October 2, 2009

iLuv Micro Adapter

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Turn your car's lighter outlet into a universal USB charger with the iLuv Micro Adapter. The minute device is only 1.7" long and can be used on the fly to recharge your cell phone, MP3 player or any other USB device once it hits full charge. Get yours for $14.99 when it debuts this month.

Via iLuv Micro Adapter

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October 1, 2009

Logitech Portable Lapdesk, Mouse Pad Included

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Logitech continues to provide electronic helpers you didn't know you needed until they produced them. Such is the case with their Portable Lapdesk that keeps your lap, legs and knees cool, even when your laptop is not. Thin and lightweight, the N315 has an anti-slip top, a retractable mouse pad and a washable surface.

Via Logitech

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September 28, 2009

Haier Portable TV

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We were hunting around online for a new TV antenna (the cat ate the last one) and we inadvertently found the present day version of a portable TV.

The Haier TV has a 7" LCD screen that works in both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. It has a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner and detachable antenna. The HLT71 is also connectible to other devices with coaxial output and audio/video jack. Add to that a built-in twin speaker system and headphone jack, and this truly is a portable system. The TV comes with a rechargeable Li-polymer battery that has a life of 2.5 hours, remote, and AC and car adapters.

Via Haier Portable TV

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September 24, 2009

Shinco Multimedia Player

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How many functions can a company put in one box? In Shinco's case, it is an HD Multimedia Player with radio, photo viewer, ebook, alarm clock, voice recorder and speaker. With a 4.5" TFT LCD, it supports JEPG, GIF, MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, WMV, WAV, FLAC, AVI and RMVB files and can be connected to your MP3 player, notebook or PSP. There are lots of play options, it has support for SD / SDHC / MMC cards and runs on 4AA batteries (not included.) The player is available for $99.00.

Via Brando

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September 23, 2009

Philips Muse, Portable Tunes and More

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Philips has unveiled their GoGear Muse portable video player with 32 GB memory. It features a 3" screen and support for BMP, GIF, PNG, Ogg Vorbis, APE, Real Video, and Real Audio formats. With 25 hrs. of audio playback or 5 hrs. of video, the player is packed with a 20-station preset FM tuner, the ability to create playlists or delete on the device and a folder for organizing and viewing. The Muse come with HD headphones with noise canceling ability and 3 interchangeable ear caps.

Via Philips GoGear Muse

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September 20, 2009

Review: OrigAudio Portable Speaker System

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We mentioned OrigAudio's Portable Speaker System last week, so when they kindly sent me a pair of them I couldn't wait to put them to the test. The speakers, and outer wrapper are made of recycled pizza boxes, newspaper, phone books, etc. They come flat-packed and you put them together. The cord is long enough to spread out a bit and can connect to any device with a mini-headphone jack.

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I admit I am not the most agile, but I got the 3" Flowers Cubes put together in only a few minutes. They seem so eco-friendly and the design is quite artsy. The material is heavy cardboard but is not as delicate as they appear. I hooked up my iPod and noted that I had to turn up the volume. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality and lack of snap, crackle or pop.

The downfall of earlier iPods is the lack of speakers and the earbuds are so uncomfortable. These speakers have now taken permanent residence on my workdesk, which means that my iPod can come back out of the closet permanently.

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The speakers are portable and can be refolded for travel, a good thing if you are moving, not so good if you travel constantly. They are cardboard, after all.

The only drawbacks I can see is remembering not to leave them out in the rain and constant folding that would result in a weakness. But hey, at a mere $16.00 for a pair, you could always recycle those order another set. Maybe OrigAudio can come up with a set that you can only need to re-order the outer box.

In the meantime, order a pair in one of 5 limited edition designs or get the "Canvas" that you can design yourself. The OrigAudio Cubes are proof positive that you can help save the planet and play your tunes with a pair of speakers that look good, sound good, and don't cost a fortune. Check out our test drive after the break.

(Thanks, Teryl)

Via OrigAudio

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September 18, 2009

Freakin' Friday! Sony S Series Walkman W/ Speaker

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No more uncomfortable earbuds. Sony has released its fine-looking new S-540 Series Walkman that comes with built-in stereo speakers. It has a high-contrast 2.4" QVGA LCD screen, fast response and plays at 30 fps. The Walkman has up to 42 hours of audio play time or 6.5 hrs. of video playback. Loading is simple drag and drop from a PC. Available in several colors, pre order the 8GB model or the 16GB player. You can find a less expensive E-340 Series in 8GB and 16GB models.

Via Sony Style

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September 16, 2009

Palm Pre Available for Mini-Bucks

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Aching to get on to the Palm Pre bandwagon? The smartphone is now available on Amazon at an incredibly low price with a new service phone plan. With a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1 color touchscreen, the Pre has web OS with Synergy technology to automatically combine contacts and calendars together. Of course it has WiFi, a 3 megapixel cam with LED flash and 8GB storage. You might save enough to buy a couple of accessories.

Via Palm Pre and Accessories

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September 14, 2009

Steve Jobs Intros New iPods

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Say hello to the new iPod nano, unveiled last week by Steve Jobs at the Apple Music Event. With a built-in camera, mic and speaker you can get the new nanosin 8GB and 16GB. Other news included a new 8GB iPod touchthat will be out during the holidays with a less expensive price as well as 32GB and 64 GB models, the latter two with voice control. The iTunes store has been updated as well.

Via Apple's New iPods

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August 24, 2009

Sony to Add Digital Reading to PSP

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Sony has announced that a digital reader for the PSP will become available this December. Since most owners of the portable game system tend to be younger, the main focus at first will be Digital Comics from Marvel, content from other comic publishers and graphic novels. Users will need to connect their PSP via WiFi to the PlayStation Store to download the reader.

Via PR Newswire

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