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ASUS Mini PC Nova Lite PX24

Mini PC Nova

ASUS’s new offering for home entertainment is the Mini PC Nova Lite PX24. The supposedly world’s smallest mini-PC has a built-in independent graphics card, hi-fi speakers with Dolby digital Life/DTS Connect, and is energy efficient. At a size of 242 x 184 x 51mm and a weight of 1.5kg, it supports HD1080i/1080p and is packed with Windows Vista Home Premium as well as Intel CPU. For more fun, utilize its Media Center for photographs, video, and broadcasting music. Contact ASUS for pricing.

 

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HandTalk, Phone for the Hearing-Impaired

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Science,

HandTalkDesigners Bhargav Bhat, Hemant Sikaria, and Priya Narasimhan have designed HandTalk, a phone for the hearing impaired. The prototype glove uses the same gestures as does sign language, then translates them into audio, and plays back on a cell phone or other mobile device. Shown recently at the Carnegie Mellon University Center Expo, the HandTalk can only detect 32 words at this point, but its creators plan on expanding its vocabulary and integrating sensors and accelerometers to work with its flexor strips.

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Charger DVR Aj-DVC01

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech,

Charger DVRIt looks like a charger, but hidden inside is a mini-cam to catch someone in the act that is probably innocent to begin with, but you never know. At a size of 2.4 x 1.74 x 1.31-inches, the Charger DVR Aj-DVC01 records 15 F/S in 3GP video format (176 x 144 ,QCIF.) Playback is possible on your PC or cell phone. The digital audio/video recorder can hold up to 66 hours data using a 2GB Micro SDcard (not included) and a lion lithium battery. Contact Ajoka for price.

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Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Finally Available

Pulse SmartpenWe finally received word from Livescribe that the Pulse Smartpen has arrived and is ready to order. Choose between a 1GB for $149.99 and a 2GB model for $199.99 with up to 200 hours of recording time. You can also purchase extra cartridges and a 4-pack of single spiral notebooks (one comes with the pen.) While still only compatible with Windows, the company says that they are working on a Mac version. Expect a ship date of about 4 to 6 weeks from purchase date, just in time to get back to school after Spring Break.

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Elecom Releases Newest Ear Drops

Ear DropsThe Japanese company Elecom has been selling their Ear Drops since 2006 and they have obviously been successful at it as they are now offering 9 more models. Weighing only 3g, the earphones are adjustable, and they have a slide adjuster to prevent tangling of the 1.2m cord. With playback frequency of 20Hz to 20kHz and a pressure response of 96dB/1mW, the Ear Drops come in three colors in three different designs. Each set will set you back ¥3,000 (~$29.00.)

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ClarityLife to Release Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News,

ClarityLife Cell Phone

ClarityLife, the company that designs phones for the elderly and those who need them simple, has come up with a new mobile one. The screen has extra large type and audio can be turned up louder than on most phones. There is also an emergency response button for calling and/or texting up to 5 contacts. Although the ClarityLife cellie will not be available until the summer, you can pre-order now. We are thinking that this might be a good investment for baby boomers who attended too many rock concerts and won’t admit that they need glasses for reading.

 

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Digix Offers IXING MP3 Player

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

IXING M1-TMNot to be outdone by Panasonic, Korea’s Digix has released a mini-MP3/video player. The IXING M1-TM weighs only 20g and is 5.6mm in thickness. It comes in 1, 2, and 4BG sizes and includes an FM tuner, text and video viewer, and voice recorder. It will handle MP3, MJPEG VIdeo, JPEG , Text, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG2.5. The 2GB model is available for 75,000 won (~$75.00.) More information is available on Digix’s site if you can wade through a minimal translation.

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Panasonic to Release D-Snap

D-Snap

It’s Panasonic’s turn to challenge the iPod by coming up with the D-Snap SV-SD870N. The player will run for over 100 hours on a 3 hour charge and features noise canceling technology that they say will get rid of up to 83% ambient noise. It also allows recording with a 2 gig SD card for up to 1,000 tunes and USB 2.0 connectivity. At a size of 35.0 × 90.7 × 11.4 mm and a weight of 40g, manage your music with its SD-Jukebox. The D-Snap will be available in red, white, black, silver, or blue in mid-April in Japan.

 

Read More | Panasonic (translated) via DVICE


Jukefly Keeps Your Tunes for You

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Music,

Jukefly logoJukefly is a free streaming music service that you can use to access your music as well as dig new stuff from others’ suggestions. Sign up, create an account, and download its server. Select folders and stream the music. It will be there any time you want to throw a mini-music party. Jukefly supports WMAs, OGGs, MP3s, and DRM iTunes. Expect FLACs in the future. We can see this as a handy way to access your tunes without taking up space on your own computer and finding new music from those who have the same taste.

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Samsung Phone Has ICEpower

Samsung SGH-F400Samsung has unveiled its SGH-F400. Working with Bang and Olufsen, it has included their ICEpower audio amp in the bi-direction slider phone. Look for built-in RDS capable FM, a 2.2-inch QVGA res display, and a 3 megapixel cam. Sizewise it is 4.1 x 1.9 x .7-inches and it has Bluetooth capability. The F400 supports GSM/EDGE on its 900, 1800, and 1900MHz bands as well as UMTS/HSDPA at 2100MHz. Check with Samsung for future availability and price.

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