We’re not so sure you had that new MyRacer PMP included in this year’s holidays list, but just in case you’re still in a hunt for last moment gifts, Korean’s Lisse H10 officially gone live, with a crisp 5-inch 1,280 x 720 display and a set of ordinary specs, amongst you can find 16GB of storage, FM tuner, an HDMI output, microSD slot expansion, built-in mic and wide range of formats support, like MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG, and FLAC audio files, or AVI (Xvid / DivX), WMV,ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MPG, MP4, VOB, SMI video files, or JPEG, BMP, and GIF images. Regretfully,both price and release date are still missing, so you might consider buying it for the next holidays season.
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We constantly seek for interesting USB gadgets to bring to your attention, but this one, from Trekstor, has instantly caught our eyes. It’s a USB flash drive, made from solid brushed-aluminum finish, offering 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB on one side, and a bottle opener at the other side, so if you meet with your geek friend for a drink, you can switch both the data and the beer between each other. Prices ranged from $12 up to $88. Regretfully, you will be able to find it only in Europe.
Macally announces the release of the iVoicePro, a voice and audio recorder for your iPod, which supports iPod (5th Gen), iPod nano (2nd and 3rd Gen), and iPod classic devices. The new iVoicePro is equipped with a built-in microphone, an external speaker, LED status indicator, input mode switch, 3.5mm output jack and even a USB port to charge your players while recording stuff. Unfortunately, there’s no info concerning price or availability at the moment, but you can expect this one to go out soon.
LG unveils new portable HDD lineup, coming up in Korea with 2.5 inch drives, SATA II interface and a USB 2.0 port. The new XD1series presents 3 different capacities, including 120GB, 160GB, 250GB to be released first, and a 320GB version to make a debut later on. All versions come with black pearl or red wine flavors at your choice, for a non disclosure price tag. Stay tuned for more information to come.
If you’re a PS3 owner who look for a nice and speedy way to control your console’s UI, you can try hooking up a Wacom tablet into your Sony device and start navigating the menus by moving the drawing pen on the tablet surface. True, most of us don’t hold this graphic designers tool at our disposal but it’s another cool way to interact with the playstation 3 device. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work in games but it can really speed up your interface control as you can find in the following video.
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iRiver has announced the release of its new Domino USB flash drive series, coming up in 6 flavors, including white, silver, chocolate, black, pink or coral pink. The new flash drives offer 2GB or 4GB storage capacities with Sandisk-alike sliding USB connector and Windows Vista compatibility. Release date isn’t clear but those 2 gram flash drives will cost you $21 or $34 respectively.
R2-D2 and Darth Vader are well known Sci-Fi Star Wars characters and from now on they officially been transformed into USB hub figures, thanks to Japanese company Cube-Works, who’ve managed to shift them from spaceship robots into your desktop companion, equipped with 4 full-speed USB ports on their front, for easy connection to your PC. In addition, you will be glad to hear that R2-D2′s head moves and lights up every 3 minutes, as Vader’s eyeballs glow with the appropriated sound effects. Release date was set to July – Japan only – so if you’re a Star Wars aficionado, I guess distance and $66 price tag won’t stop you from getting them.Checkup the videos after the break:
Creative announces the release of the new Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 sound card, designed for PC or notebooks. This USB 2.0 audio solution can easily enhance your audio experience and turn your music into your own personal concert or your downloaded videos into a full cinematic surround sound, thanks to the X-Fi technology that provides playback up to 24-Bit/96kHz 5.1 and CMSS-3D Surround, for maximum enjoyment. It is equipped with all needed outputs, including headphone out, RCA outputs, optical SPDIF output, microphone in and stereo line in. In addition, it supports both USB1.1 and USB2.0 interface, so if you want to upgrade your music, games or videos by a simple USB connection, the new X-Fi Surround 5.1 can be yours for only $59.99.
Hp introduces the new Elite Auto Focus webcam, coming with 3 megapixels CMOS camera, supporting video shooting from 640 x 480 at 30fps to 1600 x 1200 at 5-6 FPS only. The Elite features a stereo microphone, USB 2.0, face tracking or Magic-i functions, and a privacy cover, to hide your intimate moments. It is compatible with all known video chat applications, like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, AIM and can be attached to your monitor easily. No word on price, but it seems the race for the pixels has reached the webcams.
Western Digital has officially released the new My Passport Elite portable drive series, coming with stunning glossy colors and a Capacity Gauge to tell you how much space is available on your drive, whenever you want. The new Elite lineup features a luxurious soft-touch finish and shiny vivid colors, including bronze, titanium, westminster blue and cherry red. Likewise, you can find the good old automatic backup software and a secured 128-bit encryption, to protect all your data. Sized at 15 x 126.15 x 79.5mm, the new My Passport Elite drives are available in 250GB ($170) or 320GB ($200) storage capacity, so you can pickup your favorite color immediately, mine is the blue.
This colorful USB hub from Evergreen looks really cool, as it can be shaped the way you choose. Just change the joint and design your daily desktop hub like a new artifact sitting on your table. No further details were given, except the fact it has 4 USB ports.
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Creative wants to extend its audio lineup, introducing the X30, an X-Fi dock, designed for the iPod players. The new device sports a remote control, an S-video or an AV-output to connect your player directly to the tele, an audio output to plug a pair of speakers, and a USB hub. Unfortunately, there are no further details, but one thing is sure, the X30 won’t support any bluetooth or wireless streaming. The dock is set to be released in Europe around April for €79 ($125).
Transcend released the StoreJet 25, a small portable drive with a powered USB 2.0 bus connection (No separate power needed), easy one-touch sync and a silicone case, complying with US military standards. The external drive is equipped with an anti-shock functionality, so you can be sure your data will be kept safely in the 160Gb or the 250GB models. It is compatible with Windows vista or Mac OS 0.9 and you can get yours for $135 / $196, respectively.
This network media streamer can do whatever you ask for, concerning media aspects. The new Popcorn Hour A-100 can stream media via your wireless network, NAS, attached USB DOK, and internet streams. It can even house movies you download from BitTorrent. The A-100 box can handle almost any format you’d like, such as ASF, WMV, MOV, Xvid MPEG1/2/4, MP3, AVI, Matroska and more. It also sports HDMI and SPDIF coax digital audio outputs. Currently, the Popcorn Hour is lacking, so if you want to get yours, sign-in and get a number straight off their website.
Asus intros a new HDTV box, providing a TV tuner and some nifty inputs like s-video, component, and HDMI for your computer’s monitor. The Asus box is capable of upscaling any signal source up to 1080p, for maximum picture quality. It is also equipped with DVI or VGA outputs and sports PIP functionality. The device supports both NTSC and Pal tuner so you can use it around the globe. Price and availability details are missing.
If you have visited Dell’s website recently, trying to build your next dreamlike laptop, you could have seen some new extended components added to the XPS M1330 “Build Your Computer” section. One of these add-ons is the Build-in Wireless USB capability with Belkin 4 port hub, offered for extra 150$. Sounds exciting to me.
Update: also available in XPS M1530, XPS M1730, M2010, Inspiron 1525 and Inspiron 1720 models.
Sony to release a new USMGLX USB memory stick series with 31MB/sec high-speed reading capabilities. The new lineup includes 5 sticks, ranged from 1GB, 2GB, 4Gb, 8GB to 16GB. The series supports both Mac/PC and is a Windows Vista Ready-Boost technology compatible. Available in Japan from March for $210 (16GB model).
Korean company, IOTEK, introduced the ezSECU, a 2.5-inch HDD case, equipped with a secured, code input touch panel, blocking your way to access any stored data. In order to penetrate inside you need to feed in a preset PIN number, contains up to 12 digits, otherwise, you are banned. The case features one-touch locking element and compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS 9.2.
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