Welcome back to InterrupTech. Catch up on the week’s most important tech stories in a hurry. We cover the Barnes & Noble Nook, Windows 7, Moto’s Droid, Apple’s latest computers, Dell’s new Adamo XPS, RIM’s new BlackBerry watch, VW’s new iPhone app, and Google’s music service.
Plenty of people halted their purchase of a new PC in anticipation of Windows 7. Microsoft officially launched Windows 7 yesterday, but there may be another reason to hold off on that purchase. USB 3.0 is just around the corner. With a theoretical speed of 5Gbps, USB 3.0 will be able to handle incredibly fast more »
With the ebook reader market getting bigger and bigger, Amazon is trying to keep relevant. You could access Kindle books on your Kindle and on the iPhone app — now there is the Kindle reader for Windows so you can read on your laptop. Sure a computer screen is usually hardly optimal for long reading more »
In the world of headphones, there are really cheap ones that come with music players that sound horrible and there are others that make you do a double take at the price tag. The Maximo iMetal iM-590 earphones are “enhanced definition isolation earphones” with a MSRP of $59.99, but you can find them online for cheaper. The real question is how do these mid-range headphones perform? Gadgetell tested them out to see if you should get a pair.
Welcome back to InterrupTech. Catch up on the week’s most important tech stories in a hurry. We cover Amazon’s new delivery service, a brand new PS3, an offline version of Wikipedia, the great Sidekick meltdown, and Snow Leopard eats your data.
The i2i stream is a pair of devices that lets you wirelessly stream audio from one device to another that has a list price of $119.95, but you can find it online for lower. Wireless audio devices are usually quite iffy. Gadgetell tested it out to see if the i2i Stream lives up to its claims.
These days if you’re introducing a GPS, you’ve got to have a hook. Satsports is bringing its Satsports GPS to North America and wants it to be the GPS for all sports. It runs Windows CE 5.0, has an internal speaker, some built in memory with 256MB or storage, Micro SD slot for real storage, weighs 125g, and has a 2.7-inch QVGA screen (320 x 240). This GPS also has apps made for golfers, runners, street nav, and skiing.
What do these apps do? “Pocket Caddy” lets you see golf courses in a fly over mode so you can see the hole before you hit the ball. It will even tell you yardages so you can figure out how hard to swing. You can also record data like what kind of club you used so you can learn from your mistakes.
“Satski” gives you ski maps, real time data on speed, and rescue services data. “Satsports Log” will probably have the most wide appeal as it it is for cyclers, runners, and hikers. You can find out altitude, distance, and speed. Data for both Satsports Log and Satski are sycnable to your computer.
Home networking is a strange place. You can wire up your house with actual Ethernet cable or go wireless with Wi-Fi. Sometimes these options just don’t cut it because you have one spot you can’t get coverage to. That’s where powerline Ethernet adapters become interesting. Today, we’ve got the Belkin Powerline AV+ Starter Kit. Belkin claims speeds of up to 200 Mbps. Gadgetell tested it out to see if you get what they claim.
The DXG-Riviera HD is from DXG’s Luxe collection of camcorders. It shoots 720p video onto SD cards and has a MSRP of $149.99. Unlike a lot of other pocket camcorders, this DXG is designed to be a fashion accessory. The real question is, “How well does it shoot video?” Keep reading for a full review.
The details on the Nokia Booklet 3G have finally dropped and they are interesting to say the least. The Intel Atom powered laptop will cost $299 if you get it with a two year contract from AT&T. It will run Windows 7, has GPS, Nokia Ovi store access, Wi-Fi, and, as the name says, 3G. more »
The name pretty much explains it all: the Adesso Wireless Mini Trackball Keyboard. The keyboard is under 12-inches in width with an optical trackball. While the keyboard is small, it is very comfortable. The compact design means that this could easily be your living room computer’s keyboard. Full review after the jump.
JVC is getting in on the pocket camcorder game with its new Picsio GC-FM1. The Picsio shoots 1080p video as well as 8MP still shots. Since you’ll be shooting HD video, JVC put in image stabilization to reduce camera shake. The camera charges via USB, has a HDMI out, a SDHC card slot, and a more »