Pepcom Holiday Spectacular 2011

Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad Hands-on [Video]

Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad Hands-on [Video]

Behold the Fold-Up iPad Keyboard from Logitech, compatible with the iPad and the iPad 2. We've gotten our hands on several Logitech accessories over the past week, but this one takes the strangely enticing cake. What you've got here is a keypad that slides out from the sides of the back of your iPad or iPad 2 and swings out and back together as the iPad reaches standing-up state. When you don't need the keyboard anymore, fold it back out and it sits securely under the iPad without a bit of trouble.

Continue Reading...

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Hands-on [Video]

Samsung Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC Hands-on [Video]

A lovely set of laptops is what Samsung is presenting next here at this year's Pepcom Holiday Spectacular 2011, the Samsung Notebook Series 7 CHRONOS. This laptop comes in two sizes, one of them a 14-inch profile, the other a 15-inch profile, both of them with bigger displays than you've ever seen before in such a small set of chassis. What we get to see here isn't so much about the insides - things like the Battery Life Plus tech which keeps 80% of the cell's original capacity in a normal life cycle (this providing up to 15,000 charging cycles), instead our presenter from Samsung shows off the uniqueness in the display technology and the coolness of the chassis - well done since we've already also got an IFA 2011 look of one of the two of these notebooks in some nice photo detail as well.

Continue Reading...

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac Hands-on [Video]

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac Hands-on [Video]

As we saw announced in the middle of last month, Logitech it coming correct with its newest iteration of the Wireless Solar Keyboard, this time catering specifically to the Mac user. As we saw at this year's Pepcom Holiday Spectacular (2011), the new K750 not only comes in several color combinations, it actually works with solar power - believe it or not! Our helpful Logitech representatives showed us briefly what the keyboard was all about - check it out!

Continue Reading...

Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Ever since we first heard of systems like the Wii and the Xbox 360 Kinect, we though gosh, that'd be awesome to utilize for exercise games. Imagine that, this is exactly what happened. But here's the thing: development is slow if you compare the exercise game ecosystem with games of basically every other type. There's been some games for the Wii Balance Board, the Wii Fit has seen some action, but what about Xbox 360's Kinect? How about the PlayStation Move? Is it just that gamers simply do not want to use their gaming systems to do work? Zumba Fitness isn't the first game in history to make dancing and therefore exercise an enjoyable activity, but it's certainly the most interesting to your humble narrator's eyes in the past few weeks, that's for sure.

Continue Reading...

Toshiba 55-inch TL515 Series Natural 3D TV Hands-on [Video]

Toshiba 55-inch TL515 Series Natural 3D TV Hands-on [Video]

The same company that brought you the world's first consumer-targeted 55-inch glasses-free 3D display, Toshiba, now brings you the TL series value-minded 3D Smart TV. While this television does require that you wear the lovely 3D glasses if you're going to get a perfectly 3D look at them, this television is out in several sizes (32-inches up to 55-inches) and isn't going to blast the goodness out of your wallet - and it's got built-in Wi-fi connectivity so you can run all the streaming apps you could ever desire.

Continue Reading...

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

In its most basic state, Parallels Desktop 7 is the newest edition of Parallels, software which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac computer as if there were Mac applications. If there was ever a perfectly simple way to transition from Windows, whatever Windows you're working with*, over to the newest version of Mac, OS X 10 Lion. I've personally never seen a solution make this cross-hatching of the operating systems look so simple. And red and white with a double tower representing the parallel nature of the system is pretty nice to look at, too.

Continue Reading...

Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Also simply known as the TA950, this Samsung full HD and 3D capable monitor can and will act as your do-it-all monitor and small-room TV, for real. We got the chance to take a look at this lovely piece of equipment at Pepcom this past week during their 2011 Holiday Spectacular - a lovely event with delicious amounts of similar opportunities from all ends of the tech spectrum. What we've got here is a 27-inch BLU LED ultra clear panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels - let me stop you right there and let you know that this is big, it's bright, it's fantastic, and you're going to get your eyes ripped out of their sockets by the clarity. Let's just put that out there and see what happens.

Continue Reading...

Logitech Wireless Boombox Hands-on [Video]

Logitech Wireless Boombox Hands-on [Video]

The folks at Logitech have been hitting the production mill pretty hard lately with some precision-targeted products that access the gadget collectors everyday needs, and their new Wireless Boombox is no exception. Alternately branded as the "Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad", this audio blaster has the ability to both input audio via Bluetooth or a simple 3.5 mm aux jack in the back - and yes, a cable to plug in here IS included in the package. We got the opportunity to take a look at this lovely device at the 2011 Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, an event in NYC with devices for us to get our hands-on to the max!

Continue Reading...

Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

For those of you looking to set up a media center in your living room, your options are ever expanding. What we got a chance to take a bit of a closer look at this week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 was no less than Kingston's latest effort in external harddrive technology, this being the Wi-Drive wireless flash storage device. You'll be able to add a whole 16 or 32GB to your harddrive completely wirelessly and, what's better than that, share the content with any compatible device in the room.

Continue Reading...

Samsung Central Station working with Series 7 Slate Hands-on [Video]

Samsung Central Station working with Series 7 Slate Hands-on [Video]

There is a tablet out there right now, ladies and gentlemen, that has many faces, the most recent of which was the Windows 8 developer version of the new Microsoft platform. We've seen this tablet back at IFA 2011, then we saw it again when we got the opportunity to check out the Windows 8 version of it just this week at Microsoft BUILD developers conference. Now what we're getting to see at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular 2011 in NYC is this slate, once again using Windows 7, working flawlessly with the Samsung Central Station, a wireless display hub made to allow you the ability to mirror any device on its lovely large 27-inch screen

Continue Reading...

1 2