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Bluelounge The Sanctuary- One Stop Charge Station

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Bluelounge The Sanctuary- One Stop Charge StationI am the first person to admit that I have plenty of gadgets and my rooms are cluttered with various different chargers despite my best attempts to consolidate and minimise. 

The Bluelounge "Sanctuary" appeals with its simple and compact design where my gadgets can be charged at one convenient location. 

The Sanctuary, on surface, looks like an open box.  Hidden below the top tay is an universal charger with 12 built-in adapters to cater for most popular gadgets on the market.  It is also large enough to accomodate items that are part of one's daily routine such as car keys and wallet, making it a one stop shop before you head out for the day.

 

The Sanctuary is available here for USD$129.95.  Full compatibility list available on the website.

ClickFree HD700 Backup Solution from Storage Appliance Corp

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: ClickFree HD700 Backup Solution from Storage Appliance CorpClickFree must be easiest backup solution out in the market today. 

No installation is required and the HD700 works right out-of-the-box.

Considering the fact that probably 50% of all people never back up their systems -- ever -- Storage Appliance Corp has found a ready market. 

 

We will be reviewing a slew of backup solutions in the next few weeks, from one touch backup drives to the almighty Drobo, but we are very keen to review this little beauty for you. 

Stay tuned for our report and in the meantime have a look at some more details below.

 

XtremeMac Luna X2

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: XtremeMac Luna X2iPod Xperts, XtremeMac have announced their new and improved Luna X2 iPod clock/radio to get you bopping out of bed.

 

More than an alarm clock, XtremeMac touts their X2 as a high-performance room audio system. And with an auxiliary line-in jack, two full-range speakers and a hi-dynamic power amplifier, this description might stick. With a functional remote control and its aesthetically pleasing looks, we look forward to hearing what the X2 sounds like.

 

The Luna X2 is available for pre-order from XtremeMac direct, for $119.95US.

 

Popcorn Hour A-100 - Funny Name, Full HD

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Popcorn Hour A-100 - Funny Name, Full HDThe oddly named, Popcorn Hour A-100 is a network media player which allows you to playback more video formats than you can poke a stick at. And critically all those new HD varieties you’ve been dying to play back are on the list.

The A-100 also has an internal PATA connector to add a harddisk but is equally happy to grab videos over your network, over the internet (Youtube, Google Video, etc.) or from your external drives via its two USB 2.0 ports.

Add to this HDMI and component video out (up to 1080p) and S/PDIF coax digital audio for Dolby Digital/DTS pass through and we might just have the perfect network media player. Apple, are you paying attention?

Read on for full specifications including the incredible list of supported audio/video formats.

 

G-TECH/Pro EGS - More than a Big Rev Counter!

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: G-TECH/Pro EGS - More than a Big Rev Counter!Okay, I’ll admit it - If the G-TECH/Pro EGS was just a big rev counter that would be okay too, but it turns out that the EGS is G-TECH’s latest update to its line of car performance meters.

The Expandable Gauge System (EGS) aims to provide the driver with all the information he/she could ever want in a single - aesthetically awesome - gauge. Along with the shift lights and massive rev counter, the high resolution LCD is used to display coolant temperatures, digital rev counter, performance graphs and even accelerometer data, etc.

The EGS also has a detachable control unit which can be placed closer to your hands for easy access.

Stay tuned as we try to get our hands on one of these to put it through its paces. Until then, you can head on over to GTECH’s website to get more information.

Ulead PhotoImpact X3 Released

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Ulead PhotoImpact X3 ReleasedUlead has updated its excellent image editing software with the release of PhotoImpact X3.

Along with the cornucopia of image manipulation features present in previous versions, X3 features a bunch of new features, including enhanced ExpressFix, comic strip and collage creation, unique cloud pen tool and as a result of Ulead's new affiliation with Corel, the inclusion of two Corel applications: Corel Painter Essentials 3 and Corel Media One media management software.

And at $99AU, PhotoImpact seems incredible value.

While we try to secure a copy for review, you can find out more (and even download a 30 day trial copy) from Ulead's international website.

 

Wake Up in Style: Cue Acoustics Cue r1 Radio

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Wake Up in Style: Cue Acoustics Cue r1 RadioThe Cue r1 is an elegant iPod clock/radio with features a plenty and an audiophile pedigree.

Like most modern clock/radios, the r1 has an auto dimming LCD, along with dual alarms and an enhanced AM/FM tuner. Unlike most clock radios however, it features what Cue Acoustics calls, "touch sensitive" tuning which is some sort of tactile feedback mechanism.

 

The sound is handled by a bi-amplified 3.5 inch high-power woofer/mid-range speaker and a 3/4 inch silk dome tweeter.

 

The r1's dimensions are smaller than a US "Letter" sized piece of paper and it will ship with a full featured remote.

 

The r1 should be available in the third quarter with a retail price of $399US, but interested parties can sign up for information updates at the Cue Acoustics website today.

 

Melways GPS - Navway Professional Street Navigator

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Melways GPS - Navway Professional Street NavigatorLike AFL, Melways is a Melbourne institution. Sure, there are other street directories out there, but there's only one Melways.

And don't think I'm joking - If you get into my car with anything else you'll be navigating on foot! Really.

For those of us who love our Melways but also have a need for gadgets, the Ausway group have finally created the Navway Professional Street Directory.

 

Did someone say Melways on a touchscreen GPS? - read on for more..

Weiguo Spotlight Provides Perfect 12v Light Solution

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Weiguo Spotlight Provides Perfect 12v Light SolutionAs a non-smoker, I hate the fact that my car's 12v power socket has a little cigarette on its cover. Weiguo Solutions' Spotlight is a clever and aesthetically pleasing way to put your power socket to good use when it's not in use.

Simply put, the Spotlight is an always charged, 0.5watt LED light torch that sits in your car's power socket. It is under 2" long and can provide over 60 minutes of light per 3 hour charge.

The Weigu Solutions Spotlight is available in many colours and logos at a retail price of $14.95.

 

Cool: aquagrafx G92 for 8800GT

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Cool: aquagrafx G92 for 8800GT 

Keeping heads cool is the name of the game, particularly for 8800GT card owners.

Have a look at the slick and slim G92 from aquagrafx.

Despite being just 6mm slim it weighs half a ton -- eh, make that half a kilo. Still pretty heavyduty, we reckon.

 

More details on this prototype from the manufacturer below. 

 

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