This is the biggest mobile phone handset I have ever seen. But its geeky but could be cool if I saw someone on the street one of these to their head (I would probably stare instead of laugh). I am sure it’s much more comfortable then the conventional in-ear handset though 🙂

It comes in three color: gold, white and black. It’s an ideal gift for those who are crazy about collecting retro style gadgets. I suppose my only concern is that I wouldn’t be able to fit it into my pocket after using it!

[via Yubz]

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A few months back, Optoma announced the first Pico projector based on the DLP Pico chipset and said that it would be in limited distribution in Europe and Asia in late 2008, with a worldwide launch in 2009.

Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods, PDA’s, smart phones and digital cameras. Optoma’s Pico Projector utilizes the latest LED technology resulting in a colorful and vivid image. The small and powerful unit is based upon DLP technology assuring the highest possible contrast.

As you will see in the demo video which was tipped into us. Once connected to a mobile device, the four-ounce Optoma Pico Projector allows users to share photos and videos and enjoy a far better visual experience with an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device.

Skip the recap of Optoma’s press release from June this year if you already know enough!

Optoma Introduces World’s First Pico Handheld Projector
Based on Texas Instruments’ DLP Pico® Chipset, Features Sleek Design and Extreme Portability

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 18, 2008) – Optoma, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital projection and display devices, introduces the first Pico projector based on the DLP Pico chipset. Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods®, PDA’s, smart phones and digital cameras.

When connected to an ultra-mobile device, the four-ounce Optoma Pico Projector allows users to share photos and videos, and enjoy a far better visual experience with an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device.

“The Pico Projector is the next step in sharing visual media for today’s ultra-mobile consumers. Fitting in your shirt pocket, the Pico Projector can display pictures, videos or any content from a mobile media player or smart phone” says Jon Grodem, director of Product Management for Optoma. “Optoma’s Pico breaks free from the limitations of the 2 or 3 inch displays found on today’s mobile devices. This category defining projector creates a new benchmark for sharing content-on-the-go.”

Optoma’s Pico Projector utilizes the latest LED technology resulting in a colorful and vivid image. The small and powerful unit is based upon DLP technology assuring the highest possible contrast.

“The handheld Pico projector represents the latest advancement in the mobile device display industry. We view the Pico projector as a completely new and exciting market – one which dramatically expands the reach and potential of projection products into new end user applications,” says Dr. William Coggshall, founder and president of Pacific Media Associates.

The product will be first shown at Texas Instrument’s InfoComm 2008 booth C909 and will be available in limited distribution in Europe and Asia in late 2008, with a worldwide launch in 2009.

Click here for further details from Optoma…

Talk about high tech gadgets, HTC is certainly on a role. For those who are addicted and just can’t stop from craving on the latest technology, HTC has announced the world’s first GSM/WiMAX headset. Unforunately, this may mean you will need to brush up your Russian, the device will be available only in Russia (at least for now) on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The MAX 4G appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently announced with a large 3.8 inch 800×480 display and touch screen interface. The MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and the device is capable of displaying up to nine TV channels simultaneously!

The HTC MAX 4G is the world’s first smartphone to feature the integration of GSM and WiMAX radios. With this integration the MAX 4G can switch seamlessly from GSM networks to Mobile WiMAX networks. With the addition of a SIM card, the MAX 4G can make voice calls over most GSM networks which makes it a very useful mobile to have for those visiting Europe.

The HTC MAX 4G features the same 3.8 inch, 800×480 WVGA touch screen display that is used in the HTC Touch HD. With the integrated GPS receiver you will always know exactly where you are, while the WiFi and WiMAX will ensure you have high-speed wireless data (you will be able to get proper data speeds of 70Mb/sec!).

The HTC MAX 4G is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and is integrated with HTC´s TouchFLO 3D UI. The TouchFLO 3D UI turns Windows Mobile interface into a competent multimedia platform that should optimizes HTC MAX 4G´s 8GB of onboard storage.

HTC designed the MAX 4G for ultra high-speed access to video on demand, full track music downloads, online gaming, and file exchange for true broadband speeds.

HTC MAX 4G Features include:

  • Qualcomm ESM7206A 528 MHz processor
  • TouchFLO 3D interface
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Integrated GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.0
  • 256MB ROM and 288MB RAM with 8GB Flash drive
  • 5 megapixel camera with VGA front camera for conference calls
  • FM radio
  • Standard 3.5mm headset jack

Its said the HTC MAX 4G will be shipping in Russia by the end of November for more than $1,000! Though, very typically, the company did not say when the Max 4G would be released in other parts of the globe.

[via BGR, Akihabara, HTC]

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Check out these pretty amazing high tech luxurious hoovers. Not only do the Miele S7 vacuum cleaners look like it came from outer space thanks to the front LEDs, sensors, and LCD screen, but also because of its smart design, which allows it to twist in every direction to the point of laying flat and transform with all kinds of built-in contraptions.

The Miele S7 has LED lights to illuminate every place it reaches while you suck pizza crumbles, Lego pieces, and dead spiders thanks to a 1,800-watt engine, built-in sensors that adjust speed and height depending on the surface and a six-litre vacuum bag. The S7 has a twisting head design that allows it to turn into every direction possible, including laying down on the floor, completely flat.

Unlike other vacuum cleaners, this one comes with all the different accessories to clean special surfaces built in its own body. Therefore, there’s no need to go to the closet to get them.

The range includes five different models that vary in price and function from the lemon yellow S7210 at £249 to the LED-controlled S7580 pictured here at £370.

[via Newlaunches]

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Have you found typing on the iphone difficult? Ever thought something could be done about it, apart from slimming down so that your fat fingers can shrink abit (I have!). With iPhone’s tiny touchscreen keypad, it makes typing emails or messages extremely hard and time consuming. This deivce called the BTleyMini, has been designed to solve the above problem.

The BTKeyMini is a bluethooth keyboard which is designed for iPhone and iPod Touch. Using your iPhone’s bluetooth connection, you can sync the keyboard shown above with your iPhone thus no wire is required. There is also a flap on the keyboard which is presumably there to hold the iPhone in place.

Although the BTKeyMini sounds promising and convenient for texts and emails. I don’t think there are that many people that type so much on the iPhone to the extent that they would want to carry a separate keyboard along with the iPhone. Some businessmen might do but then most of them also have laptops and netbooks these days.

[via Coolest Gadgets]

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Update (231108): iPhone firmware 2.2 now out, jailbreak (both 2G and 3G) and unlock (for 2G) instructions are now available here…

As expected, the iPhone Dev Team has revealed a further update on their progress with unlocking the iPhone 3G and preparation from the coming iPhone firmware update version 2.2

Jailbreakers, in case you were wondering whether it you should update your jailbroken iPhone to 2.2 once Apple prompts you to do so in iTunes, here is what the iPhone Dev Team themselves said…

“Now for something a bit more serious, we’ve explained about Apple’s updates in the past and we’ve warned against the immediate installation of these updates without knowing what they do to your device.

This is indeed true of the iPhone 3G’s upcoming 2.2 release. Installing ‘2.2’ on the iPhone 3G could slow down your chances of a software unlock in the near future (should one be found and released), so when you see an update in iTunes await our instructions first!

Please don’t blindly install the update and then complain about it later ;-)”

[via iPhone Dev]

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First of all we would just like to apologise to Andrea who sent us this demo of GoodSync version 7-5-2 to be reviewed, we’ve been having some trouble with our one and only PC after it was sent in, its given up on us! So as a result, you will probably

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