We have reported on many supposedly wireless chargers before hoping that someday, we will all just lay down our mobile devices on charging pads and we’ll say good-bye to our charging cords forever. This is the ElectroHub, another wireless charging station to join the club, and is planned to make its shining debut at CES 2011. One thing that is promised to make the ElectroHub unique is that it occasionally doesn’t require the device to have a special case, but actually provides ElectroHub batteries, which come in both AA and AAA. That means that you can take any device that takes those aforementioned batteries, like a Wiimote, and swap it out for an ElectroHub one. As far as the devices with non-replaceable batteries, it does require a protective case that works as a converter to charge the device’s internal battery. I guess we aren’t to the Q1 case-less stage yet. The ElectroHub is slated to be on sale during the first quarter 2011, and should cost $39. There are other battery sets that can be purchased separately for about $10. Not too bad for an all-in-one.
Its November 2010 and its time to start looking for Gift Ideas for you Man or possibly your Son! Check out these gifts that we know any man or boy will love!
1. Xbox 360 Kinect - New Controllerless Gaming
2. New Apple Ipad – Every Man has their Eye on one of these
3. 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
5. Executive Alarm Clock - Every man hates to hear it, but still needs one
8. Panasonic Blue Ray Player $130
The small Kinect device attaches to the Xbox 360 via and sits on or by your TV. The Kinect device recognizes your body movements and reacts accordingly. The Xbox Kinect also can recognize faces and voices as well!
Look for games like
Deca Sports Freedom
EA Sports Active 2.0
Game Party In Motion
Kinect Joy Ride
Sonic Free Riders
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
Order it Now While still available: Xbox 360 Kinect Special Edition – $399
Ever heard of Warpia? Perhaps, or perhaps not. Regardless, this is definitely one company that is dedicated delivering single-chip wireless USB solutions to the masses, and they are certainly more than happy to announce the availability of the new and improved Easy Dock Pro. New and improved, eh? That basically means there is a predecessor to said peripheral (aptly named the Easy Dock), with the spanking new Easy Dock Pro enabling users to wirelessly connect to a notebook which in turn will be hooked up to your desktop monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, or to your big-screen TV in HD quality. Unlike its predecessor, the Easy Dock, the Easy Dock Pro can display any online content in stunning HD quality. Playing nice with both Mac and PC platforms, it is also full well capable of supporting other monitors as well as displays of up to 25-inch in size with resolutions of 1920 × 1080 courtesy of a DVI or VGA connection. Bear in mind that the Easy Dock Pro might “mirror” your laptop screen, it will also be able to deliver the “extend mode” that lets you operate a couple of displays simultaneously, making it feel as though your TV was connected to your laptop. For those who love living out the wireless lifestyle, you would definitely appreciate the plug-and-play functionality of the Easy Dock Pro. You can pick it up from Amazon.com and on Warpia’s website for less than $150 a pop.
Get it here – Warpia Wireless USB Easy Dock PC Pro
Fancy picking up a tablet device? Actually, the Apple iPad has been doing gangbusters sales for the longest time already ever since it was released, and so far there hasn’t been any real competition to this device that can challenge its lofty position. Well, not until now – Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet might have a smaller screen size at 7-inches, but it certainly isn’t any slouch when it comes to performance, running on the iOS’ rival platform, the Android operating system. Most recently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was released by US Cellular, where it is capable of delivering a premium mobile entertainment experience on the go, without getting bogged down by a bulky device. After all, it tips the scales at just 13 ounces while measuring 12 millimeters thin.
The Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tablet will be able to fit in nicely into a pocket or purse, so both genders will be able to carry one without growing extra muscles overnight. Apart from the aforementiond brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is also powered by a speedy 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor that is capable of supporting 3D graphics as well as smooth Web browsing, followed by a 1.3 megapixel front camera and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera (for video calling and photo taking purposes, obviously), alongside the Android 2.2 operating system that throws in full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. One thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab would be its similarity with Samsung’s very own Galaxy S smartphones, which would mean carrying Samsung’s Social Hub application that is capable of synchronizing a user’s Messaging and Contacts to initiate the sending and receiving of information, regardless of whether it is e-mail, instant messaging, social network updates or SMS messages. Not only that, calendar information from portal calendars, such as Google Calendar, and social networking services are displayed together in one calendar with two-way synchronization. You will also benefit from services such as Google Maps Navigation (Beta) and Google Goggles amongst others. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you ought to be able to surf at your favorite coffee place without missing a beat. Any takers for the Galaxy Tab?
Buy it here – Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tablet Unlocked Android
Let there be light – at least, that is what you will be saying to yourself when you bring home your new wireless keyboard by Logitech. Why so, you ask? Well, this is the first device of its kind – it is a light powered keyboard. This unique peripheral will juice itself up whenever there is light, even when indoors (so you don’t have to bake yourself and get a nasty tan when using your computer), doing away with battery hassles of the past. Being the next big innovation where keyboard technology is concerned, even when you leave the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 in total darkness, it has enough juice to work for up to 3 months before requiring some sunshine to replenish its reserves. To make it all the more greener, the K750 is also PVC-free when it comes to its construction, boasting a fully recyclable packaging in the process in order to minimize its footprint. There is an integrated solar panel to collect all forms of light, so you won’t need to worry about toting around power bricks or additional charging cables.
From November 15th onwards, you can download a solar power app which is a lux meter that helps you obtain the necessary light to keep it going, making it a snap to retrieve essential information concerning battery levels at a glance, while being alerted whenever its juice starts to run low. Logitech’s first solar keyboard can also be powered via indoor light, while an integrated power-indicator light does away with any surprises. It measures a mere 1/3-inch thick, and looks pretty good with its rounded edges and thin profile. Boasting Logitech Incurve keys, its concave design will support the shape of your fingertips, while helping guide your fingers to the right keys. Connected wirelessly via 2.4GHz technology, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is tipped to hit the US and Europe this month for $79.99.
As if sports weren’t exciting enough, now it seems that technology is making them even more exciting. ESPN broadcasting is about to bring you the world’s first 3D network. ESPN 3D is promising to show no less than 80 live 3D events in its inaugural year, to include FIFA World Cup matches, football, basketball and expanding to cover the X Games featuring skateboarding and rally car racing all live, and all right in the middle of your living room. Of course to have access to all this high tech wizardry you will need a 3D Ready Television, and some 3D glasses, and we’re not talking about the newest plastic ones that replace the cardboard red eye, blue eye numbers of yesteryear, we’re talking sophisticated battery operated shutter glasses and you will need a 3D ready set top box from your multichannel video provider. Discovery Communications is following right behind ESPN and has teamed up with the folks that bring you IMAX in the hopes of having their own 3D offering sometime next year. Unlike ESPN 3D, the Discovery Channel will have 3D programming available 24/7. I can’t imagine watching a game with the players running past me in my living room, it will be difficult to resist the urge to stick my foot out and “trip” a member of the opposing team, but I’m willing to grab a cold one, make some popcorn, and try to control myself! What are your plans?
Get a 3D TV here – Samsung UN55C7000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV
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.
Both Sony and TomTom have come together to roll out a couple of A/V navigation systems in the form of the XNV-770BT and XNV-660BT, where both companies hope that this partnership will result in some of the most advanced car audio, video and navigational technologies which are currently available in the current market. The Sony XNV-770BT will be a 7-inch widescreen display while the XNV-660BT is a 6.1-inch widescreen display, where both models will ship pre-loaded with TomTom’s extensive map database of both US and Canada roads, coupled with one free year of map upgrades which does not involve any incremental charge. Just to get an idea on how comprehensive TomTom’s maps in the US are, they feature more than 1 million more miles of roads than other GPS brands. Ain’t that comforting?
Apart from that, each system is capable of taking full advantage of several of TomTom’s advanced navigational technologies that you have already come to know and love. Shared features of both devices include a high quality WVGA display that are touted to be one of the brightest and highest contrast screens available at the moment. The XNV-770BT 7-inch display is fully capacitive touch sensitive, while the XNV-660BT will feature several hard keys such as volume and key menu buttons to complement its touchscreen display. There is a rear USB port located on both devices for simple hookup to iPod, iPhone and other digital music players, while full Bluetooth capability ensures you can hook up wirelessly to other compatible devices. Sony also threw in a stylish graphical user interface (GUI) that comprises of large, easy-touch buttons to make life easier for everyone. Audio-wise, you get multi-channel playback with Center Speaker Organizer (CSO), resulting in a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound throughout the car. As for the advanced sound engine (ASE), it will deliver a high-quality, digitally enhanced sound experience while letting you customize the in-car sound field in order to match your tastes. Expect the new XNV-770BT and XNV-660BT A/V navigation systems to be out this November for around $1,300 and $1,000, respectively.
Order Here – Sony XNV-770BT
For those who run establishments that need a TV outdoors (al fresco dining, anyone?), or for folks who have a really large back yard and want to enjoy their favorite series and movies privately, why not consider what SunBriteTV has to offer? This unique 22-inch all-weather outdoor display was specially concocted to cater for either category, making a splash at CEDIA EXPO 2010. The 2220HD will be available from October 15th onwards for $2,095, and before you go about screaming just how expensive that is for a 22-inch TV,just hear us out. Do not judge a book by its cover, and in this case, don’t judge a consumer electronics appliance by its price. The 2220HD model, as you can tell by its name is a 22-inch 1386 x 768 pixel HD LCD TV. It boasts a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated aluminum exterior that ensures the TV’s sensitive innards will be protected from rain, dirt, insects and other extreme weather conditions.
Thanks to the company’s very own Multi-Fan Airflow System, the TV is capable of remaining as cool as a cucumber even in temperatures of up to 122 degrees. Other features include variable fan-speed that is controlled by the TV’s internal thermostat, hence increasing cooling as required while keeping fan noise to a minimum. The TV also has a thermostatically-controlled heater which will activate automatically to prevent condensation from happening, letting you use it safely outdoors in temperatures as low as -24 degrees F. No full HD though, so you have got to be wary of that just in case you thought that you can now enjoy your favorite Blu-ray movies in 1080p glory. Are you interested in bringing one of these puppies home?
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