Gadgets

Hunt ’em down with Tianyu’s B832 anti-theft multimedia phone

Tianyu B832 is a dualband GSM phone that doesn’t catch attention at first glance: just a plain, fail-safe Siemens-ish design. What’s so special about it would be its anti-theft features. Firstly when somebody steals your phone and changes a new SIM card, an SMS message will be automatically sent to your old number (which you can receive once you get ...

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Doubao 728 takes 2 GSM SIM cards: great for playas

In large cities it’s not uncommon to see people carrying 2 phones, one for work and one for personal use (or one for each significant other). We’ve seen phones that can take 1 GSM card and 1 CDMA card from LG and Samsung, but Chinese company Doubao unveiled this 728 phone that takes 2 GSM SIM cards at the same ...

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myvu Personal Media Viewer for iPod: Cooler than Ray-Bans?

The iPod Video is only cool enough to last you until your eyes start straining from the small screen. But luckily for us we live in a time where innovation is the answer to our every woe and worry. The MicroOptical myvu Personal Media Viewer glasses is made for both Video and Photo iPod’s, and issues a binocular style LCD ...

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Canon released portable electronic dictionaries w/ MP3 playback

Canon has released two new electronic dictionaries to ease your spelling problems. The Wordtank M300 and the Wordtank V300 also have the ability to playback your MP3s. So while an iPod or some other portable audio device probably does the job better, this can serve as a quick alternative. Seeing as these are first dictionaries and second audio players, the ...

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YOUniverse Funk Fone stomps the competition with a 6″ platform

Unless you have a pre-teen daughter, this YOUniverse Funk Fone should never been seen in your posession. So what part is the “Fone”? The shoe. Just lift it off of the massive platform base, and you have a fully functioning phone that belongs more in a “gentlemen’s club” than your daughters bedroom. So apart from the major problem of a ...

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Omnibot2007 i-Sobot: World’s smallest humanoid walking robot affordable, pocketable and available

Robots are relatively unpopular objects to crave for, they’re too huge, too expensive and you wouldn’t know what-the-heck-is-going-on in the industry most of the time. Takara-TOMY’s new Omnibot2007 i-Sobot is the world’s smallest humanoid (2 legs) walking robot, and the best part is its price: $312, comparing to robots of its same class that usually cost $1000 at least. The ...

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Airis N004x skimps on hardware, but has replaceable battery

Who is Airis, you might ask. Take a look at this pretty sleek portable media player and you will come to the conclusion that, whether the device works or not, they know how to make well designed products. So how does it perform? With a 1 or 2GB flash drive, it seems a bit small in todays world of 8GB ...

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LG FM37 (it rhymes) brings touchscreen tech now

Look at those screens and realize that they aren’t nearly as small as your iPod Nanos. Comparatively, the new LG FM37 digital media player packs either a 1/2/4 GB flash drive and supports MP3, WMA, and OGG audio playback. On the concept of thin, this player is only 10.4mm thin (about 1cm). Those screens are touchscreens and are 2.4″ LCDs. ...

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Store up to 100,000,000 yen with the Jinsei Ginko ONE

Takara-TOMY showcased an updated version of the Jinsei Ginko Life Bank, instead of storing 500 yen coins, the new model will simply be a counter that you mount on water bottles, and it will count the number of 1 yen coins ($0.01) you have pushed through. Each counter can go up to 9999, but at the Toy Forum the company ...

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