Palm held a Analyst and Investor Day today in New York and told analysts, actually not that much, besides that the smartphone market is growing to $36 billion by 2009. Question remains if Palm can grow with the market, despite the new entries into the...
What happens when you have a bunch of CDs or DVDs that need to be destroyed, for the data contained within is extremely sensitive in nature and could be catastrophic if it falls into the wrong hands? The DiscEraser has the answer, requiring you to just open it up, pop in the disc, close the lid, and drag the slider back and forth in order to create a whole bunch of scratches that renders the data on the disc unreadable. Technically, none of the data is erased, but the cuts made are definitely thicker and deeper than conventional methods (keys, razor blades). The DiscEraser retails for $12.99.
I'm not too sure what the big deal is about buying an expensive watch as an investment, as I'd much prefer to drop a hundred grand on a nice apartment instead of picking up a timepiece of the equivalent perceived value where by cellphone does the job perfectly well. The Swiss-made Bell & Ross BR01 Instrument Series watch sums up what is wrong with our society, featuring an extremely large body and bright blue luminous hands at an exorbitant price. And how do we know that? For starters, its on display at the Basel show, where high rollers gather to pick up mere "trinkets" for their other halves.
If you're looking for a more immersive experience whenever you pop in the Spider-Man or Matrix DVD, the Sybaris chair would be the perfect piece of home furniture for you. Boasting an internal PC-powered motion system that can crank out 600 pounds of lift and 2Gs of force, you will surely enjoy your movies even more. This $5,999 recliner chair will literally rock your world as it moves in tandem with the majority of movie action sequences. Of course, this interactivity is limited to the amount of movies it is compatible with. There are currently more than 550 titles that has been synchronized to the Sybaris with more to come in the future. I wonder how the pounding Rocky receives in his final instalment will feel like...
AVerMedia has lifted the veil on its AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB High Definition and Analog USB TV tuner. It works great on both desktops and laptops, thanks to its hybrid worldwide analog and ATSC tuner. All you need to do is plug it into any available USB 2.0 port and you will be able to enjoy both analog and high definition TV almost instantly. This device supports up to 1080i HD signals at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. Each purchase comes with a Windows Media Center Remote Control and Receiver. You can pick one up today for $129.99
EYESthere is offering an old idea in an expensive new package, fitting your humble abode with webcams that are equipped with motion sensors. Whenever these webcams detect some movement, it will automatically send a text message as well as a live video feed to your handset. Unfortunately, the high entry price of $1,100 (and that price comes with just a single installed camera) doesn't exactly make sense since you'd be much better off with your own Internet-connected wireless camera system which you can monitor for yourself at a fraction of the cost.
While having a hamster run endless cycles in its exercise wheel is not enough to generate electricity to power any kind of electronic device, this homebrew idea hooks up the humble hamster and its exercise wheel to a paper shredder, where each revolution of the exercise wheel results in your paper getting shred bit by bit. Of course, this shredder will probably be able to take in nothing other than paper since credit cards would be way too thick for the hamster and could result in a cardiac arrest.
Hardcore Nintendo fans will probably be frothing at their mouths with this special NES in-store kiosk that is currently up for auction at eBay. This customized NES machine has been modified way beyond its original size and concept, offering a dozen game cart slots and five controller ports. You can even set a time limit on it so that you won't get the same pimple-eyed kid hogging the machine the entire day, but then again in this day and age do kids really want to revel in 8-bit glory? Bidding currently stands at a mere $510, and as the closing date of Friday the 13th looms closer, expect that figure to jump up a notch.
While Olympus is more often than not associated with cameras, most people would be surprised to know that they have received a patent for this digital eyewear concept. Apparently, this patent includes "the head-mounted display apparatus of the present invention comprises: an angle detector to detect the tilting angle of the head of an observer; a display portion to display a predetermined image in such a manner that the image is superimposed on an image of the external environment, the display portion for switching a display-state in which the image is displayed and a non-display-state in which the image is not display, corresponding to the tilting angle of the observer’s head detected by the angle detector." Will this bring true 3D gaming even closer? Only time can tell.
Transcend Information has recently lifted the veil on its T.sonic 820 MP3 player that targets those who lead an active lifestyle. It looks more like a candybar cellphone, featuring a 9-button keypad for music navigation purposes. The T.sonic 820 is available in 2GB and 4GB capacities with no memory expansion slots. Features include voice recording and an integrated FM radio in addition to MP3 playback.