Archive for October, 2007

Boynq WakeUp iPod clock radio

Boynq WakeUp iPod clock radio

It looks weird, but in a good way, like it could transform into iPodimus Prime at any point. Anyways, the thing perched on its edge are the speaker portions of the device, the front section is the clock and the media selector/controller.

A grand total of 20 watts of output isn’t bad for a clock radio, my Altec Lansing 2.1 system only puts out 12 watts, and I wouldn’t have traded it for a thing, until one of the satellites blew. So there are four quarters if you will to the front of this device, the top right is the iPod dock, top left is the media selector/controller and the bottom two is the clock.

Sprint cell phone unlocking policy

Sprint cell phone unlocking policy

So there was some class action lawsuit in California involving Sprint, and regarding the fact that they lock their handsets to their network. I said regarding the fact, because I couldn’t say their policy, as they didn’t have such a policy in place until now, it was kind of unwritten policy.

Well now they will, and they are going to train all their people on the matter. Furthermore, if you are, or were a customer of Sprint, they will be unlocking handsets starting now, soon, I don’t know when they are starting this procedure, but it is one of the results of the lawsuit. The best part is, the trial didn’t have to go too terribly far, part way in Sprint was kind of like “my bad” and so they offered a solution.

Rock Band to be released November 20th alongside new community page

Rock Band to be released November 20th alongside new community page

Fellow rockers, have I got a treat for you! It has been known for some time that Rock Band would be released on November 23rd. We all know this day to be Black Friday, which is the day no one without an important shopping agenda should leave the house under any circumstances. After apparently listening to their fans, Harmonix has decided to change their release date.

Toshiba misquoted, new Xbox 360 after all?

Toshiba misquoted, new Xbox 360 after all?

So first there was a rumor floating around about a new Xbox 360 SKU that would include an internal HD DVD player. Sometime afterwards Toshiba stepped up and denied the rumor, smashing any hopes that we would be able to minimize the number of cables in our home theater setup. Now Toshiba is back saying that they were misquoted.

Warner Music Group may not renew long-term contract with Apple

Warner Music Group may not renew long-term contract with Apple

I enjoy using iTunes, as it makes organizing, purchasing and playing my music quite simple. Yes, there are other options out there, but iTunes has grown on me over the years and I don't see myself switching any time soon. Despite the fact that many people harbor the same feelings as I do, some major content providers are choosing to back away from their dealings with Apple.

G2016wa – Envision’s new 20-inch 1080i monitor

G2016wa – Envision’s new 20-inch 1080i monitor

I really like my two 19-inch widescreen LCD monitors, but it seem like every day someone is coming out with one that can display 1080i. Take this new one from Envision.

The G2016wa from Envision is a 20-inch LCD display with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. The dynamic contrast ratio is 3000:1 with a 5ms response time.

Sandisk files lawsuit against everyone

Sandisk files lawsuit against everyone

SanDisk is well-known for their flash memory. Any electronics store you walk into is going to carry their flash drives. They won't be the only ones you see though, there will be up to a couple of dozen products from other manufacturers on the shelves as well. Take a good look at the competition there, as SanDisk is suing each and every one of them.

Ping Pong Door – Great for small places

Ping Pong Door – Great for small places

When you live in a small house or apartment, you learn to get creative with the space you have. Naturally larger items such as ping pong tables just aren't going to find their way into your place. That is unless you're really creative about it.

GPS Jacket – Now where did that kid go?

GPS Jacket – Now where did that kid go?

I don't have any children, nor do I plan on having any in the near future. It's not that I don't like kids, it's just that they poo. That, and I'm not sure I'm quite responsible enough to be trusted with a child. One quick trip to the park and I'd lose them. Well, maybe I'm not that bad, but I do have a bad habit of misplacing things. For those parents that have a problem with wandering children, there's an easy way to keep track of them.