The USBConnect Quicksilver makes hooking laptops up to 3G/EDGE networks a breeze: they’ve crammed the whole modem into a tiny USB dongle. It’s free with an AT&T’s DataConnect plan.
Apple’s 24″ LED-backlit Cinema Display sports the same black bezel of its iMac and new MacBook lines; it’ll get 1920×1200, built-in iSight and mic, stereo speakers and a 3-port USB hub.
Exclusive to AT&T, the Pantech Matrix has a unique dual-sliding keyboard: QWERTY horizontally, a number pad vertically. It’s also 3G enabled with Bluetooth and A-GPS.
Blu-Ray just got a lot more affordable: Acer’s Aspire X3200 HTPC squeezes in a Blu-Ray drive alongside a 2.1GHz AMD CPU, 4GB RAM and a 640 GB HDD, all for only $680.
Along with the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the MacBook Air gets the new NVIDIA 9400M chipset which promises 4x faster graphics; also, a 120GB HDD and Mini Display port.
The MacBook Pro’s 15.4″ model gets a 0.95″ unibody case; it also sports an iMac-like bezel, multi-touch glass trackpad, NVIDIA 9400M chipset + 9600M GT and chiclet-style keyboard.
The 13.3″ MacBook finally gets a metal enclosure; also: a NVIDIA 9400M chipset, multitouch trackpad and LED-backlit display. It maxes out at 2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM, and weighs 4.5 lbs.
Old-school AOL users, you’ve got mail: this USB-powered webmail notifier will light up in red, blue or green whenever you get mail; every instance can be associated with a sound.
For AT&T: Sony Ericsson’s W760a is the first Walkman with 3G speeds; you can also shake it to change music, like the iPod Nano. Other stats: 2.2″ screen, 3.2 MP camera and FM tuner.
We haven’t figured out a way to man them up yet, but these tiny 3.4cm tall Tomy Robo-Qs will be sure to delight the ladies by navigating around obstacles and just being ridiculously cute.
Calling Admiral Adama: this Battlestar Galactica case sports an actual LED-lit hangar bay, CIC screens, and a BSG crest that doubles as an optical drive; even the monitor is modded.
Akihabara News has a gallery of Robo Japan 2008; it’s a three-day event, with robots doing everything from climbing and crawling to fighting and flying. Not all at once, of course.
Dave, I think you should buy this: it looks like HAL, but LaCie’s 5Big only wants to save files. It features 5 swappable bays up to 7.5 TB, with USB 2.0 and SATA ports for external drives.
Available for preorder: Samsung’s 10.2″ NC10 is slightly faster than Asus’ Eee PC 901, with a roomier anti-bacterial keyboard. It also gets a built-in 1.3MP camera, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
It’s not for everybody, but Zalman’s FPS Gun Mouse has a friggin’ pistol grip: how crazy is that? On the fly DPI switching (max 2000 DPI), 5 buttons and a gold-plated USB connector: we’re sold.
Mixing old with new, Contexture Designs uses repurposed cassette tapes and turns them into iPod nano cases; they’re designed to fit only 1st and 2nd gen, and are one of a kind.
More = good for gamers, but this SteelSeries Mouse for World of Warcraft players really pushes the limit with a whopping 15 buttons and a pulsing internal light with 16 million colors.
Toshiba’s 13.3″ U405-ST550W laptop features 4G XOHM WiMAX and “maxes” out at 4GB RAM; it only works in Baltimore, but Dallas, DC, Philly, Boston and Chicago are coming soon.
BenQ’s DC C1060 is their flagship point-and-shoot camera, with a 10 MP sensor, leather grip and max ISO 3200. It also sports a 3x optical zoomm and a 2.7″ viewscreen.
More camera/phone goodness: the LG KC780 is the latest 8 MP cellphone to join the fray; it’s only 13.9mm thick but still has a 2.4″ screen display, and can take DVD-resolution videos.
MSI’s second-gen netbook, the Wind U120, isn’t much different from the U100; it does get a sharper, two-toned design and a 3.5G modem with its own SIM card slot; it’ll launch in December.
Forget bluetooth: Onkyo’s MHP-UW2 wireless headset uses a 2.4Ghz wireless connection in order to deliver CD quality audio; the transmitter will work with all current iPods.
Available this December, Motorola’s mid-range Q11 Smartphone gets Windows Mobile 6.1, WiFi, quad-band GPRS/EDGE, a 3 MP camera with Flash and integrated GPS, but no 3G.
No financial meltdown here: Continental’s Nokia E71 is clad in 24 karat gold and is available in white and black varieties; the extra filthy rich can opt for the platinum finished version.
Will Urbina’s Cinematograph HD case mod is video editing with zero compromises; it includes two 22″ displays, 5 hard drives and 10W stereo speakers. At 82 lbs, it’s just barely portable.
New to Razer’s 1ms response time gaming keyboards: the Lycosa Mirror is a glossy version of their backlit Lycosa, while the Arctosa loses the backlighting but is more affordable.
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