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The World’s Smallest Blu-ray Player is Also A Laptop: The Sony VAIO TT


If the PlayStation 3 is considered the most entertaining Blu-ray player, then the new Sony VAIO TT is now officialy the smallest, most mobile Blu-ray player on the market.

You can record up to 50GB of data to a single Blu-ray Disc. To complement your moving HD experience, an HDMI output is provided should you need to connect the VAIO TT to a compatible HDTV. The integrated stereo Bluetooth technology can also be used for wirelessly connecting to wireless audio capable speakers.

As a laptop the Sony VAIO TT is pretty solid, combining an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 256GB Solid State drive and 4GB of RAM. It has a black carbon-fiber casing and a backlit 11.1″ LED display. (more…)

The Top 10 Most Expensive Keyboards

I’m sure most of you may think you already have good keyboards, but I found some that are actually quite amazing and out of the ordinary. You may never be able to afford some of them, but they are fun to look at! Some are programmable, some you can twist and bend and one you can see in total darkness.

Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive keyboards that I’ve found:

1. Virtual Laser Keyboard – $179.99

The Virtual Keyboard is like any other keyboard and its best feature is it can operate, in total darkness. Another cool feature is that it can fit in a small suit pocket or shirt pocket. The Virtual Laser Keyboard saves space on your desk, and can be used with Smart Phones or PDA’s.

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2. Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000, Microsoft – $249

The ultimate rechargeable keyboard and mouse for Windows Vista® and PC entertainment. Designed to make it easier than ever to control PC media from your desk, your lap–or even from the comfort of your couch. Some of the cool features are 4 USB Ports, 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Technology, Navigation Pad, Ultra-thin Comfort Curve Design, Battery Status Indicator, Rechargeable Mouse and Back-lit Keyboard, Windows Start Button, Windows Live Call Button.

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3. Comfort Keyboard, Comfort Keyboard Systems – $349.00

Do you want a keyboard you can twist, bend and arrange at any angle comfortable for you? Then you need Comfort Keyboard! Comfort Keyboard Systems is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of the best keyboards. Comfort Keyboard Systems put the control back where it belongs, in your hands.

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4. Keyless Ergonomic Keyboard, OrbiTouch – $399

One might ask, why was this keyboard designed. In one Simple word, comfort. The OrbiTouch completely removes finger movements from the process of typing. So How does this odd keyboard work? OK, so the “keypad” is comprised of two domes upon which the hands are intended to rest. Each dome can slide in up to eight different directions, allowing movement of up to seven millimeters in each direction– so the movements are fairly easy to make, and don’t require a large range of motion. Keystrokes are composed of simultaneous movements of both domes in sync. For instance, moving the left dome to the left and moving the right dome to the right will create a letter ‘d’. It may take you a while to learn but also might save you in the long run!

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5. Professional II, Datahand – $675.00

The Datahand was designed ground up around the human body, the hands and muscles involved in the typing process. The outcome is strange looking but it gets the job done. It’s doesn’t look like a normal keyboard, but its considered one. The Datahand is a man made machine and was designed for speed and to promote accuracy. (more…)

OLO Morphs iPhones into Laptops!

Anyone who owns and iPhone or iPod touch can attest to the unprecedented level of computing power contained in those devices.  In fact, the small size of the powerful media player can sometimes be frustrating, especially the tiny touchscreen keyboard. OLO plans to change all that with its iPhone-laptop dock.

Simply lock the iPhone into the spot where the trackpad normally sits on most laptops, and you suddenly have access to a full blown computer, all contained inside the phone itself.  (more…)

  • Published in Laptops on 10/30/08
  • Posted by Bob C.

The Hardcore Reactor Oil Cooled Desktop PC

Oil immersion has long been relegated to the realm of home-built, custom made PC’s, which is a real shame because it’s so darn effective and efficient in cooling computers and keeping them silent. Typical home setups have non-conductive oil running through a pump system, often to an external heat dispersal system. Of course, this requires not only the skill to build the computer first, but being patient and smart enough to deal with the mess of oil around computer parts. Thus, only the most dedicated PC enthusiasts even bother with this.

Hardcore, a new PC manufacturing company, wants to change all that by introducing a line of computers in which all the internals, not just selected components, are completely submerged in non-conductive oil starting with the PC you see above, named the Reactor. (more…)

New MacBooks are Now Made From Aluminium

It’s that time of the year when Apple updates their MacBooks. They now use a new manufacturing technique that allows them to create the casing from one chunk of aluminium. The result? A slimmer, yet stronger casing profile, and better-looking laptops.

The multitouch trackpad is now made from glass, and the 13.3 inch LCD now uses an LED backlight that’s brighter and better than the previous one. (more…)

The 25.5″ HP TouchSmart All-In-One PC: Yeah, It is Touchscreen


No this post isn’t talking about touchscreen mobile phones. What we are talking about is HP’s new 25.5” LCD touchscreen all-in-one PC.

Within the HP TouchSmart IQ810 lies an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GBs of RAM, 500GBs of storage and an NVIDIA 9600M graphics card. It has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. There is also a Blu-ray drive for entertainment and those time when you just don’t want to work. (more…)

The EeePC S101: The Premium UMPC That’s Less Than 1″ Thick

Details concerning the release of a brand new, premium netbook were leaked earlier this week, much to Asus’ ire. The netbook is the new EeePc S101, and it comes with some features that are sure to please.

The specs include:

• Intel Atom chipset
• 1GB RAM
• Up to 64GB SSD with free 20GB online storage
• 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
• Three USB, 10/100 Ethernet, 4-in-1 memory card reader and VGA ports
• 0.3-megapixel Webcam
• Multitouch trackpad
• Five-hour battery life
• Brown, champagne, or graphite color options
• Windows XP Home or GNU Linux operating system
• About 20 inches by 7 inches by just less than an inch
• 2.2 pounds

The S101 will retail at $699 for a 16 GB Windows XP version. That will also be the price for a 32GB Linux version, but for an extra $100 you will be able to upgrade the storage to 64GB. (more…)

WiMax Enabled Notebooks Launched by Acer

As for those of you who don’t know already, WiMax technology offers wireless download speeds of 2 to 4 Mbps and upload speeds of 1 to 2 Mbps, offering more bandwidth than 3G wireless data solutions.

That being said, the new Acer 4930-6862 notebooks will feature Wimax and Wi-Fi Networking while being powered by a 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Intel GMA 4500 HMHD graphics, 3 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard drive.

It’s wrapped in a sleek black exterior with a 14.1 inch 1280 x 800 display, a super multi DVD burner, a 5-in-1 media card reader, an integrated Webcam and Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Is This Apple’s New $800 UMPC?

Is Apple getting ready to cash in on the newest Netbook craze? Rumors have been flying all day about Apple getting ready to release a new, tiny notebook – their first sub-$1000 model ever!

This rumor comes from multiple sources, citing that Apple retail stores have received shipping information and a 12 point price list, highlighting the new model. Former price lists only contained 8 price points. Another factor that may have influenced this decision? People sorely miss the 12 inch Macbook. A smaller addition to the current lineup would be most welcome, especially in these hard economic times. (more…)

The Antec Skeleton: Possibly The Most Hardcore Production Case Ever


Just in time for Halloween, Antec, a long time favorite of gaming enthusiasts and the DIY crowd, is prepping to release it’s most ambitious and radical case design ever, dubbed the Antec Skeleton.

The open-air design of the case allows for an unprecedented level of cooling.  The case features a front 92mm fan, and and a whopping, three-speed, 250mm fan with multicolor LED customization up top. (more…)