Just when I've finally trained myself out of my compulsion to sing along to the music on my iPod on, say, public transit (I do still lip synch sometimes, though), Griffin comes along and makes a karaoke mic for it. Granted, the iKaraoke takes the music from your iPod and then blasts it through your stereo (sans the vocal track, of course) so it's not exactly something we sing-alongers can meanace our fellow passengers with on the bus. Still - it's going to be hard to remember that the iPod is for listening and not for singing in public knowing that someone, somewhere, is using a microphone to sing along to theirs. Sigh. Lip-synching silently to myself is just never going to be the same.
Wrappers, is a new UK company that specializes in MacBook and iPod covers. The covers are designed to snugly protect your laptop while allowing you to carry it in any bag you want. No need for a special laptop...
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Our Watch blog Wrist Dreams reports about the Laks Baby Boom Wristwatch. The Laks Baby Boom watch track fertile days, week of pregnancy you're in when you are pregnant and has features like a name finder for your new baby. The Laks BBBoom (not su...
Word on the street is Apple plans to refresh the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines before the holiday shopping season goes into full swing. It is widely speculated that Core 2 Duo versions of the 13", 15", and 17" MacBook Pro are already waiting in the wings, ready to bolt out of the stable doors the moment marketing says so. It is uncertain as to whether the revamped MacBook and MacBook Pro models will be launched simultaneously or spaced. Other than the processor change, everything inside the notebooks ought to remain the same. Are any of you holding out for the new releases at the end of this year, or will you take advantage of the Core Duo line price drop with the introduction of the Core 2 Duo?
Olympus' new E-400 is the world's smallest and lightest dSLR to ever go into production, although we are sure that the record will remain for just a short while. The R-400 measures a mere 130mm x 91mm x 53mm and weighs just 380g, making it roughly 66% the width half the weight of a standard dSLR. The E-400 does not sacrifice performance for mobility, featuring a 10 megapixel CCD sensor, sequential shooting up to 3fps with a 5 image RAW buffer in burst mode, a 2.5" LCD, a CF and xD flash memory card slot. The only downside would be the archaic USB 1.1 connection which is disastrous when you want to transfer 10 megapixel pictures. The Olympus E-400 will be released this November at a yet undisclosed price.
The WinStar WS-CRE203TV is an all-in-one memory card reader with a TV out function. This device does not support a wide range of cards though, but it ably handles the most common formats including CF I/II, Smart Media, SD/MMC, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro. You can now view your holiday photos on the TV via the WS-CRE203TV's TV out port. It is strange that there is no support for video since most digital cameras these days come with video recording capabilities. Features include a slideshow function, zoom control, and NTSC/PAL compatibility.
Win Enterprises has unveiled the PL-01026 platform that comes with feature-rich IP PBX solutions at an extremely affordable entry price. Powered by an Intel Pentium M processor and integrated with Intel's very own IXP465 Network Processor, the PL-01026 is a very capable VoIP server that handles incoming VoIP audio streams, local voicemail, local conferencing, and storage & playback of voicemail from e-mail without running into any performance issues. Specifications include an i915GM motherboard, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and the 128MB IXP465 Network Processor card. For an exhaustive list of specifications, kindly read on after the jump.
Do you find your notebook's hard drive plods on rather slowly and noisily when it comes to data intensive operations and would do anything for a speedy storage solution? TDK's latest offering could be the answer to your prayers, as the company has recently dropped the 32GB flash memory drive that targets notebooks. This device is connected via an IDE cable and measures 80% the size of a standard 2.5" hard drive. The benefits do not just stop at size, as this new device consumes less power and can achieve a data transfer rate of 33.3MB/second. Looks like notebooks seem to come with less and less internal moving parts with each generation, and that is a good thing (especially for the battery life).
Due to my job, my blog, and well, me, I have a tendency to play with a lot of different gadgets, especially new cell phones. The term ’smartphone’ gets tossed around a lot, basically covering any phone that does more than just flip open and dial numbers. To me, a smartphone should be a smart [...]
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Who would have thought that the iPod could be turned into a karaoke machine with the introduction of the iKaraoke from Griffin? This is not exactly a new development in the world of iPod accessories, but the iKaraoke works slightly differently as it sends music from the iPod to your stereo without the presence of lead vocals, enabling you to step into the shoes of an entertainer and croon the night away. You can also pause, rewind, or go forward to find your favorite spot in a particular track. The inclusion of reverb effects make you sound better than you actually are. The iKaraoke will be released this winter and is compatible with the 1G and 2G iPod nano, iPod mini, 4G, 5G, and 6G iPod video.