Nike+ Kinect Training for XBOX360
Yes, look closely. That’s a small 18 karat white gold panda riding a couple of jet engines. It’s based on the MB&F HM4 timepiece, and is designed by Huang Hankang. It will be available in the Only Watch charity auction, which will raise funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Check out the auction list – looks to be a pretty intense variety of watches.
This lucky gentleman received his Droid Incredible preordered phone a tad bit early (9 days to be exact – the release date is April 29). It’s the latest Google Android phone, available on Verizon, and is looking like a pretty strong contender in the smartphone arms race: it’s got all the usual touchscreen, powerful processor tidbits, wifi, bluetooth, gps – but it’s also got an 8 megapixel camera sensor.
P.S. You get a gold star if you can make it past the 1-minute mark without muting the guy.
Do you live in fear of radiation melting your grey matter? Do you use your wired headphones to make calls all the time? Check out that gold strip on the inside of that case – it’s supposed to help reflect radiation away from your noggin… The Pong Anti-radiation iPhone case is here to save your brain from the cell phone radiation waves that are potentially hurting you.
It’s here. The Apple iPad, a cross between an iPhone a giant iPod Touch and a very media-capable fun media browsing computer, all in a tablet form factor. It’s does everything a bunch of stuff you’d expect: solid web browsing, email via on screen keyboard, photo browsing, iTunes music playback and purchasing (movies, tv shows, podcasts, all apps, games etc), and scales up existing iPhone apps or runs them in small windows. 9.7 inch diagonal touchscreen, speaker, microphone, dock connector, wireless 802.11n wifi, bluetooth, fancy multi-finger gestures, pop-up onscreen keyboard – the whole enchilada.
Updated: pricing starts at $499 for 16gb of memory, then $599 for 32gb, and $699 for 64gb. Those three versions have wifi only (no 3g wireless service) and will be available around March 27, 2010.
If you want roaming with 3g service, add on $130 to each price level for theintegrated 3g hardware and wait until the end of April. Then add on another $30 per month (prepaid, no contract – turn it on and off as you please) for 3g service via AT&T. You also gain free access to their wifi hotspots (i.e. Starbucks etc.). Also available is a lower data plan for $15 per month that limits you to 250 mb of transfer – but browsing, music and video streaming would kill that in a few days.
Hands-on review below.
So it’s here for real, after all. Google aping the iPhone a bit hard in this case, but these days all smart phones are moving towards the same form factor in both hardware and software. The built in apps look solid and it obviously plays very nicely in their ecosystem. So now, Google is right there with you, in your pocket, with GPS, Search, Voice, Email, smarter and smarter AI. The future is unwritten, lets see how long it takes Skynet to become self-aware.
Aside from the Yamaha YHT-S400BL’s surround-sound-simulating speaker bar, the interesting feature is the combination of the subwoofer port into the amplifier body. Because in smaller homes, where are you supposed to plop down that big black box?
Three HDMI inputs are included, and handles HD audio signals from Blu-ray Discs.
The Altec Lansing inMotion iMT620 iPhone Boombox is a pretty sleek, space-age retro looking piece of audio equipment. It has the usual features you’d expect nowadays: iPod/iPhone dock, decent sound loud enough for an apartment party, and a remote.
Why it matters: It has a five hour battery, a telescoping antenna for built in AM/FM radio, and a full size handle. One step better: it comes with travel adapters for US, UK, Europe, China, and Australia.
Tired of camera round ups and the like? Just skip them all and try this tough guy, then take it with you on the slopes without worrying one bit. At first glance I thought it was just kinda ugly and hyping up the ‘rugged’ thing. Giving it a harder look, I think I like it – obviously a tie-in to the Casio’s G-Shock watch “endurance-minded features” without exactly aping the name.
-Shock resistant elements inside and outside. Stainless steel outer casing, resin protective ring on the lens.
-Water resistant to 10 feet for 60 continuous minutes, even under direct spray.
-Weather resistant down to 14°F
-12.1 Megapixels, with interval shooting of photos or movies (fun)
-Available in black or red, $299 MSRP but cheaper in real life
I have been riding my bike a lot these days and am feeling that an upgrade is due. I know there is a trend toward the fixed gear but, this bicycle from Kronan is my new must have. Classic in every aspect of the word, it’s like a sherman tank.
Atwood Knives creates small batches of micro-manufactured multitools and knives. Orders are lottery based for small runs, and first-come-first-serve for larger runs.
Star Wars + Adidas. A midpriced way to look like a total nerd.
I give this my complete approval for 1-17 year olds. Though, over 13, I’d start to worry. Most girls could probably rock the Game Mid “Princess Leia” edition on the right.
Check out the entire collection at at Adidas
Earbud headphones with audiophile quality in a Siam rosewood body, a wide variety of ear tip choices – all for a relatively modest price. There’s also a wireless attachment that lets you throw your phone or music player in your bag or pocket, and go semi-cordless. Some specs:
- Custom Tuned Dynamic Driver
- VQ System variable equalization system allows for independent tuning of high and low frequencies using different treble porting options
- Removable cable swivels for limitless wearing positions Easy replacement if cable is damaged
- Wireless Compatible the cable is easily removed and the W1 Wireless can be installed to free you from cables
- Real Wood Body and ESC Environmentmental Sound Control for blocking ambient noise
Check out the review at Engadget- they loved these.
Keep your eyes open for the Boxee internet video streaming device. I currently have this on my computer and have it hacked on my Apple TV. Works like a charm, pulling in almost every online streaming video service. This will be my cable killer for sure.
- HDMI â€“ one inexpensive HDMI cable to connect The Boxee Box to your TV
- SPDIF â€“ hi-definition digital audio that will pass through Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS to your A/V Receiver
- Stereo Audio (RCA) â€“ red & white cables from the 80â€™s, 90â€™s and today
- 2 x USB ports â€“ add devices like external hard drives and more
- Wireless 802.11n & Wired Ethernet â€“ Cords if you got â€˜em, wireless if you donâ€™t
- RF Remote Control â€“ control playback from anywhere
Another photo of the back of the unit after the jump. It’s quite tiny – no taller than a can of soda.
Check out these full computers built into old radio bodies.
Each one is custom made but tend to have relatively similar specs. They start with Ubuntu Linux, so they’d make a solid media server, but other operating systems can be installed. “The system boasts an Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard, 2 GB RAM , 250 GB SATA 7200 rpm Seagate HD, DVD-RW (with LightScribe), and Gigabit Ethernet.”
Photo of the back of the unit after the jump. [Read more]
Charge your iPhone right in the wall, nicely leaning back from the outlet, with the DLO WallDock iPhone charger. Solution to a problem that didn’t really exist. DLO is short for “Digital Lifestyle Outfitters” which is made by Philips, so it’s likely a quality gadget.
Not sure about you but I’ve always got my phone charging in this one particular spot in the kitchen that looks exactly like the photo – which means my phone is on top of a coiled cable, sometimes on top of something else like a container or some papers to avoid getting hit by spills as it sits on the counter. I even had the screen smashed once when a glass fell out of the cabinet onto it. This looks like a winner.
A friend of mine has one of these laptop sleeves from Hard Graft, and it pairs quite nicely with a sleek aluminum Macbook Pro. I can imagine it quite nicely slipping into the LL Bean Hunter’s tote – I just might need to request these from Santa.
Imagine a nice, thick felt (100% pure new wool), with leather accents (Italian aniline dyed). This year, Hard Graft is offering an add-on pocket for any extra doodads you need to carry along with your laptop.
Now this may be rather large to fall under the “gadget” theme, but this thing is just too special-ops hackerish to pass up sharing. Kohjinsha’s DZ-series laptops house a pair of slide-open 10.1-inch screens, each with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution. Closed, the laptop is 1.02 x 8.26 x 0.74~1.65 inches, weighing in at 4.09 pounds (1.84 kg). On sale now for ¥95,800 (about $1,110) with Linux pre-loaded. Windows 7 Home Premium is another ¥5,000 (about $58). Somebody will probably hack a Mac OSX installation.
1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo
ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
3-in-1 card reader
1.3 megapixel webcam
1GB memory (expandable to 4GB)
160GB 5,400 RPM hard drive