At last, an iPod accessory that is not a dock of some sort or yet another FM transmitter. The BluEye from Gear4 adds a bit of cellphone functionality into your iPod once you sync it with your Bluetooth-enabled cellphone. Any incoming calls will result in the Caller ID appearing on the iPod. The BluEye does not require any power source of its own as it derives juice from the iPod's battery. When you think on a deeper level, you would say that the $94 BluEye is a pretty redundant device unless you love purchasing novelty at a premium. Oh yeah, the BluEye comes with a built-in FM tuner if that is of any consolation to you.
Outdoor enthusiasts should check out the Blackhawk Special Ops Watch which can take quite a beating without missing a beat. It is touted to be the world's first and only electromagnetic rechargeable watch that features an LED lighting system. You can bring the Blackhawk Special Ops Watch up to 330 feet deep while diving, while the LED light is visible up to a mile away in pitch black darkness. Alternatively, you can use the LED light to find your way around the jungle as you prepare to ease yourself. Most ordinary Joes would skip this due to its £329.95 price tag, so be prepared to pony up a pretty amount if you want to stand out from the crowd.
Why do people get the impression that computer geeks work in dark, dank environments, get very little sunlight, wear a thick pair of glasses, and subsist on nothing else but pizza and Coke? Light up your workspace the next time you pull an all-nighter at the office or home with the USB Light Gum LED Lamp. This bus-powered device comes in a shape that is roughly the size of an ordinary stick of gum, measuring 7.5cm x 2.2cm x 1.1cm, and offers a comforting soft glow of light to keep you company throughout your darkest hours. The USB Light Gum LED Lamp is currently retailing for €15.00.
Ramos is currently preparing itself to unveil the new RM400 portable media player. The RM400 supports both MPEG 4 and AVI video formats up to 24 fps, but the 2.2" 320 x 240 pixels resolution QVGA TFT display might be a tad too small for comfortable viewing across a long period. And that's just the good news, as the RM400 ships with a mere 512MB of onboard flash memory which is positively miserly in this day and age. No wonder Wolverine doesn't look too pleased in the photo. You can expect to see the Ramos RM400 make its way across store shelves in China this week at an affordable price. We're looking at a region of $50 thereabouts - at that price, it is beginning to look like a bargain.
This $12 plug-and-play device from brando is a four port USB hub, a desk fan (with direction control) and an LED lamp. However, I would caution you that although it also looks a bit like candy - candy is something it is not. So don't try to eat it - "soft plastic" or not, those fan blades are bound to hurt if you try to snack on them.
Have you ever noticed how children seem capable of operating complex electronic devices almost as soon as they leave the womb? (And have you also noticed that starting a sentence with "have you ever noticed" makes one sound painfully like an 80s observational comic?) It's no wonder, with the toys they have out these days? Compared to all the bells and whistles, I practically had a few rocks to bang together as a kid. Take, For example this Little Leaps TM Grow-with-Me Learning System from Leap Frog, a wireless device that allows your infant child to interact with Leap Frog educational content with a series of buttons and controls. When the child gets a bit older, there's a switch you can flip for more independent, "Toddler" level play. (If only potty training worked similarly, what a wonderful world this would be.) Not only does this apparently help them learning the fundamentals like shapes and colours - but it's bound to make them crackerjack at the latest video games.
Little Leaps TM Grow-with-Me Learning System (thanks, Debbie, for the tip)
Hello Kitty is also now available as a Tomy solar powered Nohohon gadget. As with all Tomy Nohohon toys, the Hello Kitty one also shakes its head slowly powered buy solar energy. I still did not figure out what the difference is between Hidamari no ...
Although FM transmitters will be legal for use in the U.K. pretty soon, that has not stopped a whole bunch of people from using them illegally at the moment anyway, punctuating the popularity of such a device. Hopefully the recently released Sony Walkman DCC-FMT50U FM transmitter and car charger in Japan will be able to make its way here. Despite the specifications that show compatibility with just the NW-A3000 and A1000, most people would wager that the £28 DCC-FMT50U will be able to work with other Walkmans as well as restricting the compatibility to just 2 devices is suicide. Features include the ability to charge any USB device and four preset buttons.
The robot museum in Nagoya has opened today in Japan. Japanese technology news site Impress has been there already and published lots of photos from this cool museum. The photo shows a very historic 'robot'. The museum seems to give a very comprehen...
Acer has revealed a slew of new GPS navigation devices for the European market which will sit down well with both wearing business suits and women of leisure who wouldn't think twice about blowing a whole wad of cash on yet another handbag. The Acer e305, e310, and e360 measure an extremely portable 103mm x 58.4mm x 17.5mm and weighs just 130 grams, making them perfect to carry around. The interface is very finger friendly, so having a stylus is not compulsory. When you tire of checking out the thousands of Points of Interests, there's always the MP3 player and photo viewer to keep you entertained. There is currently no word regarding pricing and availability.