Archive for the ‘For the Home’ Category
I wonder what qualifies a product as an eco-friendly, however nowadays if it’s energy-efficient and resource-conscious, then it will be considered a friend to Mother Earth.
Made from 100% recyclable and sustainable materials, the SimpleTech [re]drive is claimed to make the world a little greener while storing and protecting your data. The design uses bamboo for styling, abundant in many areas on this planet, while the casing is made of aluminum which is one of the most recyclable metals of all. The clever design allows the aluminum to act as a heatsink, thus not requiring the use of a fan to cool things down. The combination is claimed to reduce the amount of carbon monoxide released by the PC. (more…)
This special next-generation vacuum cleaner is bag-less, wheel-less and weight-less thanks to its hovercraft inspired air-skirt/cushion. It looks like something out of the Jetsons when it is being used.
The device uses the tremendous downdraft created by the suction motor to push air into an underskirt, causing the entire vacuum cleaner to hover weightlessly above your floor. (more…)
Contrast ratios for LCD TVs is definitely improving very fast. Forget 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Let’s just skip to 1,000,000:1 as proven by Samsung with the new 950 display line, which is an update to the previous year’s 81 series.
It combines LED backlighting and 120Hz panel to provide better performance displaying scenes with fast movements such as sports or action movies. The 950 also sports 1080p support, UBS ports to play digital content from various USB devices, Internet connectivity using DLNA and WiseLink Pro and four HDMI ports. (more…)
GIGA JUKE is the latest attempt from Sony to bring an advanced hi-fi music system into your living room. Even iPod lovers can benefit from its built-in dock and radio tuner. You can also copy music from CDs to its hard drive pretty fast (a 60-minute CD in less than 4 minutes), and quickly transfer the songs to other MP3 or media players. Sony claims it only takes 90 seconds to copy 74-minutes worth of music from GIGA JUKE’s hard drive to a media player.
The entry-level NAS-E35HD system can do all that at an affordable price-point. For more demanding users, the NAS-SC55PKE serves as a complete multi-room system comprised of a music server and wireless player unit, wirelessly delivering music to up to five zones. In other words, if you have only one or two rooms, stick with the NAS-E35HD. (more…)
These tiny thumb size wind-up key chain flashlights are very useful, ecologically friendly, and just plain cute! People these days are using LEDs to do almost everything from decorating Christmas trees to spelling out words in a kids game. They’re powerful and extremely energy efficient. So efficient in fact that it makes sense to use a dynamo to run a flashlight. That’s exactly what Brando did. The flashlight, which comes in three colors, measures 4 inches at it’s longest edge.
So whether this flashlight is with you camping when the call of nature sounds or on your keyring in case the porch light goes out, any way you want to use it, it’ll never need batteries. (more…)
Not everyone may like bright sunlight, but one thing is for sure, gadget geeks always like bright displays. Mitsubishi seems to understand that fact too well, and they have introduced the FL7000U, their first ultra bright 1080p HD projector for commercial, home theater and educational installations during infoComm08 in Las Vegas.
How bright is it? The HD projector can blast 5000 lumens with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and uses three 1.1-inch 3LCD inorganic panels. The specifications make it ideal to be used in larger home theaters or commercial venues such as sports bars, restaurants or hotel conference rooms, school auditoriums and corporate boardrooms that require full high definition(1920 x 1080 pixels) for HD video. (more…)
Gorilla is the name of the new GPS system from Sanyo. It has a 5.8″ touchscreen, a digital TV tuner, and an ECO driving mode similar to Digitalcube’s U7 GPS.
The name of the device is actually the NV-SD585DT. Thank heavens it has a nick name!
This GPS makes the most of the Gorilla engine as it provides a prime wide-aspect display with plenty of options for side by side viewing. There’s 3D mapping which mean when you hit an intersection you see it from the view of the driver and you’ll see the more notable buildings. Searching can be done by address and phone number. (more…)
Can’t decide whether to buy speakers or mood lighting for your room? Luckily for us, Brando has a brilliant idea of mixing the two entirely different things into one gadget, the USB Light Tube Speakers.
The blue electric glow kinda reminds me of cheap Star-Wars wannabe flicks that nobody even remembers the titles of. Although it’s drawing juice from USB, it doesn’t mean that you have connect it to the computer. The Light Tube can also be connected to MP3 and CD players, pumping out stereo sound in no time. (more…)
It seems the letter “E” has the secret ambition to conquer the gadget world and your home. Not content with the EEE box, the EEE Stick, the EEE TV or the popular EEE PC, Asus has now added the EEE Monitor. Surely that’s what has been missing in our home that doesn’t carry the brand EEE.
Anyway, it appears that it’s not just a simple monitor but rather an all-in-one PC like the iMac. The screen size is around 19-21 inches, with a color choice of white or black. (more…)