Archive for June, 2008

Wooden portable NES mod

Wooden portable NES mod

At first glance this looks like a Gameboy Micro clad in wood, but actually the scale is rather different.  The handiwork of The Longhorn Engineer, it's in fact a modified Nintendo-on-a-chip (NOAC) retro NES gaming console packed into a custom wooden case and given a 3.5-inch display and Li-ion batteries for some portable classic play.

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ASUS Eee 1000H upgrade potential assessed

ASUS Eee 1000H upgrade potential assessed

The lure of modifying the Eee 1000H was already too much for the TweakTown boys - after all, they'd hardly had ASUS' largest budget ultraportable in the building for a few days before wiping XP and trying out Vista - but they've since taken things one step further and cracked open the casing to take a look at what's inside.  The outcome is surprisingly good; obviously the bigger chassis has left ASUS free to pick some more mainstream components and standardised connectors, making future upgrades a far more realistic proposition.

 

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SlashGear Week in Review – June 23rd

SlashGear Week in Review – June 23rd

Our traditional Sunday "Week in Review" is a little late this time around, but we hope you can forgive us as we've been trying out something new.  To mark the official launch of SlashGear.TV - where you'll be able to find all of our hands-on, unboxing and review videos from SlashGear and all of its sibling sites - we've switched to a video Week in Review.  It's also a chance to introduce our two new writers, Bree Pearson and Ashley Ahern, who will be hosting each week.

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Unsubsidized iPhone may sell for $700

Unsubsidized iPhone may sell for $700

AT&T has still remained mum on the subject of unsubsidized pricing for the iPhone 3G. This is something people are interested in, since many people may not end up qualifying for the unsubsidized price, due to already being mid-contract. (Granted, we still don’t know exactly how AT&T plans on handling this situation). However, some recent news from O2 might give us a good idea of what to expect.

O2 will be charging anywhere from free to £99 (for the 8GB model) which, on the higher end comes up to almost the same as what we are expecting to pay over here. Unlike AT&T, O2 will be offering the iPhone with one of their prepaid plans. You will have to pay an unsubsidized price to get one of these, and they’ve been kind enough to announce the unsubsidized price, which is £350. Now if this unsubsidized price holds true here in the US, we could expect to pay around $700 for an 8GB iPhone.

Edit: Updated to reflect correct price

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Samsung’s U900 Soul now in pink

Samsung’s U900 Soul now in pink

Samsung’s U900 Soul is not exactly a new product, obviously, since we managed to get a hands-on look at it way back in February. However, they have decided to branch out and try to snag a few more customers by adding a new color to the cute little slider phone.

They are tossing in this pretty new pink, hoping to pick up a few more ladies I’d imagine. However, keep in mind when you are trying to decide whether or not to pick one up this new style doesn’t have any extra features besides the color.

The phone is being sold exclusively through Phones4U. It is also being sold with an Orange contract, purely for free.

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