Written by Gaurav Bhola, MSM, Managing Editor & Community Manager on January 24, 2008 10:58 am EST
3M LED Mobile Phone Projector
The projectors keep getting smaller and now come in micro size. Following on the heels of Texas Instruments and Microvision small projectors, 3M will be coming out with a fully operation micro projection device that can be placed in any mobile phone.
The 3M LED projector will be embedded in mobile devices as early as the first-second quarter of this year. The projector is VGA capable with a brightness of around 8-10 lumens, and roughly the same size as a wireless earpiece. It can project an image of up to 50in.
The alternative to the PCs is here, the Everex Cloudbook. The 2 lbs Cloudbook comes with open source software which includes Everex’s gOS Rocket, a version of Ubuntu.
The small system includes a 1.2GHz processor, a 30GB Hard Disk Drive, 7″ WVGA TFT Display (800 x 480), 4-in1 Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g, (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port, 3MP Webcam, and more.
According to the website, this mini notebook will be available at Walmart stores after January 25 of this year.
EyeFi 2GB SD Card
The EyeFi SD card is an awesome 2-1 bang for the buck. It gives you storage and the mechanics to transfer your photos from the card to your computer and can upload pictures to a variety of social networking or photo sharing sites of your choice via Wi-Fi. The EyeFi SD Card wirelessly transfers photos from inside your digital camera through your home Wi-Fi network. It can save you extra money in buying docking stations to transfer files, the hassle of hooking up a USB cable, or paying extra for a digital camera with Wi-Fi photo transfer capability.
The Swedish Neonode N2 phone is about to hit stateside by the second quarter of 2008. So why is the phone coming here now, since the N1 never crossed the Atlantic? Probably they saw the success of the Apple iPhone as perfect opportunity to leverage the touch screen fad. Well, the Neonode N2 is not exactly a touch screen like the infamous Apple iPhone, its user interface works by acknowledging the movement of your fingertip, basically you can perform phone tasks such as dialing, receiving calls, watching videos, taking photos, listening to music, and so on without touching the screen. The screen feature is much better than the iPhone. Like the iPhone, it is not a 3G phone. But the Bluetooth Neonode N2 is not Wi-Fi capable. Cant believe it.
For international travelers, the quad band GSM is a handy feature, since 85% of the world uses GSM mobile technology. It is nice of Neonode to include a 1GB MiniSD card with the phone. The Neonode N2.5 is under development, it will have 3G capability.
Price: Unlocked around $400.00 on ebay
Walletex Mp3 Player
The world’ thinnest and most portable Mp3 is here, the Walletex Mp3 Player. Just hook it up to your computer via a USB cable to upload music. While the music is conveniently uploading, your wallet Mp3 player is getting recharged all-onto an unbreakable plastic and waterproof platform.
It can hold upto 4GB of data. Not bad for a truly economical device. Hopefully, the Walletex Mp3 Player will hit the market soon.
Price: Not Known
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 Tablet PC
The business traveler just got another boon. In the crowded space of laptops, and the growing space of tablet PCs, Fujitsu has come out with a KO. The new Fujitsu LifeBook U810 has the functionality of a traditional laptop with half the cost. It weighs only 1.56 lbs and is the world’ smallest convertible notebook. The LifeBook U810 is feature rich, 5.6″ WSVGA Crystal View display, 40 GB hard drive, built-in webcam, Bluetooth, Ethernet, fingerprint reader, wireless LAN, Windows Vista, MP3 playback, and more. For the mobile professional, you cant resist the Fujitsu LifeBook U810.
I am not the only one tired of the logjam of wires at the back of my media home entertainment suite. Thankfully, the electronic arena is moving away from wires to wireless and the HDTV is no exception.
There are many manufacturers coming out with these sets. Westinghouse has revealed the world’ first integrated wireless HDTV. The 47-inch wireless LCD HDTV has a built in receiver that captures wireless signals from a wideband transmitter plugged into an HD DVD player.
The initial run of these wireless HDTVs will be targeted towards business, then cheaper versions will be filtered down to consumers. Other manufacturers coming out soon with wireless HDTVs are LG, Sharp, and Panasonic.
Price: Not Known
Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer
Is Polaroid still around? I guess so. I thought, I would only hear the Polaroid name repeated in the corridors of a Technology Museum Hall of Fame. But wonders never cease, neither does the Polaroid brand. Like a Phoenix rising out of the instant camera ashes, Polaroid redeems itself with the Instant Mobile Photo Printer.
The Polaroid Mobile Photo Printer can print 2X3 inch photos wirelessly from any Bluetooth camera phone in less than a minute.
Kodak & Belkin Bluetooth Photo Dongle
Kodak and Belkin introduce the fruits of their combined labor, a Bluetooth photo dongle that transmits your digital photos from a camera to the PC, even directly to the and even, to MySpace or, Facebook with ease.
At the moment, consumers take pictures with their camera phones and pay to send those images in a compressed format. The Kodak & Belkin Bluetooth Photo Dongle wirelessly transfers full resolution pics, making printing and sharing of photos much easier than the compressed pics. The dongle is accompanied with Kodak photo software.
Pharos Trips and Pics
Why not stop carrying multiple digital devices on your business trips or vacations. Pharos Trips and Pics is a trip recorder combined with a photo journal. It is a digital camera that works as a GPS device with an attachment. You can share your trip photos via Microsoft Streets & Maps or Google Earth. The Pharos can store from 1½ to 45 days of locations and times. It comes with a rechargeable battery that can keep your Pharos Trip & Pics going for 24 hours.
iCarta iPod Toilet Roll Holder
An iPod accessory you cannot live without? The iCarta iPod Toilet Roll Holder from US manufacturer Atech Flash Technology is the ultimate iPod accessory which combines a toilet roll dispenser with a fully functional iPod docking station and moisture-free speakers.
Now you can sing along with your favorite iTunes while in the shower or while reading on your throne. Either way this is truly a collector’s item to be much celebrated with fanfare by the Apple fanboy.
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