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Camangi's WebStation - 7 Inch Internet Tablet On Its Way

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Camangi's WebStation - 7 Inch Internet Tablet On Its WayThe Camangi WebStation aims to put the internet at the palm of your hand, literally. The 7" screen of the Webstation brings you a wide range of multimedia features, including web browsing, music/video playback as well as eBook reading duties.

The WebStation will be retailing for $399US and should be available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, you can surf on over to Camangi's WebStation website and sign up to receive updates on the WebStation's release.

Tough Job - but someone has to do it: Casio did with the Tough Exilim EX-G1

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Tough Job - but someone has to do it: Casio did with the Tough Exilim EX-G1Hard on the heels of our Exilim H10 review that we published today, Casio announces the next candidate for our testing.

This time it's the toughest Point & Shooter of their Exilim range, the EX-G1. Capable of making a mockery of water, dirt, snow, fire and brimstone. Just kidding on the last two items but maybe our rigorous testing will come close...

If you plan to do some serious outdoor activities over Christmas, this tough guy can be picked up for a smidgen under 300 buckeroos.

More details if you click below.

This is Colossal News: OCZ Technology Announces 3.5" 1TB Colossus SSDs

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News


Read more:  This is Colossal News: OCZ Technology Announces 3.5

We love a scoop and they don't come much bigger than this Ben Hur of SSD drives: OCZ huge 1 Terabyte Colossus. We've been promised a review unit within the next couple of weeks -- the first one in Australia.
We're cleaning out our biggest test machine to make room for this very weighty drive: a massive 4 pounds in the standard 3.5" form factor.
The range of Colossus products is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB solutions.
Have a look at the salient details below and stay tuned for our in-depth review!

Krix Tryptix Speakers

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Krix Tryptix Speakers

Well how lucky can you be!  With the Astone Media Gear AP-360T creating all the interest on our site, we thought this would be an opportune time to review some audio associated items.  So when we were offered some top line speakers from www.krix.com, we jumped at the chance.

We’ve chosen the Tryptix as they are very versatile and have the ability to suit either a stand or a wall mount installation.  Using dual 100mm bass drivers and a 26mm super audio tweeter, we expect to be able to wow or worry the neighbours with some quality sounds.

The speakers come in high gloss black white or silver and so we are already sure they will fit right in with the decor.  But as to the neighbours’ verdict on quality, you’ll have to wait for the review as we can’t do that until we hook them up to our big “Yammy amp”. Well we did just  that see reviewed!

3D Mandelbrot Images: WOW FACTOR 10...

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: 3D Mandelbrot Images: WOW FACTOR 10...No, this is not another WHAT IS IT?! Competition... but it might well be!

Ever heard of the Mandelbrot Set? Fractal shapes with never-ending details.

All generated with mathematical formulae...

And now: Super-amazing 3D images.

For a quick sample click on down.

Make sure you see them in greater detail by enlarging the images.

 

Petsafe Dog Training Collar - Deluxe Remote Trainer

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Petsafe Dog Training Collar - Deluxe Remote Trainer

Have you ever taken your dog somewhere only to be totally embarrassed, when one word from you and the dog does what it wants?  Well I’ve got one of those dogs, but it’s all about to change.  My little dog doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to undergo some training, and I will be using the highly professional services of Petsafe.

Their consultant and trainer is being flown to me from over east and is called, you guessed it, the Petsafe Dog Training Collar Remote Trainer.  I mean what can my dog say, she is getting the Deluxe model courtesy of www.dogmaster.com.au.

We will see just how effective they are in retraining my little girl not to jump up at guests’ cars to welcome them and also to prevent her barking in the car soon as we leave her for a short period.  I will have to be strong for this as I’m feeling a bit squeemish already.

Maybe I can get the wife to do the training of the little Bichon Frise.

This will be a real test of product on low sensitivity training.  The boys at Dogmaster advise me the training deterrent is scaled with a super low 1, gradually increasing to 10 and even 10 is still a mild tingle only. 

Anyhow, stick around for the test, as I’ve been reassured that it won’t hurt her at all, but I tell you, one upset squawk from either of us and we will both be out of there. Footnote: We survived see reviewed.
 

Swann PRO-620 & PRO-640 Long Range Security Cameras

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Industry News

 

Home Security Swann PRO-620 & PRO-640 Long Range Security CamerasWe have been fortunate enough to have www.swannsecurity.com.au offer to supply us with not one, but two different professional quality long range cameras to review against normal wide angle general purpose cameras.

By putting all cameras through some rigorous image testing, I hope to show that cameras are not all the same and indicate some of the advantages of using a camera that has been designed for a specific purpose.

I will be hooking the Pro 620 and Pro 640 to the Swann DVR4-Pro Net recorder.  A high quality product that is more than capable of realising the potential of all the cameras to be tested.

It also holds the added advantage that I am already familiar with the recorder’s capabilities and can ensure that the test will not be hampered by my lack of knowledge in setting qualifying parameters.  The test will be to record a simulated intrusion on the property and to be able to read the vehicle’s number plate as they leave.

The review’s aim is to test whether you get what you pay for when buying a camera designed for specific purpose in terms of greater clarity and image definition against that of a general purpose camera. It's done see reviewed.

Astone Media Gear AP-360T 1080p Media Player with PVR & HDTV Tuner

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Astone Media Gear AP-360T 1080p Media Player with PVR & HDTV Tuner

Well this is going to be very interesting.  One of our reviewers had an excellent in depth look at the Astone Media Gear AP 100 on this site and found that it came up trumps over the opposition in some fields.  So how do you think this “big Daddy” will go?

Achieva Technology Australia found at www.achieva.com.au  has been kind enough to agree to send us Astone’s flagship product.  Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong but as far as I can see this product is 5 jumps up the Astone Media Gear ladder from the last one we reviewed.

So stick around until we get the AP-360T 1080p Media Player with PVR & HDTV Tuner in our grubby little paws.
 

UPDATE: See Review Here! 

Winner Announced Windows 7 Ultimate GiveAway!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Winner Announced Windows 7 Ultimate GiveAway!Winners Announced!
 

What a great stack of Comments we had on our first WHAT IS IT?!? Competition!

We had nearly 200 Comments, some very funny, some pretty clever.

In the end it was a simple answer that was the solution: yes, it's an aerial view of a salty pond and it happens to be near Albany, Western Australia.

 

Here's the full view (uncropped) of that image:

 

What a Coincidence - Whatmough Synergy2 Speakers

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: What a Coincidence - Whatmough Synergy2 SpeakersHaving recently received the Popcorn Hour C-200 for review, I decided it was time to look at replacing my trusty (but wholly outdated) Onkyo 838 receiver. While the Onkyo still sounds fantastic, its inability to decode all but vanilla Dolby Digital is finally becoming a problem.

So it was by pure chance that I stumbled into A1 Audio this afternoon and discovered a set of tiny but very impressive Australian designed speakers.

 

 

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