Friday, June 26, 2009

0.11″ thin 4GB USB data card is credit card slim!

Measuring at 3.4″ x 2.1″ x 0.11″ this super slim data usb card with 4GB memory capacity is certainly the sort of gadget you would want if you don’t prefer to have a normal sized USB fingerdrive. Its credit card like thiness would allow you to pocket it into any slot in your wallet with ease. When you need to use it, simply flip it open and plug straight in.

The credit card size wallet USB drive is available in orange, red, blue, clear, and gray for $24.99 each.

Here are the full features…

  • 4GB USB Flash Drive - durable, plastic, transparent blue card.
  • Ultra-thin credit card size and thickness - Fits conveniently in your wallet.
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Manufacturer Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News: Nikon D5000 with 2.7-inch articulating display announced

Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body - not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.

Check out the full press release below…


MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.

Whether consumers are progressing from a point-and-shoot digital camera or looking to upgrade their current digital SLR and elevate their photographic expression, the D5000 serves as an ideal solution. First time D-SLR photographers will appreciate logical and easy-to-use controls, while creative enthusiasts will appreciate the D5000’s robust combination of features, technologies and performance. The D5000 boasts a versatile 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that encourages shooting with a fresh perspective, Nikon’s revolutionary D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes, delivering superior Nikon innovation in a compact, user-friendly design.

“The Nikon D5000 represents a cornerstone in Nikon’s D-SLR line, marrying simplicity and instructive features with superior technology and HD video, allowing the user’s ability and creativity to grow-with the camera,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon Inc. “While its easy-to-use design will attract first-time D-SLR photographers, the D5000’s rich feature set and high performance will also appeal immediately to more experienced enthusiasts. The D5000 is sure to inspire creativity and originality.”

Broadened Creativity and Adaptability

Photographers can easily compose stunning images on the Vari-angle LCD monitor that they can view in a normal position fitting securely within the camera back, or swung out to be rotated or tilted. The monitor can also be stowed with the LCD panel tucked against the camera back to protect the screen when not in use. This tremendous freedom of movement, along with four Live View autofocus shooting modes, affords users the opportunity to shoot from a multitude of imaginative angles. Easy one-button Live View activation now features Subject Tracking autofocus (AF), which automatically locks onto a moving subject. Even if the subject leaves the frame and returns, Subject Tracking AF maintains focus, making the D5000 ideal for capturing fast moving children and pets. In addition to Subject Tracking AF in Live View, the D5000 features Face Priority AF, which automatically detects up to five faces in a scene and focuses on the closest subject; Wide Area AF, which offers a large AF area for optimal hand-held shooting; and Normal Area AF, which provides pinpoint accuracy when shooting with a tripod.

The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users the exciting ability to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. Photographers will appreciate the quality produced whether creating vacation clips or intertwining still photographs and movies in a post-production creative montage. Additionally, the D5000 is compatible with a comprehensive assortment of AF-S NIKKOR interchangeable lenses to provide users with the ability to capture perspectives not possible with typical consumer video recording devices. When using any NIKKOR VR lens, D-Movie clips benefit from Nikon VR image stabilization, which automatically activates during recording to deliver added sharpness and image stability. VR image stabilization also extends the D5000’s performance in low-light situations. D-Movie clips are recorded onto an inserted SD or SDHC memory card and saved as Motion JPEG AVI files for easy editing with widely available video editing software.

Further bridging the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and more advanced D-SLRs are the D5000’s 19 automatic Scene Modes, which free users to capture beautiful images without having to manually adjust camera settings. With the broad range of automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors and more, D5000 is the perfect camera for anyone looking to make inspiring images in challenging photographic conditions.

The D5000 also incorporates a comprehensive set of in-camera editing features to make the most of captured images without the need of a computer. The D5000 also introduces several new Retouch features, including a Soft Filter effect, which applies a smooth appearance to faces or the entire image; Perspective Control, which helps correct distortions in perspective often encountered in photographs of architecture; and Color Outline, which creates monochrome outlines of objects in images by eliminating color and tonal gradations. The D5000 saves each of these edited images as a separate JPEG file, ensuring the original image is left unmodified. With Nikon’s exclusive Picture Control Settings, photographers can quickly select various image appearance profiles that include Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape settings. In addition, Picture Control provides the ability to create and store up to nine user-defined custom profiles to reflect each user’s personal preferences for hue, color saturation and image sharpening.

Extensive playback options allow users to review their photos in groups of four, nine, or 72 thumbnail images. Alternatively, users can select the Calendar View to easily group and select images by date. These playback features can be viewed either on the Vari-angle LCD or an HDTV with HDMI connectivity available via a dedicated HDMI port on the camera.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Gallery: Hands on Sony Ericsson W995 - 8.1 megapixel Walkman phone

Check out some quick hands on photos of the new Sony Ericsson W995 or W995a which has recently launched worldwide as well as the UK.If you’ve been looking for an all round multimedia, music orientated phone equipped with WiFi, bluetooth and a good high resolution camera, the W995 does have a nice 8.1 megapixel camera with flash making it a strong alternative for anyone who doesn’t fancy being stuck with contracts like those of iPhones’.

Currently in the UK, you would be able to take out the Sony Ericsson W995 for free for around £35 a month on a contract length of 18 months with various providers such as O2, T-Mobile and Orange. More info here

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Sony Ericsson Aino - a PlayStation 3 orientated phone

If you’re a serious gamer, you’ve probably been feeling slightly left out all these years without a phone that properly “clicked” with what you love the most. Now all that is about to change. The latest Sony Ericsson Aino has got everything you’ve been missing in a phone.

The Aino is a slider phone with a large three inch touch enabled display screen with 16 million colours. Running a modified version of Sony Ericsson’s phone OS, do not dare to mistaken the Aino with the likes of business orientated smartphones as it is exactly the opposite.

Running a feature familiar to PSP owners known as Remote play. The Aino has been equipped with the privelge to allow its user to connect to his / her PS3 from anywhere around the globe. With the Aino, all the content on your PS3 is at your fingertips.

How to create your own iPhone theme in just seconds…

Just came across a site and thought it was quite deserving of a quick mention. iPhone Theme maker, helps you create a custom theme for your iPhone in three simple steps, its free and pretty fun too. With a live preview on the left, you can see what the theme you’ve created will look like when applied before actually downloading it. Within the theme maker, you can change what you want to be displayed in three main areas, the wallpaper, dock and of course the status bar.Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve just created in under a minute’s time…

Samsung launches Omnia II, Omnia Pro and Omnia Lite

Samsung has officially launched the latest Omnia series lineup consisting of three new phones - Omnia II (Omnia 2), Omnia Pro and Omnia Lite.

Omnia II (I800) features a 3.7-WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor and the TouchWiz 2.0, in addition to Windows Mobile 6.1. It has the same good audio and video codec support as on the Jet, A2DP Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HSDPA. It size is measured in at approximately 118 x 60 x 11.9mm. The Omnia II is available with 2GB, 8GB or 16GB internal memory, all expandable with microSD card.

Next up is the Omnia Pro B7610 ( previously know as the Louvre), which is designed to be a work and play combo machine. It features a 5-megapixel CMOS camera, 3.5-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, an impressive 800 x 480 resolution while running on Windows Mobile 6.1. What makes it different from the other two new Omnia series phones is the slide-out QWERTY which I must say makes it my favourite as well. However, it only has 1GB of expandable storage.


This is a USB 4-port hub integrated with a solar charger, which will let you charge usb enabled devices. In addition to being a solar charger device, this 4-port USB hub also works via AC power.The USB solar charging hub comes with six mobile phone connector adapters allowing you to make the most of the natural energy source that you’ve got this summer!

latest-gadgets-cideko-wireless media keyboard

Are you the type of computer user who doesn’t really get up to much typing and instead use your computer mainly for entertainment purposes? If that is you, then you might be interested in this new wireless keyboard by Cideko that’s aimed at the so-called media keyboards niche.
While there isn’t yet any official info with regards to specs or pricing, it looks from the pictures a rather small keyboard set. What’s special is that the new Cideko wireless media keyboard also sports a mouse that you can operate in mid air, Cideko are quite good at making odd things happen.

kvant-motorbike-combination-of-motorcycle and snow mobile

Kvant is a concept motorbike that will enhance the mobility in the snow climate as well as boost the winter sports experience for adventure enthusiasts. This bike is the result of a combination between a motorcycle and a snowmobile that will offer useful help during the snowy weather when people can’t use any other vehicle for transportation purpose. It features mono curving ski to offer supreme curve handling and efficient curve belt drive that provides improved maneuverability. It may seem quite uncomfortable to sit on the bike during the first look but actually a rider will be able to sit on the bike easily on the saddle while grabbing the handles.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


San Francisco designer Yves BĂ©har of fuseproject has unveiled Mission One, the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle. Designed for Mission Motors, the bike was unveiled at the TED 2009 conference at Long Beach, California, today.The bike has a top speed of 150 MPH and an estimated range of 150 miles.