I think I'm falling behind the times. People hearing about new iPod-related products and I don't know about it?! Homer, you're losing your touch boy! A customer rang me up the other day telling me that there was a combined FM transmitter and car charger for the full-sized iPod and iPod nano from Griffin and I was like, "NO WAY MAN, SUCH A THING DOES NOT EXIST! BAH HUMBUG!" Boy, did I live to regret saying that because, well, whaddya know, there is such a product - the Griffin iTrip Auto iPod FM Transmitter and Car Charger
To be honest, I don't know why they didn't think of that before. There are a few other combined FM transmitters/chargers, but they were full mounts, bulky mothas that weren't as sleek, as light or as simple to use as the Griffin iTrip Auto. If I didn't have my iTrip LCD, I'd get one of these in a heartbeat - I wouldn't need a separate car charger and FM transmitter anymore.
Coming mid-January.Works with
- 3rd Generation iPod with touch wheel and buttons
- iPod mini
- 4th Generation iPod with Click Wheel
- iPod photo
- iPod U2 Special Edition
- 4th Generation iPod with Color Screen
- iPod nano
- 5th Generation iPod with VideoOrder your Griffin iTrip Auto iPod FM Transmitter and Car Charger from Mr.Gadget!
The I-Mate K-JAM is one of the exciting pda phones to hit the market this year. With it's full-set features and built-in keyboard, it looks to be one of the most complete packages ever put together on a PDA/Phone considering its size. All that was missing was a perpetual energy generator. But I guess we all can't have our cake and eat it too. So what to do with these power hungry devices? Two words: "spare" and "battery". The I-Mate K-JAM 1250mAh Original Battery
is the answer. Keep a spare and play it safe. Show me the battery!Features of the I-Mate K-JAM 1250mAh Original Battery:
- Original i-mate battery
- Suits i-mate K-JAM Pocket PC Phone
- Lithium Polymer
- Up to 5 hours Talk-time (approx.)
- Up to 200 hours Stand-by (approx.)Order your I-Mate K-JAM 1250mAh Original Battery here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
I believe that the original ABT iJet Wireless Remote Control for iPod
was a fantastic idea. Being able to leave your iPod connected to a stereo or home stereo system, on the other side of the room and then controlling it using the iJet remote meant that you had virtually unlimited music on your stereo 24x7. Now, ABT have made two important changes for the next generation of iPod with the new ABT iJet Two-Way Wireless Remote Control for iPod
- changing to a dock connector and adding an LCD display on the remote so you can see what song, artist and playlists are currently playing. How useful is that? Now you can play DJ at your next house party without even having to get up from your seat.
Bring it on Mr. ga-D.J.-et! *groans*Features of the ABT iJet Two-Way Wireless Remote Control for iPod
- Designed for any iPod with 30-pin dock connector (3rd Generation forward)
- Up to 150 ft range
- Sort by Playlist and Artist
- Displays current song/artist or current song/next song
- Selectable User EQ Mode
- Pass-through 30-pin dock connector (allows charging/syncing)
- RF signal travels through walls, ceilings and floors
- Can be docked into any universal dock. Allows control of dock volume
- No external battery or AC adaptor required
- Available in iPod black and iPod white
As my almost-two year old daughter and I were surfing the web this morning, I noticed something strange in the Firefox browser - all the hyperlinks and text went tiny! I couldn't even read them. I quickly realised that my daughter was holding down the Ctrl button while I was scrolling with my mouse-wheel.
In a day and age when more and more people are surfing the Net, this is a excellent facility for those of us who are a bit far-sighted or just want to read text more easily.
Nice one Firefox Devs!
P.S. Just saw that Firefox Version 1.5
Just when you thought that the Mini SD card format was small, at about two-thirds the size of a standard Secure Digital card, Micro SD (formerly known as Transflash
) is making its way into town. At about half the physical size of Mini SD cards, which were small enough to swallow, Micro SD cards are tiny. Don't go breathing in too hard around this card, you might just breath it in, it's so small!
But why the change of name? Why "micro SD"? Will there be a "nano SD"? How about "The memory card formerly known as Transflash"? All these questions, or maybe just the important ones are answered in the following link
.Check out Mr.Gadget Australia's Transflash memory cards, while we wait for the Micro SD's to hit our shores next year!
I've gone on and on about how annoying it is that Apple have removed the power connector at the top of the latest iPods - such as the Video iPod and the iPod nano. That pretty much made all of the existing iPod accessories instantly obsolete. Which, if you upgrade your previous iPod to one of those snazzy new iPods, meant that you had to go out and buy new accessories all over again.
However, ABT have one of the best solutions I have seen - the ABT PowerJet iPod Car Charger
. This charges through the usual dock connection, also (which I think is fantastic), it includes a top-dock for existing iPod accessories that don't work with the latest iPods
. This means that you don't have to throw away your existing accessories if you're buying the latest iPod. That makes the purchase price of the PowerJet worth it just for that.
Available early January.Order your ABT PowerJet iPod Car Charger from Mr.Gadget!
Looks like our ATP Mini SD memory card range is expanding and will also now be available in the 512MB flavour. The ATP 512MB Mini SD Card
is still high capacity and still at the amazing high speed which looks to be the norm with the ATP memory cards. These ATP guys sure like to think big, even for something as small as the Mini SD format. These are coming very soon to Mr.Gadget early in the new year in time for all the new gadgets sporting a Mini SD card slot in 2006!Keep an eye out for the ATP 512MB Mini SD Memory cards here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Merry Christmas All!
I hope everyone had a great time of celebrating the birth of Christ today!
Had a fantastic time with church friends, family and neighbours. Need some rest!
In regards to our business, we'll be taking orders 24 x 7 as usual, however please take note that our usual quick dispatch will be affected by the holidays and our office hours. Please take note below:
December 28th Wednesday - 9am to 5:30pm
January 2nd Monday - CLOSED
January 3rd Tuesday - 9am to 5:30pm
If you're out and about, please take care on the roads.
Enjoy your holidays!
Despite all the developments in active noise-cancellation technology, where circuits detect ambient noise and adjusts the headphone signal accordingly to cancel the outside noise, the best noise-cancellation still comes from earplug-style earphones. No noise-cancellation technology beats having your ear canals blocked to prevent any noise from coming in. To be honest, I believe that the level of isolation, letting you be totally absorbed in the music outweighs the slight discomfort of having earplug-style earphones inside your ear.
I must confess - I own a pair of Shure E3 earphones
. And they're fantastic. Best earphones I've ever heard full stop. But at $250, they are not for everyone, I bought them as an in-ear monitoring solution for live music performance, not just for casual music listening.
So imagine my astonishment where you can get the Laser Dyna-Bass Earspeakers
using the same sound isolation principles as the E3s at less than 1/5th
of the price! Granted, there will be compromises (and won't be giving up my E3s any time soon) - but in terms of value for money, it is absolutely boggling. It's extremely difficult to engineer a tiny ear speaker, let alone producing one for an extremely low price.
Laser, you've done it again!
Features of the Laser Dyna-Bass Earspeakers:
- Eliminates background noise
- Fashion-engineered design
- Easy to carry
- Suitable for PDAs, laptops, MP3 players and mobile phones.Order your Laser Dyna-Bass Earspeakers from Mr.Gadget today!
While the need for information storage is increasing in the information age, the means to store and view them is ever decreasing. In size that is! Back in the hay day of yonder year, I remember my state of the art (back then) 486 computer sporting a whopping 130MB on its 3.5 inch HDD. Today 1GB of data is now able to fit in a medium the size of a corn flake. The next generation of gadgets are opting for smaller storage mediums and it's a good thing the ATP MiniSD 1GB Cards
are landing at Mr.Gadget very soon! These cards sport high transfer speeds and have been built to last. So when we are all old and our grandchildren are file sharing via neural interfaces, we won't be left only with memories of memory cards lost, we can be sure that the ATP MiniSD card will still be with us until then.Features of the ATP MiniSD 1GB Cards:High data transfer rate:
60X rated (128MB and up). Up to 10MB/sec. Speed up shooting and file transfers.Tough & Highly Durable:
Waterproof, dust proof, ESD proof, and extreme temperature resistant, they are built to withstand any environment your device can.Reliable:
Build with the best SLC components in the industry, they last up to 10 times longer than generic miniSD (MLC) memory.Extremely Portable:
They weigh less than 1 gram and are about 1/2 the size of a postage stamp.Compatibility:
Compatible with digital cameras, digital music players, mobile phones, PDAs, and other devices featuring miniSD slots and SD slots (w/ adapter).Selectable Write Protect Switch:
Prevent your data from being overwritten.Check out the new ATP MiniSD 1GB Cards here at Mr.Gadget today!
It amazes me how many people have laptops these days. The corporate world demands employees to be able to carry their computer wherever they go. It's not necessary anymore to stay at your office computer to ensure you get the job done. Then there are the school kids. They seem to have better computer skills then a lot of adults. No doubt we older folk need to pick up our game. With the mushroom cloud of the explosion of laptop computers being visible for miles, it's essential that you have the means by which to transport your portable PC safely and conveniently. The Laser 17inch Deluxe Laptop Case
does the job nicely.
Also sporting a 15inch size with the Laser 15inch Deluxe Laptop Case
, Laser's 17inch deluxe version both secures your laptop as well as providing some handy extras. It has a built-in business file holder for all those important documents, as well as an external pocket for easy access. With plenty of internal pockets and pouches, you have plenty of room to put your business cards, pens, stationary and software. Given its heavy duty fabric, your can also rest assured your laptop will not be damaged by those unexpected bumps whilst you're on the run to your next meeting!Features of the Laser 17inch Deluxe Laptop Case:
* Adjustable strap
* External pocket
* Removable pouch
* Built in business file holder
* Suitable for up to 17" laptops
* Multiple storage compartments
* Extra thick padding for impact absorption
* Heavy duty fabric to withstand wear & tearOrder your Laser 17inch Deluxe Laptop Case at Mr.Gadget Today!
A pink coloured blue
tooth headset almost seems like a contradiction in itself but the Motorola H500 Bluetooth Headset - Pink
proves that wrong. This pink version of the original retains all the great original features yet gives it that girl-power look. And there is
something appealing about a technologically inclined woman. The Motorola H500 features eight hours of talk time and 130 hours standby and the multi-task button inherent with most Motorola headsets which handles pairing, receiving calls and ending calls.Features of the Motorola H500 Bluetooth Headset:Ergonomically Enhanced
Offering improved comfort and sound quality over its predecessor, the Motorola H500 provides a sleek, ergonomic design that fits to your ear, allowing for comfortable wear over extended periods and providing an enhanced seal for outstanding audio performance. Style and comfort are only part of this package - the headset boasts up to 8 hours of talk time or 130 hours of standby time from a single charge, giving you plenty of juice for all of your wireless connections!Mod Multi-tasker
Whether you are managing the office or party planning on-the-go, the Motorola H500 is perfect for multi-tasking with flair. Equipped with a multifunction button it's easy to place, receive or end calls - all from one button! Conversations will occur sans interruptions, as the vivid blue LED light provides a visual cue to others - or if blue is not your color; you have the option of turning off the LED light.Free and Easy
Don't be tied down by wires. The Motorola H500 works with you to help you communicate on the go - connecting with devices up to 30 feet away. Or give your mobile a rest and connect with your Bluetooth-enabled PC for hands-free Voice over IP (VoIP) use.Order your Motorola H500 Bluetooth Headset - Pink here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Laser is the new buzzword in Optical Mice. Due to its extremely short wavelength, using laser tracking in a mouse means more accurate and much more sensitive tracking than the traditional LED that is normally used. However, most laser mice I have seen have two major drawbacks - power usage and they tend to be on the bulky side. Which is fine for desktop usage, but it usually meant that laptop owners were unable to reap the benefits of laser tracking.
Enter the Kensington PilotMouse Laser Wireless Mini
. Not much larger than the PocketMouse range, it manages to pack advanced technology into an extremely compact package. Also, the PilotMouse Laser is a wireless mouse, which is perfect for the mobile computer user, not having to deal with the cable jungle.Features of the Kensington PilotMouse Laser Wireless Mini
- Unrivaled precision and convenience with Kensington's most advanced mobile mouse
- Advanced laser tracking works precisely on almost any surface - with 20X the surface sensitivity of optical
- 2.4Ghz wireless technology for ultra high-speed wireless performance
- Advanced power-saving technology doubles battery life compared to other wireless mice
- Longer range - up to 30 feet - for workspace freedom and presentation flexibility
- RF receiver attaches securely to base and automatically shuts down power - eliminating battery drain and lost parts
- Three programmable buttons and scroll wheel make fast work of navigation and repetitive tasks
- Flexible rubber grips provide all day comfortOrder your Kensington PilotMouse Laser Wireless Mini from Mr.Gadget today!
Ever tried to exercise when it's really hot? Unless it involves being close to water, the body struggles to expel the energy required to obtain maximum performance. Well that's how it is with me anyway! The same can be said with your PC. Heat is a powerful enemy when it comes to cranking every last bit of performance out of your computer. Basically the cooler the internal PC temperature is, the greater the potential for it to pump out the power. A hot computer will lead to decreased performance and greater operational inefficiency. Not to mention an increased danger of compromising your hardware. Well the Sytrin Nextherm PAC400 PC AirCon Cooling System
will help keep things cool under the bonnet.Cooling equipment
is becoming increasingly popular for those with high end computers. Case fans
are the conventional equipment used, but water cooling
and fancy CPU fans
are becoming more commonly used. Well the Sytrin Nextherm PAC400 attacks the heat from a different angle... actually head on to be precise. It's like an aircon system for your PC. The PAC400 s
lots into a spare 5.25inch drive bay, making it easy to install and usable by most computers. Given it's portability, you can swap it between PC's with a minimum of fuss. Its advanced thermoelectric technology boasts significant advantages over the more conventional cooling methods. It has a small, blue LCD display reading the internal temperature of your computer to let you know how cool things are getting, as well as a blue LED built-in fan to make things look more, well 'pretty'. No doubt with you PC running this cool, performance is surely to be churned out!Features of the Sytrin Nextherm PAC400 PC AirCon Cooling System:
* New patented cooling concept PC Air-Conditioning Cooling System for making Extra Cooling Power
* Advanced Thermoelectric technology
* Compact blue colored LCD panel - Air temperature indication
* Flexible control options of cooling power – "Fan"and"Snow"
* Blue LED fan built-in
* Abstracted design - easy to install - Fits into a 5.25" drive bay.Order your Sytrin Nextherm PAC400 PC AirCon Cooling System from Mr.Gadget Today!
It's always handy to have an iPod charger cable around. Especially since having a couple means that you don't have to lug around your cable all the time. One for home, one for work would be quite good.
But the problem is, the original Apple cable for the iPod is rather expensive piece of equipment. So owning a couple of these cables ends up being rather expensive. And they are not the most portable of things - they're a pain to roll up as they're quite long.
But fear not, Mr.Gadget finally have the iPod USB Synch 'n' Charge USB retractable cable
and the iPod nano USB Synch 'n' Charge USB retractable cable
, the same cable works with all Dock Connector iPods, which is the 3G iPod** and later, including the new Video iPod and the iPod nano.
Supporting fast transfers through USB 2.0, the USB Synch 'n' Charge cables work exactly like the Apple original cables, with its main advantage is that it's retractable
, meaning it's easy to put away when finished and easy transportable.** USB charging only works on 4G iPods and later, however, synchronisation works with 3G iPod
Order your iPod USB Synch 'n' Charge USB retractable cable
or the iPod nano USB Synch 'n' Charge USB retractable cable
from Mr.Gadget today!
Compact Discs and DVD's are still the prefferred choice of medium for exchanging digital data. They are inexpensive and durable enough to get from person A to person B in a minimum of fuss. But if you're like me, I have tons of CD's and DVD's which are unmarked and unlabelled. So most of my spare time is wasted and spent scouring through them looking for that elusive Britney mp3 or the pic of great Aunt Lucy from last year's Christmas dinner. With the Laser CD / DVD Labelling Pen
, it's now easy to keep track of which disc holds what. This two pack of permanent markers is safe for CD's and DVD's and is non-toxic so it's also safe for you. A great addition if you're planning on stocking up on CD's this summer.Features of the Laser CD / DVD Labelling Pen:
- dual head
- non toxic
- permanentOrder your Laser CD / DVD Labelling Pen here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Technology seems to be saturating our lives more and more these days. Of course that's not a bad thing, but with the money we spend on our technological gizmos, it stands to good reason to take care of them. After all we live in harsh world, where the hazardous environmental conditions can at times compromise the performing capacity of our precious techno toys.
Well one obvious point of attack is the LCD screen
. Whether it is on your laptop, PDA, or digital camera, the LCD is prone to either dirt damage from the surrounding environment or more obviously scratches from some inadvertant foreign object contacting the screen's surface in a less than friendly manner. It doesn't matter how careful you are, odds are this will happen sooner or later! Well the Laser LCD Screen Protector
will put your mind at rest, protecting the main interface of the new addition to your computerised collection.
Covering a size range to accomodate up to 17 inch widescreen laptops, the Laser LCD Screen Protector will meet many users' needs. You could even cut one sheet to cover multiple smaller devices like PDA's or digital cameras. As well as its more obvious purpose, the Laser LCD Screen Protector also reduces glare and enhances the LCD view to help you can make out the image despite the sun beaming in the background or from over your shoulder. A handy accessory in these harsh times.Features of the Laser LCD Screen Protector:Suitable for:
- Laptops up to 17"
- Digital CamerasUniversal size supports:
- 12" (246 x 184mm)
- 13" (270 x 202mm)
- 14" (286 x 214mm)
- 15" (303 x 229mm)
- 15" (319 x 212mm) wide
- 17" (335 x 268mm)
- 17" (367 x 229mm) wideOrder your Laser LCD Screen Protector at Mr.Gadget Today!
Now here is something special. I'm pretty sure audio-heads have heard of Klipsch, they are a fairly well-known manufacturer of consumer and professional audio gear. Well, when Klipsch releases something in the iPod accessories market, you know it's going to be something special. Superbly designed, the Klipsch iGroove iPod Speakers
seems like as if the speakers have been sculpted out of clay and just totally oozes class. Then again, considering how much it is, it had better look classy! Not only does it look fantastic, it sounds superb as well - take a look at the specifications and boggle at how they can fit all of that in such a compact speaker system.
Hmm. The Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 iPod Speakers
or the Klipsch iGroove iPod Speakers
? Decisons, decisions...Features of the Klipsch iGroove iPod Speakers
- Using superior horn speaker technology
- Delivers bass, detail and clarity not found in other speaker systems for the iPod.
- Accepts and charges all dockable iPods, including the iPod nano.
- Includes a wireless remote
- iGroove uses 2.5-inch woofers and 1-inch MicroTractrix Horn-loaded tweeters to deliver all the power and detail in your music.
- iGroove has tuned bass ports that allows the system to deliver the deepest notes with authority and punch.
- The low distortion amplifier makes sure your music sounds clean and clear and loud enough to fill your room.Order your Klipsch iGroove iPod Speakers from Mr.Gadget today!
Here's a desktop mic that won't leave you out of house and home and computer, which would then make itself redundant. The Laser Desktop Microphone
is a plug and play device which easily attaches onto your PC's sound-card mic input. It uses the standard 3.5mm jack so it should fit in almost 99% of computers, unless of course you have a computer from way back in the day that has as much processing power as a TI-83 calculator. The Laser Dekstop Microphone can be used for video conferencing, voice recognition, internet chatting and most importantly, lan games!Features of the Laser Desktop Microphone:
- Ideal for video conferencing, voice recognition, internet and multimedia
- Simply plug into your sound-card stereo mincrophone input
- Can also be connected to a multimedia monitorOrder your Laser Desktop Microphone here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
For those of us who are not intimidated in opening up the PC to do a little surgery, know that having the right tools can make life a lot easier; not to mention a lot less frustrating and time consuming! Well the Laser 13 Piece Computer Tool Kit
is the ideal companion to have along side you to ensure that no screw or jumper setting is unreachable, and components are removed and installed with as minimal of fuss... as possible!
At your disposal is an array of surgical essentials. Firstly you have the all important Phillips screw drivers for securing PCI cards, drive bays and motherboards. Tweezers and IC extractors and inserters are a luxury for changing jumper settings and connecting those incredibly fiddly motherboard sound and LED cables. No more getting frustrated over having shorter fingernails or fat, sorry, 'larger' fingers! On top of that you have nut drivers, reversible torque drivers and the trusty old flat head screw driver to make certain you will never be searching again for the essential tools you need.
With all the tools being neatly secured within a black vinyl zipper case, the Laser 13 Piece Computer Tool Kit would make any computer geek very happy this Christmas!Features of the Laser 13 Piece Computer Tool Kit:
- 3/16" nut driver
- 1/4" nut driver
- Three claw part holder
- T10/T15 Reversible torque driver
- 1/8" flat screwdriver
- #0 Phillips screwdriver
- IC extractor
- Black vinyl zipper case
- #1 Phillips screwdriver
- 3/16" flat screwdriver
- IC inserter 14-16 pinOrder your Laser 13 Piece Computer Tool Kit at Mr.Gadget today!
Everything USB has posted an in-depth review of the new Creative Zen Vision:M 30GB
. The new player is targeted at the video iPod with doubled battery life, wider video compatibility and a distinctive interface customization.
"Probably the first question people ask when reading this review is whether the Creative Zen Vision:M has a better screen than the video iPod. After all, Mr. Hoo should have already dissected the Apple's, and came up with countermeasures before hitting back. Putting the video iPod next the Zen, the Creative seems to take the lead with the colors on the 2.5” QVGA screen being very vivid and vibrant. The LCD's contrast is excellent. There's just a bit too much color saturation than necessary, causing some finer details to wash away."
This Christmas I suspect, will be one of good food, good company and plenty of digital pictures. And the beauty of digital media is the ease of sharing. No more having to make extra prints for family and friends, now everyone can have a copy to make their own prints. But the wide range of different memory card types can be somewhat a hurdle in sharing those digital memories. Because we all don't have the same camera, we can't just swap and share cards in our cameras and we end up waiting for the other person to email us a copy. With the Targus 8 in 1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader / Writer
, you can tell all those memory card makers to "just bring it". You can even tell the USB flash drive manufacturers to "bring it on". This digital media hub can handle eight different memory cards as well as three USB flash drives all at a very fast USB 2.0 speed.Features of the Targus 8 in 1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader / Writer:Reads and writes most common media cards:
No need to carry multiple card readers. One reader than can grow with you as you use more digital mediaSupports more than 8 Types of cards including:
CF I&II, IBM Micro Drive, SM, SD, MMC, MS, MS ProHi-Speed USB 2.0 Hub:
Can connect up to 3 USB devicesMulti-Function Device:
No need for a hub and a card reader. One multi-function device means less to carry and less clutter – neater work spaceEasy Desktop Access:
No more searching for USB ports on the back of your desktop, notebook, docking station to plug in card readers, peripherals or flash drives. Everything is at your fingertips.Transfer Files between all your peripherals and cards:
Quick copy files from most Digital Cameras, MP3 players, PDA, and USB Flash DrivesPlug and Play:
Installation is quick and easy – no driver to installBus Powered:
Easy to travel with because no AC adaptor is required.Order your Targus 8 in 1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader / Writer here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
As we collect more and more music and software CD's, it's not long before they are scattered around the house like toy frisbees. They are separated from their covers, scratched and in no time at all misplaced and lost! Well the Laser Deluxe CD Metal Storage Case
is a practical and cool way to store your CD's and DVD's in an organised fashion as well as preventing them from being damaged.
As we all know, CD's and DVD's are prone to getting scratched. If we don't look after them, it won't be long before we have to endure the irritating outcome of our lack of care as we are subjected to the painful jumping of our favourite music tracks, the pixilated horror show of our cherished DVD movies or the horrible 'Can't read CD Drive' error on our PCs. Well the Laser Deluxe CD Metal Storage Case will immediately clean up the disorganised mayhem by carrying up to 40 CD's or DVD's. You are able to easily organise your collection through a filing system. Along with keeping all your CDs/DVDs in one place, they are also well protected by the metal casing. Why not put a stop to the clutter and unnecessary damage of your favourite CD/DVD collection this Christmas!Features of the Laser Deluxe CD Metal Storage Case:
* Hold a capacity of 40 CDs/DVDs
* Metal enclosure ensure preimum protection and stylish looks
* Easy and organised storageOrder your Laser Deluxe CD Metal Storage Case at Mr.Gadget Today!
A few months on since its release, the iPod nano still draws attention from people who marvel at its size and design, which even to this day, still remain unsurpassed by rival MP3 player makers. Since many of us like to use the iPod nano while on the go, it can be really inconvenient when you run out of battery and you have no charger, which you left at home. Well, fear not, the iPod nano Car Charger
charges your nano in the car, without the price tag that comes with the usual big-brand iPod nano accessory makers.
The iPod nano Car Charger can also be used in conjunction with the XtremeMac Airplay2 FM Transmitter
, which has a pass-through connector to connect car-chargers.Order your iPod nano Car Charger from Mr.Gadget today!
Targus it seems, has jumped on the "less is more" bandwagon with the Targus Slim 4-Port USB 2.0 Pocket Hub
. I can envision this hub to be a necessity for the notebook user who is most likely a road warrior. And for this breed, less is defiinitely more. Although it's a bit of a catch 22 because one would be more inclined to carry more USB devices now that the humble notebook can accomodate more USB devices. That USB Christmas tree will now be decorating your portable workspace rather than just the desk.Features of the Targus Slim 4-Port USB 2.0 Pocket Hub:Expand your capabilities:
Connect 4 USB devices such as mice, digital cameras, memory drives and printers on your notebook simultaneouslyPortable design:
Small, lightweight design with built-in cable management means no extra cables to carryPlug and play:
Easy to install-simply plug into your computer's USB port; no drivers requiredOrder your Targus Slim 4-Port USB 2.0 Pocket Hub here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Tell me something... have you ever been hit with an error whilst running a particular program which requires you to re-install the drivers? It's so annoying! Why can't software just do what it's meant to! But then the headache pounds a little more... you can't find the original software CD/DVD to load the drivers and fix the problem! You empty virtually your whole cupboard before you finally find the CD under a heap of junk in a poor excuse for organised storage. Well maybe it's just me! Anyway when I saw the Laser Disc Paradise Storage
, I thought to myself... 'what a brilliant idea!'
The Laser Disc Paradise Storage is basically a storage compartment that slots into a spare 5.25 inch drive bay in your computer. After all, it's usually just wasted space behind there, unless you have about 4 DVD/CD drives! You can store up to 10 CD/DVD's comfortably, so you will never have to go a rampant search again for those important files. Simply just pop open your storage tray and wollah! So simple... yet soooooo practical!! The simply things in life still can impress!Features of the Laser Disc Paradise Storage:
* Fits into any spare 5.25inch bay
* Ideal for storing operating system software CDs/DVDs
* LASER CD disc bank, fits into 5.25" bay, holds 10pcsOrder your Laser Disc Paradise Storage at Mr.Gadget Today!
I had always been under the perception that Altec Lansing only dealt with the premium side of Audio. Expensive, high-quality, fantastic-sounding speakers with a premium pricetag to match. Speakers that only those with the larger wallet can afford to get amd the rest of us lust over.
Imagine my surprise when I found out about the Altec Lansing 120i 2.0 Speaker System
. I was totally blown away by the price - Altec Lansings for less than $100? Preposterous! Scandalous! How could they do it and get away with it? Surely they must have skimped on everything - using cheap components that won't last 6 months let alone 6 years?!
Well, that is simply not true. The Altec Lansing 120i Speakers are high-quality, well-built speakers that are unbelievably good value for money. These would make fantastic Christmas presents for anybody looking for a decent pair of speakers but don't want to break the bank.Features of the Altec Lansing 120i 2.0 Speaker System
- Not just for your PC - Easily connects to video gaming systems, portable CD players, and other audio sources.
- Built-in Controls - Power, volume and tone are all at your fingertips
- Headphone Jack - For private listening
- Shielded Satellites - For use near video monitors
- Easy Set Up - You're up and running in seconds, and with a built-in power supply, you can plug in anywhere.Order your Altec Lansing 120i 2.0 Speaker System from Mr.Gadget today!
Smaller and lighter than the Motorola HS850, the Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset
is the new handsfree solution on the block. It features the same flipping boom mic which doubles as the on/off switch as well as the groovy blue light which lets you and others know that the headset is on. With up to 6 hours talk time on this thing, you may want to opt for a new mobile phone plan. Preferrably one with lots of free time. Motorola basically made an already great bluetooth headset in the HS850 and made it better into the H700.Features of the Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset:
- Compact, small and lightweight design is approximately 30% smaller than its predecessor
- Award winding PowerFlip foldable microphone design with ergonomic reversible ear hook
- Cutting-edge noise reduction and echo cancellation technologies
- 6 hours talk time or 130 hours standby time
- Multi-function button to control 3-way calling, call start and end, hold and mute
- Advanced Volume controls: orientation technology to assure that volume controls will always be upright and volume adjustment form the headset
- Bluetooth Class 2 for wireless connection up to 10 meters (30 feet)
- Bluetooth 1.2 support for quicker pairing, fewer dropped calls and reduced interference
- Compatible with Bluetooth 1.2- or 1.1-enabled mobile phones, PDAs, PCs, printers and more that support headset and hands-free profiles
- Status LED light that can be turned off or on depending on user preferenceOrder your Motorola H700 Bluetooth Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
One great advantage of having a digital camera is to be able to view your photos once you have taken them. However despite many digital cameras being quite portable, we don't often carry them around with us. So unfortunately when the occasion arises, we can't show our photos with family and friends. The Kodak Easyshare Picture Viewer
is the ideal companion to slip conveniently into your bag or pocket so that you are always ready to share your pics with whoever you desire.
Being the size of a small wallet, the Kodak Easyshare Picture Viewer's portability factor goes without question. With it's high resolution 2.5inch LCD screen and magnifying option, pictures can be easily viewed. Onboard memory allows you to store up to 150 photos, so it's easy to share photos with your friend by simply inserting the SD or MMC memory card and transferring data. Being compatible with the Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock Series 3, you can easily print out your favourite photos as well as recharge it whilst being connected. Of course there's also the option of connecting your Easyshare Picture Viewer to your computer for easy photo transfer onto and from your PC.
No doubt the Kodak Easyshare Picture Viewer is a handy addition to those who value always being able to share their favourite photos and memories with those around them at any time.Features of the Kodak Easyshare Picture Viewer:
* Simple to Share - Anytime, Anywhere
- Its small, credit-card size protective carrying case makes it simple to carry your memories with you
- Share and relive your most treasured memories quickly and easily on its large 2.5 in. (6.2 cm) high-resolution display
* Enjoy your pictures on the go
- Store over 150 pictures, plus view even more from SD/MMC cards
- Magnify pictures 2X for a close-up view
- Update your Favorites collection using Kodak Easyshare Software
* One touch to real KODAK Pictures in seconds
- Use the exclusive Share button to print real KODAK 4 x 6 in. (10 x 15 cm) pictures on the optional Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock Series 3
- Also compatible with the Kodak Easyshare Camera Dock Series 3
- Recharge your picture viewer's battery and transfer pictures to your computer using Easyshare Series 3 DocksOrder your Kodak Easyshare Picture Viewer at Mr.Gadget Today!
Just to let you know, after this long wait, after months of wasted dreams, many red herrings, countless dead-ends, covert spies and government cover-ups, the Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Mobile Headsets
are finally at Mr.Gadget! As the successor to the Jabra BT250s
, the BT500 offers a couple of enhancements - it is lighter and less bulky and most importantly, USB charging which means the BT500 can be charged from a PC rather than lugging around a AC adapter, which I do with my Blueant X3 Micro
and is extremely
Release your inner Jabra. Whatever that means. It just says it on the box.Features of the Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Mobile HeadsetBetter than the best
The BT500 is the next generation of the best-selling Bluetooth headset. The prize-winning Jabra BT250 is consistently ranked as the number one headset choice for professionals worldwide. With the BT500, Jabra has built on the strength of this success to produce a headset that is comfortable and cutting-edge, a headset that is designed to let you communicate freely and naturally.Extremely comfortable
If you want Bluetooth technology designed for all-day comfort, the Jabra BT500 is the perfect choice. The ergonomic design fi ts comfortably behind your ear. Signifi cantly slimmer than its predecessors, the BT500 offers the ultimate in lightweight comfort for a Bluetooth headset.High performance and great usability
Jabra is not just about looking and feeling good, but about state-ofthe- art technology as well. New features make the Jabra BT500 easy to operate. A one-touch pairing button makes pairing your mobile phone simple. The multi-color LED lights keep you informed on your Bluetooth connection, charging status and battery status. You also have the convenient option of charging directly from your PC via a USB cable.Order your Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Mobile Headset from Mr.Gadget today!
There was beta max and then there was VHS, there was VCD and then there was DVD, there was serial now there is USB. Almost all computer peripherals today can be connected by USB. The only downside is that most computer systems today only have a limited number of USB ports. So when one port is taken for the printer and another two are taken for the mouse and keyboard, where else would you plug in that USB Christmas Tree or USB Snowman or USB Santa? Let the Targus USB 2.0 High-Speed 7 Port Hub
take care of your computer's USB limitation. With seven ports, you can now realize a field of USB Christmas Trees or an army of USB Santas. It's even backwards compatible with USB 1.1 so virtually all your USB devices are covered. What I really like about this hub is that it comes with an AC adapter. And since USB only puts out a certain amount of current, high power usb devices will still work just fine.Features of the Targus USB 2.0 High-Speed 7 Port Hub:
- 40 times faster than USB 1.1: Supports USB 2.0 high-speed data transmissions yet is backward compatible with USB 1.1
- Expand your capabilities: True plug and play - connect up to 7 USB devices like mice, memory drives, keyboards, and PDAs to your desktop or notebook computer
- Prevent shutdowns: Overcurrent protection for each portOrder your Targus USB 2.0 High-Speed 7 Port Hub here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Digital cameras have boosted multimedia in a big way. The convenience of being able to view the photo you take allows you to choose whether or not to delete it or not... on the spot. No more wasted film! Well it's one thing to have the camera to take the photos, but the next piece in the puzzle is to have the equipment to print the photo. Who wants to go and get all your photos developed when you can individually choose and print only what photos you want? This is where the Kodak Printer Dock Series 3
comes into the 'picture'... ok I know that was poor, but you know what I mean!
The Kodak Printer Dock Series 3 allows you to connect your Kodak camera and print what photos you want with the simple push of a button! Unlike computer printers, this printer is designed specifically to print photos, so you don't have to mess around with the properties to ensure you obtain the best quality picture... it's already set up to give you the best! You also have the option of producing different sized photos from the conventional 4 by 6 inch to the credit sized pics.
Given the 'docking' design, the printer becomes like a hub for the camera, which is charged when connected. With the printer hooked up to your computer, you are able to tr
ansfer pics for editing and emailing. You can even connect the Kodak 8-in-1 Card Reader or Easyshare Picture Viewer
to view and print directly from a range of memory cards. The Docking Printer Series 3 is designed for the Kodak Easyshare digital camera
range, but you need to ensure you have the correct dock adapter. This should come with the camera or is easily supplied by Kodak. The Kodak Printer Dock Series 3 and Kodak Easyshare V530 Zoom Digital Camera
make the perfect team for firstly capturing the moment and then printing them out with ease!Features of the Kodak Printer Dock Series 3:
* One touch to real KODAK Pictures in seconds
* Award-winning ease-of-use - Simply dock your camera and push a button to create beautiful pictures from your KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Camera
* Expanded flexibility and printing options *
* Use with or without a computer
* Compatible with KODAK EASYSHARE Digital CamerasOrder your Kodak Printer Dock Series 3 at Mr.Gadget Today!
The Kodak Easyshare V530 Zoom Digital Camera
makes taking photos easy. Not only is it compact and packed with features, it also comes at a very reasonable price! Buying a quality digital camera is not only for those with money to burn.
With it's high resolution, 2 inch display, professional quality 3x optical zoom lens and multiple scene and picture-enhancing modes, taking quality photos is a breeze. The V530 has video recording features which you can view easily on your TV with the included video cords. The camera also comes with a function that allows you to 'tag' photos you would like to share and copy for others by simply pushing a button. Being a compact, stylish looking camera and coming in silver, black, red or pink, the Kodak Easyshare V530 Zoom Digital Camera suits a large demographic.
Coupled with the Kodak Printer Dock Series 3
, the V530 will make the perfect Christmas present for those wanting to simply take their photos and print them!Features of the Kodak Easyshare V530 Zoom Digital Camera (Silver):
*Amazing-quality prints with 5.0 MP
*3X Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon Optical Zoom Lens
* Impressively small. Impressively equipped
* Advanced video features
* Large, high-resolution display
* Scene modes and picture-enhancing features
* Sharing is one-touch simple
* KODAK EASYSHARE Software
* KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3 (optional accessory)Order your Silver, Red, Black or Pink Kodak V530 Zoom Digital Camera at Mr.Gadget Today!
Like many kids, I had harboured aspirations to become a Formula One driver. I sat in my cardboard box for what seemed like hours, pretending I was at Silverstone, the Nurburgring and especially Monaco. The glitz and the glamour of being a racing driver - and to drive cars fast - seemed to be such an allure for someone as young and impressionable as I back in the good old days. But unfortunately I have grown older and my girth has expanded so it would be a struggle to get INTO an F1 car, let alone piloting one around a racetrack at speeds close to 400km/h.
So what can I do? I can relive my childhood and live vicariously through my racing games. And the best way to play these games is to buy a steering wheel and pedal for the computer. And the ultimate is the Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel
, designed by MOMO, one of the most famous brands in automotive accessories, particularly steering wheels. MOMO have also been the official steering wheel maker for Ferrari - both Formula One and road cars - for the past 30 or so years. The Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel provides realistic force feedback and the steering wheel and pedals feel solid, like the real thing, unlike many of the flimsy cheap steering wheels out there.
Show your kids you love them. Buy them a Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel
.Order your Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel from Mr.Gadget today!
You know that you shouldn't be on the phone during a thunder storm when lightning can strike. But many of us neglect or forget that our computers are connected to the phone line all the time. In the last week or so, Melbourne has had its fair share of undesireable weather; undesireable even for the weathered Melbournian. The Targus Notebook / Modem Surge Protector
is an investment into the protection of your PC or notebook during such weather. Did you know that damage is more likely to occur through a power surge from your phone line? It makes sense as the power supply in a computer acts as a surge protector but the modem is plugged straight to the motherboard where serious damage can occur. Don't wait for it to happen, prevention is better than repairing.Features of the Targus Notebook / Modem Surge Protector:
- Ideal for point of sale devices, modems, computers, answering machines, cordless phones, fax machines, EFTPOS machines etc.
- RJ45 / RJ12 sockets by removable reducing adaptors
- Compact and light weight for travel.Order your Targus Notebook / Modem Surge Protector here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
You wanna know something that irritates me? Memory Cards. And all the different card form factors. I mean, it's so annoying that there are gazillions of different types of memory cards, and all that happens is that the customer gets confused. It's great for the corporations - there's more control over their memory formats - but not good for us.
Okay, ranting aside, just want to let you know that we now have the Sandisk Memory Stick Ultra II in Pro Duo
format. Yes, ultra-fast memory designed especially for your Sony PSPs.
But even though they are smaller than your normal Memory Stick PROs, the Sandisk Memory Stick Ultra II Pro Duo
also come with a Full-sized Memory Stick PRO Adapter
, which lets you use the Duos in pretty much every device out there that use the full-sized Memory Stick PROs. Which is extremely handy.Order your Sandisk Memory Stick Ultra II Pro Duo cards from Mr.Gadget today!
Notebook monitor too low? LCD monitor too high? Throw away those old phone books. The Targus Notebook / LCD Monitor Stand
lets you adjust the height of your monitor quickly and easily to the height you desire. Having the correct height for your monitor is more detrimental than one may think. A monitor positioned too high or too low can cause neck pain which can lead to stress or injury which can lead to an exponential decrease in productiveness.
The Targus Notebook / LCD Monitor Stand has also been designed to keep your desk clutter free with it's intelligent cable management, stationary and keyboard stand. And when your notebook is ready to go, it's ready to pack into a neat package.Features of the Targus Notebook / LCD Monitor Stand:
* Ergonomically designed to hold your notebook or LCD monitor
* Built-in mouse tray, cable management, stationery holder and keyboard stand
* Adjustable height to position the screen at the most relaxed and comfortable height
* Knock-down design for easy assemblyOrder your Targus Notebook / LCD Monitor Stand here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Canon have decided to add a little Christmas bonus to those who purchase either their Pixma MP500 Multi-Functional Bubble Jet
or Pixma MP800 Multi-Functional Printer
. Until Dec 31, if you buy either one of these beauties you will receive a bonus pack consisting of:
- 10 Printable Imation CD-Rs
- 10 Printable Imation DVD-Rs
- 50 sheets of Canon GP401 6" x 4" Glossy Photo Paper
Photo print paper can be quite expensive, so this is an absolute bargain! And burnable CD's and DVD's will always come in handy. Not only do you get the opportunity to utilise the many excellent functions of the Canon MP series multi-function printers, but you have plenty of consumables to ensure you are not rushing to replenish your supplies in the too near future. Happy printing!
Order your Canon Pixma MP500 Multi-Functional Bubble Jet Printer
or Canon MP800 Multi-Functional Bubble Jet Printer
at Mr.Gadget today!
Wired mice are limited in range by the length of the cord it comes with. Wireless mice are limited in range by the RF signal they use. Bluetooth mice are unrivaled in their range. Unless of course you have a ten meter plus cable snaking around your desk. The Targus Bluetooth Mini Mouse
gives you wireless freedom along with a ten meter range. It also has a high res optical sensor and comes with its own bluetooth adaptor. Believe it or not, some computers still don't come with bluetooth standard so the adaptor is a nice extra touch. The beauty of the adaptor is that it's not only for the mouse but also lets you connect up to seven other different bluetooth devices you may have, to your PC. Basically, you're getting two gadgets in one with this package.Features of the Targus Bluetooth Mini Mouse:
- On/off switch preserves and extends the battery life
- This mouse features a unique auto pair-up button that provides 1-touch quick, easy and accurate connecting of Bluetooth devices to the PC.
- The adaptor converts a traditional PC to a Bluetooth enabled system and allows it to work with up to 7 Bluetooth devices at the same time.
- For additional freedom, this mouse has up to 10m of control range from your PC.
- High resolution 800 dpi optical mouse
- Bluetooth Class 2 and v1.2 compliantOrder your Targus Bluetooth Mini Mouse here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
With the quick rising popularity of laser mice, the Razer Copperhead High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse
holds it's head up high as one of the market's best performers. With the Logitech G5
laser mice drawing huge attention, Razer has taken the race right up to the more well known mouse brand. Razer is fast becoming known for their excellent performing and amazing looking mice which are aimed more specifically at meeting the unmet needs of gamers!
When looking at the Copperhead, there is definitely has a 'wow' factor attached. The slick lines and impressive 'glow pipes' running along the side sets the Copperhead apart in the looks department. However these striking looks are backed up by just as impressive specs. As with the Logitech G7, it comes with a 2000DPI Laser Engine and has a blistering 1ms response time!! Mouse lagging is well and truly put to rest here!! Along with its high motion detection and onboard memory, the Copperhead is as sensitive and responsive mouse as you will find! However you also have the option of altering the sensitivity to suit your perso
nal needs. Also with many mice being designed for the right hander, the ergonomic ambidextrous design of the Copperhead will bring a smile to those left handers out their.
No doubt those who enjoy PC gaming will know that the mouse performance is crucial to gaming pleasure. With the Razer Copperhead gaming mouse, your gaming enjoyment will be taken to a whole new level! Let the frags begin!Features of the Razer Copperhead High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse:
* 2000 DPI Laser Engine Powered by Razer Precision
* 1000 Hz Ultrapollin with 1 ms response time as compared with 125Hz/8 ms response time used by other conventional gaming mice
* 32KB Onboard Memory Powered by Razer Synaps
* 7 independently programmable buttons optimized with Razer's Hyperesponse technology for ultra tactile button feedback and maximum actions-per-minute (APM) gameplay
* Zero-Acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet
* 16 bit data path, as compared to 8 bit and 12 bit data paths used by other conventional mice
* High speed motion detection, up to 45ips and 20g / Over 7080 frames per second
* Always-On mode pioneered by Razer - the laser engine sensor never powers down to provide instantaneous response at all times during game play
* Award winning Razer drivers featuring On-the-Fly Sensitivity DPI adjustment pioneered by Razer
* Size: 5.04" length x 2.5" width x 1.54" height
* GlowPipe non-slip side rails
* Ergonomic ambidextrous design
* Ultra large non-slip rubber coated mouse buttons
* Gold plated USB connector for maximum conductivity
* 7 foot, lightweight, non-tangle cordOrder your Razer Copperhead High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse at Mr.Gadget today!
I think wireless is a cool technology. The development and more recently, the proliferation of, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and regular RF means that we are increasingly less and less tethered to our own desks at work and are allowed much more freedom of movement.
But there's something about wired keyboards and mice - no matter how highly advanced RF and Bluetooth technologies have come - but no wireless can match the immediacy and accuracy that many computer users (such as designers, video editors and music producers) require of their input devices. That's why, despite having the best wireless mice available to me, I still choose to use humble wired mice.
When I bought my first laptop around 3 years ago, I needed to find a mouse that was light, reasonably sized and easy to pack up. I didn't want a normal desktop mouse, such as a Microsoft Intellimouse or a Logitech - they were much too bulky and their long cables meant it was a pain to pack up. So I did a little Internet searching and I found this awesome product - the Kensington PocketMouse Pro
The best feature of the PocketMouse Pro is its retractable cord, which means that it's easy to pack up and no worries about cable snagging in bags, backpacks, etc. It's a fantastic idea - I used mine for two years and it survived the constant pulling and general abuse that portable mice must go through.Features of the Kensington PocketMouse Pro
- Cord retracts into mouse body for compact, secure storage
- Optical technology for precise tracking and no required cleaning
- Compact size fits neatly into laptop or portfolio case
- Adjustable-length USB cord is perfect fit for travelersOrder your Kensington PocketMouse Pro from Mr.Gadget today!
It's the final stretch to Christmas and the mad rush has begun! Here's my first Christmas gadget pick either as a gift idea for someone or one you could put on your own list. The Targus Multimedia Notebook Speakers
are a replacement set for those in-built ones on your notebook or laptop. Although notebooks are great overall, in their small size some compromises had to be made. One of the most obvious compromises is the audio quality. With the Targus Multimedia Notebook Speakers, you can have your cake (or Christmas pudding) and eat it too! It's designed for portable use with your notebook but doesn't skimp on sound quality. One of the best things about them also, is that they are USB powered! No batteries required. These will go perfectly with that Barry Manilow CD you're gonna get this Christmas.Features of the Targus Multimedia Notebook Speakers:
- USB Powered - No Batteries Required
- Small, Light and Portable - Perfect for Mobile Use
- Easy to Install
- Stunning Design Compliments any Notebook or Desktop PC
- Aluminum Drivers give Superb Sound Performance
- Innovative Folding Mechanism Allows Great Stereo EffectOrder your Targus Multimedia Notebook Speakers here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
The Logitech G7 Cordless Mouse
has been a hotly awaited product! Logitech have prided themselves on bringing out high quality mice and keyboards for a while now. With the new laser mice hitting the market, it looks like the standard optical mice could be a thing of the past. If you have a go of a laser mouse, I guarantee you won't want to go back to using a conventional optical mouse again! Well finally the Logitech G7 laser mouse
has come into stock, which will no doubt bring a smile to the faces of the many that have been waiting for what has seemed an eternity!
With the G7's brother, the Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
not being in stock for another week or so, the Logitech G7 is ready to be gobbled up by those of us wanting a comfortable, superior mousing experience. This baby is ideal for both graphical and gaming software users given it's comfort, wireless technology and superior sensitivity and response. Not to be outdone by Logitech are the Razer series of mice. Both the Razer Copperhead High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse
and the Razer Diamondback Plasma Limited Edition Precision Gaming Mouse
are worthy competitors. With both the Razer mice in stock
the battle is surely about to begin!Features of the Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse:
* 2000 dpi laser engine
* Full-speed USB + 2.4 GHz cordless
* Two fast-swap ultra-light Li-ion packs
* Battery-level indicator
* Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) gaming feet
* In-game sensitivity switchingOrder your Logitech G7 Laser Cordless Mouse at Mr.Gadget Today!
I'm not one for having a lot of memory cards - I don't have many devices that use memory cards. In fact, I have exactly one card - for my camera, which shall remain nameless for fear of recrimination for my criticism. But pretty much everyone else in the office have multiple memory cards and I'm sure a lot of Gadgeteers out there do too.
So, if you have a pile of memory cards, how do you get the data off them? It's quite inconvenient having to get your camera or PDA and load your memory cards one by one. So what you need is a card reader.
The Laser 33-in-1 Card Reader/Writer
is probably the best value card reader out there. And no, it doesn't have 33 slots. It actually has four slots, but each slot can handle multiple card formats. And it's pretty darn cheap for what you get. It's even compatible with Macs, so I might actually get one for my single
SD card. Funny how my card reader would cost more than my memory card...Features of the Laser 33-in-1 Card Reader/Writer
- Supports high speed USB 2.0
- Easy to install
- Integrates into 4 slots
- Plug and play
- Hot swappable
- CompactOrder your Laser 33-in-1 Card Reader/Writer from Mr.Gadget today!
The realm of gadgets have traditionally been the territory of the male species. But it seems this space is fast becoming shared with the ladies. More and more women are embracing the "tech" while bringing to it the type of style and class only a woman can. But it's also true that not many gadget accessories are geared toward women. I commend Targus for trying to break that mould. One of their accessories for women is the Targus Ladies Koskin Notebook Case
. It's a nice looking bag designed for the ladies and ladies' things. What I really like about this case is the fact that it doesn't
yell out Laptop!
Call me paranoid but to me many laptop cases are invitations for theives who prey on these thousand dollar gadgets by telling them exactly what's inside. The Targus Ladies Koskin Notebook Case, styled just for women.Features of the Targus Ladies Koskin Notebook Case:
- $10 from the sale of each Ladies Case will be proudly donated by Targus to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
- Suitable for notebooks up to 15.4" (including widescreen)
- Removable notebook sleeve – adds versatility
- Removable cosmetics/accessories pouch
- Mobile phone compartment, card & pen holders and key clip
- Secure zippered pocket
- Full sized quick access external pocket
- Bonus Targus key chainOrder your Targus Ladies Koskin Notebook Case here at Mr.Gadget today!
Have you ever been in a situation where you have to take a photo but of course the person taking it misses out? How about when you try to photograph those beautiful panoramic landscape shots but your work is ruined by the 'shakes'? Usually you can get away with it during the day, but at night when the shutter needs to be open a bit longer, you need super steady hands to prevent even a hint of some blurry distortion alienating your photo. Well the Sony Video Camera Tripod
is the ideal solution to help the novice execute professional video and digital still photography.
With a 35inch variable height range, you can adjust the Sony Video Camera Tripod to suit your needs. The handle makes it easy to adjust the camera position and you are able to manipulate the individual leg heights to ensure the camera is steady even on uneven terrain. With a universal connection, most video and digital still cameras should fit to the Sony Video Camera Tripod, however it would be best to double check before purchasing. With this camera accessory added to your photographic arsenal, you will be sure to include everyone in those big occasion magic moments or family photos. As for those once in a life time events such as weddings and milestone birthday parties, simply set up your camera companion and take the accolades later for your superior footage.Features of the Sony Video Camera Tripod:
* Expands from 21 inches to 56 inches in height
* Material: Aluminum, ABS, POM, PC, and PS
* Color: Black
* Weight: Approx. 1200g
* Dimension: Approx. Max. Height 1441, Min. Height 548mm (56 3/4, 21 5/8 inches) (Max Height = Legs are spread and elevator is used)Order your Sony Video Camera Tripod at Mr.Gadget Today!
"LED watches first came onto the market in the early 1970s. These were the first watches to use the current advances in modern electronic micro-circuitry, utilizing what was then the state-of-the-art display technology -- the light emitting diode (LED). A few years later, the technology behind liquid crystal displays (LCD) would advance enough for them to take over (mainly due to their reduced power consumption, replacing the "power-hungry" LED displays)."
Since fashion has a way of recycling things that were old and things that were daggy, we now (again) have the LED watch.
The watch from the LED-watch store (http://www.led-watch.com/
) comes in four different styles. XRAY (BRUSHED STEEL), TX5 (GUN METAL BLACK), SPACE
(STAINLESS STEEL) and TX4 (CHROME SILVER).
I "test-watched" the TX5 (gun metal black). It is a very chick looking watch and from the weight, you can tell the quality of the band is of high standard. The display is a simple red panel with one line of 4 diodes.
There are two buttons on the right: one for the time, the other for the date. Yes, you have to press them to get the time/date to display for a whopping 3 seconds.
The official reason returned from an email enquiry: "...you need the push the button to illuminate the display, this is correct for all LED watches. It is to ensure long battery life and would be impossible for LED display to remain lit."
For some people, less is more. If that is you, then this is your watch.By J.Sulte (aka Ramboy & friend of Mr.Gadget)
Ahhh, the joys of a laptop. To be unconstrained, mobile and yet be just as productive as one would be with a desktop computer. Although less powerful, the advantages of having a portable computer are many.
However, a decent full-sized keyboard isn't usually one of them. In the interests of making a computer as compact as possible, most manufacturers leave out the numeric keypad for a couple of reasons: a) it wouldn't fit and b) to make one fit the manufacturer would have to make the keys as small as possible, which would be highly impractical.
Realising that there would be quite a few people out there who do need a proper numeric keypad, Targus have come up with the Targus Wireless Calculator Keypad
, which I think is an absolutely brilliant idea - a wireless numeric keypad that also doubles as a calculator when not connected to a computer. How useful is that? This would be a fantastic gadget to chuck in the laptop bag for the more scientific or financially-minded.
In fact, even Mr.Gadget has one of these in his office and endorses it - "no problems mister". Now our accountant has gone on holidays, his Wireless Calculator Keypad might see even more use. Now if only he could work on his accounting skills...Features of the Targus Wireless Calculator KeypadWireless Freedom:
Wireless keypad with built-in calculator and receiver storage is perfect for travel, home and officeFaster data input:
Full-size keycaps for convenient data input - ideal for spreadsheet, accounting and financial applicationsPlug and play connectivity:
Easy to install - simply plug the wireless receiver into your notebook computer's USB slot - no drivers requiredOrder your Targus Wireless Calculator Keypad from Mr.Gadget today!
Here's another one for the notebook users. The Targus Wireless Notebook Rechargeable Laser Mouse
, is a laser mouse without a tail. Becasue it's wireless, it means no more tangles and with laser tracking technology, there's no compromise on accuracy. But there's a twist (and I love twists), the batteries recharge via USB. Gotta love USB charging. It's so much more convenient than a power brick. Until wireless charging is invented, USB charging has got to be the way to go. And because 99% of notebooks and even desktops have a USB port, there's no need to worry about losing power while conquering territories in Age of Empires III or finishing off that office report, which ever is more important.Features of the Targus Wireless Notebook Rechargeable Laser Mouse:20 Times More Sensitive:
Targus laser technology has 20x more tracking sensitivity than typical optical mice, for greater accuracy and improved use on shiny surfaces - ideal for gamers, graphic design or those who simply demand maximum accuracyPower Management:
Recharge via the USB charge cable; use the mouse during charging to ensure uninterrupted operationWireless Freedom:
RF wireless technology provides a clean, uncluttered workspace free from cablesOrder your Targus Wireless Notebook Rechargeable Laser Mouse here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
I've mentioned before that the Power Supply Unit
(PSU) is probably one of the more neglected components of the home PC. However if we think about it for a second, given the PSU is responsible for feeding all your hungry PC parts their vitamins and supplements needed for operation, it makes perfect sense that you feed them with a healthy diet. Otherwise like when you feed your body with junk food alone, your PC will not run as effectively, or worse case scenario break down!
Basic rule of thumb - you can never have too
much power; when it comes to PSU that is! With power hungry graphics cards
and hard drives
requiring a sustained, clean supply of power, the PSU needs to deliver. For example an Athlon 64 3400+ requires 100W
of power just for itself! If you think that's a little greedy, than a pair of 6800Ultra graphics cards in SLI mode will suck out 220W
!! Therefore before you upgrade your computer, you need to make sure your PSU is up to the task, otherwise you are both wasting your money or even worse putting your new PC components at the risk of damage.
Thankfully compatibility is not an issue, as all desktop PSU's are built to suit ATX standards. For some motherboards that have different sized power adapters, there are connectors that enable you to still insert the power cable. One thing to not be fooled by however is the power rating some PSU claim. Don't be fooled into thinking that the higher the stated wattage, the better the PSU. Best way to check for the PSU's performance is to add the +12V, +5V and +3.3V power rails. The PSU specs will have this info.
Finally don't be tempted into buying a 'cheap' higher wattage PSU. An Antec
f 350W will be a better option than a lesser know brand at 400W. Buying from a trusted brand will give you peace of mind in the quality of the power supplied, not to mention the efficiency. Basically, 'unclean' power can damage components through irregular supply and power can lost through loss of heat. Known brands like Antec look after your PC much better. I just bought the Antec Neo 480W PSU
. Not only is it really quiet, but it has the added bonus of only connecting the power cords required for your PC. This means you will have less clutter within your computer, thus allowing for better air circulation and cooling. I have been very happy with it and can rest assured my PC's power is in safe hands!Order your PSU at Mr.Gadget Today!
As a kid who was into sci-fi movies and the like, I thought one of the most coolest forms of opening a door was when a character put a finger on the fingerprint scanner, and you can see the scanner lights go up and down behind the finger and after a couple of passes, you hear a beep and the door slides open. At the time, I thought that was the stuff of fantasy, that these sort of devices won't be around until sometime during the 22nd or 23rd century.
Well, whaddya know. Fingerprint scanning technology is right here. Right now.
The Targus DEFCON Authenticator USB Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
may not open doors (although you could probably set up a complicated rig to do just that, but I couldn't be bothered), but it certainly keeps your computer and your files secure, eliminating those pesky passwords and having to remember them. Since everyone's fingerprints are unique, it's extremely secure and extremely difficult to bypass - simply disconnecting the DEFCON Authenticator won't get around the security mechanisms. It also includes OmniPass software which will enter usernames and passwords in web pages automatically when the finger is scanned. Not only does it save on keystrokes, but how futuristically cool is that?
What next, retina scans?Features of the Targus DEFCON Authenticator USB Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
• Includes Omnipass software (XP Compatible)
• The first fingerprint biometrics stand-alone unit of its kind- Incorporates a 2 port USB hub
• Light, small and great for travel
• Silicon fingerprint sensor featuring AuthenTec's TruePrint technology
• Integrated 2-port USB hubOrder your Targus DEFCON Authenticator USB Biometric Fingerprint Scanner from Mr.Gadget today!
The beauty of laser mice is the accuracy they produce. Although they are geared toward the gamer or the graphics designer, the casual user can also benefit from this new technology. With laser mice, you can pretty much scroll, click or point on any surface short of a bed of nails. The Targus Notebook Retractable Laser Mouse
offers the notebook user the same benefits as a desktop user who uses a laser mouse. No more compromising on accuracy just because you use a notebook since this mouse is designed for
notebook users. It's as simple as extending the cord and pluggin it in a spare USB port.Features of the Targus Notebook Retractable Laser Mouse:20 Times More Sensitive:
Targus laser technology has 20x more tracking sensitivity than typical optical mice, for greater accuracy and improved use on shiny surfaces – ideal for gamers, graphic design or those who simply demand maximum accuracyCable Management:
Pull on the connector and mouse ends of the cable and adjust cord to perfect length; perfect for travelUniversal Connectivity:
USB connection for hot swap capability; no driver required; plug and play convenienceOrder your Targus Notebook Retractable Laser Mouse here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Well, the paint has barely dried on the billboards advertising the iPod nano
and now Apple have gone and released another iPod
- this time an iPod that can play back videos.
Unfortunately with the latest incarnation of the iPod, they have seemed to have gotten rid of the power port on top of the iPod that peripherals such as the Griffin iTrip LCD
and the XtremeMac Airplay
use to draw their power from.
However, have no fear, the Griffin iTrip LCD with Dock Connector FM Transmitter
is here! I've already written about the Griffin iTrip LCDs
in my previous blogs, but the main difference of the Griffin iTrip LCD with Dock Connector is that it connects to the dock connector located at the bottom of the iPod rather than the now-obsolete power port, guaranteeing it to work with the latest 5G video iPod.Made for:
- 5th Generation iPod with Video
- iPod nano
- iPod Photo
- iPod U2 Special Edition
- iPod mini
- 4th Generation iPod with Click Wheel
- 3rd Generation iPod with touch wheel and buttonsTechnical Specifications of the Griffin iTrip LCD with Dock Connector FM Transmitter
- Dimensions: 2.45" x 1.43" x 0.9" (62.5mm x 36.5mm x 22mm)
- Weight: 0.6 oz
- Built-in antenna
- Power requirement: iPod connection
- Modulation: FM Stereo
- Frequencies: 88.1-107.9MHz
- High stability crystal oscillator, phase-lock loop control
- Frequency response: 50Hz to 15KHz
- Operating range: 10-30 ft
- FCC compliant: (FCC ID # : PAV4026)Order your Griffin iTrip LCD with Dock Connector FM Transmitter from Mr.Gadget today!
Investing $400 on an entertainment device really makes one baby their new toy. Especially when it's a portable entertainment device and you plan on taking it out of the relative safety of your bedroom like your suppossed to. The Logic3 PSP Protector Kit
has been put together to give your PSP a fighting chance against those carpet, tile, cement or bitumen which for no apparent provocation rush up toward your investment. The pack even comes with a screen protector and port covers, protection from those invading dust particles. Protect your PSP this Christmas!
Logic3 PSP Protector Kit Package Includes:
- Protective Case for PSP (soft silicon rubber cover)
- Screen Protector
- PSP Port Covers
- Wrist Strap
Order your Logic3 PSP Protector Kit for Christmas here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
For those of us who have bought a new mp3 player
will quickly discover that the earphones that come standard are simply that... just standard. Sound reproduction is average and very rarely do you get any decent level of base and no distortion. I suppose the money you pay goes into the mp3 player; but what's the point if you don't have quality earphones to listen to it on.
I've been looking at the highly acclaimed Sennheiser
Headphone range lately and came across the Sennheiser PXC150 Closed Active Noise Canceling Headphones.
These dynamic stereo babies are not what you call 'standard' headphones. Their soft ear pads ensure excellent ambient noise reduction and with their 'Switchable NoiseGuard' active noise compensation, they make the perfect companion for long plane flights or any other noisy environments. Bass production is crisp, minimising the possibility of any gutless 'tinny' sounding music, and with computer-optimised neodymium magnets, distortion is kept to a bare minimum. In layman's terms, the PXC150's are compact, high quality sounding headphones that will put any standard earphones to shame. Also given the price of the more audiophile quality headphones, these are very reasonable in deed! Don't settle for sub-par any more!Features of the Sennheiser PXC150 Closed Active Noise Canceling Headphones:
* Dynamic stereo mini headphones
* Ideal for mobile audio sources such as MP3 players or portable CD players
* Includes convenient draw string pouch
* Ideal for storing: the ear cups can be turned through 90 degrees
* Soft ring ear pads ensure excellent passive attenuation of ambient noise
* Switchable NoiseGard active noise compensation, ideal for use on planes or in any other environment with engine noise
* In-line NoiseGard box (for 2 AAA batteries), can be rotated through 360 degrees
* Transparent and lifelike audio reproduction due to Sennheiser "Duofol" diaphragms with spiral embossing
* Computer-optimised neodymium magnets for extremely low distortion
* Bass tube for crisp, powerful bass
* Supplied complete with 0.25inch (6.3 mm) stereo jack adaptor and 3.5 mm double mono jack adaptor for in-flight entertainment systems
* Lightweight (only 65 g without cable)
* 2-year guaranteeBuy your Sennheiser PXC150 Closed Active Noise Canceling Headphones at Mr.Gadget Today!
Most of us like having a neat and uncluttered desk. Having keyboard and mouse cables everywhere goes against that aesthetic, however. And simply having a wireless keyboard and mouse just looks cool. Look ma, no wires! But most of the wireless keyboard and mouse sets can be rather expensive - think anywhere from $80 to $200. Well, the Laser Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse with USB Charger
retails for $49.95
A wireless keyboard and mouse combination for less than $50? What are we smoking?
Nothing, really, Laser have managed to produce another totally kick-butt no-frills product that does its job excellently, without stuffing around with features you don't really need. Most of us don't need 200+ buttons on the mouse and keyboard, just enough buttons to access most of the basic functions - such as Internet and E-mail.
Laser, how do you do it?Features of the Laser Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse with USB Charger
- Wireless freedom
- Optical mouse with charger
- Two programmable mouse buttons operated by your thumb
- Compact touch type keys
- 13 multimedia hot keys
- Battery indicator for keyboard
- Wrist supportCompatibility:
PC / MACHot Keys:
Internet, My Favourites, Refresh, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Sleep, Media Player, Stop, Play/pause, Next track, Previous track, EmailOrder your Laser Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse with USB Charger from Mr.Gadget today!
Do you enjoy watching movies late at night? Maybe listening to some music? However you have the annoying problem of grumbling neighbours complaining to you about sonic booms going through their walls, robbing them of their peace and quiet! Well what if you could still watch your movies at a decent sound level and not have to be badgered by your neighbours? Not to mention you being a little more considerate! Let me introduce you to the Sennheiser HD555 Open Dynamic HI-FI Stereo Headphones
I live in a unit and enjoy watching movies at night. However I often hear my neighbours' TV bellowing through the walls. So you could say I have been on both sides of the fence. When I read up on the Sennheiser HD555, I saw some hope in still being able to watch those late night movies, yet not disturbing the neighbours. What's excited me was the ability for the Sennheiser HD555 to generate an extended, spatial sound field; making them ideal headphones for home cinema as well as music. The HD555 pays tribute to Sennheiser's 'sound' reputation of sound quality, comfort and ergonomics. Once removing the comfortable velour ear pads after watching your movie, simply fold up the HD555's and neatly pop them in the cupboard. At last... quality sound at a decent volume without the 'disturbing the neighbours' predicament!Features of the Sennheiser HD555 Open Dynamic HI-FI Stereo Headphones:
* Open, circumaural, dynamic, wired stereo headphones
* Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement (E.A.R.) enables ideal sound channeling for a new kind of listening experience
* State of the art, advanced Duofol diaphragms
* Highly optimized, field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems
* Outstanding wearing comfort for long listening sessions
* Skin caressing velour ear pads even allow the wearing of spectacle frames without loss of comfort
* Longevity through exchangeable components (ear pads, cable, headband)
* Lightweight aluminum voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics
* Surround reflector improves spatial sound characteristics
* 2-year warrantyOrder your Sennheiser HD555 Open Dynamic HI-FI Stereo Headphones at Mr.Gadget Today!
Here's a bluetooth stereo headset that's a little more discreet than the rest. Thanks to its telescoping mic, the Plantronics Pulsar 590 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
goes from handsfree to headset (and vise versa) in a couple of seconds. And because it's bluetooth, it's a wireless hassle free solution. Switching from music to a voice call can also be done through the headset via the built in controls. Charging the Pulsar 590 is also conveniently done through USB charging. That means one less power brick and the less of these, the better! If you want to stream music from your phone though, make sure your mobile supports bluetooth stereo streaming as some phones are incapable of doing so. However, these headsets will still be able to function as a handsfree solution. And with the universal adapter (sold separately) you'll also be able to stream music from your iPod, portable DVD player or even the XBox, all in glorious wireless bluetooth!Features of the Plantronics Pulsar 590 Bluetooth Stereo Headset:
- High fidelity stereo sound for superior audio performance
- Up to 12 hours talk time and up to 10 hours audio listening time
- Universal adapter (not included) plugs directly into most 3.5 mm audio devices, such as iPods, to enjoy wireless stereo listening
- Seamlessly switch between calls and music listening
- Telescoping voice tube provides clear calls and discreet conversations
- Foldable headset design for convenient travel and compact storage
- Adjustable headband and pillow-soft ear cushions for superior fit and wearing comfort
- Dedicated buttons allow call and music control functions directly from the headset
- Convenient desktop charging stand to charge and store your headsetOrder your Plantronics Pulsar 590 Bluetooth Stereo Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
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