If USB hubs are a common thing these days, then what’s so uncommon about this? Yes, this is a triangular hub, the first of its kind. It has an aluminum body with 4-port USB 2.0-powered HUB which allows data transfer at the rate of 480Mbits/sec and is also equipped with a power adapter if the circumstance requires. Reaping the advantage of its triangular shape it now becomes more accessible and can be placed in many positions and by using just one port of the computer it allows you to connect to four USB devices.
The Hot Swappable function makes it possible to connect remove peripherals at any time without the needing to restart your computer. It measures 28x101x25mm and is fully Windows Plug & Play. The hub is available now for £14.99.
Sony’s new external DVD DRX-810 drive, almost identical to its predecessor, the Sony DRX800UL, comes with a silver design and mirrored panel on front which gives it a real touch. DRX comes with a plastic holder with which you will be able to position it flat or upright, without taking too much of your desk space. Also you can turn on its vibration feature, audible in upright position, which makes it cool. You will be able to connect it to PC and notebook via USB or Fireware. DRX allows writing speed of 16x (21.6MB/s) for single layer DVD, 8x(10.8) for dual layer DVDs (8.5 GB), 6x (8.1MB/s) for DVD-RW, 48x for CD-R and 32x for CD-RW, with help of bundled Nero package includes Nero Burning Rom, Vision Express and Showtime. If your PC has space, then it can be fixed inside, which is cheaper then its external version. It is priced between $121- $195. Disappointing thing is, it lacks support for Labelflash or Lightscribe label burning and DVD-Ram media of any description.
It has been reported by Watch Impress, that Intel has demonstrated its new upcoming dual-core Xeon processors in Japan. A "Xeon" is the relatively inexpensive P4-based version for dual-processor workstations/servers. This chip is codenamed as Sossaman, and are for blade server. Much of information is yet to revealed, it is believed that this chip was running on a Supermicro X6DLP-4GT motherboard with an E7520 chipset. Intel has not yet announced its delivery date and price.
LG, today announced in Korea about LG XNOTE S1 Core Duo laptop. It has Intel Dual Core CPU, 15.4-inch WSXGA widescreen display, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5.1 surround sound and a direct Media Experience button which will provide you an alternative boot in between dedicated media mode for DVD, CD audio and MP3. S1 is also equipped with ATI Radeon X1K for 3D Graphics. It looks cool as it is dressed into black and whites with a snazzy finish.
Intel is out making big hits in the streets with its Viiv machines and seemingly the best one out yet is —the Hi-Grade DMS P60 Viiv PC. This sleek and small box runs the Windows Media Center and is a perfect fit for a home theatre with its fast Intel Core Duo 1.6GHz processor. With its small 80-GB hard disk it is loaded with lots of other paraphernalia such as WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, DVI port and Bluetooth. Also not excluding is remote control and an infrared keyboard and it will be out for shipping in the early March for around $1391.
Ever wondered how you could have your own pocket sized assistant with you every day? Well with the new Pocket PC's on the market you can do exactly that. With your own Pocket PC you can manage your address book, listen to MP3 music, run your favorite application and in some cases make phone calls. That's right, the new Pocket PC's have cell phone and Wireless Internet WiFi capabilities. And with your Pocket PC loaded up with the road maps you can virtually get anywhere. You can virtually run an office in the palm of your hand.
Many people do get bugged by having to find the remote controls of the most essential appliances that they have from a T.V to an Air Conditioner to a DVD/CD apart from many other things also. The problem is all about having a different remote control for every appliance. But again man doesn’t sit tight and do nothing. So, even this time around he has come up with a very detailed and useful solution. It’s an all in one desktop control from where one can control his T.V., air conditioner, DVD/CD and amplifier. It is equipped with around 65 single functional buttons. The volume is increased with a jog dial. Now, you no more need to rummage your room every time you look for the different remote controls. They all are in one place, intact and compact.
What about a very novel way of pouring beer to your guests at the next get-together. Have you ever thought of a PC that could do so? Here is a dispenser of a very new kind that would totally blow your mind apart with the thoughts of ingenuity. Simply, it’s a PC case with a beer tap, which makes it a right mix of audacity and originality. Now, you can definitely have the pleasure of guzzling your favourite beer while watching your favourite movie.
If your hands are a little shaky or for that matter as quick and nimble as they used to be, it’s no more an issue to be considered because while working on the computer. Designer Appliances’ AirO2bic (pronounced aerobic) grip-less mouse may both prevent and remediate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), claims the company. If its really hard for you to use a regular mouse because of a physical disability, an injury, or a disease like Parkinson’s or arthritis, this mouse may be the answer. It’s called the Aerobic Mouse. It’s made of sturdy black plastic molded into a shape that allows you to rest your hand vertically into the base. With your hand in this ‘hand-shake’ position, your fingers rest on the large mound in the mouse allowing your fingers to easily reach the two buttons and mouse wheel. As you move your hand the mouse moves with it. In the initial phase there may be some problems as it may feel a little awkward as the mouse is a little big, yet the mouse glides very easily on the desktop and you feel adapted to it after few uses. An optical sensor ensures the mouse’s accuracy. Its priced at around $100.
Gateway has formally announced the release of its new media center PC - FX510. Giving you overclocking software as part of the package, it provides new high end desktop which saves you from cracking open the case. Coming in three different configurations, all with XP MCE, it runs Pentium D at speeds from 2.8 GHz to 3.2 GHz. Also the FX510XL comes with 2GB RAM, 1TB of storage, a dual-layer burner, Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX, and a 21-inch widescreen LCD, BTX high-airflow form factor, and ATI CrossFire graphics for a price of about $3,000.