Most people buying a $100 pocket camera don't seem to check for reviews before they buy. At least not "expert" reviews. Judging by CNET site traffic, though, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 appears to be an exception. It's the company's entry-level compact that basically exists for AA-battery lovers; the S2100 is the only current Sony camera powered by them.
The S2100 is very basic. Really, its main selling points are the batteries, a 3-inch LCD, and its general ease of use. (Why consumers can only get budget and megazoom cameras that use AA-size batteries, I don'… Read more
I don't know about other gamers, but whenever I lose in an online game, which is more often than I want to admit, I immediately look for excuses. And I have just found another one: not having the Killer 2100 network interface card .
The card was announced Tuesday by Bigfoot Networks, maker of the Killer Xeno network card, which was released a year ago.
According to the company, the Killer 2100 combines speed, intelligence, and control demanded by gamers while significantly reducing latency. It also comes with software that lets users maximize the control of the card's functionality … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung had more in its Mobile World Congress stand than just the shiny new Samsung Wave. The company also displayed a gallery of handsets, from the big and bulky to the slim and shiny. Currently these handsets aren't headed to the U.S. market, but our photo gallery gives you a glimpse of what may come.
Making a handset both rugged and attractive isn't easy, but Samsung managed to pull it off with the rugged B2100 and E2370. We like the phones' smooth lines and the color accents. Features aren't plentiful, but these devices focus on … Read more
The size and shape are the same. They both run on AA batteries. They both have bright 3-inch LCDs on back and a 6x zoom lens on front with optical image stabilization. Yet, the change from gray to black makes the camera look like it performs better. (Sadly, they both have fairly mixed performance.)
So if you don't care about the body color, … Read more
Aiming to bring small, low-cost laptops to schools, Dell has just announced the Latitude 2100, a Netbook specifically targeted to educational markets. We recently got a chance to take a brief hands-on look at the Latitude 2100--and we think its appeal will go far beyond the classroom.
The basic components are similar to what you'd find in almost any other Netbook--Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP--but the chassis of the Latitude 2100 is specifically designed with young users in mind. Somewhat thicker and heavier than typical consumer Netbooks, the system has a semi-rugged feel and a thick rubberized cover, along with an optional anti-microbial keyboard.
The entire package reminded us in some ways of the original Intel Classmate laptops, which were the first examples of Netbooks. One new feature that seems especially intriguing (but may tax the Intel Atom processor) is an optional touch screen.
To appeal specifically to educational buyers, the systems include a handful of unique features, including a small light on the back of the lid, called the Network Activity Light. It can interact with third-party software or simply turn on when students are surfing the Web (instead of working on classwork), which can help teachers keep track of the status of everyone in the classroom. … Read more
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The spring 2009 Canon A-series cameras are here! OK, so maybe it's a little tough to get attention for Canon's "easy and fun" compacts, but those interested in cost-effective shooting will be interested in the refreshed cameras that feature more megapixels and improved image processing in two of the three announced Tuesday.
Sure, the A-series cameras aren't as ultracompact as the Digital Elphs, but if you don't need something incredibly portable these new models seem capable. Without further ado, here are the details on the A2100 IS, A1100 IS, and A480.
PowerShot A2100 IS:12.1-megapixel resolution 6x optical zoom lens with image stabilization 3.0-inch LCD Digic 4 processor Smart Auto mode automatic scene recognition Powered by two AA batteries Available in April at $249.99 Full specs… Read more
Having to compete with the likes of Garmin and TomTom is no easy task, but Navigon is hoping to woo some new customers with its latest portable navigation system. Today, the GPS manufacturer announced its new Navigon 7200T, a high-end in-car GPS that's out to win you with style and substance.
The Navigon 7200T is certainly a stunner as far as design. It largely keeps in line with the company's previous models, such as the Navigon 2100 Max, with its slim profile and black lacquered chassis. On the front, there's now a 4.3-inch, flat-panel touch screen … Read more