Saturday, October 25, 2008

Motorola recently released its YUVAZN200, fitted with a 2-megapixel camera and 8x Zoom. Sporting a 1.9 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 176x220 pixels, the slider handset boasts of 30MB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 2BB via microSD. Other features include bluetooth 2 with A2DP, JaVA, MP3, FM radio-all this with a battery that claims to last for eight and half hours of talk-time, or 340 hours of standby time.
For details on the gadget, which will set you back by Rs 6719, visit

Pre Order Zune 120 GB

Friday, October 17, 2008

With Wal-mart dropping the Zune 80GB from their inventory and rumors of a 120GB Zune being just around the corner, some opportunistic sellers on Amazon have decided to jack up their prices for their remaining 80GB Zune players. Maybe we're wrong but if memory serves don't the prices for older hardware drop as the newer versions become available? Apparently not, as we've watched the current going price for the Zune 80GB rise from $250 to a whopping $499 as of this posting. We hope everyone out there knows that paying more than the listed retail of $250 for a hard drive Zune player right now is sheer lunacy. We suggest you consider pre-ordering the 120GB Zune for $250 instead. Amazon lists the new Zune's street date as September 12th!

Zune 80GB on Amazon for $499

New iPods for 2008 - 4th Gen Nano

By now you've heard the news that Apple has released their new iPod nanos for 2008 and they've added some fairly impressive and fun features. The new nanos now have a "shake" feature (first seen in the Sandisk Sansa Shaker) which randomly chooses a new song each time you shake your nano. The displays are improved sporting a 2 inch widescreen with 320x240 resolution at 204 pixels, and there are two models to choose from: 8GB or 16GB. Spoken menus allow you to hear the name of the menu, song title, and artists without viewing the screen which means you can operate your nano without ever having to look at the screen. In ear headphones with microphone (sold seperately) will enable voice recording, and the new nano has a rounded case which (we assume) will make it easier to hold in the hand. Overall we're kinda impressed by these new nanos, however with Samsung's P2 and Y10 players sporting built-in Bluetooth connectivity and the Zune's wireless feature we're a little confused why Apple isn't untethering ALL their players and allowing for better unwired connectivity and accessory options.

I Sleep on my Laptop with iSleep

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

As a freelance writer, I live by my laptop. Sometimes, I work a little too hard and I just want to get a little bit of sleep. When I do, I usually just push my laptop aside and uncomfortably turn my folded arms into pillows.

Perhaps this is why Ivonne Dippmann designed the iSleep pillow. The purpose of the iSleep is to make that uncomfortable piece of plastic and metal and turn it into a place to rest my head.

In all honesty, I never tried to use my laptop for a pillow because it is just plain hard. I am also worried about messing up the insides of my laptop by putting the weight of my head on it. The iSleep solves this weight problem by attaching to the laptop’s exhaust vent, and the warm air inflates for some nice padding on the iSleep.

Not only is the pillow warm, but it has an integrated speaker that will play music. I can only assume that your laptop programs what tunes you will hear as you drift away to dreamland. There is even an alarm tone to wake you up when needed, and I’m not certain if that is part of the iSleep or you have to program the laptop for that.

So far, this iSleep is only a concept, but it is something that I could certainly use.