Saturday, December 17, 2005


TomTom GO: review

Craig Ellison and Oliver Kaven have reviewed the TomTom go. This GPS delivers wha's expected from a GPS: enter a destination address as quickly and efficiently as possible and to receive clear audio and visual instructions promptly.

The good:
- great interface
- compact, portable design
- well-rounded hardware
- superior voice quality

The bad:
- touch screen technology is not very bright in sunlight
- need to download maps to MMC/SD card.

Read more at pcmag

Olympus SP-350: review

Jeff Keller has reviewed this digital camera from Olympus. The Olympus SP-350 is a full-featured compact 8 Megapixel camera that falls short in one important area: performance. That's too bad, because there's a lot to like about the SP-350, he said.

The good:
- Good value for the money
- Very good photo quality; good high ISO performance for a point-and-shoot
- Full manual controls
- Large LCD display gains up in low light
- Support RAW image format
- Customizable buttons and menus; favorite settings can be saved to spot on the mode dial
- two live histograms
- In-camera help system
- calendar, title, frames
- VGA movie mode with sound and image stabilization
- Support conversion lenses, underwater case, and external flash
- USB 2.0 High Speed support

The bad:
- Sluggish performance in almost all areas, especially when RAW is used
- While big in size, LCD is small in resolution
- Slow frame rate, small buffer, LCD blackout
- Movies limited to 20 seconds at highest quality setting
- Disappointing low light focusing
- Not much built-in memory, no rechargeable batteries included
- Full manual only on CD

Read more at dcresource

Body dryer

You hate towels? You hate it to dry yourself after a shower or hot bath? Or just tired?

The Triston body dryer can do it all for you. It can dry your body in just 3 minutes. You can use the remote control and adjust the heat and power to achieve your ideal setting.

What's comming next? A washcloth that washes you completely...

More details at triston

Sony Walkman NW-A1000

Trustedreviews has reviewed the Sony Walkman NW-A1000. They give it an 8 out of 10.

The verdict:

Despite the software, this Sony player is still an excellent piece of equipment. Sound quality, gorgeous design, superb battery life and ease of use make it the best high-capacity digital music player from the big S yet.

But is this 6GB device better than a 4GB nano? The answer, unfortunately for Sony, is a resounding no, notwithstanding the advantages I've just mentioned.

The nano not only looks as good, it also beats the Sony in virtually every other category. It's smaller and has a colour screen, it has iTunes, it has Apple's unbeatably easy-to-use click-wheel interface, and though it is 2GB lighter than the NW-A1000 and a tad more expensive, the fact that it is a flash memory device makes it a more attractive option, especially in the gym.

Read the whole review here.

Friday, December 16, 2005


HP iPaq hx2790: review

Brian Nadel has reviewed this PDA from HP, the hx 2790. It generally does a good job of mixing just enough entertainment potential with its business abilities, he says.

The good:
- Windows Mobile 5
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- a fingerprint reader for added security

The bad:
- low-resolution screen compared with its competitors
- it's expensive.

Read more at cnet

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Motorola i930: review

John Frederick Moore has reviewed this mobile phone from Motorola.

The good:
- supports iDEN and GSM networks for world roaming
- excellent call quality
- speakerphone
- SD expansion slot
- automatically obtains POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail accounts over the Internet

The bad:
- uses the older Windows Mobile 2003 OS rather than Windows Mobile 5
- it lacks Bluetooth
- big and heavy
- weak battery performance

Read more

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Mio Technology A201 Sat-Nav PDA

Mio Technology has announced the availability and pricing for the new Mio A201 integrated GPS PDA.

Designed from the outset as a navigation device rather than a regular PDA, the Mio A201 offers a rotating GPS antenna so you can navigate in both portrait mode (as found on a standard sat-nav PDA) and in landscape mode (as found on a dedicated sat-nav system). The screen modes can be switched by rotating the antenna or by tapping a button. The rotating antenna also help to ensure that there’s no loss of GPS signal quality when you switch between the two modes, claims Mio.

The Mio A201 will be available from of the middle of December.

Source: BIOS

Monday, December 12, 2005


Kodak EasyShare One: review

John Gillooly has reviewed this digital camera from Kodak. This first WiFi enabled camera has 4MP and can store up to 256MB internal memory.

By and large Kodak has succeeded with the EasyShare One. People with home wireless networks will benefit from the flexibility that Wi-Fi brings. Those who love to travel should find the Wi-Fi functions open new doors for sharing travel memories with friends, as long as you don’t stray far from Telstra hotspots.

Read more over here.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Samsung MM-A900: review

Kent German has reviewed Samsungs MM-A900 mobile phone. The RAZR of Samsung..., he said.

The good:
- an attractive design
- offers a powerhouse of features
- including support for Sprint's 3G EV-DO network
- a 1.3-megapixel camera
- MP3 player
- Bluetooth
- speakerphone

The bad:
- tricky controls
- unintuitive access to the speakerphone and Bluetooth
- inconsistent performance
- pricey song downloads
- low integrated memory

Read more over here

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