Another new Wii accessory fresh from E3 is the WiiSpeak community mic and speaker that will let you chat with friends and enemies online. It’s not like an Xbox 360 headset since the emphasis is on group chatting and since it resides not on your head but on top of your TV. It will come bundled with Animal Crossing City Folk and will be out later this year. Pretty cool no? I’m not sure how it will filter out game sounds and such, but it must be pretty good.
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I don’t know many people who surf the web using their Wii, but if that’s your idea of fun then Logitech has a brand spanking new keyboard to go along with your frustration. It broadcasts using 2.4 GHz wireless technology and will work from 30 feet away.
It’s not just a plain old wireless keyboard either. It was designed with the Wii in mind and so comes with dedicated buttons for things like Zoom In/Out, Forward/Back, Quit and OK. No word on a release date, but it will cost you $50 when it arrives. That’s a bit more expensive then the Logic 3, which is only available in the uk currently.
Dell, thinking perhaps people have enough interest in its computers to want to accessorize them, teamed up last week with a number of accessories manufacturers to debut its Designed for Dell line up. Seven manufacturers are currently designing Dell products in this new category.
Dell specifically has enlisted the help of Belkin, Built, Creative Labs, Iomega, Logitech, Swiss Gear and Targus. Products being developed include backpacks, messenger cases, computer sleeves, cargo bags, portfolios, headphones, speakers, portable hard drives and mice.
When Creative first launched its X-Fi technology it was seen in sound cards for computers. The X-Fi sound cards were very good and offered excellent sound for PC gaming and movies. Since the launch of the X-Fi technology creative has rolled X-Fi out to other product types.
The latest product to get the X-Fi treatment is the ZEN line of digital audio players. Creative announced today that the ZEN X-Fi with Wireless LAN DAP is now available. The player features a 2.5-inch TFT screen with support for 16.7 million colors, SD card slot for memory expansion, a built-in FM tuner with 32 presets and a built-in mic for voice recording.
Belkin unleashed a slew of new products today. One of these is a new portable recording solution for those wanting to use their iPod as the storage medium. The new Belkin GoStudio prices around $120.
The Belkin GoStudio lets you record full podcast episodes, interviews, lectures, music, or short clips directly onto your iPod. You can do with this audio what you will, be it uploading to iTunes or storing on your computer.
I have never really been into graphic novels like “30 days of Night”, but I did like the flick based on the graphic novel. Zune Arts is normally associated with customized Zune players but its latest release is a graphic novel written by Steve Niles, the same guy who wrote “30 Days of Night”.
The graphic novel is called “The Lost Ones” and the story follows Duncan, Roxy, Rasheed, and Cynthia as a day of extreme planet jumping ends up in a race for their lives and to get back home as they are pursued by an alien race trying to kill them.
Microsoft has made no secret that it likes the idea of subscription based software. A subscription service has often been rumored to be a potential distribution method for all sorts of Microsoft software from productivity applications to operating systems.
The first product to come to market from Microsoft as a subscription service was announced today and is called Microsoft Equipt. The Equipt service will cost users $69.99 per year and includes a combination of Microsoft Windows Live OneCare and Microsoft Office Home and Student.
Projectors are a great way to share something with lots of people at the same time, be it boring presentations for work or the latest Blu-ray film you have added to your collection. Samsung today announced a pair of new DLP projectors that are aimed at home and office use.
The Samsung A400 projector has a native WXGA resolution of 1280 x 768, a contrast ratio of 2500:1 and 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness. Connectivity options include RGB, HDMI, composite/component, S-video and monitor out. The A400 weighs 9.9 pounds and it includes a theater mode that optimizes color.
For lots of people when it starts getting close to back to school time, they start looking for a new computer. For most users a basic computer will do the trick and the biggest factor is the price of the system. While eMachines may not have the best reputation, its computers certainly fit the low-cost requirement.
Today eMachines announced three new computers just in time for the back to school crowd. The first new system is the T3656 desktop with a retail price of $299.99. For that amount you get an Intel Celeron CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD. If you need more performance the eMachines T5374 retails for $399.99 and features a Intel Celeron dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD.
For many students around the country summer vacation has just started. The cold, hard reality of it is that back to school is just around the corner. To help make back to school a bit more tolerable Gateway is announcing new desktop and notebook computers.
Gateway is offering multiple new models of desktop and notebook systems that will retail from $549.99 to $1149.99. The three lines of Gateway notebooks; the P-Series, M-Series, and T-series are all offering new configurations. One new configuration in the M-series is the M-6848 featuring a Core 2 Duo T5750, 4GB of RAM and more for $799.99.
If you are the type that is a perennial speeder you probably already have a radar detector in your car. Not all radar detectors are created equal and if you have an older one you know how each time you drive by a Wal-Mart it goes off.
Escort is one of the top names in radar detectors and its Passport line has a new item called the 9500ix. This radar detector has the 360-degree protection from radar and laser speed detectors. In addition to the standard radar and laser detection the 9500ix also has a GPS-enabled database for speed cameras.
Toshiba this week announced it had updated select models of its Satellite laptops with new processor technology and other features. These models include the Satellite P300, Satellite A300, Satellite M300 and Satellite U400.
These updated Toshiba Satellite laptops feature Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processor technology in addition to other enhancements such as “sleep-and-charge” USB ports and face recognition. You can get the full details via a Toshiba press release after the jump.
Users who are on the road a lot or find themselves out and about with their notebooks frequently are always on the lookout for hotspots for work and play. Alltel announced today that it was teaming up with Boingo Wireless to offer customers access to more than 25000 hotspots around the country.
The service is called Alltel Wi-Fi and can be purchased by anyone in the US as a standalone offer with unlimited Wi-Fi access for $19.99 a month or $3.99 per day with no contract. Alltel’s Wi-Fi plan also includes service in 100 airports across the nation.
For you hunters out there needing to track Fido in the field to make sure he isn’t eating your dead duck, Garmin has a new GPS collar to add to its Astro GPS Dog tracking system. It is called the Garmin DC 30, and you’ll find it pricing standalone around $200 or as part of a complete kit with GPS receiver at around $650.
The Garmin DC 30 is mainly designed for hunting dogs, but you could probably tag this bad boy on your pooch to track him around the dog park as well. It is “weighted to sit below the dog’s neck, while a small, low-profile GPS antenna is integrated into the collar strap and positioned on top of the dog’s neck, providing a clear view of satellites with minimal rotation.”
There are lots of people out there who no longer have a home phone, preferring instead to use only cellular phones. However, for some people giving up their home phone is something they don’t want to do. For these folks finding ways to save money on home calling can be a priority with the average home phone bill hitting $65.
T-Mobile has announced a new home calling plan today called T-Mobile @Home that only costs $10 per month for unlimited nationwide phone calls. The service will be offered starting on July 2 and allows users to keep their existing home phone number and add the $10 month fee to their existing T-Mobile bill.
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