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Life With The iPod Touch

I just got an iPod Touch last week. I bought it because I was working on a project and I needed the iPod Touch for the project. I’ve seen and played with the iPod Touch when it first came out but I didn’t “live” with it.

I guess I didn’t appreciate the iPod Touch as much as I do now. It’s really like a mini-computer that fits at the palm of your hand.

In the week that I’ve had my touch, I barely used the music features of it. I used mostly the internet features of the touch. From surfing, chat all the way to checking email. The Touch made it so convenient for me.

Although I didn’t use the music features a lot, I did use the video features. It was also a great coincidence that I got iTunes GCs as a present from my dad. I loved the fact that I could rent a motion picture on iTunes, begin watching it on my Mac, transfer it to my iPod Touch, watch it there some more and transfer it back to my Mac if needed. This feature really came in handy during my hospital visit.

What really got me was the ton of apps I could install on my Touch. My favorite is TouchPad Pro. It allows you to control your Mac via VNC. While there’s a lag, it’s good as a remote control. It needs some work but it’s really a great tool.

The apps really got me excited for the launching of the App store. I can’t wait to see the apps that will be available.

Now after living with an iPod Touch, I can’t see my life without it. I realized I don’t need the huge storage space that the Classic has. I need the features of the Touch more.

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Street-smart MP3 Music T-Shirts

Street-smart MP3 Music T-Shirts

Despite having cell phones and MP3 players, most men I know cling tenaciously to the practice of carrying everything they need in their jacket pocket or distributed among various pockets of their pants (which, let’s be honest, can lead to less than attractive results). We just can’t seem to shake the notion that any carrying case other than a briefcase, messenger bag or backpack is a handbag, no matter what you call it. The “man purse” is still controversial here in the U.S., whatever the trend might be in Europe.

Until we’re able to erase from our collective memories the man-purse episode of Seinfeld, we can just be thankful that these days cell phones and MP3 players are offered in super trim and lightweight designs, and that there are even some items of clothing specially designed to hide our devices.

The MP3 Music T-Shirt by Music and Sons, is an ingeniously designed and stylish wearable for you and your music player. You’ve to look close to even see that it’s designed to hold your device. Your iPod or other MP3 player fits in a tiny pocket at the front of the t-shirt, and the special, short stereo earphones that come with the t-shirt connect to your player through an integrated cable, and pop out at the neck of the t-shirt in the back (see photos after the jump).

Source: gadgetsnews.info

iZap — Gets Rid of Cooties

iZap — Gets Rid of Cooties

Remember when we told you about the Violight toothbrushes which kill 99.9% of germs found on your toothbrush using UV light?

Now they’ve released a travel version which retails for $19.95 vs $49.95 for the bathroom unit, and is prefect for sleep-away camp, the gym, or travel.

Just close the lid and iZap automatically goes to work. Includes a free toothbrush (available in clear, blue or orange) , or works with electric heads and most manual brushes. It takes just 6 minutes to banish up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria.

Uses 2 “AAA” batteries, bulb is guaranteed for life and it’s available now at Violight, Walgreens, and Amazon.
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Source: gadgetsnews.info

Nokia N95 Smartphone

Nokia N95 Smartphone

The N95 is a phone that’s everything you want it to be. Although , more than anything else, it’s a smartphone that’s smarter than the rest. While operating on a Symbian operating system, this smartphone has exclusive and unique features that defy the mobile world. Swiftly store all types of media on the 160 MB built in memory. The display is a 24-bit Color TFT LCD that outputs 16.7M brilliant colors. The easy to use keyboard lets you send text messages with ease. Bluetooth Wireless Technology lets you send and receive media through a wireless connection to and from friends and family. You can even surf the world wide web with a simple Wi-Fi connection. Special features include GSM, Cellular Phone, MPEG-4 Video Player and EDGE. Expand your memory by inserting a MicroSD card into the expansion slot. The cell phone has virtually universal bands including GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, EGSM 900, WCDMA and HSDPA.

The cell phones also has cool features including MMS, SMS, Hands Free Options and Speed Dial Buttons. The camera has a built in music player to play all your MP3 and WMA files. The build in digital camera has amazing quality. It has a resolution of 5 Megapixels, which is awesome for a camera phone, and an unbelievable 10x Digital Zoom. Video Capture Capability allows you to take cool videos while on the go. Wireless capabilities include WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g and Bluetooth. The Proprietary Li-Ion battery lasts for 4 Hours when fully charged. This phone has a height of 4 inches and a weight of 4.23 oz. From a Gadget Addicts perspective, this new phone has outstanding capabilities, that any multitasking person could ask for. Experience a gadget with a massive amount of features including Carl Zeiss optics and multimedia computing.

Source: gadgetaddict.com

SIM Recovery Pro helps restore lost SIM data

SIM Recovery Pro helps restore lost SIM data

To erase data is human. And to want it restored is even more human. The SIM Recovery Pro apparently understands this “more human” need and helps you get back all those phone numbers or text messages that you deleted.

This SIM card reader can retrieve lost SMSes and phonebook entries in “minutes”. It can also be used to program your SIM to allow fixed calls, to backup/edit the phonebook, and to print out SIM card information. All this without any effort being needed on that common headache called installation procedure, or so the product specs claim. Pretty useful if you habitually delete cellphone data. Only, look forward to possible surprises with this device as the specifications are vague and mention no specific figures in terms of performance. And to part with $110 if you must.

Via The Red Ferret Journal.

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Palm TX Handheld

Palm TX HandheldThe Palm TX allows you to perform a variety of wireless uses. It has built-in Wi-Fi to allow to surf the internet from cafes, airports, office or campus. It also allows you to check your email and run other cool applications. It runs on Palm OS operating system and has a 312 MHz Arm processor. It also has 128 MB of built in memory. The bright 16-bit Transflective Color TFT display has an output of 64k colors. The interface operates via Touch Screen or 5-Way Navigator. If your looking to expand your memory, there is a SDIO Slot, Secure Digital SD Card Slot and MultiMediaCard Slot.

Listen to music from the built-in MP3 Player through a speaker or a 3.5 mm Stereo jack. Wireless capabilities include Built-in Wireless, WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth and Infrared FIR. Accessories included with your purchase are a USB Synchronization Cable, Flip cover and AC adapter. From a Gadget Addicts perspective, this slim and easy to use device will come in handy in your everyday life. It also has very cool features and great battery life. If your really in to the high end technology of hand held palms, then you should really consider this device.

Source: gadgetaddict.com

Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

The Buddha cell phone probably does not adhere to the Buddha’s Middle Path in design or appearance, but incorporates Buddhist aesthetics – down to the startup screen and ringtones!

The specs for this customized Nokia N70 are downright flashy – a “golden” outer case that has apparently been made by using 24-carat gold plating over a steel base, a huge “jade” button for video (looks more like plastic), and a jewel encrusted camera. The other “regular” features include bluetooth, mp3/mp4 compatibility and video or still photography (duh). The screen also has handwriting recognition – which means, for example, you could just pull out the pen concealed at the side and write down insights that you might want to share with others. Pretty handy.

Source: gadgetsnews.info