If you’re a fan of retro sci-fi and you’ve been looking for a watch to show your love for the genre, the EOBOT watch on Tokyoflash might be right up your alley. Designed by a classic sci-fi fan, Llyod from Australia, it features a retro-looking robot complete with colorful LEDs arranged in an interesting sequence that requires some deciphering to tell the time (just like any other fancy custom watch).
The red robot “eye” blinks to resemble the swinging motion of the pendulum, telling you each second that passes, while the bottom grid of lights tell you the time in 24-hours or the current date. Unfortunately that’s all the watch is limited to, but hey ? we’ve got our smartphones to do everything else for us right? The watch is currently in its concept stage right now, but you can head over to Tokyoflash to vote for it, or just find out more about how to read the time on it.
LG has a new phone lined up for MetroPCS, Verizon and Sprint named the Connect 4G according to the folks over at PocketNow who managed to snag some pictures of the handset and information about the handset. The phone itself doesn’t look too impressive and reminds me of a typical LG Android phone. The LG Connect 4G will feature a 4″ WVGA NOVA display, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and of course like its name implies ? 4G LTE connectivity (which means it’ll run on Sprint’s upcoming LTE network). No word on a release date or price but we should find out more about the phone in the future.
Remember the Retrode? The USB device that lets you create ROM files from your SEGA Genesis and SNES cartridges, which can then be played on your computer via an emulator? Well, the folks behind the accessory have come up with a sequel called the Retrode 2. This time around, it does more than just create ROMs. It can be used as a cartridge reader for your emulator so you can just plug and play your cartridges on your computer.
The Retrode 2 also features input ports for your SNES and SEGA Genesis controllers ? which means you’ll be able to play your retro games with authentic controllers, kicking up the whole retro-gaming experience an extra notch. It is also touted to work on any device with a USB port, and with any emulator. We haven’t gotten our hands on one to put that claim to the test, but if true it could mean retro gaming on our tablets (with USB ports). The Retrode 2 will go on sale sometime in February and will retail for $84.99.
Looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook is now going up for sale with yet another massive discount. While it’s no HP TouchPad firesale, you can now purchase any BlackBerry PlayBook for $299. Yes that’s right ? regardless of whether your choose the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB model, the PlayBook will cost the same price ? which basically means: don’t expect the 64GB model to stay in stock for long (assuming the tablets sell well). We’re talking about savings of up to $400 here!
The BlackBerry PlayBook sale promotion will end on February 4th, so head over to RIM’s online store now if you’d like to pick one up. Be sure to read our review of the BlackBerry PlayBook if you’re on the fence about making a purchase.
Windows 8 doesn’t have an official release date, but it looks like we’ll be seeing it in the second half of this year ? according to the folks over at DigiTimes. They’ve reported that Acer and Lenovo are reportedly working on Windows 8 tablets that will be released in Q3 2012. The tablets will be running on Intel’s upcoming Clover Trail processor as opposed to the new Medfield processors that will be released in the first half of the year. A new version of the Windows operating system, and new processors to go along with it ? 2012 is sure shaping up to be an interesting year. Stay tuned for more details.
We’re only a week away from the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, and we’re hearing rumors about what will be shown off at the event. The folks over at Notebookitalia.it have reported that we’ll be seeing a trio of devices from ASUS next week. First up we have the ASUS Transformer Prime Mini. Touted as a smaller version to the highly-acclaimed convertible tablet, the Transformer Prime, it will feature a 7″ instead of 10″ display and it will also feature a smaller keyboard dock to transform the tablet as well.
ASUS will also be showing off a refreshed Eee Memo Pad. The tablet will features a 7″ 1280 x 800 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16-64GB of internal storage, 3G and WiFi, and apparently it will have a 3D capable version as well. Lastly, we should be seeing the ASUS Padfone ? a device that has already been announced in the past but is expected to be released sometime in February 2012. Stay tuned for more details.
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Samsung has posted up on its official site, the specs of a new phone called the Galaxy Ace Plus. Touted as a successor to the original Galaxy Ace, it features entry-level specs that will probably leave power-users wanting more. But for those of you who are just looking to dip their toes into the world Android, the Galaxy Ace Plus could be the phone you are looking for.
The Galaxy Ace Plus has a 1GHz single core processor, a 3.65″ (320 x 480) touchscreen display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with TouchWiz), a rear 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 3GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a microSD slot (up to 32GB), and a 1,300mAh battery. No word on pricing or a release date at this point in time.
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