Archive for Feb 22, 2006

Store your bike on a tree

Store your bike on a tree

What a great way to hide your bike from being stolen, vandalised and protect it from the weather. A Swiss company has designed something new that protects your bike from all sorts of troubles. Bike Tree keeps bikes out free from trouble, by letting cyclists guard their bike with a password and a magnetic key. Plus these bike tress gives some shade to pedestrians as well. The city would consider buying some, by having some selling ad space on the canopies. Expect one closer to you soon.

Clima Techfit by Adidas

Clima Techfit by Adidas

Adidas has released its latest athletes suit in the Turin's Winter Games Olympics recently. The suit, named the Clima Techfit enchances the performance of the athlete by preventing athletes from lapsing into inefficient postures normally brought on by fatigue, therefore keeping oxygen intake high and performance higher. This would definately make you more competitive in the games compared to other athletes. Great way to improve yourself.

Battleship: Star Wars

Battleship: Star Wars

An exciting edition of a classic board game, this electronic version evokes the sounds and images of Star Wars™ in four different strategy games, including solo play and player-to-player challenge. The system guides players through the different games with digitized voice commands, while the distinctive sound of ion cannons, concussion missiles, and proton torpedoes signal salvo launches as players try to knock out their opponent’s Star Destroyers, X-Wing Fighters, Millenium Falcon, and other iconic ships from the movie series. Sells for $59.95 and available now.

USB Air Purifier

USB Air Purifier

Need something to freshen your surrounding? The new USB Air Purifier from Anion Technology would suit to make you feel like home. This nifty little gadget gets rid of all the bad air, including allergens, pollutants and odours. This air purifier runs on an USB plug. Simply plug it in and it starts freshening out. This is great for people who suffers allergies and definately its good for spring.

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D

The new Canon SLR was released in the PMA Show in Orlando. The latest Canon camera, the 30D sports 8 megapixel and it comes with a 2.5 inch LCD. Suprisingly, the 30D would be cheaper than its successor, the 20D and will sell for $1,399 in March. No big improvements, but it still does the job.

BenQ-Siemens S88

BenQ-Siemens S88

This mobile phone has one of the brightest color screens since it comes with an OLED screen. The S88 comes in black or white and has a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player and Bluetooth.

This phone performs as a very standard phone compared to the upcoming Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones. Compared to other phones, the User Interface and the camera interface can be a bit slow and the camera button can be filmsy. No word on it's availability yet.

Blackberry 7100i – Video Review

Blackberry 7100i – Video Review

Blackberry technology is well known among mobile professionals. Designed originally to connect remote users with corporate email accounts, this enterprise solution has evolved to provide amazing capability today as the branded by Nextel.

Featuring a large, bright, sunlight-readable 240 x 260 display you’ll have a host of tools at your command with the device. The 7100i incorporates email from corporate or personal accounts, SMS text messaging, phone with speakerphone, personal organizer software, web browser, and even a built-in GPS. The Nextel walkie-talkie feature is another plus, allowing you to connect with co-workers with simple push-to-talk connectivity. This feature, new on the Blackberry, has been a powerful tool for Nextel customers in real estate, sales, construction, and many other team based enterprises.

All this comes in a well designed package that’s a bit bigger than other smartphones but comfortable and convenient to use. Many features are accessed through a thumbwheel with a push-to-select feature. This is great for fast scrolling through menus and displays which can be awkward on other phone browsers. Spinning the wheel moves you through the basic icons on the main menu. Press the wheel to select a feature. Spin again to get where you want next and press to select. Busy web pages and long emails are no problem. Please review the full video report on our website for a look at Blackberry 7100i functions.

[flv]http://www.slashgear.com/videos/Blackberry_7100i_WS_540x300_512kbps_Stream.flv[/flv]Blackberry 7100i - Video Review

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Trust’s Triangular USB Hub: the First of its Kind

Trust’s Triangular USB Hub: the First of its Kind
If USB hubs are a common thing these days, then what’s so uncommon about this? Yes, this is a triangular hub, the first of its kind. It has an aluminum body with 4-port USB 2.0-powered HUB which allows data transfer at the rate of 480Mbits/sec and is also equipped with a power adapter if the circumstance requires. Reaping the advantage of its triangular shape it now becomes more accessible and can be placed in many positions and by using just one port of the computer it allows you to connect to four USB devices.
The Hot Swappable function makes it possible to connect remove peripherals at any time without the needing to restart your computer. It measures 28x101x25mm and is fully Windows Plug & Play. The hub is available now for £14.99.
  
 

Breathe Testing Pen: A life Saver

Breathe Testing Pen: A life Saver

Needless to say drinking and driving is dangerous and we all are obviously aware of this. In spite of that when we drink we aren’t aware of anything and we often cross the limits and get totally sloshed. So, it’s advisable not to drink and drive, but for every plan you should always have a backup. This small pen ‘Breathe Testing Pen’ with a built-in mini breathalyzer can indicate if you have reached your limits. What you basically have to do is blow into a hole on top of the pen. The whole process takes just a few seconds. If you are out then the green LED turns red, indicating it’s a better idea to go back in a taxi. It’s very small and can be carried everywhere with convenience. The market price of this life saving instrument is $35. 

 

 

Toshiba readies large HD Ready digital LCD TVs

Toshiba readies large HD Ready digital LCD TVs

Toshiba has finalized April for the launch of its new HD Ready LCD TVs, in the WL66 series. Four models are introduced in WL66 series with 32, 37, 42, 47” inch screen size, featuring integrated digital TV receivers and a pair of HDMI ports. Dual SCART sockets and a headphone socket are also included with a competent video input. Last two big screens provides a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with brightness of 550cdpm² and first two small TVs supports a resolution of 1366 x 768 and 500cdpm² brightness. Toshiba’s Active Vision LCD image processing technology is used in these models to enhance picture, color, contrast and movement. These LCD TVs provide PAL and NTSC playback, 20W RMS speakers (SRS WOW 3D audio enhancement) and a headphone socket. Price for all four models is yet to be decided by company.

MegaSIM 512 MB SIM Cards

MegaSIM 512 MB SIM Cards

This year, Orange is introducing a new technology named MegaSIM card. It’s a 512 MB SIM card, if seen in comparison with other SIM cards (64k) it will hold 8000 times more data. This new MegaSIM is the result of a joint venture between M-systems, Oberthur Card Systems, LG Electronics, and Orange. While other companies are introducing 64k SIM cards, Orange already has plans to blow everyone out of the water with the launch of its 512MB MegaSIM card.

LG’s TV-Playing V9000

LG’s TV-Playing V9000

This week in 3GSM conference 2006, Barcelona, LG displayed its V9000. V9000 is considered to be pitched up against Samsung’s SGH-P900 for high-end cellphone supremacy. V9000 sports a 1.3 Megapixel camera, 30 MB of onboard memory, virtual 3D surround sound and receive wireless TV signal on its 256k screen. This phone has ability to record one-hour long show and has a amazing battery support of 3 hours TV playing. V9000 is expected to come in Italy and Germany in first half of 2006.No information regarding its price is available as yet.

 

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