Archive for Jan 25, 2008

VUDU slashed price to battle AppleTV?

In respond to the recent announcement from AppleTV & Apple Video on demand, the broadband IP-based Vudu slashed its $399 Set-To-Box down to $295, effective yesterday in order to compete with the crowded VOD market.


Viewsonic VX2240w could be the next gaming monitor in your future

Sure it doesn’t offer up a full HD resolution, but it does offer up 22-inches of screen real estate. It also has a 4000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.


3-in-1 mouse adds a speaker and microphone

This 2-button plus scroll wheel mouse has a couple of other functions as well, namely it has a built in speaker and microphone so you can use it for VoIP calls. The mouse is a low 800dpi optical mouse, but that should be sufficient for on the go as you probably wouldn’t be caught dead with one of these unless you were on the go.


Western Digital trying to claim highest density single platter HDD title

They released the Caviar SE16 HDD which has a single platter inside sporting 320GB of data storage on that one platter. Yes, all you Samsung fans (myself included after what I saw at CES) they are trying to claim that somehow this drive beats out the density of Samsung’s SpinPoint F1 drives that fit about 334GB of data on a single platter.


MacBook Air benchmarked against its brethren

There isn’t a much better way to find out just how much of a runt the youngest in a family is than to hold a pentathlon testing everything that matters in athletic capabilities. So that’s what Gizmodo did, pitting the new MacBook Air against an MBP and a regular MacBook.


HP Compaq dc7800 now shipping with SSD option

This is HPs first business desktop to offer SSD as a hard drive replacement option. They won’t be shipping until the middle of February, but if you can wait, you can get a 32GB SSD drive for a mere $529 premium.


Mobile DJ boiled down to a pocket sized mixer

I don’t even really know if you can count this as a mixer since all it can do is control the volume of 2 sources and then output the audio from both sources to one output. But hey, if you’ve got a pair of devices with 3.5mm audio jacks and you want to give it a try, nothing is stopping you.


Knock Off Blu-Ray Discs turn up in US

Buyer Beware! There’ve been reports of black market Chinese movie with emulative Blu-Ray property around. If you’ve seen one, don’t be tempted with the price, it’s a total Chinese knock-off. The story came from, the local kiosk vendors known to sell fake Chinese flicks are expanding their artworks to include Blu-Ray signature Blue case and logo.

Even the black market is endorsing the Blu-Ray. Sorry, Toshiba, you will get your turn next round.

[via blu-ray]

Samsung’s upcoming Trio to extend its compact range Digicams with i80, i100 and S1060

The i80 is an 8.1mp camera features a 3x optical zoom with a large 3-inch LCD display, and integrated Personal Multimedia Player (PMP). It supports MP3 playback and other useful camera features include Face Detection, ISO 3200 sensitivity, Digital Image Stabilization, 14 scene modes and MPEG4 movie capture.


MacBook Air – replacing battery is fairly easy

Apple sealed MacBook Air’s battery and soldered its memory onto the logic board to keep its slim factor. Although it’s sealed, the MacBook Air is quite easy to take apart – our friend at Giz tore the unit they received from Apple (Pic at giz was taken down) to show what underneath the slim and sexy chassis and replacing battery does not seems to be much of scientific workout.

[via giz]

The Limited Edition Love Tub

Valentine’s Day is coming up, some are excited about it, others loath it. However, like it or not, you can still drool over the lavish Valentine’s Day inspired gifts. This hot tub may not sparkle like the much sought after jewelry, but it would definitely keep you warm through the end of winter and all the way through spring as well.


The Portal Weighted Companion Cube Dangler and Necklace

I have no idea how it happened but it seems all of my posts today have been over products that are either pink or adorned with hearts. I swear I haven’t gone mad over Valentine’s Day, it just turned out that way I suppose. Well straight from Etsy comes the Weighted Companion Cube Dangler as well as the necklace.