This is bound to split you guys down the middle!
Myself, I fall on the side of V+! So while I may be blogging about it – that’s not to say I agree with it!
But apart from my personal opinion & that of my readers – Sky HD has been voted Gadget of the year at the Garmin T3 Gadget Awards. And that’s by 54,000 people, no less!!!
Who do you suppot? Sky or Virgin?
Sony VAIO NS1 & JS1
Sony rolls out more in it’s new VAIO range with the NS1 notebooks & JS1 desktops.
They are designed ‘for everyday use’, so you can read between the lines & conclude that they are not the most powerful systems that Sony have ever produced.
Yes, they are not for business professionals, designers & music producers – just for the ‘regular joe’.
Exact pricing has yet to be confirmed, but you can assume the VAIO NS! & JS1 will be competetive. After all, they are designed for home-use. Whay should you want to pay for an all-singing, all-dancing system when all you want is to browse the web & check your emails?
Details of the sytems & exact pricing will be available soon.
Related systems: Sony VAIO TT & Sony VAIO CS1.
Semicircular Bluetooth Earphones
“Watch that bu….CRUNCH!”
With these Semicircular Bluetooth Earphones from Seohyun Baek, you needn’t worry about that happening!
They fit into your ear, but don’t block external noise like standard earphones do. That means there’s less chance of being run over by a bus! Surely a good thing…
They’re not availble yet though. Unfortunately, they are still in concept stage, but watch this space…
It’s official! iRex Technologies have launched the iRex 1000 series Digital Reader. This little (and it is little – 570 grams and 1.2cm deep), looks like a beauty!
iRex currently offer the iLiad and iLiad Book Edition, both targeted at the ‘Average Joe’, but this baby is for high flying business types only!
In comparison to the iLiad range, the iRex 1000 offers, to quote: “superior functionality and a 10.2-inch screen size for easy reading and referencing of documents”. The system has also been designed to synchronise easily with your PC (what else would you expect?).
Available models are the DR1000 base version, the DR1000 S which comes equipped with a stylus and the DR1000 SW, again with a stylus, but also with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
If you want to find out more, visit http://www.irextechnologies.com/products.
Call it novelty if you like, but SanDisk have made some albums available in MicroSD format. Is this a good thing? No, and i’ll tell you why:
First of all, it’s tiny! Apart from the risk of losing it, most people like their physical media to be big. I don’t know about you, but I love my album art! It’s worth paying just for that! With a MicroSD album, you’ll be lucky if you can make out who the album is by!
Second – who’s got a MicroSD card reader? Anyone? Nope, didn’t think so! Oh, wait – your phone! That’s right, SanDisk are targeting people who like to listen to music on their phone but are unsure about music downloads. Sounds a little strange to me. How many people do you know who are a whizz at transferring files between phones & SD cards and doesn’t know how to download music?
Third – who likes to listen to the same album day in, day out? No one, that’s who! MicroSD cards were not designed to be pushed in and pulled out as often as a CD, so don’t expect it to last long!
I could go on, but I can’t be bothered. Needless to say, I won’t be buying one…
What do you think?
Mobile Phone Signal Booster
Not sure if i’m posting this because I like it, or because I think it is crap! Maybe a bit of both. I like it because it is crap!
Let’s be straight. It probably doesn’t work very well & would probably be a waste of £2.95, but you know, I am really tempted to try one.
The amount of times I’ve been stuck with no reception on my mobile/cell phone, stood on a window sill, pressed up against the window, sending a text message with the phone in the air… you know the drill ;)
I would love see if this thing actually works! About a year ago I went camping in Wales & for the whole weekend I didn’t have any signal. You don’t realise how much you rely on you phone until you can’t use it! Maybe I should go back and give this baby a try? Or, maybe not…
If I do, i’ll be sure to let you know, but don’t hold your breath!