Archive for Feb 25, 2009

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1051 & NWZ-X1061 priced

Sony’s AMOLED touchscreen Walkman PMPs, the NWZ-X1051 16GB and NWZ-X1061 32GB, have both been priced, at least in the UK.  The two media devices – which boast integrated WiFi, 3-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive WQVGA screens and digital noise cancellation – are both available to order now from retailer Amazon UK, although delivery is estimated between two and five weeks.

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Fujitsu LifeBook A1120: bring color ‘back to life’ with ugly lids

Fujitsu LifeBook A1120: bring color ‘back to life’ with ugly lids

Fujitsu have announced a new notebook in their LifeBook range, setting itself the arduous task of "bringing colors back to life".  The Fujitsu LifeBook A1120 attempts that resuscitation with three interchangeable lids, while underneath lurks an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, up to 4GB of memory and up to 250GB of SATA 5,400rpm hard-drive.

 

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Bluepeaker Bluetooth speakerphone & GPS puck

Bluepeaker Bluetooth speakerphone & GPS puck

When is a Bluetooth speakerphone not a Bluetooth speakerphone?  When it's also a wireless GPS puck.  Hey, we're a gadget site not a comedy club.  The Bluepeaker is intended for car use, and consists of a hands-free speakerphone, wireless music speaker and GPS receiver for navigation, all running on battery power.

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MSI X-Slim X320 priced at $831 by retailer

The MSI X-Slim X320, first announced back at CES 2009 in January, may have just been priced by a Philippines shopping site.  According to PC Corner, the MacBook Air-lookalike X320 will retail for PhP 39,999 ($831), with a 13.4-inch display, 1.98cm thick casing and up to 10hrs runtime from a single battery charge.

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Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple have released a new update for the Apple TV, version 2.3.1, and users have discovered that it unceremoniously dumps the unofficial Boxee plugin from their set-top box.  Boxee is an open-source media player, and by installing it onto the Apple TV the STB is able to play just about any DRM-free multimedia file, rather than simply Apple's own iTunes content (or files specifically compatible with iTunes).

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Nintendo Japan announce pink, green & blue DSi

Nintendo Japan announce pink, green & blue DSi

The rest of the world may be still waiting for the DSi, but Japanese buyers will soon have an extra three colors to choose from.  Nintendo have announced pink, green and metallic blue versions of the DSi handheld, which will go on sale from March 20th.

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Brando LCD Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet for discrete Caller ID

Brando LCD Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet for discrete Caller ID

Brando seem to think they've hit on the identity bracelet for the 21st century, in the shape of this LCD Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet, which hooks up to your cellphone via the Headset or Hands-Free profiles and flags up any incoming calls on its bright blue screen and a buzz to your wrist.  You can then choose to answer or reject them with the bracelet's single button.

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Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 units are arriving all over the US, as Amazon not only keeps to their delivery schedule but, in some cases, beats it to the punch.  Of course a rite of passage for any new must-have device is not only the unboxing but the break-down, and iFixit have done just that, flagging up a spot that looks surprisingly like a GSM SIM reader might sit there.  However it's not all good news; we've also heard of what might be the first broken Kindle 2, which survived its journey but not its user.

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Dell Studio XPS 435 Core i7 desktop appears: 24GB RAM & Blu-ray

Dell Studio XPS 435 Core i7 desktop appears: 24GB RAM & Blu-ray

A new Dell desktop has been quietly launched, the Dell Studio XPS 435.  The slick, angled casing hides an equally slick, impressive set of components inside, with up to a 3.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor extreme edition sitting pretty on the X58 chipset, paired with up to 24GB of DDR3 memory and 4.5TB of storage spread across three drive bays.

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Phantom Emergency Oxygen Pack Concept

Phantom Emergency Oxygen Pack Concept

Call me paranoid, but if I were to dive into the deep blue sea, I want to have as many backup oxygen as I can get. Ricardo Baiao probably has the same thought when he designed his Phantom compressed backup air system.

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SanDisk announced faster memory card readers – The ImageMate All-In-One and ImageMate Multi-Card Reader

SanDisk announced faster memory card readers – The ImageMate All-In-One and ImageMate Multi-Card Reader

SanDisk announced two new ImageMate memory card readers today, the ImageMate All-in-one and the ImageMate Multi-card. Both readers feature faster transfer rates, packed into a smaller and attractive body compared to the older SanDisk readers.

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Toshiba Portégé M750 Tablet PCs get Centrino 2 boost

Toshiba Portégé M750 Tablet PCs get Centrino 2 boost

Toshiba have announced three new Tablet PCs in the company's Portégé line, all based on the M750 model and offering Intel Core 2 Duo processors, LED backlit displays and standard WiFi a/g/n.  The Toshiba Portégé M750-S7211, Portégé M750-S7212 and Portégé M750-S7213 have 2GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB hard-drives (5,400rpm in the case of the S7211, 7,200rpm in the other two versions) and a 12.1-inch XGA display with digital pen input.

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