Plantronics have joined forces with crystal maker Swarovski to design a limited edition Bluetooth headset that is adorned with bling from the latter. The jeweled MIX Explorer 330 headset can be distinguised from its less glamorous counterparts by the dinstinct white color, while its standard brethren will come in black, gray, and pink colors. A $10 price point separates the normal and limited edition headset, where the latter retails for $59.95 when released this October. I noticed that many Bluetooth headset owners leave their headsets lying around unused after the novelty wears off, so dropping another tenner on this isn't exactly the wisest investment one can make.
GPLUS of Taiwan has just been given the nod to produce the Picasso-branded cellphone, and the firstfruits of their labor is the Picasso GF901. This handset is already available in Taiwan and supports the GSM dual band network, featuring a hidden OLED display on the clamshell exterior that shows various text information. Features include a 1.8" internal display at 176 x 220 pixels, exclusive Picasso art wallpapers and screensavers, a palette-inspired keypad design, a 1.3 megapixel camera, audio and video playback, and Bluetooth connectivity. A microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes rounds off the list of features. No idea if this will ever make it Stateside, but shouldn't they go all the way by coming out with a disjointed design that Picasso is famous for?
Consumers will be able to grab hold of the Samsung SGH-D888 in the US pretty soon, considering how the FCC has approved this handset recently. This will be a GSM/EDGE cellphone that comes with Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, but that's just about all that we have concerning this handset. Other details such as specifications, price, and availability are unknown as at press time, but you can be sure that more details will be unraveled in due time so stay tuned.
The folks at the FCC has just given their nod of approval to the Nokia 3500 Classic handset, which means we'll be seeing this cellphone available sometime soon. This is purely an entry level handset, so don't set your expectations too high if you want to pick this up. Good to see Nokia has included a higher resolution camera with a low end phone, and in this case the 3500 is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera. Other features include a microSD memory card slot, a miniUSB connector, Bluetooth and PictBridge connectivity, and a POP3/IMAP4 email client. It will retail for €135 minus taxes and subsidies. I suppose you could pack one of these into your college-bound kid when it is available for a no-frills yet reliable handset.
Asus has just made available their line of F8 notebooks which feature the revolutionary Infusion technology - a cutting edge manufacturing process that is used to produce unique designs on notebook surfaces. Since the motifs are inlaid within the chassis itself, you can be sure that it will remain an integral part of the notebook for a long time to come without running the risk of fading away. On to the specifications - the F8 notebook features a hybrid TV tuner, up to 2GB of RAM, DirectX10 support courtesy of mid-range video cards, biometric authentication, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 1.3 megapixel camera among others. Everything is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, so you can be sure of enough computing juice when the situation calls for it. What's your favorite notebook brand?
So you think your pair of headphones is pretty tough looking, eh? The Skullcandy G.I. Headphones will definitely put yours to shame, featuring a military-inspired design that offers great sounding sound while making you look mean. I love the heavily-padded headband portion along with fake bullets stored above, giving you some semblance of street cred. Just make sure you have the necessary clothing to go along with it lest you look out of place. There will be different styles available, including desert camo, urban camo, and Rasta. Be prepared to fork out $69.95 for a pair of these though. High fashion truly comes at a price these days, but thankfully this Skullcandy offering is comfy to wear thanks to soft leather speakers that swivel a full 90 degrees. Each purchase comes with an extra pair of earpads and a travel bag.
The folks over at the FCC has finally nodded in agreement to make the Nokia LD-4W Bluetooth GPS Module available to consumers who want to add GPS navigation onto their Bluetooth-enabled smartphones in the near future. This is the cheaper alternative, of course, unless you want to jump the gun and pick up the Nokia N95 in the first place. There is no word on pricing, but surely it won't amount to the sky high price that the N95 commands. This LD-4W Bluetooth GPS module should hit the market pretty soon. Will you get this add-on, or do you prefer to invest in a dedicated GPS navigation system? I find that Mio's offerings are pretty up to snuff, and their portable size is surely pocket friendly to everyone.
I'm a bit peckish at the moment, lunchtime approaching, and I do so love a good geek cake.
I'm not suggesting you suddenly morph into Jennifer Love Hewitt and start styling yourself as the UK ghost whisperer, but you can get a little closer to the paranormal if you wish by downloading cell phone ghost detection software. Seriously. It's free from the Discovery Channel if you sign up for their Most Haunted newsletter, and then you can use it to search for strange occurrences and patches of energy in your vicinity. the software allows the phone to become an Electromagnetic field (EMF) fluctuation detector, which measures variations in data transmission times from your mobile, and can alert you if it detects unusually high fluctuations, which will have you running for your cross and bible. Apparently EMF is what all the top paranormal investigators use, so should you feel like starting up a sleuth business you'll be well on your way.
I'm not sure how I feel about human-powered search engines. If I had to choose between computer-powered results full of irrelevant links and spam, and results generated by random people, I'd take my chances with the non-human option. Luckily,...
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