Archive for November, 2007

Toshiba Dynabook satellite TXW/69DW

Toshiba Dynabook satellite TXW/69DW

So not to long ago we learned of ATI’s new 3800 series graphics cards, and already Toshiba is dropping a notebook with the mobile versions of those chips in it. Its Japan only, but still, that’s a pretty quick turn around time.

It’s a 15.4” Dynabook with the HD 3800 chip in it, the Intel PM 965 Express chipset, and a Core 2 Duo T7500 processor. Not a bad show for what I believe is the first notebook to feature the ATI Radeon HD 3800 chipset, I wonder how much video RAM it comes with and whether its GDDR3 or GDDR4.

Cowon D2TV PMP

Cowon D2TV PMP

This thing comes in two variations, a white one, and a black one. What’s the difference? About 6GB, the white one comes with 2GB of storage and the black one comes with 8GB of storage.

As such, the black one can store 9 hours of 1Seg mobile TV, or up to 45 hours of audio in various formats. The battery should last about 7.5 hours, I assume that’s for music, so probably half that or less for video.

Watch with 1GB flash inside

Watch with 1GB flash inside

It connects via USB, and compared to some of the other USB watches I have seen, this one actually has some class to it. It’s still kind of ugly with that large blank space at the bottom of the face, but it’s a step in the right direction.

I don’t know if the USB cable is built in, or if there is a mini USB female port in the side of the watch where a cable would connect the watch to your PC. Regardless, I like the idea of combining flash storage with other objects of use, just carrying a flash drive, its easy to lose, but put that flash drive on your wrist and make it both a fashion accessory and a functional time-telling device, and you are far less likely to forget or lose it.

Green ASUS Eee PC

Green ASUS Eee PC

Alright, so, the Eee PC is sold out everywhere, ASUS can’t make enough of them, and everyone wants one. So some people are forced to search foreign markets or pay outrageous prices on Ebay (the highest bid on one right now is $524.54).

But there is a green one for sale on Ebay Germany by way of a Taiwanese retailer. They can’t even make enough of the Plain White Eee’s (sorry, that’s my little joke) and yet somewhere they are making pastel green ones.

Meizu M8 MiniOne hitting stateside for CES

Meizu M8 MiniOne hitting stateside for CES

In case you’ve forgotten, the M8 is the device that works like an iPhone, now looks like an iPod Touch. It also has storage capacities from like 2GB all the way up to 16GB, and I think it even has 3G, the stats aren’t really set in stone yet so it’s hard to tell.

Personally, I’m cool with a device that’s just close to the iPhone, sure, it might piss some people off, but I’d be really cool with it if when it lands it does have 3G, preferably EV-DO, but that’s just me. Anyways, Meizu will apparently be showing off the device in January at CES and then plans to begin selling it stateside by February.

Xbox 360 gets gutted, returned for full refund

Xbox 360 gets gutted, returned for full refund

Alright, so we all know that certain retailers aren't the brightest when it comes to returns, but this has to be an all-time low. This Xbox was returned completely gutted and a bit of light reading (a text book on medical assisting) shoved inside it.

German iPhones unlocked using iTunes

German iPhones unlocked using iTunes

So some people are willing to spend 600 euro for an unlocked iPhone in Germany. According to customers who have bought the unlock iPhones, their IMEI number is recorded after their purchase and sent to Apple. 24 hours later, the customers were able to connect their iPhones to iTunes and get it unlocked. I’m guessing it won’t take long until the hackers start looking into iTunes unlocking mechanism and release their own unlocking solution using the iTunes.

[via macrumors]

Xbox 360 faceplate for the girly gamers

Xbox 360 faceplate for the girly gamers

Any chick gamer can tell you that we occasionally take a lot of crap from fellow gamers. This faceplate for the Xbox 360 is in direct response to that issue. It is the face plate for ever girl who's ever been asked 'Are you on your boyfriend's Xbox?'.

Sony’s Slim PSP sold over one million unit since its launch in September

Sony’s Slim PSP sold over one million unit since its launch in September

PSP went on diet and gets more popular in Japan as it passes 1 million unit sales within two months. The slimeline PSP went on sale in Japan on 20th of September and according to Sony, it managed to sell 500,000 units within the first two weeks. Sony sheds 19 percent of the slim PSP thickness and 33 percent of its weight. Despite its slim down, the PSP gains more features such as a video-out port. However, Sony still behind Nintendo in handheld console wars as Nintendo’s DS Lite stays ahead in the game.

PSP 'Lite' passes 1m sales mark in Japan [via reghardware]

Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Not every bit of geekery gets that sought after 'geek chic' title and somehow I don't think this mouse is ever going to get it. There are a few bits of geeky Christmas ornaments that look great. This however, is a bit on cheesy side.

I fully admit that it is incredibly witty and I love anyone who finds a new way to reuse old gadgets. It might be a great thing if your third grade child made it. Then it would be a cherished item, but to actually sell it is a whole different ballgame.