Portable

  • Wireless ATSC-equipped TVs coming from Epoq

    Wireless ATSC-equipped TVs coming from Epoq

    Now that the digital transition is just months away, and already happened in some parts, analog, handheld TVs are going to stop working. You know, the type of TVs you used to sneak into church overnighters and ‘hunting trips.’ Epoq is here to make sure that you can continue to see the game even if you’re in the middle of the lake ‘fishing’ with these three… Read More

  • Laptops to phone home as a theft deterrent?

    Laptops to phone home as a theft deterrent?

    The Inquirer is running an opinion piece regarding the benefits of adding GSM network access to laptops. The ubiquity of the GSM standard would make access available most anywhere in the world. Fernando Cassia argues that it’s time to replace the dial up modem with wireless connectivity. The cost would be minimal and laptop theft would decrease. Mobile devices are assigned a unique… Read More

  • WANT: Portable SNES

    WANT: Portable SNES

    That’s a SNES you’re looking at up there. The portablized version is detailed over at benheck.com forums. Lots of photos from every angle show the creation in all its glory. Nicely done. Power is provided by internal lithium batteries, (two 3.7v 4250 mAh tied in series) which take 2.5 hours to charge. Shoulder buttons got mapped to the back as triggers. AV and headphone jacks… Read More

  • ‘SofaBox’ is pretty much exactly what it sounds like

    ‘SofaBox’ is pretty much exactly what it sounds like

    It’s a sofa. It’s a box. It’s the SofaBox — a sofa that folds into its own box. Nice idea, especially for frequent travelers who can’t stand to be without a portable sofa for more than a couple of days or impromptu sitting sessions. The product’s website — www.sofabox.ch – is in a mystical, magical foreign language but somewhere in there it… Read More

  • August: Coby HDR-700 portable HD Radio

    August: Coby HDR-700 portable HD Radio

    HD Radio is still around, for some reason, but at least there’s a portable unit on the way. This August, for the low, low price of $150, you could buy the COBY HDR-700, a rather squarish-looking portable HD Radio. The batteries last about five hours, and the whole thing is enclosed in a splash-proof housing. You know, for all those trips to the beach you take. In all fairness… Read More

  • World's smallest (and portable) Karaoke box unveiled

    World's smallest (and portable) Karaoke box unveiled

    Yesterday Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy announced [JP, PDF] the development of the world’s smallest Karaoke box, dubbed Hi-Kara. It will go on sale in Japan on October 18th and will be available in white or pink. The Hi-Kara is a complete portable Karaoke system that Takara Tomy managed to squeeze into a tiny cube (7 cm, 150 grams). It comes with a 2.4-inch LED, which can display… Read More

  • New portable Bluetooth speaker released in Japan

    New portable Bluetooth speaker released in Japan

    Tokyo-based Retailcomm unveiled a new portable speaker. The BIT-STB2819 is powered by 3 AA batteries and measures just 160×48×48mm (weight: 180 g). Output power is 2Wx2. The speaker can be wirelessly connected to media players and mobile phones via Bluetooth. It is limited to 500 pieces and exclusively on sale on Amazon Japan for $57. Read More

  • New solar-powered portable media player

    New solar-powered portable media player

    Today, Japanese maker Thanko started selling its newest product, a portable media player powered by a small solar panel. The so-called “Solar MP4 Player” is Nippon-only and costs $95. It supports MP3/WMA/WAV audio and AVI/RM/MPG/VOB/DAT/RMVB video files. Additionally, the player can serve as a voice recorder, an FM radio and it also displays JPEGs. Several games are preinstalled… Read More

  • Gaming on the go with the portable Dreamcast

    Sure, it’s not the most portable of portables, but if you long for the simpler days of Dreamcast, why not build a version you can take almost anywhere? Also, a note to the guy who sold me the broken Dreamcast at the Detroit Lakes, MN flea market last summer; I want my $20 back. I’m coming after you like a tornado made of arms, teeth, and fingernails. via Nowhere Else 2.0 Read More

  • FC Mobile: Full, portable NES

    FC Mobile: Full, portable NES

    Meet the FC Mobile, a really interesting looking cloned NES console that’s perfectly portable. But unlike most NES clones, this one takes old school NES cartridges, so you can dust off the ones in the back of your closet, blow into the slot, and play Zelda just like you used to. We haven’t tried one out ourselves, but it’s really hard to muck up a decent emulator. My main… Read More

  • SANYO claims 'smallest and lightest' LCD projector

    SANYO claims 'smallest and lightest' LCD projector

    Behold! Either the woman in the photo is nine feet tall or I present to you the new champion of tiny projectors! The LP-XW60 weighs just 3.5 pounds and features a 400:1 contrast ratio with a 2,000-lumen brightness. It’s built mainly for business, not pleasure, as you’ll get a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024×768 resolution. SANYO was able to shrink the projector size down thanks to a… Read More

  • Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

    Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

      If you live in Japan and you like mobile digital television, you’re probably going to think at least once (maybe twice) about Sony’s new little XDV-D500 handheld TV. It’s got a 3-inch screen and uses Sony’s Bravia technology to showcase some mighty fine moving picture elements via the “OneSeg” digital TV service in Japan. Read More

  • Solar-powered handheld with built-in NES emulation

    Solar-powered handheld with built-in NES emulation

    Portable NES and Game Boy emulation without having to stop for batteries? I like. You can also use the solar panels to recharge your cell phone and other small devices. There’s a 3.5-inch screen (320×240), 2GB of internal storage plus the ability to add a 2GB SD card, MP3 player, video player, and e-book reader. All for $123. It’s actually being sold as a 2GB MP3 player but… Read More

  • CES 2008: Seagate BlackArmor portable hard drive with government-level data encryption

    [photopress:blackarmor_lr.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Seagate BlackArmor encrypted++ portable hard drives
    Description: A 160GB portable hdd with government-level encryption. That’s only good if you put faith in our government to be competent.
    Price: $150
    In-store date: Q1 2008
    Site: Seagate
    Why it’s cool: Because people are paranoid about their data being compromised while… Read More

  • 120GB hard drive is roughly the size of a matchbox

    120GB hard drive is roughly the size of a matchbox

    Toshiba’s announced a tiny, tiny 120GB hard drive aimed at subnotebook computers, portable media players, and the like. At 0.31" tall by 2.12" wide by 2.79" long, it’s just barely bigger than a box of matches (although not as thick). The drive has a 4,200rpm spindle speed, 8MB buffer, 15ms seek time, and consumes very little power. Aside from being useful in… Read More

  • Western Digital Passport gets storage boost

    Western Digital Passport gets storage boost

    Not that you really need a 320GB portable drive for the holidays. It’s, however, nice to know that one is out there now in case you do and I’m glad it’s from Western Digital. The Passport series, which weighs less than five ounces has been given a significant bump by 70GB and retails for a mere $229.99. They’re currently available in select retailers and… Read More

  • Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Flash-based storage is the future, but we haven’t arrived in the future just yet. Sony’s high-end flash Vaio is a good example of this. At 2lbs, 10oz, it feels about as heavy as a piece of beef jerky, and with a Centrino Duo processor and flash HD, it’s a vision of next-gen technology. And with a reported battery life of more than 5 hours on power save mode, it’s… Read More

  • Make your iPod Nano box into a portable speaker set

    Make your iPod Nano box into a portable speaker set

    I still have the box for my 5G iPod sitting on some shelf somewhere, because it was just too nice to throw away. Of course, I’m a pack rat and keep worthless stuff all the time. But now I have a decent reason to keep the thing, at least if I buy a new Nano. Japanese gadget outfitter Bird Electron has a sweet little kit to convert your Nano’s box into a little portable speaker… Read More

  • The most wanted laptop in America is…

    The most wanted laptop in America is…


    My partiality towards Macs may have clouded my judgment in the past, but a laptop that retails for under $400 and is extremely portable is hard to overlook. That’s why the Asus Eee PC is the hottest selling and most desired notebook this holiday season. They’re harder to keep on shelves then the ever popular Nintendo Wii. Over 10,000 Eees have been sold in the last couple weeks… Read More

  • Nintendo sells 50 millionth DS

    Nintendo sells 50 millionth DS

    Since the very first Game Boy in the later 1980s, no other company has dethroned Nintendo from its spot as the portable gaming king. So it should come as no surprise to you that Nintendo has sold its 50 millionth Nintendo DS, making it one of the best selling consoles of all time. With its touch-screen, great games and solid fanbase, the DS is a wonderful console and I’m glad its getting… Read More