Gadget News November 2008

Qstarz BT-Q1300 Nano GPS Travel Recorder Review

Futurelooks :: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
With Geotagging being more than just the when and where of a picture these days, as social media has really clinged on to this feature, I’m hoping that one of these geotaggers works well. This time, we’re hoping that the BT-Q3100 nano GPS Travel Recorder by Qstarz is what we’re looking for.

D-Link 10 Inch Wireless Internet Photo Frame Review
Futurelooks :: Friday, November 21, 2008
D-Link is normally known for networking equipment likes switches and routers, in fact, we’ve had the pleasure to review their products in the past and found them to be of excellent quality. In the last few years, their reportoire of product has expanded to include products like media servers, VOIP handsets, Internet cameras, network storage servers and recently, Digital Photo Frames. Although digital photo frames can seemingly be purchased anywhere (even at the grocery check out), D-Link thinks they can do it better. Today, we’ll be looking at D-Link’s DSM-210, a digital photo frame that combines a 10 inch screen, WiFi and 1GB of onboard memory.

Evercool Booster Cool Wrist Pad Review
RB Mods :: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Every now and then various manufacturers publish strange products. Sometimes those products come with great success. Generally those products are fun for a week or two, and then they lie around your cabinet after the purchase. This time we have an opportunity to review Evercool’s Booster wrist cooler.

Samsung Omnia i900
Inside HW :: Thursday, November 20, 2008
“After interesting HTC PDAs we got in our test lab one more device from the same category that we’ve been waiting with great impatience. With launching of Omnia, Samsung joined to, more and more, interesting race for the best PDA device on the market. How did Samsung done its homework you can find out very soon. Quite differently from HTC Touch models, Samsung Omnia has a bit bigger dimensions and weight, but not in such amount that would bother anyone. Amount of additional functional keys is reduced to minimum…”

Panasonic Link-to-Cell Phone System Review
Hardware Secrets :: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
“If you are hooked on your cell phone or are one of the many people who have recently ditched their landline to go all cellular, this is one gadget you should know about. The Link-to-Cell is a Bluetooth device that lets you take and make cellular calls using a Panasonic cordless phone.”

Blackberry Bold Review 
Digital Trends :: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
“With every wireless device company now trying to compete with Apple’s iPhone, Ontario, Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM) has decided to go another route by simply doing what it does best-sticking to its tried and true Blackberry platform. The long anticipated Blackberry Bold, exclusively from AT&T Wireless, is the latest in the evolution of the business-minded smartphone, and can be described in a few short words: Bigger, faster and stronger. While the Bold was originally slated to drop this summer, and is only just now arriving, the good news is that Blackberry lovers and newcomers alike will find that the 3G device was well worth the wait.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition
Techgage :: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Need a solid motherboard offering for that brand-new Core i7 processor? ASUS’ first “mainstream” X58 board proves to be a true winner, offering a feature-packed and well-thought-out design, support for both CrossFireX and SLI, plentiful accessories and overclocking potential to keep enough the most hardcore enthusiast pleased.

Oakley O ROKR Pro Bluetooth Sunglasses Review 
Legit Reviews :: Monday, November 17, 2008
“When a phone call did come in, it registered quickly by pausing any music that was being played and playing a distinct ring tone. Incredibly, very few people could tell that I was on a Bluetooth headset – let alone one that was embedded in some Oakley sunglasses. Even when on the bike, the Motorola electronics did a great job of filtering out wind noise and enhancing my voice when on a call. The Oakley O ROKR Pro has to be one of the best performing Bluetooth headsets we have had the pleasure of testing…”

ABIT FunFab P80 – Digital picture frame with printer
Tweak PC :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
ABIT presents a digital picture frame with an integrated printer: The ABIT FunFab P80. We took a look at it. Here’s what we think about it.

HTC Fuze
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
HTC’s TouchFLO gets a full keyboard with the slick, but imperfect Fuze for AT&T.

Apple Exec Hired From IBM Ordered to Stop Work
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
A U.S. District court has ordered an Apple employee recently hired away from IBM to immediately stop work amidst fears that he might disclose IBM trade secrets.

Thousands Pre-Order BlackBerry Storm in Britain
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The first touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone will go on sale in Britain on Nov. 14, and thousands of customers have already pre-ordered the device, exclusive UK sales partner Vodafone said on Thursday.


UBS Sees Wireless Growth Slowing in 2009
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Subscriber growth for U.S. service providers could be about 30 percent weaker next year than in 2008 due to weakening consumer spending, according to a research report from UBS.

FCC OKs Verizon-Alltel, Sprint-Clearwire Mergers
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved the mergers of Verizon Wireless and Alltel and Sprint-Nextel and Clearwire.

Top Unlocked Phones
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Break free from oppressive contracts and high roaming charges with these full-featured, unlocked handsets.

Top Unlocked Phones
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Break free from oppressive contracts and high roaming charges with these full-featured, unlocked handsets.

Wal-Mart Slashes G1 Phone Price by $30
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to sell the G1 cell phone, powered by Google Inc, for about $30 less than T-Mobile USA, the exclusive U.S. carrier for the device.

The Phone of the Future: A Wish List
PC Magazine (PDAs) :: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
What future features should make it into the next generation of smartphones?

Holiday Preview: GPS Buying Guide 
Digital Trends :: Monday, November 10, 2008
“In only a handful of years, GPS systems have made the leap from pricy toys for the rich toaffordable, indispensable tools for nearly everyone. Whether you drive a Toyota Tercel or a Cadillac XLR, navigation systems are an easy upgrade that will allow you to quit wasting time and gas driving around town, and get directly to your destination, every time. This year’s batch of new GPS systems are some of the most flexible and affordable yet, with even more user friendly interfaces that make them appropriate for anyone.”

Mio Moov 310 GPS Review
Digital Trends :: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
“Sitting near the very top of Mio’s Moov line, the $250 Moov 310 occupies the most powerful and feature-rich territory in the company’s otherwise budget-oriented GPS brand. Despite its affordable $250 price tag, it offers a very well-rounded feature set, friendly interface, and excellent tracking performance. As one of the first devices launches since Mio’s merger with Navman, it also benefitsfrom new and refined software from the partner company.”

Most Powerful: Wicked Lasers The Torch
APH Networks :: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
In today’s world, the term [electric] torch is often used simultaneously with flashlight. But remember why torches were called ‘torches’ in the first place? Because these portable open fires have some real burning power (After all, it does carry real fire and fuel) in addition to, well, some lighting ability. On the other hand, a conventional flashlight has practically zero designed fire power, as its purpose is to provide light; and depending on what you have, most consumer units have a very poor range. When I think of ‘torch’, Wicked Laser’s The Torch comes into my mind. Why? It’s called The Torch for a really good reason — simply put, it can burn things, and no, I’m not kidding. But unlike conventional fire torches, it has nothing short of incredible brightness and range. Carrying a 100W bulb powered by a massive nickel-metal hydride battery, anything within several inches of The Torch will definitely begin to burn in seconds. Meanwhile, other than its insane ability to transfer heat over short distances, The Torch is also insanely bright with an amazing range. We’ll show you some photos in just a moment. With a brightness rating of 4,100 ANSI lumens, it’s roughly twice as bright as an average home theater LCD projector. They call it The Torch world’s most powerful flashlight (As currently reviewed by Guinness World Records) with a very good reason. Excited? We won’t keep you waiting. Not excited yet? That’s also a very good reason for you to read on.

Gunnar Optiks Shredder Computer Glasses Review
i4u :: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
“Today we are looking at a pair of computer glasses called the Gunnar Optiks Shredder. The glasses use special lenses and coatings to reduce eye strain and associated symptoms like headache and neck pain. Gunnar makes a variety of styles to suit different needs and tastes. Each style is available in different colors and the glasses work very well.”

Prestigio Power Bank 501
Inside HW :: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
“Imagine that you are about to go on a vacation or a business trip, and that instead of carrying number of different chargers for your laptop, camera and PDA, you can bring only one device. If you like this vision, than Prestigio Power Bank 501 is the right choice for you. In simple, this is external battery which can be used for supplying all kinds of power consumers. This is a good quality device that seems firm with dominant black color and a couple of silver details. Bigger part of front surface has nice piano finish with dominant Prestigio logo…”