Archive for January, 2008

VUDU slashed price to battle AppleTV?

VUDU slashed price to battle AppleTV?

In respond to the recent announcement from AppleTV & Apple Video on demand, the broadband IP-based Vudu slashed its $399 Set-To-Box down to $295, effective yesterday in order to compete with the crowded VOD market.

3-in-1 mouse adds a speaker and microphone

3-in-1 mouse adds a speaker and microphone

This 2-button plus scroll wheel mouse has a couple of other functions as well, namely it has a built in speaker and microphone so you can use it for VoIP calls. The mouse is a low 800dpi optical mouse, but that should be sufficient for on the go as you probably wouldn’t be caught dead with one of these unless you were on the go.

MacBook Air benchmarked against its brethren

MacBook Air benchmarked against its brethren

There isn’t a much better way to find out just how much of a runt the youngest in a family is than to hold a pentathlon testing everything that matters in athletic capabilities. So that’s what Gizmodo did, pitting the new MacBook Air against an MBP and a regular MacBook.

Mobile DJ boiled down to a pocket sized mixer

Mobile DJ boiled down to a pocket sized mixer

I don’t even really know if you can count this as a mixer since all it can do is control the volume of 2 sources and then output the audio from both sources to one output. But hey, if you’ve got a pair of devices with 3.5mm audio jacks and you want to give it a try, nothing is stopping you.

Knock Off Blu-Ray Discs turn up in US

Knock Off Blu-Ray Discs turn up in US

Buyer Beware! There’ve been reports of black market Chinese movie with emulative Blu-Ray property around. If you've seen one, don’t be tempted with the price, it’s a total Chinese knock-off. The story came from blu-ray.com, the local kiosk vendors known to sell fake Chinese flicks are expanding their artworks to include Blu-Ray signature Blue case and logo.

Even the black market is endorsing the Blu-Ray. Sorry, Toshiba, you will get your turn next round.

[via blu-ray]

MacBook Air – replacing battery is fairly easy

MacBook Air – replacing battery is fairly easy

Apple sealed MacBook Air’s battery and soldered its memory onto the logic board to keep its slim factor. Although it’s sealed, the MacBook Air is quite easy to take apart - our friend at Giz tore the unit they received from Apple (Pic at giz was taken down) to show what underneath the slim and sexy chassis and replacing battery does not seems to be much of scientific workout.

[via giz]