Here's one for you budding investigatory journalists out there. The XtremeMac MicroMemo High-Fidelity Digital Audio Recorder for iPod
, as the name suggests, is a recorder that takes advantage of the iPod's capabilities. But don't mistake it for just any old voice recorder, the MicroMemo adds a line-in so you can use any input device with a 3.5mm jack connector. It simply plugs into the bottom of the iPod and control is done through the iPod's click wheel. Great for recording meetings, speeches, even your room mate singing in the shower.Features of the XtremeMac MicroMemo High-Fidelity Digital Audio Recorder for iPod:
- One-touch recording
- Full iPod integration with on-screen display
- Built-in speaker for instant playback
- Records 16-bit audio at 22kHz and 44kHz
- Accepts input from other devices
- No batteries needed - iPod-powered
- Works only with iPod with video.An up and coming new gadget here at Mr.Gadget Australia!
Now in a world of advanced technology, there takes a special gadget to out shine the rest. The Archos AV500 100GB Mobile Digital Video Recorder
may just be one of those gadgets!
We live in a society where travel takes up a huge component of our lives. Whether it's by by plane, train or car, we seem to spend a lot of time traveling from A to B. To have a highly portable, powerful multimedia player at your fingertips will only make the journey easier... unless of course you are in the driving seat of the car!
The Av500 is packed with features and boasts arguably the best LCD screen of it's size and function. The 100GB version is capable of storing up to 400hours of video or approximately 250 movies to near DVD quality at 720 x 576pixels at 25f/s (Pal)!! Now you will never be bored. On top of the movies, you can store ample amount of music... in fact up to 15000 songs!! And let's not forget the advantage of having our favourite photos at our disposal... all 300,000 of them... if anyone ever has that many! I would doubt it! However obviously we would more than likely have a mixture of media formats stored on the AV500 to make the most of it's diversity
Connectivity is excellent, with the AV500 able to be connected to your DVD player, VCR, TV, camera, camcorder or computer with ease. Having a friendly interface allows you to download from all these components, giving you a multimedia portable library. Who needs to have all those DVDs, videos, photos and CD's when you can store them all on one very nice package. Simply carry it with you and plug into a TV to watch or listen to whatever you wish, or simply enjoy viewing the media from the incredibly detailed LCD screen on the AV500.
Also if you order before the 3rd of July
, you get can get the AV500 100GB for a crazy $1099
and the 30GB version for an amazing $795
. Simply write this price in the comments box followed by "Archos Sale". Don't procrastinate for too long!Features of the Archos AV500 100GB Mobile Digital Video Recorder:
* 4" color wide screen
* 30 or 100 GB* hard drive
* Easy setup Pod for TV recording & video playback
* Control your VCR, Cable or Satellite receiver
* Record directly TV or make scheduled recordings
* Photo wallet & music player
* Enjoy up to 400 hours of video1, 250 movies1 or 1 million photos1 on the goBuy your Archos AV500 100GB Mobile Digital Video Recorder at Mr.Gadget today!
Third party accessories have traditionally only been made for Apple's iPod. Lately, with Apple's new line of notebooks and desktop computers, aftermarket brands like Logitech have sat up and taken notice. Good thing too, because even though Apple pride themselves in brining out computers that are ready straight out-of-the-box, their peripherals are left to be on the bland side. The Logitech s 530 Cordless Laser Desktop
brings to the Mac what PC owners have been enjoying, a comprehensive keyboard and mouse combination and it takes full advantage of what an Apple computer does. Make life simple. With a two button cordless laser mouse, the s 530 already blows away Apple's standard optical one button mouse right off the desk. And coupled with a slim, low profile keyboard, gone are the days of the clunky Apple one.The keyboard also has a standard layout with additional buttons for Apple's pre-loaded applications. Now that Windows can be run on Mac's, Apple claim that their computers may be the only machines you'll ever need to run both operating systems. With the Logitech s 530 Cordless Laser Desktop this doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.Features of the Logitech s 530 Cordless Laser Desktop:
- Dedicated One-Touch Controls for Your Mac
- Ergonomic Low-Profile, Zero-Degree Tilt Design
- Scuplted Laser Mouse for Superior Comfort and Precision
- Extended Battery Life
- USB Mini-Receiver for Added Flexibility
- Included USB stand for USB Mini-ReceiverOrder your Logitech s 530 Cordless Laser Desktop here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Some of us here in the office saw the Archos AV700
out of the box for the first time a couple of days ago. My initial reaction was, "So who wants to buy my iPod?" This thing rivals any in-car entertainment system out there. And with a 40GB hard drive, you can store enough movies to keep you entertained from here to the moon! Even better news is that from today until the 3rd of July, some of our Archos range have a price reduction. And if you're wondering about the picture of the AV700, yes, that's how huge the screen really is!
Just mention this blog in the comments section of your order and we'll take off the following amount from our already reduced prices:Archos AV700 40GB
: Take off $40.00Archos Gmini 402
: Take off $30.00Order your Archos AV700 40GB Media Player or Archos Gmini 402 here at Mr.Gadget Australia today.
Yesterday I made note of the incredible price drop on high quality, large LCD monitors. Well the same applies with the powerful graphics cards needed to run them. The Inno3D GeForce 7900GT PCIe Graphics Card
is both a powerful graphics card at a more than reasonable price!
The inno3D 7900GT incorporates the latest chipset by Nvidia, the 7900 series. I've always had a general rule of thumb when upgrading your computer - never go for the top of the line product, but rather one or two steps down. That way you get a good performance jump that won't be superseded within 6months that you don't pay an arm and leg for. With graphics cards in particular, there is an exponential price increase with the top of the line cards. The Nvidia "GT" cards are always great value for money. There's no exception here! Let me explain.
The 7900 GTX retails around $880. Now that's almost twice as much as our price for the 7900GT. Sure performance is better using this card, but definitely not twice as good! They both have the same chipset. The 7900GT has an extra 256MB of RAM which is of more value for those using larger monitors, ie above 21inch, however it's hardly worth it for those using 21 inch monitors and less. The 7900GT will bring you great performance at a much more cost efficient amount! If you're thinking of improving the graphics grunt of your PC, seriously consider this impressive card.Features of the Inno3D GeForce 7900GT PCIe Graphics Card:
*Next Generation Super Scaler GPU Architecture
Delivers over 2x the shading power of previous generation products, taking gaming performance to extreme levels.
* Full Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 Support
The standard for today's PCs and next generation consoles enables stunning and complex effects for cinematic realism.
* NVIDIA CineFX 4.0 Engine
Delivers advanced visual effects at unimaginable speeds. Next generation shader architecture with new texture unit design streamlines texture processing for faster and smoother gameplay.
* NVIDIA SLI Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI MCP.
* NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology
The industry's fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual qualiry is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern, advanced 128 tap sample coverage, 16x anisotropic filtering, and support for transparent supersampling and multisampling.
* True High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Rendering Support
The ultimate lighting effects bring environments to life for a truely immersive, ultra-realistic experience. NVIDIA's 64-bit texture implementation delivers state-of-the-art high dynamic-range (HDR) visual effect through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing and blending.
* NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
The combination of high-definition video processors and decoder software deilvers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for all video content to turn your PC into a high end home theater.
* NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology
Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects.
* NVIDIA ForceWare unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
* OpenGL 2.0 Optimizations and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for Open GL applications.
* NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexible and control for multiple monitors.
* PCI Express® Support
Designd to run perfectly with the next generation PCI Express bus architecture. The new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.Order your Inno3D GeForce 7900GT PCIe Graphics Card at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
It wasn't too long ago when those with a more modest pay packet used to drool over owning a 19inch LCD monitor for their home PC, let alone a widescreen model! Well just have a look at the specs of the Viewsonic VX2025WM 20.1inch LCD Monitor
and the accompanying price!
The VX2025WM is of the same family of LCD screens as the hugely popular and acclaimed VX922/VX924
. Here we have the big brother! A cool 20.1 inch widescreen format starts off the great features. Since getting my widescreen laptop about 6months ago, I have quickly adapted to, and can't go without a widescreen format. Windows and multimedia are made for widescreen.
Of course there's the refresh rate issue for larger screens. Well the VX2025WM has a response time of 8ms ensuring you don't get any blurring. That along with a contrast ratio of 800:1 to produce good quality black levels, a high resolution of 1680x1050 for great detailed pictures and an anti-glare property means you have a quality display and, let me say it again... at an incredible price!! Amazing bang for buck here people!Features of the Viewsonic VX2025WM 20.1inch LCD Monitor:* SuperClearMVA Technology
The technology combines SuperClear screen technology and the innovative Multi-domain Vertical Alignment technology to deliver high contrast and brilliant colors for photo-like image quality. MVA significantly improves an LCD display's viewing angles and provides superior image clarity even while viewing moving images.* ClearMotiv Technology
Human vision allows images shown at 24 frames per second (fps) to be perceived as smooth motion video. Movies play at 24fps, analog TV at 30fps, and DTV ranges between 24-60 fps depending on HDTV format. ClearMotiv fast video-response technology allows frame rate up to 125fps for true broadcast quality full-motion video.* 16:10 Wide-Screen Experience
16:10 wide-format screen is ideally suited to maximize natural field of vision for intense game play, HD format video, and multiple document windows.* OptiSync Technology
This multi-mode input technology supports both analog video (VGA) and direct-digital input (DVI) for superior image quality. The digital interface delivers optimized image quality with minimum adjustment for ultimate configuration flexibility.* XtremeView performance features ultra-wide 176 degrees viewing angles* sRGB Color Management
The sRGB color management chip technology ensures color accuracy from screen to print when used with other sRGB-compliant peripherals.* AutoTune Function
Provides the best image by monitoring signals from the computer and automatically optimizing the monitor settings.Order your Viewsonic VX2025WM 20.1inch LCD Monitor at Mr.Gadget today!
Apple's product designs have been lauded for their simplicity and ease of use. However, some of their peripheral gadgets seem to be to simplistic, ie. iPod Dock and remote. It's a great concept, only, under utilised. So it's up to third party companies to grab the bull by the horns and create a device that's as cool as the iPod itself and give it a little more oomph and a little more grunt. DLO have released the DLO HomeDock DELUXE
, a successor the the original DLO Home Dock. They've taken the same basic design and added some great new features. Features like, on-screen (TV screen that is) menu, customizable menu display, screen saver, easy switching from audio to video at the push of a button and new look design. If your iPod is your personal entertainment system on the go, make it your entertainment system at home too!Features of the DLO HomeDock DELUXE:
- Easily connect your iPod to your Home Stereo & TV
- View and navigate iPods music directly on your TV screen
- Works with dockable, click wheel iPods - including iPod nano, Video iPod, 4G iPod and iPod mini
- Plays iPod videos on large screen TV via AV connection or S-Video
- View picture slideshows with music on your big screen TV
- Control everything from the sofa with the included 18 Button Remote Control
- Fully Powers and Charges iPod while in use
- Includes all necessary cables including AC Power Adopter and AV CableDLO HomeDock DELUXE available here at Mr.Gadget Australia very very soon!
just did a very thorough review on Ideazon's new gamepad - the Fang
. They pretty much agree that the Fang is the best gaming device in Ideazon's three-device lineup. It is notable, not for expanding and adding functionality to their devices, but taking it away. Finally Ideazon has taken away the mediocre keyboard function of their gaming weapons and left the gamer to set up their own desktop with an excellent gamepad like the Fang and the keyboard of their choice for everyday computer work.
Back in the day, when mobile phones we're just becoming mainstream, a company called Nokia took a gamble and designed their phones with simplicity in mind and individuality for the masses. How did they do this? With interchangeable face plates! Yes you remember those don't you? You had one of those didn't you? Looks like Jabra has taken a page out of Nokia's play book with the Jabra BT160 Bluetooth Headset
. With interchangeable face plates, you can put a new one to suit your mood or your wardrobe each day. Coupled with Jabra's nack for creating decent bluetooth headsets, this may be the handsfree that stands out from the rest!Features of the Jabra BT160 Bluetooth Headset:
- Up to 8 Hours Talk Time
- Up to 110 Hours Standby
- Bluetooth v1.2
- Up to 10 Metre range
- Interchangeable design covers
- Light weight design
- Supports headset and handsfree profilesOrder your Jabra BT160 Bluetooth Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Just about everyone today has a mobile phone. And for those of us who drive everyday, we all have the tendency to pick up and answer a call while driving. Illegal because it's dangerous. If you've been eyeing out for a handsfree device the Bluetrek E2 Bluetooth Headset
may just be the go for you. It's a no fuss bluetooth headset that doesn't carry the bells and whistles of a nuclear power plant or the hefty price tag you'd expect from a bluetooth handsfree. What you do get is incredible talk time and stand-by time, a light weight unit and stylish but not overlandish design. Keep it in the car or your bag. Just don't forget it when it's still on your ear!Features of the Bluetrek E2 Bluetooth Headset:
- Up to 11 hours talk time
- Up to 21 days stand-by
- Light weight at 13 grams
- Bluetooth v1.2
- Lithium Polymer battery
- Removable and adjustable ear hookOrder your Bluetrek E2 Bluetooth Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
It goes without saying that direct communication over the internet is huge, and only getting bigger. VOIP and online chat/video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular given the high cost of phone bills. When I first saw online video chat via MSN, I thought how cool is this! However you need a computer, modem, webcam and mic to be able to do this... right... wrong! The D-Link DVC-1000 i2eye VideoPhone
is a tele-conferencing package that doesn't need a computer to run. You simply plug it directly into your ADSL/Cable modem, hook it up to a TV or monitor and off you go.
The DVC-1000 uses advanced video compression technology to maximise image and audio quality, sending and receiving video up to 30frames/sec. It's very easy to setup up, with it's setup wizard guiding you through to operation within minutes. The DVC-1000 comes with a control, which allows you to answer and dial video calls more easily and conveniently. Also with its built in caller ID function, you know exactly who's calling... just in case you would rather not answer! This type of product would be ideal for small businesses and consumers with high speed broadband internet connections, giving you real time video chat whenever you want. And what's great about that... no extra phone bill charges for those long/international calls!! Bring it on!Features of the D-Link DVC-1000 i2eye Broadband VideoPhone:
* Using advanced video compression technology, the DVC-1000 VideoPhone maximizes the image and audio quality within the available bandwidth. The DVC-1000 can send and receive video at up to a full 30 frames per second. It is an ideal solution for consumers and small businesses with high-speed Internet access.
* Easy to use set-up wizards guide you step-by-step through the set-up of the DVC-1000 VideoPhone. You can be up and working in minutes. With the DVC-1000 it is easy to make changes to personalize your videoconferencing display.
* The remote control that is included with the DVC-1000 allows you to easily answer an incoming videophone call or initiate a new one. The built-in caller ID provides privacy protection. You can know who is calling before you answer.
* Be there real-time, anytime. You won’t miss a moment with your friends, family and colleagues with the i2eye DVC-1000 VideoPhone.Order your D-Link DVC- 1000 i2eye VideoPhone at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
has just posted a review of the Tiger-only USB TV dongle review. Miglia TVMicro
isn't the first of its kind, but such form factor is apparently the only one for Mac as of this writing. It is about 40% thicker than a iPod shuttle so you can almost dangle it around your neck. The remote, on the other hand, is about double the size of the TVMicro. The TV chipset that is very difficult to identify as well as the USB controller make up for the bulk for this over-sized tuner dongle.
At about the quarter the size of a standard SD memory card, the Sandisk Micro SD (aka Transflash Memory Modules) are tiny! What does this small size mean? It means smaller and cooler gadgets! Having been using a PDA phone the past year and a half, i'd forgotten the convenience of having a mobile phone that could easily slip into a suit pocket or the back of my jeans. These days mobile phones are fast becoming more than just a communications device. They are now also cameras, mp3 players, microwave ovens.... well maybe not the latter (yet!). And being such a device requires memory. In steps the Sandisk Micro SD / Transflash cards
. Now that they come in the higher capacities of 1GB
, you can take photo's left, right and centre. All while playing your favourite MP3's. Just like in a real photo shoot. "You're a tiger, RAWR! Yeah baby yeah!"Features of the Sandisk Micro SD / Transflash Memory cards:
- The microSD / Transflash cards are universally compatible
- Comes bundled with an SD Adapter, providing universal compatibility with other devices using a full-size SD memory card slot
- Built-in security features enable users to download, store, and play secure content just like an SD card.
- Capacities ranging from 128MB to 1GB
- 5-year limited warrantyOrder your Sandisk Micro SD / Transflash Memory cards here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Far out... it wasn't that long ago when I thought 100Gb was a large capacity for a hard drive. Well now we are blessed with a whopping 750GB option!! The Seagate 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Sata Hard Drive
is one of the first, if not the first, hard drive to boast this massive capacity.
Obviously with such a large capacity hard drive, the obvious drawback and therefore question would be - What if the hard drive gets damaged? That's a lot of data lost! Well Seagate have implemented a clever design called "Perpendicular Recording", whereby the distance between the drive head and platter is increased to reduce physical damage as well as increasing data storage density. There is also a "Clean Sweep" function which causes the drive head to pass over the platter at power up to smooth out any irregular disc movements. In a review on the Seagate 7200.10 by Atomic
, they found the hard drive out performs the competition quite comfortably, although it still doesn't reach the speed of the Western Digital Raptor
. Then again, given it's capacity and spin speed, the 7200.10 does an incredible job in performance. For physical space requirements, hard drive capacity and performance, you will not find a better internal hard drive option then the Seagate 7200.10.Features of the Seagate 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Sata Hard Drive:
* Perpendicular Recording
Perpendicular Recording increases data density while decreasing moving parts for a more dependable drive.
* Serial ATA 3Gb/s (300MB/s)
This product is configurable from SATA 1.5Gb/s to SATA 3Gb/s for easy interoperability.
* Adaptive Fly Height
Adaptive Fly Height offers consistent read/write performance from the beginning to end of your computing workloads.
* Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep automatically calibrates your drive each time you power up.
* Directed Offline Scan
Directed Offline Scan runs diagnostics when storage access is not required.
* Seagate SoftSonic
Seagate SoftSonic motor enables whisper-quiet operation.
* Enhanced G-Force Protection
Enhanced G-Force Protection defends against handling damage.
* 5 Year Warranty
This product carries an unprecedented five-year warranty.
* 16MB Cache
Provides high performance with increased data bursting through the interface.
* Speed - 7200rpm
* Capacity - 750GB
* Interface - Sata 3Gb/sOrder your Seagate 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Sata Hard Drive at Mr.Gadget today!
The trade off in protecting a PDA or phone or PDA phone, as in the case of the O2 XDA Atom is that size is increased. This size increase kind of kills the point of the Atom as one of its biggest draw cards is its small size. However all is not lost. Even though, generally speaking, the size added to a PDA by a case is proportional to the amount of protection it gives, some protection is better than no protection at all. The o2 XDA Atom Silicon Case
will protect your investment from the day to day knocks and bumps absorbing shock through the silicon rubber. It won't however, protect the Atom from an atom bomb. This silicon case also has all the cut-outs for the necessary buttons and ports, keeping your Atom functional and not just cocooned!Features of the o2 XDA Atom Silicon Case:
- Silicon Case is translucent
- Fits perfectly on your o2 XDA Atom Silicon Case as it contours to the devices's design
- Retains the sleek, thin look of your device
- Protects and covers all edges, buttons and nav pad from any scratches
- Holds your device securely in place
- Made of high-quality, flexible and durable silicon
- Material easily returns to its original form from stretching and pullingOrder your o2 XDA Atom Silicon Case here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
What will they think of next?!!! I suppose it was only a matter of time given the huge demand for flash drives
. When I first looked at the Flexiglow Multi Tool Flash Drive
, the thought that immediately came to mind was "What the??!!"
The Flexiglow Multi Tool Flash Drive is a great companion for general every day use. In the style of the more familiar pocket knives or multi-tools
, the Flexiglow combines some great features in a comprehensive gadget! Having the screwdriver and pliers allows for basic handiwork jobs; the flashlight for those hard to see areas; a gimmicky ball point pen when there just isn't any other pen available; and lets not forget the good old flash drive, which comes in 512MB and 1GB versions and has security protection software. The flash drive module is removable so you don't have to have the whole multi-tool sticking out from the front of your computer. Don't think the tensile stress on the flash drive would be too healthy for it. Now the only question is... what's next!Features of the Flexiglow Multi Tool Flash Drive:
* USB Flash Drive - 512MB, 1GB versions
* Detachable flash memory module
* Security protection software
* Star screwdriver with bottle top opener
* Flat head screwdriver with nail file side
* Mini-grip pliers
* Retractable ball point pen
* Super bright white LED torch lightOrder your Flexiglow Multi Tool Flash Drive at Mr.Gadget today!
Multimedia has long been a major function of our PC's. With the variety of media players, both DVD and MP3, as well as presentation programs like Microsoft PowerPoint, computers' versatility and functionality continue to grow and grow. Well the AVlabs USB PC Remote Control
ensures you don't have to be in arms length of your PC to access these programs any more.
This IR remote connects with your PC via a USB receiver, making it highly portable and very simple to install. It's able to be utilised with a variety of existing applications such as WinDVD, WinRip, Win Amp and internet software. For those using Microsoft PowerPoint as a presentation tool, the AVlabs control will enable you to change slides and manipulate the presentation from afar. It's also great for those using their computer as the DVD/Music player. Who wants to get up out of the comfort of their chair to press the play button these days. The AVlabs remote control can also be configured with more specialised software, making this simple, yet very functional PC accessory a very handy tool indeed.Features of the AVlabs USB PC Remote Control:
* It's an innovation in technology which controls various software such as WinDVD, WinRip, WinAmp, Internet Software, PowerPoint and can be customised for other software that you utilise.
* The LED design on the receiver is the perfect accessory for busy travelers and the Receiver easily connects to your computer via the USB port. The Remote can also be used as a mouse with wheel function for added functionality.
* Control your PC wirelessly without using the keyboard or mouse!
* Dual functions as a mouse with scroll function!
* Can be used with Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations!
* O.S.D. (On Screen Display) to show each working function of the remote on your computer screen!
* Works with WinDVD, WinRip, WinAmp, Internet Software, PowerPoint and Media Player with default settings for each program!
* Can be customised to work with any software you choose!Order your AVlabs USB PC Remote Control at Mr.Gadget today!
I've found that after buying a new gadget, I go on an accessories sending spree for that particular device. Take for example my iPod. I had to have a case, a screen protector, dock, speakers, cables, fm transmitter, so on and so forth. I now realize that the aftermarket accessories should be separated into two categories. The luxury items and the essential items. With new PDA's being released every five or six months, it's easy to go all out on the non-essentials. But investing in such a high value gadget, one should be wary of making an investment into protecting the gadget. My two essentials for any PDA is a screen protector and a case. Because the screen of a PDA is the main user interface, it is most important to have ample protection. There are many screen protectors out there but not are all worthy of the name. Some should be called "screen degraders" instead. Expert Shield's screen protectors are by far the best I have used. They only come in single packs (yes, that's right, only one in a pack) but will outlast any cheap dozen pack out there. I've had the same screen protector on my XDA II Mini for over a year now! Here at Mr.Gadget, we have the essential screen protectors for the latest Pocket PC's and if we don't have them, we'll be getting them in soon. Pocket PC flavour of the year seems to be the O2 XDA Atom
and we have plenty of screen protectors ready for ordering. We'll be getting some screen protectors in for the latest HP iPaq Pocket PC's too like the iPaq hw6965 Mobile Messenger
and the iPaq rw6828 Multimedia Messenger
.Features of the Expert Shield Pocket PC Screen Protectors:
- Precision cut for the HP iPaq PDA screen
- Protect the screen from scratches and fingerprints
- Non-adhesive cling - No air bubbles
- Easy to apply and reuse - No residueOrder your Expert Shield iPaq Pocket PC Screen Protectors here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
HP, one of the pocket pc pioneers have released a few pocket pc phones lately but mostly geared toward the professional power user. The rest of us seem to have been neglected. But it now seems that their R&D wing has had a moment of clarity and have come up with the HP iPaq rw6828 Multimedia Messenger Pocket PC Phone
. This device is essentially the same unit as O2's XDA Atom minus it's glossy black flimsy plastic casing. The iPaqs of the past have been praised for their build quality and the rw6828 is no exception. With built-in bluetooth and WiFi, a blazing 416MHz processor and the latest version of Windows Mobile, this pocket pc phone has all the essentials in the small form factor everyone is looking for. Add to it some extras like a 2MP camera, 128MB of user storage and ability for PUSH email and the only thing missing is GPS and the kitchen sink! It even comes with a screen cover which is removable if you don't find it to your liking.Features of the HP iPaq rw6828 Multimedia Messenger Pocket PC Phone:
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC
- Phone Edition with Messaging and Security Feature Pack
- Intel PXA272 processor 416MHz
- 128MB ROM available for persistent user storage
- 64MB SDRAM for running applications
- Integrated WLAN 802.11b
- Integrated bluetooth
- Integrated camera
- GSM/GPRS/EDGEComing soon to Mr.Gadget Australia! Check out it out in more detail here.
We know that standard sound cards on notebooks and mid range PC's are not normally the best of quality. I personally don't know how anyone can use the motherboard soundcards... I had a top of the range Asus motherboard with 7 channel surround sound... yeah whatever! What's the point of having surround sound if the quality is ordinary at best? I couldn't get rid of the onboard 'crackle'! And as for notebook sound cards... well let's not go there! The Xitel Pro HiFi-Link
is designed to solve your sound problems!
The Pro HiFi Link is designed to link your computer to your speakers, whether that be standard powered speakers or your Home Cinema Setup. You're not limited to just an RCA connection either, as the HiFi Link also has both Optical and Coaxial connections for optimal sound interfacing. And what's great is that you are supplied with all the cables! To ensure you don't have noise traveling from your computer, the Pro HiFi link connects to a USB port, eliminating the need to have any onboard, inferior soundcard in the audio production process. This makes setting up extremely easy... ie plug and play! With the Xitel Pro HiFi Link taking away any stress the computer may have to endure for sound production, it's aloud to take control via its powerful digital rendering engine that offers extremely high audio fidelity. Given it works with all current and future audio standards and media players, the Xitel Pro HiFi Link will offer you unsurpassed audio quality with a minimum of fuss! This is music to my ears!Features of the Xitel Pro HiFi-Link:* Digitally connect a desktop or notebook to your home audio system
and turn it into a piece of high fidelity stereo equipment with the ability to find, store and play massive amounts of music.* Extend your computer's capabilities
- play DVDs and send Dolby Digital or DTS Surround Sound data to your receiver for the most amazing home theatre experience.* Use the power of your home stereo to play Internet radio
, streaming audio and downloaded files such as MP3s, WMA, WAV, Real, Liquid and all other formats.* Bypass inferior soundcards with advanced USB rendering technology
. Keep your music completely digital for the ultimate in audio performance. Cut out distortion and interference - enjoy crystal clear sound without any annoying hiss.* Experience true plug'n'play simplicity
- plug the Pro HiFi-Link into a USB port and watch it automatically install without the need for any special drivers.* Works with all audio formats and Windows compatible media players
including: Windows Media Player, Winamp, RealAudio Player, LiquidAudio Player, MusicMatch Jukebox, and many others.* Comes with all interconnection cables
, including 30 feet of optical digital cable, 30 feet of coaxial digital cable, and 30 feet of fully shielded studio grade RCA cable.Order your Xitel Pro HiFi-Link from Mr.Gadget today!
Here's a gadget worthy of Peter Parker. With all the shots he takes of Spiderman for the Daily Bugle, it's a wonder how he stores all those images. Peter Parker is a smart man, so i'm guessing he's using some sort of portable storage device. Probably one like the Vosonic VP6230 xDrive
! With a 2.5" LCD screen to review past shots and catering for almost every kind of memory card you can find on this side of the galaxy, the VP6230 is a very versatile gadget. Just insert the card press a button and all your images are copied to the xDrive. All the storage is done on a 2.5" HDD which you can either install yourself or you can have pre-installed. If only Peter Parker knew that Mr.Gadget was going to have a massive price reduction on these things! All models (40GB
and enclosure only
) have undergone a price slash with the no-HDD enclosure only model
going at $279.95 and the 80GB model
capping it off at $469.95. But hurry! These prices are only available until July 15, 2006!Features of the Vosonic VP6230 xDrive:
- 2.5" Low Temperature Poly Sillicon TFT high resolution LCD.
- Support to copy data or images from memory cards to HDD or memory card(s) to memory card(s). (No need for PC).
- Support SM, SD/MMC, MS, MS Pro and CFType I/II, MicroDrive, Mini-SD (with adapter), RS-MMC (with adapter), MS Duo (with adapter), MS Pro Duo(with adapter).
- Back up all kinds of files as the 2.5" external HDD, USB card reader/writer.
- Double as a MP3 audio player and video player , Voice Recorder.
- Support to view photos or digital movies, MTV on a color LCD OR TV.Order your Vosonic VP6230 xDrive here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
I was walking through a home cinema store the other day and I was astounded at how cheap plasma TV's are. You can get a good 42inch screen for $2500 for goodness sake!! With falling prices, people are looking at home theatre more than ever as a viable luxury to have at their fingertips. However to setup your cinematic experience, you need more than just a good TV. A receiver, satellite speakers and let's not forget the all too often neglected subwoofer! But with all these components, it doesn't take long for the price tag to elevate to a considerable amount; not to mention the room required for all your speakers. Well the Xitel SOUNDaround 5.1 Surround Sound Simulator
may be an alternative option for you who don't want to dig deeper into your pockets and have a array of speakers around the room ruining your decor!
The Xitel SOUNDaround turns stereo sound output into virtual 5.1 surround sound, whilst also increasing bass output. It comprises of a number of clever algorithms that take advantage of a 2.0 or 2.1 stereo setup to give you a simulated 5.1 speaker configuration. By improving speech clarity and upping the bass output, movies will come to life like when Arnie wipes out a whole battalion of enemies in plane view of everyone... without getting shot!
The SOUNDaound will allow you to hook up devices such as your Playstation, XBox, DVD player, digital top set box or the even radio/CD player to your stereo powered speakers, resulting in virtual surround sound immersing you into the action! The Xitel SOUNDaround is a great option for those who don't have the extra cash and room to buy all those speakers required for the true surround sound experience.Features of the Xitel SOUNDaround 5.1 Surround Sound Converter:
The SOUNDaround combines three award-winning technologies to give you a cinema experience in the comfort of your own home:* SRS TruSurround XT
TruSurround XT works on advanced psycho-acoustic modeling. Using sophisticated technology, the SOUNDaround processes multi-channel content from DVD movies, HDTV, DTV, Playstation II games, X-Box games and Circle Surround programs while retaining the positional information of the original soundtrack. This creates a totally immersive virtual speaker environment that lets you hear audio 360 degrees around using just two ordinary speakers.* SRS TruBass
The SOUNDaround includes highly advanced Trubass modulation for bass so powerful you can feel it. This waveform processing enables speakers to hit incredibly low bass through a process of harmonic enhancement. It's an awesome effect that provides an amazing amount of depth to music and movie soundtracks without overdriving your speakers! The SOUNDaround also overcomes the human ear's natural tendency to filter out bass when you have the volume down low. With a SOUNDaround, everything sounds full and rich with plenty of bottom end no matter how quiet or loud you have it!* SRS Dialog Clarity
Ever watched a movie and found it hard to hear what's being said? The SOUNDaround's Dialog Clarity creates a virtual center speaker that lets you hear every word in crystal clear detail. Enjoy fast paced action without having to crank the volume to ear-splitting levels.Order your Xitel SOUNDaround 5.1 Surround Sound Simulator at Mr.Gadget today!
Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, used to wear two separate headsets. One when he was going about his daily business as Bruce Wayne, charismatic business man and a customised rugged unit when Batman was swinging and gliding from roof top to roof top, delivering justice to evil do-ers. That was until he found the Bluetrek X2 Water Resistant Bluetooth Headset
which delivered the convenience of a bluetooth headset and could also stand up to the active night life he had. You see, the Bluetrek X2 is water resistant which is very convenient on those rainy nights. The X2 also comes with two types of ear attachments, one easy fitting ear hook and a sports loops for that extra hold. But in case the X2 does manage to break free from its hold on your ears, it's also shock resistant. Having two personas can lead to a hectic schedule. Fortunately the X2 has an amazing stand-by and talk times. After a hard day's work, Bruce is now able to transform into Batman without having to stop by at home to recharge. He even has time to let Alfred know he might be late coming home tonight.Features of the Bluetrek X2 Water Resistant Bluetooth Headset:
- World's first water resistant bluetooth headset
- Up to 500 hours standby time
- Up to 14 hours talk time
- Bluetooth 1.2
- Adjustable ear mount
- Featherweight at 15 grams
- Volume adjustment
- Voice recognition
- Redialing & Call waitingOrder your Bluetrek X2 Water Resistant Bluetooth Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
I just bought my dad the new Sansa e250
for his birthday and if its impressive interface and functionality has anything to go by, the Sandisk Sansa c1oo MP3 Players
will be a hotly sought after device for those wanting something a little smaller and not quite as expensive.
Being the little brother of the e200 range, the Sansa c140 and c150 are an ideal mp3 player option for those wanting a very small and portable device. On top of their quality sound output, you also have an inbuilt FM radio and voice recorder which you have to buy additional hardware to have on the iPod. Another bonus is that the c100 mp3 player range run on a AAA battery. So you can get rechargeable batteries and always have one spare when you current one runs flat. No more being caught our with flat batteries!
It will do nothing but good to have the latest Sandisk mp3 players hit the market as we desperately need some good competition for the imposing iPod juggernaut! Lets get ready to rumble!!Features of the Sandisk Sansa c150 MP3 Player:
* 1 and 2GB capacities
* Plays MP3, WMA, and Audible audio files
*By capacity, holds large number of MP3/WMA songs and hours of playback
* Affordable, compact MP3 Player with color screen - Color screen (up to 64,000 colors) displays cover art and photo thumbnails
* Easy-to-use interface for sorting and playing back your music
* Digital FM tuner with 20 preset stations (Except in Europe)
* FM 'on the fly' recording
* and voice recording
* No FM-tuner (and no FM-recording) is available in Europe
* Supports Subscription Music Stores
* Includes one AAA replaceable battery for up to 15 hours of battery life (Battery Life Based on Continuous, Standard Playback, 128 Kb MP3 file)
* High-speed USB2.0 for fast and easy file transfer
* One year warrantyBuy your Sandisk Sansa c150 MP3 Player at Mr.Gadget today!
just completed the first review of a USB flash drive embedded with on-board capacity meter. It's 7:25am, and you're about to be late for work. The company board meeting is today, and everyone's eager to see that video presentation you've worked on at home. Do you know where an empty flash drive is? Enter the JumpDrive Mercury from Lexar
, a secure flash drive with a capacity meter on the side that gives you a rough estimate of how much storage is available. Full review
after the jump.
There have been many attempts at killing the iPod but all to no avail. Now a champion has risen amongst the ranks of digital audio players to challenge Apple's flash based iPod Nano. From the world leader in flash based memory comes the Sandisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player
. Feature packed, this 2GB mp3 player will hold around 250 of your mp3 music files. But that's not all, it also includes a microSD (aka Translfash) memory card slot, just in case your music collection grows. And because the Sansa e250 has a 1.8 inch colour screen, you can easily view photos (and even videos) straight from the microSD card. MicroSD cards come with an SD memory card adapter which makes then compatible with devices, such as digital cameras, which utilize SD memory cards. The e250 also sports an FM radio and recorder for FM or voice recording and a user replaceable Lithium Ion battery that lasts up to 20 hours. But the Sansa e250 isn't all just about function, it's also about form. It's sleek design and back-lit controls make this player look like something out of the movie Tron. Having back-lit controls means no more fumbling in the dark and accidentally playing Britney instead of Bach. The e250 has an impressive array of tech arsenal and the iPod Nano's reign might be coming to an end. So whether it's Robbie or Mozart, Frank or Kanye, the Sandisk Sansa e250 will have you rocking or boppin'!Features of the Sandisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player:
- Sleek, thin design with large 1.8 inch TFT color screen for easy viewing
- Strong Liquidmetal back casing provides excellent durability and scratch resistance
- Simple to use, backlit controls for fast device interface navigation
- User replaceable and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for up to 20 hours of battery life (Battery Life Based on Continuous, Standard Playback, 128 Kb MP3 file)
- Features microSD expansion slot for additional memory capacity
- Supports SanDisk TrustedFlash and Gruvi content cards
- Digital FM tuner, on-the-fly FM recording, and voice recording
- Supports Subscription Music Stores
- One year warrantyOrder your Sandisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
At last it arrives on Australian shores!! When I saw the Sandisk Cruzer Micro U3 Flash Drive
on the Sandisk home page I was really looking forward for it hitting our market. It's taken a little while, but at last we can own one of these little gems.
One of the biggest annoying things with most flash drives is the fact you can lose the lid so easily! That was one of the attractive features of the Sandisk Titanium flash drive
, which was very popular with our customers. Basically you had a sliding switch on the side that enables the USB interface to slide back into the body of the drive, offering the ultimate in protection. Well the Sandisk Cruzer Micro U3 Flash Drive has the same mechanism. That coupled with it's famous 'tough' and 'TINY' build, makes the new micro an extremely attractive gadget to this flash drive hungry society!
On top of its impressive build quality, is it's U3 capabilities. With the new U3 technology developed by Sandisk, you can not only carry your files on this flash drive, but also software as well! So you can run programs from it! This improves the overall functionality of the flash drive, making it a very versatile gadget indeed!Features of the Sandisk Cruzer Micro U3 Flash Drive 1GB:
* Capacities: 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
* Retractable USB connector
* Brilliant amber LED
* U3 smart enabled
* Loaded with the following U3 programs
o CruzerSync synchronization software
o SignupShield password manager
o SKYPE "Make video calls from PC to PC"
o AVAST antivirus software
* Dimensions: 7.94mm x 20.6mm x 57.15mm (D x W x L)
* Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)
* Compatible with Windows 2000, SP4 and XP
* Certified for windows 2000 and XPOrder your Sandisk Cruzer Micro U3 Flash Drive at Mr.Gadget today!
What's the easiest way of adding more functionality to your computer? USB of course! USB is the sliced bread of computers, the wheel of PC's even. So when you get sick and tired of hearing that mono sound eminating from your notebook, look up the AVlabs Audacity Multimedia 5.1 Sound Box
. Most notebooks don't come with a half decent sound card and upgrading it is next to impossible. With the AVlabs Audacity Multimedia 5.1 Sound Box it's as easy as plugging it in to a spare USB port. So for enhanced game play experience and ground shaking movies, don't go past the AVlabs Audacity Multimedia 5.1 Sound Box!Features of the AVlabs Audacity Multimedia 5.1 Sound Box:
- Supports EAX 2.0 or A3D 1.0.
- Supports DS3D H/W & S/W.
- Powerful & exclusive Xear 3D sound driver technology.
- Environment Fx & HRTF 3D positional audio.
- Highly portable USB external 5.1 channel audio unit.
- Enhances the sound of your computer, for laptop users, gamers and PC home theatre.Order your AVlabs Audacity Multimedia 5.1 Sound Box here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
A couple of weeks ago I introduced to you the Eye-Spy wireless colour camera
. Its good functionality and easy setup make it a cool little gadget. Well if one camera is simply not enough, try the Avlabs Eye-Spy Wireless Night Vision/Colour Camera System
This quality, yet affordable setup comprises of 2 standard colour cameras and one night vision, infra-red camera. All the cameras are wireless, transmitting their images and sound back to the receiver. The receiver can be connected to either a TV, monitor, or computer (ensure it has a TV capture card). Why not connect them to your VCR so you can record the images. Images from each camera can be viewed on the monitor by switching between channels on the receiver. It would be nice to view all three images on the screen at the one time like the Lorex systems
, but I suppose we can't expect too much for what we pay for. The Avlabs Eye-Spy Wireless Night Vision/Colour Camera System is geared at those wanting a good, basic security/surveillance system that doesn't cost too much... relative to what else is out there in security anyway!Features of the Avlabs Eye-Spy Wireless Night Vision/Colour Camera System:
* Frequency / 2.428GHz
* Range / 300 feet (100 meters) clear line of sight
* Antennas / Directional circular-polarized antennas
* A/V mod/demod. Method / FM
* Image sensor / 1/3
*CMOS image sensor
* Effective pixels / PAL: 628 F (H) x 582 (V)
* S/N ratio / >48 dB
* Microphone / Built-in
* Dimensions / 24mm x 21mm x 21mm
* Frequency / 2.428 Ghz
* Range / 300 feet (100 meters) clear line of sight
* Antennas / Directional circular-polarized antennas
* Channel 2
* A/V mod/demod. Method / FM
* Video / Composite video input and output
* Audio / Stereo audio input and output
* Power / DC 8V, 300 mA
* Dimensions / 115mm x 60mm x 21mmOrder your Avlabs Eye-Spy Wireless Night Vision/Colour Camera System at Mr.Gadget today!
If you're looking into getting your feet wet for Skype or you're already an experienced internet chat user a la Counter Strike and are looking for a comfortable headset, look no further than the Altec Lansing AHS302usb Headset
. The AHS302usb unit features both a USB and 3.5mm jack connection which pretty much covers all bases for a headset connection. It's behind the neck design is also a welcomed comfortable touch for those who insist on prolonged use and which complemets the softly padded ear pads. On the performance side, the microphone comes with noise cancelation, which is pretty much standard on most computer mics today and is one feature indicative of a good unit. For a no fuss headset which can be used on pretty much any PC or laptop, go no further than Altec Lansing!Features of the Altec Lansing AHS302usb Headset:
- Dual USB + Analog connectivity allows you to quickly and easily connect to any computer or laptop
- Quality 36 mm neodymium ear-phones deliver a full, rich sound
- Discreet, contoured, behind-the-neck headband with leatherette ear-pads
- Noise canceling microphone helps eliminate background noise
- Gold-plated 3.5mm connectorOrder your Altec Lansing AHS302usb Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Wireless technology is becoming more and more abundant. More often than not it makes life so much easier. On the odd occasion interference and hardware setup can give you a few headaches, but generally it has been a welcome inclusion into our everyday life.
Well the Lorex 2.4GHZ Wireless Colour Security System
is bringing that convenience to our security needs. Setting up your own security cameras can be a little tricky if you have to install wires. However given the Lorex wireless setup, wire installation is not an issue. One must be weary though of the 2.4GHz bandwidth being used to transmit the images. If you have a cordless phone utilising the same frequency, there may be some interference. However this is a consideration with any wireless technology.
So once you have secured the camera, simply connect the receiver to a TV or PC monitor and watch the colour images sent by the camera. Sound is also transmitted via a mic on the camera. Also, with the receiver having the capability of receiving information from up to 4 cameras, you can easily add to your system if required in the future. The Lorex wireless security system sure does make security setup easy!Features of the Lorex 2.4GHZ Wireless Colour Security System:
* Turns your TV into a Video Security System
* Install and Operate in less than 1 minute
* Flexible - move camera from room to room
* Listen-in audio
* Auto scanning - up to four cameras
* Camera with AC or battery option
* 300 ft wireless transmission(open space)
* Record picture to any standard VCR
* Connect up to four cameras (additional cameras sold separately)Order your Lorex 2.4GHZ Wireless Colour Security System at Mr.Gadget today!
I truly love it when two totally different things collide together to form one unit that does both things. This is the case with the i-Rocks NXT MP3 Audio Case Speakers
. It's so simple yet genius! It's a case for your favourite MP3 player which also doubles as a protective case for when your out and about. This means there's at least one less thing to pack! It runs off 2 AAA batteries and features the NXT flat panel speaker system which keeps this thing compact. A nice going away gift I reckon for that someone who's just been bitten by the travel bug.Features of the i-Rocks NXT MP3 Audio Case Speakers:
- Integrated speakers utilizing NXT flat panel loudspeaker technology for optimum sound quality
- Portable audio case suited for a variety of personal digital/analog devices like MP3, iPod, MD, CD and FM Radio
- Self powered using 2x AAA Batteries (not included)Order your i-Rocks NXT MP3 Audio Case Speakers here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
has posted a review on a iPod 2.0 cradle bundled with a 5-port USB hub. Nowadays, built-in USB ports are easily outnumbered by the many USB gadgets we own. That is especially the case with iMac and MacBook whose ports are merely enough for a iPod and a flash drive. Should you need to plug a printer or TV tuner, a USB hub is in order. The Belkin Tunesync
from the long-time peripheral expert has a unique USB cradle that not only offers a place for recharging & syncing your iPods but also adds 5 precise additional USB ports.
Now this is a cool gadget! Lorex have brought good old fashioned security to the 21 century by combining your internet with the latest in camera surveillance. The Windows XP compliant software provided with the Lorex 4 Channel Wired/Wireless Video Internet Security System
allows you to either watch the footage from your cameras at home, or the other side of the world!!! All you need is a computer with an internet connection and you can see what's going on at home or the office... depending where the cameras are set up of course!
The Lorex 4 Channel Wired/Wireless Video Internet Security System comes with two colour cameras, one wired, the other wireless. These are connected to a digital video recorder (DVR), which in turn is hooked up to your PC via a USB port. The DVR is capable of having an extra 2 wired and two wireless cameras attached. The Software allows you to split the viewing screen into quadrants so you can view footage from four cameras at one time. You are also able to freeze pictures and zoom in, and even setup an alarm to warn you when any movement is detected. The Lorex 4 Channel Wired/Wireless Video Internet Security System is a very simple and effective way of obtaining a far more secure office or home.Features of the Lorex 4 Channel Wired/Wireless Video Internet Security System:
* 4 Channel DVR-External USB and software
* Local and remote viewing and control
* 1 wired and 1 wireless camera
* Supports up to 3 wired and 3 wireless 2.4GHz cameras.
* The wireless cameras operate on one channel and can beset to 1 camera or 3 sequence switching cameras.
* Quad/full screen and sequencing
* Alarm, event and motion detection
* Digital freeze and zoom
* External alarm input/output
* Supports dynamic IP
* USB Plug & Play
* Automatic notification of software updates
* Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP CertifiedOrder your Lorex 4 Channel Wired/Wireless Video Internet Security System at Mr.Gadget today!
Looking for a spare battery for your O2 XDA Atom? Sometimes power comes at a premium price. Just wander down to your local servo and you'll see that regular petrol will cost an arm, unleaded will cost you a leg and premium unleaded will cost you your first born child. With aftermarket batteries, such as the O2 XDA Atom Battery 1600mAh (Generic)
, you get a premium battery but at a decent price. Unlike the original XDA Atom batteries which are rated at 1500mAh, this one is rated at 1600mAh, which means more up time for those all important Jawbreaker sessions or phone calls. So whether you need a spare for emergencies or the current battery is not enough for your telecommunicative lifestyle, the O2 XDA Atom Battery 1600mAh (Generic) could be just what you're looking for.Features of the O2 XDA Atom Battery 1600mAh (Generic):
- 1600mAh Lithium Ion Battery
- Compatible with the O2 XDA Atom
- Removable to keep as a spare
- Aftermarket XDA Atom batteryOrder your O2 XDA Atom Battery 1600mAh (Generic) here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
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