Our sister site, I4U News, has a great story on a post of a more literal sense - the iPod dock made from a tree. The dock is made from an actual log and features stereo speakers poking out from either end, used to play music from the iPod which can be docked in it’s top. This brings to mind a calming evening at home listening to the classics on an audiobook. Were I to have one I would keep it in the fireplace - the perfect statement about technology and nature blended together.
If you are still looking to squeeze out those last few framerates out of your computer, this just may be the overclockers dream.
The Prometia Cooler Unit uses Phase-Change technology or Vapor Compression Refrigeration to achieve freezing temperatures. The main components include the Evaporator (Copper Cold Plate), Compressor, and Condenser. Heat from the CPU causes liquid refrigerant in the system to be evaporated and carried away to the Condenser via the Compressor. The Condenser then cools the refrigerant back to a liquid which returns to the Evaporator.
Using this device, some users have reported reaching CPU temperatures as low as -50C. Remember, these types of systems may result in condensation. Be careful, as we wouldn’t want to see the $931 you spend on this thing ruin any of your internal components.
We have recently showed you iGuy for Your iPod and we couldn’t resist showing you his “adventures.” This blog for the little fella gives you some insight into the good life for iGuy. Here he is kickin’ it Hugh Heffner style accompanied by one of the Bratz, Polly Pocket, and maybe Polly’s cousin or other distant relative. iGuy, you scoundrel, you.
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At first glance at the title I said to myself, “This must be as useful as a solar powered flashlight.” Then I noticed that it’s actually a very cool little device that runs on a solar powered rechargeable lithium battery. Small enough to fit in your pocket and moderately priced at $25 dollars, this may be a perfect gift for the tech lover in your family.
The Plasticsmith, a company specializing in Apple accessories, has begun selling its new tux line of iPod and iPod mini stands. The stands, made of clear acrylic, give your iPod a firm place to sit, with an added touch of here-to-fore unheard-of class. The stands leave both top and bottom connection ports available and are stabilized by rubber feet underneath. The stands, which sell for around $35 each, look like they would make a great gift for the professional in the family who tries to maintain the high-brow look of their office, but still wants to jam out to their tunes at work.
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There is always room for cheap gadgets like the iPorter in my home. The iPorter xSD hooks on to a keychain, and holds 3 digital memory cards. It contains an anti-static additive in the plastic to minimize shock risk to the card and prevent dust collection. It can hold SD, xD, MMC, and Memory Stick Duo flash memory. The best part, though, is the price - just $9.95 USD for a package of two.
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Apple’s most popular USB Drive - oh yeah it plays music too - has a new buddy to connect to. This adapter from Belkin is quite useful if you want to use your shuffle with the plethora of accessories for 3G and 4G iPods. For example, a car charger, FM transmitter, or those cool alarm clocks. Look for it in late September at a price of $19.99 USD. Read on for the full release.
xipkey has released quite possibly the strangest/coolest USB hard drive to date. The xipkey features an ultra-fast flash memory chip that can be used to quickly boot an entire operating system, along with a biometric fingerprint scanner for portable security. The xipkey is designed to take full advantage of the 480MB/sec offered by USB 2.0 while using a new technology to reduce wear on the flash memory chips. The xipkey has a unique Zippo-like form factor that seems practical to both slip into a pocket and to protect the USB 2.0 plug.
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OK, now this is just fricking ridiculous. I’m going to give you this one last product update, and then I’m going on strike, because seriously, enough is enough. The S 510 has styling liberally stolen from their diNovo line, with an impossibly flat keyboard (which they’re calling “zero degree tilt”), programmable function keys, media controls on the keyboard (including a useless “shuffle” button…thanks Apple), and battery life indicators on the keyboard to tell you when your six months are up and you need to make another sacrifice to the gods of Energizer. A remote control is included so you can kick back in your high back and…well, I’m not going to get into the disgusting details of what you might use a remote for with your computer. A wireless mouse rounds out the package. It’s $100, which is what happens when you drop stuff like Bluetooth and go with your own proprietary wireless technology. Gotta save something for the big spenders, donchaknow?
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Seriously, it’s getting a little silly in here. Logitech has updated the diNovo series ultra-flat keyboard and Bluetooth Media Pad long range remote commander thingy by adding a Bluetooth laser tracking mouse, the same one being included in the Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser. I can’t believe they got me to type that product name again.
The big news here is that if you were looking to get the diNovo set, you’d be well served to wait. They’re knocking $50 off the exorbitant price of $250, so you can get the package for $200. Plus, you’re getting a mouse out of the deal. I just wish that Logitech would remember those of us that like - no - need a more ergonomic keyboard, since only Microsoft seems to be updating their “Natural” line with anything approaching regularity.
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