The doggy cell phone, announced over a year ago, is still unavailable but lonely dogs and cats can still be comforted by your voice when you’re away with a PeTalk Voice Pal. The phone-shaped device stores a 10-second message for your pet that will play back at set intervals until you arrive home. The pet doesn’t have to do anything to turn PeTalk on, and can do nothing to turn it off. I don’t know…I’ve yet to see a dog or cat actually appreciate having a phone put up to its ear to “talk” to their owner, but if your dog can recognize your voice, it may be soothed(or terrorized) by hourly chimings of “Mama wuvs you”.
As from the beginning of November, Finland’s Sonera will provide citizen and corporate certificate services on new SIM cards operating on both GSM and UMTS networks. This will make it easier for users to conduct electronic transactions even when they are on the move. Corporate users can opt to activate both of these services for their use on the same SIM card. Sonera Mobile Certificate, which is targeted at corporate customers, has been available from spring 2003. By means of the mobile certificate, customers can identify themselves for six Sonera information security and remote use services, such as the browser or mobile phone based email and calendar service or the VPN information security service.
The Fly Pentop Computer is all about making learning accessible, engaging and effective. The computer comes with a variety of specialised educational applications, games and accessories, giving students the ability to engage in problem-solving and thinking with an innovative, intuitive and smart 21st Century tool. Applications launching for the FLY Pentop Computer, known as FLYware, include a range of learning programs that can help tweens with their homework through guided instruction and personalised practice. New FLYware products available today include FLY Through Spelling (3rd – 5th grade), FLY Through Math: Multiplication and Division (4th – 6th grade), FLY Through Spanish: Pocket Translator, and FLY Through Tests (6th – 8th grade: math, science, and social studies).
Acoustic Energy is the first WiFi Internet radio capable of accessing over 10,000 radio stations from across the planet. The UK-designed gadget is capable of accessing over 99 per cent of radio stations from across the world. It costs £199 and automatically connects to a local WiFi network to grab the channels using Reciva’s Internet radio service. It will gather channel listings alphabetically by country and genre to the radio, allowing users to select the station name you want with the controller and a visual display. The channel listing is updated each time the radio is turned on. Via – Macworld
MySoldius has announced the release of the Soldius1, the world’s first portable solar power source for iPods and mobile phones. They seem to be marketing it mainly to the iPod market, but adapters are available for more than 250 models of mobile phones. With the extra demands on our batteries due to the photo and video capabilities of our devices, the ability to recharge on the go is more needed than ever. The device folds in half and it’s light enough to fit in your shirt pocket and go with you wherever you need it. It generates enough power from the sun to fully recharge your device batteries in just 2 or 3 hours. It’s easy to use; you just plug it in and point it towards the sun
BenQ recently debuted its 2ms 19-inch LCD monitor (FP93G X) with a 2 MS response time, which it claims to be the world’s fastest monitor. The monitor will be first introduced to the Asia Pacific region next month, targeting the gamer market. However, the retail price for the model has not been determined. To decrease its response time, the monitor employs BenQ’s original Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA) technology that accelerates the twisting speed of liquid crystal by increasing the voltage, which helps the monitor increase its performance to a similar level of a CRT monitor. The Viewsonic VX922 also has a 2 MS response time.
At the Robot Dancing festival held at New Tech Korea 2005.
The LaCie Carte Orange offers 4 or 8GB of storage (depending on the model). Lacie say that it is ideal for “exchanging or backing up large amounts of office files, and storing hours of music, videos, photos and slideshows. With its sturdy metal design and plastic bumper, LaCie Carte Orange is amazingly light and thin—far thinner than most traditional 1GB or 2GB USB keys. Measuring at 6mm height and weighing less than 60g, LaCie Carte Orange’s smart and convenient design easily fits in small pockets and wallets making it the most convenient way to travel with lots of data” “Mobility, reliability, ease of use, capacity and price are the five main keys to consider when buying storage. We meet them all with the Carte Orange,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “With 4GB at $99 and 8GB at $149, LaCie Carte Orange is certainly the ideal USB key for a variety of uses.”
BlueTrip delivers the pristine CD-quality sound that iPod users desire in a high-quality home stereo environment. Using Bluetooth technology, BlueTrip can transmit up to 30 feet away from your stereo, without the traditional barriers of line of sight, walls, ceilings or windows that limit other remotes. With BlueTrip, you are free to roam and jam. Your iPod equipped with BlueTrip effectively becomes the ultimate remote, with every control at your fingertips, and any song at your whim. BlueTrip draws its power directly from the iPod — no batteries or extra cables required.
ColorWare, the producer of yummy-colored iPods, announced that they will soon begin offering the fifth-generation iPods (a.k.a. iPod video) with custom coloring, featuring a scratch-resistant X2 coating. ColorWare will be selling the 30GB version of Apple iPod for US $365, while that for the 60GB version is US $465. A paint-only option is available, where you can send your iPod to ColorWare, and they paint it with the hue you want. The separate pricing for this is $65. Via – Mobilewhack