Archive for October, 2008

FujiFilm releases FinePix J15FD, entry level 8MP Digicam at 19mm thick

FujiFilm releases FinePix J15FD, entry level 8MP Digicam at 19mm thick

Fujifilm has quietly snuck in a slim type FinePix digital compact onto its global site. The new FinePix J15fd boasts 8.2MP, a Fujinon 3x optical zoom and a 1/2.5-inch CCD sensor to push ISO 1600 light sensitivity as well as VGA movie recording capability. The camera has a thin profile of 19mm, measures at its thinnest part and packs with advance features like Face Detection, Picture Stabilization Mode, Automatic Red-eye reduction, and versatile preset shooting modes for novices and intermediate users.

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TIM ASUS Eee PC 1000H GO with integrated HSUPA

TIM ASUS Eee PC 1000H GO with integrated HSUPA

ASUS and Italian carrier TIM have announced a partnership to offer the Eee PC 1000H GO with integrated 3.5G HSUPA.  The netbook will sell alongside the ASUS Eee PC 901 GO, already available from the carrier, and run Windows XP Home on the usual Atom 1.6GHz N270 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.  Two color options will be available, "pearl white" and "galaxy black", with TIM and Alice Mobile (the carrier's mobile broadband brand) logos.

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Roboppi RC Helicopter with LED lightshow

Roboppi RC Helicopter with LED lightshow

Just because we loved WowWee's Bladestar, doesn't mean we haven't room in our hearts for another RC helicopter.  Today it's the turn of the Roboppi ROBO-P, a tiny rechargeable whirlygig with contra-rotating blades and an LED-illuminated body.

Video of the Roboppi helicopter in action after the cut

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Samsung NC10 reviewed: 7hr battery & great keyboard make it a winner

Samsung NC10 reviewed: 7hr battery & great keyboard make it a winner

Hopes have been high for the Samsung NC10, with preliminary feedback tipping it for top spot in the netbook pile.  After the last round of hands-on feedback we knew it could perform and that the keyboard was exemplary; now, Laptop Mag have delivered both a full review and confirmation that the NC10 may just be the best netbook option around.  Battery life, screen and, of course, keyboard all come in for lashings of praise.

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Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

"Cold hands, warm heart" goes the old saying, but if you're more keen on melting the ice around your digits than you are reassuring people of your genial nature then Thanko's new keyboard might appeal.  As well as looking monstrously well built, the USB 'board includes both a fan-cooler and warmer function, designed to keep your hands clement despite the weather.

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Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Liked the look of Mvix's dual-drive RAID NAS but need room for a third hard-drive?  Thecus Technology may have the network-attached storage for you, then, in the shape of the N3200PRO.  With space for three SATA HDDs for total capacity of up to 3TB, the 160 x 170 x 215mm box offers home and small business users not only the convenience of a media server but the speed and data redundancy benefits of RAID 5.

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Acer Aspire One integrated 3G HSPA mod

Acer Aspire One integrated 3G HSPA mod

In September T-Mobile Germany began offering the Acer Aspire One with integrated 3G; however the factory fit WWAN modem has been an elusive option for the rest of us.  As the breakdown of the netbook proved, however, fitting your own 3G modem shouldn't be too difficult a task: the intrepid tnkgrl has done just that, slotting a mini-PCIe HSUPA/HSDPA/EDGE/GPRS card into the 8.9-inch netbook.

 

DIY Acer Aspire One HSPA video after the cut

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HP Mini 1000 netbook: Hands-on & Review Round-Up

HP Mini 1000 netbook: Hands-on & Review Round-Up

The HP Mini 1000 netbook announcement may only be a few page-scrolls away, but the hands-on opinions are already coming thick and fast.  Its predecessor, the HP Mini-Note 2133, was held in high esteem, and expectations for this new, lower-priced version are big.  From the sound of it HP have delivered in most areas, with the over-arching impression being that, while the specifications are not that unusual, the build and design lift the Mini 1000 above the rest.

More first-impressions feedback after the cut

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BF Evergreen 7010A: netslate, nettab or just underpowered rubbish?

BF Evergreen 7010A: netslate, nettab or just underpowered rubbish?

ASUS' confirmation that their touchscreen Eee PC models are imminent meant that we would have to decide whether "netbook" was a suitable name for a slate-format budget ultraportable device, but what thinking time we had has been cut short with the arrival of the BF Evergreen 7010A.  Based around a 7-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen and running Windows CE, BF Evergreen themselves sidestep the arguments and merely call the tablet a "low cost laptop"; is this one of the first "nettabs" or "netslates"?

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Psystar Blu-ray Mac-clone with GeForce 9800GT cocks snook at Apple

Psystar Blu-ray Mac-clone with GeForce 9800GT cocks snook at Apple

Apple and Psystar may be talking in more reserved tones about their ongoing legal battle, but that doesn't cut the smack-talk out of press releases.  After Steve Jobs described Blu-ray as "a bag of hurt" for consumers at the recent MacBook and MacBook Pro launch, Psystar president Rudy Pedraza has criticized Apple for taking a back-seat on the next-gen optical technology.  To hammer the point home, you can now specify one of Psystar's OS X-running clone machines with a Blu-ray burner.

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