June 24, 2009

SilverPac Advanced Digital Picture Frame

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This is no ordinary digital frame. SilverPac's Advanced Digital Picture Frame (ADPF) has a 10.1" 1024 x 576 touchscreen, connects via Wifi, Bluetooth, and full and micro-USB ports. The SilverFrame has Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and supports Windows SlideShow and Live FrameIt for content that has been stored online. It can show photos, play online tunes and video, can sync up to email and calendars, or hook up with Facebook, Windows Live and Flickr. The ADPF comes with remote and 1.5W built-in speakers, is driven by a Freescale processor, has 1GB flash storage and 512MB of RAM. No price as yet, but expect a hefty one.

Via Slash Gear

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June 23, 2009

Eye-Fi Share Wireless SDHC Memory Card

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Would you like a latte to go with that slide show? Eye-Fi has released a wireless SDHC Memory Card that allows uploading of images from a camera to 25 online sharing sights through a PC without need of the Internet or a router. The Share card has Selective Transfer so that the user can choose which photos they want and each of them will be automatically saved and geotagged. All photos stay on the card until manually deleted. Pictures can also be uploaded ad hoc at any hotspot or Wayport.

Via Eye-Fi

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May 15, 2009

Kito Mini-Projector Prototype

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The Kito Mini Projector may look like an alien, but the prototype, designed by David Magnier, is a media viewing system that is battery powered. The LED projector can be connected to laptops, PMPs, game systems and digital cameras. Incorporated in the concept is a detachable remote with headphone jack, two wireless speakers and a washable beanbag base.

Via David Magnier

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March 24, 2009

Optoma Pico Transforms iPhone Into Projector

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The Optoma Pico can turn your iPod or iPhone into a projector. The 4.1" PK-101 can work as close as 8" or up to 8' away and still display sharp images. Shine it on a wall, a piece of furniture, a car seat or your cat (if he/she is dozing) and the image will still be true. The Pico only weighs 4 oz. and has a rechargeable battery life of 1.5 hours. Included in the $399.00 price are two batteries. Time liked it so well they made it one of their top ten gadgets of 2008.


Optoma Pico

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February 27, 2009

Bosco's Freebie Screen Share

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Show what you are doing on your PC/Mac with your best bud while he/she can show you the same with Bosco's Screen Share. The technology works with any web sharing system whether it is a room or half a world away. Best of all, because it is advertiser supported, its free. If you need help configuring your computer and router, the company offers training. Bosco interactive screen sharing is compatible with Mac OS X (7.8 MB) and Windows XP/Vista (3 MB.) and you must have either high speed Internet connection or LAN.

Via Bosco

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February 4, 2009

Smartparts Frames for Everyone

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Smartparts has a whole range of JPEG digital photo frames in 5 different shades of wood with matting from
7"
up to 15". Each is compatible with SD, MMC, xD cards and MS, and features Optipix Pro for finding, transferring, sharpening and viewing photos. Computer uploading and editing isn't necessary and the slideshow automatically runs for 5 - 20 seconds, depending on the size of the file. Press the rotate button to change viewing mode. Each frame comes with a removable picture stand, USB cord and AC adapter. Prices range from $64.99 - $209.95.

Via Smartparts Digital Frames

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November 17, 2008

Last Minute Gift Ideas: C. Crane FMT Digital FM Transmitter

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You know our love of internet radio here at NAV. While one of our favorite devices is the Grace Digital Radio, what if you're looking for a way to stream a device from anywhere in your house? Then you'll want to check out the FMT Digital FM Transmitter from C. Crane.

Basically you plug in the FMT into the headphone jack of your device (stereo, TV, iPod, etc.) and the audio will stream to any FM stereo in your house. Here's some details from Amazon:

  • Transfers virtually any audio to any FM Receiver.
  • Features Digital Phase Lock Loop for drift free tuning in full stereo.
  • Has exceptionally good frequency response.

The FM Transmitter is simple to use. Just plug the Transmitter into the line out or headphone jack of any audio device and set it to the frequency of your choice (88-108 MHz). You're now free to listen to your MP3 player, portable radio, or computer audio--virtually any audio device--in another room and without the need for headphones. C. Crane's FM Transmitter also:

  • Offers highest Quality, full stereo on any FM Frequency of your choice.
  • Transmits any audio, from MP3s to streaming audio or guitar songs to a home or car radio.
  • Transmits audio from your computer on your kitchen radio.
  • Plugs it into the earphone jack or line out of any audio device and set the frequency of choice.

What we really like about the FMT is how handy it is and it comes in at under $70. If you're looking for a great stocking stuffer for the audiophile on your list, be sure to check out the FMT.

C. Crane FMT Digital FM Transmitter at Amazon

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July 3, 2008

D-Link DSM-210 Internet Picture Frame - Pictures and Internet All-In-One

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We have to admit that video picture frames don't thrill us too much but when you mention a frame that's internet enabled, our ears perk up. One device that catches our eye is the D-Link DSM-210. The DSM-210 is more than a one-trick pony according to DigitalMediaPhile:

I'm pretty impressed. Besides handling the wireless streaming (which you'd expect from a wireless picture frame), the DSM-210 is very network savvy. Autosensing my DNS-323 NAS (which sports a UPnPAV media server) the network settings displayed this server as a media source. When I fired up a computer that previously was not used for media sharing, Window Vista detected the DSM-210 and asked if I wanted to set up Windows Media Sharing. Pretty slick.

The frame has 1GB internal storage and comes pre-loaded with some sample pictures. D-Link has a widget that works with Yahoo Widgets and lets you manage the content in the built in memory. Delete the samples and drop your own images onto the widget and they are quickly uploaded. In fact, the widget lets you manage multiple frames.

I've only just begun to explore the Online Content features. You can view photo streams from all the usual places (or set up your own from your hard drive or other RSS capable source). Plus there are channels for just about every interest. And yeah, I've got my local weather forecast set up.

Hmm...now we're interested. We're not sure we'd jump at the DSM-210 at the $299 price point but maybe if the price drops, we'll actually buy a digital picture frame.

At DigitalMediaphile

D-Link DSM-210 at Amazon.com

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June 5, 2008

New Popcorn Hour Models Due Out Soon?


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We came across a very interesting article over at Geek Zone that alludes to new models of one of our favorite media streamers: The Popcorn Hour A-100. It looks like someone who was trying to set up a Popcorn Hour reseller contract got word that they were ready to release new models soon. The Geek Zone board use to have the specs for the devices, but it looks like it has been removed. We went over to EngadgetHD to find the info we were looking for. Here are the unverified specs that are out there:
  • A-110: USB Slave / SATA / HDMI 1.1
  • B-110: Home Theatre main Board based on feedback, comments and targetted for the hobbyist to create it's own HTPC style case and be a bit active around modding and making it's own casing (also a casing could be provided).
  • IDE / USB Slave / HDMI 1.3 / MINI ITX factor Optical / Coaxial / Mini PCI Player is internally references as "hi-jack hour"
  • A-112: SATA / USB Slave / HDMI 1.3 cube casing with LCD
  • S-200A: 2GB Flash, Black player, HDMI 1.1 and VGA, UART port (signage)
  • WN-100: USB Wireless N USB dongle (20Mbps capped for now)
We'll keep our ears opened for any info on this and we'll try and ping our contact over at Popcorn Hour and see if they can shed some light on this.
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May 14, 2008

Iomega's ScreenPlay HD Media Extender: A 500GB Hi-Def USB Media Player


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Iomega, one of the leaders in helping you store your content, has released a Hi-Def media streaming hard drive to help with experiencing your media via your entertainment center. The Screenplay is a USB based hard drive streaming device that will allow you to store just about all of your videos, music and pictures in one place. There is no network with this device so you will have to load it up via USB with all of your content, but it does support HDMI which most of the media hard drives on the market do not support. This will allow you to play a bunch of different file types like:
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2( AVI / VOB )
  • MPEG-4( AVI / DiVX / XVid )
  • JPEG
  • MP3
  • AC3
  • WMA
  • WAV
  • OGG
With the Screenplay you will be able to view your videos at 1080i which should satisfy most people these days. Sadly there is no H.264 support as of yet. We couldn't find any info on their site as to what CPU they are using in there so it may be that they can't do H.264. Hopefully they are using the newer Sigma 8634 processor. That way H.264 can come via a firmware update later. If they are using a lower powered CPU then H.264 probably will remain a pipe dream. This is a device we may have to go out and get as this could be a very cool travel streamer. Going somewhere and want to take your media collection with you, bring the Screenplay. We'll hunt around for some hands on reviews in the meantime and see if this thing is worth your time.

via gadgets fan

available at Amazon
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