Sure, some may be disappointed that Apple’s latest iPhone wasn’t completely revamped, but it would be a mistake to call it a “minor” refresh. A greatly enhanced 8 megapixel camera with all-new optics, beefy A5 dual-core processor and smartly designed inbuilt voice command should provide plenty of reason for the masses to upgrade. Pre-order begins October 7 and release is set for October 14.
This is a legitimate iPad competitor. It’s a content thing. Amazon has access to content – lots of it. By pricing its new Kindle Fire tablet at less than half the cost of an Apple iPad, Amazon is opening up the flood-gates to more mainstream tablet media consumption. And this piece of tech kit doesn’t skimp on the gadgetry. The seven-inch tablet runs a custom version of Android and is equipped with WiFi connectivity, a Dual-core processor and free Amazon Cloud storage. Available November 15, 2011.
Mac heads absolutely deplore this. But the reality is, Android’s OS and droid–driven hardware is actually pretty damn good. The Archos G9 tablet is a great example of neo-PC potential. It’s fast, stable, versatile, and flash enabled. What’s up, haters?
The forthcoming Motorola Defy+ does all the same boring shit your current phone does, but it’s got one trick that smokes the competition. The Defy+ will survive a ten-minute dunk underwater. When will you ever need this? Well, if you haven’t dropped your phone in a toilet already, you will soon. Then you’ll know why this one is better.
You shoot loads of video that nobody ever sees. Probably because you don’t want to deal with downloading, uploading, editing, and compressing it before you share it. Sony’s HDR-PJ50V fixes that. It records HD video straight to hard drive and features a built-in projector, allowing you to turn any wall into an instant movie theater. It projects an image up to 60” with no TV, no cables, no nada.
Because it’s hollow, the natural resonance of bamboo amplifies music. This unique property makes bamboo an ideal material for making an all-natural, no-power-needed iPod or iPhone amplifier. So that’s exactly what Brooklyn-based artist/inventor, Anatoliy Omelchenko, did. Now you can buy his crafty, eco-friendly creation online and pump up the volume.
Everything about tablet computing is magical, except typing. Fat fingers, hunt-n-peckers, speedwriters, we all struggle with the smooth yet annoying typing interface. Enter the iKeyboard. By delineating the keys of the keyboard, typing is faster, easier and frees your mind to think thoughts instead of finding the semicolon. Clicks right onto your iPad, no power needed.
There are certain movies you may not want to keep permanently on your iPad, especially if it really belongs to your employer. Keep valuable memory free for operations, while accessing loads of content like movies & music with a GoFlex mobile wireless storage unit. It lets you stream content via WiFi to up to three different iPads at once. It will also automatically sync documents and files from storage to tablet and back all with no cables … and no nonsense.
Dare to be different. Motorola did. They stepped confidently into the ring with their Xoom tablet ready to do battle. Powered by Android 3.0, powerful Google software designed specifically for tablet computing, this 10-inch slab will run your life like a well-oiled machine. All of Google’s services, plus Adobe flash support, makes this one a legitimate contender.