December 31, 2009

Teclast C430T Video Player


Teclast's C430T can support video codecs H.264, DivX, XviD, MKV, VOB, MP4, WMV, AVI and FLV. It displays 720p video on its 4.3" touchscreen with an 800x480 resolution. The portable media player has 8GB internal storage, a USB OTG port and a TV-out port to show your fave movie on a larger screen.

Via Ubergizmo

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December 31, 2009

OLPC 3rd Generation Prototype


We haven't heard much lately from the folks at One Laptop Per Child, although a peek at their site shows that they are still being distributed. Yves Behar, of the fuseproject, has designed its third generation with an 8.5 x 11" flexible plastic touchscreen and wireless charging. Best of all, the tablet will supposedly have a $75.00 price tag. The newest OLPC is due out in 2012.

Via fuseproject

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December 30, 2009

Show Your Face to Lockface Drive


Never worry about forgetting passwords again with the Lockface USB Drive. After taking several photos of your face, it uses facial recognition to let you in. The 4GB drive has 256-bit AES encryption and supposedly has 98% accuracy. A backup password system is included for the remaining 2% and don't forget you get an almost happy face to cheer you up. At a size of 22×4×55mm, it is so far available only in Japan for ~$110.00.

Via Business News (translated)

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December 30, 2009

Play Tunes Via Scosche Cassette Adapter


First you have to admit that your main vehicle is ancient. Then you can commit to the Scosche Cassette Adapter. Play your iPod, MP3 player, or other audio players through your car's cassette deck and charge it at the same time. The adapter plugs right into your 3.5mm headphone jack.

Via Scosche

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December 29, 2009

Play Wizard with Magic Wand Remote


Shades of Harry Potter! The Magic Wand Remote Control can be programmed with up to 13 commands from your other remotes or IR devices. Then don your wizard's robe and swish, flick and spin while your neighbors think you have lost it. The remote also features a pulse to confirm that you got the gesture right and when the batteries are wearing down, and will go into sleep mode after 60 secs. of idleness. Although it is temporarily out of stock, pre-order now for $69.95.

Via Firebox

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Ford Adds WiFi to SYNC System


Ford is counting on your next car being one of theirs and to make the deal sweeter, they are building WiFi into their SYNC system. You will have to have a mobile broadband modem and 3G card for access as you plug into its USB port. The deal includes software updates so that SYNC will be able to adapt to future devices.

Via PR Newswire

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December 28, 2009

QuietPoint Blocks 85% Background Noise


Audio-Technica has unveiled the ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint with their noise-cancellation technology that blocks about 85% of ambient noise. Features of the fold-up headphones include full range drivers and passive mode. Available in January, the QuietPoint comes with battery, carrying case, 1.6 ft. extension cord, airline adapter and a price of $129.95.

Via Audio-Technica

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SmartSwipe Your Credit Card Online


Now that you spend most of your shopping dollars online, NetSecure Technologies' USB SmartSwipe allows you to use your credit card as if you were in an actual store. The company scrambles and encrypts your data to keep your identity secure. At a price of $89.99, it is compatible with Windows 7, XP and Vista. While this is a good thing because you don't have to type information from your card it may turn you into a shopaholic.

Via SmartSwipe

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December 25, 2009

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!


Happy Holidays, Merry Xmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and have a great Festivus! And thanks to all of you for reading us from NAV!

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Freakin' Friday! RCA Radio/iPod Dock


The RCA Alarm Clock Radio includes an iPod dock. With a green 0.6" LED display,you can program sleep that will play up to two hours and a programmable snooze that can be set to ring 1 to thirty minutes or the default of nine minutes. Wake up to an alarm, its radio or iPod. The 6.4 x 5.6 x 2.6" inexpensive clock has backup batteries for power outages and can be pre-ordered now.

Via RCA Clock Radios

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December 24, 2009

Silver PAC Evolution 5500 Remote


The Silver PAC Evolution 5500 Remote has a 4.3" touchscreen and Sideshow technology for full media access for up to 100 devices, including your home entertainment system, lighting, HVAC, and your PC. It also features WiFi connectivity, an embedded Windows CE op system and hooks up via Z-Wave. The do-it-all remote is due in February but no price has been released.

Via Silver PAC

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Nvidia's Entry Into 3D


Another company has jumped into the 3D fray. Nvidia is offering an entire package consisting of a GeForce GPU, Nvidia 3D Vision active-shutter 3D glasses and a 1080p, 3D LCD displays from Acer. The bundle will allow users to build a desktop PC for less than $1,000.00 so they can watch all those 3D Blu-ray movies, images and websites that will surely crop up, not to mention the video games that will follow.

Via Fareast Gizmos

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December 23, 2009

Free WiFi Under the Golden Arches


Strike 3, Starbucks. McDonald's began offering McCafe, redesigned many of their restaurants and will now be offering free WiFi courtesy of AT&T. They were charging $2.95 for two hours, but will cut the fee beginning in January at 11,000 of its 14,000 locations in the US. They also plan on selling frappes and smoothies to go with those fries and will soon have a dollar menu for breakfast.


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Novero Unveils Weirdly Named Accessories


You have to take away points from Novero, maker of TheFirstOne Bluetooth Headset, for releasing some cell phone accessories with the silliest of names. The TrulyOne (shown here) is a Bluetooth car kit with remote and LCD display, the TrustyOne is a hands-free Bluetooth kit, the TalkyOne is a speakerphone. The TravelOne is a microUSB wall charger and the CarOnecharger works from your cagarette lighter. All will be on display at the next CES and available for purchase soon thereafter.

Via Novero

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December 22, 2009

Stila Combines Egotism With Music


Surprise your fave narcissist with the Stila Makeup Player with built-in speakers, marked down from $250.00 to $69.00. We are assuming here that the recipient will spend enough time in front of the mirror while listening to tunes. The kit includes some of the company's makeup, a DVD and batteries.

Via Stila

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EdgeCenter - Invisible Computing


So you had to decide between a new computer and that flat screen on sale and you chose the TV. Start saving your pennies for Piixl Edge's EdgeCenter 3770. A mere 30mm deep, it disappears behind screens of 37" or larger. It has instant access to a flash card reader, 4 USB 2.0 ports, a Blu-Ray/DVD reader/writer and a 2.5" USB external HDD for large files transfer. The EdgeCenter will set you back £2,490 (~$4,050.)

Via Piixl

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December 21, 2009

Ekahau Wristband Tracks With WiFi


Keep track of your grandmother, kids, or wandering spouse with the Ekahau T301W. The waterproof RTLS wristband can determine their location via WiFi. Accuracy is within a few feet and the device features a programmable push button that sends out an emergency or status message, a two color LED and vibration alarm. Contact the company for price and availability.

Via Ekahau

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Charlie Rose Makes Us Crave "Avatar"

If you watch PBS with any regularity, then you have surely heard of Charlie Rose. We don't think there is anyone he hasn't interviewed in the realm of the arts and politics, and masterfully so. Watching him with James Cameron December 17 discussing "Avatar" convinced us even more to run right out to see the 3D movie. While we are waiting for some of the hoopla to die down before our own viewing, let us know if you have seen it and your impressions of the technology that took 10 years to come to fruition.

Via Avatar Official Site

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December 18, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Epson Prints, Then Shows Your Work Off


Epson's Picturemate Show is a wireless compact photo printer with a digital frame built in. With a 7" WVGA tilt screen, you can make up to 4 x 6" prints in about 37 seconds. The 270 MB internal memory means that you can store hundreds of photos. Program up to 12 slideshows with clock and calendar options. The Show is compatible with all digital cameras and has auto photo correction, crop and red eye removal. Get one for $299.99.

Via Epson Printers

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LTE Routers Next Gen of Networking


Look for LTE (Long Term Evolution) CPE/SOHO routers to be the future of computing. ZyXEL claims to have the first with its ZLR-2070S, an all-in-one gateway with a speed of up to 50Mbps with its wireless 4G connectivity. In addition to broadband connectivity, it has two VoIP ports, a four-port, 11n wireless switch and a USB port. No price or release date has been set.

Via Business Wire

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December 17, 2009

Dual Mechless Mobile Audio - Tunes on the Run


The Dual XML8110 Mechless Mobile Audio system has an LED display, AM/FM tuner and the usual buttons, but behind its face lurks an iPod/iPhone dock for charging and playing your tunes. You can connect to Internet radio or, with a free app, find directions. And if that isn't enough, it will also make phone calls with an iPhone application.

Via Dual AV

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Snowflake Ornament Makes Memories


When decorating your tree or house this holiday, consider the Snowflake Digital Photo Ornament. It may only have a 1.5"display but there is 8GB of built-in memory to store your fave moments of the season. So instead of irritating your relatives with home movies, you can quietly bother them with photos when they least expect it.

Via Snowflake Ornament

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December 16, 2009

Amazon Free VOD and Xmas MP3s


Amazon has begun to offer a free VOD when you order one of their movies. The deal is good for hundreds of Blu-ray and DVD titles. We expect this is their latest move to compete with both Walmart and Sears, as the two companies have lowered their prices on discs to get your holiday business. Amazon is also offering a free Christmas MP3 Download daily until December 25.

Via Amazon Free VOD

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ASUS O!Play Gets Thumbs Up


Gizmodo recently checked out the ASUS O!Play and gave it pretty much a rave review. Among the pluses were the second USB jack that doubles as an eSATA port and its price point. Read it all via the link.

Via gizmodo

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December 15, 2009

Disney Offers Upgrade2Blu


Following in the recent footsteps of Time Warner, Disney is offering Upgrade2Blu. Not only do you get an $8.00 rebate when you accept the offer, you get to keep your old DVD. That makes it a sort of win-win situation since you can keep the Blu-ray disc for yourself and give your kids the used one. You simply print out your proof tags and fill in a form and your rebate will be in the mail.

Via Disney Upgrade2Blu

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D-Link Creates Boxee Set Top Box


Boxee isn't just software anymore (although they have released an updated beta version.) D-Link's Box features an HDMI output, Ethernet and USB ports and built-in WiFi allowing the Interweb be seen in all its glory on your TV. Controlled by RF remote, it can play any non-DRM media and hook you up with your buds on social networking sites. Look for a $200.00 price when it debuts in Q2 2010.

Via Boxee

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December 14, 2009

Fusion Garage Debuts Joo Joo


Now that the CrunchPad has ceased to exist, Fusion Garage has reinvented it as the Joo Joo. Featuring a 12" touchscreen, it can boot in about 9 seconds and has menu links to websites such as Hulu and Twitter. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 4GB of internal memory and WiFi connectivity. You can pre-order one now for $499.00.

Note: It looks as though the fight is not over as TechCrunch's Michael Arrington has filed a lawsuit against the company.

Via The Joo Joo

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NAVi Award Winner - Jane Lynch and Xbox 360

Not only does "Best In Show" actor Jane Lynch make us want to run out and order the first season of "Glee," she and Microsoft's "More Fun Time" campaign can sell us an Xbox 360 in a heartbeat. Here's to you, Jane and Microsoft, and we grant you a NAVi Award.

Via More Fun Time

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December 11, 2009

Freakin' Friday! FlipShare TV


You know how much we dig our FlipVideo Camcorder and now the company has come up with the FlipShare TV. Connect the TV Base to your TV, plug in the USB Key into your PC and watch all your videos and images on the bigger screen. The wireless FlipShare is available for pre-order now.

Via FlipShare TV

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Holiday Deals Continue at Amazon


Not content with merely featuring Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, Amazon is now offering "Top Holiday Deals." Don't blink or you might miss one as many of them are in limited supply. Included are all kinds of electronics, like Netbooks for under $350.00, video games, movies and more.

Via Amazon Holiday Deals

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December 10, 2009

Kids Twitter With Twoddler

No self-respecting parent should push their little ones quite this far. The Twoddler was devised by a team in Belgium and allows young kidlets to Twitter. They use an adapted Fisher Price baby activity center that, when played with, can contact parents and other tots. Thank goodness this one is still at the prototype stage.

Via Twoddler

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Memorex Offers 10 Free Tunes


In an effort to boost holiday sales of its miniMove Boombox, Memorex has launched WeTime, 10 free tunes to download for your iPod. Included are tunes from Miss TK, Dobie Gray and the Little Heroes.

Via Memorex

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December 9, 2009

Rocketfish Wireless HDTV Adapter


Rocketfish is seeking to promote wireless HDTV with a 1080p adapter that works up to about 30 ft. away. At a price of $600.00, it's not the cheapest gadget in the world but it's a start.

Via Best Buy

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Kensington Keyboard With USB Hub


Kensington's Ci70 USB Keyboard is not only 35% smaller than a regular keyboard, it contains a USB hub for connecting your gadgets. There are two full size ports as well as a mini-USB connection. At a size of 19.5 x 9.8 x 1.8", it also has five hot keys and media keys with volume and track control, and pause and play.

Via Kensington Keyboards

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December 8, 2009

Warner Trades Up


Warner has offered to swap your DVDs for Blu-ray discs at a cost of $7.95 each. Your old discs will be recycled and if your order is over $25.00, you get free shipping. Fifty titles are offered to start including "Deliverance," "Michael Clayton" and "Body of Lies."

Via Time Warner

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MDV GPS System Incorporates Audio/Video


Now that GPS is often available in cell phones, one wonders about the future of companies that offer them. JVC and Kenwood got together to create the MDV-313 that not only features car navigation, but offers a DVD player, TV tuner and USB iPod support. To be released in Japan first, it remains to be seen if other manufacturers decide to incorporate other features in their products.

Via Akihabara News

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December 7, 2009

LED Flashlight Doubles as Spy Cam

Flashlights are certainly getting more sophisticated. This one not only has a high-powered White LED to help you find your way, it will record both audio and video. It saves the files in a built-in 4G memory and they can be copied to PC via USB. The dimmable device also has night vision support, built-in charger, one touch control and has a price of $226.99.

Via USB Fever

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AT&T and Verizon Make Nice


AT&T and Verizon have settled their lawsuit out of court. AT&T claimed that Verizon's "There's a Map for That" ads were false while Verizon complained about the same thing in their opponents' ads. We are for anything that gets rid of those irritating spots with Luke Wilson, including their offering Blackberrys at 50% off after rebate and 2 year contract.

Via Ad Age

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December 4, 2009

Freakin' Friday! VIZIO TruLED HDTV

VIZIO's TruLED boasts a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 960 LEDs, 240Hz Smooth Motion, SRS audio tech and Smart Dimming. Available in screen sizes up to 55", all we know is that when we watch their commercial, the $2,000.00 HDTV tops our wish list this year.

Via Vizio

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Creative to Release 3rd Gen Vado HD


Creative has unveiled their 3rd gen Vado HD Pocket Video Cam. This time around it has better video quality, external mic support, still photo capture and motion detection mode. The cam still has a 640 x 240 screen res, a 2x digital zoom, one button operatopm and 4GB memory for up to 2 hours of 720p recording. Available in black or white, you can pre-order now.

Via Creative

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December 3, 2009

Atlona Wireless USB Adapter


Atlona's Wireless USB Adapter can connect with any Windows based PC to your HDTV or monitor via VGA or HDMI connection. Since both can be used at the same time, it now offers both video and audio support. At a price of $219.00, it features a high resolution of up to 1440x1050 or 720p from up to 30 ft. away.

Via Atlona

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ecoATM - Saving The Planet One Cellie at a Time


We often show you the latest gadgets, but not what to do with the outdated ones. The ecoATM will take old cell phones, MP3 players and other portable devices, decide on a value and give you an in-store redemption, charitable donation or gift card. The recycling station was first tested in Nebraska and is being placed in San Diego at no charge to the stores. This sounds like a win-win deal to us.

Via ecoATM

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December 2, 2009

I-O Data net.USB Hooks You Up


I-O DATA's net.USB allows you to have access to any 2.0 device through your PC or Mac network. Instead of plugging in and unplugging your flash drive, fancy mouse or other USB devices, you can use this to access them wirelessly.

Via Akihabara News

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Roku Adopts Open Platform Channel Store


Now might be the time to consider a Roku investment. It now has an open platform Channel Store that allows producers to implement their video services in addition to current providers that includes Netflix Amazon OD, Flickr, Pandora and Motionbox. If you already own one, updating is free and works on all models, including the HD-XR and SD.

Via Roku

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December 1, 2009

Everspring Utilizes Z-Wave


You have to be in Europe to take advantage of Everspring's new gadgets that are based on the wireless Z-wave standard. The Taiwan based company has dimmers, on/off switches, smoke detectors and alarm sirens that not only make homes safer, they can be monitored for energy consumption.

Via Everspring

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Monthly Round Up - November 2009

It's hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the first decade of the 2000s, even scarier to realize that there only 24 shopping days left until Christmas. Take a peek at our Holiday Gift guide or other entries from November to get some last minute ideas.

Our thanks to Gaynell Holder, Della Mitchell, Angeline Branch, Eleanore Scott and Cathy Garcia, all of whom joined us at twitter in November.

A/V to PC Streaming


Audio Devices

Audio Streaming

Black Friday

Blogpire News

Blu-ray Players

Digital Frame

Freakin' Friday

Game Consoles



Holiday Gift Guide

Home Networking

Image Streaming

Internet Radio

Netflix Streaming



PS3 Streaming

Portable Media

Press Release

Remote Control

Roku Netflix Player



Speaker Systems

Steals and Deals

TV Streaming

USB Devices

Video Devices

Video Streaming

Wii Streaming

Wireless Headphones

Wireless Music

Wireless Network

Xbox Streaming

iPod Streaming

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NAVi Award Winner - Verizon Droid

We have to award another NAVi for Verizon's new commercial "Stealth." With pods landing all over the planet, they keep the new phone fairly mysterious. We don't care. You go, Droid.

Via Android Central

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