Archive for December, 2006

Teclast touchscreen video DAP

Teclast touchscreen video DAP

With little more than the soft settling of a twisted marshmallow on your nephew's face, Christmas comes and goes.  But does the relentless march of capitalism break step?  No!  Of course it doesn't, because if it did it wouldn't be relentless, would it.  So consider spending your Christmas cash on Teclast's latest touchscreen video DAP, the C260.

A svelte 9.8mm thick, unlike myself the C260 doesn't need to go to the gym post-festive feasting, and the 2.4-inch QVGA display makes navigation easy, unlike myself slightly tipsy on sherry on Christmas morning.  They're keen to boast an 8ms response time, which I'm guessing is for the touchscreen although they're not all to clear about it, plus FM radio, a memory card slot of some description, audio recording and pre-loaded games.

It's attractive in an LG-Chocolate-wannabe, credit-card sized way, and will carry a MRSP of around $51 (399RMB) for the 1GB version when it launches in China.

Teclast to present a card-size mp3 player with touch screen [AVING]

Is there an iPhone-less Macworld ahead?

Is there an iPhone-less Macworld ahead?

Reports from our sister site aMobileME.com have indicated that the keynote given by Steve Jobs at the beginning of MacWorld might not include discussion of an iPhone. Although the report is unconfirmed, a number of interesting features are said to be announced. The report contains information about the iTV, Leopard, Apple Displays, and the new iPod. The report indicates the new iPod will have a user interface similar to the drawings shown below.

Apple will also release a new them to replace Aqua, called "Black Cherry", along with the addition of 20th Century Fox movies to the lineup of films offered in the iTunes Store. Reports of a new iPod have been eerily slow for the past few months, and this new rumor resurrects information that was posted on AppleInsider.com months ago.

No mentioning of the iPhone in Steve’s keynote address! [Via: aMobileME.com]

A White PS3 on eBay

A White PS3 on eBay

After seeing the PS3 market on eBay, Michael Birecki realized that he wasn’t going to make much money selling his ordinary black PS3. And so, he took advantage of his father’s car dealership/body shop and painted his PS3 a glossy white. Although Sony initially planned to release the PS3 in three colors, black, silver, and white, the black is the only one currently available.

So, unless you yourself can accomplish the same 14-hour meticulous paint job, this could be your opportunity to possess possibly the only white PS3 in the world right now. The eBay auction for this white 60GB PS3 will end on December 31st, and bids are already up to $1,525.01 as of this writing. But do note, due to the paint job tampering, you lose the warranty.
Dreaming of a White PS3 Christmas [Via: Kotaku]

EyeToy Going High Def to beat the Wiimote?

EyeToy Going High Def to beat the Wiimote?

The Sony EyeToy got a lukewarm reception a few years back when it was introduced as an add-on for the PS2 that enabled whole body movement detection for an added level of game playing interactivity. But now with the popularity of the Wiimote, there are rumors that Sony is attempting to push a new EyeToy HD for the PS3 as competition.

The EyeToy, for those unfamiliar, is essentially a digital camera for the PS that can be used for both video chatting or whole-body gameplay such as dancing in DDR. Many vex that this will just be another useless and expensive add-on, while others deem it worthy with many great possibilities. What do you think? Aye or nay?

High definition Eye Toy – a better input than the Wiimote? [Via: Gadgetell]

Trinity’s New Car FM Transmitters for iPods

Trinity’s New Car FM Transmitters for iPods

At first glance, they may look like a black and white pair of mini iToilets or iPotties, if you will, but they’re actually the latest Trinity DS-CHFMT Car FM transmitters for your iPod. These little potties function much like other FM transmitters on the market, except, well, they look like little potties and they sit in your cup holder instead of taking up space infront of your stereo controls.

The device has a display that shows the frequency at which the audio is being transmitted and features a new PLL chipset developed by Trinity that actively monitors and preserves treble quality from the the initial music source. It also comes with a 3.5mm minijack that allows you to stream music from generic music players. Shipping from Japan for $55.

Trinity ships car FM transmitter for iPod
[Via: iPodnn]

AOC V500, A Very Slim PMP

AOC V500, A Very Slim PMP

I’m not sure if what’s so alluring about this new PMP is really the device itself or the lovely image of Kiera Knightly used cleverly in this product shot. Nonetheless, this Chinese market AOC V500 is worth a glimpse with its super slim body, sleek styling, and 2.4-inch QVGA LCD.

The device handles audio and video formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG4 and AVI. It also supports JPEGs for picture viewing and connects via USB 2.0. However, nothing really that incredible here besides the 9.8mm thinness, which is pretty darn thin.
AOC V500 Portable Media Player [Via: NewLaunches]

Brother’s New MPrint MW-260 Handheld Printer

Brother’s New MPrint MW-260 Handheld Printer

Forget about finding the nearest Kinkos when you urgently need to print something while on the go. The MPrint line of handheld printers from Brother along with a trusty notebook or Windows Mobile handheld will insure you’re always prepared to print wherever you are. Brother’s latest MPrint device is the MW-260, which can handle a larger paper size of A6 rather than the A7 of previous models. At a maximum 300dpi resolution, the tiny printer can pump out an impressive 20 black and white pages per minute.

And with the ability to connect via Bluetooth, IR, or USB, you wont have the hassle of carrying around additional cables. This handheld printer is set to release first in Japan during March 2007 and then soon after in North America. There is no word yet on pricing.

Brother updates with larger mobile printer
[Via: Electronista]

Miuro the Robot Boombox

Miuro the Robot Boombox

Let your music follow you around the house with the robot boombox called Miuro. This little guy can connect to your iPod or wirelessly stream music from your PC. Using the handheld remote, you can command this 11-pounder to roll, dance, and follow you around.

But don’t be fooled by its cute toy-like appearance, because the Miuro not only features Kenwood speakers, it also costs a whopping $930. I suppose if you swapped in your pure bred Bichon Frise, you’d be able afford yourself this new companion that wont urinate on your furniture but will roll over and play dead all the same.

Robot Boombox makes music mobile [Via: SciFi Tech]

Visiontac VGPS-700 are tiny and shiny

Visiontac VGPS-700 are tiny and shiny

At first glance, these glossy piano black cubes may look like some new competiton for the iPod Shuffle, but these fashionable little gizmos are not mp3 players, but rather, Bluetooth GPS receivers from Visiontac called the VGPS-700. They went head to head with the Navicore Personal 2007 GPS in the size competition over at Gizmodo where volume comparison of worthy gadgets is a common ritual of geekdom.

However, it seems that other than the size factor, there’s nothing much else really exciting here. It uses the SiRF Star III chipset and has a 17-20 hour battery-life.

Visiontac introduces world’s smallest Bluetooth GPS receiver [Via: MobileMag]

Happy Holidays to all of You!

Happy Holidays to all of You!

The staffs at SlashGear would like to wish all of you happy holidays. From Dec 24th to Dec 25th we will not be updating SlashGear as we are going to spend time with our family and friends. News and updates will continue as usual on the 26th. Have a safe holiday!