Author Archives: Shawn Farner


Pharos books the Traveler 137 for later this quarter

Pharos books the Traveler 137 for later this quarter

If you're in the market for a Windows Mobile device that does GPS really, really well, the newly introduced Pharos Traveler 137 looks like it won't lead you astray - literally.  If it does, it's just not doing its job.

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Epson dims the lights, spotlights a new home theater projector

Epson dims the lights, spotlights a new home theater projector

Do you love your home theater setup?  Do you sit at work all day, counting down the minutes until you can go home and watch a movie?  Are you thinking about your home theater right now?  So is Epson.  They want to be a part of it, and as a result, they've announced a new home theater projector - the PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB.

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Battery replacement in the 17″ MacBook Pro will cost $179

Battery replacement in the 17″ MacBook Pro will cost $179

The much-welcomed announcement of the 17-inch MacBook Pro did not come without a little bit of bad news, mainly about the battery.  The new MBP's battery will boast an impressive 8 hours of use, but will unfortunately be non-removable.  Apple's hope is that you'll never need a battery replacement, but if you do, plan on dropping $179 to get it.

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Could it be? Is it Sony’s VAIO P?

Could it be? Is it Sony’s VAIO P?

The folks over at Engadget seem to think that the device they snapped a picture of here is the fabled Sony VAIO P, a super small netbook we took a look at late last month.  In case you don't remember, Sony claimed that the P "fits in a pocket".

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D-Link unveils a USB-powered monitor for multi-taskers

If you find yourself constantly wishing you had more screen real estate to work with, D-Link has a new product that might interest you.  The D-Link SideStage hopes to provide a bit more space without the need for an entire second monitor.

Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

 If you're the forgetful type, it's likely you've forgotten your clothes in the washer at least a few times.  Ryan Rose decided to solve that problem using an interesting tool - Twitter.  You can watch a video about Ryan's tweeting washing machine after the jump.

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New Mini netbook on the way from HP

New Mini netbook on the way from HP

HP has announced a new addition to their Mini line of netbooks, the Mini 2140.  This new Mini has a sleek looking design due to its all-aluminum case, though its specs are typical for most netbooks.  Check out the rest of the post for more details and a couple more pictures.

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VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

Yes, the company is VTech and, no, this product is not a landline telephone.  VTech has decided to surprise us with the IS9181, a Wi-Fi internet radio receiver that can stream music from over 11,000 internet radio stations. 

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Kill two birds with one D-Link stone

Kill two birds with one D-Link stone

We're starting to see a lot of devices wearing multiple hats, so to speak, and the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-685 is no exception.  Not only is the DIR-685 an 802.11n Wi-Fi router, it also packs network attached storage (NAS) and D-Link's SharePort Technology, which allows printers, scanners and other devices to be shared over the network via USB.

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iLuv will show off yet another cool iPod dock at CES

iLuv will show off yet another cool iPod dock at CES

iLuv, the maker of many cool iPod products, is set to unveil another iPod-related product at this year's CES.  It's an iPod dock-slash-alarm clock, but as you can see from the photo, this one's a bit different than previous models.

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Stream from PC to TV wirelessly via Wisair’s USB Adapter

Stream from PC to TV wirelessly via Wisair’s USB Adapter

If you've ever wanted to stream content from your PC to your TV without running cables or setting up a network, Wisair's USB Display Adapter will be a lifesaver.  The device is not only great for streaming to a TV, but also to another monitor and even a projector.

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Gorgeous new drives from LaCie

Gorgeous new drives from LaCie

LaCie plans on bringing a couple new optical drives and hard drives our way and they look nice.  Out of the two drives announced, one is a DVD±RW drive and one is a gorgeous hard drive in a polished black case.

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