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HP TouchSmart IQ506 – Hands-On

06/11/2008, The HP TouchSmart PCs (IQ504 and IQ506) are generating quite a buzz after they have been shown. We had the chance to play with one, and here are our first impressions. First of all, this is an evolution of the TouchSmart IQ7xx that was only available in...

iZ3D 22″ LCD Monitor Review

03/28/2008, We have reviewed the iZ3D LCD monitor in the past, but that was the 17″ version of yore. Fast forward in time and you get a larger screen real estate as the most notable of improvements. One thing you’ll notice about this monitor when you...

LucidTouch: the “reverse iPhone” concept

03/05/2008, [Microsoft TechFest 2008] Patrick Baudisch gave me a demo of the LucidTouch prototype that he is developing with his colleagues from Microsoft Research. Instead of the regular touch screen experience of the iPhone, the LucidTouch enables people to browse...

Sony MDR-NC500D Review

03/03/2008, Everyone has heard of noise-canceling headphones but surprisingly few people actually used noise-canceling headphones. It is understandable, shelling several hundred dollars to get something that “might provide more comfort” is not tempting,...

Buffalo Turbo USB Is Faster

02/28/2008, You might have seen the claim by Buffalo that it’s “Turbo USB” could provide a performance boost that could be as high as 37%, we tested one of their unit and the verdict is: Turbo USB is faster. In our case, Turbo USB was about 20%...

Skype for the PSP Review: It Is Good!

01/30/2008, We’re staying on top of this hot PSP topic: now that Skype has landed on the PSP, many of you might like to know how well it works. We tested it and our verdict is that it works really well. To use it, you need to install the PSP 3.90 update and you...

Monster Cables Beats by Dre Headphones Hands-On

01/29/2008, These headphones have been shown by Monster during CES (take a peek at our coverage), but I had a little bit of private time with Monster Cables and the Beats by Dre headphones, in the Apple store on Stockton in an Francisco. The story behind the name is...

Aigopen: the reading pen for listening to books

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] Aigo, the leading brand for Mp3 players, PMP and portable storage devices in China, launched this unique gadget in December for the Chinese market. Looking for distributors in the US, they are exhibiting their Aigopen at CES. By pointing the...

Optimus Maximus Keyboard Hands-On

01/10/2008, [CES 2008] We played with the (elusive) Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard from Art Lebedev and here are our first impressions: as we expected from the previous photos, the keyboard is quite bulky. The keys feel like one of the older mechanical keyboard (think...

NeoNode N2 Hands-On

01/09/2008, Neonode pioneered the full touch screen phone long before Apple. Although it runs on Windows Mobile, it has a user interface that is unique to the brand. The touch screen uses a proprietary infrared technology called zForce designed to work better with...

Sony Mylo 2 – The Definitive Review

01/06/2008, Photo galleries: exterior, applications, web, photos samples With the “Put the fun of a PC in your pocket” tag line, Sony is going after the “young adults” crowd. The company thinks that there are not many devices that would allow...

Logitech diNovo Mini – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] The Logitech diNovo Mini is a Media Center remote control that features a full QWERTY keyboard and looks good on the coffee table. (Ubergizmo’s photo gallery. Official photo gallery) When we got to play with the Logitech diNovo Mini, it was...

Logitech Harmony One – First Hands-On!

01/05/2008, [CES 2008] Today, Logitech is launching its ultimate universal remote, saying that it tooks 2 years of research and over 1000 participants in focus groups. The key feature of this elegant remote is the online database of 225,000 devices from more than...