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Crux Loaded Clamshell-keyboard Case For iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2011

The latest iPad keyboard to hit the scene is the Crux Loaded, which is the world’s first clamshell-keyboard case that features both a remote-Bluetooth trackpad and an additional-external battery for your iPad. The remote trackpad allows you to scroll pages, re-size your pictures, play games, and more without having to touch your iPad’s screen.

The Crux Loaded can also be used to access another PC using a remote-desktop program such as LogMeIn Ignition, Jump Desktop, or Splashtop. That extra-external battery will extend your iPad’s battery life for around 7.5 hours between charges. The Crux Loaded is $249.

Sharp AQUOS Hybrid 007SH: World’s first Clamshell Android phone

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Though it isn’t something I would brag about, Sharp’s latest offering, the AQUOS Hybrid 007SH captures 3D Photos and videos and is the world’s first clamshell phone to run the Android OS. The phone also features a 3.4″ WVGA 3D New Mobile ASV touchscreen.

Other features include a 16.10 megapixel rear camera with a high-definition 720p video recording mode, AQUOS TV connector, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It also has an attractive IPX5/IPX7 waterproof body that keeps it safe in water. The phone’s keypad also has ergonomically placed keys to make typing easier.

3D Motorola “Ming” clamshell

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

Motorola’s 3D “Ming” clamshell is 3D capable. We know that because of a patent that appeared a few weeks ago, showing a clamshell that displays 2D content on each screen, but when closed the two screens together turn 3D.

We can’t be completely sure that this is the exact same phone as the one in the patent, but word on the street says it is. If Motorola is using the same parallax barrier technology that Nintendo’s said to be using in its 3DS handheld, could Moto be focusing more on games?

Vertu Constellation F Ayxta clamshell gets official

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2009

Vertu Constellation F Ayxta clamshell gets officialThe Vertu Constellation F Ayxta clamshell is official now and it will sell for €4,900 ($7,198) and €6,500 ($9,548). This one boasts aerospace grade aluminum parts. You can also expect GPS, 3G, MicroSD card support, 3MP camera with dual LED flash, and City Brief; a feature for “restaurant recommendations, the latest exhibitions, shopping guides and important cultural etiquette tips.”

This Vertu clamshell also ships with some exclusive ringtones recorded by UK based band Zero 7. Pretty impressive for a clamshell. And at those prices it had better be.

Amazon announces next phase of Frustration-Free Packaging

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2009

Amazon announces next phase of Frustration-Free PackagingThey may have taken the first steps in Frustration-Free Packaging last November, but now Amazon is ready for the next phase. I think we can all appreciate this one. Most of us are tired of struggling with the packaging that our gadgets come enshrined in.

Amazon is making good on their promise to kill clamshell plastic cases and other annoyances. With partners like Fisher-Price, Mattel, Microsoft and Transcend, Amazon has now announced that Kingston is also getting behind the initiative. David Sun, co-founder and chief operating officer of Kingston is also pointing out the eco-friendly benefits of the decision. Awesome news.

Mid-range Samsung clamshell unveiled

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2009

Mid-range Samsung clamshell unveiledSamsung has unveiled another clamshell model series that will surely get attention. We’re talking about the SCH-W830 for SK Telecom and SPH-W8350 for LG Telecom. The round external display is a real eye-catcher and looks awesomely retro and futuristic at once. And it measures just 13.4mm thin.

The phone also includes a button dedicated to opening the phone so you won’t break a sweat with such chores. Some other specs include a 2.6″ QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera, integrated media player, subway system maps, Bluetooth, microSD memory card slot and an SOS function.

Zipit electric clamshell package opener

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

Zipit electric clamshell package openerAny gadget lover knows the frustration of trying to extract a new gadget or toy from it’s clamshell packaging. Each of us has probably stabbed or sliced ourselves just trying to open the packaging. Exacto knives work great, but your chances of injury increase dramatically. It’s a fact that many of us here at the ‘Brick have less than ten fingers. So why not have an electric gadget that will open these packages for you?

The ZIPIt simply slices through the demon package like butter. The device runs on 3 AA batteries. Just remove the protective cover, and slide your package into the end of the cutter. A few seconds later, your package will be open and all of your fingers will be intact.

LG releases the Whistle 2G clamshell

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2009

LG releases the Whistle 2G clamshellLG has released the LG-LV7500 2G clamshell phone in the Korean market. This one is also known as the ‘Whistle’ phone. It features 115 LED lights on the front panel so that users can create their own emoticon designs. It must be aimed at tweens.

The ‘Whistle’ comes in your choice of four colors and sports a car diary function and automatic international roaming service in 18 countries. This one will cost you $322 and is only for the Korean market currently.

Casio EXILIM now available on Verizon

Posted in Casio by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2009

Casio EXILIM now available on VerizonIt’s been rumored as the C721 for awhile and Casio’s EXILIM pivoting clamshell is now available to everyone on Verizon. The camera rocks 5.1 megapixels with autofocus, image stabilization, and a 3x optical zoom.

Some other features include: mil-spec 810F compliant for dust, shock, temperature, and water resistance. Expandability up to 8GB and compatibility with Verizon’s VZ Navigator service. All of that wet picture taking will cost you $279.99 on contract after rebate.

Clamshell ibook greeting cards

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2009

Clamshell ibook greeting cardsRemember the old clamshell Apple iBook laptops? Well, here they are in greeting card form. For when you care enough to send the geekiest card ever. Hallmark really missed an opportunity here, as these aren’t from Hallmark. They are handmade by Etsy paper artist Cadiz Cards.

The iCard comes in sets of three, including classic blueberry, indigo and key lime iBooks. Each has a tiny screen that comes blank for you to fill in your own greeting, and a miniature keyboard. Custom colors are also available if you want something different. A set will cost you $12 bucks.

Nokia 7020 clamshell phone

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2009

Nokia 7020 clamshell phoneNokia’s upcoming 7020 clamshell phone is a fashion phone that boasts a 2.2-inch TFT display with 240 x 320 resolution, an external display with 128 x 160 resolution, 2MP camera, 45MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, an MP3/MPEG-4 player, stereo FM radio and a standard Li-Ion 860 mAh battery.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this new handset, you won’t have to wait long. It will be available in the fourth quarter of 2009 for about $121. Obviously this one is geared toward the fairer sex. So, what do you think ladies?

Motorola VE465 clamshell is built tough

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2009

Motorola VE465 clamshell is built toughMotorola introduced its VE465 semi-rugged clamshell handset, available on Alltel’s website. But there’s no word on pricing details just yet. Those living in Canada can check out the VE465 on Telus if inclined, where it shall be known as the “Motorola VE465 Active Edition”.

Some specs include: CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100 connectivity, 1.9″ TFT internal display with 176 x 220 pixels and 65k colors, 1.05″ CSTN external display with 96 x 80 pixels, Brew OS, Stereo Bluetooth, Music/video player, 1.3 megapixel camera, USB 2.0, and a microSD memory card slot.

Clamshell Mouse concept is no Arc Mouse

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

Clamshell Mouse concept is no Arc MouseWe’ve seen the Arc Mouse and until now it’s been one of a kind. Check out this design by Shaun haugh. This computer mouse is based on the Arc’s design, but manages to be different at the same time, in the final shape as well as finish.

This clamshell mouse has a steep arc which would make gripping it either harder or easier, I’m not sure which. The mouse is made of a silica gel like soft material and has metal supports for positioning, works on AA batteries with two steel buttons that lock and unlock the support rods.

Sony declares death to clamshell packaging

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2008

We’ve all had our encounters with clamshell packaging, so it’s nice to hear about manufacturers that abandon the practice. Sony did just that this week, even though this video is pretty lame. Sony is just one of several big name companies that have pledged an end to this wasteful, destructive packaging.

As we reported last month, Amazon took a stand of their own. Other companies are getting on board too, like Microsoft and Best Buy. Once they start saving money on packaging, maybe Sony can make a better video, or give their workers a raise, but in reality it will likely go straight into the hands of the guys at the top. Then they can feel all good about themselves when they too ask for a bailout. To help the little guy of course.

China produces knock off flip iPhone

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on November 27th, 2008

China produces knock off flip iPhoneWe’ve seen our share of knock-offs coming out of China, but this one is downright funny. They’ve taken the iPhone and turned it into a clamshell style phone. Funny thing is, it resembles a MacBook more then an actual iPhone.

It is attractive with the brushed aluminum casing and the iPhone look inside, but I’m guessing that performance isn’t up to par. Surprisingly, the camera is 3-megapixels, more than on most mid to low-end phones. It also sports a 2.6-inch display with a resolution of 240 x 320. It’s pretty small at 105 x 53 x 17mm and about 110 grams. One giveaway that this is a crap-gadget are the LED lights under the apple. I guess that’s the best they could do.

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