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Articles tagged with: expensive

Libratone’s Airplay Is Now Compatible W/ iOS

Libratone an audio company released its ultra-sleek and eye catching wireless speakers for Home. The product might be a little expensive starting from $600 for the tower and around $1100 for the Lounge soundbar.

Is spending that many greens worth it? Last year the company produced rather disappointing results which lacked compatibility with most of our operating systems.

Caller ID On T-Mobile, $50 Per Year??

Okay, so I have to admit Caller ID is cool for a number of reasons. I think first and foremost, caller ID is the perfect tool to figure out whether you should take a call or not (especially if you are in a meeting or on the road).

Secondly, as a human being, I think the majority of us prefer to avoid surprises whenever necessary. If you need an example just think about Christmas when you were a kid and how you wanted to sneak out to the living room at 4AM to check the presents under the tree.

Century Announces First 80+ Platinum PSU

Computer enthusiasts and environmental friendlies will be happy to hear that Century Japan has just released the first 80-Plus Platinum 500W Power Supply, called the SF-500P14FG.

80 PLUS Platinum is the highest rating that a power supply can get, demonstrated true energy efficiency. The new power supply will be shipped late this month with the first batch only deliver 50 power supplies. We’re not sure what’s up with the limited quantity in the first batch, but hopefully there is a good reason behind it.

Solar Charge Any Device As Quickly As A Wall Outlet

A company called Suntactics has started to ship the sCharger-5, a solar charger for the iPhone, iPad, and Droid devices. How does it work? Users will need to plug the USB cable into the charger and the iPad 2 or iPhone will begin charging. The light weight, and small size allows anyone to use the solar charger, fairly intuitively.

The sCharger-5 isn’t limited to just iPads and droids however, consumers are also able to hook up their portable gaming systems such as the Nintendo DSI up to the solar charger when batteries run low.

Asus Goes ‘Toe To Toe’ With MacBook Air

It looks like Asus is planning on going head on against Apple’s MacBook Air. The company introduced an eleven point six inch aluminum alloy shell at the Computex show this week. The Asus UX 21 uses a solid state drive just like the macbook air does and will feature Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

The device is classified as an ultra-portable and weighs in at just 2.2 pounds. Users will get two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone port, and a mini-HDMI out connector. Despite it’s feather-like feel, this machine is no lightweight!

LG Revolution 4G Coming This Month

There’s a new phone coming out from LG’s headquarters. It looks like the company is rolling out an awesome new Android phone called the LG revolution. The Revolution will be packed with LTE and will hit shelves in the coming weeks. According to the leaked snaphshots, it looks like this bad boy will be available on Verizon’s network at a retail price of $699. The phone will feature a 4.3″ 480 x 800 pixel resolution display, and a snapdragon 1GHz processor with LTE capability.

Forget 75 Inches, 85″ 3D TV On The Way

Just three days after we covered Samsung’s 75-inch 3D TV, it appears that Bang & Olufsen heard the news. The company has just announced an 85-inch BeoVision 4-85 3D television that’s going to start shipping next month. I bet many of you were shocked when we told you that 75″ Samsung was going to set you back $17,600 but guess how much 10 extra inches costs you? The BeoVision 3D TV will retail at $85,000. Talk about sticker shock!

New Hydrocycle Lets You Bike In Waters

A new Hydrocycle is out on the market, it’s basically a watercraft that lets you “ride it” much like riding a bicycle, except you’ll be in water. The rider will move the pedals in a clockwise fashion to spin a 12″ propeller, allowing the Hydrocycle to drive smoothly on rivers, lakes, or even oceans at speeds up to six miles per hour. The Hydrocycle uses polyethylene pontoons that were developed by a professional canoe designer for optimum buoyancy (don’t worry, you won’t have to hold your breath to stay afloat)!

Dell Precision M6600 W/ Nvidia Quadro 4000M

The new Dell Precision M6600 is one notebook you don’t want to miss. The high-end computer will ship out on May 10th and is currently available for purchase in the United Kingdom. The notebook has a beautiful 17.3-inch screen, quad-core 2.5GHz i7, as much as 16GB of RAM, 512GB of solid-state storage and a 2GB Nvidia Quadro 4000M graphics processor. The laptop will feature a 1080 display multi-touch screen for those willing to pay a little extra for premium. How much will all this cost you? How does $8,000 sound? Well, it is a notebook after all you know.

AT&T Offers “Cell Tower In A Suitcase”

AT&T is now selling small, portable cellular antennas that allow corporations and government customers to provide their own wireless coverage in remote or disaster-struck areas. Instead of relying on cellphone companies to restore services after natural disasters, police and emergency personnel would instead be able to reset the mobile towers, prioritizing areas that need help the most.

The portable cell tower will be packed in a briefcase with a separate satellite dish needed.