Archive for November, 2009

Bluetooth Spy Headset makes you look properly crazy [Video]

Bluetooth Spy Headset makes you look properly crazy [Video]

Bluetooth headsets are generally dull, but slap a "spy!" label on them and they become instantly appealing.  Well, maybe not instantly, but when you're looking at a headset that fits invisibly into your ear canal then we're pretty darned impressed; BrickHouseSecurity are offering the covert earpiece, which promises to make you look even crazier as you apparently argue with yourself while walking down the road.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Omnia II hitting Verizon December 2nd

Samsung Omnia II hitting Verizon December 2nd

It comes as little surprise, given that we knew a release date from sneak-peaks into the carrier's own systems last week, but Verizon have officially announced that the Samsung Omnia II will drop come December 2nd.  The Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone will be priced at $199.99 (after a wretched $100 mail-in rebate) presuming a new two-year agreement, which nets you a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and a 5-megapixel camera.

There's also Samsung's "3D cube" UI, which we're still less than convinced by, together with Bluetooth and a microSD card slot; Samsung also gave the Omnia II its own 8GB of internal storage.  The usual Verizon app suspects are on-board, which includes V CAST Music, Rhapsody support, V CAST Video-on-Demand, V CAST Song ID, visual voicemail, VZW Tones and VZ Navigator.

Perhaps more interestingly, given that screen, is the support for DivX and Xvid video files, meaning the Omnia II might make for a decent PMP replacement.  So, anybody thinking of picking up this touchscreen Windows Phone as an early Christmas present?

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Intouch IT7150 wireless internet photo frame breaks cover

Intouch IT7150 wireless internet photo frame breaks cover

I am a big fan of digital photo frames and everyone who comes over to my house and sees the things sitting around likes them whether they are into tech or not. My parents both have them as well and the things make great holiday gifts. Digital frames have improved significantly over the years and today they offer lots more features for lots less money than a few years back.

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Apple iPod touch with camera coming this Spring?

Apple iPod touch with camera coming this Spring?

The firestorm of speculation earlier this year regarding whether Apple would push a camera-toting iPod touch out of the door at their now-traditional September music event, turned out to be a damp squib; the new iPod touch was faster and more capacious than its predecessor, but had no camera functionality (despite Apple's engineers leaving space inside for one).  Now, the Examiner are claiming to have heard from "an insider source" that the camera-equipped iPod touch will in fact land this spring.