Archive for Jun 25, 2008

Motorola ROKR E8 unboxing and hands-on

I managed to sneak out a ROKR E8 at the 2008 Motorola Holiday Gift Guide Preview earlier today.  If you follow SlashGear or Phone Magazine, you're probably already know everything there is to know about the MOTOROKR E8.  However, for those living under a rock over the past months, well read on.

The Digimech clock only looks LED

Alright this incredibly cool clock has a slightly different take on the usual digital clock, by feeding the plastic strips through to show different times. The backing is clear to allow you to watch the gears do their work if you have a fascination for seeing the insides of your tech toys.

DJ Control MP3 from Hercules

DJ Control MP3 from Hercules

Hercules is now reaching out to all aspiring DJs of any age with its new DJ Control MP3.  This is a great gadget for those of you who are want to try your hand at mixing and remixing tunes like a real DJ.

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Camouflage for your satellite dish

It's been a little while since I had a satellite dish last, but I remember all too well how grand it looked mounted to the front of the house I was renting. It was a tiny house too, so even being a small satellite dish it seemed to eat the entire front of the place.

Breast powered gadgets could be possible

Women that happen to be well endowed when it comes to bra size generally have plenty of well founded complaints. Large breasts cause back problems and for the athletic types they have on occasion had to resort to wearing two sports bras just to minimize bouncing.

ZeeVee ZvBox video demos build pre-release excitement

ZeeVee's ZvBox media streamer surprised many with the outpouring of excitement about being able to distribute computer-based (or streamed) media, together with 5.1-channel surround sound, over standard home coax wiring.  Set to release on June 31st, the system hooks up to your PC via USB and then squirts whatever is capable of being displayed on the monitor to any number of ZvBox receivers.  The company were demonstrating ZvBox at CONNECTIONS 2008 recently, and eHomeUpgrade shot a couple of videos of it in action.

Check out the demo videos after the cut

Retro Duo NES and SNES emulator

If classic Nintendo gaming is your obsession, but you're too worried about dust drifting into the cartridge slots of your precious box-fresh original consoles to actually play anything, then the Retro Duo might be the emulator for you.  Comprising both a NES and SNES emulator in one bland, putty-colored (or black & red) box, it plays most titles (including Super Famicom games) and is compatible with the original SNES controllers.

ADA Suite 8200 8-zone multi channel distributed amp

Custom distributed audio specialists ADA (Audio Design Associates) are promising marital bliss with their latest multi-room receiver, the Suite 8200. Supporting eight stereo sources and eight separate output zones, it's a single chassis pre-amp and class-A/B amplifier, all in a 2U rack-mount box.

HP TouchSmart PC launches early

HP's TouchSmart PC may not have MultiTouch but it's still proving popular; despite the $1,249.99 starting price tag I've heard many people say they plan on picking one up.  The 22-inch high-definition desktop was meant to launch on July 13th, but according to HP's online store the IQ504 model and IQ506 model are actually shipping today. 

Hands-on demo video of the HP TouchSmart PC after the cut

Nikon D700 image with 24-120mm lens & pop-up flash leaks

A photo purporting to be of Nikon's upcoming D700 DSLR camera, complete with a new version of the company's 24-120mm lens, has surfaced on a Chinese blog.  If the image is authentic, it confirms that the camera will have a pop-up flash.  Last week supposed promo material documenting the camera turned up.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 rugged UMPC official specs, price confirmed

As expected, Panasonic have released spec details for its upcoming Toughbook UMPC, the CF-U1.  Based around a daylight-viewable 5.6-inch touchscreen with LED backlight, the CF-U1's claim to fame is its ability to withstand a four-foot drop and to resist rain, spills, dust, and vibration.  Grunt is courtesy of a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor (533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache), 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD (with 32GB an option).

ATI Radeon HD 4870 confirmed as cards launch

The official existence of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 chips has been confirmed, with a number of graphics cards using the latest-gen GPU arriving today.  Diamond Multimedia announced their HD 4870 card, which occupies two slots, uses the PCIE 2.0 interface and is fitted with 512MB of GDDR5 memory.  It runs at 725MHz while the memory speed is 900MHz, designed with 800 stream processors.

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