July 29, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Roku 2 Includes Angry Birds

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Roku 2 has arrived in a more diminutive form and we guess that the company is hoping to calm those Netflix subscribers who freaked at the latest price hike. The box now includes a redesigned remote, a free (!) TV version of Angry Birds and 250 channels including FoxNews and Epix movies. Add subtitles and access to Amazon VOD (for a fee) and kiss your cable or satellite goodbye.

Via Roku

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July 28, 2011

iHome Speaker/Dock/Alarm

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iHome's latest speaker/dock can handle almost every generation of iPhone/iPod touch and can rotate to fit them both vertically and horizontally. It doesn't end in its cleverness there. The iA 63 works as an alarm/FM radio and a remote is included in the package. Pick up the +Sleep app for custom alarms, weather and news alerts, social media connection and watching video in landscape mode.

Via iHome

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July 27, 2011

Netflix Updates Android App

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Taking a cue from Hulu Plus, Netflix has added support for 25 more devices with an updated Android app that includes access to Thunderbolt and Atrix. It links to HTC Droid or EVO, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones. The app is free from the Android Market, works on both wired 3G and WiFi systems, and includes search.

Via Android Market

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July 26, 2011

Thunderbolt Display Sharpens Macs

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Apple has been busily thinking up new ways to appease its fans. This time it is the Thunderbolt that they call the "ultimate docking station for your Mac notebook. The 27" display with a 2560x1440, 16:9 ratio has high quality audio with a 2.1 speaker system, access to FaceTime and Ethernet, FireWire 800 and three USB 2.0 connections. Non-Apple users can hook up with a MagSafe All-in-One cable connector and Mac peripherals are also compatible.

Via Apple

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July 26, 2011

iKlip Microphone Stand Adapter for iPad and iPad 2

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We've been using the iKlip over the past week (thanks to IK Multimedia for sending us one), and we simply love it. We are a bit of a tab guitar playing aficionado, and the iKlip holds our iPad2 perfectly in place while we strum away. You can also use this to showcase lyrics if you already know the tune, and it's also great to use with Garageband or their iRig iMic to have your recording iPad right there while you play making controlling it easier because it's not sitting over at an odd angle propped up on a table. We simply love this thing and if you're doing anything musical with your iPad - this is for you.

Features:

  • Compatible with both iPad and iPad 2 (using the included iPad 2 adapters)
  • iPad 2 adapters are also available for previous iKlip users as a separate purchase for $9.99 / €7.99*
  • Universal stand clip securely attaches to virtually any microphone stand
  • Multi-angle adjustment allows precise positioning for optimal stage or studio viewing
  • Quick-snap clips provide fast, secure iPad insertion
  • Fast installation — iKlip installs on your mic stand in seconds with the twist of a knob
  • All controls, buttons and connectors are accessible when your iPad is clipped into iKlip
  • Can be mounted on the vertical part of a mic stand, or on a horizontal boom for limitless positioning

At iKlip - Universal microphone stand adapter for iPad and iPad 2

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July 25, 2011

Sonos Play :3 Compact Tunes

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Sonos Play :3 (named for its 3 internal speakers) is a compact music player that conveniently hooks up via app to iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Connect with iTunes, Internet radio, Spotify, Sirius and almost any other music source. A second Play:3 can be attached in another room or, if you already have Sonos products, it can be conveniently synced. Versatile enough to work both vertically and horizontally, the company promises "wall-to-wall HiFi sound."

(Thanks, Jill)

Via Sonos

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July 22, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Captain America Headphones

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Sure, you can get a Captain America 3-chambered cup at Dunkin Donuts to let everyone know that you are a fan, but when the drink is gone, you get a strange cup useful only for recycling. For those heavy duty fans, Coloud is offering CA headphones, printed with 3D rubber patches, adjustable headband and a 3.5mm jack. And if your fave hero is Wolverine or Iron Man, they got that covered as well.

Via Coloud

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July 21, 2011

Sony W Series Walkman

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Check out Sony's NWZ-W260 series, headphones with a built-in Walkman and room enough for software to drag and drop tracks from iTunes or Windows Media Player. Battery life is up to 8 hours with a recharge time of only a few minutes. Perfect for students or people who have been told to put their PMP away during family outings, the device is water resistant (for sweaty joggers) and comes in 2GB ($59.99) and 4GB ($79.99) models.

Via Sony

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July 20, 2011

iRiver Releases Story HD

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iRiver has just released its Story HD with Google eBook integration. This means you can purchase several thousand titles as well as having access to 3 million freebies. The eReader has a convenient QWERTY keyboard, a 6" high res e-ink screen, a battery life of about 6 weeks and can hold up to 1,500 titles in its mere 7.3 lb. weight. Libraries can also be stored on a cloud once WiFi is connected. No doubt Google eBook capability will soon become available in other devices.

Via iRiver

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July 19, 2011

Spotify Takes Up Residence in US

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Watch out, America. Spotify has made the trek across the pond to offer it here. Not content with its mere 10 million subscribers in Europe, with the free ad-supported audio service, ($4.99 for Premium,) search for over 15 million tracks, build up a library and share your tunes with others. Available for both PC (and offline and mobile usage with that premium service,) sign up today to take advantage of endless, live tunes.

Via Spotify

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July 18, 2011

Netflix Carries on Despite Protest

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With all the fuss about Netflix's changing policy, many subscribers are complaining about that 60% rate increase. For those that received the dual mail/streaming rate must now decide if they want to pay the $15.98 to continue service for both, choose one or opt for another service.

The company itself doesn't seem too concerned although thousands have complained on its Facebook page and many have "de-subscribed," but the change will happen and we foresee some users dropping that second or third disc to adjust to the rate hike.

Via Netflix

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July 15, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Transformers 3 Razer Mouse

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You can go to a fast food restaurant and get some token tie-in to the latest "Transformers 3" movie, or you can be like Razer and come up with a commemorative DeathAdder Mouse, or 4 to be exact. Each has an ergonomic right-handed design with a 3.5G infrared sensor. The company also has dual-sided Mouse Pads for the super-obsessed.

Via Razer Transformers

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July 14, 2011

Rajlich Cheats at Computer Chess Matches

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While it may be commonplace to hear now that jocks use performance enhancing drugs, we were shocked amused to find out that someone tried to cheat by using a code on their computer to win a chess match. Vasik Rajlich enhanced his computer by slipping in some extra source codes. The problem was not that he added them but that the codes from Crafty and Fruit were used without permission. Because of the fraud, the runner-ups from 2007 - 2010 were deemed the winners of said matches by the ICGA.

Via International Computer Games Association

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July 13, 2011

LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

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Leapfrog has always had cutting edge/informative products for budding minds, so it wasn't much of a stretch to come up with a tablet for youngsters. The LeapPad Explorer has over 100 games and activities for them as well as a built-in camera to keep them away from your iPad. Pre-order now and you get free shipping.

Via LeapFrog LeapPad

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July 12, 2011

PlayLater DVR for Online Content

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MediaMall's PlayLater allows streaming/recording of video from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and 23 other online sites. Select the site, program and episode or video clip and record or add it to a queue. You can then watch it at your convenience, even offline. PlayLater is only available to those with Windows Media Player, those with Windows XP/Vista/7 and it is recommended that you have 100G extra storage space.

PlayLater is free for a month while it is in beta, $4.99 monthly after full release or $49.99 per year. The only catch is that it turns the file into a DRM.ply only playable on the designated PC.

Via PlayLater

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July 11, 2011

An Instant Network Week

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What is it about us humans that have a need to watch a train wreck in action? We watched the Casey Anthony case unfold via live feed and raced back to the site when the verdict was announced. We checked out YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to find the latest war news, complete with imagery of blood and violence.

We witnessed the endless comments of "awesome" when Mark Zuckerberg et al let us know we can instantly Skype on Facebook and even the President held a Town Hall Twitter event last week. In this day and age of immediate news, we are connected with everyone, every thing and that instant access makes it difficult to believe that there was ever any other way of networking.

Sheila Franklin Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

July 8, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Skullcandy Vandal Dock

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Skullcandy's new 9.5 x 17.0 x 19.0" iPhone/iPod speaker dock is practically deco with its gold and black design. The retro Vandal has that same audio quality that the company is known for with 80mm woofers and 19mm tweeter, and a 21 watt output with its 4 speakers. Dedicated buttons give treble and bass control and the dock is compatible with most iPod models. A 3.5 mm jack is included for privacy.

Via Skullcandy

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July 7, 2011

Mitsubishi Pairs GPS. TV Tuner

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Not content with creating a basic GPS system, Mitsubishi offers their latest 2DIN AV GPS with a 12 Seg TV tuner. With 8GB of memory, users can watch or record TV shows for a later date. An HDMI port is included for recording videos so that you can watch when stuck in traffic during rush hour. The NR-MX50, due out in August, includes a USB connection, iPod support, Bluetooth and a handy 7" 800x480 touchscreen.

Via Akihabara News

Sheila Franklin Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

July 6, 2011

DynDNS Provides Mobile Access

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If you are out and about and need access to your network, DynDNS provides hardware that will monitor your IP and find when you are not there. It uses the information to FTP to your server and enable remote access. You can receive two accounts for free or opt for a paid one beginning at $15.00 for 30 host names.

Via DynDNS

Sheila Franklin Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

July 5, 2011

Simple Cowon C2 PMP

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Cowon's mini C2 supports both video and music in a simplistic style. The PMP has a 2.6-inch TFT, 320 x 240 touchscreen LCD , purports excellent audio quality, comes with 16GB of memory and has 55 hours of battery life. It also has a USB/AV port and connection for a 3.5mm headset. Included software is simple to navigate, a 32GB microSD card is included and a price that is modest enough for all.

Via Cowon

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July 4, 2011

G-Connect Stores, Streams Via iPad

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Hitachi's wireless G-Connect cleverly stores data and acts as a router. Up to 5 SD or 3 HD streams can be accomplished simultaneously on iPad or iPhone via apps. The device can hold up to 500GB and has an Ethernet port for surfing and streaming from the Internet for non-Apple users. The G-Connect has password protection, a 3 year warranty and you can pre-order now for $199.99.

Via Hitachi

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July 1, 2011

NAV - Monthly Round Up June 2011

Happy Holiday weekend, all! when you have had your fill of fireworks and festivity, kick back and check out our monthly Round Up. Thanks to Gaming Forever, John, Jean-Luc Bretton, Charlotte Morrison and Andreas Fioris for following us on Twitter.

3D

A/V to PC Streaming

Audio Devices

Audio Streaming

Freakin' Friday

Game Console Streaming

Game Consoles

IPTV

Image Streaming

Networking

News

Portable Media

Press Release

Roku Netflix Player

Steals and Deals

Storage

TV Streaming

Twitter Support

USB Devices

Video Streaming

Wireless Headphones

Wireless Speakers

Xbox Streaming

iPad

Sheila Franklin Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

Freakin' Friday! Logitech C615 Webcam

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Logitech's portable HD Webcam simplifies video calling for both Mac and PC. The C615 is fold and go, has autofocus and 360º rotation. Call in HD 720p in 16:9 wide screen on Skype, FaceTime, Logitech Vid HD and Windows Live Messenger. The camera can also be used with Yahoo! Messenger, iChat and AIM. Uploading of video and photos is super simple with one click.

Via Logitech Webcams

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