Archive for the ‘A/V’ Category
  • Obscure Atree J2 PMP dazzles with copious amounts of mediocrity.
    by Mike
    Posted May 12th, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    Take a gander at your local mp3 player/PMP department at your local best buy and you will see every type of style of player you can think of under the sun, all under one roof. While there are a ton of players to choose from, there really isn’t that much differentiation between the various models. You could in fact say the MP3/PMP player market is saturated. So what does a device like the Atree J2 PMP bring to the market that we haven’t seen before? (more…)…
  • HDMI goes on a diet, slims down to HDMI “Type D”
    by Mike
    Posted May 8th, 2009 at 5:44 am
    HDMI is to many HD aficionados the golden standard for all digital devices to adopt. Moving on to mobile devices, the push for HD content is quickly growing meaning ports dedicated to this higher quality content need to be integrated into each device. Even though HDMI is “small” already, (compared to older tech such as VGA cables), it still is pretty big and bulky to implement into a tiny cellphone. That is where Molex’s tiny HDMI Type D connector comes into play. Roughly the same size as …
  • Ride your bike, listen to music, and hear oncoming traffic
    by Mike
    Posted May 6th, 2009 at 5:45 am
    Riding a bike in the world we live in today, with higher gas prices and the ever increasingly popular green movement, is becoming more and more the method of transportation for many individuals.  Naturally, taking a bike takes longer, meaning you need something to pass the time on your way to work, school, or play.  While you can obviously use any mp3 or CD player, the danger in that is that if you’re really in your own little world blaring away to your tracks of choice, a Mack Truck could…
  • OWC Announces USB external display adapter
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    If you’re in the market for another graphics card to power a second, third, fourth, or more monitros, OWC would like you to reconsider. Today they announced the immediate availability of their USB powered display adapter that is essetially an “external graphics card” that will allow you to easily and quickly attach up to 6 additional monitors at resolutions up to (1600 x 1200) to your computer via USB. While adding a ingle additional monitor is easily achieved without a USB adapter, many i…
  • Start the high speed party early…get your USB 3.0 cables now!
    by Mike
    Posted April 27th, 2009 at 6:54 am
    So USB 3.0 controllers and hardware won’t be available for at least another year, that isn’t going to stop the forward thinking techno freak that could be you!  Such trivial problems such as no software or secondary hardware to support a different piece of hardware is going to set back the true electronic guru.  No sir.  For those individuals, USB fever has your back.  They are  selling 2 meter long USB 3.0 cables for $9.99.  We all know that USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0, ten t…
  • Forget DVD, watch Blu-ray movies in your car [Panasonic]
    by Mike
    Posted April 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Physical media formats sadly aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.  With the crowning of an HD format champ, Blue-ray, it appears as if physical media isn’t going to go down without a fight.  For the time being, pass the time in your car, watching a movie – a Blu-ray movie.  Panasonic is bringing the worlds first next-gen now current gen physical format, as well pleasing digital only folks by way of  two new head units, the CN-HX3000D Windows-powered unit, and the CY-BB1000D in-car Blu-r…
  • “Zune HD” rumors/information heat up.
    by Mike
    Posted April 15th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    While the Zune has enjoyed so far a reign of mediocrity, Microsoft is looking to change things up a bit and bring the superbly average device up to 2007 specs.  While I have some pretty thick criticism flying forward from the start, I am pretty excited to see the Zune HD or whatever Microsoft decides to name this thing.  So far the funning list of more or less “known” facts according to Neowin looks like this:  3.6″ (give or take a few tenths) OLED touchscreen Nvidia Tegra inside …
  • 32GB S9 by Cowon looks slick, now lets you carry more tunes
    by Mike
    Posted April 14th, 2009 at 11:41 am
    It seems as if here in America we get the truly unique, innovative, and downright gorgeous looking tech last (or at least not first) all of the time.  Based on the intro sentense if you were figuring I was going to follow it with a more upbeat and inspiring sentence, I’m sorry to inform you this is not the case.  In the picture above we see a very slick looking PMP by Cowon, the S9, which the company has finally released in a 32GB version.  Said features a 3.3-inch AMOLED screen with fi…
  • A world without YouTube?
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2009 at 8:18 am
    When one thinks of an “over night success” or a company or product that has become so big, so ingrained in our everyday lives that it begins to be used as a verb, you almost take for granted said service.  The service I’m talking about is YouTube.  While it has only been around a few short years,  YouTube has gone from a niche site on the web to an online video powerhouse with millions upon million of users and videos.  What would happen if all of a sudden that resource was gone? (mo…
  • Wirelessly sync iTunes playlists to your Blackberry with ParkVu’s i2b.
    by Mike
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 11:24 am
    If you’re jumping up and down in excitement take a minute to read the article fully.  I’m sure there are many Blackberry users out there who use iTunes as their online music store of choice.  Thankfully, albeit slowly, RIM is making progress on better iTunes/Blackberry making the coporate workhorse and consumer oriented music store play respectably well together and with the latest itterations even allowing iTunes syncing to your Blackberry.  ParkVu however is on the offensive and moving …
  • Sennheisers Sports oriented “Sports II” headphones resist sweat, dirt, cold, and water.
    by Mike
    Posted March 24th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    If you find yourself constantly fiddling with your headphones, earbuds/in-ear phones in particular when you are doing the sportsy things that you love Sennheiser has a couple of solutions for you.  Gone are the times when you have to slow down or stop your activity just to adjust your music.  Sennheiser has something right up the sports enthusiasts alley designed to stand up to the wear and tear of high stress, these headphones are definitely worth a look.  Come inside to find out more …
  • iPod Shuffle available in rainbow of colors…again…*Unofficially*
    by Mike
    Posted March 19th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    If the latest migration of controls to the headphones idea didn’t make you happy enough, maybe the move to just grey and lighter grey as color choices on the new iPod shuffles was the tipping point.  Well if you’d like a tad more color in your life, Computer Shoppers would like to have a word with you.  They are now offering their services to bring some excitement back to the worlds most popular micro sized MP3 player.  If you want to cash in on this new wave of sweetness get ready to sen…
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