The tiny iHome iHM77 Capsule portable speakers blew away my expectations the minute I plugged them in to my iPhone. The speakers can fit in your pocket, but are louder than any internal notebook speaker I've heard and deliver more sound per ounce than any portable speaker I know of.
The iPhone 3G is a stylish little device, but it's glass display is prone to breaking and unfortunately AT&T doesn't offer insurance on it. Drop it, and you'll be on the hook for $499 to replace a 16GB iPhone 3G and $399 for an 8GB iPhone 3G. Enter the OtterBox iPhone 3G Defender, a case that offers up serious protection and that feels nearly indestructible.
Lenovo officially introduced the ThinkPad X200 today, but was kind enough to send me an early review unit last week. The X200 is Lenovo's new 12-inch business notebook and it's been a joy to use for the past few days. The X200 has a starting price of just $1,199, making it an excellent value for anyone who needs a fully-capable notebook that can get them through a full work day.
I bought a Nikon D300 just after Thanksgiving and was initially overjoyed with its performance. But my excitement waned after bringing it out to CES 2008 and experiencing false low battery warnings and other issues that rendered the camera useless.
The mylo COM 2 boasts a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD (800 x 480 pixels), 1GB of flash memory and integrated camera. The mylo COM 2 has a several chat clients and can be customized with widgets. For $299 you get what Sony calls 'all the fun parts of computer' in a compact form factor.
Avot mV is a free application and service that makes it easier to find, view and bookmark video clips on your mobile phone. The service aggregates video from several sources, including MySpace Video, ESPN, Youtube, DailyMotion, ABC and 5min.com, and optimizes them for mobile phone viewing. I tested the Avot Media on my iPhone and Samsung BlackJack and had very mixed results.
Our friends over at UMPC Portal took a close look at the compact Packard Bell Easynote XS, a tiny notebook that's going to rival the ASUS Eee PC when it comes to the U.S. The Easynote will be marketed under the Everex label when it comes stateside.
Amazon announced the Beta release of Amazon MP3, a new music download service that features DRM-free tracks and albums. The service can save music fans some money and offers flexibility not found many popular music services.
Last week Logitech announced the Audiohub, a new speaker system with an integrated USB hub and webcam stand. We got ahold of an early review unit and were pleasantly surprised by the design and sound quality of the AudioHub.
AT&T announced Smart Limits for Wireless, a set of features that parents will love and kids will hate. The new Web-based features allows parents to control how and when their children can use their mobile phones, as well as limit the number of ringtones and downloads they purchase.
We took a close look at the Lowepro Messenger Factor notebook bag over the past couple of weeks. While it isn't the fanciest bags we've seen, it does offer a good value for students and budget-conscious notebook users. It does everything that can be expected of an entry-level notebook bag and offer a touch of design without being too flashy.
Logitech's announcing the Alto Cordless Notebook Stand later today. The latest notebook stand in the Alto line features a wireless keyboard, making it a simple We got our hands on an early review unit and think itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s a great solution for anyone looking for a simple docking solution that can be set up nearly anywhere.
Logitech just unleashed its latest webcams, including the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks. The new QuickCam is capable of recording high-def (720P) video and has several premium features, that make it an excellent deal at $99.
The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg reviewed the iPhone, which comes out today. Most beautiful and most radical smartphone or handheld computer he's ever tested. The iPhone has the best web browsing experience he's seen on a mobile device.
The Kensington ComboSaver Portable notebook lock's self-coiling cable set it apart from the competition, making it more convenient to use and carry. If you aren't already using a notebook lock or are frustrated with your current one, you should definitely check out the latest ComboSaver.
Built-in speakers are generally lousy, making headphones or external speakers a necessity to really enjoy your notebook's multimedia features. Most speaker sets require an AC adapter, but Logitech's V20 notebook speakers draw juice via USB, which makes them completely portable.
The RhinoSkin Aluminum laptop is a rugged case for road warriors. We've reviewed rugged notebook cases before, such as the OtterBox, but this one looks a little more versatile as you'll see towards the end of the video.
Lexar's new ExpressCard solid state drives (SSD) offer a convenient storage and backup solution for notebook users. Lexar officially announced the new 4GB, 8GB and 16GB ExpressCard SSD today, which can be used as ReadyBoost drives on VIsta notebooks.
Sony VAIO SZ notebooks are premium thin and light notebooks that have style written all over them. Sony uses premium finishes including aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium to stand out from the crowd.