Archive for January, 2008

Rumor – 120GB and 160GB PS3s on the way

Rumor – 120GB and 160GB PS3s on the way

Yesterday I spoke of the many guises of the Nintendo DS. While it has more versions out that the Xbox 360 and PS3 combined, there are rumors floating around that Sony is already considering dropping the 80GB version of their console. In fact, if rumors are to be believed, we should see two brand new SKUs in the near future.

Rock Band Mic reveals the game will be coming to the Wii

Rock Band Mic reveals the game will be coming to the Wii

Remember not too long ago when we told you that Harmonix had finally announced the release of standalone instruments for Rock Band? That was cool, but they neglected to mention any word about a standalone mic. It was widely assumed that they weren't overly concerned about it, as most any USB mic would work. Well, as it turns out, it's already on sale, and its packaging holds a mysterious secret.

While it's not the best picture, that does indeed say "Wii."

XFPS Adapter lets you hook up a keyboard and mouse to your PS3

XFPS Adapter lets you hook up a keyboard and mouse to your PS3

While I've been a console gamer for years, PC gaming has slowly grown on me. That said, there are times I wonder if I wouldn't do a bit better at some of my favorite console games if I used a keyboard and mouse, rather than a controller. If you have a PS3 and some spare cash, you can solve that debate once and for all.

Microsoft has been in talks with Blu-ray camp all along

Microsoft has been in talks with Blu-ray camp all along

If you've followed the whole HD DVD vs Blu-ray format war, you may have noticed that people are declaring a victor. While HD DVD isn't dead yet, it might as well be. This of course means PS3 owners everywhere have something to gloat about when talking to their Xbox 360-owning friends. For now at least.

Nikon Rolls Out Four S series Coolpix

Nikon Rolls Out Four S series Coolpix

The Four S-series is the last Coolpix line-up Nikon has prepared for PMA 2008. The S210 is the company entry level 8 megapixels digicam with slim line design of 0.7-inch in thickness. It uses a 1/2.5” Type CCD sensor with ISO sensitivity ranges from 64 to 2000 with 2.5-inch LCD display. It features 3x optical zoom range of 38mm-114mm (35mm equiv.), electronic VR sensor stabilization, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, movie and 15 scene modes. The camera uses Li-on battery, supports SD/SDHC media storage and comes with a built-in 52mb memory card. The COOLPIX S210 will be available in March, with the price of $180, and color options in plum, graphite black, cool blue, and brushed bronze.

Nikon Intros Coolpix P60

Nikon Intros Coolpix P60

The new coolpix P60 is the Nikon line of affordable P&S features automatic and manual controls for both newcomers and more experienced users. The 8.1 megapixels camera uses a 1/2.5” Type CCD sensor with ISO sensitivity ranges from 80 to 2000 and 2.5-inch LCD display. It also features 4x digital and 5x optical zoom range of 36mm-180mm (35mm equiv.) with Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization.

Nikon Unveils Entry Level Coolpix L18

Nikon Unveils Entry Level Coolpix L18

The newer addition to Nikon’s entry level P&S digicam is the L18. It has a 8.0 megapixels 1/2.5” Type CCD sensor with extended ISO sensitivity up to 1600. It also features a large 3” LCD display, 4x digital and 3x optical zoom range of 35mm-105mm (35mm equiv.) and Anti-shake AE.

OTTO Sound Amplifier

OTTO Sound Amplifier

I’m fond of white noise, in fact, I’m quite dependent on it because silence bothers me. I feel a whole lot better about that fact now that I’ve seen the OTTO sound amplifier… I’m not the only one out there who feels this way.

GR-312 Bluetooth GPS Receiver

GR-312 Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Bluetooth and GPS, these are words I can’t go two hours without hearing. The GR-312 seems like the only logical next step in gadgetry, a combined receiver that’s on-the-go capable. Lucky we have people like NaviSys.