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Logitech MX Revolution Mouse Scrolls Fastest

Posted in Logitech,Mouse by Darrin Olson on October 22nd, 2006

Logitech MX Revolution MouseLogitech has a high-speed mouse on the market with the MX Revolution with advanced controls to make mouse functions easier to use.

The key feature of this MX revolution mouse is the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel, which lets you scroll through long documents very quickly, or you can switch to a more common precise click-to-click scrolling mode for navigating things at a normal speed. You can switch between the two modes by simply moving the Quick-Flip thumb wheel. You can also quickly search the Web by highlighting a word or phrase and pressing the convenient “search” button. In the “Free-spin” mode, there is very little friction at all on the wheel, which allows you to give it a push and it will continue to spin, and scroll, for up to 7 seconds before it slows to a stop on it’s own.

The Logitech …

Ultra-Versatile Music and Video Player from TrekStor

Posted in Digital Audio,Digital Video,TrekStor by Paul Patterson on October 22nd, 2006

iBeat Vision DM

TrekStor, German designer and manufacturer of external hard disks, USB sticks, and portable digital media players, has released its first portable music and video player in the U.S. The glossy-black i.Beat vision DM is not only aimed at the music and video fanatic, but at those who also want to view JPEG photos, listen to FM radio, or record conversation or dictation.

At less than three inches long and an inch-and-half wide, the i.Beat vision DM features a sharp 1.3″ LCD Screen for displaying colorful menus, viewing photos, or watching videos.

The player incorporates an FM radio which has the capability to record directly off the radio or you can record all of your great ideas with the built-in voice recorder. You can also play your favorite podcasts or audio books making it a flexible solution for you to manage your photos, audio books, videos, and …

Dyson Root 6 Handheld Vacuum

Posted in Dyson,Vacuum by Darrin Olson on October 22nd, 2006

Dyson Root 6The new Dyson Root 6 puts the same lasting suction and quality of the Dyson upright vacuum’s into the palm of your hand. Dyson has introduced a hand-held, battery powered version of it’s big-brother vacuum’s in which Dyson boasts that it too will never clog and will never lose suction with it’s patented Root Cyclone technology.

Along with the impressive no-clog action included in this Dyson Root 6 hand-held vacuum, it has a nice feature with the battery to maintain the suction power consistently. Dyson states that the problem with battery powered vacuums is that as the battery wears down, so does the suction, but of course Dyson will have no part of that. Dyson made a 16 volt motor, which takes less volts than the 22 volt battery to run it. The battery provides a constant 22 volts to keep the motor and …

Giant Swiss Army Knife V1.0

Posted in Outdoors,Wenger by Chetz on October 21st, 2006

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife“Is that a knife in your pocket…?”

Wenger must have the kitchen sink in there somewhere with their V1.0 of the Giant Collector’s Swiss Army knife. This knife contains all 85 tools currently offered by Wenger in their different Swiss Army knives which together constitute over 100 different functions.

These different tools include various types of blades, pliers, screwdrivers, saws and wrenches among other more unique tools such as a rivet setter for bicycle chains, a whistle, cigar cutter, laser pointer, tire tread gauge, and of course the toothpick, tweaser and keyring cannot be overlooked.

However impractical this particular knife might be due to shear size, this is a real offering from Wenger, and has the same quality that goes into all of their Swiss Army knife and other products, and comes with a lifetime warranty at a price of $1,200 USD.

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Time and Location Stamp Your Photos

Posted in Digital Imaging,GPS,Sony by Darrin Olson on October 21st, 2006

Sony GPS-CS1

This particularly cool GPS gadget system from Sony will help you keep track not only of the time that your photos were taken, but where they were taken at.

The Sony GPS-CS1 calculates and records latitude and longitude data every 15 seconds for up to 14 hours with the high end batteries. You take the GPS device with you when you are out shooting pictures and have it running the whole time. When you are complete the GPS device matches it’s time with the time stamp of your digital photos and applies locations where they were taken based on the closest matching times. If you use the supplied Motion Browser software, the position points can be uploaded to a map to allow you to organize your photos geographically.

The GPS device is only 55 grams, has a capacity of 31MB and connects using USB 2.0. The …

Sony Debuts Robust Line-up of Titles for PS3

Posted in News,PS3,Sony by Paul Patterson on October 21st, 2006

Sony PS3Sony announced the debut game titles for its highly anticipated Playstation 3 game console. Upwards of 20 PS3 titles will be available through the holidays, resulting in a very diverse line-up for the new game console. The library of debut games covers the most popular game genres and features some of the leading game franchises. Most titles are expected to retail under $60.
Sony Titles

Resistance: Fall of Manâ„¢
NBA 07
Genji: Days of the Bladeâ„¢

Third Party Publisher Titles

Blazing Angelsâ„¢ Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
Call of Duty®3 (Activision)
EA Sportsâ„¢ Fight …

Internet Explorer 7 has Focus on Security

Posted in Microsoft by Paul Patterson on October 21st, 2006

Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Corp. released Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP on October 18th. This latest version of IE is focused on providing a greater level of security and making web browsing easier.

Large financial institutions and security vendors such as PayPal and VeriSign are encouraging their customers using Windows to download and use Internet Explorer 7. “The new Internet Explorer 7 browser has significant security enhancements, including features that help customers protect their personal information when browsing, communicating and transacting online.” said Michael Barrett, chief information security officer for PayPal Inc.

In response to the increase in online security threats, Internet Explorer 7 provides safeguards that help protect against malicious software and phishing attacks. In Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft has helped reduce the exposure to these attacks by fortifying the browser itself and providing better information to users to assist them in …


Samsung K5 MP3 player is Mini Boombox

Posted in Digital Audio,Samsung by Paul Patterson on October 20th, 2006

Samsung K5 MP3 PlayerAre you looking for an MP3 player that allows you to listen to your tunes with or without headphones? The Samsung K5 MP3 Player features slide-out stereo speakers that turn this player into a mini boombox, giving you the freedom to listen to your library free of your headphones when the need arises.

This player is great for people who travel frequently as it also serves as a travel alarm clock, waking you up the next morning with your favorite song. The built-in Li-Poly rechargeable battery gives you 30+ hours of playback without recharging and the 1.71″ OLED screen displays your favorite photos making you feel right at home.

The K5 is available in 2GB and 4GB model and is available now for $259 (USD).

Image of 3Com 3108 Wireless VoIP Phone Just Released

Posted in News by Quagmire on October 20th, 2006

3com 3108 wireless phone

Slippery Brick just received an image of the newly released 3Com 3108 Wireless VoIP phone. For more information, read the full details on the 3Com 3108 VoIP phone.

Sony PS3 Launching Soon?

Posted in PS3,Sony by Chetz on October 20th, 2006

Sony PS3

Sony Corp. has recently stated that it may not be reaching it’s shipment target for this year with the PlayStation 3 game console due to a crossover parts shortage with the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive. Sony’s plans are to ship two million PS3 players before the end of this year in the U.S. and Japan, and six million worldwide in Q1 of next year.

“The honest answer is it’s more of a target'” for PlayStation 3 shipments, Jack Tretton, co-chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said yesterday in an interview. “Clearly we’ve had production issues.”

A smaller number of shipped PS3 consoles would give Microsoft XBox and Nintendo Wii a jump on already competitive console market when they have their consoles go out next month in time for the holiday buying season.

The PS3 is still planning on hitting stores Nov. 17, and with it will come 22 …

3Com Releases Wireless VoIP Phone

Posted in News,VoIP by Darrin Olson on October 20th, 2006

3com 3108 wireless phone3Com has recently released an addition to the cordless VoIP phone market directed at business customers who want to be able to roam around the building and not be tied to a cord when using VoIP technology.

The new wireless VoIP phone utilizes Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) so it will work with most standard networking equipment and wireless LAN’s just as your wireless PC connection would.

The technology of the phone allows people to transfer calls to other employees with a VoIP phone, reach a central administrative number, retrieve your voicemail and even read email over the phone. The advantage of this along with other wireless VoIP solutions is that you can take advantage of the lower rates of using VoIP services and still have the convenience of a wireless phone. It does however require you to be within …


Sling Media to bring TV to Symbian Smartphones

Posted in News,Sling Media by Paul Patterson on October 20th, 2006

Symbian and Sling MediaSling Media Inc. and Symbian Limited recently announced that the two companies are partnering to bring customers the SlingPlayer Mobile TV experience to Symbian-enabled smartphones.

The partnership involves Sling Media porting a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile software application to the Symbian OS in select European and Asian countries during the 4th quarter 2006 and ultimately to the U.S.

The SlingPlayer Mobile service on supported Symbian smartphones will give users access to their living room television to watch recorded shows, pause, and rewind live TV, or even queue new recordings. Any program that can be watched at home will be viewable through a Slingbox on supported Symbian smartphones through standard network connections, such as 3G cellular and WiFi SlingPlayer Mobile.

Sling Media developed the award-winning Slingbox, a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, …

D-Link Enters WiMAX Fray with 802.16-2005 Compliant Router

Posted in News,Routers,WiMAX by Paul Patterson on October 19th, 2006

DLinkD-Link recently announced its entry into the WiMAX market with the release of the D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router. This new router is designed to give service providers a competitively priced option for fulfilling the expensive “last mile” segment for wireless residential service.

The D-Link WiMAX router combines WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies to provide a single solution for in-house wireless coverage. The router features easy installation and remote administration features for service providers making it an ideal, cost-effective option for delivering a fast and secure broadband connection to consumers who are not reachable by DSL or Cable broadband services.

WiMAX is a practical alternative for broadband access that has previously been unavailable in areas without pre-existing physical cable or telephone networks. WiMAX also has potential uses in connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and providing high-speed mobile data and telecommunications services (4G).

The D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router will …

Trekstor 12G USB Stick

Posted in Storage,TrekStor by Darrin Olson on October 19th, 2006

TrekStor CS-DGermany based Trekstor has a mass storage device that is not in the mass physical proportions you would think are necessary with it’s 12 Gig USB Stick CS-D. The USB stick is extremely small at under 70mm at it’s widest and under 30 grams for a device able to hold so much data. It’s compatable for fast data transfer rates with USB 2.0 and also will work with USB 1.1.

The Trekstor CS-D USB stick is ready to go with no drivers needed to run in a sharp looking aluminum housing. The gadget also comes with a neckstrap (you don’t want to be losing this one) and an extension USB cord.

Trekstor also has a number of other storage devices and allows customizable names on the case for one model. If you need to store a whole lot of data in your pocket the Treckstor CS-D …

Multi-Task with USB Finger Mouse

Posted in Mouse by Paul Patterson on October 19th, 2006

USB Finger Mouse

Road warriors looking to minimize gear while maximizing efficiency need look no further than the USB Finger Mouse. The Finger Mouse is a miniaturized mouse that attaches to your index finger and shortens time between keyboarding and mouse movements.

The mouse works by strapping the mouse to your index finger and using your thumb to operate the mouse buttons and scroll wheel. The innovative design allows users to write or type while operating the USB Finger Mouse at the same time, thus shortening the operation time between keyboarding and operating a mouse. Your middle finger acts as a stabilizer to provide support when double-clicking. The optical sensor on the mouse works on many surfaces such as clothing and whatever surfaces you find yourself working on.

While probably not ideal for all situations, the mouse may work well with confined working conditions and …