Today's full of announcements, and the next one comes straight from PowerTraveller Ltd, which has just launched the minigorilla, a portable charger for netbooks and other mobile products that will give users up to six hours of extra power on their device.
If you're like me, you're always running out of battery life on your various gadgets during the day. Whether it's your cell phone, MP3 player or laptop, we all could use more battery life at some point. That's why the Powergorilla Battery Charger is nifty to have around.
This unit is portable and resembles a brick of sorts. It can be used to charge up your portable media devices or your laptop, if you wish. Specs for this battery charger include the ability to amp up your laptop for an extra 2-5 hours and other portable devices up to 20 hours.
There are adjustable voltage options as well, letting you specify just how much power you want. And LCD screen always keeps you in the know when it comes to how much power is left and its status. The Powergorilla Battery Charger works with devices charged by means of USB. You can expect to pay $299 for this gizmo. The added battery life is certainly worth it, almost $300 is a lot of money for some people.
Sanyo has announced another fiendishly-complicated looking GPS system with an unusual name. The NV-SD585DT 'Gorilla' has a 5.8-inch touchscreen, 4GB SSD and a 1-Seg digital TV tuner. There's also an ECO driving mode, as seen recently on Digitalcube's U7 GPS.
So the GorillaPod is not new, still cool, but not new, what is new is the accessories they are now packaging with it. There is a suction cup and a couple of Velcro attachments each of which are mountable on the GorillaPod just like a camera.
Smile!! If you love to take photos, you know that sometimes the great picture is hard to capture. Finding a right spot to shoot is not always easy, but thanks to the Gorillapod, now you can shoot from anywhere from any terrain you want.
The Gorillapod is a tripod with three flexible legs that can rotate 360 degrees. It can grip on to just about anything. Whether you are shooting with a small digital camera, an SLR, or a video camera, the Gorilapod is there for you.
The Meizu MX4 Pro has made its debut, and with it comes an upgraded version of the company's previously released MX4 flagship. Features abound, some of them a tad odd ("Retina Sound"), but overall the handset looks to pack a punch, bringing with it display resolution a little above 2k, a Samsung Exynos 5430 processor, and the mTouch fingerprint reader, among other things. Topping it all off is the Android 4.4.4-based Flyme 4 operating system, something that flies in the face of the occasional speculation that Meizu might be including Ubuntu Touch.
Nokia has rolled out a new tablet that may interest users out there shopping for an Android-powered device. The new tablet is called the Nokia N1 and its runs Android 5.0 right out of the box. One of the cool things about Android 5.0 is that it supports 64-bit processors and to take advantage of that support Nokia has fitted the N1 with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor with quad-cores.