With their new 8GB Micro SD card, Sandisk is not straying away from technology's current trend : memory capacity increases, memory card sizes decrease.
I have an iMate Jasjam and just the thought of quadroopling my memory (currently has a 2GB Micro SD) card is very attractive. With an 8GB Sandisk Micro SD card that means more room for songs, word documents and pocketPC applications!
We expect to have the Sandisk 8GB Micro SD card in stock in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, if you're looking to upgrade to one of these little monsters, check with your gadget manufacturer to ensure that your device is compatible.
Christmas is getting closer day by day and people are getting their early presents in to ensure a smooth Christmas celebration.
Have you done your early Christmas shopping yet?
With so many items on the market, what should you get? You can either get what they want which can cost a little, or a lot, or maybe you can get something small, which they will love regardless. We're here to provide both, but with emphasis on the latter, because fun is what Christmas is all about; like a mini remote helicopter.
With our selection of gifts, you'll definitely have the perfect present for your everyone, and even for yourself. Whether it is something useful, or something fun, you'll find it. And if you're looking for something new, don't worry, we'll be having some new toys before Christmas Day. So keep an eye out on our page for the arrival these beauties. You'll love them.
If you have a laptop or gadget that charges from AC, check out the Targus 100w Auto Power Inverter. This auto AC charger is uniquely shaped as da cup so fits into a spare cup holder which means it won't slip 'n' slide around. Highly recommended for road-warriors.
Features of the Targus 100W Auto Power Inverter - Cupholder Style
- Simultaneously charge 3 devices: Use standard cigarette lighter to power and charge your notebook, PDA, CD/DVD player, mobile phone, MP3 player/iPod, digital camera, portable printer, work light & other devices - Battery management system:Built-in surge protector and auto shutoff features prevent damage or draining of battery - Multiple power options: Provides one standard grounded AC outlet, USB power outlet and Targus power port for use with the Targus Digital Device Adaptor (APP20AP - sold separately) - Safety feature: Built-in over-current, over-temperature and surge protection. Electrically isolates the 12V DC separating it from the 240V AC to prevent power surges or electrical malfunctions. Will prevent power from feeding back into the cigarette lighter which can potentially cause harm. Complies with the SAA outlet requirements. - Portable: Convenient size to fit neatly in the cup holder of your car
Powered by your USB port (or 2 AA batteries) this USB Plasma Ball light will create a unique and fun environment on your desk or workstation.
Watch with amazement as the electricity follows your finger tips across the 3-inch glass ball. This USB Plasma Ball is small enough to not take up too much desktop space, and is big enough to amaze your co-workers with its awe inspiring light show.
Features of the USB Plasma Ball: - 3-inch glass ball - multi-coloured light/electricity show - powered by either USB Or 2 x AA batteries
I've recently got myself a lovely Dell XPS M1330. (Yes I did put the words "lovely" and "Dell" together). Now for a notebook of this size (13inch) I don't need a huge bag/backpack/case. Rather something slim, something that I can carry under my arm to a cafe for a quick blog break and lunch :)
The Gecko Neoprene Sleeves for 13 inch laptops are perfect for this type of use. Thick neoprene skin will protect your precious gadget from scratches and bumps and can easily fit into a briefcase or backpack for extra protection.
All up a great notebook sleeve. Comes in 13", 15" and 17" versions.
Just a short post to let you Sandisk fans out there know that we now have more stock of the Sandnisk Cruzer Titanium 4GB USB Flash Drives. In a couple of words, these are some of the toughest USB drives on the market, being able to withstand approximately 1 tonne worth of pressure!
Are you a PC Gamer looking for the best PC gaming mouse around? Check out the Logitech G9 Mouse. With the ability to adjust the wide load and grips, laser precision, comfort and durability, the Logitech G9 would certainly share podium with the top few.
Logitech has always been one of my favourites because of their sleek designs and pursuit to produce innovative gadgets - the Logitech G9 Gaming Mouse doesn't abscond from this special legacy.
Specifications of the Logitech G9 Mouse:
Tracking - Resolution: 200-3200 dpi (user-selectable) - Image processing: 6.4 megapixels/second - Maximum acceleration: 20 G - Maximum speed: 45-65 inches/second (depending on surface)
Responsiveness - USB data format: 16 bits/axis - USB report rate: Up to 1000 reports/second - Sleep mode: Disabled
Glide - Dynamic coefficient of friction : .09** - Static coefficient of friction : .14** - Tuning weight: Up to 28 grams
The Targus Urban Overnight Roller is a fashionable case great as an all-in-one stylish travel companion. Has a removable padded notebook slip case with handles and shoulder strap for mobility designed to fit notebooks with up to 15.4" screens. The spacious inner compartments can easily accommodate clothing, computer accessories and files. The telescoping handle and recessed in-line skates offer a smooth and comfortable ride.
Features of the Targus Urban Overnight Roller:
- Separate notebook section so personal belongings are hidden during meetings - Removable slip case for notebooks with up to 15.4" screens - includes shoulder strap for mobility - Spacious main compartment for clothes - Meets most airlines’ carry-on baggage allowances (check compliance with your airline before travelling) - Numerous storage pockets - Expanding file section
If you're anything like me, you have a whole stack of gadgets that run off AA batteries! We're becoming a more environmentally conscious society and fully aware of the waste of the disposable batteries types.
We now not only have more rechargeable ones in stock but these USB Rechargeable AA Batteries actually also charge from your USB port! Ingenious! Yes that's right you can charge them both in your normal NiMh charger and also your spare USB port.
Handy when you're on holidays and on the run without your charger - just find a spare computer and energise those AA cells.
Features of the Cell USB Rechargeable AA Battery: - USB Charging/Re-Charging - LED Light charging indicator - 5 Hour charge - Can also be charged on a 250mA Ni-MH charger - 1.2V / 1450mAh
USB Rechargeable AA Battery Pack Includes:
- 2 x AA USB Rechargeable Battery - 6 month warranty
For those with an O2 XDA Flame, we now have the O2 XDA Flame Battery 2000mAh. This after-market battery is similar to the ones we have for the other PDA's on our catalogue. It fits the O2 XDA Flame and can be used as a replacement or a spare. Great for the power user. Or for those new to the PDA scene. I remember moving from a Nokia 8310 to an O2 XDA II Mini (my first PDA phone) and was astonished at how quickly the battery depleted. Because of their bigger screen and extra features, PDA's will always be more of a power hog than a standard mobile phone. So if you're not used to charging your phone regularly, make sure you have a spare battery..... just in case.
Features of the O2 XDA Flame Battery 2000mAh - 2000mAh Lithium Ion Battery - Compatible with the O2 XDA Flame - Removable to keep as a spare - Aftermarket XDA Flame battery
I have been invited by 89.9 LightFM Melbourne to talk about technology every week! I'll be teaming up with the "The Morning Wakeup Crew" to talk about various 'gadget' topics. The first segment aired at 7:30am yesterday morning and I believe this will be it's regular spot.
Topics I'll cover over the next 4-5 weeks are:
- Top 5 things to consider when buying a laptop - How to create your own online journal / blog - Pocket Control Helicopter - USB Vacuum Cleaner
It's a great radio station with a positive message and also a fun way to share some of my technology message.
With less than 90 days till Christmas, some of our customers are already buying stocking fillers. The brand new Mr.Gadget USB Vacuum Cleaner is a perfect gift! Not only does it utilise dormant USB ports but it also encourages cleanliness.
One thing I don't like carrying with me on a plane is a carry-on bag. However, with the gadgets we are carrying these days, it seems a carry-on bag is fast becoming essential. Especially when you carry around a laptop. That's one gadget I would never pack into my check-in luggage! The search for the perfect notebook bag is on! One such contender is the Logitech KINETIK 15.4 inch Backpack. Not only does it have room for notebooks, it also has room for those other gadgets and peripherals - chargers anyone? And as with all Logitech products, attention to functionality is not the only concern. Ergonomics is never forgotten. The KINETIK is shaped for comfort and long use. Also, thanks to its exo-shell casing, this bag keeps its shape while giving ample protection. It also stands by itself!
Features of the Logitech KINETIK 15.4 inch Backpack: Protection - Lightweight exo-shell casing: Protects your notebook and other valuables without added bulk. - Padded notebook sleeve: Secures and protects your notebook. Comfort and Convenience - Contoured back panel: Reduces strain and adds support. - Expanding compartments: Enjoy easy access to your notebook and other assets. - Structured storage: Additional cargo bays and convenience pockets secure and organize your valuables. - Free-standing: Superbly-balanced, your Backpack won't fall over when set down. Style and Construction - Professional look: Strikes the perfect balance between style and function. Shape integrity prevents the misshapen "camper" look common to notebook packs. - Superior construction: Fabricated with precision detail from ballistic nylon, polyurethane/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) composite, and polyester.
There are mobile phones that play music and there are mobile phones that really play music - the new Samsung / Bang & Olufsen Serenata is the latter. Even in the quick YouTube video below by ShinyShiny you can already hear the difference in the inbuilt speakers tweaked by B&O.
Specifications of the Samsung Serenata: Band : GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz Data : GPRS/HSDPA Size : 109.5mm x 63mm x 20mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 0.8") Weight : 136g (4.8oz) Battery Life : Up to 11.5 days standby, Up to 3 hours talk time Main Display : 2.4" 256k color TFT LCD, 240x240 pixel resolution Camera : No Video : Video playback Messaging : MMS/SMS Email : POP/IMAP/SMTP Bluetooth : Yes Memory : 4GB Availability : November 2007 (manufacturer's estimate) Other : Designed by Davis Lewis, stereo speakers, speakerphone, WAP 2.0 web browser
For the last two years I have been waiting for the proper upgrade to my 12" Compaq Presario BT1801. I wanted a notebook of similar size and specs but this time with far better battery life - on my BT1801 I only managed to squeeze a maximum of 45 minutes on the lowest brightness setting. Pathetic when trying to surf and blog on the run. At this point I would like to raise, that it was also partly my fault for not conditioning the battery early on (full drains before full charges).
Yesterday, after 4 days of submitting my order, I received my Dell XPS M1330 and it's a beauty.
In the past, I've always considered Dell laptops as "cheap and nasty" but Dell have definitely raised the bar with their newest additions to their XPS range. Trust me the leap into the Dell foray required much research, but the jump has been worth it.
Battery life on the XPS M1330? Superb! I can get around 4 hours on the 2nd lowest brightest screen setting performing browsing/blogging tasks. That's 3 hours more than my old laptop!
Here are some of specs on my beefed up Dell XPS M1330: - Intel Duo Centrino T7700 2.4GHz - 4GB RAM - Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS Video Card - 250GB HDD - 13.3" Screen - WiFi Catcher (finds wireless networks even when turned off) - 2 x USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x Mini Firewire - 1 x HDMI port - Multi-Card reader - Inbuilt Webcam - 2 x Headphone out jacks - Battery life indicator (check batt life even when turned off) - and much more
I've had many laptops to date but this one is the best one I've had to date. Read the reviews on the Dell Website and CNET.
I'm a huge fan of the HTC Touch due to the innovative non-stylus-centric user interface. HTC have now officially released it's augmented version the HTC Touch Dual in Europe. This version comes with a T9 keypad and is HSDPA enabled!
It'd be great to see this on the Telstra NextG network...
Features of the HTC Touch Dual:
- Discover TouchFLO, a revolutionary touch screen experience - High speed, always on connectivity provides you with the ultimate internet experience - Make the most of your free time - surf the Web, enjoy music and video clips, or chat to your friends on MSN - See key information at a glance with Live HTC Home and use the innovative 3-D interface for quick and easy navigation - Take photos with the inbuilt camera, zoom in, edit, create slideshows and pan through your favourites at the touch of your finger
Targus have transformed their bag range to include some exciting modern designs. The Targus Voyager Notebook Backpack is a good example. The Voyager has been created to securely hold up to 17" laptops with pockets for everything! Especially great for students or long journeys.
Features of the Targus Voyager Notebook Backpack: - Capacity: Top-loading padded notebook section with adjustable strap for added security. Accommodates notebooks with up to 17" screens - Organisation: Large front cooler compartment for convenient food storage. Also features compartments for clothing, books and files and a removable cell phone pocket on the shoulder strap. The zip-down workstation includes pen loops, a 6 slot CD/DVD holder, an ID holder and a removable key clip. Listen to music on the go with the CD/MP3 player pocket with line-out porthole for headphones - Comfort: Features foam-padded adjustable shoulder straps and 3D air-mesh padding for carrying comfort. Also features adjustable chest and waist straps - Protection: Hidden rain cover for protection against the elements
So you're one of those laptop carrying, notebook packing people i've come to to be envious of. And you're also eyeing that Logitech Alto Notebook Stand. We may have some common ground in the Logitech Alto Cordless Keyboard Stand. Just like it's physically connected brother, the Logitech Alto Cordless Keyboard Stand, as the name suggests, is an ergonomic stand with a wireless full-sized keyboard. Great if you're home office consists of an Ikea desk, an Officeworks chair and a laptop! The Alto will make your notebook feel like a proper workstation. Apart from the wireless aspect, which i'm a big fan of, the other tid-bit i'm glad Logitech included is the number pad on the keyboard. Once you know your way around the number pad, it's becomes such an invaluable part of the keyboard! Read on for more features....
Features of the Logitech Alto Cordless Keyboard Stand:
Comfort - Elevates display for viewing comfort: Encourages a more comfortable posture by raising the notebook display to eye level and the optimal viewing distance. Stay more relaxed-and more productive. - Full-size, cordless keyboard: Type faster, with less fatigue. The integrated, soft palm rest provides extra wrist support, while keeping your hands away from the heat generated by the notebook.
Convenience - Media controls: Enjoy instant access to your digital music with media and volume controls on the keyboard. - Built-in USB hub: Use the three Hi-Speed USB ports to add instant connectivity for your favorite peripherals-cordless mice, printers, external drives, and more. - Works with virtually all notebooks: Use it with your current notebook-and your next one. - Easy to set up and store: Flips open for instant use on almost any surface. Snaps together for easy transport and storage. Move the detachable keyboard off to the side when you need more space. - Eliminates cable clutter: Built-in cable restraints help organize and secure cables, reducing clutter.