Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Sony DSC-T50

    Sony has dropped a slew of cameras today, but it’s saved the best for last. The DSC-T50 is a tiny point-and-shoot camera that can capture images up to 10MP. Its most notable feature, however, is its 3-inch touchscreen display, which allows for fewer mechanical buttons on the case. It has a 3x Carl Zeiss lens and can shoot at up to ISO1600. Fortunately, it includes Sony’s Super… Read More

  • Denon DJ-HD2500

    Well this was announced a few weeks back, but we have some firm specs on it now. The HD2500 is designed to be a sort of one-stop DJing utility. It provides a built-in hard drive, external memory, CD playback control, catalog backup, special effects and “more.” It includes Denon DJ Music Manager for easy navigation of files, seamless looping, hot starts and stutter points. Users… Read More

  • New I-Mate JAQ Photos

    Well, well, well, looks like the I-Mate JAQ is one sexy little phone. Mobility Today got the pics to prove it today, direct from I-Mate. Just a little rundown on this thing: Windows Mobile 5, 2.8-inch 320×240 (QVGA) TFT LCD 64K colors, mini SD, IrDA and Bluetooth v1.2. At 122mm x 71mm x 22mm and 160g, it could give the Q a run for its money. EXCLUSIVE: I-Mate JAQ Photos [Mobility Today… Read More

  • Stalking Made Easy With New SkyTRX Mini Tracker

    It’s now easier than ever to be a stalker with the new SkyTRX Mini Tracker. This little ditty uses GPS to track your target with accuracy of up to 2.5-meters. That’s pretty good. The case is weather-proof so you can attach it to somebody’s car with the magnet and just go. The 2 AAA batteries that it takes to run the thing work in such a way that it turns off when the car… Read More

  • Go Dance Glove

    The Go Dance Glove, by Belmer Negrillo, is a tool that lets VJs to control their video mixing wirelessly with natural gestures, allowing them to hit the dance floor with everyone else. The prototype consists of a wrist brace, 8 pin-buttons (RFID tags) with icons that identify the basic commands for VJ’ing. The receiver is just a box connected to a computer via USB. It’s an… Read More

  • Ice Rocks. Sigh.

    File this one under stupid. The Water Bank of America, Inc. will soon be offering ice trays that are hermetically sealed with spring water. There is currently no stated price, but Ice Rocks will come in packs of 4, 24, 48 and an economy size that holds 200 cubes. Now I have to wonder about the real demand for this. The price will surely be jacked up. If you really need frozen spring water… Read More

  • Limited Edition Black Sidekick 3 Coming Soon?

    We’ve been hearing grunts and groans over the upcoming limited edition Sidekick 3 ever since we saw the leaked product release calendar a while back. The launch is supposedly on track for a Fall ’06 release, which lends credence to this eBay auction. The listing says it’s 1 of 500 that will be shipped in the US. if that’s true, then this really is a limited edition. But… Read More

  • Helium Digital HD-880 Bluetooth Headset

    This HD-880 bluetooth headset from Helium Digital works with most Bluetooth phones and goes over your ear, hook-style. There’s also a display that shows all 11 digits of the caller or callee’s phone number, which means there’s no scrolling required like some of the older Bluetooth headsets we’ve used. Instead of using just LEDs to determine what the headset’s… Read More

  • Nokia and Motorola Working Together for Better DVB-H

    It looks like it’s going to take both Motorola and Nokia to get us decent TV on the go. Today, Nokia released a press release stating that they will start comparing notes with Motorola whenever they come up with something new in the DVB-H field. Apparently, the two companies both believe that “the mobile TV market is poised to grow exponentially – by 2010, there are… Read More

  • Brando's Tiny Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

    If you’re always entering in data or typing out txt messages to your cell phone, you know how janky those non-qwerty keys can be. Try this $56 portable bluetooth keyboard from Brando, which works with Palm OS, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphones and even regular PCs. It’s only 3.7-inches when not in use, and weighs under 3 ounces – perfect for going into your pocket. Because… Read More

  • Zigview S2 Digital Angle Finder

    This angle finder attaches to your DSLR’s eyepiece, allowing you to see what your camera sees without actually having it in your face. The angle finder extends up to 30 feet away, which means you can use it in high or low angle shots, so you don’t actually have to get down in the dirt or find a stepladder. There’s also TV-out so you can view the output on a monitor, which… Read More

  • Chinese Car That Drives Itself

    FAW, an automaker in China, has begun showing off its new top-of-the-line model. It’s big, sexy, expensive, and–wait, what’s that? No driver is required?! According to the manufacturer, the vehicle can stay in control while driving at speeds of up to 93 MPH. The system involves two cameras that are connected to a computer which interpolates things like curbs and center lines… Read More

  • Gold-Cast TrekStor i.Beat MP3 Player Goes For $20,000

    Why would anyone sane pay $19,999.99 for an MP3 player that doesn’t hold, say, 100TB of music? Because this player is cast in 18 karat gold and encrusted with jewels, that’s why. The 1GB TrekStor i.Beat gold MP3 player comes with Sennheiser headphones (probably $30), USB 2.0 cable ($5), line-in cable ($5), software CD ($2.99) and a guide ($1). So you’re really only paying… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Now In Pink

    The Sony Cyber-shot T10 has been released in pink, which means persons of the female persuasion should be running down to their local Sony Style stores to pick one up, right? The T10 has a 7.2-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 56MB of internal storage, supports Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo media, and PictBridge for easy printing. The battery allows you to take 250 photos in a… Read More

  • Adidas Helps You Monitor Your Heart

    Adidas has teamed up with Polar to produce a new line of clothes called Project Fusion that will both monitor your ECG stats and, possibly, look cool. The system has sensors built throughout the shirt to check your heart rate and the shoes to keep tabs on how far and fast you’re moving. After your workout, just upload all the info to your PC via Bluetooth and see how you did, and how long… Read More

  • KidSmart Vocal Smoke Alarm

    Because a study said that 19 out of 20 kids under the age of 16 can sleep through a fire alarm at 120 decibels – yeah right, my kids wake up if I even breathe too loudly – KidSmart came up with an innovative smoke alarm that promises to wake at least a few of those 19 kids up if there’s a fire. Instead of a shrill beep, the alarm records a parent’s voice and plays it… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-N2 10-megapixel Shooter

    pictures? Good news, the 10 megapixel point-and-shoot has just been released officially. The camera has a 3x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD that’s also touch-screen, and a 1/1.8-inch CCD sensor. It makes good use of its large screen with the built-in photo album that holds up to 500 pictures. Sony’s camera has 56MB of internal storage, supports 4GB Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO… Read More

  • Ubisoft Wii-eel To Ship With GT Pro Series

    This is a couple of days old, but it’s still a big deal. What you see before you is Ubisoft’s Wii driving game accessory. It’s made by Thrustmaster, and is a peculiar design in concept. Plug the Wii-mote into the Wii-eel, kick back in your Lazy Boy and race to your heart’s content. But I forsee few issues with this cool-ish idea. First and foremost, I’m a weak hippie. Read More

  • Cingular Gets Samsung SGH i607

    It looks like I might have found my next phone. Cingular will be offering the Samsung SGH i607 in Q3. This UMTS/HSDPA equipped handset runs Windows Mobile 5 OS and it is said to be particularly capable of handling xCSS and enhanced-xHTML. It also features a standard 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a 64k TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 240. In addition to all of that, it… Read More

  • iBreath Could Save You from DUI Ruination

    Another day, another seemingly useless iPod accessory. This thing serves 2 functions, FM transmitter and, more interestingly, breathalyser. The guys selling the iBreath are saying you should use it before you drive to find out if you’re actually sober enough to drive, but I have a feeling this is going to be used a lot more when your buddies are sitting around the apartment and… Read More