Archive for Jun 24, 2009

HTC Hero gets official

SlashGear is waiting for the HTC London press event to begin, but we already know the headline product: the HTC Hero.  The company’s third Android phone, the Hero features HTC’s new “Sense” UI, together with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen with fingerprint-resistive coating, Teflon back panel for improved durability, and full 3G connectivity.

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22Moo GameBone Pro controller for iPhone and iPod touch

We’re not entirely convinced by the name 22Moo, but now that iPhone OS 3.0 supports third-party peripherals we’re sure we could find some bag-space for their GameBone Pro controller.  Intended to be used with an iPhone or iPod touch, the GameBone Pro hooks up via Bluetooth or Apple’s dock-connector, and has an 8-way D-pad plus six buttons.

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Logitech Squeezebox Touch tipped; updates to Boom & Duet

Logitech Squeezebox Touch tipped; updates to Boom & Duet

Details of a new device in Logitech's distributed audio streamer range have emerged, the Logitech Squeezebox Touch.  A WiFi-connected base-station controller with 4.3-inch color touchscreen and integrated stereo speakers, the Squeezebox Touch can seemingly both integrated with an existing setup as well as be used to access online music and internet radio. 

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HP ProBook 4310s 13.3-inch notebook: optional Blu-ray & Gobi 3G

HP ProBook 4310s 13.3-inch notebook: optional Blu-ray & Gobi 3G

As well as the somewhat VAIO-esque Mini 5101 netbook they announced this morning, HP have also got a new ProBook full-sized notebook for you to consider.  The HP ProBook 4310s has a 13.3-inch display and the same styling as the rest of the S-series the company announced back in April; there's also optional Gobi WWAN mobile broadband, DDR3 memory and a full-sized keyboard.

 

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mintpass mintpad MID gets unboxed

After mintpass made a few pre-release mintpad MID units available to touchscreen-loving early adopters last week, the first English-language unboxing and hands-on for the 2.86-inch device is here.  We’re entirely unsurprised to see that Jenn from Pocketables is first; she’s already impressed with the build-quality of the WiFi-enabled mintpad, together with the range of accessories they include.

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SlashGear joins HTC London today: new HTC Hero to debut?

The clock is counting down to HTC’s London press event, with a little over three hours to go until we get to see exactly what the smartphone manufacturer has in store.  We’re fully expecting to see a new Android handset, most likely the HTC Hero, which we’re hearing that the company has been quietly showing off to select groups of journalists and analysts.  SlashGear will be at the event this morning, bringing you all the details.

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HP Mini 5101 netbook gets slick, business-ready design

HP Mini 5101 netbook gets slick, business-ready design

HP have announced a new netbook, the Mini 5101, and like their original entrant to the market they've gone with business-friendly materials targeted at "on-the-go professionals".  The HP Mini 5101's 10.1-inch display is clad in anodized aluminum, while the lower case is made from magnesium alloy.  Inside, there's the usual Intel Atom processor, in this case the 1.66GHz N280, paired with up to 2GB of RAM and up to a 320GB HDD or an 80GB SSD.

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Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie & Seagate sign up to offer Marvell Plug Computers

Marvell's SheevaPlug wall-wart Linux PC has finally come of age, with the company announcing mainstream retail partners including Buffalo, D-Link, LaCie and Seagate, together with beginning distribution of the Plug Computer development kit in Europe.  The original SheevaPlug has a Marvell Kirkwood processor with a 1.2GHz Sheeva processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage; resembling a wall-wart, it plugs directly into a power socket and offers a single USB 2.0 port and a gigabit ethernet port.  Suggested uses included a home server, NAS or other form of network-connected device.

 

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Gateway launches LT3100 netbook

Gateway revealed their LT3100 netbook today and this one is just a little bit different than the first generation. It features an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution and is only 3.1-pounds.

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Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 wireless microphone

Microsoft revealed a brand new wireless microphone today meant for use with the Xbox 360. Designed to be used with music games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips, this mic sports specific features that make gameplay just a tad easier.

You won’t need any wires or adapters, since this mic takes full advantage of the wireless console and it even has motion sensors built in for add functionality. Additionally, there’s lights on the base.

Available in black, this Xbox 360 wireless microphone will be available for purchase sometime in the fall. At that time, you can expect a price tag around $50.

Toshiba Portable Hard Drives get new security and backup functions

Toshiba announced updates to their Portable Hard Drive line today that now offers the devices greater security and backup functions, improving ease of use and adding features for both beginners and those seeking greater customization.

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iLuv iMM153 Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker revealed

iLuv is known for releasing all sorts of iPod accessories, however, they have a special fondness for the alarm clock/iPod dock combo. Now, you can add bed shaker to that list as well with the iMM153 Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker.

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