Archive for Jun 24, 2008

iLuv i1255 iPod & DVD budget 5.1 home entertainment system

iLuv i1255 iPod & DVD budget 5.1 home entertainment system

Rocking the budget-Bose look, iLuv's latest surround sound home theatre setup, the i1255, gives you the choice between DVD and iPod audio and video playback.  Your $149.99 obviously doesn't get you a high-def powerhouse - outputs, for instance, are S-Video or standard AV - but there's flexibility a-plenty if you're not bothered with the 1080p revolution. 

Pure One Mini compact DAB digital radio

Pure One Mini compact DAB digital radio

In the world of DAB radios, Pure is perhaps the best known manufacturer.  The company has a variety of high-end digital radio models, but is now aiming for the entry-level customer with the Pure One Mini; just 130 x 135 x 60mm, the Mini has a mono speaker, 16 x 2 mono display to show track titles and can be powered either via the mains or by a rechargeable battery pack.

JVC World’s Thinnest 1080p LCD HDTV on sale next month

JVC World’s Thinnest 1080p LCD HDTV on sale next month

JVC have unveiled their latest LCD TV, and they haven't needed much of a sheet to do the covering.  As of July, the company will be selling the World's thinnest LCD with built-in tuners, measuring just 39mm deep across the majority of its width (and 74mm at the deepest centre-point).  To further emphasise the minimal dimensions, the bezel has been vigorously slimmed too.

ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Edition Review

ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Edition Review

If the ASUS Eee 900 basically amounted to a larger-screened version of the 7-inch original, then the Eee 901 marks its graduation into a distinct model.  Packing Intel's latest 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, in place of the 900's Celeron 900MHz, ASUS could reasonably have left the rest of the notebook the same and simply added a little to the price.  Thankfully they've subjected the 901 to a mild degree of fettling, tweaking case and controls and making for a markedly more attractive proposition.  ASUS sent over the Windows version of the 901; check out what exactly impressed us after the cut.

MacBook Air USB SuperDrive hacked for any computer

MacBook Air USB SuperDrive hacked for any computer

Apple's MacBook Air is undoubtedly a thing of beauty, and its slender little companion DVD burner is not far behind.  Unfortunately, until now only Air owners could enjoy it; despite the best efforts of many, only when plugged into the skinny Apple notebook would the SuperDrive play ball.  Initial suspicions were that the Air's solitary USB port was supercharged power-wise; turns out, it's actually down to some custom firmware in the IDE to USB bridge.  tnkgrl set out testing the drive and finally hacking it with a replacement bridge; she now has a slick external burner that will work with any computer.

Video demonstrating the hacked SuperDrive after the cut

Kohjinsha SC3 & SX3 Atom-powered ultraportable Tablet PCs

Kohjinsha SC3 & SX3 Atom-powered ultraportable Tablet PCs

Kohjinsha are no strangers to the pages of SlashGear, and given their track record of producing interesting ultraportable tablets it's little surprise that they've had a try at Atom-based ultraportables.  The SC3 and SX3 are two compact convertibles, the former with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and the latter with an 8.9-inch 1280 x 768 touchscreen, both using the 1.33GHz Atom Z520 CPU.  Each has 1GB of RAM and a 60GB hard-drive.

This Nokia phone is pure trash – literally

This Nokia phone is pure trash – literally

Nokia has decided to try their hand at a green phone, it is a growing trend so perhaps it's time for them to jump on the bandwagon as well. Although this is still a concept design, the fact that they are trying their hand at it even is a good sign.

The USB 4-Port Hub with Notebook Light

The USB 4-Port Hub with Notebook Light

If you're looking for a USB hub with more than one use, besides being one of the many that just happens to look cool. This little guy is a nice alternative, it not only has 4 different ports but a light as well.

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

If you enjoy your baths but candlelight isn't quite the right mood for you, this cool little planetarium is definitely great for those that are in need of mood lighting. With this you can lay back as it casts pretty starry skies onto your walls.

It makes me wish I could sit still long enough to soak in the tub, however, I just tend to enjoy showers way more. For those that aren't as squirmy as I am, you can also flip the planetarium over and have it cast different colors and designs into the water itself.

The Homestar Spa from SEGA Toys is being sold for $70. It might also be cool for those with hot tubs to give different lighting than the boring colored bulbs that are usually featured in hot tubs.

[via geekologie]

TechRestore puts 500 Gigabyte hard drive on MacBook or MacBook Pro

TechRestore puts 500 Gigabyte hard drive on MacBook or MacBook Pro

TechRestore is offering a certified exchange of your hard drive for a new 500 Gig one, but it'll cost you. This procedure will be done within two days and is door to door shipping for an extra $50, if not standard shipping will cost you $20. this company will clone your old hard drive to the new one causing no data loss which is nice and for an extra $40 they will clone a Bootcamp Windows partition.

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The Big Time Wall Clock for the absent-minded

The Big Time Wall Clock for the absent-minded

If you have a tendency to completely flake on what time it is, this giant wall clock is a nice reminder to keep you on time. The massive clock is large enough that no matter how busy you get, you can't possibly miss the time.

The Hitachi HP-CN11 Swarvoski crystal earbuds

The Hitachi HP-CN11 Swarvoski crystal earbuds

Apparently I'm on a shiny kick this morning, because I've managed to write up two different very shiny gadgets so far. This set of earbuds is looking overly girly already in the pretty pink and even has a Swarvoski crystal thrown in.