Archive for March, 2007

Apple TV: rants and sycophants roundup

Apple TV: rants and sycophants roundup

Fresh onto the street and already Apple's new media streamer has been sized up, stripped down and generally analysed to death.  The unboxingwas nothing in comparison; Engadget have voided their warranty and opened it up - discovering a dinky Intel processor and a removable WiFi chip that uses the case itself as an antenna - while Gizmodo pitted AppleTV against XBox 360 in a one-on-one brawl of media centres.  They decided that while Apple's solution was more elegant, the greater array of options and better value meant the Xbox (when used with Vista) was a better home entertainment solution.

Dopod U1000 unboxed

Dopod U1000 unboxed

It's been interesting mapping the evolution of the HTC Advantage.  What started off as almost universally drooled-over concept photos developed into mixed feelings about the size and appearance of the device (compounded by it having about six hundred different names depending on market and carrier), and to accompany its launch there's now definite rebellion in the air as commenters brand it overpriced ($1,500) and even ugly.  On The Go Solutions, an online vendor, have celebrated its release (in the Dopod U1000 incarnation) with an unboxing video and some photos.

Ecopowered Memory Stick with LCD

Ecopowered Memory Stick with LCD

It's not a problem I personally have, but I guess there could be forgetful people out there who can't remember what's on their USB memory stick.  For those people one of the less-common models which sport LCD displays might be handy, and now TRUS is aiming their latest product at the sub-section of that sub-section that insists on being environmentally friendly.  Their latest memory stick has both a display and a solar panel to power it.

 

Powerline networking is still too expensive

Powerline networking is still too expensive

Home networking is becoming easier everyday. With wireless adapters getting cheaper all the time, it is a piece of cake to get a connection in every part of your house. But what if you want to get the internet in a garage or barn that is too far away to pick up a wireless signal?