July 28, 2008 · 9:10 am
The Wii Laser Sword add-on will give you a more tactile experience kicking some Vadar ass! A motion detection sensor will light up when you move the sword! It’s only useful with a few games but still looks like fun. No price announced yet. Stay tuned.
July 19, 2008 · 6:16 am
You stood in that long line and finally got your beloved iPhone 3G… well, now it’s time for some new Accessories. You know the ones that used to come free with every shiny new iPhone…. you can pick up that previously included iPhone 3G Dock for $29 HERE.
Keep close tabs on that power cable that came with your iPhone, one does NOT come with the dock.
And if you need some handy iPhone 3G Universal Dock Adapters, they come 3 to a Pack for only $9. Get them HERE.
Time to rock out with your dock out!
July 14, 2008 · 7:39 am
BlackBerry Thunder live shots
Dying to get a sneak peek at the BlackBerry Thunder’s on-screen keyboard? Had enough with the iPhone madness? Check out these shots that surfaced yesterday evening. While we can’t tell how well the unit works from the pictures, you can certainly get a feel for how it’s going to look. We’ve heard that there are newer OS versions floating around, so let’s just hope RIM plans to skin those keyboards faster than an Alabamian on a puma — they’re hideous.
(Via The Boy Genius Report)
July 9, 2008 · 11:21 am
BlackBerry Thunder not ready
Just when we were finished telling you that the BlackBerry Thunder’s haptic touch screen keyboard was the greatest thing evar, it turns out that things may be a bit of a mess over in RIM development land. According to one of Boy Genius’ sources, the BlackBerry Thunder is lagging far behind on development time and is “in no way shape of form market-ready.” And that awesome keyboard? Not so awesome. Reports are that it’s annoying to type on and the screen ripples when the touchscreen is pressed. Meanwhile, UI response times are pretty bad, buttons don’t click right, and RIM’s new touch-and-drag method of selecting items isn’t up to snuff. In short, says BGR’s source, “Most of the people who have handled it thinks it’s a joke.” We haven’t seen the thing ourselves lately, but if this report is true, it looks like you’ll be waiting a while before you get your hands on a Thunder.
July 8, 2008 · 10:46 am
Drobo storage gets dual FireWire 800 ports
Data Robotics today gave its Drobo storage robot an often-requested update with an upgraded model that adds dual FireWire 800 ports to the existing model. The extra bandwidth allows a Drobo with more than one drive to potentially transfer data far faster than the existing USB 2.0 connection (up to 50MB read, 35MB write) while providing a free port to daisy-chain other devices.
The four-bay robot also has a better processor to improve shuffling data between drives as it creates its automatic redundant backups, or else out to an attached computer. Data Robotics is using the new model as a direct replacement and ships it for $499 with all of the Serial ATA bays empty; versions preloaded with 2TB or 4TB of disks sell for $899 and $1,299 respectively.
Original USB-only Drobos are being cleared out at $349 for an empty model, $749 for a 2TB model, and $1,075 for a fully-laden 4TB model.
Check it out HERE
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June 30, 2008 · 8:42 am
Star Wars Toys – The Voice Activated R2-D2
Here’s another cool Star Wars toy, the voice activated R2-D2.
Previously only Luke Skywalker could boast about having his own droid but now you can too. This little R2D2 unit may not be able to help you blow up spaceships, shut off trash compactors or project images of Princess Leia but he does have a few other tricks.
The new Voice Activated R2D2 obeys more than 40 voice commands so you can tell him to move forwards, back, dance, behave and much more. His built in sensors enable him to follow you around. Bits of him light up, his head spins, he plays the famous Star Wars Cantina song and he’ll even carry your beer can around for you.
R2D2 can also be put into sentry mode and will beep if the room he is guarding is invaded, ideal if you live close to those droid-stealing Jawas.
The voice activated R2-D2 is available to buy online for £129.99 about $260.
(Via Geeky Toys)
June 26, 2008 · 6:54 pm
$179 DXG-567V HD camcorder uploads right to YouTube
Uh oh, DXG’s creeping its way up into luxury territory. Earlier this year, we saw the outfit dish out a craptacular $149 HD camcorder, and just a few months back we were introduced to the $169 DXG-569V. Now, it’ll take another Hamilton in order to rightfully claim its newest unit, the DXG-567V. The pocket-friendly cam is available in four different hues, ships with rechargeable AA batteries and uploads directly to YouTube and other video sharing sites without much hassle at all. DXG claims that this bugger captures video at 1,280 x 720 (30fps), but even at $179, we have our doubts about the overall quality. Better watch out though, by this time next year you’ll see DXG perched up beside Sony, Panasonic and the rest of the respected gang.
June 23, 2008 · 11:11 am
JVC NX-PN7 – Dual Docks for your iPod and iPhone
There are many people out there who own both an iPhone and an iPod. JVC is trying to bank on the idea of satisfying these consumers by unveiling its latest speaker docks for both iPhone and iPod. The JVC NX-PN7 features two docks for both devices to sit on the docking speaker system.
While the intention is to accommodate two different devices, it can also dock two iPods. The NX-PN7 sports AM/FM radio tuner, a clock, timer, and a video output for video viewing on your TV.
The remote that comes with the dock features iPod control keys that simulate the iPod control wheel layout to give you familiar feeling of navigation. The JVC NX-PN7 is now available for $149.95.
June 23, 2008 · 10:19 am
Macally PowerTune Do-It-All Charger /Speaker /Case /Stand iPod Accessory
Macally’s PowerTune is one of those iPod accessories that just make sense to get. Designed for the iPod Classic and 5th generation iPod, the PowerTune is a portable speaker that also moonlights as a battery charger. But that’s not all folks, it also doubles as a protective case and a stand. The speaker itself has two built-in 500mw speakers with volume control, while the device recharges your iPod’s battery from power drained from a USB port. The PowerTune retails for a reasonable $39.99, which is probably less than the total you would spend if you bought all four types of accessories.
(Via Chip Chick)
June 17, 2008 · 9:40 am
Eight megapixel geo-tagging Cyber-shot tops out Sony Ericsson’s new batch
The C905 Cyber-shot claims a “complete digital camera experience” on a phone, with the style and responsiveness of the real thing. Picture quality? Sony Ericsson says it’s “outstanding.”
A 2GB memory stick is included on the phone, which has GPS geo-tagging and can send photos over Wifi, or display them using the bundled TV-out cable. This GSM/EDGE/HSDPA device will be offered in Q4, in black, silver and gold.
The S302 Snapshot s a less capable affair, with only a 2 megapixel camera and 20 MB of internal memory. There’s no free memory stick, but it can upload its photos over bluetooth and has basic photo-editing tools built-in. It will be available in the fourth quarter, in gray and this delightful shade of blue.
No prices yet.
(Via Boing Boing Gadgets.)
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