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TDK pocket-sized Tremor Xa-10 flat panel stereo speakers

March 19, 2007 There’s a growing percentage of people out there, like many who work for Gizmag, who frequently find themselves working somewhere else, with a desk and chair combination created by an interior designer who skipped his ergonomics classes and yearning dearly for the comforts of your own comfortable desktop. Well here’s something that you can take with you to provide the comfort of high quality sound without taking too much space in the luggage – US$25 TDK pocket-sized Tremor Xa-10 flat panel stereo speakers that are small enough to fit in your pocket and connect directly to portable CD, DVD and MP3 players, laptops and gaming consoles enabling music to be shared in transit, while at the beach or enjoying the great outdoors thanks to their lightweight compact size and ultimate portability. Not to mention being space efficient while travelling! Magnets hold the flat panel speakers together so the surface panels are protected while in transit.  Read More

Bellperre exclusive mobile phones to be made of 0% plastic

March 13, 2007 A new brand of luxury mobile phone is set to hit the market with the promise its phones will be ‘0% Plastic.’ mobile phones - made of leather, steel, gold, hardwood, sapphire and other fine material. The aim of the new Bellperre brand is to “design masterpieces without compromising on the technology.” The fact that there are no plastic components does not negatively influence the weight of the handset.  Read More

The first universal mobile phone charger

March 12, 2007 March 12, 2007 The world’s first universal mobile phone charger is being introduced at CEBIT this week. Designed by Professor Luigi Colani, a nearly 80-year-old legend in the field of industrial design, the Anyfix can recharge more than 80% of mobile phones on the market in Europe, and certainly recharges all of the major brand products. It is also terribly exclusive, in purest Colani style, which makes it as much of an object of art as it is a basic commodity!  Read More

FlipStart ultra small PC to ship this month at US$2000

March 8, 2007 Paul G. Allen’s FlipStart Labs has taken a while in bringing its first product to market but the highly-anticipated FlipStart will ship to customers before the end of the month. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and since bowing out of Microsoft he has shown a keen eye for investing in key technologies before their time. He is now one of the world's richest men and the Flipstart is one of his passions – it’s based on the premise that mobile professionals have too many devices and need full functionality in one pocket-sized device. "I've always been captivated with problems that really need solving,” says Allen. “What should exist and how we could create a solution. Years ago, I began to imagine a super compact computer that would allow us to connect, communicate, work and relax, no matter where we are. One that is intrinsically intuitive to use. FlipStart is the first commercial product to meet that vision; it simply works as expected."  Read More

The Archos 704-WiFi Portable Media Player with 7-Inch Touch Screen

March 7, 2007 Archos continued its charge towards a significant market share in the Portable Media Player (PMP) market yesterday when it announced the Archos 704-WiFi, the only PMP with a 7-inch touch-screen and full wireless capabilities. The new 704-WiFi presents the highest quality screen with 800x480 resolution and 5x7 dimensions, making it similar in size to a standard photograph and will be priced at US$550. The Archos 704-WiFi joins the company’s 604-WiFi in offering complete PMP features — video, music and photo playback — with full Internet access for surfing the Web and sending email. The new 704-WiFi features an 80GB hard drive with the capacity to store 100 hours of video, or about 70 DVD-quality movies, as well as two high-quality speakers for enhanced audio even without headphones. The 704-WiFi also supports video downloads from the new online stores of leading retailers, giving consumers the flexibility to enjoy their entertainment wherever they want, in their own place, on their own time.  Read More

The Logisys Optical Finger Mouse

March 3, 2007 - Every now and then, devices pop up and offer a glimmer of hope that some day soon, the mouse and keyboard will be as hilariously old-school as Pong and eight-track cartridges, and Logisys' Optical Finger Mouse is one of them. Attached to your index finger with a velcro strap, the device has two buttons (left and right click) and a scroll wheel accessed with your thumb, and lets you use your finger as the cursor and any non-glass surface as a mousepad.  Read More

Dual screen mobile now with Intel Dual Core Processor

February 28, 2007 Study after study shows the efficiency of using two monitors on the desktop, so Estari’s announcement that it has upgraded its 2-VU dual-screen mobile computer is worth looking into as it offers the same efficiencies in a mobile environment. Estari’s 2-VU dual-screen computers are two touch screen, full-page, full-color, multimedia electronic computing devices and the latest Model DC15 uses the Intel Core Duo Processor and the base model will sell for US$4350. The dual-screen mobile computers combine aspects of a laptop, desktop, tablet PC and e-Book reader into a solution that provides increased functionality, productivity and mobility with an unprecedented visual workspace. When in transport mode, the DC15 looks just like a briefcase.  Read More

Fully customisable in-ear monitors

February 25, 2007 The evolution of the in-ear monitor. Not long ago, the in-ear monitor was the province of wealthy rocks stars and those in the audio industry. But the MP3 revolution has seen such vast numbers of audio listening devices manufactured that the science is progressing very quickly. We’ve previously written about ROBRADY in relation to the industrial design company’s electric superbike, but this time they’re involved in developing Sleek Audio’s completely adjustable in-ear monitor compatible with state-of-the-art audio equipment, including iPod products. The US$250 SA6 design boasts customized sound (bass and treble options), fit (three use options plus various-size ear tips) and application (replaceable / interchangeable swivel cables), as well as a protective case.  Read More

The PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer for on-the-go professional photo and document printing

February 23, 2007 Canon delivered a very useful new capability for road warriors in its raft of imaging-related announcements yesterday, in the form of the PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer which has the ability to print high quality photos or documents on the go. The iP90v fits easily in a briefcase or carry-on bag, weighs just four pounds, has a fast print speed, wireless printing and will sell for around US$250.  Read More

Apple cleared to use iPhone Trademark

February 23, 2007 All those people who feared that Apple’s iPhone might be delayed due to the fact it didn’t have the rights to use the name, need fret no longer. Cisco and Apple have announced that they have resolved their dispute involving the "iPhone" trademark. Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world. Both companies acknowledge the trademark ownership rights that have been granted, and each side will dismiss any pending actions regarding the trademark. In addition, Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications. Other terms of the agreement are confidential.  Read More

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