Would you fancy a 24 karat gold plated MacBook Air with a bejeweled version of the classic rainbow Apple? I have to say it’s great to look at, especially if you’re obsessed with gold! But I don’t see how this MacBook Air will be practical in anyway, would be too worried about damaging it or scratching it, nevermind what goes on inside! The Air within is just a standard 1.6ghz/2gb/80GB which costs at most $1,799 USD on the Apple Store and even cheaper if you find it elsewhere like Amazon or eBay, but for a 24k gold plated one, you would be looking at $5000 USD…
Obviously adding weight to the MacBook Air is an issue because lightweight is its main selling point, however, according to Gizmodo who talked with Alex Wiley from Computer Choppers…
The weight hasn’t noticeably changed since it’s plating. The jewelry may add an ounce or two if that. Diamonds and jewelry depend on what the customer asks for, the rainbow is 14kt gold with 3.8ctw sapphires adds another $3000 USD.
Almost every household computer would have a webcam these days, they’re great for chatting online and an excellent way to save on long distance calls too. But how many of you have a webcam from HP and not from Logitech? The answer I’m not 100% certain but I don’t think it’s that many, however, might this latest HP product capture your eyes?
The latest HP Elite Autofocus Webcam has some very outstanding features, though I don’t know about its pricing yet, it’s got functions that far exceeds the needs of any typical online webcam user.
With its 3-megapixel sensor, it is well equipped to produce qualities far beyond that of HD; also on board is autofocus, privacy cover and UVC for driverless install and 320-degree pan angle.
You can expect 30fps at VGA, but only 8 to 9fps at 1280×960. Then again, most ordinary persons don’t need more than 800×600 for video conferencing, and at this res, the webcam can handle at 20fps. There’s an effective focal range from 4 inches to infinity and an integrated stereo mic. Included with the Elite are ArcSoft VideoImpression, Magic-i and PhotoSmart Essential software. The low FPS concern aside, the HP Elite webcam goes nicely with the new breed of glossy black HP LCDs.
Here’s something that I thought I’d share just for the laugh. If you’ve got a friend who is an absolute no brainer leaving in our present day modern world, you might just manage to explain to him / her how computer technology actually works – in terms of a toilet of course…
Have a look at this PC keyboard – the Keyboard Organiser, as you can tell it is no rocket science nor is this keyboard equipped with any special technology but what it does have to offer is something no one ever thought should be done – an open up keyboard!!?? Yes, you would think that something so convenient, useful and simple to design and produce would have existed for years and years by now, but no!
Exactly the same size as a standard keyboard, The Keyboard Organiser is a unique keyboard that opens like a clam shell to enable users to store their everyday desktop items such as pens, CD’s, markers, paper clips, stamps and more.
This is the worlds first and only patented fully functional computer keyboard that makes use of all the empty space. What a smashing idea !! The Keyboard Organiser has won many innovation awards and we can easily see why.
The Keyboard itself is no thicker than a standard keyboard, it has 18 multi-media hotkeys, PS/2 connection and is fully compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.
Well this came as a surprise, didn’t expect 1.1.4 to be released so quickly as 1.1.3 has only been released for over a month’s time – before you begin reading this post, you must know if you update your iPhone to firmware 1.1.4 now without backing up there is a big chance that you will loose your data especially applications if your iPhone has been 1.1.3 jailbroken.
Apple has released iPhone firmware / software 1.1.4 update, which is now available via iTunes as you may be aware you can also downloaded as a 165 MB standalone setup file. In Apple’s release notes, it states that the main reason for releasing the 1.1.4 update was mainly for ‘bug fixes’, however we are aware that if your iPhone has been 1.1.3 jailbroken and is running any unofficial third party applications – this firmware update will definitely disable all of it and also erase any of your previous jailbreak. Although there are rumours that the 1.1.4 can still be jailbroken, at the moment, we feel quite skeptical about this and would prefer to wait a few days unless you were experiencing major problems with your existing 1.1.3 and would like to see if any major improvements turn up with 1.1.4.
Did you know you could make good use of your iPhone’s brilliant touch screen function by turning it into a wireless remote / mouse for your computer? The most recently released application, the Touchpad App helps you with this trick. It turns your iPhone into a wireless, remote trackpad, which gives you direct access to your computer as if you were using a mouse or touch device for input.
You can move the mouse, click, double-click, and even drag. Vertical scrolling is even possible, by click-and-dragging on the right edge of the iPhone screen. Which means it will do everything that a computer mouse has to offer.
To have this brilliant application on board, you have need to have an iPhone that has been jailbroken and the 1.1.3 jailbreak is what you need if you haven’t unlocked your iPhone already.
Just recently at the MWC (Mobile World Congress), Kingston unveiled their latest memory / flash drive related invention – the DataTraveler Micro Reader. As you would probably have imagined from its name the DataTraveler is a simple, lightweight USB tool which aims to help increase flexibility in data transferring between your mobile phone and computer.
With most phones nowadays using micro flash memory cards, the DataTraveler supports exactly just that, popular formats including microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). Not only is the DataTraveler just an adapter / tool for transferring data, it also offers you its own storage capacity of up to 4GB, very handy!