Author Archives: Vishnu

Alladin’s Dream Security Device

This may be the latest in security system, but its effectiveness is being questioned. The Alladin Biodynamic reader is based on the body’s ‘BioDynamic Signature’ comprising of the heart beat and other ‘intrinsic human electro-biometric dynamic signals’. It sounds very innovative as it has used something not conceived before. By placing the fingertip to the system it checks the heart beat and the fingerprints. This combination sounds difficult to break and so its crack seems to be difficult. It sounds as an ambitious product and its practical use is yet to be seen in the market. Hope this proves to be that foolproof gadget.


Sanyo’s new Mp3 audio recorders

SANYO is up to challenge the MP3 market with its two latest recorders in their Diply line of recorders. The shape might be odd but the features covers fro them well. The ICR-S340RM has a gigabyte of sound space that means you can record non stop for 140 hours. The miniSD card slot makes it all the more user friendly. On the other part of the story is the ICR-S270RM, which has a compromised space of 512 MB and also does not have the removable storage facility. The looks have been made different by making the unit stand tall while in function. The USB 2.0 plug helps it in doing do. At $280 for the S340 and $170 for S270 it seems Sanyo is going to make it big.

Soap Genie Kills Bacteria with Grace

Sharper Image offers the ultimate Soap dispenser dubbed Soap Genie. Have u ever thought of something as simple as a soap dispenser fitted with some sophisticated yet useful technology. Here, is soap genie. As soon as you place your hand under the dispenser it pours out soap or lotion and that too of your choice. It basically makes use of IR technology to sense a hand presence. It’s all the livelier from the other soap dispensers as it surrounds the environment with a sweet jingle when it dispenses. You may also have seen other dispenser dripping some soap after you have used them but Soap Genie uses a no-drip technology to prevent old soap from forming on the ground.  It’s worth $39.95.


Dual Bit Drill: Drill Your Way Pleasantly


Gone are those day when one would have to manually change the pins on the drills. Today is the time of rechargeable dual drill. Don’t even think of changing drills in the middle of the job. With the dual drill you can move back and forth efficiently between a screw bit and drill bit by just rotating the chucks. This kind of combination just changes the range of work that can actually be done. It price tagged at $119.

Forget iPod nano, get a new W950i Walkman Phone

Now we’ve got it straight from Sony Ericsson that the W950i Walkman is indeed for real and is indeed sporting 4GB of sweet sweet flash memory. We’re not so sure about this whole “Mystic Purple” color scheme they’ve got going, but there’s a lot else to love, including UMTS, tri-band GSM, a rather large QVGA screen, and a 0.6-inch thickness. The Symbian OS phone also has Opera 8, Macromedia Flash Lite, video playback support, and a built-in FM radio to augment the standard Walkman MP3/AAC capability. We’ll have to try the smooth keypad before we pass final judgment, but while sexy looking, it doesn’t seem like it’ll make one-handed texting any easier.

Future Motorola handsets to support Windows Media Player

Motorola and Microsoft Corp. strengthened their existing relationship by announcing a collaboration to integrate Microsoft Windows Media technologies on a number of Motorola’s music handsets, which will allow users to access content from the broadest selection of online music stores from around the world.

Motorola’s music handsets will add support for Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM), Windows Media Audio (WMA), the enhanced Windows Media Audio Professional (WMA Pro) codec and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). These technologies will give consumers the maximum flexibility and options when purchasing and playing back their digital music.

Samui Moon Binary Watch

Time Technology has introduced a Binary watch in three models, the SM10 SM107B1. SM107R1 and the SM107RB1, nicely packaged in a tin box. The Samui moon watch shows time in binary format, using its LED lights to indicate hours and minutes (where LED ON means 1 and LED OFF means 0). Two LED rows are shown in this watch (Upper LED-row (8-4-2-1) shows hours and the lower LED-row (32-16-8-4-2-1) shows minutes ). As you push the button the time will be displayed for 5 seconds. These watches comes with Genuine Leather Band, solid stainless steel case, water resistant technology 3 ATM(90 feet), Battery(type CR 2032), and instruction manual. Price for these watches are starting form $80. These Samui watch are made for those who wants to look smart with a conversation time piece.

Nokia N-91

This month Nokia is all set to release its new model Nokia N-91 based on Series 60 in replacement to iPods and Flash devices with 4GB hard drive (of storage up to 3000 songs), 802.11b and g WiFi connectivity, 3G feature, Bluetooth, 2.0 megapixel camera (with top resolution of 1600 x 1200) and UMTS 2100MHz compatibility, with support for MP3, AAC, WMA and M4A format files. Also integrated with great abundant connectivity by offering GSM/ GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz. It is capable of recording video in MPEG4 and Real Video 8 formats. This sleek model with OPERA browser has amazing rendering engine optimized for its small screen. A 3.5 mm stereo headset jack is available directly into the handset itself, sidelining the need for cumbersome dongles. Supporting Nokia’s visual Radio concept it has got facility to music over the air, or alternatively record it directly through a line in connector or from the built-in stereo FM radio of the handset. Final touch is given to Nokia N91 with stainless steel exterior which feels comfortable and solid. Nokia estimates the retail price of the N91 to fall between 650 and 750 EUR.

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80

Pathfinder PAG-80 introduced by Casio is made for adventure travelers. This is a affordable wrist computer for travelers, encompassing in itself a compass, an altimeter and a barometer. There is no need to swap out the battery as it is solar powered. World time feature is included in it with a great backlight for visibility. Compass is digitally figured out in this wrist watch, when activated shows a cross on crystal pointing towards north. The Barometer is used to measure weather along with a temperature sensor. At last, altimeter is always a thing to show off among your friends. Also, PAG-80 has a exclusive feature of recording data related to altitude and weather along with a chronometer and countdown timer which help in keeping track over changes. Estimated cost of PAG-80 is $250.

SIM Cards for Universal Wireless Access: Says Intel

Intel along with GSM association (GSMA) has launched a scheme this week to equip future laptops with a SIM card slot, providing an integrated support for 3G mobile phone network connectivity. Intel has a goal to make this technology omnipresent in laptops as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are in present. Further in advance step, High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSPDA) technology will be included to accelerate 3G download speed to broadband speed. Planning’s are under consideration to add SIM slot effectively, so that user can roam seamlessly between WLAN and 3G WAN. 

Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer

This month along with Nokia N91, Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer is also making its appearance. Nokia E61 (more affectionately called as ) “The Nokiaberry”    is first smartphone in competence with RIM’s BlackBerry line and the Motorola Q. This smartphone is 117 x 70 x 14 mm in dimension and weigh only 144 grams. It sports a QVGA screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 16M colour depth adding more dimension to vision. It supports for basic email via POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP. With its broad range of connectivity, the Nokia E61 feature screen is fitted with tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA 2100 Mhz, supporting Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2 with support for up to 6 concurrent connections, Infrared and USB 2.0. A 75MB of internal memory is provided with miniSD card slot for expanding its non-volatile memory.E61 is all equipped with light sensors and not to forget, the QWERTY thumbboard. The estimated price for the device is $499.99. 

Bluetooth Upgradation

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BSIG), today introduced two add on features to Bluetooth technology. This technology will allow you to access mobile devices from your car. Cars such as 2006 Audi A6 are already using the new Phone Book Access Profile which allows you to access your mobile’s call information, missed calls, favorites, recent calls and many more features, making it displayable on your LCD screen. Some of the car makers are introducing this technology strategically by the name of so called SIM Access Profile method, where a user can copy his GSM SIM card and then disconnect his mobile from network, as his car’s built-in hardware will now take the whole responsibility of dealing with calls (making and receiving calls). Next, the audio quality is upgraded, as well as phone status indicators, hold function and information on incoming call feature. This new technology will make way for a premium communication system in the near future, hang on, we are getting more updates soon.

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