Friday, December 30, 2005



Finding a mobile phone speakerphone user is a pretty rare occurrence. Plus, people aren’t ambivalent about using a speakerphone, either—when it comes to using a speakerphone, most people either love it or hate it. Personally, I hate it, because with my crappy phone I have to concentrate twice as hard to understand what people are saying. Motorola is hoping to eliminate problems like this by enhancing audio quality while also allowing communication to be done wireless.

This device is able to provide a higher quality of sound using Bluetooth technologies. It also features full-duplex audio technology and has integrated echo and noise reduction filters. The device has a range of up to 30 feet and uses a rechargeable battery that provides up to five hours of talk time. For a small one-hundo everyone around you will finally know how drunk you got last weekend and also what disease you subsequently received.




Oregon Scientific shows us what they’re made of (and what kind of drugs they’re on) once again with the MP121 Waterproof MP3 Player and Pedometer. Yes, that’s right, you too can now listen to music in the rain and count how many steps you’ve taken, all for just $150.

The product is really being marketed to swimmers and, um, waterskiers it seems. But with an included FM radio, I think it’s really for all of us, don’t you? It measures 2.72 x 2.07 x .83 inches and includes two separate headsets, one specifically designed for swimming, and the other more-traditional earbuds.


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Desktop LCD Monitor with Touch Panel with VGA, 8.4-inch Screen

Desktop LCD Monitor with Touch Panel with VGA

8.4 Inches desktop in-car TFT-LCD monitor with touch panel with VGA. The screen is blue when there is no signal.

  • Specification:
  • Display Size: 8.4 inches(4:3 TFT-LCD)
  • Chip: New Digital Toshiba CMOS
  • Resolution: 800*600 RGB
  • Visual Angle: 150, Brightness: 350, Contrast: 250
  • AV Chromatic System: NTSC/PAL (auto switch)
  • Working Power: DC11.5V-13V, Working Current: 800mA
  • Operation Temperature: -20-60 Celsius
  • Input Port: Double-channel video input, one audio input, one VGA input, one USB input, one Power input
  • Function: Touch screen for PC and OSD menu, built-in speaker, AV(CD, VCD, DVD, GPS, camera), FM optional

  • Dimension(cm): 42(l)*27(w)*10(h)
  • Carton Size (cm): 47.5(l)*43(w)*28(h)
  • Net Weight(1pcs/ctn): 1.95kg
  • Gross Weight(5pcs/ctn): 10.1kg
  • Color: Black or silver gray

  • Tags:

    Digital Camcorder, 8M Pixel, 32MB Int.Mem., SD/MMC Slot

    Digital Camcorder, 8M Pixel, 32MB Int.Mem

    Digital camcorder, Digital Still Camera, Video Camera, PC Cam, Voice Recorder, Card Reader with 8 Megapixel (interpolation).


  • Display: 1.5 inch color TFT LCD(available with 2700 rotation)
  • DSC Type: Digital camcorder, Digital Still Camera, Video Camera, PC Cam, Voice Recorder, Card Reader
  • 8Mega Pixel(3264x2448 interpolation) Hardware enhancement
  • Resolution: 8Mega Pixel(3264x2448 ) Hardware enhancement
  • Sensor Effective Pixel: 3.0 Mega Pixel
  • Sensor Video Camcorder: VGA( 640x480) pixels up to 10fps
  • Digital Still Camcorder: 3264x2448(8 Mega pixel)
  • PC Camera: VGA(640x480) pixels up to 10fps
  • Digital voice Recorder: Available
  • Lens/Focus Length: F2.8
  • Digital zoom: 4X (real time)
  • Focus Range: 1.5m-2.5m
  • Self timer: 10s/15s/20s for optional
  • Internal Memory: 32MB SARAM
  • Auto exposure and white balance: Yes
  • Built in Microphone and speaker: Yes
  • Storage Media: Support SD/MMC card (Max: 512MB)
  • File Format: AVI, JPG, WAV
  • Li-ion rechargeable battery with charger (included)
  • Interface: USB/AV out
  • Dimension: 74.5*110*37mm
  • Weight: Approx 125g

  • Tags:

    Intel Centrino P(M)1.6G/256M/40G/COMBO/14.1TFT/Built-in Lithium

    Intel Centrino P(M)1.6G/256M/40G/COMBO/14.1TFT

  • Processor:
  • Intel Centrino P(M)1.6G CPU

  • Chipset:
  • Intel855 ODEM + ICH4-M

  • Memory:
  • 256MB Memory DDR333 2xDIMM

  • VGA:
  • ATi Radeon9000 3D, 32M DDR

  • TFT:
  • 14.1-inch TFT -LCD, Upgradable(1024 * 768) color-shine

  • Audio card: AC97 2.1standard, Built-in 2 stereo speaker, 5.1digital audio audio card

  • HDD:
  • 40GB, 2.5"

  • Driver: 

  • LAN card:
  • 10/100M.56K/V9.2 MODEM

  • Mouse&Keyboard:
  • W/4-way scrolling button 12 function keys, 3xWindows function keys and highspeed hotkeys

  • Mouth:
  • 2xUSB2.0; 1xcombine gateway; 1xVGA gateway; 1xS-VIDEO 1xRJ11; 1xRJ45; 1xinfrared ray gateway; 1xIEEE1394; 1xmicrophone; 1xaudio card; 1xpower gateway; 1xPCMCIA

  • Power:
  • Input: 100-240V, AC Universal; Output: 19V, 3.42A 65W

  • Battery:
  • Built-in lithium power(3600mhA, Waiting 2.5 hr)

  • Size: 326mm * 258mm * 32mm

  • Weight: 2.1kg

  • Tags:

    Watch MP3 Player 256MB, Round 4 Pins USB

    MP3 Player 256MB, Round 4 Pins USB

  • Primary Function:
  • As a movable disk
  • MP3 player
  • 3-10ATM water-resistant
  • Red/Green light indicator
  • 10 hours playing for fully charged
  • Build-in Hi Li-ion rechargeable battery

  • Technical Parameter:
  • Memory: Build-in 256MB flash chip
  • System support: windows 98SE or above
  • Interface: Round 4 pins USB
  • Battery: Build-in 150mAH,3.7V Hi Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Time charge: Up to 2.5~3 hours charging for 9~10 hours continue playing
  • Speed: USB 1.1 (Max 5Mbps)
  • Support Bit rate: 32kbps-256kbps
  • Temperature: -20℃~+70℃
  • Out put: 5mW+5mW
  • Frequency rate: 20Hz~20KHz
  • Certification :FCC&CE

  • Suit Content:
  • MP3 QA Watch
  • MP3 QA Wacth user manual
  • 4 Pin Min USB port
  • Stereo earphones
  • CD driver

  • Tags:

    MP3 Player Sunglasses 512MB, Mini Design

    Mini design, fashionable, unique, blaze personality The main body is directly made from top-grade sunglasses, with built-in MP3 player and rechargeable Li battery, suitable for outgoing With unique earphone line design, enjoy music without the tangle of long earphone, support multi-music formats like MP3, WMA? many EQ modes.

  • Specification:
  • Supports multi-music formats like MP3, WMA
  • Supports POP, Classic, Soft, Jazz, Dbb, Rock, Normal 7 EQ modes
  • Using the super tough memory nylon frame, to adjust the outer design and size according to the head
  • Mini design, fashionable, unique, blaze personality, it isnot only a pair of top grade sunglasses, but also a tope grade MP3 player
  • The main body is directly made from top-grade sunglasses, which is suitable for export
  • The tenacity of the frame is very good, high intention, shake-proof broken-proof, no need to worry about it even with exquisite move
  • With unique ear-line design, beside the frame, patent earphone line frame, super
  • HIFI stereo earphone, no matter when reading, traveling and playing, there is no string tangle, let you enjoy the HIFI music freely
  • Unique mini USB-charge 2-in-1 port, make it smaller and perfect
  • Capacity: 256MB-1GB

  • Tags:


    For years we've been suggesting that our GPS receivers perform unnatural acts upon themselves in uncomfortable places after misdirecting us for the umpteenth time, but the forthcoming V90 from Novogo may be one of the first units to actually listen to us and perform the requested operation (either that or it will get snippy, and pout by going on standby).

    Seriously, though, the V90 does indeed include voice-recognition software, which we assume is used for giving it directions and not telling it what a piece of crap you think it is. Besides the electronic ear, this device also sports a 400 MHz processor, 3.5-inch color touchscreen, CF and SD card slots, remote control, and the Traffic Message Channel service for re-routing. Unfortunately neither price nor release date are known for this rather snazzy looking route-finder.


    Tuesday, December 27, 2005

    Ericsson Unveils the First Multi-Functional Communicator

    At present, just a concept study. Ericsson is using this device as a prototype for the continuing development of new applications. Look for a commercially available example from Ericsson in the next 12 to 18 months.

    Details: Mobile telecommunications giant Ericsson unveiled the world's first true multi-functional communicator platform at this year's CeBIT 2000 Show in Hannover, Germany. Coined as a first-generation integrated mobile information device, it combines Internet browsing, messaging, imaging, mobile telephony, personal information management, and location-based applications and services.

    The Communicator is configured to handle the latest mobile communications protocols, HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switched Data) and GPRS (General Packet Radio Services), along with triple-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) - which makes the device worldwide capable. Internet access is via either a WAP or HTML browser.

    Equipped with both built-in Bluetooth™ and GPS chips, the device employs Bluetooth™ technology to connect wirelessly to a myriad of similarly configured appliances (like other phones, your PC, or the store you are standing in?!), while the GPS interface allows the unit to provide and receive information based upon geo-coordinates - to comply with regulations so that an emergency crew can find you.



    We had it on authority that Microsoft was planning a subscription movie download service before word spread this evening, but it looks like MacRumors done caught wind of what may (or may not) be to come from the little Redmond company that could. We don't have any details or particulars, but we imagine said service would be similarly functional to PlaysForSure for audio -- except for movies, of course -- and would integrate with Portable Media Center devices (as well as other devices we'd imagine they'd license their DRM technology to). Guess we'll have to wait and see then, now won't we?



    Normally we're not all about the softcore shots of foreign phones straight up with no chaser -- why taunt ourselves like that? -- but we kind of couldn't resist the urge with the M8000. After all, it is the first consumer device we've heard of with either WiBro or WiMax, and once we came to find out it's also got DMB support, TV-out, integrated VoIP, a stubbier, smaller antenna, and that long-awaited camera module not found in the i730, well, we couldn't contain the urge. Yes, we know this phone will never, ever make it to the US, but forgive us, but you know how we are.




    Remember when everyone wanted their watch to be the central hub for information? No? That’s too bad because Telson is showing off its TWC 1150 camera/watch/phone device. Yes, it’s a wristwatch that also houses a camera phone built-in. Just think of the possibilities! What time is it? Wham—look at your wrist..

    I need to make a call. Wham—look at your wrist. Oh, I need to take a picture. Wham—look at your wrist. It’s almost as functional as Batman’s utility belt!




    Samsung just keeps coming out with great looking cell phones. Take the SCH V7400, for instance. This EVDO phone—which means that it can surf the web really fast—is only 17.6mm (.65 inches) thick, and yet has plenty of features. Of course there’s a built-in camera, weighing in at 1.6 megapixels.

    The 2.2-inch LCD can display up to 262,000 colors. Last but not least, it can double as an mp3 player as well. Bluetooth and flash support round out the phone’s offerings.


    Kodak's EasyShare

    So, you've just finished unwrapping that Kodak EasyShare One camera that Santa left for you, and you're all set to share some pictures via WiFi. Unfortunately, Kodak's only solution for doing so is via the company's EasyShare Gallery, which isn't so easy if the rest of your pics are on flickr. Fortunately, Phillip Torrone over at Make has put together a tutorial for sending those shots over to flickr, using no more than a a Mac running Automator (which is built into the latest version of OS X).

    At the heart of the hack is an Automator action written by Fraser Spiers and modified by Torrone, which searches for files sent to your Mac from the digicam and automatically uploads them to your flickr account. Of course, to get this to work, you'll need a Mac, though we assume that at this very moment, some enterprising EasyShare One owner is frantically working on a VBScript or command file to get this going under Windows.


    Monday, December 26, 2005


    JVC hits it big with its D-ILA technology, which is really just LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon). With the 70-inch, rear projection HDTV, JVC is aiming to take a bit of the market from leaders like Sony. LCOS basically lets light reflect off the liquid crystals, instead of shining right through them, supposedly making a big difference in picture quality. You’ll also be getting a full 1920 x 1080p resolution, two HDMI inputs and a CableCARD slot. And it’ll only set you back $6000. What a sweet deal!




    This is kind of old, but good for the holidays. There seems to be a market for luxury cellphones and PDAs, but I’m not quite sure who’s buying a white-gold laptop. Forgive me, but I just don’t see Paris Hilton whipping out her trusty computer at the airport to finish up that important document she’s been working on. But if you have the money ($336,557) and the urge, Tulip has an E-Go laptop made with solid palladium white gold plates and brilliant-cut pavé diamonds totaling 80 carats. Add two rubies in the Tulip logos and you’ve got something special. And a little ridiculous.

    You’ll also find Inclosia’s patented mass-production EXO overmolding system technology, designed to incorporate fabrics, leather and other materials into electronics and seen now in Microsoft’s Executive Mouse. Expect an AMD Turion 64 processor, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics chipset, 1GB of PC3200 DDR RAM, 100GB SATA hard disk drive, and 12.1-inch widescreen display, DVD-RW optical drive, built-in Web camera, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 1.2 and SD/MMC/MS/MS Duo memory card reader.




    You know every year when the holidays roll around and that goddamned Peanuts theme song fills your head during the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, you get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling. That’s why you’re going to adore and love this Snoopy iPod Nano with a great Schultz cartoon engraved on the back.

    It features Woodstock talking to Snoopy and a single musical note coming from his speech bubble. Awwwww. The set also comes with stickers and doo-dads such as a Snoopy box and lanyard. It’s available now for $285.




    Believe it or not, this abomination of a product hails from good ol’ Japan. This is essentially just a speaker and a microphone that can connect to a variety of devices including cellphones and PCs. Best of all, the lips actually move when people are talking to you. It is practically like a dubbed Japanese movie, but in real life. Impress your co-workers, or make them feel even sorrier for you with the addition of this product to your already-saddening cubicle.

    DELL 2405 FPW

    Well, it's been a nice run everyone. For the last day of Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide we present the mother of all 2005 monitors, Dell's 2405FPW. Hopefully you've gotten all your holiday shopping done by now, because if you expect to make a run to pick one up today, you're probably gonna be sorely disappointed -- they're not sold in stores, of course. But the good news is the 2405's successor, the 3007WFP, is about to be launched in about two weeks, so if you're down with being the late gift-giver (or are just in the market for a new display), you'll probably be able to pick one of these up for a song in the very near future. Hey, it won't be anything to scoff at for some time; after all, it may not have the luster of one of those beautiful Apple Cinema displays, but outside matching its 1920 x 1200 resolution, the 2405FPW does have a leg up on the Apple 23-inch with an extra viewable inch of screen real estate, penty more inputs, a 1000:1 contrast ratio (over 400:1), brightness of 500 cd/m2 (over 270 cd/m2), and a 9-in-1 card reader.


    PCMAG reviewed the "design focused" Motorola SLVR L6 recently giving it 3.5 out of a possible 5 rating. The tri-band GSM/GPRS L6 holds the honor of being the thinnest phone currently available in the US. While it doesn't sport EDGE, iTunes, or memory expansion like its yet-to-be-released big bro SLVR L7, PCMAG was stoked by the L6's "good voice quality" and "dazzling design." On the downside, the VGA camera was found to be "poor", the speakerphone "so so", and sturdiness suspect after a drop caused a panel to dislodge. Bottom line, if you choose your cellphones as an ornamental accessory to your cocktail of choice, then this is the phone for you.


    CES 2006: Sony to Show World's Largest LCD TV - 82 inch! Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget ReviewSony is apparently demonstrating a 82 inch LCD TV at the CES 2006 reports Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

    With 82 inch this LCD TV would be the world's largest LCD TV. Only hick-up is that Samsung already showed (photo) a 82 inch LCD TV at the CeBit in Germany last Spring. How is that possible? Well Sony and Samsung have a joint venture developing LCD panels. I guess Samsung will also show a 82 inch LCD TV at the CES in Las Vegas. Sony for sure will try to gain major exposure for it's new BRAVIA brand at the CES 2006.

    LCD Monitor BenQ FP93V for Apple Mac mini on Sale in Germany Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget ReviewThe Benq FP93V 19 inch LCD monitor features a special stand that can be used to place an Apple Mac mini under the display is already available in Germany via Amazon Germany. This 19 inch BenQ LCD monitor comes in Apple white and features a contrast ratio of 550:1, 8ms response time and DVI input. This Mac mini LCD monitor sells 379,00 Euros in Germany. I have not found it on sale in the United States or in the UK yet.

    Best Deals for the Holidays!

    Sunday, December 25, 2005

    Reports indicate that mod chips for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 may be available within the next few weeks. Additionally, pirated games for the 360 should be available shortly thereafter. This is certainly news Microsoft doesn’t want to hear. After all, the original Xbox was probably one of the easiest consoles to hack, giving rise to a host of emulators as well as Xbox Media Center. All of this should pan out, one way or another, by February or March. Keep your fingers crossed, Microsoft!

    Slim Motorola A1200 Coming Soon


    Looks like Motorola wants a phone that looks like the PEBL and RAZR had a kid on steroids. The A1200 is still in development stages, but it might be released as soon as January. Some features include a nice 2MP camera, business card scanning abilities, POP3/IMAP4/SMTP email, and a 2.4” 240×320-pixel QVGA TFT screen. This phone will also have lots of multimedia functionality with support for over 10 file formats for playing back audio and video. Storage can be upgraded via T-Flash up to 512MB. Oh, did we mention it can read Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files? Yeah. Keep an eye out for this slimmed-down powerhouse so/

    The MP3 LED Tree


    In today’s busy world, classic holiday traditions such as caroling and decorating the tree are too much of a pain in the ass. Now it may be a bit late to do your tree shopping, unless you plan to leave that tree up until next year, but this is definitely a good gadget to keep in mind for future years. State-of-the-art lighting and an integrated MP3 player makes this the perfect tree for techies and lazy people alike. And just imagine the fun that could be had by replacing the MP3s of carols with some hardcore Mike Jones on Christmas Eve. Only $169 to have the laziest Christmas yet.

    YOKOHAMA, Japan — A child-size robot from Honda and a team of diminutive dancing robots from Sony wowed a preview audience at the Robodex2000 show this past week.

    Standing four feet tall and weighing 95 pounds, Honda's Asimo walked onto the stage like a small child, with a fast, smooth gait that amazed the human observers. Not to be outdone, one of Sony's Aibo robots showed its smarts by finding, and then netting, a soccer ball of a certain color.

    "The early decades of the 21st century will be the era of the robot," declared Toshi T. Doi, president of Sony's Digital Creatures Laboratory. "We expect that the robot industry will eventually grow larger than the PC industry."

    Sony's soccer-playing Aibo 'bot has a camera, mikes, and smarts.

    The brains behind Honda's Asimo is a PowerPC processor. The 'bot incorporates a total of 26 joints: two in the head, five in each arm, one per hand and six in each leg. At the demonstration here, Asimo was put through its paces from a workstation and also by a remote controller.

    Honda researchers have developed several generations of humanoid robots over the past 14 years. Asimo — the name stands for "Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility" — is based on technologies incorporated in Honda's 1997 model, the P3 prototype, which was 64 inches tall and weighed a hefty 286 pounds.

    Honda engineers said they decided to downsize Asimo to 48 inches, a height perceived as "a people-friendly size." (Indeed, it might be intimidating to have a robot in the house as large as oneself.) At 4 feet, Asimo is able to reach switches and doorknobs, and can perform tasks at tables and benches.


    Microsoft Xbox 360 Review test Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review

    Our review partner DesignTechnica reviewed the Xbox 360 in their labs.

    " The Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system places you at the center of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan, and North America, Xbox 360 ignites a new era of digital entertainment that is always connected, always personalized, and always in high definition.

    The Xbox 360 gives you access to the games you want to play, the people you want to play with, and the experiences you crave when and where you want them."


    HP F2105 21 inch LCD Monitor Review Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review

    "HP breaks the mold with their new F2105 21-in. widescreen LCD monitor. This unique LCD looks like it belongs in outer space with its curved base and metallic design.
    While it looks like the F2105 should belong in your family room, don't let its appearances fool you; this is strictly a PC monitor. Priced at around $700, the F2105 has quickly earned its way to one of our favorite monitors."

    Logitech G7 Mouse Review Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review

    " The Logitech G7 is the current king of the hill in the wireless gaming mouse category. The quick resolution switching, software profiling, and overall responsiveness make the G7 an all-around high performer for gamers.

    While the G7 does not sport as many buttons as other offerings from Logitech et al., the smooth functionality and convenient cabling options make up for it. Battery life is poor overall, but the quick swappable pair of batteries included makes this oversight forgivable. "

    This MP3 player's feature set looks pretty mediocre. It only has 128MB of storage, supports WMA and MP3, lacks and LCD screen, and connects via USB 2.0.

    The cool part? The niche? It can clip on to anything. Your shirt, your belt. Let your imagination run wild.

    It measures in at only 25.6 x 22.6 x 53.2 mm and weights only 20g. Perfect little guy for jogging.

    Nokia PDA Psion Revo Reborn

    Thor-2.jpg image

    PDA — that’s the ‘Thor’ concept from Psion, circa 2000 or so. Psion, who developed the operating system that eventually became what is now known as Symbian, made a bunch of really excellent PDAs throughout the ’90s, most notable for their top-notch keyboards and clamshell form factors (the Psion Revo remains a highlight).

    So now The Inquirer is reporting rumors that a new PDA is in the works from Nokia — supposedly called the 9800, or possibly (and in many ways more likely) the 9580 — that will have a large qwerty keyboard, Bluetooth, a 640 x 240 display, a camera, an MP3 player, and — this is the kicker — no phone capabilities.

    Newton Museum Winds


    Are you a Newton fanatic who just can’t let go? Want to get your hands on every Newton model ever made? Now’s your chance, because unfortunately the (virtual) Newton Museum has closed. John Venzon has decided to sell off his massive PDA collection on eBay. You won’t just scoop up Newtons and eMates (what an awesome failure), either—you’ll grab all kinds of accessories like cases, cards, and cables, oh my! Even software is included so you can kick it wirelessly with that huge-ass Newton in hand. The auction ends Monday, December 26, 2005 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Would you really need all these Newtons? Not really, but they’re just cool to have.

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