You liked the Koss CC_01 earbuds but figured they were two pricey. Here is an inexpensive alternative. Acoustibuds are soft hypoallergenic silicone fittings that will fit an iPhone, iPod and most other MP3 player earphones. A CES award winner, the company claims the “flexible fins” provide enriched acoustics and better sound isolation. They also say neither extreme physical movement nor perspiration will interfere with the Acoustibuds’ ability to stay in and provide comfort. At a price of only $12.99 for 2 pairs (in 2 different sizes,) this is a heck of a deal, especially if you have sweaty ears.
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WowWee, the company that brought us Robosapiens and animatronic creatures, has now branched out. They have a series of iPod compatible multimedia pico projectors powered by TI’s DLP technology. The Cinemin Suite’s Swivel is a lightweight micro projector that has an adjustable 90º hinge to adjust the lens, full volume control and a 3 hr. battery life. The Stick has an internal memory with an expandable SD card slot. The Station is somewhat larger but includes an iPod docking station and media center. Unveiled at the CES, no price has been announced.
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Now you can have your projector and screen, too. The Samsung MBP200 can create a 50-inch projection and also has a bonus 2.2-inch QVGA LCD viewing screen. Other features include a micro SD card slot and a TI DLP pico chip to run it. Connect to Samsung mobile phones or laptops, attach a piece of paper to its hidden screen holder and you get instant projection. The projector also has a built-in speaker and headphone jack. A CES Design winner, expect the MBP to be released later this year and contact the company for exact date and price.
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Originatic unveiled their Smart-Leaf line at the CES, a rather clever PC that has both wall and desk mode. The Oasis has a standard keyboard with touchpad intended for personal or business usage, while the Mountain has a stainless steel keyboard and trackball, perfect for kiosk usage. Both have WiFi and a 3mp webcam with angle adjustment, card reader, audio out and 6, count ‘em, 6 USB ports. They have spill-proof LCDs, keyboard lock, are scratch resistant and have the option of a touchscreen. With various amounts of memory and hard drive available, the Oasis’ price starts at $1,899.00 while the Mountain can be yours at a minimum of $2,699.00.
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Viewsonic unveiled their all-in-one PC at the CES 2009. The VPC 100 has an 18.5-inch 16:9 LCD screen and is only 35mm thick. The system features a 160GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and runs on an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU. It also has a 1.3mp webcam, a DVD +/- RW drive, built-in stereo speakers and a 3-in-1 card reader. Installed with Windows XP home, the VPC 100 will be out in February with a $549.00 price.
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Imagine a keyboard PC with a 5-inch touchscreen built in. That’s exactly what Asus did with their Eee, unveiled at the recent CES. The screen can be used for browsing while the keyboard itself can be used to stream audio and video when attached to a TV or other screen with built-in wireless HDMI. At a weight of under 1KG, it also features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessor, 1GB DDR2 DRam, Windows XP Home and either 16 or 32 GB storage. Look for the Asus Eee around September of this year.
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As we told you the other day, the Windows 7 beta went live today. However, apparently there was a bit more demand than Microsoft had planned for. Thanks to NeoWin, we’ve got the direct download links for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7:
Be sure to check out the post on NeoWin for specifics on what to do with those files once you download, and also know that you will still need a key from Microsoft to use this through the August 1, 2009 expiration date, otherwise it will stop working after 30 days, cool?
Earlier today Palm introduced us to the handset that they hope will bring them into the future, the Palm pre. We’ve collected a bunch of press shots into our gallery that show off the device quite nicely in our Palm pre gallery. We will have video as well, but for now, check out the stills. What do you think? iPhone killer?
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Gallery: Palm pre photo gallery
This morning at CES 2009, Palm announced the phone that they expect will take them into the next generation - the Palm pre. It’s a small, rounded black handset with a trackball, and the specs read like a dream as far as we’re concerned. We are talking about a 3.1-inch 320x480 touchscreen with multi-touch support and a gesture area, the newest OMAP processor from TI, 8 GB of storage space, EVDO Rev. A, 802.11b/g, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, and stereo A2DP. Are you thinking iPhone killer yet? Palm says that the Palm pre has “laptop like performance” since the processor is so fast.
The pre also featues a slide out portrait keyboard, which they say is all very ergonomic. The other thing we love about it? It’s a phone with a USB 2.0 MicroUSB connector. Was that too much to ask for after all this time? The phone can also be recognized as a Mass Storage device. Apple, we hope you’re listening.
Even better? Palm announced a feature called Touchstone. In normal terms, that means that the pre supports wireless charging. How cool does that sound?
If you want to get your hands on a Palm pre when they launch, you’ll need to be a Sprint customer, as the phone launches there exclusively. As far as a date goes, the best we were able to get out of them is that it will launch at some point in the first half of 2009, “as soon as possible.” Oh, and no price was announced either. I know, right?
To see more on the device, check out our Palm pre photo gallery.
Motorola is going literally and figuratively green at this year’s CES with their Moto W233 Renew. Its housing is made out of recycled water bottles. Other features include a 1.6-inch display, SMS and MMS messaging, a WAP browser, USB connectivity, and GSM. It also has about 9 hours of talk time, 18 days of standby and has an optional 2GB removable memory. At a size of 45 x 110.97 x 14.7mm and a weight of 83g, it comes with a pre-paid envelope so that you can send them your old phone to recycle. Look for the Renew at T-Mobile sometime in Q1.
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