TECH SOLAR VOICE 908
October 21st, 2009 by Mark R in Bluetooth
Every once in a while, a “tech-first” is reached, and i.Tech has recently
announced that their SolarVoice 908 is the first solar-powered Bluetooth headset.
I had a chance to try it out, and it paired effortlessly with my cellular phone.
Oddly enough, it charged quite quickly. I can’t help but wonder if it was already charged
by facing the sun.
As it is, it has five hours worth of talk time, and standby time of 140 hours. That
is without sunlight, it can supposedly have infinite standby time provided it has some sun.
A flashing green light indicates that it is solar charging.
THE MINI BOMB SPEAKER
October 21st, 2009 by Ally in Audio/Video Gadgets
When you need a portable speaker, you might as well get one with a bit of
personality and this speaker definitely has personality. This miniature bomb looks like a
bomb you’d find in the old Looney Tunes cartoons. He has a permanent look of surprise
on his face, although they don’t explain what he’s so surprised about. This bomb will be
sure to play your music whether you have an iPod or just a generic MP3 player. He’s not
ROBONI-I LAUNCHED BY ROBONICA
October 21st, 2009 by Edwin in Robot Gadgets
Robonica has rolled out the Roboni-i toy that will fuse elements of robotics, R/C
vehicles and interactive gaming to deliver a brand new entertainment category known as
“Robotic Gaming”. Gamers will find meaningful and structured gameplay within
regardless of whether they play alone, with friends or online. Retailing for $249.99 a pop,
Roboni-i is touted to be the “evolutionary ‘next step’ for entertainment robotics.”
A smart, fully programmable and highly agile two-wheeled robot, Roboni-i is the
first entertainment robot to offer unlimited play patterns. The state-of-the-art robot
features 16 sensors and four processors, RF (ZigBee) remote control and peer-to-peer
protocol allowing for competitive gameplay with real-world robots. It also comes
packaged with game accessories and six action games enabling players to lay out a
playing field and use the gaming controller to select a game as they enter a new
dimension of interactive, real-world robotic gameplay. Whether alone or with friends,
they will need to beat the odds, race against time, manage resources, neutralize threats,
execute special effects and collect bonus points to improve score.
BARNES & NOBLE OFFER NOOK E-BOOK READER
October 21st, 2009 by Edwin in Electronic Gadgets
Barnes & Noble is a name commonly associated with books, and it is interesting
to note that the company has moved into Amazon Kindle territory with other notable
competitors such as Sony’s touchscreen e-reader and Irex’s releases as well, offering
their latest e-book reader known as ‘Nook’. Don’t laugh at its name though – Nook is one
fine looking e-book reader that will definitely have you reading more voraciously than
ever before simply because you won’t mind pulling it out from your backpack for the
umpteenth time throughout the day instead of showing everyone your dog-eared
paperback (while giving the game away that you’re sloppy enough to mistreat your
APPLE MAC MINI UPDATED
October 21st, 2009 by Edwin in Apple News
Apple has not forgotten about the Mac mini during its current slew of updates,
folks, where the world’s most energy efficient desktop now comes with a faster processor
while offering ample storage space alongside double the amount of memory. Prices start
from $599 upwards, where the entry-level Mac mini will boast a faster Intel Core 2 Duo
2.26GHz processor alongside 2GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports,
FireWire 800 connectivity and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics solution.
Those who are feeling a little bit more flush can always fork out $999 for the souped up
Mac mini that was specially configured to run the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server,
where it will be accompanied by 1TB of server storage despite coming with a tiny 6.5″ x
2″ enclosure that is common to all Mac minis.