Vivitek has announced that it is finally shipping its interesting little Qumi HD and 3D ready pocket projectors. The projectors were originally pegged to ship last month, but that never happened. The Qumi projector is available right now for $499 online and in retail stores. The Qumi should be very portable with a weight of 1.4 pounds and it is the first 3D ready pocket projector.
When you're in the land of mobile and so many devices come out in the span of a week that it makes your head spin, it's easy to forget that there are other devices out there, devices that make your wireless day ever so much more awesome and excellent, devices like this bluetooth speaker right here. This is the SuperTooth Disco, a speaker that you can choose to plug into the wall or charge up for truly mobile wireless action. It comes with a case, its controls are simple, and we've got it hooked up to multiple devices at once. What's not to love?
Energizer has released a portable travel kit that finally works with your iPod Touch or iPhone; and after testing it out we can say it is extremely handy. To charge the actual batter pack you can either use an AC wall outlet or fix on the DC attachment for your automobile.
Multitouch tables are still expensive, but that's not stopping their development. Displax has unveiled their brand new Oqtopus multitouch table, featuring Microsoft's Windows 7. It's a portable method to bring the interactivity of a touchscreen table to the commercial market. Unfortunately, as it's been shown by Microsoft and their Surface project, getting that technology into an All-in-One table isn't cheap, even if it is a great way to showcase the technology.
Toshiba's Portege R705 is an unexpected addition to the company's ultraportable range. Based on the Portege R700 unveiled as part of Toshiba's 25th anniversary for notebooks, the R705-P25 is a Best Buy exclusive with an MRSP of $889.99 but a street price that scrapes in at under $800. That makes it the cheapest Portege to date, and Toshiba would like us to remember it's also the lightest 13.3-inch notebook with an integrated optical drive (outside of Japan, at least). Light in the bag and light on the wallet: is the downside lightweight performance? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Nanovision's MIMO range of USB companion displays are no strangers to the pages of SlashGear, and we've reviewed our fair share of them over the months. Standing proudly on the test bench today, though, is the company's biggest to date, the 10-inch touchscreen iMo Mini-Monster. A titan among USB secondary displays (and a Tinkerbell among regular LCDs), the iMo Mini-Monster promises the same ease of connectivity as its smaller siblings but with the same resolution as a 10-inch netbook. Worth the $259.99, then, or has Nanovision overestimated exactly what consumers want from their companion LCDs? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Really, who wants to go out into the wilderness and track down dinner? Sure, the idea seems fun and adventurous but for people like myself it would result in nothing more than being swarmed by hornets and falling in a creek. And ultimately going home hungry. Of course you could always take a bag lunch but really come on what is this 2008? The other option out for the tach savvy hunter gatherer is picking up the Wavebox portable microwave.
The ebook reader market has steadily segmented into two niches: the entry-level, non wireless devices and the generally store-affiliated, connectivity-stuffed models. Astak's EZ Reader falls resolutely into the former category, a compact tablet with a 5-inch E Ink display and basic functionality. Amid the Kindles and Nooks of the world is there room for the EZ Reader? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
This portable storage system actually has a keypad with which you can enter a PIN number you set. This way, no one else can access your information without that specific PIN you designate.
Other features include a USB 2.0 cable, AES-128 or 256 bit encryption, ten user IDs and a single administrator to assign permissions, and an omnidirectional shock mounting system, allowing the device to stand up to unexpected bumps. You can get the Aegis Padlock Secure Hard Drive now in 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities in either 128-bit or 256-bit versions. Pricing is $100, $110 and $140 for the 128-bit models and $120, $130 and $160 for the 256-bit ones.
Verbatimrevealed a new portable hard drive today called the SureFire. This drive is meant for use with notebooks and is intended for those seeking high-performance in a convenient design that's perfect for on-the-go users.