Sansa unveils universal 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

3D TVs are gaining in popularity, but it will take time for many to adopt it. Regular 3D TV, which requires glasses might be embraced more if…well if you ditch the glasses. They are nerdy and expensive. That’s why Sansa is offering Universal 3D glasses. I mean, what if you buy a 3D TV and you lose the glasses? Or they break?

Well, Sansa’s 3D glasses will recognize 3D signals coming in from any 3D TV. The glasses cost $100 a pair. Still expensive, but at least they work across the board. They recharge via a USB cable and can be purchased in 3 different sizes, small, medium and large and they even come with a nose piece if you wear spectacles.

Idapt i2+ universal charging dock will charge your Nexus S and your iPhone 4 at the same time

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

The Idapt i2+ has undergone a huge makeover compared to the original and this one will allow you to simultaneously charge three mobile / USB devices. The charging dock ships with a wide variety of tips, letting you charge a Nexus One, BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone, PSP, GPS system or pretty much any combination you want.

There are two docking ports on the top, and a spare USB port for a third item. It will ship in several colors this spring, but we have no pricing info yet.

Surc case converts your iPhone into a universal learning remote

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2010

Mashed Pixel has embedded an Infrared emitter into a case. So when you wrap the Surc around your iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, and download the (free) accompanying app, you can start programming. Then you can set up your home entertainment setup without any external accessories.

The only downside is that the iPad is not supported, and when you upgrade to the next iPhone, your IR case becomes obsolete. If you don’t mind that, you can get your pre-order in now for $69.95. Initial shipments are expected in Q1 2011.

Duracell launches 40-Watt Universal Netbook AC adapter

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

Duracell has introduced its 40-Watt Universal Netbook AC adapter, specially designed to maximize your power efficiency and add to your portability. It’s perfect for netbooks. It’s a compact and lightweight adapter that is great for traveling and works with a wide range of netbooks thanks to four different interchangeable voltage controlling tips which are included.

The tips can switch automatically between 12V and 19V, depending on your netbook’s power needs, keeping your computer safe. It’s just $49.99 starting next month.

Monster Vision Max 3D Universal 3D Glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2010

There are many different manufacturers coming out with their own 3D glasses, but these Monster Vision Max 3D glasses are touted as the world’s first and only universal wireless 3D eyewear shutter system and its Active 3D eyewear system is the only RF Shutter system that will work with all brands of 3D HDTVs.

The stylish and lightweight high-gloss black design will allow users to wear them for hours without experiencing any fatigue, according to the company. It will fit all head sizes, and can be worn over prescription glasses.

Genos CYCLOPS universal controller

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2010

No, this is not a Klingon universal remote, but it looks like one. Genos has introduced the CYCLOPS universal controller, which they are calling the most ergonomically correct controller on the market. It is designed to fit perfectly between your hands and was originally designed to be the keyboard for the GenosTV Cable box, but it ended up as a universal remote control for TVs and devices instead.

There may even be a video game console version coming our way soon. The CYCLOPS can connect with most cellphones via Bluetooth as well. It certainly is beautiful.

Quick Review: C.Crane Universal Solar Battery Charger

Posted in Review by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

We were asked to check out C.Crane’s Solar Battery Charger, so CableOrganizer.com sent us a review unit and all we needed to do was wait for some sun. Luckily for us, the sun is returning around these parts. So we rounded up a bunch of dead batteries and got to work.

This solar battery charger will charge AAA, AA, C and D size batteries and has a solar power meter on top which shows the charging rate. Just open the plastic cover and put some batteries in. At any one time, you can charge several batteries, a few AA or AAAs along with some Ds for instance.

Universal to cut CD prices to between $6 and $10

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2010

The music business continues its downward spiral. Universal, one of the big four record labels, is now planning to cut the prices of almost all of its CDs to between $6 and $10.

This new test is called the Velocity program. The average price for CDs has been between $10 and $12 for awhile. And if they stick to this, other labels will do the same. Great for music lovers, bad for them. Could this really make actual CDs cheaper than downloads? Are Cds even worth making anymore?

Emerge ReTrak Retractable Universal Notebook Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

Emerge ReTrak Retractable Universal Notebook ChargerEmerge Technologies just dropped its latest retractable universal notebook charger dubbed the ReTrak. If you carry a lot of devices with you, this will come in very handy. It’s designed specifically for those on the go and aims to make your life easier.

The small and lightweight 90W charger features fully retractable cords that can extend nearly three meters, two USB ports for charging multiple devices (iPods, Blackberrys, MP3 etc) and it works with over 7000 different notebook models. The ReTrak Universal Charger will cost you $99.99.

Solar Technology unveils universal CamCaddy camera charger

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2009

Solar Technology unveils universal CamCaddy camera chargerSolar Technology’s CamCaddy universal camera charger is already available in a bundle with the company’s Freeloader Pro solar charger, but now it’s available by itself. The charger isn’t 100% “universal”, but the company says it should be compatible with over 85% of the proprietary batteries used in digital cameras, camcorders and DSLRs, and if you are unsure, just check their website before you buy.

The charger is also of course still fully compatible with the Freeloader and Freeloader Pro, and it comes with a car adapter, a USB charging cable, and US and Euro plug adapters so you should be covered.

NU Universal Docking Station

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2009

NU Universal Docking StationOne of the major drawbacks of a netbook is the lack of storage options. That’s why NU is offering their Universal Docking Station for netbooks. It’s pretty darn useful and comes with an integrated Super-Multi DVD writer next to a removable enclosure that can hold another 2.5″ hard drive.

But that’s not all. They also threw in a two-port USB hub and a built-in fan. No word yet on price or availability, but it should be headed stateside soon.

Hands on: Griffin iTrip Auto Universal FM Transmitter

Posted in Review by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2009

Hands on: Griffin iTrip Auto Universal FM TransmitterThe iTrip is a pretty simple device. The idea is that you plug one end into your car cigarette lighter socket and the other into the earphone jack of your MP3 player, replacing your car radio with the soothing sounds of your own music collection playing through FM radio.

It’s just that simple. Just plug it in and find a frequency where you hear only static. You’ll get better results if you find one that has some neighboring frequencies with static. Then use the + or – buttons to tune your MP3 player to the same frequency. Just like that your player has replaced your car radio.

2012: Target date for universal cellphone charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2009

2012: Target date for universal cellphone chargerWe knew there must have been some significance to the year 2012 other than the Mayan calendar ending. The GSM Association has announced that it and 17 of it’s partner companies are working a universal cellphone charger solution. They think they will have a common format in place by 2012.

Seems like it should meet the deadline no problem since the group’s choice of connector, micro-USB, has already gained acceptance as a pretty common format. They say that the “majority” of new phones sold by 2012 will support what they’re describing as the universal charging solution, which will need to meet strict requirements to be broadly compatible.

Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal Remote

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2009

Logitech Harmony 1100 Universal RemoteThe Harmony 1100 is showing itself off in Las Vegas, and the main selling point is the customizable, 3.5-inch QVGA full-color touchscreen. Buttons are so last century. You push them, sometimes they click, sometimes they don’t. Touching a panel is so much more sexy to up your volume and change channels.

It’s a good looking device. The unit features a rechargeable battery and RF capabilities, and a guided online setup makes programming simple. You want one don’t you? Sorry. It’s not shipping to the US and Europe until next month, when it will cost you $499.99.

BGP100 Bluetooth gamepad for phones

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on December 31st, 2008

BGP100 Bluetooth gamepad for phonesAlthough we wish it were so, we have to face reality: Your cell phone is not going to become your primary portable gaming device anytime soon. The best it can hope for is offer a decent alternative to the DS and PSP, especially with the iPhone’s capability. But what about other powerful handsets that could prove to be decent gaming platforms, but lack the proper controls?

The BGP100 Bluetooth gamepad for phones aims to fill this void, and supports a bunch of smartphone platforms including Windows Mobile, PocketPC and Symbian UIQ. It features a special twisting design and you can attach the BGP100 to a wide range of phones as long as they do not exceed 55mm in width. If it turns out that your handset is too large for the BGP100, you can also use it as a standalone gamepad when folded up.