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The iClooly 3G iPhone Stand

iPhone Accessories – The iClooly 3G iPhone Stand

The 3G iPhone isn’t even out yet (due July 11th) and the manufacturers are starting to get their accessories for it out.

iClooly 3G iPhone Stand

You may remeber the iClooly iPod Touch stand we featured previously, well the have a new version out for the 3G iPhone.

The iClooly 3G iPhone stand features a 90 degree pivot joint so you can watch your iPhone in either portrait or landscape, it also features ports, so you can use your dock connector and headphones.

The iClooly 3G iPhone stand is available to buy online for $68.50 from GeekStuff4U.

(Via Geeky-Gadgets)

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Logitech Z Cinema Speakers

Logitech Z Cinema Speakers Reviewed. Verdict: Terrific SRS TruSurround HD Emulation

By Ian Chiu

When room space is in scarcity, not everyone can afford a 5.1 surround system for their computer entertainment system. That however doesn’t mean one has to miss the theatrical experience. SRS earlier has come up with TruSurround HD which in essence allows for virtualization of up to 6.1 channels on a 2.1 speaker set. Their processing techniques create phantom speakers that trick you into thinking that sound is coming from a certain direction when it is in reality coming from the front. While the technology is specifically for mid-range and high-end TV market, the SRS TruSurround HD has made its way into Logitech’s Z Cinema.

The Logitech 2.1 speaker set also benefits from this proprietary audio enhancement, but since the TruSurround HD requires multi-channel input (for virtualization), USB is employed to replace the analog audio cables. Each satellite puts out 35W RMS, with right speaker doubling as a receiver for the bundled Vista MCE remote as well as LCD screen for status display. In Everything USB’s review, the Z Cinema was praised for doing its job right; the reviewer felt a more submersive experience with the surround sound emulation enabled. He tested it with Transformers (the movie), 300, Half-Life 2 and Call of Duty 4. The only disappointment came from the lack of volume produced and the price which, as of this writing, is $220.

(Via OhGizmo!)

Mercedez Loves the iPhone…who doesn’t?

Mercedez Loves the iPhone

Mercedez Loves the iPhone

The iPhone has definitely injected new life into the world of consumer electronics since it was launched, and this ripple is even felt in the automotive industry with Mercedez unveiling a new cradle just for the iPhone in the following models – the Mercedes-Benz C-, E-, CLK-, CLS-, S-, CL-, SL-, M- and R-Class (all those in addition to the upcoming GLK-Class). You do need to specify Optional convenience telephony (Order Code 386) first, where the cradle will then hook up with the iPhone through the optional Media Interface or the retrofittable iPod Interface Kit. When installed, the iPhone’s functions are controlled through the multi-function steering wheel controls. Pricing for the Apple iPod cradle is set at €249 after taxes. On a note of conscience – should you be purchasing a gas guzzler like a Benz in today’s world?

(Via Ubergizmo)

Dell’s new 27-inch LCD

Dell’s new UltraSharp 2709W 27-inch LCD

Dell just busted out a new member in its storied line of LCDs, the UltraSharp 2709W. The 27-inch LCD is Dell’s followup to the 2707WFP, and features the same 1920 x 1200 resolution, 9-in-2 media card reader and 6ms response time, but bumps the contrast ratio to 3000:1 and goes for some new all-black stylings. Brightness is a mean 450 nits, but the real fun comes with ports: Dell squeezed just about everything known to man in here, including HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, component, composite, and DisplayPort. There’s also a nice collection of USB ports, plus HDCP for good measure. With a three year warranty the display sells for $999, quite the steal compared to the 2707WFP’s intro price of $1,400 last year.

(Via Engadget)

Geeky Clocks – The Around Clock

Geeky Clocks – The Around Clock

Check out this geeky clock, the Around Clock.

around clock

The Around clock from Lexon is an analogue clock in the shape of the cylinder.

The time is displayed on the cylinder with numbers and markings, the clock rotates to show the time via the red wire.

The Around clock comes in a choice of black or white and is available to buy online for $45 from Singulier

(Via Geeky-Gadgets)

Projector For Your iPod

The Tiniest Projector Ever Ideal For Your iPod

Texas Instruments has announced it’s making the tiniest projector ever created commercially available. Dubbed the Optoma Pico, the projector will be available next year with an insanely small DLP chip inside. While it’d be great to see the projector built into your cellphone, Optoma Pico will disappointingly remain a stand-alone mini projector. The product should be making its way to the United States in 2009 with a launch price under $300.

Check it out here

(Via GEARFUSE)

SlipCOVER touchscreen system for iMacs

Troll Touch announces SlipCOVER touchscreen system for iMacsPosted by Dennis Sellers

imageTroll Touch, provider of custom touchscreen systems for Apple hardware has released a user-installable SlipCOVER touchscreen for the current 20 and 24-inch aluminum iMacs. Both sizes feature the company’s analog resistive touchscreen technology that supports user input via fingertip, gloved hand or stylus.  


(Via macsimumnews)

MyBook Mirror offers doubled backups!

WD MyBook Mirror offers doubled backups

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Western Digital is today expanding its MyBook line with its first truly redundant backup drive. Instead of simply using additional drives for extra capacity, the MyBook Mirror Edition comes out of the box set up in a RAID 1 mirror that automatically backs up one drive’s information on the second.

The layout can be used either to rely solely on an external drive for certain data or to add a second layer to an existing backup. The casing is accessible and lets users swap out the drives either to replace a damaged drive or to swap both drives in the future.

Users who want to reclaim the second drive for extra space can either toggle the drive to a RAID 0 stripe for one large, contiguous space or else use each drive separately. The array is pre-formatted for Windows and comes with appropriate automated backup software, but can be reformatted for Mac OS X for use with Time Machine or simply as added storage.

The Mirror Edition connects through USB and is already available for $290 in a 1TB (2x500GB) model or $550 for a 2TB (2x1TB) upgraded version. Check it out HERE!

(Via electronista )

80-in-1 High Speed Card Reader + Hub

iMONO 80-in-1 High Speed Card Reader + Hub

If you happen to deal with a whole lot of memory cards in your line of work, then the iMONO 80-in-1 High Speed Card Reader + Hub should make a staple appearance on your desktop at all times. There is no need for pesky card adapters, although those come bundled with smaller and less conventional memory cards, as it is compatible with the majority of memory cards today. In addition to reading all your portable memory cards, this nifty gadget comes with an integrated 3-port USB 2.0 hub for further connectivity. Among the memory card formats supported by this $19 gizmo are SD, M2, SDHC, MMC4.2, CF4.0, MS Pro DUO, micro SDHC, XD and mini SDHC.

(Via Coolest Gadgets)

Philips Eco TV 7000

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We talked about the Eco-line while we were at CES 2008 and it looks like Philips will produce only eco-TVs from now on. The 7003 Series is the new high-end model. It features 120Hz LCD panels controlled by an image processor, and have hidden speakers, like their older siblings. Prices range from $1700 to $2700, depending on size. The 56” version will be available in July, but smaller should be on the shelves now. Now, I forgot why Philips calls this line “eco”, but I’m sure that a visit to their site would be a good reminder. (Electronic house)

(Via Ubergizmo)