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remember those guys who brought you the simple, yet stylish CableBox to organize your cables? now there’s a CableBox mini that comes in a series of cheerful hues, and a surge protector within. just plug your devices into the supplied surge protector and stow the excess cables into the space with the CableBox Mini, cover it and your place will look neat and tidy. personally, i am obsessed with cable tidiness, hence this one certainly caught my attention.
CableBox Mini is available at BlueLounge for US29.95.
here’s a simple tip to take screenshot on your Mac. everyone knows taking screenshot on Windows-based PC is via the ‘Print Scn’ key, which keeps your screenshot on the clipboard. for Mac, you don’t have a key but all your have to do is this: Command Shift 3 (takes the whole screen) or Command Shift 4 (take screenshot of a certain portion). go ahead, try it out.
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finally, SSD has come to external drive and in this instance, in the form of the iOmega SSD external flash drive. the iOmega SSD external flash drive comes with SuperSpeed USB3.0 connection. being a Solid State Drive or SSD, it has no moving parts unlike the conventional hard drives, which means faster application loading, faster transfer speed even with huge files and greater overall system responsiveness. coupled with the new USB 3.0 standard, transfer speed is up 10x faster than USB2.0. not to worry if you don’t have USB3.0, cos’ it is backward compatible with USB2.0 as well. this SSD flash drive has the iOmega Drop Guard™ Xtreme II that helps the drive survive drops up to 10 feet, not that we recommend you to drop your drive at that height. this USB-powered drive measures 4.35″ x 2.72″ x .37″ (L x W x H) and weighs only 0.24 lbs (approx. 108 grams), retail price starts from US$229.99 for the 64GB capacity drive. whoa… quite a hefty amount but we certainly hope prices will be more competitive once SSD flash drive becomes more common.
visit iOmega website.
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if you are still longing for a white iPhone 4, the guys over at Pocket-lint had a sighting in New York and as with all with all good intention-curiosity-laden journalists, these guys can’t help but to pop the golden question to the mystery man. read more HERE.
(image credit: ETON) ETON Soulra | US$tbc | etoncorp.com
if you are a green gadget fan, you probably would be excited that you can now enjoy amplified music from your iPhone or iPod in a green way. this radiator like item charges with the sun light and disperse your music via it’s 11w full-range drivers speakers. in case you are out of juice, it has an AC power input. clad in a ruggedized casing, the Eton Soulra is splash proof, perfect for outdoor adventures. just be mindful that your iPhone/iPod isn’t splash proof. Continue reading “Eton Soulra solar-powered iphone/ipod speaker dock”
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if you are an aspiring wizard or a wizard wannabe, this is a must have. a magic wand that can learns up to 13 commands to make your remote controlled appliances do your biddings. there are no buttons here, just magical gestures such as flicking the wand from side to side to flip through the TV channels or twist of the wand to up the volume. with it’s remote control learning ability, you can do more than just controlling your TV. i am sure it’s going to need sometime to master the symphonic gesturing but isn’t it cool that you can do your magic with your appliances without buttons? well, at least, this is as close as you can get to realizing your wizardry dream for now. i suspect it’s going to give you some sore-wrist in the beginning. Continue reading “Magic Wand programmable TV remote – control your TV with gesturing”
(credit: ETON) ETON Scorpion | US$tbc | etoncorp.com
this one is a must-have if you are an eco-conscious adventurer. if you only can have one gadget to survive the outdoor adventure, the Scorpion should be the one. let me try listing it’s features: digital AM/FM radio tuner, aluminum carabiner, LED flash light, bottle opener, USB for charging your mobile phone, NOAA weather band, all these house in a splash-proof rugged exterior case. sweet? asides from water and food, this could be the one thing you have to bring in your outdoor adventure. no worries if there’s no sunlight, it has a crank-powered to give you the power you will need. how’s that for an eco-friendly gadget? Continue reading “Scorpion multi-purpose solar-powered digital weather radio”
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for the truckers out there, how many times have you forgotten to check your tires pressure and ended with flats in the middle of a highway? until you have self-inflating tires on your trucks, keeping the tires pressure in check is essential. besides it’s a good habit to keep the pressure in check, cos’ the right pressure gives you optimum mileage. though i am not a trucker myself, i would think it is a hassle to pop by a gas station to do the check or even, whipping out a portable gauge to do the job. now this particular gadget makes this chores a little bit easier. affixed directly air valves, the tirogage lets driver check the air pressure at a glance and getting in/out the air is via the tirogage as well. pretty new. it would be lovely if i can use these on cars.
visit TiroGage website.
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this sounds like a scene out of Minority Report (2002, Fox Movies). remember how Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) gesturing through the police databases? yea, think this technology is gradually becoming a reality. isn’t that exciting? in the recent CEATEC Japan 2010, Hitachi introduced the world to this reality. in this case, we are looking at gesturing through for information services in public places. gesturing means no physical touching unlike current touch-screen technology, therefore it’s certainly going to be more hygienic.
the gesture UI includes hand sensors that detect hand movement over the display which enables the manipulation of the on-screen menus. the combination of infra-red illumination and 3D cameras enable sensing of hand position and the movement. this technology has wide spectrum of applications including education, amusement, medical et cetera. welcome to the future. i am totally thrilled. aren’t you?
visit Ceatec Official Website.
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how would like to take 3D still images and movies? now, how do you like taking 3D still images and movies via your mobile phone? Sharp presented the concept “Mobile 3D” to make this a dream comes true. armed with 2 cameras built into the mobile phone, the Mobile 3D enables taking of 3D still images and 3D movies via your mobile and viewable through the HDMI output, on commercially available 3D televisions. ‘concept’ is a term you hardly hear when it comes to mobile phone but you heard it right, this is a concept and my guess is, it will almost certainly come true.
visit Ceatec Official Website.