Sony Ericsson James Bond Phone

Sony Ericsson has announced two special new phones – the K800 and K790, which are both a Cyber-shot camera phone as used by James Bond in the awaited new Bond movie, Casino Royale.

The silver K800 and K790 phones will no doubt be type casted from now on with the cool, sophisticated style of James Bond. Both mobile phones have a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Xenon flash for lowlight conditions some cool software called BestPic, which allows the user to take multiple pictures of moving objects simultaneously and then pick the best shot to keep.

Each version of the James Bond mobile phone also comes with Picture Blogging for uploading photos to a personal online blog website and PictBridge for printing directly to a printer.

The convenient high speed 3G data transfer allows the fast transfer of data to to share …

Tiny Samsung CLP-300 Desktop Color Laser Printer now Available

Posted in Printers,Samsung by Paul Patterson on October 13th, 2006

Samsung CLP-300If you are looking for a compact color laser printer, the Samsung CLP-300 series may be the rig for you. The CLP-300 is ideal for those people who want the benefits of color printing but do not have the real estate for the typical color laser printers. The CLP-300 features a trim footprint of 15.4″ w x 13.5″ d x 10.4″ h and weighs a wispy 30lbs.

The CLP-300 printers are positioned for a wide variety of customers including home users, small businesses and even students who may currently use an ink jet printer for their everyday printing. Some of the features of the CLP series include:

Easy to install toner bottles, instead of larger, cumbersome cartridges.
Print speeds of up to 17-ppm in black and white, and 4-ppm in color.
600 x 600 dpi optical resolution which can be enhanced up to 2400 x 600 …

Special Edition iPod nano to Help Fund AIDS Fight

Posted in Apple,iPod by Paul Patterson on October 13th, 2006

Apple iPod nano red

Today Apple announced the release of the iPod nano Red Special Edition. The iPod Red SE was developed by U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver to assist in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Apple will contribute $10 from the sale of each iPod nano RED Special Edition to the Global Fund which provides funds for programs for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Customers will soon be able to purchase a $25 iTunes RED gift card at Apple’s retail and online stores next month.

The new iPod is encased in a super-sharp apple red aluminum enclosure and features 24 hours of battery life. The wafer-thin design highlights Apple’s innovative Click Wheel design.

“We’re ecstatic that Apple is giving their customers the choice to buy a red iPod nano and help women and children affected

Palm Treo 680 Smartphone

Posted in Mobile Phones,Palm,PDAs,Smart Devices by Darrin Olson on October 12th, 2006

Palm Treo 680

Palm has announced the Palm Treo 680 smartphone, a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone with PDA features. The new Treo 680 comes with applications for email, web browsing, messaging, multimedia, calendar, contacts and quite a bit more. The feature set looks quite a bit like the 700p model, exept for the price which is a little less.

Palm is targeting the price savvy who want a more competitive mobile computing device at a more competitive price. With the introduction of this new device Palm plans to reach new users in the growing smartphone and feature-phone markets with the Treo 680.

Palm’s U.S. stores will be offering a GSM version in 4 new colors – crimson, copper, arctic and graphite. For a limited time they will come with a music bundle from Yahoo with a 30-day free trial to its music service.

The Treo 680 …