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  • LG Shine Dipped In Gold And Folds

    Just announced in SK are LG’s two newest Shine models. Details are skimp, but I don’t anticipate anything new or exciting from either. The Shine we’ve come to know and love has been dipped in gold. The CDMA version will be launched in SK in the coming weeks. Details on the clamshell Shine are very scarce and it seems to be unchanged feature-wise. We haven’t even heard… Read More

  • LG CRT’s For the Cheapskate in All of Us

    For a NY minute I thought CRT’s were gone for good, but I was wrong…dead wrong. LG has announced a new CRT that they hope consumers will think is an LCD TV. It’s geared towards the Middle East and Africa, but I’m sure you could find a way to pick one up. The 21-inch CRT is about 75 percent cheaper than an LCD and its deflection angle of 120 degrees makes it the thinnest of… Read More

  • Alarm Clock, Piggy Bank Hybrid

    I can’t get up in the morning to save my life and I’m terrible at keeping my spare change in one place. This, then, is the greatest alarm clock hybrid gadget my weary eyes have ever seen. The Banclock lacks the snooze button I’ve grown fond of, which actually leads to my demise in the morning. The only way to turn the alarm off is to feed it some change. So all you need to do… Read More

  • AMEX Digital Skype Phone And Keyboard: Look Ma No Keys

    AMEX Digital must really hate keys because they’ve launched a new wireless Skype phone and keyboard with Touch Sense keys. Maybe I’m old school, but I like the feedback I get from regular buttons. Don’t get me wrong: the idea of everything being touch sensitive is really neat, but what if you have chubby fingers? The TSP-VS501 is a dual-mode phone for both Skype and landline use. Read More

  • Robot, Get Me A Beer


    Who wouldn’t want a Rosie? The Jetsons had it right and that was over 40 years ago. I believe we were promised robots that would serve our every whim by now. But then again it has taken Asimo over 20 years to walk up and down a flight of stairs and he can barely do that. A group of professors from Tokyo University are one step closer to presenting servant robots to the world so we can… Read More

  • Tripper V For Traveling Photographers

    The Tripper V from ASKA is a great companion for any photographer. The HDD is available anywhere from 40GB to 160GB and comes equipped with CF/SD slots. Pictures can be viewed via the 4.3-inch monitor, which outputs 800×480 resolution. It also allows for video playback and supports Mpeg-4 codec. It’s essentially a DAP for photographers because it supports both MP3 and AAC formats. Read More

  • LG-KH1300: Now With Hot Models

    It’s a slow news day and I figured some eye candy was in order. We all know that SK gets the best phones because most of the top tier mobile phone manufacturers reside there. LG has been on a hot streak lately, releasing drool-worthy mobile phones one after another. The KH 1300 is the newest to join the already stacked LG line up. With HSDPA you’ll be downloading MP3s wicked fast. Read More

  • Meizu MiniOne Gets Priced

    Meizu’s CEO, Mr. Wong, has graced us with details on the miniOne. If you’ve missed previous coverage of this iPhone clone then you haven’t missed too much because everything else has been speculative until now. The UI is strikingly similar, if not, identical to that of the iPhone. Two versions will be released, one with a camera and one without. The entry-level and… Read More

  • Samsung M55 Now Has HD DVD Burner

    Samsung has announced a change to the M55 laptop that may cause the Earth to stop spinning. Well, maybe not, but HD DVD fans will be happy to hear this bit of news. The new M55 will be equipped with a Core 2 Duo T7200, 2GB RAM, a 120GB SATA drive, GeForce 7600, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 17-inch screen as well as the aforementioned HD DVD burner. Cost will be around $3,200. Samsung was on the… Read More

  • Skinny PS3 In 2008…More Like 2009, Bummer


    The PS3 is a bit husky and everyone knows it, especially Sony. The next-gen gaming console has yet to be launched in Europe and Australia, but Sony is already hard at work on the next generation of the PS3. A statement released by HQ in Japan states that Sony expects to make the transition from 90-nm chips to 45-nm chips in 2008 or early 2009. We all know Sony’s track record regarding… Read More

  • Sharp Puts Blu-Ray Over The Top

    We don’t enjoy saying we told you so, but Sharp has taken the liberty of doing it for us with the launch of the BD-HP1 Blu-Ray recorder. The new kid on the block plays nice with all your AQUOS goods via Fami-link. The BD-HP1 allows for seamless HD recording from your AQUOS digital tuner through i.Link which kicks much ass. The BD-HP1 will playback single/dual layer Blu-Ray, DVD… Read More

  • Meizu M8 Enters The Witness Protection Program

    I realize that we’re all sick of ‘iPhone clones’ and I swear this is the last I’ll post until launch. To be perfectly honest, this is the ONLY iPhone clone in the works. The LG Prada and Samsung F700 are NOT iPhone clones. I may have said they were before, but clones they are not. The Meizu M8 is now the miniOne and is set to launch Q4. The previously leaked pics… Read More

  • Samsung's Ultra Slim F700 Says iPhone Who?


    I will admit that I’m over the iPhone and all the clones that it’s unleashed upon the world. But Samsung has pulled me back in with the Ultra Slim F700. It may not be the skinniest sister in the bunch but it sure does pack a whole lot more than the rest of the family. This is truly a revolutionary mobile phone and I’d give my arm to see it at 3GSM next week. Read More

  • Meizu iPhone Clone Is Official


    The iPhone phone you should lust over is now official. According to sources inside Meizu, the M8 is in the pipeline and apparently Meizu wants to market it as an MP3 phone, but that’s sooo three years ago. Most of the specs that were rumored seem to hold water. It will be a 3.3-inch VGA touchscreen for GSM and TD-SCDMA networks. It will also supposedly run the latest version of… Read More

  • SD to Mini-SD, Diatec Gets It Right


    Diatec is releasing an SD to mini-SD converter that is pretty simple in design, yet no one has bothered to release one until now. Cram your SD card into the cradle and voila, you’re ready to transfer all your goodies. The converter drops at the end of March in Japan and is priced around $30. SD To Mini-Sd [Gearfuse] Read More

  • Samsung Bordeaux Is Hot And Steamy


    Samsung aims to please with its newest line of Bordeaux LCD TVs. The Bordeaux line is so much more refined than previous models that it just screams sophistication. The curved transparent base is a simple yet refined addition. Contrast ratio is 10,000:1 a significant jump from 5,000:1 and it can be seen anywhere within a 178 degree angle. The 32 and 40-inch models don’t come cheap… Read More

  • Thanko Releases USB Wii-mote Charger

    Thanko Japan, I thanko you for this kick-ass USB Wiimote charger so I don’t have to buy new batteries every few days. The Thanko charger comes with a USB cradle, nickel battery and a new battery cover so you know, you can charge those new batteries. The new batteries provide up to 25 hours of juice and recharge to full capacity in 3.5 hours. Charges from any USB port and has blue LEDs to… Read More

  • Kyocera Wonder Phone


    Kyocera today unleashed upon Japan the W51K, a device that I’m extremely jealous of. This svelte wonder comes with 65MB of on-board storage, TV tuner, FM tuner, MP3/video playback and a 2-megapixel camera. It also comes in three shades of cool: mirror orange, cyano blue and metallic silver. Read More

  • Asus J501 Packs It In


    Just released in Taiwan, the Asus J501 is sure to put the mobile phone world on its collective heels. With a stunning 2.2-inch, high-res mirrored LCD and 2-megapixel camera, the J501 is a nicely packaged device. But it’s not your run-of-the-mill cell phone with a decent camera. Oh no, it’s much more than that. The J501’s 2-megapixel camera features an uber-sensitive… Read More

  • Genesound Lets You Rip LPs to MP3


    Have a stack of LPs laying around your pad that you wish you could upload to your PMP? Well, you’re in luck then. At least if you’re in Japan. Seagrand is launching the Genesound in Japan at the end of this month, which lets you rip all your LPs from a turntable onto a CD, USB key or an SD card, in MP3 format. No word on pricing just yet, but I’m sure it will be worth it… Read More