Author Archives: Tamara Lapiers


Redpark serial cable for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad outed

Redpark serial cable for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad outed

Back when Apple made the iPhone OS more flexible with how it works with third party accessories, it brought various gaming, PND and even medical companies on stage with it to show off their wares.  Now things look to be getting a bit more serious; peripheral connector firm Redpark have announced their DB9 and RJ11 serial cable reference designs, both approved by Apple, and which will work with not only the iPhone and iPod touch but - Redpark reckons - the iPad too.

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Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

"Cold hands, warm heart" goes the old saying, but if you're more keen on melting the ice around your digits than you are reassuring people of your genial nature then Thanko's new keyboard might appeal.  As well as looking monstrously well built, the USB 'board includes both a fan-cooler and warmer function, designed to keep your hands clement despite the weather.

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Sony working on new version of Mylo

Sony working on new version of Mylo

Will it be a Mylo 2? Or are they just going to sneak in the new features of WiFi and a Camera? There isn’t much info, but other than the camera revealed from the diagrams and the 802.11g WiFi from the wireless testing, there doesn’t appear to be much else different from the original.

Fujitsu MHZ2 BH – Yet another 320GB 2.5″ SATA drive in the market

Fujitsu MHZ2 BH – Yet another 320GB 2.5″ SATA drive in the market

Not to be outdone by Western Digital and Toshiba, Fujitsu announced its latest 2.5” SATA harddrives that sport up to 320GB of storage. The MHZ2 BH series spins at 5400RPM and uses SATA2 interface. It is available in capacity of 40GB, 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 200GB, 250GB and 320GB. According to Fujitsu’s press release, the drives consume only 1.9 watts during its read and write state and 0.6 watts during its idle state. The drives will be available for retail in February of 2008. No pricing information was released by Fujitsu at this moment.

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Rumor : iPhone SDK seeded to some developers

Rumor : iPhone SDK seeded to some developers

There is a rumor floating around the blogosphere that Apple has released the “alpha” iPhone SDK to some developers. Electronista claimed a reliable source has informed them that Apple has given some companies access to the rough version of the tools. The software development kit or SDK allows application developers to create native iPhone and iPod touch software. The source said current rough version of the SDK has clear limitations, although no details information on what limitations they are. Steve Jobs announced to the world in an open letter that an iPhone and iPod touch SDK would be release in February 2008.

Dymo mailing solution review

Dymo mailing solution review

Dymo's desktop mailing solution is a two piece kit with a twin turbo labelmaker and 5lb scale. Both are compact and the label maker has a nice modern design that looks good sitting next to my computer. Tres cute! But most importantly the thing works.