Archive for July, 2008

HP working on cheaper Mini-Note netbook

HP working on cheaper Mini-Note netbook

Buoyed by the success of their original Mini-Note budget ultraportable, HP are planning a second, cheaper version to better compete with the ASUS Eee and other lower-priced netbooks.  According to Jerel Chong, HP Australia’s Market Development Manager for Notebook PCs, the company is looking to develop a "a similar device (to the 2133) but at a lower cost ... It won’t be as durable but it will be cheaper".

Revo iBLIK RadioStation iPod dock with WiFi & DAB digital radio

Revo iBLIK RadioStation iPod dock with WiFi & DAB digital radio

Revo have added iPod compatibility to new models in their iBLIK range of DAB digital radios and WiFi streamers.  The iBLIK RadioStation features DAB and DAB+ radio reception, FM radio with RDS, WiFi internet radio and digital music streaming from PC or Mac.  There's also an iPod dock which both plays back content stored on the PMP and simultaneously recharges it.

Sato USB Drive from the Solid Alliance

Sato USB Drive from the Solid Alliance

Apparently it's flash drive Friday, because I've managed to write up two in a row thus far. We'll see if I can toss in one more this afternoon. This one comes straight from the infamous Solid Alliance.

Star Wars Mimobot Series 3

Star Wars Mimobot Series 3

My thoughts on the Star Wars Mimobots is always a little shaky. Thus far there are very very few that I would actually consider forking out the cash for. However, I'm actually really liking series three.

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

I must say that I'm impressed by Activision. They have announced yet another track pack for Guitar Hero III. Granted, it won't be out until next month, but it's definitely good to see that they haven't given up on DLC. So what could possibly follow up the Virtuoso Pack? Apparently only a trio of Dragonforce tracks.

Capcom goes retro with Mega Man 9

Capcom goes retro with Mega Man 9

Back in the NES days I loved to play Mega Man. However, much like Sonic the Hedgehog, as the games continued over the years, I started enjoying them less and less. It's been a few years since I've even touched a Mega Man game (aside from replaying the original last year), but I have to say that I'm excited about what Capcom is doing with Mega Man 9.

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

It's tradition that with every Guitar Hero game, there are rumors regarding “leaked” setlists that will show up from all over. I do believe that we have our first such list, which of course comes from someone with absolutely no explanation as to how they came upon it. Hit the jump for the entire list.

MobileMe – Why It Makes Me Angry and Hopeful

MobileMe – Why It Makes Me Angry and Hopeful

Apple's MobileMe is an innovative synchronization service that allows you to keep your bookmarks, emails, calendar, contacts and photos all up to date on all of your devices including your laptop, desktop and iPhone. This is a fantastic idea because I have wasted more hours than I can count getting all of my devices to sync up and "talk" to each other. I e-mail myself things instead of plugging in my phone to my laptop, because it takes too long. You get the picture.

So with MobileMe, I was pretty excited. It offered a convenient way to connect all of my junk (as I call it) and since I already had a .mac account, this was a no brainer. Of course when .mac switched to Mobile Me, all the images on my website disappeared, but that's an entirely different story...

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JVC HP-SX505 Neodymium headphones announced

JVC HP-SX505 Neodymium headphones announced

JVC have updated their Neodymium in-ear canal headphone range with the HP-SX505, keeping the same folding design as the earlier HA-SX500 but, according to a company rep, tweaking the specifications.  The new set support a frequency range of 8Hz - 22,000Hz and have a pressure sound sensitivity of 104dB/mW from the 16mm Neodymium driver units.