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Computer Peripheral Gifts for the Holidays (0)

Computer peripherals such as keyboards and mouse may not be a first-in-mind gift idea even for the hardcore computer users, they are important to spice up your computer usage.  After all, if you do not feel bored staring at an old CRT monitor, typing on a stock keyboard that is uncomfortable to type, or checking yourself out as the stickcam captures an image of you every 5 seconds, then peripherals are not for you.But for those who do care, Gadget.com has compiled the best peripheral gift ideas that you can provide to your friends or even to yourself.Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard - What sets the Logitech G19 gaming keyboard (picture above) apart from the ordinary is its full-colored, tiltable LCD display panel that provides in-game information about your favorite online games.  It also comes with G-keys, replacing stroke-consuming commands.  You can even use up to five keys at once, perfect for more complex actions.  The Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard is available on various resellers, starting at US$165.Apple Magic Mouse - This latest innovation from Apple lets the wireless Magic Mouse lie on the table and your fingers do the commands.  Scroll through long documents with a flick or pan across large images with a swipe of your fingers.  However, it only works on Apple computers, so far.  The Apple Magic Mouse is now available starting at $65.HP 2709m Widescreen LCD Monitor - The 2709m, HP's largest computer LCD screen to date at 27 inches, boasts of 1080p imagery, and contains an HDMI input apart from the DVI and VGA.  You can watch videos in high definition from most home theater systems.  It also features an anti-glare treatment, 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ration, two built-in 2W speakers, and a response time of only 5 milliseconds.  The HP 2709m is available starting at $268.Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Webcam with Microphone - High-speed computers of today also demand high-quality webcams to complement its performance.  The Eyeball 2.0 by Blue Microphones captures 2-megapixel videos and high-def audio through its built-in microphone.  Not only you can look good, but even sound good as well! The camera is even retractable, so you can protect your privacy when you do not wish to broadcast.  The Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 is now available starting at $49.99.LaCie Rugged XL Portable Hard Drive - If you want to protect your precious digital data, it is best to save them in a portable hard drive that can put up with virtually any kind of abuse.  The LaCie Rugged XL external hard drive is contained in an aluminum casing, internal and external shock absorbers, and heat dispersing features.  The 1TB Rugged XL portable hard drive is available starting at $130.Lenovo ThinkPad 320GB Secure Hard Drive - Keeping your electronic data secure and private is a major concern of many, which is why the Lenovo ThinkPad Secure Hard Drive works like a portable safe.  Data saved on Lenovo's secure hard drive goes through a 128-bit encryption system, making it inaccessible even by hackers.  The 320GB secure hard drive from Lenovo is available starting at $146. Read More

Apple Plans to Embed Advertisement in OS (0)

It seems like Apple is risking a lot of flak from its iPhone-toting, iPod-carrying fanbase after The New York Times reveals that Steve Job's company has applied a technology patent last year (and made public last month) that aims to display advertising on any device that runs on Apple OS like your iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, Power Mac G5, or any upcoming Apple device that will come our way.  These ads aim to help deferring the costs of these products as well as Apple-related services such as iTunes.But what is more startling is what it is written in the application's claims:  These adware-infested Apple devices could be configured to lock a portion, or the whole device, until the user acknowledges the ad.  Imagine you are listening to your kick-ass Lady Gaga playlist only to be interrupted by a pop-up ad.  If you wish to make your Apple OS-enabled gadget ad-free, the patent suggests users to pay for it.What is even scarier is that Apple plans on putting the ad-placing technology on any device that has a screen like portable computers, personal media players, gaming devices, televisions, mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and even embedded devices, whether or not it runs on Apple OS.  This leaves you with no other option but to pay attention to the ad, even if it blocks your movie viewing.  And the most horrifying part of the patent is that if you keep on ignoring these ads, the patent would provide more frequent or more subtle ad placements.  You are cornered and cannot escape from ads you do not need nor even bother.Some tech experts hope this application would not come to pass, and if it does, they hope Apple would not act on it.  However, judging from their recently-approved patents like multitouch gestures and Magic Mouse, we are gonna get screwed on this one.Image source:  FunBoxComedy.com Read More

Novint Falcon 3D Game Controller (0)

Advances in video gaming have become rapid in the past years.  Video games now have higher resolutions, crisper graphics, more detailed sounds, and even more interactive as you compete online using your home console.  However, there seem to be one thing that does not catch up as much:  the game controller.After years of planning and development, Novint has come up with what they claim as an entirely new type of game controller:  the Novint Falcon.  This controller replaces your traditional mouse or joystick and lets you experience a virtual touch to your video gaming pleasure.The Novint Falcon lets you get in control of the game in three dimensions, with a high-fidelity three-dimensional force feedback.  It moves forwards and backwards, right and left like a mouse, but also up and down.  Hold the Falcon's detachable grip and you can even move your cursor to interact with a virtual object, environment, or character.  Meanwhile, the motors inside the device turn on and get updated at about 1000 times a second.  This lets you feel the texture, shape, weight, dimension, and dynamics of the virtual objects of the game.  The development of real physical skill and muscle memory brings gaming to a whole new dimension.Imagine having your game character hold a basketball with a Novint Falcon and you can automatically feel the weight of the ball.  Try swinging a virtual golf club and you can feel the momentum and impact of the swing.  These advances in virtual touch have become a reality with the Novint Falcon.Ordering a Novint Falcon could get you a limited-edition game controller, along with its standard Falcon grip, USB cable, game packs, installation CD among others.  Its price ranges from US$136 to US$228, depending on the retailer or reseller.Image source:  Novint.com Read More

Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 (0)

Computer and gadget manufacturers all seem hell-bent on creating a wireless tech experience for us consumers. And, boy are we grateful. I mean who wants to spend time attaching, detaching and fixing wires when you can spend it gaming or whatever it is you do on your PC right? Microsoft has just launched a wireless - and might I add ergonomic - keyboard-mouse set, designed to decrease wire clutter and increase your PC time. Pro wireless people, meet the Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000.Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000Not exactly a novice when it comes to ergonomic design, Microsoft is reported to have incorporated things that they have learned from their previous (successful) releases such as Ergonomic Keyboard 400 and Natural Wireless Mouse 6000. Key features:The Wireless Laser Keyboard 7000 has a defined sweep to its keys which adds flair, and above all, comfort. The keyboard includes a full thirty-three function keys up on the left side and in two rows across the top of the unit. Each key is programmable from their default function to whatever suits your needs. Among the thirty-three function keys are the floating keys. These floating keys are located on the top row - the touch-sensitive segment of the plastic rim. They activate user-preferred programs, documents or webpage. Or actually just about anything you can activate using a path. The remaining keys are enhanced F keys. Switch the enhanced F keys function from traditional F keys to programmed functions by pressing the F key lock. Fully loaded for daily computer use. Keyboard, however, relies on an (included) standard AA battery for power, and does not have any charging capabilities Works just as well on Windows XP, even Mac (not just Vista)Applets for keyboard give you control over all of the programming functions Pictorial representations of the icons on keyboard buttons to be able to tell better which function you are assigning to what key.IntelliType Pro activates an edit button that opens a new window with the name of the key, its default assignment, and customization options that allow you to assign a new command, launch a program or a webpage, or disable the key. Commands include sabout fifty optionsUsing the Keyboard 7000 on XP vs. Vista - : the Gadgets key, which calls up the Vista gadgets sidebar, becomes a free-use key in XP, and the Flip 3D key in Vista pulls up a tiled version of all open windows for easy selection in Windows XP. Flip 3D is availableDownside: Floating buttons almost has no feedback.Wireless Laser Mouse 7000The Wireless Laser Mouse looks a bot out of this world because of its ergonomic shape and design. It may look a bit weird with the area where the thumb rests is very deep, but actually it fits comfortably in the hand. Key features:Fully loaded for daily computer use. It has five buttons - right, left, wheel with vertical scrolling and horizontal tilting, and two buttons on the left side. Each is programmable through the mouse control panel applet. 2.4 GHz wireless receiver, built in to a USB chip to connect the host computer. (allows operation from 30 ft. away. Can hop between frequencies to avoid interference probl2.4 GHz wireless receiver, built in to a USB chip the size of a flash drive to connect terms). Has a 1,000 dpi high-definition laser sensor.Comes with a rechargeable battery that refreshes through the included charger, a dock-type piece of hardware that hooks into the mouse through a connection point on the bottom. Battery in the mouse will last three weeks without any additional charging.Applets for mouse give you control over the programming functions.A visual representation of the buttons you're modifying.Using the laser mouse 7000 Xpvs. Vista: in XP, the standard buttons options are left and right click, center button click, center wheel scroll (both horizontally and vertically), and forward and back with the side buttons. In Vista, the vertical scroll on the center wheel switches to Flip 3D, while the front side button defaults to magnify, which enlarges a portion of the screen. Ergonomic curve creates a comfortable grip perfect for long use, and glides smoothly.Side buttons may take some getting used to.All in all, the Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 is easy to use (and it's easy to get use to them) and the extras (buttons) may at first seem an excess, but will quickly become necessities. Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 provides for a wonderful PC experience. Read More

Top 10 Strangest Keyboards (0)

10 - Luxeed LED Rainbow KeyboardProbably the prettiest in the list, the Luxeed LED Rainbow Keyboard's backlit buttons are actually fairly useful when you have to use your PC at night. It also takes backlighting up a notch by letting your customize the color of each button. The sky's the limit when it comes to coming up with color patterns on your keyboard.9 - Roll-up KeyboardThis keyboard's rubber material is actually useful if your have to being your keyboard with you wherever you go. Roll it up and go. An additional advantage, cleaning is not a problem anymore.8 - The Wrist keyboardGadget review says it looks a lot like the on used by the Predator in the Alien vs. Predator movie. I quite agree. We can fantasize all we want with this keyboard, but that is all it's ever going to be - a keyboard. It could be useful if it can be used to activate something (a missile perhaps?) in the distance and you need only press a single button (because you can only use one hand with this thing). But to use it as an ordinary keyboard, I think I'll stick to my old one. 7 - The Frogpad This one's really cute. It looks more like a toy than a keyboard - or keypad. It only has 20 buttons, meaning each button has multiple functions. Take for example the O button, which is also the / button, the button, Q button and the 7 button. This O button can also be the ← button and the Insert button. All button operations are done via set of symbol shifting keys. Cool? More like confusing. Obviously each button has ten functions to reduce size. But it's just hard to use and also time consuming. Creators say that with good training, you will be able to type 40 words per minute. Really, i can do that with the old style keypad with no training. 6 - The Twiddler 2This one's also like something out of a sci-fi movie. The Twiddler 2 also used the multi-function button approach and sacrificed utility for size. You insert the twiddler in your hand and press buttons like you're playing a guitar. Guitar Hero fans will love this one if they ever wish to type words instead of rocking their fingers off. But for us, creator's say it takes a weekend to learn to type 30 words per minute using the Twiddler 2. I think, why bother.5 - The Cre8txt keyboardOf course, everyone's into mobile phones now. Manufacturers are integrating just about everything into the mobile phone. Pretty soon, it's going to have a Pez dispenser function as well. But enough about that, this is about the Cre8txt. From the name itself, it just shouts mobile phone. The lay-out itself is made in the 3-letters per button style. This keyboard (or pad?) has reductive input software, even slang to normal English translator. They still lacks speed compared to the old style keyboard. Maybe if we let the fastest texter use this, then it will have a claim to speed. 4 - Toshiba Gaming KeyboardThis one's more confusing than the Frogpad. Here's the thing, all gamers know that the regular keyboard is just not good enough for gaming - it's designed for typing anyway. The solution, the game pad. But Toshiba here refused to leave well enough alone and created the Gaming keyboard. This one's really good for gaming but nowhere near good enough for typing - what with only 55 buttons. This keyboard's also the best substitute for a game pad if you are not a First Person Shooter games fan. 3 - Maltron 3D Ergonomic KeyboardDesigned with the best intentions in mind (prevent RSI or repetitive strain injury), the Maltron 3D keyboard is designed to increase ergonomics. However, it is reported that its "ergonomicness" can take some getting-used-to. It is advisable to move button groups to one sude so the hand can rest comfortable while typing. The Maltron 3D also features multimedia buttons which are located near the number pad that rests right in the middles of this keyboard. It's supposed to be very useful and designed according to human needs it kind of looks a bit strange.2 - The SafeType keyboardIn all honesty, the first time I saw this keyboard, I thought it was some kind of a weird chair or something. And then I read the article about I found out that it's a really weird keyboard. However, there's a perfectly sound explanation for it utterly strange look. The idea is your hands will be comfortable while typing and not suffer from RSI. However, even if this keyboard is designed for comfort, it does not make up for the difficulty one has to go through in order to master this keyboard's lay out.1 - Orbitouch keyboardThis one tops the list of the strangest keyboards. Why? In the first place, it doesn't have buttons. So how do we encode texts using this keyboard? Here's the strangest part. The Orbitouch creates a keystroke when you rotate the 2 circles or domes into 1 of their 8 positions. Sliding the domes will result in characters respective to their positions. Here's another cool part, this keyboard has a built-in mouse function so its able to replace both keyboard and mouse. It will probably take a while before you can get used to sliding and fiddling with domes to create characters, but perhaps this keyboard maybe useful to people with disabilities. Read More

Black Friday's Hottest Buys (0)

It's the season everybody's been waiting for.Christmas is just 32 days away and the shopping season officially starts today, Black Friday.  Prices are going down and the hottest gadgets are on sale on the web and in store.Here's the list from Engadget : LG 42-inch plasma - $900 sound good? Hit up Sears.ThinkGee's Super dorky 8-bit tie - now 50% offAcer 20-inch 1680 x 1050 pixel LCD - $168Apple:MacBook and iMac (up to $101 off)iPod nano, shuffle, classic (up to $31 off with free laser engraving)Apple Bluetooth headset - $108 ($21 off)Airport Extreme base station - $158 ($21 off)Amazon's:Sony Bravia 60-inch 1080p rear projection - $1,700 ($500 off)Samsung 46-inch 1080p LCD - $1,700 ($700 off)Samsung 42-inch plasma - $1,000 ($500 off) Samsung 32-inch LCD - $700 ($300 off)HP Photo Printer - $9.99 ("lightning deal" goes live at 6AM PST / 9AM EST)Timex Ironman iControl watch - $62.50 (50% off)SanDisk Sansa e250 2GB - $49.99 (75% off)Sanyo Xacti HD700 camcorder - $399.99 (33% off)TomTom One GPS - $149.95 (40% off)Garmin nuvi 360 GPS - $329.99 (66% off)Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse - $69.99 ($30 off)Aliph Jawbone bluetooth headset - $69.99 (53% off)Logitech Z-5300e 280-watt 5.1 surround gaming speakers - $92.99 ($107 off)Staples:Hanns-G 21.6-inch 1680 x 1050 LCD monitor - $150 ($150 off)SanDisk 4GB ReadyBoost USB drive - $17.98 ($62 off)Viewsonic projector - $399 ($200 off)15.4-inch Compaq laptop - $350Circuit City has 791 items on sale by our count:Optoma HD80 1080p projector - $2,500 ($250 off)Mitsubishi HC4900 1080p projector - $2000 ($1000 off)LG 37-inch 720p LCD - $750 ($450 off)JVC Everio-G camcorder - $438 ($161 off)Garmin StreetPilot GPS - $349 ($450 off)15.4-inch Compaq laptop - $299 ($300 off)Canon PowerShot 7.1 megapixel - $214 ($86 off)Western Digital 1TB MyBook - $199 ($150 off)Mac Mall is apparently going for broke on Apple products -- here's just a few tasty numbers:Apple 17" MacBook Pro - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz - $2,499 ($300 off)Apple iMac 24" - Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive - $2,099 ($200 off)Apple iPod touch 16GB - $359.99 ($39.01 off)Samsung 40-inch 1080p LCD TV - $1200, at Best Buy.Toshiba A135-S7403 laptop (plus printer) - $230.Wal-Mart is blowing it out in-store:Polaroid 42-inch 1080p LCD - $798Polaroid 32-inch 720p LCD - $448Philips 50-inch 720p plasma - $1,397Sound video rocker - $30Sony Cyber-shot DSCS650 7.2 megapixel camera - $8080GB PS3 with 10 Blu-ray movies - $499.00Kodak EasyShare All-in-one printer - $99.00WowWee Dragonfly - $25.00Dell laptop - $388Xbox 360 with $50 gift card - 279.92Circuit City:Sharp 46-inch 1080p LCD - $1,299 ($1,200 off)Compaq Presario C717NR 15.4" laptop - $299.99Magellan Triton 300 Handheld GPS Navigation - $149.99Aiptek AH-D HD Camcorder - $119.99 Read More



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