Filed under: TECHNOLOGY | Tags: Bluetooth, Consumer electronics, Data Communications, Dongle, Engadget, Personal computer, Universal Serial Bus, WIRELESS
SoundLink, the too-expensive, yet pretty OK looking wireless music system by the “too expensive, yet pretty OK looking” consumer electronics people over at Bose, has gone from rumor to reality as of today. Expect to pay $599.90 for the whole McGillicuddy or — if you’ve already bought into the Bose Wave thing — pick up that SoundLink upgrade kit featuring a USB Bluetooth dongle for a mere $149.95. (Engadget10/22)
Amazon has just made their new Kindle for PC available for pre-order online, a move that turns almost any PC in the entire world into a fully-fledged ereader. The software comes on the heels of all of the big Win7 announcements today evens up the playing fields when it comes to PC-based ereaders. (Crunchgear10/22)
Filed under: Feature | Tags: Bluetooth, Chuck Bass, Consumer Electronics Show, Engadget, LG GD910, LG Group, Mobile phone, New York City, Watch Phone
WELCOME TO CELL ACCESS VIA YOUR WRIST
A few moments ago, LG officially announced their LG watch phone. As a girl who is accused of being unable to let go of her phone in any situation, the watch phone presents an interesting solution. To be fair, I live in New York City where the noise on NYC streets is unbearable on a good day. If I don’t hear the ring over the din of the chaos or feel the vibration through my heavy wool coat, I could miss that next critical call. Chuck Bass sighting on 13th and Avenue A? Yah, missed call. And yes, I live in fear of this particular crisis.
The LG GD910 presents cell phone with Bluetooth capability at wrist level. The device streamlines phone usage loaded simply with three buttons. After viewing Engadget’s video demo from last year (and yes the phone was at CES ’08 as a prototype), usage seems fairly simple. And unlike most other phones I know of (cough, mine, cough cough), this one is water resistant. So if you find yourself in the crazy shitestorm of a weather pattern running across the northeast or northwest, no problem. Phone on my friends.
Production to start late 2009.
Filed under: WIRELESS | Tags: Apple Inc, Blackberry, BlackBerry Thunder, Engadget, iPhone, Motion, Research In Motion, RIM
Recently published photos show what may be Research in Motion‘s new BlackBerry Thunder, featuring a touchscreen and video system. The company hopes to take on the iPhone with a revamped handheld. (Electronista 7/7)
Engadget says these pics are fake. You be the judge.