Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Genius Ring Mouse slips around your finger, cues up Beyonce jams

Genius quietly introduced the Ring Mouse back at Computex, but little was said about the curious critter up until last week. Our pals over at Engadget Spanish managed some alone time with the device at IFA, and while we can't imagine any long-term mouse user being able to grasp this (mentally, not physically) without first overcoming a steep learning curve, those more accustomed to cellphone optical pads may be in good shape. Put simply, the ring has an optical trackpad ("Opto Touch Wheel") and an embedded 2.4GHz wireless model; wearers use their thumb to navigate the cursor, while miniature left / right click buttons do exactly what you'd expect. There's still nary a word on price, but here's hoping that we can wrap our hands -- er, something -- around this in the not-too-distant future.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010

PRS Guitarbud jacks your axe, ego into iPhone / iPod touch

Whatever happened to that dreamy Line 6 / Apple tie-up? Who knows, right? While those two sort out their future behind the scenes, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is stepping up to take advantage of an obvious market opportunity. The newly announced Guitarbud is a simplistic accessory that allows axe slingers to jack their guitar into an iPhone or second-generation iPod touch, all while providing a headphone output in order to keep the noise making to yourself. We're told that the device works with pretty much any recording-supported app (even Apple's own Voice Memos), though PRS obviously recommends that you check out its JamApp guitar amp simulator / tuner / training tool. Best of all, it's available today for £29.95 (or $29.95 here in the States), putting you just a few yard mowings away from securing your own personal aural sanctuary. Too bad the reviews from early adopters aren't so promising...
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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Nokia CSeries Official, First with Nokia C5

Nokia today unveiled the Nokia C5, its first CSeries “smartphone” powered by S60 3rd edition. The candy bar is optimized for social networking and sharing, comes with access to Nokia’s range of mobile services, such as free navigation, with an estimated retail price of EUR 135, before taxes and subsidies.

With direct access to favorite contacts on the device homescreen and Facebook status updates visible from the phonebook, the Nokia C5 keeps people connected with the ones who matter the most. Loaded with a 3.2 megapixel camera, LED flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM Radio, a 2GB memory card that comes in-box and2.2-inch QVGA display screen, the Nokia C5 offers the latest version of Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation, including location sharing with Facebook friends.

The Nokia C5 is expected to begin shipping in select markets during the second quarter of 2010.
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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Samsung Caliber SCH-r860 Available at MetroPCS

Samsung and MetroPCS are now offering Samsung Caliber (SCH-r860), featuring the TouchWiz interface, 3 megapixel camera, bluetooth and microSD card slot. The TouchWiz interface incorporates specially-designed widgets that allow users to customize and personalize their phone. Users can access popular social networking applications like Facebook and MySpace by using the phones full HTML web browser and messaging features that include mobile IM and personal email. Additionally, the phone comes equipped with a built-in video and music player, and will support an optional external microSD up to 16GB.
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