The company formerly known as ThinkOutside, has undergone some changes. They are now called iGo and with the new name change came a new Stowaway Keyboard. It seems they fixed something that wasn't broken in the first place. The result: The iGo Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard
. With just a slight increase in size, this new bluetooth keyboard is tougher, more power efficient and claims to feel just like a 100% full sized keyboard. If I was a betting man, I would bet on this claim. I have the original Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard (which I love!) and touch typing on it is even better than typing on some notebook keyboards. So to me, when ThinkOutside/iGo make a claim like this, i'd be inclined to beleive it! Leave your laptop at home because this is all you need.... and your PDA.Features of the iGo Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard:
- Quickly type email, memos, or surf the web in optimum comfort
- Truly universal - works with almost all Bluetooth-enabled devices
- 100% full size keyboard for touch-typing
- Includes a fifth row of keys for dedicated numerical entry
- User programmable shortcut and command keys for fast access to other applications
- Power saving - auto sleep mode
- Stainless steel and ABS plastic construction - built to withstand the harshest environments
- Includes carrying case & detachable smartphone/PDA stand
- Weighs less than 11 oz.Order your iGo Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
The Blueant X3 Micro Bluetooth Headset
has undoubtedly been one of the best selling bluetooth headsets out there. Why? Just look at the specs: small, light, good battery life, great connectivity. Now they've broken out in different colours of pink
! Same solid gadget but now in new colours to suit who you are. But that's not all that's new. They have new (lower than the original) prices too, including the original black coloured unit. If you're in the market for a bluetooth headset or starting your Christmas shopping early, don't pass these X3 Micro's without having a thorough glance.Features of the Blueant Pink X3 Micro Bluetooth Headset:Talk and Standby Time
- 7 hours of Talk Time
- 180 hours Standby TimeMulti-Connect Call Switching Technology
- Pair three different devices to the headset and connect to any when requestedSleek Form Factor
- Tiny ergonomic design fits snuggly into ear 52 x 26 x 28mm
- Lightweight (13grams) and comfortable so you hardly notice you are wearing it.
- The Multi-Function Button provides simple control of the headset.
- LED lights can be switched off for night time driving.Bluetooth Technology
- Designed using the new Bluetooth v1.2 technology
- Supports Headset and Handsfree Profiles
- Works with a Bluetooth enabled computer for voice calls.Three Charging Options
- Plug into a PC / Mac's USB Port
- Plug into the Car charger
- Plug into an AC Charger
- All these options are provided in the box.Sound Quality
- High Quality Full Duplex HeadsetOrder your Blueant Pink X3 Micro Bluetooth Headset here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
There's truth about what the folks at Everything USB
said regarding the new MX Revolution Mouse
. Designed for professionals in mind, the MX is said to be "... the best general use mouse that I have used to date." The free-wheel scroll feature is also destined to be copied like college algebra homework. Casual gamers will also find the MX Revolution performs well; hardcore gamers will want more sensitivity. Accuracy is reportedly very good as evidenced by the ease at which you can highlight specific letters in documents and lasso things in your favorite photo editing apps. Looks like Mr. Gadget here has it on sales
This baby almost went passed me undetected. Well not totally because I did have a brief glimpse of the O2 XDA Stealth PDA Slider Phone
the other week. But for some strange reason it evaded my memory. Is it just coincidence that this thing is also called the Stealth? Probably. But it's no coincidence that O2 have come up with yet another Pocket PC Phone that looks good. What I can't get my head around is the fact that O2 have converged two form factors in the one device (and at first glance looks to have done it quiet successfully). In one hand the XDA stealth is a slider phone, on the other, it's a full blown Pocket PC with a touch screen. Redundancy perhaps but that sleek black look got you reading this blog in the first place right?Features of the O2 XDA Stealth PDA Slider Phone:- Making a choice has never been easier
Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and full-phone functionality mean that the Xda Stealth is the only device you'll need for work or pleasure. Enjoy easy access to applications such Word, Excel and Windows Media Player. One sleek sliding movement reveals a full-sized alphanumeric keypad that gives you the familiar phone interface for easy messaging. In addition, with the eZiText application, text input with keypad or stylus will be effortless.- Stay connected anywhere
The Xda Stealth comes equipped with WLAN 802.11b/g to give you wireless connectivity at speeds of up to 54Mb/s. Chat with your contacts, reply to emails, and download applications in hotels, airports or even from the comfort of your bed. Work and enjoy yourself free of cumbersome wires.- More room for you
A spacious 192 MB ROM and MiniSD expandable memory means the indispensable bits of your life goes along with you, anywhere. Bring your music, photos, and documents with you; enjoy work and play while out and about.- Picture perfect memories
The 2 Megapixel camera with Auto Focus ensures that your memories stay sharp. Capture and share photos with loved ones via MMS or Bluetooth. The Strobe Flash aids photo taking in less than perfect lighting conditions, while image editing tools allow you to add that personal touch.- Predictably intuitive
O2 Phone Plus, pre-loaded on the Xda Stealth, helps you to do more in less time. Predictive number input lets you get to your contacts faster, while its IDD/calling card profile management automatically adds IDD pre-fixes and calling card prefixes to your dialled numbers. But you'll still have to speak to your mother yourself.O2 XDA Stealth PDA Slider Phone stealthily sneaking into Mr.Gadget Australia in about 3 weeks!
Such a simple but brilliant idea! I'm surprised no one came up with this sooner. The Sandisk V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder
simply attaches to your TV and you can program it to record your favourite shows even while you're not at home. The only other thing you need is a memory card to record the show to and you can then watch it at a time most convenient for you. The great thing about being able to record onto a memory card is the portability factor. You can take the memory card anywhere and just pop it into a computer or even into your PDA or mobile phone as long as it's compatible to play the recorded show. Now you'll never miss an episode of Bert's Family Feud ever again!Features of the Sandisk V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder:
- Watch whatever you want whenever and wherever you want!
- View favorite TV shows or movies during your daily commute
- Catch those late night TV shows you always miss or the latest episode of your favorite reality show during your lunch break
- Digitize your home videos
- Share favorite video content with family and friendsSandisk V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder, arriving in 2-3 weeks here at Mr.Gadget Australia!
Now here's a blast from the past! It's the one thing that was in almost every teenager's bedroom in almost every 80's and 90's TV show. However, this time around, it's powered by sub-atomic particles harnessed through... no wait, that was in Star Trek, this Lava Lamp is only powered by USB, my favourite power source! The USB Lava Lamp
requires no batteries and is perfect for home or office use. Perfect in any room as long as there's a USB connection and will instantly change the ambience of a dull boring white walled box to a euphoric new world of light.Features of the USB Lava Lamp:
- USB Powered! No batteries required!
- Includes USB cable
- Just like the original
- Light blue colour
- Perfect for home or office use
- Safe and fun!
- Aluminium base
- Glass bodyUSB Lava Lamp landing here at Mr.Gadget Australia in 2 weeks!
The Alcohol Testers are back at Mr.Gadget Australia! After a brief hiatus, a new model, the Fit 218 Digital Alcohol Tester /Breathalyzer
is now ready for ordering. It sports a new look and design but still retains the important function of this device. We've had plenty of orders for these, mostly as presents and something for a little fun but these are an invaluable gadget to have at parties or even in the car. Not only will it save you from a potential fine or loss of license, it could even save lives.Features of the Fit 218 Digital Alcohol Tester / Breathalyzer:
- Digital / Graphic interface and animation
- Real time clock
- Unit conversion
- Memory recall
- Tri-color backlighting
- Pre-alert (for tolerance compensation)
- Sensor Auto-Self Cleaning
- One-hand operationOrder your Fit 218 Digital Alcohol Tester / Breathalyzer here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Despite i-Mate's not so conventional naming convention, Mtekk Evil Site Admin djwhyte has nothing but praise for the soon to be released i-Mate JASJAM Pocket PC Phone
. Djwhyte managed to get his hands on a unit and has done a thorough run down of the device. His conclusion: If you want one before this thing is released in Australia, you'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands! (Or words to that effect) Read on for his in depth, real life review of the i-mate JASJAM. A refreshing review from a real life user: Mtekk i-mate JASJAM review by djwhyte
.Features of the i-Mate JASJAM Pocket PC Phone:
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC
- WCDMA/HSDPA: 2100, 850 and 1900MHz
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 128MB ROM
- 64MB RAM
- Bluetooth Compatible
- MicroSD memory card expansion
- 2.8" 64k TFT LCD 240 x 320 resolution
- Built in WiFi 802.11b/g
- 2.0 Megapixel camera and secondary camera for video calling
- Integrated AntennaComing soon to Mr.Gadget Australia!
This nice little unit is one for the Mac fanboys out there.... like me! Yay! Finally a 2.5 inch case that will go well with your Mac laptop, be it the new MacBook or MacBook Pro or the older iBook or Powerbook line. It's not exclusively for Mac users but it seems 90% of people who use the FireWire interface are Mac users. The Shintaro External 2.5 inch Aluminium Combo Case
has exactly just this but also sports a USB 2.0 interface. To be honest, with what I do on my Mac, i'm not too fussed if I connect with either FireWire or USB but what I really like is the ability to be able to connect an external hard drive because all my USB ports have been taken up by my printer, keyboard, mouse and plethora of other USB gadgets!Features of the Shintaro External 2.5 inch Aluminium Combo Case:
- USB 2.0 & Firewire Combo solution.
- Ideal for adding an extra storage device to your desktop computer or laptop.
- Backward compatible with USB 1.0 devices
- Lightweight -Great for transportation
- High speed data transfer rate.Order your Shintaro External 2.5 inch Aluminium Combo Case here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Only four years ago, I bought my first digital camera. Back then, the digital format was just coming of age and my 3 Megapixel, 3x Optical Zoom Pentax was cutting edge. Today, digital cameras are the norm and the days of using the view finder rather than the LCD screen on a point and shoot camera, are long gone. Ask any sixteen year old where the view finder is on a camera and you'll be greeted with a blank stare. As the view finder is replaced by the LCD screen, so are the rolls of film by memory cards. And boy do we love our memory cards! The convenience of being able to store and erase images as we please is.... well.... convenient! Mr.Gadget has now added the Shintaro SD
card range which comes in 1GB
and a whopping 4GB
capacities. So if you like taking photos, lots and lots of photos, the Shintaro SD cards are the way to go. They're fast, they're reliable and they're going at a hot price too!Features of the Shintaro 1GB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card:
- Supports 120X read speed and 65X write speed
- Write Protect Switch
- Reliable Shintaro memory
- Also comes in 2GB and 4GB capacities!Order your Shintaro 1GB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Microsoft is at it again with their Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000
. Looks like this mouse has everything you need to be productive in the office, sharp in the board room and connected at home. This laser mouse pretty much has everything you need in a device like this. Mouse, pointer, presenter, laser tracking, wireless bluetooth. It'll cover everything you need a mouse for and a more. It's coming soon so if your office or home study is looking for an upgrade, this mouse should be a serious contender.Features of the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000:
- Presentation Controls
- Media Remote
- Battery Life Indicator
- 2.4 GHz Bluetooth with First Connect Technology
- High Definition Laser Technology
- Laser Pointer
- Innovative Industrial Design
- Digital Ink
- On/Off Switch
- 4-Way Scrolling
- Carrying Case
- Instant Viewer
- Customizable Buttons
- Laptop/Notebook Mobile
- Wireless FreedomMicrosoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 coming soon to Mr.Gadget Australia!
At first glance the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam
seems to be just a white version of the VX-3000. But with 3x digital zoom and 5.0 Megapixel photos and 1.3 Megapixel videos, this webcam will be capturing the deepest pores and the shortest nose hairs on your face for all your relatives on the other side of the world to see! But you won't be able to hide that pretty face so easily, not with this webcam's face tracking software. If you're like me, you probably find yourself half spinning around on your desk chair, left to right, right to left. And if you have one of those gas lifted chairs, you can add in the up and downs too. With the VX-6000 ability to pan and tilt, you can swing on your chair to your heart's content!Features of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam:
- High Definition Video and Photos
- Built-in Microphone
- Windows Live Call Button
- Wide-angle Lens
- Universal Attachment Base
- 3X Digital Zoom
- Pan and Tilt
- Automatic Face-Tracking Software
- Flexible Six-Foot Cable
- Hi-Speed USB
- Video Effects
- Up To 30 Frames Per SecondOrder your Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 Webcam here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Personally, I like the precursor "VX" rather than "i" (as in "i"Pod). It just sounds more gadgety and less selfish not to mention more masculine. So it's a good thing Microsoft used "VX" in their new webcam, the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000
, rather than i-3000. Apple's legal arm would be all over it faster than you can dot your "i". Anyhow, it looks like Microsoft is going back to basics in their goal to be in every home in the world, or would that be every room in the world? They're bringing out these nifty gadgets with nice bells and whitles and the only thing missing is the big price tag. Twelve months ago you would have had to pay an arm for a webcam with these specs. Good thing the prices have come down as more and more people embrace the internet and what it can do!Features of the Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Webcam:
- High Definition Photos
- Built-in Microphone
- Windows Live Call Button
- Automatic Face-Tracking Software
- Universal Attachment Base
- Pan, Tilt and Zoom
- Flexible Six-Foot Cable
- Video Effects
- Up To 30 Frames Per SecondOrder your Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Webcam here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
has reviewed what you need to outfit an existing wireless or wired LAN with NAS
and print server. The Synology USB Station
has 2 USB ports (but you can add a 3rd device with a USB hub) and a 100Base-T connection. Obviously, these aren't exactly the top specs, but given the $70 price tag, most network newbies will find this to be an appealing package. Though, the USB folks hoped that the USB performance could be faster and that there should be more USB ports available.
It's almost like the movie ID4 over here. Yesterday it was the screen protectors, today we're being invaded by the O2 XDA Atom Battery 1600mAh (Generic)
! But also just like the screen protectors, we only have a handful of these batteries for the Atom, so get in quick and get yours fast. The last time we had these batteries in, they went out like a candle in a cyclone. A great idea as a spare battery for your unit or for that special someone. It's my birthday in a couple of weeks but unfortunately I don't have an Atom. Someone want to get me one?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!
Heads up peoples! The renowned Screen Protectors by Expert Shield for the XDA II Mini / iMate JAM
are back! And they also fit the iMate JAMin
if you're one of the fortunate few who have this device. They only arrived late yesterday but don't miss out as we only have a handful of them. I've already grabbed one for my XDA II Mini. It was time for a change as my previous one had been on for well over a year and a half. I don't know of any other screen protectors that can last that long! These are sure to go out quick like Krispy Kreme donuts. You won't be disappointed.Features of the O2 XDA II Mini / iMate JAM / iMate JAMin Screen Protector by ExpertShield:
- Precision cut for the PDA screen
- Protect the screen from scratches and fingerprints
- Non-adhesive cling - No air bubbles
- Easy to apply and reuse - No residueOrder your O2 XDA II Mini / iMate JAM / iMate JAMin Screen Protector by ExpertShield here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Logitech, it seems, is on a mission to dominate a market that has long been the playground of the rich or the geek or the both. Not content with it's current line up of Harmony remotes, Logitech are soon to release the Logitech Harmony 550 Advanced Universal Remote
. Just in time for the Christmas season? Coincidence, I think not. The great thing about the Harmony line is the fact that they won't cost you an arm or a leg like traditional universal remotes. But the skinny price tag is doesn't mean it skimps out on features. One feature essential to universal remotes is how universal they really are. It's good to know the Harmony 550 supports over 10,000 devices and if that's not universal enough for you, the list is updated regularly by Logitech to cover the newest gadgets around. Now, if it could only mute that lawn-mower on Saturday morning....Features of the Logitech Harmony 550 Advanced Universal Remote:- Simple, one-touch activity control.
Choose the "Watch a DVD" activity and the Harmony universal remote will power on your TV, DVD player, stereo receiver, set all the inputs, and even press "Play!"- 4 customized media buttons:
Two cable "A" and "B" buttons, plus "Sound" and "Picture" convenience buttons help you change picture aspect ratios and sound modes.- Access the world's largest A/V Control Database
- updated daily! Logitech's on-line database includes over 3,000 manufacturers and over 100,000 IR devices--everything from HDTV's to PVR/DVR's, from laserdiscs to VCRs--even lighting controls and more!- Replace up to 15 remote control devices. - Interactive LCD display and fully backlit keypad
make it easy to navigate and manage your media in the dark.The Logitech Harmony 550 Advanced Universal Remote, be one of the first to get it here at Mr.Gadget Australia in October!
Belated Tribute to Dads! iPod Wireless Remote Control Competition
Hey my Dad is cool! Heck anyone who can live with me for 27 years and not go crazy is special! :) But seriously, I just want to give a special shout out to all the men who've taken up the challenging task of being a father. If it wasn't for my Dad, I wouldn't be into gadgets...his garage was an open source of entertainment for me as a kid!
For our gadget members, we've got a special competition this month, where we'll hear about some funny "Dad" moments.
The two funniest stories will receive an ABT iPod Wireless Remote Control
valued at $71.95 each.
Sorry this is only open for Mr.Gadget members.
As one reviewer put it, there was a time when I looked upon Logitech gadgets as B grade gadgets. My, have they come a long way since then! Now whenever I hear "Logitech", I immediately assume a shiny new toy. Great products at very reasonable prices. The Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers
are no exception. Powered solely by USB, these light weight speakers are designed for portable use on the go with your laptop. How portable are they? Well they come with a protective travel case which is a nice touch for portable speakers. These speakers may not be Bose quality but you've never seen a Bose this portable either have you?Features of the Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers:- Optimize your sound.
High dynamic headroom circuitry offers greater volume with less distortion - and combined with the 2" Max-X high-excursion drivers and 3" pressure drivers, maximize bass response.- Take them with you.
The Logitech V20 Notebook speakers have a lightweight, portable design that folds away easily in the protective travel case.- Plug and play.
USB provides both power and digital-quality audio. No other cables are necessary, and there is no AC adapter to pack.Order your Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers here at Mr.Gadget Australia today!
Microsoft takes it up a notch and then some with their yet to be released Habu Laser Gaming Mouse
. The lads at MS have teamed up with the boys from Razer to create this new gaming mouse. Featuring up to 2000 DPI sensitivity, high-speed motion detection and comfortable ergonomic design, even a Mac user like myself would have to concede that Microsoft make really great computer mice. They've even slapped on some Teflon on the bottom of this thing for an ultra smooth glide. The only thing left to do is convince the boss that with all these great new features, you'll be able to open up word documents faster and create more accurate spreadsheets!Features of the Microsoft Habu Laser Gaming Mouse:Customizable Buttons
Two removable side button panels give you options for different hand sizes or preferences, and all seven buttons are programmable-store up to five profiles in mouse memory.High Speed Sensitivity
Switching Adjust mouse sensitivity on the fly-up to 2000 DPI - for controlled sensitivity. The default is 800 DPI but is adjustable from 400, 800, 1600 to 2000 DPI with the toggle buttons.High-speed motion detection
Gamers get their speed on with movements up to 45-inches per second, 20-G acceleration and more than 7080 frames per second.16 bit Data Path and 1000 MHz Ultrapolling
Habu has a 16 bit data path for increased bandwidth with high-sensitivity mouse activity. Increased data path improves response time.Superior Response Time
With an always-on laser that delivers near-zero-lag response time.Mouse Glide
Habu has ultra-slick Teflon to provide smooth and quiet gliding.Ergonomic Design
A right handed comfort design allows slip-resistant grip with rubber-coated buttons for improved comfort for long hours of gaming.Check out the Microsoft Habu Laser Gaming Mouse on this link.
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