March 13, 2009

Freakin' Friday ! Boston Acoustics Horizon Speaker System


Boston Acoustics always puts out a fine system and they have recently lowered their price for this
Horizon Series MCS100MDNT
more than 50%. Included is a one box 5.1-channel system, four 3" satellite speakers with .75" soft dome tweeters, 3" center channel speaker with .75" soft dome tweeter and an 8" 100W powered subwoofer. All of their speakers have MagnaGuard magnetic shielding and Reduced Baffle Diffraction design.

BA Horizon Speaker System

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March 6, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Prestige Drive Works With Pace Boxes


Iomega has announced that their
Prestige Desktop External Hard Drive
, previously used for storage for eSATA-enabled DVRs, is now compatible with Pace set-top boxes. That means an expanded capacity for up to 300 hours of standard def TV or 60 hours of HD. The drive can even enable boxes to function as a DVR without an internal hard drive. Get in touch with Iomega for more information.

Via Iomega Prestige External Hard Drive

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February 27, 2009

Freakin' Friday! A/V Explorer 4-Port Switch


Some of us still haven't gone past our old VCRs and TVs and the mess in the back of our equipment is mind-boggling. For us, there is a simple solution, a 4-port audio/video switch from Cables To Go. The front panel of the Composite Audio/Video Explorer has easy access for camcorders, games systems or other A/V and because no external power is needed, you can connect multiple systems. The connector has 8 RCA audio and 4 video composite inputs, and 2 audio and one composite output. At a mini size of 8.8 x 5.8 x 2", it has a mini-price of $17.19.

Via A/V Explorer

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February 20, 2009

Freakin' Friday! CC CWF WiFi Internet Radio


Thinking of making the switch to Internet Radio with a stand-alone player? The CC CWF WiFi Radio has access to over 11,000 stations worldwide. At the small size of 3.9 x 6.5 x 3.9", you can search by location and genre at the same time. The device features 99 memory presets, an alarm with 5 settings, a sleep timer and an Ethernet port. Since it is wireless you can stream music and audio from your PC or Mac. The CC WiFi so impressed us by its simplicity and style that we have made it our Freakin' Friday pick this week at its moderate price of $191.38.

Via CC CWF WiFi Radio

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February 6, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Philips Dual Format DVD Player


DVP 5140 DVD Player
can handle DVD, DVDR/RW, VCD, DiVx, CD, MP3-CD, CD-R/RW, WMA and JPEG file playback. Its progressive scan produces images in 12-bit/108Mhz video DAC and the company promises sharpness, natural colors and flicker free pictures. Connect the 17 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 9 5/16" player to any TV for better viewing and enjoy the extra features of subtitles, resume playback memory, mutiple tracks and menus. At a price of less than $50.00, if you cannot afford Blu-ray yet, this may be the way to go and makes it our Freakin' Friday choice this week.

Via Philips DVP 5140 Player

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January 30, 2009

Freakin' Friday! - eneloop Batteries


Almost every gadget we have runs on batteries. It's really frustrating when you are in the middle of an interview and your recorder goes dead or you are at a concert and are cut off in mid-song. About a year ago we purchased some Sanyo eneloops, one of the greatest inventions in history. (We are not all that fond of sliced bread.) Not only do they come pre-charged, they hold their charge even when not in use.


During that year, we have recharged twice, and only because we figured they had to be running down. We also received, via rebate, free C and D adapters, for those times when you need that flashlight. If you are looking for batteries won't destroy the environment, can be recharged up to 1,000 times without affecting memory and can withstand extreme temperatures, eneloops are like a gift from God Sanyo for less than $20.00.

Via eneloop Batteries

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January 23, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Neuros Link Media PC


When the switch to HDTV is complete, maybe it will be time to get rid of cable. Neuros' Link Open Source Media PC, our Freakin' Friday pick of the week, runs on Ubuntu Linux and connects to your TV via HDMI. The built-in software makes it simple to type in the show you want to watch, then finds streaming sources. Get content from such sites as Hulu or one of the networks, or use the preloaded Bit Torrent. Connect an external hard drive preloaded with DVDs and AVI files and those will play, too. The Link also streams audio and photos and, get ready, you can tweak it to your personal need. The $299.99 price includes a no-questions-asked 4 month return policy.

Neuros is so excited about their new PC that they are offering money to those who can improve on their software. If you have link coding ability to make it work with Netflix, get iTunes to run on it, create a configuration wizard or enable Move Networks Plug-in, you can make up to $2,500.00, depending on the project.

Via Neuros

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January 16, 2009

Freakin' Friday! - Aluratek Internet Radio Jukebox


Technology is changing so rapidly that sometimes it is hard to keep up. We predict that in the next couple of years, everything electronic will be wireless, tinier than ever, and have a touchscreen. To that end, we begin our first Freakin' Friday, stuff that we find that we just gotta have!

This week the honor goes to the
Aluratek's AIRJ01F USB Internet Radio Jukebox
. At a size of only 1 x 3 x 4", you simply plug it in and access over 13,000 radio stations in more than 150 countries. Best of all, there is no fee. Search by continent/country/state or genre, which includes news and sports. (And you thought the pukey fuscia color meant it was for girls.) Add something you like to your favorites and if you really want to get involved, you can actually vote for a channel and help make it a top 10. The IRJ is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and IE 6/7/8 at a price of only $27.49.

Aluratek's USB Internet Radio Jukebox

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