Category: Gizmos & Gadgets


IDTI, a Taiwanese company have announced at CeBit 2010 a 21.5″ full HD-Video capable touchscreen display that comes with HDMI/D-Sub and support for Microsoft Windows 7. The Incell Touch 215P spec includes resolution of 1920×1080/Multi Touch (2 Points)/Contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a response time of 5ms. The most amazing thing is the price though..$300!!!

You can watch a video of the screen in action over on You Tube.

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For those of you who don’t have a spare £500 quid or so for a decent coffee machine, and love their coffee but think instant is awful well this may be the answer.

The Aeropress Coffee and Espreso Maker according to those folks over at Better Living Through Design makes “a better than average cup of coffee with less acidity and no bitterness”. According to Aerobie, the makers of the Aeropress Coffee and Espreso Maker it works like this. “Water and grounds are mixed together for ten seconds, then gentle air pressure pushes the mix through a micro-filter for 20 seconds” which “culminates in an exceptionally smooth flavour”. Yikes!! The price for this awesomeness? Well pick it up here at Thinkgeek for $25.99 or if you are in the UK at Amazon for a mere £19.99!


If you ever need storage on the go for your iPhone, iPad, Camera or any device with Wi-Fi then the AirStash™ from Wearable Inc is a must have gadget!

From the AirStash™ site:

“AirStash stores your movies, music, photos, and documents and wirelessly shares them with your phone, media player, netbook, tablet, computer, and more. Use AirStash like a USB flash drive to drag & drop the files you want to your SD card while charging the built-in lithium polymer battery, then unplug & play on all of your browser-enabled WiFi devices*.

All you need to do is insert a SD card (bought separately), which can be upto 32GB in size and there you have it a portable wireless storage server on the go! You can even stream video and music apparently. The cost? A mere $99. UNFORTUNATELY it’s US/Canada ONLY. Come on Wearable Inc sort it out!

Source: Digital Photography Review


Ok, this is the Holy Grail for some. This took me ages to work out what the problem was but finally i have got my iBook, OSX and the BT Home Hub 2.0 (the new black shiny one) working.

Now I had tried everything and I cant be assed to go back and try everything again..so here are a couple of things you might need to do..BUT first

go into the advanced settings on the Home Hub and make sure that in the wireless settings the network is only running 802.11 b/g NOT b/g/n. Changing this let me connect.

I also had been trying the std fix for wireless, putting the $ sign in front of the password..I cant remember if I had to so this or not in the final solution.

I also put mine on Channel 12 but I don’t think that made the difference.

I can literally switch the network to 802.11 b/g/n and my iBook won’t connect..switch to b/g and its off!!!!.

UPDATE: Just to add I’m running macs on both 10.6.4 and !0.5.8 with no problems now..although saying that, I’m moving my broadband and phone to Plusnet..BT charges and level of service are just terrible. When I was thinking of leaving them we got offered 4 different broadband/phone packages. Each time we said we would call back in a couple of days and every time we did the package offered didn’t exist. Even spoke to a supervisor and they said the sales person we spoke too the day before to was lying, BT didn’t offer such a package and then he offered us a different package. Surprise surprise when we called back two days later after mulling it over this package didn’t exist either!!!!! BT sales people in my experience just continually speak lies and act like con artists. Would never go back to them again. But the BT hub 2 (the black one) is running fine on Plusnet.

Has anyone noticed this before? A section in the refurbished mac section has a tab for refurbished iphone..I wonder if this is where a lot of the 2G ones will end up.

https://i0.wp.com/www.man-machine.com/images/reallycool/10-Really-Cool-Wh-S_K8G4862.jpgThe Really Cool is a water-resistant and contaminant proof keyboard with tactile feedback keys. The sealed and rigid surface is ideal for industrial, marine, and medical use, as well as other applications where moisture, cleaning, and durability are a consideration. Because the Really Cool is also quieter than “standard” keyboards, they are great for applications where noise generated from “key-clicks” is a problem. The Really Cool is compatible with standard keyboard layouts and drivers are not needed. This keyboard can be equipped with Magfix, SCOP and Backlit features. More here.

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Designed as a mini keyboard for your mobile phone. Connects via Bluetooth.

No cost yet or availability. Very Apple like me thinks!!

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I really like these. Spotted over on Crunchgear. These rubber skins fit over your keyboard and have colour coded shortcuts and functions printed on them. Unless your using the same app every day then you will never remember all the shortcuts so at $30 for a laptop skin and $40 for a desktop one I think they are a bargain for the multi digital user; and they also keep your keyboard clean! One note, these are US layout covers but I guess you could set up a keyboard preferences to handle this. Purchase them here but there is no mention of international shipping, shame.

Engadget  are reporting the that “Crossfire” is the first mass market tochscreen desltop PC. Based around a AMD Turon 64 X2 Dual core TL-52 processor this is ne connected machine. Ports include Ethernet, two FireWire, six USB 2.0, one with HP printer power Y-cable
connector, 5.1 + digital audio out, IR out, mini-VGA, and inputs: FM
coax, TV coax, ATSC, and two S-Video.

It also features some new widget-like dashboard interface, featuring HP
new SmartCalendar, which serves as a central point for virtual fridge
notes and shared family calendars; as well as Photosmart Touch, a new
image editing and printing interface. More from Engadget above.

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is reporting that Hon Hai, a Taiwanese manufacturer has let slip that their are manufacturing 12 million mobile handsets for Apple that can play music with an expected release date of mid 2007.


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