Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

Iomega has released the new Mac Companion Hard Drive, which is available in 2TB or 3TB storage capacities. It features a 2.1 Amp USB charging port designed specifically for charging your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and uses a fast 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box.

The device fits perfectly on the base of your Apple iMac or your monitor. It also boasts two FireWire 800 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a two-port integrated USB 2.0 hub that lets you connect multiple devices. The 2TB model is priced at $195. The 3TB model is $295.

Art Lebedev Optimus mini six key companion

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Art Lebedev, but now we hear that it has been working on a new companion keyboard for this year. The Optimus mini six is a keyboard-side companion like the mini three. We don’t have many details at the moment, but we do know that it will use the same in-key screens of the Optimus Popularis.

We also don’t have any idea on when it will launch either. The full-size Popularis keyboard was supposed to ship by the end of 2010 but was delayed by a “recent financial crisis,”. They will now ship the mini six ahead of the Popularis sometime in 2011.

Cute Penguin robot wants to be your Facebook companion

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2009

Cute Penguin robot wants to be your Facebook companionPierre Bureau, the founder and CEO of Arimaz in Switzerland, recently showed off a demo of a prototype of a cute penguin robot that his company is planning to begin selling in September for $99. It’s called MyDeskFriend. The idea is that this Penguin is a small companion for your desk.

It comes with a docking station which is hooked up to your PC. You can interact with the robot in a bunch of ways. It can follow your finger and will even detect the edges of the your desk so that it doesn’t fall off, thanks to 5 infrared sensors. It also has an accelerometer, so it knows when it’s being touched or shaken. The eyes will even change color depending on it’s mood. If you shake it too much, it’s eyes will turn red because you’ve made it mad. You can even connect it with your Facebook profile for the ultimate in dorky behavior.