Actiontec provides a third party wireless game adapter at a price less exhorbatant than the first party counterparts. It really functions as an Ethernet to 802.11g bridge, enabling you to get your game system (PS2 or Xbox) or other Ethernet enabled device (TiVo or notebook) online wirelessly. It’s a very cool concept, but unfortunately the Actiontec has a few minor implementation issues. Check out the full review after the jump.
Fans of the band Coldplay may be excited to know that they have hooked up with Solio and come up with a solar powered iPod charger with designed in the same vein as the album art from Coldplay’s recently released album, “X & Y”. The charger retails for £79.99 - a little less then $150, at the Coldplay Shop. Only 200 of the things were made, so if you want one you better get it now before they’re all gone.
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Love electronics so much you wish you could wear ‘em? Probably not, but just in case you ever get the urge, check this out. From a gold microprocessor “Bling” necklace, to a diskette handbag, to an alluminum wallet, they’ve come up with some pretty creative stuff for both men and women. If you’re interested, you can check out www.fractalspin.com to purchase a few pieces.
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Tired of wearing your iPod Shuffle around your neck? If looking like the business end of a surge protector isn’t your thing, check out DLO Direct’s much more fashionable Flip Clip. You can clip it just about anywhere your heart desires, and it also allows for easy access to the control switch located on the back of the small music player. The Flip Clip also keeps your headphone jack on top for easy access, and protects your USB connector as well. It retails for $19.99 and can be bought straight from DLO Direct. Now that’s how you make a third party accessory.
Ever since the iPod was released, companies from all over have come out with various gadgets to further enhance Apple’s top selling portable music player. Nyko has come up with a device to help turn your iPod into a movie player. That’s right, come November you’ll be able to fill up your iPod with as many movies as you can, then watch them on the go with the Nyko Movie Player. The player is expected to retail anywhere between $200-$250 and will feature a 3.6” high resolution screen, 2 headphone ports, a video-out port allowing you to view your movies on any TV, and a video-in port giving you the ability to record directly from your television. As you can see, the iPod plug right into a slot beneath the control panel.
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In a move that isn’t really all that surprising, Logitech has commercialized the wireless, Bluetooth enabled headphone that was once exclusive only to the HP iPaqs. This new, lightweight set, which will retail for about $150, is for use with only the Apple iPod. It features iPod controls on the headphone unit itself, and an internal, rechargeable battery(that is not removable) which is said to fully charge in 2 1/2 hours. Not willing to spend so much money on something you don’t know much about? Check out CNET’s review here.
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So it looks like Motorola has come out an upped the ante for sleek sexy bluetooth headsets. They have announced a RAZR styled H3 headset that will come out in a sleek black package. They are also announcing the H700 and the H300, two other small headsets with either a boom mike style or an over the ear clip and radically different styling. It’s interesting how bluetooth headsets are fast becoming fashion statement of tomorrow like cellphones are now. I’ve reviewed Motorola headsets before and found their sound quality to be quite good so I’m eagerly looking forward to having a chance to check this one out in all its infinite smallness.
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Despite being pilloried in both the press and gaming communities, the Nokia N-Gage QD is a great (and most importantly, cheap) smartphone. At E3, Nokia unveiled some accessories that look to improve the platform, including the problem of having a smartphone platform where the expandable storage and game cards use the same slot. These new add-ons are all due in the second half of the year.
Unfortunately, each accessory has some strange drawback or flaw, and perhaps shows that the N-Gage just isn’t fully up to the task of being what Nokia envisions the platform as. Let’s take a look at what they’ve come up with.
Continuing on with our birthday celebration, the next thing we are giving away is a 1 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, courtesy of SanDisk. Now, I know that about 95% of you are salivating over this tiny little flash card because you want to fill it with media to carry around on your PSP. We feel you on that, so we have your hookup. Head on over to Playfeed, our gaming blog, for the details. Oh, and this isn’t the end of it. We have more where this came from.
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PT from MAKEzine and FlashEnabled has put together a mini-review of Spark Fun’s new rotary mobile phone. I’ve seen some hack projects similar to this, but this is the first commercially available one we’ve come across. I really do miss the old fashioned phones, and once a handset like this comes out that’s a bit cheaper I’ll go buy one for my desk at work. Ideally someone will make a commercially available Bluetooth version of this so it can just act as a headset for the mobile phone left in my bag.
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