Orlando isn't all fun and games, believe me! Unless, of course, you consider walking around a convention center looking for the best and coolest new mobile devices and accessories "fun and games!" Heck, when you out it that way, I guess it wasn't so bad after all. All the other video coverage is here, but I spent some time looking at devices and services that caught my eye! Take a look.
Dell has stopped selling its Axim line of handhelds and is not planning a new product in the category.
"The Axim X51 family is no longer being offered, and we have no plans for a follow-on product at this time," Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden said in an e-mail. Camden noted that the company does sell handhelds from other makers on its Web site, including GPS devices and smart phones.
It may have been awhile since we've seen a wave of highway shootings (thankfully), but some people apparently can never have too many bulletproof cars--especially if one of them is a Rolls Royce. The legendary automobile house has released the "Armored Phantom" in partnership with an "unspecified security company," Sybarites says rather cryptically, adding to the uber-vehicle's 007 appeal.
"The Phantom features VR7-level security which includes thickened glass, heavy-duty steel body panels and run-flat tires," it adds, though the weight of the additional security means that it won't be as … Read more
At long last, the wait is finally over! Today, Nokia officially announced the U.S. availability of the much-coveted Nokia N95. You can get your hands on this hot little Symbian smart phone now, through Nokia's flagship stores, select wireless retailers, and online Nokia shops, all for a measly $750 for an unlocked version. *Gulp.* Some of the highlights of this all-in-one wonderphone include integrated GPS with navigation software, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an innovative two-way slider design. The downside? No support for U.S. 3G networks. Ahh, man. So is it … Read more
Keep in mind that the following benchmark results feature systems, not isolated CPU scores, and have a look at our test scores for the new ABS Ultimate X Striker Elite, which features Intel's newly announced 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6800 quad-core chip. It might not look like it at first, but the system actually did very well on our tests compared to other high-end desktops.
Even luxury media equipment makers know that people have budgets, including Cabasse. The French speaker specialist has been the subject of some mockery (we can't imagine why) for such offerings as its $150,000 "La Sphere" line, so it's apparently decided to come up with some products that are a little closer to Earth.
The "Karissima" full-range speaker, for example, is priced at a mere $24,400. Each.
These are no ordinary tweeters and woofers, of course. They come in your choice of "Wild Cherry, Santos or Wenge finishes," according to Electronic … Read more
There's a funny thing about LG's new "banana phone." Unless we're mistaken, it doesn't have much in common with its namesake fruit.
For one thing, it's not yellow. In fact, the only color at all (other than white) seems to be a hint of orange. And even though it does have a slightly curved form, we highly doubt that you'd mistake it for a Chiquita if it were hanging around the produce section at Safeway. The LG-SV280 does make good on the other half of its name, however, in that it is … Read more
Yep, that's right: Yahoo Music Unlimited To Go is available completely sans wires for Sansa Connect owners. That means you never have to connect your player to refresh your music selection, and that is pretty freakin' sweet. And unlike with the Zune, the music you receive wirelessly does not have to come from another (scarce) Zune user, nor does it expire after three plays. Of course, the Sansa isn't exactly alone in this regard: the recently announced Slacker Portable Player and accompanying Web service will offer a similar experience--and at half the price (YMU To Go is $14.… Read more
Over the weekend, GameSpot reported that a couple of important new updates were on their way for the Xbox 360. First, Microsoft announced that a system update would be available starting the week of May 7; the spring update includes revisions to the Xbox 360 Dashboard and Xbox Live Marketplace.
"The biggest change in the cards. . .is the addition of Windows Live Messenger functionality," the GameSpot story says. "In addition to letting Messenger users on the PC chat with their 360-having friends, the update will also let Xbox 360 owners see if any of their Messenger contacts … Read more
While Caroline McCarthy may don an eyepatch and set sail on her pirate ship for high-seas adventures, certain landlubbers will undoubtedly prefer to tool about on terra firma with their remote-controlled "R2-D2 Action Figure" in tow--especially on a Saturday night.
In addition to going forward and backward, the miniature bot can rotate and turn its head while making "realistic sounds," according to Gadgetizer. But true Star Wars aficionados will appreciate the remote itself, which is another "Lightsaber" (of course) to add to their ever-growing collection.