Outdoorsy types are sure to love mobile solar chargers, but what about those who rarely see sunlight? (No, we're not referring to "Twilight.")
Easy Energy will launch the YoGen, a mobile charger that solely relies on hand power. The pocket-size charger lets you generates energy by repeatedly pulling a ripcord, similar to the way a lawnmower is started.
The Las Vegas-based company created this product as a part of its mission to "satisfy the enormous worldwide demand for practical, compact, 'green energy producing' manpowered chargers." Easy Energy is also in the process of launching YoGen … Read more
Easy Address Book is exactly that, an easy-to-use address book for your computer. You can use it to store your contacts and send messages from your usual e-mail client with a few quick clicks. There's also a password protection option that can secure your personal information in all or part of the address book.
Easy Address Book has a bare-bones interface, but it's easy to use and performs its intended function well. Advanced and novice computer users alike will have no problem using this program. Adding contacts is as easy as filling out a form with a new … Read more
Easy Image Modifier is a lightweight program that resizes and changes the formats of image files. It's a no-frills utility that's nice to have for quick, basic photo edits.
The program's interface is quite small, with most of its features displayed on the main screen. There's a space for users to drag and drop one or more images, which is handy. Users can then resize the images, select a new format (JPEG, PNG, or BMP), choose a new file name, and specify a destination for the new file. A couple of menus within the program contain … Read more
Easy Gif Maker provides an incredibly basic set of tools for creating GIF animations. Its simple layout proves to be an asset, as this program is welcoming to experts and novices alike.
We were initially turned off by the program's generic interface, which has just a few basic buttons and no design flair at all. However, we soon warmed up to Easy Gif Maker, once we realized its utilitarian design was aimed at making the entire process of creating GIF animations easy for anyone to master. While we couldn't actually create the frames necessary for animation, we were … Read more
Easy Budget Planner provides a series of basic tools to help you monitor your finances. The program has a simple layout and thoughtful options.
Easy Budget Planner's stark white interface was logical to navigate. Its helpful onscreen directions and basic command icons were so intuitive we didn't learn anything new from the Help file. The program provided tabs for entering our expenses and incomes, all broken down into surprisingly fine detail. We were able to note every penny we earned and spent. It accounts for expenses ranging from rent to personal items like toiletries, and incomes ranging from … Read more
Consumer Cellular, the exclusive wireless provider for the AARP, has announced two new senior-friendly phones, the Doro PhoneEasy 345 and the Doro PhoneEasy 410. Both have large displays and easy-to-use buttons, much like the well-known Jitterbug handsets. The Doro PhoneEasy 410 has a flip phone form factor, while the Doro PhoneEasy 345 has a candybar design. Both phones offer a loud ringtone, soft grippy surfaces, a speakerphone, Bluetooth, text messaging, an alarm clock, an FM radio, a calculator, a flashlight, and even simple games. Doro, a Swedish company, claims these phones are popular with Europe's senior population, so they'… Read more
When you were a kid, did you have one of those little diaries with a lock and key? They weren't fancy, but there was something enjoyable about recording a day's events in those little books and then locking them up. Easy Diary is the electronic equivalent of those little books, a basic diary program that allows users to record their daily events and thoughts. Although the program is not particularly rich in features, it's not bad for a very basic diary.
The program's interface is quite plain; it shows a two-month calendar, and below that, a … Read more
The Kodak EasyShare M340 is a 10-megapixel ultracompact camera with a 3x zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD. It's powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack, as are all of the models in Kodak's M series. It has an f3.1-5.7 35-105mm-equivalent lens, and its ISO sensitivities go up to 1,600.
CNET has not reviewed the C180, but we have reviewed a similarly featured camera in Kodak's M series, the M1033. We expect photo quality to be nearly the same between the models, however, there are some key differences.
The M1033 has a … Read more