What is it about characters that are named Ghost that works so well? I liked Ghost in The Matrix and Matrix games, the direwolf named Ghost in A Game of Thrones, and there are probably other instances of this name working well.
This nifty new portable speaker from Nokia was launched along with their N9 smartphone, and the Nokia Play 360° can start play immediately once it’s ‘bumped’ by NFC-enabled devices (Near Field Communications). It also works with Bluetooth and the name comes from its 360-degree omni-directional sound.
If you find it easy to sleep through – or turn off, or destroy – one alarm clock, designer Jongwoo Choi’s concept is just right for you. And by right, I mean unmercifully wrong. Jongwoo’s Cicadidae Clock has several Bluetooth dongles that can turn any device with a 3.5mm audio jack into an alarm, so when that preset time arrives you’ll have to hunt down all of the dongles to get your sanity back.
Logitech recently unveiled a bunch of peripherals for iPads. Now that company is not to be confused with Logitec Japan, the company that makes these Bluetooth speakers designed for smartphones everywhere. Since they are “universal”, they’ll work with anything that’s Bluetooth-enabled, making them useful in a variety of situations.
These beautiful Sensai speakers include lights so that they can serve as lamps as well as wireless speakers. There are a few different variations, including a suspension lamp, floor lamp, table lamp, and wall sconce.
Logitech has just announced a plethora of new tablet accessories. Of them all, the Logitech Keyboard Case is definitely the most interesting to me. As the name implies, it’s both a case and a keyboard for your iPad.
Here’s an adorably childish hack from Rachel, the Lead Java Developer at Instructables. She stuffed the guts of a Bluetooth headset into a glove in such a way that she could actually talk on the phone by making that gesture we usually make when pretending to talk on the phone:
I have used Bluetooth headsets before when I was driving in a car. They are generally easy to use, but at one point or another I always have a brain fart and forget what button does what and end up turning on pairing mode or something when trying to answer the phone.
This cool little portable speaker is named Perch and it will connect to your favorite Bluetooth devices. It will also charge your cell phones.
It even comes with an alarm clock, microphone, and will work well with most smartphones.
Speakal has just announced a TARDIS speaker for all you Doctor Who fanatics out there. Oh, and if you’re a Top Gear fan, and still like the Stig even though the real Stig betrayed Top Gear and aired the show’s dirty laundry in a tell-all book, you can dock your iPhone in a Stig helmet.
You may have seen the fancy looking Jawbone Bluetooth headsets before. The things have a cool and chic looking design for women and dudes that want a headset that looks as good as it works. Jawbone has now unveiled a new product called the Jambox that looks like one of its headsets with a pituitary problem.
Just a day after Apple’s reveal of their new MacBook Air, the guys over at iFixit have already done their teardown of the 11.6-inch version, splaying the guts of the 21st-century aluminum marvel for all to see.
Now I’ve got an iPad, and I really enjoy it. I can even imagine bringing it into bed to read a book or play a game on occasion. And while I’d love to have a place to charge my iPad by my bedside table, the idea of an alarm clock dock for the iPad seems a little silly.
I recently had the chance to get my hands on Samsung’s new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S. To be specific, I tested the GT-I9000 – which appears to be the reference model for the series – and put it through its paces.
The designers – or is it just one person? – at Mintpass have come up with a stylish design for a media player. It’s called the Mint Sputnik, and it was inspired by the similarly named Russian satellite.