Belkin is a name that is more often than not synonymous with quality accessories for a variety of consumer electronics. Of course, with the advent of iDevices from Apple, Belkin has carved out a rather comfortable niche for itself in that department by offering a bunch of pretty useful accessories as well. The company isn’t going to rest on its laurels anytime soon though, with the FlipBlade & Grip 360 + Stand being announced most recently. These two solutions from Belkin intends to maximize portability for you to remain connected and mobile always, where it will celebrate the multifunctional use of the iPad. Basically, the new Belkin solutions will be able to manipulate your beloved iPad into just about any position, further enhancing the ability to quickly and fluidly interact with content. First of all, the Grip 360 + Stand functions as an all-in-one solution, transforming in three ways: a carrying case, a handheld case, and a stand. The flexible hand strap will deliver a comfortable carrying case to hold your iPad wherever you go, enabling an easy 360-degree rotation to view content at just about any angle. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, all you need to do is remove the hand strap and attach the stand to position the iPad on any flat surface for a much more comfortable viewing experience. Not only that, the adjustable stand also provides multiple viewing angles for gaming, reading, surfing the Web, or typing. As for the slim FlipBlade, this ultra-compact accessory offers solid support in a sleek design. You can choose to view your iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation, and opens up in a jiffy for added ease-of-use. The Grip 360 + Stand can be yours for $69.99, while those who prefer to opt for the FlipBlade will be able to bring one home for a much more affordale $29.99, albeit it being less versatile.
Folks living outside of the USA will be pleased to know that the Apple iPad will finally make its way to their part of the world officially without having to rely on imports or gifts from friends Stateside. The hallowed date would be May 28th, and if you happen to live in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, then hip hip hooray for you and a bottle of rum! To make sure that you are able to get your hands on one of these puppies, make sure you place a pre-order on the Apple iPad model that you want from Apple’s online store in all nine countries stated from next Monday onwards (May 10th). Do you think the continent of Europe will see superb iPad sales just like those in the US, where Apple actually moved over a million iPads since its official release? Here’s some trivia – customers of the iPad have already downloaded more than 12 million apps from the App Store, alongside over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore. As for folks who are residing in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore, you will have to wait until July for this device to hit the respective markets, and there is still no official word on local pricing as well as pre-order plans, although Apple isn’t going to leave you hanging high and dry as they will be announcing availability as well as the relevant details for those nine countries at a later date. Guess this is where you learn to exercise patience as a virtue, eh? Just in case you were living under a rock for the past year, the iPad is a device that boasts a much larger display than the iPhone and iPod touch, although it functions pretty much the same way using a similar operating system, letting you connect to your apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. With it, you can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface.
Buy 16GB HERE from $440 – Apple iPad MB292LL/A Tablet (16GB, Wifi)
Buy 64GB HERE from $749 – Apple iPad Tablet (64GB, Wifi)
If you are the man that has a flawless attention to detail, and likes to look as good as you work, then the Exuvius Titan Collar is something you want to check out. Exuvius is a brand that makes menswear product stand out from the rest, with distinguished features of function, fashion, and form, that sets the man wearing these products apart from the rest. The latest from Exuvius is another do all gadget that will be handy, and make sure you look fab. It is touted to keep those shirt collars you’ve spent a fortune on, stiffer than Robert Downey Jr.s drink even.
The Titan Collar is a two in one, or several in one if you choose, as it will keep your shirt collars sharp and stiff, and provides indispensable auxiliary features that will keep you handy all night. The Titan Collar is also a Phillips and slot tipped screwdriver, and yes even a corkscrew as well. You can carry this with you throughout the day to keep your collars stiff, or your corks unscrewed, it’s completely up to you. Exuvius says you’ll be the winner by being the most useful person in the crowd, and the best looking as well. You can go on and be the hero that you are without having to try so hard today.
Furnishing a new home can be quite the adventure, and depending on which point of view you are coming from, it could be either a positive or negative experience. Most ladies would bemoan the fact that their men seem less than interested in how the house is filled up, from its choice of colors to fittings and furniture, while others gush on how their men take the lead in such matters. While we can talk about different styles and methods of getting a house home-ready, there is one essential accessory that you must not miss out on – the humble doormat, particularly now that the holidays are over, and it’s the last thing you WANT to look at, but the first thing you should. The front door of your home is the gateway to the outside world, and every single day there ought to be at least one person going in and out. How else are you going to remove all those dirt trapped under your shoes? The answer lies in the humble doormat, and this humble Doormat Scale does exactly as it says – it helps prevent additional dirt from making their way around your home, and even more so will give a glimpse on how much you weigh at the moment.
Perfect for you to find out just how heavy your guests are if you’re hosting a party, although this move might embarrass said guests who are wearing a dress one size too small for their weight range. Functioning like any other standard bathroom scale, this Doormat Scale will display one’s weight in kilos, so folks who aren’t too used to the metric system might want to give this a pass since there is no lbs equivalent, and the number of kilos is always much, much smaller. On the other hand, it makes for a great doormat, since it’s covered in coconut fiber which does extremely well in trapping and hiding a huge amount of dirt. As the back of the mat is made of latex, the doormat will boast anti-slip properties. It is a mechanical scale that will run perpetually forever since there is no need for any batteries, just make sure you don’t go above the 160kg mark and you’ll give new meaning to the term ‘tipping scales’.
Its December 17th 2009, but its not too late! Check out these gifts that we know any man or boy will love! You can still get your hands on them or get them shipped to you. Ship for FREE from AMAZON.COM and still arrive in time for christmas if ordered by midnight on DECEMBER 23rd! Check out these items below that are all available on amazon.com.
1. Executive Alarm Clock - Every man hates to hear it, but still needs one
2. Digital SLR Camera – Canon Rebel T1i – Professional Camera for less
4. Flip HD Video Camera – Kids and Adults can film video and share directly with Youtube
8. Panasonic Blue Ray Player $130
Jakks Pacific, the brains behind the Plug-It-In-and-Play TV Games category that made a splash in early 2002, has furthered their trend of innovative products with its new and improved EyeClops Night Vision 2.0 Goggles, the super small handheld EyeClops Mini Projector and a whole new lineup of TV Games products that follows the current trend that the Wii started – by incorporating accelerometer-driven motion technology without breaking the bank.
The Eyeclops Mini Projectorsays it all – a pico projector for your little ones and even adults who want a device that allows them to share their favorite videos and photos with folks around, anywhere – as long as the room is dark enough, of course. Perfect for young people who want to impress their date with their own bedroom ceiling movie night. It relies on high powered LED illumination to project movies, TV shows, video games and other media up to a maximum size of 60″ from a compatible multimedia device, ranging from DVD players to cellphones, camcorders and digital cameras. Heck, it is even compatible with Jakk’s own Plug It In & Play TV Games products.
The included battery pack offers 5 hours of battery life through the use of D batteries, but you can also connect it to a power outlet through the DC adapter when required. The EyeClops Mini Projector retails for $99.99. The second iteration of the EyeClops is obviously known as the EyeClops Night Vision 2.0 Goggles, retailing for $59.99 which is $20 less compared to last year while bringing an improved, action-styled, hand-held design alongside the power to see using both eyes. You get up to 50 feet of visibility in complete darkness, letting you stalk your cat outdoors instead for fun.
The new line of TV Games Motion games will merge Jakks Plug It In & Play TV Games technology that boast real accelerometer technology, boasting a reactive motion controller that lets your character’s movements on screen depend on what you do in the real world. It plugs into the A/V jacks of any standard TV, where each controller comes with multiple games without the need for extra consoles or cartridges. The TV Games Motion lineup will include Star Wars: Clone Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants, Spider-Man, Disney Fairies and Power Rangers, retailing for $29.99 a pop.
Buy it here – Eyeclops Mini Projector
Mention National Geographic and what comes across your mind? Surely you will think of exotic far off places, or a patient cameraman waiting for days, weeks even, to capture that glimpse of a rare animal, or even visit the remotest jungle tribes in the world and view their culture over TV? Well, the informative company is now taking a rare step into something totally different – it has just announced their very own handset, known as the National Geographic Duet Travel Phone that was specially designed for the needs of the international traveler.
This new handset will come with dual SIM card support and is traveler friendly, featuring functions such as Bluetooth connectivity, a camera, an integrated FM radio for entertainment, mobile TV support and a memory card slot. To sweeten the deal, the Duet Travel Phone will also come pre-loaded with various National Geographic content that ought to keep a fan of documentaries and nature magazines happy, including ringtones, wallpapers and travel-related videos from the National Geographic Channel. What makes the National Geographic Duet Travel Phone special is it comes with National Geographic’s pay-as-you-go National Geographic Travel SIM card.
What this SIM card does is enable affordable calling in 185 countries, including free incoming calls in over 80 countries and 30 minutes of outgoing call credit (for most countries). Users can also choose to use up the remaining SIM card slot for a secondary number and service, making it perfect for folks who want to retain their current number when traveling overseas while enjoying the call options offered on the first SIM card. Another great feature to have would be its 24/7 toll-free US-based customer service that is accessible straight from the handset through a three-digit access number. You can pick up the National Geographic Travel Phone from CellularAbroad.com, Amazon.com, Expansys-usa.com and other select retailers.
Buy it HERE – National Geographic Duet Travel Phone for less than $180
We all know that Swiss hardware manufacturer do churn out some pretty bangin’ mice and keyboards as well as gaming peripherals in the past, and this sort of pedigree looks set to continue with their latest release – the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller. This new companion for your Guitar Hero sessions in your living room will play nice with both PS2 and PS3 platforms, and they aim to up the realism ante by a notch by offering an even more realistic experience, utilizing a wood neck and body, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets.
Talk about really getting into the game – the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller or Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition will cater for gamers who truly want to rock it out like a bona fide rock star. Those who are interested can check out the new Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller later this month as it makes its worldwide debut. It is an officially licensed product by Activision Publishing, Inc. that will work perfectly with the award-winning Guitar Hero franchise. With its one-piece contoured wood body, you will find yourself rocking out just like many of the world’s leading rock guitarists.
Hammacher and Schlemmer is continuing on with their quest of creating gadgets that you wish you knew why you needed. This gadget might actually be one that you attempt to justify paying the hefty price tag for, just purely because it’s a cool gadget. Despite that I haven’t the faintest idea why it’s necessary. This flashlight claims to be the absolute and only Infrared Flashlight Digital Video Recorder. It might very well be, I know I’ve never seen another of its kind, but then I can’t manage to see everything there is to see on the internet.
As much as I wish I could and still attempt to anyway. The flashlight features a 3-watt cool white LED light as the main light and then 17 infrared LEDs that surround that main light. With those extra LEDs it can illuminate up to 13′ for all that late night recording. The flashlight will support up to a 2GB mini-SD card and also has 128MB of built-in memory. The video and snapshots are captured at 640 x 480 resolution at 30 fps. If you want to use the built-in memory, you’ll be able to store 15 seconds of video and 500 quick snapshots.
It also features a microphone (for sound) and an LCD screen (to show you details such as battery life). It takes 3 C batteries to keep the light running for 3 hours and can be grabbed for about $235 at amazon.com.
Buy it HERE – FlashlightDVR Compact Digital Video Recorder
Considering the fragile state of the economy these days, it is probably good to start saving money. Sure, you could use an old-fashioned piggy bank, but technology always gives us an electrical alternative. This is where the Robot Money Box comes in. When you put money in the bank, it can actually keep track of how much you put in. Another feature that makes the Robot Money box different from your average piggy bank is that it praises you for saving money. Not only that, but you can make target goals for saving, and it will encourage you for making them. But the additional feature that comes with this Bot may not make you so happy about your savings. This Robot is so cued in to today’s societal concerns, that it would prefer you save money instead of spending it. So while it will let you take money out on occasion, it may stop you when it thinks you are spending too much. But he will be fun to play with. When you approach him being a friendly sort of chap he will move his arms and talk to you in greeting. Of course he’s very smart and will be able to keep track of the exact total you have managed to save so far, also telling you how close you are to any set target amount, as well as giving encouragement for you to continue saving.
On top of all of these features, the Robot Money Bank also has a chest mounted display Read more »