The RM-11 remote from ABIT uses the µGuru connection which is now present on most ABIT mainboards to give you access to features other remote solutions can only dream of. Sure, you can control your media center PC for things like selecting activities, pumping up the volume, and viewing media - but the RM-11 goes a few steps further. Connected to that odd little red connector on your ABIT mainboard, the RM-11 then has the capability to control the settings of your mainboard through the µGuru software. Imagine using this with your media PC in your living room. Clock your PC down and enjoy a movie. If you want to game, use the remote to overclock the PC without even touching the keyboard. But the ABIT guys haven’t stopped there, they’ve clearly had a good long think about what a replacement remote needs to do, and have built in the ability for the RM-11 to replace all your remotes in one swoop. On the back of the unit is a small receiver which allows the remote to learn the codes should it not have your particular brand in its database of thousands of codes. When not in use, the RM-11 resides in a stylish cradle through which it can download new updates and profiles for use, meaning you will only have to perhaps program it once, if at all, and it’ll look after itself from then on.
Apparently, some iPod shuffle accessories can be used to protect more than just your Apple MP3 player. Case in point: the iSmoke shuffle. Big enough to hold three cigarettes perfectly around your neck, and cool enough to wear with your earbuds.
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Want your very own portable G5 Mac? YS Designs has come up with an accessory which helps you customize your iPod Shuffle to look like a G5. Okay, so it’s not quite the G5 Powerbook many have been waiting for, but it’s a start. They also have other casings, which are an alternative to decal skins.
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Logitech has announced a new line of accessories for Sony’s Playstation Portable – PlayGear. The accessories include a protective case, portable speakers, earphones, and an earphone jack splitter. All the accessories are black to complete the portable. Probably the most useful accessory and possibly a must have for all mobile gamers is the protective case. Not only will it protect your expensive gadget but it is able to tilt 270° to block the sun or any other glare and can be used as a stand to watch movies or pictures hands free. No word yet on when they will be available for purchase.
- Logitech PlayGear Pocket case ($19.99)
- Logitech PlayGear Stealth earphones ($19.99)
- Logitech PlayGear Amp portable speakers ($79.99)
- Logitech PlayGear Share audio splitter ($9.99)
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The PodGear ShuffleStation reminds me of the Altec Lansing inMotion iPod speakers. Basically, you sit the iPod shuffle on the based provided on the ShuffleStation, and the two stereo speakers play the music from the shuffle. Very simple. If plugged in, the ShuffleStation will also charge the iPod shuffle while it is docked. The unit also works with 4 AAA batteries, but will not charge the iPod when using this method.
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GameSeek will be offering a keyboard attachment for the PSP that doubles as a screen protector. There’s not much information or even a feature list on the website, but by the picture you can see it’s a small fold-away keyboard. I don’t know if I would want to use my PSP as a word processor per se, but this attachment would be handy when surfing the web or jotting down some quick notes. Get your hands on one on May 27th for £19.99.
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Yesterday, I posted news of the release of the Sleeptracker Watch over at I4U. Well, today I got a call from Lee Loree from Innovative Sleep Solutions (the guys behind the Sleeptracker) in response to an email I sent him. It turns out that the amount of orders they have gotten as a result of the press they have been receiving has them simply stunned. They weren’t expecting anything like the success that they are currently enjoying, and to that I simply say, congratulations. If you make a unique product that meets a need, people that hear about it are going to want it - it’s that simple. When it gets covered on sites like Gear Live, I4U, and Gizmodo you can expect that the early adopters are going to snatch them up as quickly as possible. The Sleeptracker Watch monitors your sleep state during the night, and wakes you in the morning during an interval of time that you set. The catch here is that it makes sure to wake you at the best time for your body, ensuring you wake up energized rather than while in the midst of a deep sleep cycle.
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Secure Signature Systems is developing a pen that reads your biometrics to allow access to your sensitive information. For those of you who manage to write your signature a little differently each time, there’s no need to worry. it doesn’t go by the final image of your writing, but by the motions and angles of the pen. Just when I was getting used to remembering all those passwords…
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If you liked the idea of having a customized skin, but were still looking for one that would fit a PSP, then look no further. VinzDecals has the hookup you need. In fact it looks like they hook up all kinds of gear besides gaming consoles, including cars, helmets, and the ever-popular iPod. The PSP decal will set you back about $9.00 plus shipping.
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If you have someone in your life who is destroying your home due to being essentially stuck in front of the television, the Couch Potato Tormentor has arrived. Simply put, it is a device that interferes with the component of your choice by performing random actions on the said component. For example, it can simply turn off, mute, or change the channel on the television every so often. Or you can set it to change the audio setting on the receiver every then and again. This is all in the spirit of annoying the person who is trying to enjoy their favorite evening sitcom. Of course it’s just a gag, but I would love to set it up someone discrete and just watch the reaction it gets. However, I know when my components act up, it is no laughing matter. Full release after the jump.