Archive for May 22, 2009

MSI Wind U115 Hybrid now available in UK

We were just talking about the availability of the MSI Wind U123 in the U.S. yesterday, but now it seems the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid is coming to a U.K. shop near you starting today as well, which is pretty good news, if you ask me.

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Onkyo Sotec DC204A3 is latest netbook offering

Onkyo Sotec DC204A3 is latest netbook offering

It seems like everyone is coming out with their own netbook these days, but those companies that have been in it since the beginning are seeing a greater need to update their lineups. And that's exactly what we saw today from Onkyo.

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Gold-plated Wii is gift to Queen Elizabeth

Gold-plated Wii is gift to Queen Elizabeth

It seems THQ really wanted to throw their hats in the "tech-gift giving to the Queen" ring and have decided to bestow upon her Majesty a Nintendo Wii. But this isn't just any old Wii console. Rather, this one's plated in gold.

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Energizer Hard Case Tactical Flashlight is for serious illumination

Energizer Hard Case Tactical Flashlight is for serious illumination

Energizer just released a new flashlight and this thing means war. The Energizer Hard Case Tactical Flashlight offers up a lot of variety in the type of light you can shine on any given situation, whether it's avoiding tripping over shoes on your way to the bathroom during a blackout or reading a map in the dead of night.

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Q-SOUND Bluetooth headphones are solar-powered

Q-SOUND Bluetooth headphones are solar-powered

Anything that can help you save energy or protect the environment is bound to do pretty well these days with so many people's minds on being green. But the new Q-SOUND headphones are just plain practical in that they are solar-powered.

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Sharp 20-inch AQUOS DX features Blu-ray burner

Sharp 20-inch AQUOS DX features Blu-ray burner

Sharp showed off their latest HDTV offering today, which is a little bit different than the standard fare. This LCD HDTV features a Blu-ray burner built-in, adding a slew of new functions and expanding the company's AQUOS range of products.

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Sprint MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot unboxed

Sprint MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot unboxed

Sprint weren't going to let Verizon get all the MiFi 2200 EVDO Rev.A mobile hotspot love, and so sent over their version of the Novatel modem for SlashGear to take a look at.  Since both units are, technically, identical, there's no surprise as to what the Sprint MiFi is: a battery powered EVDO modem, capable of sharing out its connection to up to five WiFi devices.

Unboxing video after the cut

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Castrade Game Box turns your PC monitor into a console display

Castrade Game Box turns your PC monitor into a console display

Connecting up a console to a display should be one of those things that's ridiculously straightforward, but if you're having trouble matching up sockets to plugs then Castrade may be able to help.  Their CG-USC01HD-PLUS Game Box gobbles up your composite, S-Video and component video sources - such as a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii - and spits out VGA that's ideal for your PC monitor.

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Sony PSP digital game rental service tipped

Sony PSP digital game rental service tipped

Sony are tipped to be considering a digital game rental service for the PSP, supposedly having been in talks with developers since March.  The company is believed to be running an online survey through TNS Interactive, that suggests various levels of subscription with new titles added potentially as soon as a month after their general release.

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Vodafone supplier says 16GB iPhone 3G is End of Life

Vodafone supplier says 16GB iPhone 3G is End of Life

According to Vodafone's iPhone supplier, Brighthand, the 16GB iPhone 3G has been classified as End Of Life (EOL).  A leaked email from Vodafone to their retail staff suggests that Brighthand has "only a few weeks stock available".  While unconfirmed by Vodafone or Brighthand themselves, the leak lends weight to the rumor that Apple will announce a new, third-generation iPhone at the WWDC09 keynote on June 8th.

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Magellan Maestro 4700 PND clears FCC

Magellan Maestro 4700 PND clears FCC

Magellan's Maestro 4700 PND has cleared the FCC, the first new product in the GPS company's Maestro series for several months.  Based around a 4.7-inch touchscreen, the 4700 PND supports voice commands and Bluetooth; you can find full capabilities in the user manual [PDF link]

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Sony Ericsson using Android OS 2.0 for first Google phone

Sony Ericsson using Android OS 2.0 for first Google phone

Sony Ericsson's first Android device will run the as-yet unreleased version 2.0 of the Google platform, according to the company's Asia-Pacific VP of marketing.  Speaking at a Sony Ericsson launch event in Taiwan, Peter Ang described Android as creating a trio of major platforms that the company supports - Windows Mobile and Symbian being the other two - and said that the first release should arrive in the "near future".

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