These tiny USB flash drives aren’t just a concept in the making, those who are fans of super tiny gadgets will be happy to know that these will soon be available, actually the 4GB versions are already available for purchase over the internet here…
It’s said that the new 8Gb version will not only be as tiny as the existing one but will also be available in two extra models /designs to choose from, a swiveling one, a retractable one and the old stick figure looking one. Pricing starts at $35 each!
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.
It’s about time! Apple has finally decided to up their game by putting on an extra one gigabyte onto the iPod Shuffle. Apple’s press release today says they will soon be retailing the latest 2GB editions of the Shuffle by later this month while price cuts on the existing 1GB iPod Shuffles will take place immediately.
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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!
One problem that many iPhone users have noticed after the recent 1.1.3 firmware / software upgrade is poor signal, low and/or continuously fluctuating signal strength no matter where you might be positioning your iPhone – resulting in poor reception and calls being unexpectedly dropped. It seems that this does not apply to a large majority of 1.1.3 firmware / software iPhone users, but certainly a significant number enough to raise awareness of its problem, the problem itself is also not limited to 1.1.3 firmware users on non-jailbroken iPhones but also those with iPhones that have been jailbroken via whatever method available.
Hopefully the following tips may be worth trying in order to help restore your iPhone’s proper signal, at least near where it should be. We certainly don’t understand why it is behaving the way it is, but the signs of the problem are mainly:
- Signal dropping suddenly to zero or very low without any warning
- Or the display of the message ‘Call failed’
- And most annoying and frustrating of all: the signal coming back straight after a phone call which was experiencing poor signal reception (we experienced this quite a few times!)
Just over the weekend, Sony Ericsson announced their latest clamshell mobile, the Z770, the main feature being a HSDPA mobile phone with web capability allowing users to stay up-to-date with feeds and favourite websites, as well as email.
Here’s the press release:
Barcelona, Spain ? 10th February 2008 ? Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of the new Z770, an elegant clamshell phone optimised for the web and benefiting from HSDPA data speeds. This classic-looking clamshell phone offers capabilities beyond expectation. It is designed to make it straightforward to surf the web or receive the latest news, and the ?email set-up wizard? makes it simple to access your inbox. The Z770 can also be connected directly to a laptop (via USB cable) and can be used as a modem.
?The Z770 is deceptively powerful for such a compact clamshell phone,? said Martin Winkler, Director Global Marketing and Head of Multimedia Web at Sony Ericsson. ?It appeals to busy people who demand hassle-free email and high quality Web access on the move. These people need to be in-touch, need to be on top of their email, but don?t necessarily want a smartphone or PDA. The Z770 is the uncomplicated answer.?
Z770 phone ? Gets you online with effortless style
* Easy email set-up ? for ultimate convenience
* High-speed web access and intuitive navigation features for fast web browsing
* Google? Maps for Mobile ? receive step-by-step directions on your screen to your destination
At the moment, one of the hot issue is the climate change due to green house gases. To tackle to this issue, ATP Electronics has teamed up with American Forest Partnership to produce an environment friendly USB memory stick called EathDrive. These drives are made up of a biodegradable material, which means they are safe to the environment and fully recyclable. It is also waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. Part of the profits from this product will go towards planting tree.