First there were laptops, then netbooks, now MSI is launching its Wind Neton that they describe as a nettop. All three have a thickness of 35mm and will feature Atom dual-core processors, Windows XP/Vista, and options of touchscreen, remote, and Blu-ray. The M-16 has a 15.6-inch screen (1366x768) and will be out in February with a price of $400.00. The M-19, with its 18.5-inch screen (1366x768) debuts in January with a $500.00 tag and the M-22 (1920x1080) with a 22-inch screen will come out in March with a MSRP of $799.00.
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Sony’s stereo Bluetooth in-ear buds should be just the thing for joggers, travelers, or anyone else who gets tired of cords. The DR-BT160AS has over-the-ear hooks and the band encircles the back of your head. With a lithium-ion battery, you get 7 hours of play or 100 standby time before needing a recharge. Plug the transmitter into your iPod and get an effective range of 30 ft. with a frequency range of 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz. You can get the earbuds and TMR-BT8iP transmitter/receiver for $179.99.
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Motorola may not be able to compete with Navigon’s latest PND. The 8100T has a very impressive Panorama View 3D. The system is created out of NASA terrain data with digital elevations. The GPS device has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, a built-in graphics accelerator, r/t traffic, voice address entry, Bluetooth and text-to-speech. The high end 8100T also features Zagat ratings and reviews for some locations and has a MSRP of $599.00. Look for it later this month.
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If you’re like me and have grand plans of typing up whatever comes to mind on your iPhone, but those giant fingers make it really awkward, you’re thrilled with the idea of a Bluetooth keyboard that allows you to strike real keys. The BTKeyMini is now available on pre-order from AValive for $92. The device has a cover that doubles as a holder for your iPhone and operates on its own battery; it’s designed to be folded up and carried in your bag – you know, the duffel you keep all of your iPhone gear in…
Motorola seems to be breaking out of their cell phone niche with their new MOTONAV. The TN20 has text to speech with turn-by-turn directions as well as lane guidance. With an anti-glare 3.5 touchscreen you can look for over a million points of interest with pre-loaded maps of the Continental U.S. in either 2D or 3D. The TN20 is 3.7 x 3.2 x 0.7-inches at a weight of 5 oz., can go for 2.5 hours before needing a recharge and comes at a price of $299.99. For another $100.00, Motorola is offering their MOTONAV TN30 that includes a cell phone with Bluetooth capability, which makes them not quite all the way out of that niche.
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LG’s new Bluetooth DTV lets you watch a movie or play games to your heart’s content without your partner/spouse complaining. The included earphones have a range of up to 10 meters. You can also send images from your cell phone and display them on your TV. There is not much other information out except that it will hit Europe first. We predict that within the next couple of years, Bluetooth will become the rule, rather than an extra accessory.
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The Japanese always manage to get the best cell phones first and we always hope they trickle over to the U.S. and the new Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is no exception to the rule. This new cell phone is an obvious response to the iPhone and its touch technology. The one thing that sets this cell phone apart is the incredible screen resolution of 1024 x 480, bringing it close to that of a netbook. The 931SH also incorporates a 5.2 megapixel camera with stabilizer technology, a 1seg TV tuner, Bluetooth with A2DP, an accelerometer, web browser, media player, a microSD slot and of course, a touch screen as the name implies. The phone also works on all 3G networks, making it viable for U.S. as well as world-wide consumption, although no time-frame has been mentioned.
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Still can’t get used to that touchscreen or want to text faster? We have found an inexpensive Irxon mini wireless keyboard for PCs, PDAs, portable game systems and cell phones. The device is SIG Bluetooth V2.0 with the 4GHz ISM band wireless frequency standard and an HID profile V1.0. At a size of 5.51 x 2.83 x 0.51-inches and a weight of 5.5 oz, the keyboard is powered by 2 AAA batteries and carries a MSRP of $31.41.
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It may not have speech recognition like the nüvi 880 GPS, but the new Garmin nüvi 785T does tell you which lane you should be in (and includes a mute button) so you don’t have to take along that annoying third cousin. Garmin’s lane assist technology guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate; realistically displaying road signs and junctions on your route. For hands-free calling, the unit also includes A2DP Bluetooth wireless technology, with a built in microphone and touchscreen keypad.
The 785T also offers real-time traffic info, news, stocks, current events and more via MSN Direct with the first three months provided for free, after which you’ll have to subscribe for about $50/year if you want to continue using the service.
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Dell has officially announced the newest member to their netbook family of mini laptops, the Inspiron Mini 12. The Mini 12 comes with an Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz or the Z530 1.6GHZ processor, 80GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, a Webcam and a 12-inch display. The laptop comes loaded with Windows Vista Home Basic, and has a starting price of less than $600. The Mini 12 is currently only available in Japan, but will come to the U.S. soon.
The specs make this a very capable machine, but running Vista with only 1GB of RAM make take some of the wind out of its sprint. You could always load it with XP when it arrives and then have a very fast machine, the likes of the MacBook Air, but for a fraction of the price.
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