Building on the success of the Archos 605 WiFi, Archos has now released the new Archos 5 portable media player. The units feature a new, faster Texas Instruments central processor, a larger screen (exceptional quality), touch-screen operation, vivid colors, up to 720p resolution, plugin support (most cost extra), and more in a simple, intuitive design.
Displaylink USB video technology introduced the possibility of secondary USB monitors to the technology community. ASUS has now successfully extended this technology to create a unique product, the ASUS UFOTO, which combines the functionality of a photo frame and a secondary monitor. It is a 7" monitor that allows a high resolution display of up to 800x400 pixels (720x480 viewing area).
HDPC stands for Hybrid Portable Dual Computer. The device originates from the consumer's need for a portable device that is able to perform complex functions. When someone needs a light weight and small device that is able to perform like a desktop computer, a Smartphone could be a very attractive option.
Western Digital has released the new WD TV external HD media player that works in conjunction with one or two external hard drives to playback video, audio, and view photos at up to full high definition quality (1080p).
Many of today's gadgets use power even when they are not turned on (usually due of lights or LED readouts). There are numerous examples of this ranging from stereos to computers. The power used is usually not very much, but if you'll be away from home for an extended period of time or are particularly power conscious, the Outlet Switch can be a handy alternative to unplugging power cords.
Nikon Corporation has announced the Media Port UP300x multimedia playback headset that features display, headphones, audio/video player, Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, built-in memory, and the power source all-in-one.
When traveling, whether for business or leisure, it's always important to gather the gadgets you'll need for your trip. Some are essential, some are fun, but forgetting any of them can make for an unpleasant trip. For the sake of being obvious, we'll assume that you don't forget your laptop or cell phone. Here are some of the less-obvious gadgets that you may want to consider when traveling.
The H2O iDive 300 is a speaker that works underwater and also features built-in housing specially designed to fit an iPod. Connection is done inside the speaker housing so that your iPod remains safe from the water.
Garmin is a pioneer in the GPS navigation system market. Their latest entry is called the GPSMAP 640. The GPSMAP 640 is ultra-portable, powerful, rugged (even water-proof), and touch-screen navigator equipped (super-bright 5.2” WVGA).
We have reviewed numerous options in network media players, ranging back to the now defunct GoVideo D2730 Network DVD Player. While every option has a shortcoming here and there, the DViCo TViX M-6500A Network Media Player is overall the best option we have thus far reviewed.
Nintendo has officially announced an upgrade to the DS portable gaming console. It is called the DSi, maintaining the trademark double-screen (DS). The new unit features a larger 3.5" display, while becoming 12% thinner than the previous DS model.
As we utilize more and more electronic devices in the digital home, controlling them becomes an important issue. No one wants to keep up with or sort through a dozen different remotes for various devices in a home entertainment system and surrounding electronic equipment. The Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Control is the perfect solution.
Sony has released three new Walkman players from the S, E, and B series that suit the needs of different tastes and budgets. The S and E series products also offer full video playback support, including DRM-protected WMV files. The Walkman players allow users to enjoy music from various download stores in addition to stored audio files. The simple drag and drop file transfer makes copying music, videos, and podcasts onto the players quick and easy. The players support most popular audio and video formats, and offer high quality audio and video performance.
The LG DP889 combines a portable DVD player and digital photo frame into a single 8" display. It features internal memory for up to 250 photos, a 3-in-1 memory card slot, USB port for direct connection to a digital camera, A/V input and output, and full DVD / DVD±R / DVD±RW / Audio CD / CD-R / CD-RW support. The LG DP889 is available online from Circuit City for $200.