Tech News August 2009

Review of the Genius EasyPen i405 Graphics Tablet 
Test Seek :: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
As with most peripherals, the test results of using a graphics tablet are subjective, depending on the user’s tastes. According to our very personal way of evaluating, the Genius EasyPen i405 is an efficient product that definitely does its job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer anything beyond that. The one outstanding point is its low price, compared to similar products from other brands…

Why America Lags Behind the World’s Top Technology Leaders
Digital Trends :: Friday, August 21, 2009
“How many times have you come across a really cool tech product, only to discover it’s not available here in the good old USA? Sure, you can buy a kabillion run-of-the-mill MP3 players if you want, but zip on down to the local Mega Mart for a toothbrush-shaped video camera that takes up close and personal footage of all your nasty cavities, and you’ll come up empty every time.”

Quakecon 2009 – The Vendor Booths 
Legit Reviews :: Monday, August 17, 2009
“NVIDIA handed out custom-designed, specialized anaglyph (red/cyan) glasses to all those in the Quakecon 2009 BYOC area and we actually saw a good number of gamers setting up their PCs with 3D Vision in order to use them. Feedback from the gamers was overall good, but pricing was a concern to many. In case you are curious the bundle with a monitor and the real stutter glasses will set you back a cool $599.99…”
Apple’s Worst Products and Biggest Failures
Digital Trends :: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
“The iPod. The iPhone. The iMac. The Macintosh. The LaserWriter. The Macbook. Mac OS X. The list goes on. Apple, the multinational corporation that began life in the mid-seventies in a garage trumpeting “Think Different” as its mantra, has concocted and released some of the most imaginative, groundbreaking, and iconic products of the digital age. It has continually set the tone for style and ease of use, and has harmonized the relationship between man and computer more efficiently than any other company on the planet.”

World’s Most Unique Gadgets 
Digital Trends :: Thursday, August 20, 2009
“We’ve already discovered why foreign countries outpace the U.S. when it comes to high-tech cars, robots, gaming devices, and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mobile phones, but there’s plenty more electronic wizardry that couldn’t quite fit in the first list. And you won’t find any of it down at the local mall. Granted, you can always turn to the Internet and one of the many overseas sites that market foreign goods if you really have a hankering for any of these items and don’t have an issue with long-distance ordering, long-distance shipping, and potential warranty hassles. But for the most part, it’s look but don’t touch.”

Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 
Hardware Bistro :: Monday, August 17, 2009
“Proporta shouldn’t sound new to you if you have been following our reviews closely. Today we will take a step further to review one of their lately launched products; USB TurboCharger 3400. Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 is the successor of Ted Baker where both of these devices are a USB portable charger with internal battery storage for charging up any gadget at anytime anywhere.”

LG KM900 Arena
Inside HW :: Monday, August 17, 2009
“When Apple iPhone was introduced few years ago it brought revolution to PDA market that other manufactures were not prepared for. Although we don’t find iPhone to be the best PDA that ever existed on the face of earth (no it really isn’t) numbers don’t lie and the fact is that iPhone is one of the best selling PDAs ever. Because of this other manufacturers couldn’t afford themselves to sit on their hands and do nothing about it, so making the iPhone “killer” quickly became favorite sport of many IT companies. As result of created market environment we got new LG KM900 Arena PDA in our test lab strait from LG’s assembly line…”
Fantec MM-FHDL Full-HD

Technic 3d :: Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Fantec MM-FHDL Media-Player arrived Technic3D. Elegant black aluminum case with high gloss front in piano lacquer design and an integrated color display. You are ready for Full-HD? We check the Fantec.”

Blu-ray Importing: Aug 2009 Buying Guide
Tweak Town :: Monday, August 17, 2009
“Long time readers may recall the ‘Guide to Buying Blu-rays from Overseas’ from late last year. Whilst I originally intended the articles to become a regular series, the spectacular crash of the Australian dollar compared to the greenback meant imports were no longer as financially feasible as they were. Well, the good news is that the dollar has recovered somewhat and we have a massive amount of titles to catch up on!

So welcome to the next instalment, covering some of the best import titles to have been released over the last few months. Pending some other financial meltdown, I’ll endeavour to do a few more as the release schedule heats up in the final two quarters of 2009.”