Archive for Feb 27, 2009

Trendnet TEW-664UB 300Mbps dual band wireless N USB adapter

Trendnet TEW-664UB 300Mbps dual band wireless N USB adapter

Speaking of a dual band wireless-N gimmick, I still got bad taste in mouth dealing the supposedly one of the best Linksys’s WRT610N. Though the device has received great reviews with terrific transfer rates, but the only way to get the connection stays is dropping the 5Ghz spectrum, what’s the point? Oh wait, this post is not about Linksys’s router, is Trendnet dual band wireless N USB adapter.

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Element Liquid Case for iPhone Review

Element Liquid Case for iPhone Review

Aftermarket accessories for the iPhone 3G have a tough time standing out; it's a crowded market and if you're offering the same old silicone, transparent plastic or leather case, you're likely to sink without trace. Element have certainly managed to carve a niche for themselves, and they've done it by carving distinctive cases out of alloy or injection-molded polycarbonate. They send SlashGear two Element Liquid iPhone cases to try out.

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PMA rumor : SONY Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, 20x zoom with 1080p video

PMA rumor : SONY Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, 20x zoom with 1080p video

Internet photography-rated community forum is citing a new compact Sony’s CyberShot DSC-HX1 would unveil at next week’s PMA show. It was a typical pre-show rumor at first, but started to show credibility with online store cache revealed a 9 megapixel, 20x ultra zoom HX1 with Full HD video recording feature.

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LG Japan dished out a trio of Full HD display monitors

LG Japan dished out a trio of Full HD display monitors

A loner 22-inch LCD unleashed from a display giant likes the LG couple day ago seems odd to us. We were expecting something more of today’s announcement – 4 LCDs with varies sizes from 22 to 27-inch FULL HD display -- and one of them is a slowly phasing out 16:10 format LCD.

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Psion: We’re still selling the Netbook Pro

Psion: We’re still selling the Netbook Pro

The netbook trademark saga continues, and anybody who hoped Psion would roll over and play dead once Dell and Intel stepped in, think again.  Psion have  responded to claims that they "abandoned" the netbook trademark and are no longer selling the Psion Netbook Pro; in fact, the company claims, sales of the Netbook Pro continue, with millions of dollars worth of hardware going to US vertical markets.

Full Psion response after the cut

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Toradex Robin: Atom CPU on credit card sized mainboard

Toradex Robin: Atom CPU on credit card sized mainboard

Toradex have begun sampling their latest COM Express module, just 84 x 55mm in size, which uses Intel's Z5xx Atom processor range.  The Toradex Robin (shown here on the right, to scale - but not actual size - with its Toradex Woodpecker sibling, announced last year) has seven USB 2.0, gigabit ethernet, a microSD slot and a SATA connection, and is suitable for highly-compact embedded applications.

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Fidelity Electronics VPC netbook: super-basic, is it cheap enough?

Fidelity Electronics VPC netbook: super-basic, is it cheap enough?

There was a time when you couldn't move for 7-inch netbook announcements, but the tide has gradually shifted to larger displays and high-definition capable chipsets.  Hoping to reclaim some of the entry-level ground comes Fidelity Electronics with their VPC (Very Personal Computer), a back-to-basics machine with bare-minimum specs. 

 

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Jobo announces GIGA Vu SONIC and GIGA one SONIC image storage devices, rebranded Hyperdrives

Jobo announces GIGA Vu SONIC and GIGA one SONIC image storage devices, rebranded Hyperdrives

Jobo has recently announced two new photo storage devices – GIGA Vu SONIC and one GIGA One SONIC -- with features and appearances closely resembled to Sanho Hyperdrive Colorspace UDMA and Space.

The GiGA One SONIC has monochrome 1.8 inch display, functions more of a quick-n-dirty backup device with maximum transfer speed of 20MB/s. At that rate, it allows 1GB of images to be copied into the storage in less than one minute. Assuming it’s a rebranded Hyperdrive’s Space with similar battery life, a single charge would last up to 120GB of data transfer.

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic official in US

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic official in US

Nokia have officially announced the launch of the 5800 XpressMusic in the US, a day later than predicted, where the touchscreen media-friendly handset will retail for approximately $399 before taxes and subsidies.  The 5800 uses a 3.2-inch wide-aspect resistive touchscreen, and features the latest touch-friendly version of the S60 OS.  There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and integrated stereo speakers.

 

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Winstar M4: connect 4 USB devices to your local network

Winstar M4: connect 4 USB devices to your local network

As home networks have proliferated, it's taking a while for peripherals to catch up; ethernet ports are reasonably common on printers, but there's still a price-premium.  Winstar's M4 USB Networking Server aims to address that, a compact box that supports connecting up to four different USB 2.0 devices to your home or office network.

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Sony VP on PSP2 rumors: Digital distribution is ‘very important’

After the recent rumors suggesting Sony had ditched the UMD format for the PSP2, we’ve been waiting to hear how the company would phrase their inevitable denial.  MTV Multiplayer’s Stephen Totilo just so happened to have an interview scheduled with John Koller, director of PSP marketing in the North America, and so of course the PSP2 question came up.  Surprisingly, though, Koller doesn’t outright deny anything, giving a mysterious “can’t comment either way” before describing how important Sony view digital distribution.

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ASUS Eee PC Shell luxury netbook landing in April?

ASUS are planning a follow-up to the S101 luxury netbook that will be even thinner, according to the latest rumors out of China.  The ASUS Eee PC Shell, as the high-end netbook is believed to be called, will have a 10.1-inch LCD display, as does the S101, but have higher specifications and offer longer battery life despite the reduced dimensions.

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