Archives for March 2009

Asus Eee PC 1002H

asus_eee_pc_1002hAsus are launching another Eee PC in their 1000 range. This time it’s the Eee 1002H that will be launched. Lets see what is different to the rest of the 1000 series.

The Asus Eee 1002H has a 10 inch screen running at a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a chiclet style keyboard, runs an Intel Atom N280 processor that runs at 1.66GHz and has 1GB of DDR2 RAM. This Eee opts for a 160GB harddrive and Asus allow you 10GB of storage online. A 5 hour battery life is promised in this model. On to connectivity is has WiFi at b/g and n capabilities and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is included which can be used to tether up to your mobile phone for broadband access on the move. A VGA port, 3 USB 2.0 ports and wired ethernet port are also included. A memory card reader can also be found in the side of the Eee 1002H.

It’s a nice looking netbook and with it’s processor, HD storage space and fairly decent sized keyboard it makes an ideal travel companion for those wanting a smaller XP capable netbook for the road.

Asus Eee PC 1002H Features

# Shiny surface and Portable Computing: 1.2kg, slim with HDD
# Comfortable user-experience: 254 mm Chiclet KB, 10″ LCD monitor, multi-touch pad, one key F9 system recovery
# Excellent mobile Internet experience: 802.11n, BT, 10G Eee Stoarge to share
# Exciting internet video communication enjoyment: digital array mic and webcam

Available from Amazon costing $404.90.

Via: SlashGear and Asus


Can Water Cut It?

can-water-cut-itYou must have seen the Will It Blend videos where Tom Dickson of Blendtec smashes various gadgets to pieces by using his ultra tough blender. A new company are trying something similar which see’s them asking the question “Can Water Cut It?”

Check out the video below which shows how easily an old iPod can be cut very cleanly in half. The process is very quick and as there is no heat generated from the jet it prevents materials from distorting.

“What makes waterjets so popular? Waterjets require few secondary operations, produce net-shaped parts with no heat-affected zone, heat distortion, or mechanical stresses caused by other cutting methods, can cut with a narrow kerf, and can provide better usage of raw material since parts can be tightly nested.”

Via: Hacked Gadgets and Can Water Cut It?

Retro Tiny LED Projector

tiny-led-projectorThis cool little projector allows you to project images up to 48″ in size on to any wall using your mobile phone or other portable device as a source. It is designed to look old fashioned and stands on a small tripod.

The LED projector comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and speaker. All you need to do is connect it to anything from a laptop to a mobile phone and your image is then thrown on to the wall.

Retro LED Projector Features

* Cuboid Tiny Projector
* Plug-and-Play
* Standard Camera screw-hold
* Connected Interface: RCA cable
* Resolution: 640 x 480 pixel
* Light source: 3W LED
* Picture Size: 15 – 48 inch
* Contract Ratio: 200:1
* Video Source: Composite Video In (iPod Video Compatible (PAL/NTSC)
* Video Input: AV IN (iPod Video compatible)
* Speaker: Built-in Loudspeaker
* Size: 6 x 6 x 3.8 cm

The LED Projector is available from Brando and currently costs $219.

Via: GeekAlerts



Automated Robot Fish to Monitor the Oceans

robotic-fishBritish researchers have created some robotic fish that were designed to jump in to the see around Spain and monitor pollution levels in the waters. The robotic fish measure 1.5 meters in length and are fully automated.

The robot fish mimic how real fish move and will navigate around the oceans. Sensors are attached to the fish that can detect oil spills, mercury and other dangerous materials that could polute the waters. To pass the information back the fish is equipped with a wi-fi connection that keeps in in contact at all times. 5 of these fish will be deployed in Spain’s waters next year over at the port of Gijon. If they succesfully work and don’t break down etc… then they could start being used in various sea locations around the world.

The fish cost £20K each and aim to tackle the problem of stuff being intentionally dumped in to the sea.

Via: EcoGeek

Canon EOS Rebel T1i DSLR Camera

canon-rebel-t1iCanon are launching the latest in the Rebel series of Cameras. It is named the Canon EOS Rebel T1i and the specs look fantastic.

It uses the XSi body but has a 15.1 megapixel sensor that can matches the one found on the 50D. 1080p HD video recording can also be done with this camera. It comes in with a very competitive price tag of $900. [Read more…]

Periodic Table of Controllers

periodic-table-of-controllersThis periodic table doesn’t list your normal chemistry type information. Instead, it was designed to list a bunch of old control pads, paddles and other console input devices.

The Periodic Table of Controllers was designed by a Flickr user who goes by the name of Pixel Fantasy. It details all the specs of each controller like how many buttons it has and what console it is compatible with along to what year the console was released. It makes an interesting read as I am sure you probably wont remember every one of these consoles. [Read more…]

Tupperware PS2 Arcade Stick

tupperware-ps2-arcade-stickThis PS2 arcade stick reminds me of the StreetFighter II stick we mentioned last week. The only differences are 1.)It’s built for the PS2 and 2.)It’s made from Tupperware.

For those of you not familiar with Tupperware, they created a bunch of plastic dishes, bowls and tubs to store food in. The tubs tend to come in all sizes, so finding one to house a PS2 arcade stick seemed like the right thing to do. [Read more…]

Demy Kitchen Safe Touchscreen Digital Recipe Reader

demyThe Demy is a digital recipe reader designed to go in your kitchen. It has a high resolution touch-screen interface that allows you to flick through 250 pre-loaded recipes.

The source of information for the Demy comes from Up to 10000 recipes can be stored with 5000 of those containing pictures. When you get the device you set up a free Key Ingredient account which allows you to browse the website, click on the recipes you like and hit a button to add them to your account. You then connect up the Demy to your laptop or PC/Mac with a USB cable and download the saved recipes to your Demy. [Read more…]

Samsung Trance U490 Leaked Shots

samsung-tranceThe Samsung Trance U490 is a new slider phone that is due to go on sale Q2 this year. It is a replacement to the Juke and will be made available on the Verizon network. PhoneArena managed to get some leaked information about it. Lets take a look. [Read more…]

Samsung N310 NetBook Priced and Spec’d

samsung_n310The Samsung N310 is a netbook that has a 10.1″ screen, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD and an Intel Atom N270 processor that runs at 1.6GHz. It will be made available soon in the UK.

This ultra portable netbook will set you back £399 though which seems a tad higher then similar competition. It does look good in an odd way, but I am not sure I could spend £399 on this netbook. On the connectivity side the netbook has WiFi, Bluetooth and optional HSDPA/WiBro connectivity. A 5 hour battery life is possible on the standard batter with that being boosted all the way up to 11 hours by using the extended battery pack. [Read more…]

XBox 360 Style Games on a Cell Phone

phoneboxA company are claiming that it will soon be possible to put the XBox level games on to a mobile phone. This is due to a new chip that they are launching that will greatly increase the power available to run these types of games.

The new processors by ARM will have enough power to handle all the 3D elements and smooth gameplay although playing them on a small screen might not be the most desirable thing. The good news is that mobile pico sized projectors are starting to be made available which we will soon see them embedded in phones. A mixture of a mini projector and a powerful ARM processor should give you a nice 50 – 60″ screen capable XBox console that you can carry around in your pocket. [Read more…]

Fanless Mini PC – LPC-625F Core 2 Duo

fanless-mini-pc-lpc-625fA few months ago a compact desktop PC named the LPC-650 was launched. A new version of this mini PC has been launched named the LPC-625F. The new version is a fanless PC and it has a Core 2 Duo processor.

The LPC-625F measures 200 x 200 x 60 mm in size and has a Penryn Dual Core P8400 processor. If that isn’t good for you then you can take the optional P9500 processor instead. RAM goes from 1GB up to 4GB while storage goes from 120GB to 500GB and runs a SATA HDD. If you prefer an SSD then you have that option too. The mini PC has HDMI and DVI outputs and Wi-Fi connectivity. Prices start from $1595. [Read more…]