Archive for March, 2007

More AMtek T200 info: old age explains anaemic specs

More AMtek T200 info: old age explains anaemic specs

Tablet manufacturers AMtek were at CeBIT this year, flaunting their T200 iTabletWarner Crocker and Hugo Ortega were quick to point out that the T200 is no spring chicken; in fact Hugo has had one - in the shape of the original TabletKiosk Sahara - for over two years.  What's interesting (and, I suppose, CeBIT worthy to AMtek's mind) is that thanks to a recent bios update you can now upgrade the T200/Sahara to Vista, which was previously impossible.  Never one to shy away from a challenge (or an opportunity to flaunt himself to the camera - looks like Kevin Tofel has some competition!) Hugo has filmed the full Vista upgrade:

To these naive eyes it looks like now that TabletKiosk have advanced the Sahara range AMtek (the manufacturer) is now free to market the T200 themselves.  I told you I was naive; Hugo tells me AMtek have no plans to directly market the T200, and TabletKiosk remain the distributor and the people to contact if you're interested in getting your hands on one.  Thanks for the tip-off, Hugo!

TabletKiosk i215 Sahara Slate - SlashGear [Uber Tablet]

SlashGear goes to CTIA Wireless 2007

SlashGear goes to CTIA Wireless 2007

They've only just finished sweeping up the aisles after CeBIT, and already the geeks are itching for CTIA Wireless in beautiful Orlando. Our cellphone-obsessed maestro of the mobile, Vincent Nguyen, has hitched up his horse and is off to cover the event, so you can rely on SlashGear and our sister-site SlashPhone to keep you as up to date as it's possible to be without actually sucking the fact-juice from the brains of industry execs.

CTIA Wireless 2007

Nokia N95 lands in reviewers’ laps

Nokia N95 lands in reviewers’ laps

The Nokia N95 is finally shipping, and Darla Mack is doing a damned good job of making me sickeningly jealous by flaunting hers to the camera.  Actually, I'm surprised she didn't give herself a hernia trying to carry the bloody thing; there's a massive amount in the Nokia gift-pack.  Still, a BH-501 Bluetooth Headset, Nokia SU-8W Wireless Keyboard, 2GB MicroSD and AD-42W Audio Gateway haven't distracted Darla from the prize itself, and I'm sure we can expect some hands-on feedback from her weekend of playing.

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TufTab gets touched up

TufTab gets touched up

The other day we all had a little snigger at the new TabletKiosk TufTab range, so named because it can withstand minor falls and the occasional splashing from a moderately-sized child's paddling pool.  Now, like one of those bizarrely prescient people with big eyes, cam-toting lens jockey JKK has shot an all-hands-on-deck fondle of the Mobits VX3 UMPC that the TufTab UMPC is basically a rebrand of.

Mobits VX3 UMPC [JKK Mobile]

Motion to raise the Slate bar

Motion to raise the Slate bar

God bless the FCC; if you wanted a better way of getting pre-announcement product details then you'd have to start kidnapping company execs and dosing them up with sodium pentothal.  A reader over on GottaBeMobile has gone digging and found a filing by slate Tablet PC experts Motion for a new machine so far called the LE1700.  It's not only a slender little bugger, it's a highly spec'd one too; Motion apparently have their own version of the active/passive dual-mode touchscreen, called WriteTouch, and it'll be the first slate with an SXGA resolution screen. 

 

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HP remind us that they do streaming media too

HP remind us that they do streaming media too

If you thought Apple's media competitors would sit back and let the company bask in Apple TV-related limelight, then you're a silly monkey with unpleasantly cottage-cheese-like thighs.  No sooner had we written about the latest batch of reviews and musings on the slinky streamer than HP dropped us a line to gently remind everyone that they've been flexing their media-muscles for some time now.

Core to their boast is the MediaSmart line, a range of Windows-powered media centres built into flat-panel TVs.  To be fair to Apple, there's no small amount of price difference; for the $2,199 the 2006 MediaSmart 37-inch TV cost you could buy seven Apple TV units and still have enough for a few iTunes Store downloads too.

Check out HP's comparison chart after the cut, but remember to take it all with a pinch of fiscal-salt...

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The ultimate device in kneecap warming

The ultimate device in kneecap warming

When you're sitting in your favorite computer chair working away at whatever it is you do at you PC, do your knees get cold? Yes, that's right knees. Well, if you have some strange disorder that causes your knees to get cold whilst reading Slashgear, I've finally got the cure.

USB Heading Knee Pads from Warmmi. Oh yes, it is everything that you could ever imagine. You just slip it over your kneecaps, plug it in and enjoy the wonderful warming sensation. Rumor has it that you can even use them on your elbows as well.

Seriously though, I can't ever remember a time where I thought to myself “boy my knees are really cold.” Usually, my whole leg is cold, then I just change out of shorts and put on some pants. But if you think these may be for you, you can grab one for about $20.

USB Heating Knee Pads [via coolestgadgets]

Mouse that can input Chinese writing

Mouse that can input Chinese writing

I know that the English language is supposedly the hardest language to learn It actually makes me pretty proud of myself for being able to do so. But I think that Chinese has to be the hardest language to write. There are just so many different characters to learn. Granted, it probably doesn't seem that hard to those that speak and write Chinese as a native language.

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