JVC’s New Dual-Dock Speaker System for iPad and iPhone

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

JVC is now shipping the UX-VJ3B speaker system. It not only looks awesome, but the UX-VJ3B has dual-dock support for the iPad and iPhone at the same time. It’s also affordable at $199.99 and will mount your iPad and iPhone side by side.

Features include a horizontal iPad dock, a rotatable dock for the iPod and iPhone, detachable speakers, auxiliary audio input, mini-USB input, a subwoofer output, a video output, and AM/FM tuner. There’s also an alarm clock, a sleep timer, and a remote.

Onkyo X-U1 Micro Hi-Fi System

Posted in Onkyo by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Onkyo has announced the X-U1 Micro Hi-Fi system in Japan. This system is priced at 35,000 Yen and for your money the music player features a CD player, an FM tuner, a pair of speakers (15W x 2ch output) and of course a USB port.

Other features include an iPod/iPhone/iPad cradle and a remote controller, so you can control the Onkyo X-U1 from anywhere you want. The X-U1 is also compatible with MP3 files. It has your music needs covered.

Hasbro announces KRE-O Building Block System

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2011

Hasbro has announced a new toy line this week called KRE-O. Think of it as their version of Lego. They come in some neat looking Transformers character kits. The kits will include Optimus Prime, of course, for $59.99.

Other smaller kits will also be offered, with mini collectible figures for about $8 and other kits like Bumblebee and Starscream will cost about $25. According to the company these blocks are compatible with “most” other building block systems on the market. That means your Legos should be compatible. Look for these this fall.

LG to introduce swipe-and-pay system for mobiles in UK

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2011

Come 2012, phones from LG Electronics will be adding more than their usual capabilities with the introduction of near-field communication chips that will handle swipe-and-pay transactions. The technology will allow shoppers to swipe their hand-held device over an electronic reader at the check-out to directly pay for goods and services from their bank account.

Customers will just need to move their phones over the receiving station. One report by Frost & Sullivan says that we could be seeing as many as 860 million NFC mobile phones by 2015.

Smartview S9 Surveillance System

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2011

To help you keep your home and office safe while you are away, check out a new system called the Smartvue S9. The system is wireless and uses 802.11n technology to stream video from full HD 1080p resolution cameras to the video server. The system features a 1TB or a 3TB video server with WiFi built-in and it will interface with just about every mobile device that exists from tablets, to phones and computers.

You can log on and see the live video feeds from the cameras anytime you like. The cameras can even be controlled for direction which is handy. The 1TB 802.11n server will cost you $1999 and a single camera will cost you $699.

NZXT Bunker USB Lock System

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2011

The NZXT Bunker will help prevent expensive USB equipment from being stolen. The Bunker provides four USN ports beneath a locking mesh lid, allowing you to lock your USB devices down to prevent them from being unplugged.

The device will fit conveniently into a 5.25-inch drive bay and the NZXT Bunker USB Lock System goes the extra mile, as it also supports a sophisticated 20 keylock system that prevents users with the same device from unlocking the lock.

Kodak unveils PYNK Smart Print System

Posted in Kodak by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

Kodak has introduced its new Kodak PYNK Smart Print System, which is touted as a new concept in premium photo products. It allows users to easily create professional-looking framed collages in just seconds at any PYNK Ready Kodak Picture Kiosk without having to worry about cropping, cutting, or the layout.

All you have to do is bring your pictures or prints to the store, select a PYNK Smart Print Ready product, enter the six-digit PYNK product ID and watch the picture printed to fit the product. Photos can be automatically cropped, sized, arranged, and printed on a single sheet to fit the frame, so users can just slip the printed photo into the frame and that’s it.

Hyperkin Retro N 3 system plays nes, snes and genesis games

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

Hyperkin. Sounds like over-caffeinated redneck relatives. Actually Hyperkin is the maker of the Retro N 3, which can play games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis in a single system.

The console looks pretty slick too. The Retro N 3 can play games from their original cartridges, rather than running emulated ROMs, so you can just use your old carts and play them the way that the gaming gods intended.

Reevu MSX1 helmet with built-in rear-view system

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2010

Reevu has improved their MSX1 helmet and at least one of them has landed in a reviewer’s hands, or head. The helmet uses a mechanical mechanism instead of rear-view cameras. According to webBikeworld, it functions just like a car’s rear-view mirror, with the small mirror in front resting just outside the rider’s line of sight.

They also say that the helmet is “built like a tank,”. The rear-view system is just icing on the cake of an otherwise already superb helmet. Needless to say, this could save some lives.

Pioneer AVIC X920BT Navigation System

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2010

Pioneer has unveiled a new double-DIN navigation system at CES, the AVIC X920BT. This new device features a larger 6.1 WVGA touch screen display at 800×600 resolution, a new audio/video and navigation UI, improved voice recognition and updated Eco-routing.

The new user interface is supposedly faster and will provide easier access to such things as destination search, source selection and music search from a connected iPod or iPhone. Some other features include Bluetooth, audio streaming, a USB port, AVICFEEDS iPhone App compatibility and Pioneer’s new proprietary MusicSphere application for creating mood-themed playlists.

ArcherMind unveils Android-based Car Navigation System

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2009

ArcherMind unveils Android-based Car Navigation SystemArcherMind has just unveiled the result of their collaboration with Chinese hardware makers, the first in-car navigation system based on Google’s Android operating system. Embedded with an ARM core processor, the system was shown off at the Embedded Technology 2009 event in Japan.

It’s exciting because we’re talking Android, but some other features include an 800 x 480 resolution 7-inch screen, a navigation system that allows you to surf the web, write and receive SMSs and to play audio books. Using 3G Wi-Fi and Bluetooth the system also features a hard disk drive, and an SD card slot for storage.

EVGA Interview Dual Monitor System now available

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on September 14th, 2009

EVGA InterView 1700 Dual-Monitor SystemTwo heads are better than one, so two LCD screens slapped together must be better than one. EVGA’s dual-LCD InterView is now finally available to order. It’s selling for as low as $624.99 (or $640 list price). The monitor features dual 17-inch LCDs that can be used in screen-spanning mode for an extra-wide 34-inch display, or be rotated and reoriented for users sitting across form each other gameshow style.

Each display sports 1,440 x 990 resolution, and you’ll need dual VGA or DVI inputs if you want to run it from one computer. Some other features include 8ms response time, a 1.3MP webcam with microphone, and a three-port USB Hub.

iHome Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker System

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

iHome Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker SystemThe 2.1 Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker System with Alarm Clock for iPhone or iPod will bring a little Harley in the house. It functions as a standard alarm clock and iPod/iPhone dock, but it also features authentic Harley Davidson motorcycle sounds in case you miss your Hog in the garage.

You get a fully functional remote and it functions as a fully functional dock too. Only $129.99 and best of all, with this Harley, you won’t have to worry about any bugs in your face.

Bose SoundLink Wireless USB Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2009

Bose SoundLink Wireless USB Speaker SystemBose just launched the SoundLink wireless speaker system. It’s the company’s first dedicated network audio streaming package for both PC and Mac. This is great for those who want to set up a hassle-free wireless music system without worrying about Wi-Fi configurations.

In fact, there’s no software or Wi-Fi connection required. Just plug the included SoundLink USB key into the computer, select music from iTunes, Pandora, or any other Internet radio or music source, and the audio will stream to the SoundLink speaker via a long-range wireless link that works through most walls and floors. It couldn’t be easier.

EVGA InterView 1700 Dual-Monitor System

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2009

EVGA InterView 1700 Dual-Monitor SystemThe InterView 1700 is the latest dual-monitor system from EVGA, targeted specially at business types for presentations, researchers, physicians, financial consultants or other creative professionals. The whole thing consists of two 17-inch LCD monitors that can be rotated 180 degrees vertically and folded 90 degrees horizontally.

Both monitors support a native resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels and feature an 8ms response time and 500:1 contrast ratio. The system also integrates a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam, three USB ports and DVI connectivity.