Microsoft made headlines yesterday with the launch of their new Surface Tablet. The big questions: Is it really a business device in disguise? Will its integrated “kickstand”, the 3mm thin keyboard/cover, and the yet unproven Windows RT OS be enough to convince consumers to choose Surface over iPad or even something like the Windows-powered Asus 600? Only time will tell.
It seems like it took a while for manufacturers to wise-up and start making small, portable back-up power supply units. Now they’re dropping left, right, and center. The Hyperjuice Plug looks like a good one. It features 2 USB ports for charging 2 devices at once and plugs into the wall to conveniently recharge itself.
How the hell did we manage to play a round of golf before all the GPS units and apps came out? Who knows, but this one from Callaway is the first to offer aerial video flyover in a small device, using real aerial photos of the course, not renderings. It’s also got all the other features your score is depending on.
There’s no such thing as brand loyalty these days. As soon as something better comes along, we migrate. So, considering the Edge Sound portable speaker system pumps 10 more decibels than the popular Jambox with a pricetag that is 30-bucks less, it seems like an easy choice to make.
The irony of using your iPhone 4/4s as an “advanced audio device” dissolves when you consider the features packed into the VAMP. The solid metal case contains a 150mW x 2 amplifier, dedicated pure Digital-Analog-Convertor, VQ audio enhancements, optical audio output and a backup battery. Meaning iTunes becomes hi-fiTunes.
You said farewell to cash long ago & with the release of the Geode digital wallet for iPhone, you can say goodbye to cards, too. The device stores credit and debit card info, converting it into a code that can be read by any electronic point of sale system. Secured by biometric finger print technology and a programmable self-erase, it is also designed for safety.
Apple just keeps dropping bombs: The next-gen MacBook Pro launched today. Apple’s VP Phil Schiller called the new laptop ‘without a doubt the very best computer that we’ve ever built.’ It’s got a super-sharp Retina display with a 2880 x 1800 resolution, it measures just 0.71-inches thick and weighs 4.46 pounds. The new display delivers higher contrast plus improved viewing angles and reduced glare. 7-hour battery life with 30-day standby. Other specs include 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Kepler GT 650M graphics, optional 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, & up to 768GB of SSD storage. It is shipping right now.
One of the saddest things about spending a big night in the gentleman’s club with the boys is that in the morning nobody remembers what really happened. Even though it’s against club rules, shooting some photos or footage in the champagne room would solve this dilemma. If you pack Sony’s super low light sensitive DSC-RX100, you won’t need a flash thus allowing to fill a “memory” card without risking being bounced.
Have you ever seen anyone playing a plastic violin? How about a polycarbonate acoustic guitar? Didn’t think so. That’s because the sound-producing qualities of wood are better. Now you can experience the warm tones and sonic clarity of (recycled) wood in your earbuds. Sound good?
GoPro keeps making it easier for you to be a one-man show. Their latest trick: the Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit. Now you can control multiple GoPro cameras remotely from your phone, tablet or their included waterproof remote.