Posts by DickieAdams

  • by | July 26, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION    In these days of summer, who wants to be stuck inside with their sound system, or have a pair of sweaty ears from headphones? Kensington seems to agree with the release of their FX 500 Speaker to Go. Can we really break free of our air conditioned homes and enjoy our music on the beach of life? Or will we find ourselves up the proverbial creek without a paddle? Read on for the review. AT A GLANCE    (all images link to higher resolution) Wrapped up in the bright blue box is the speaker, a very Quick Start Guide (four steps), three AAA batteries, and a ...

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  • by | July 7, 2007 12:00 AM

    An anonymous developer sent this out in response to reading some recent iPhone articles. We're curious to hear your thoughts. You know what bothers me about the iPhone? Naysayers at Howard Forums, Digg, and others, saying "iPhone doesn't have this now - I'll wait for the second rev". What people are not getting is the iPhone isn't like a Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm, or custom phone where 99% of the time what you buy is the ROM (featureset) that you end up with forever. With Windows Mobile, Microsoft could, if they wanted to make a ROM for all the current devices out there, but most OEMs ...

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  • by | July 5, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION    Performance material is nothing new these days, but how you can use it is changing constantly. SCOTTeVEST continues to try and bring new technology enabled clothing to the world, and in this review, we are covering their Performance Pullover (1/4 zip). Can it really keep you comfortable during times of heavy activity? Will it be just another performance T-shirt or a real useful pullover with which you can also carry gadgets? Read on for our review! AT A GLANCE    (all images link to higher resolution)       Made of 100% polyester with ...

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  • by | July 1, 2007 5:40 PM

    So I'm sitting in the airport, waiting for a flight, and have been wondering ever since the release of the iPhone, when and where I might see a unit in the wild. As it turns out, that moment came now. While this fellow sitting across from me wasn't flashing it about, the tiny blob just below the Y in his iPod-white headphones gave it away. I was tempted to ask him about it, but determined that the fact that he was nervously chewing on the wires while reading probably wasn't going to make him the best interview subject. Which makes me wonder how long before we hear news of our first iPhone ...

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  • by | June 25, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION     Ever get tired of holding that cellphone up to your head (especially during summer)? Or, alternatively, do you get weary of having a headset hanging from your ear? What you need is a speakerphone. Problem is, most speakerphones that are built-in to our cellphones aren't great. Tekkeon has released their new alternative, the Bluetooth enabled ezSpeak (ET6000), hoping to help with the listening doldrums. How were the results? Read on for the review! AT A GLANCE    (all images link to higher resolution)      Outfitted in silver and ...

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  • by | June 11, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION    There are days that I long for just a phone. Or rather, a much smaller, lighter phone that gave me the same level of service as my existing XV6700. The same goes with headsets. While I love multi-function design, sometimes simplicity is the better way to go - especially if it's easy to use, powerful, and comfortable. Plantronics has released their Explorer 350 Bluetooth Headset for just that purpose. But how does it rate for the power user who wants the simple life sometimes? Read on for our review! Bluetooth Headset Talk Time | Standby (hours) Weight (grams | ...

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  • by | June 6, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION     In 1929, the tennis champion, René Lacoste invented a shirt that has carved its place into clothing history. Originally called a "tennis shirt", then later becoming the "polo", this versatile apparel is universally appealing to the majority of the world in a variety of work and leisure environments. SCOTTEVEST (SeV) has just released their newest lineup, and included is a Performance Polo. A trend that is surely going to last into the future, but what does Scott's version have to offer that you couldn't get from your local ...

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  • by | May 31, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION     Sometimes, you need a light and flexible way to carry multiple gadgets and gear other than in your pockets. This, my friends, does not mean you should use a fanny pack, however. Those were popular in the 90's, which are, thankfully, long gone. So what ever will you do? Urban Tool presents their hipHolster, a multi-function pack that can be worn on the hip or over the shoulder, both with or without a leg strap. But will this too be relegated to the realm of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy"? Or can a geek be fashionable and functional? AT A GLANCE ...

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  • by | May 25, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION    Need a little color in your life? Tired of looking at your white Nano? Griffin Techology wants to help. Their new Trio and Trio Plus lineup are here to provide a bit of flexibility and protection in the realm of iPod cases. How did they stand up? You'll have to read the review to see. AT A GLANCE (all images link to higher resolution)     Available in a variety of colors, the Trio and Trio Plus are only seperated by the number of color options you have at first purchase. The Trio comes with the case, and a color matched flap and belt loop flap. ...

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  • by | May 16, 2007 12:00 AM

    INTRODUCTION      Every time I go to the gym, I see a multitude of gadgets attached to various body parts of the other members who are also there to work out. More often than not, their audio device is firmly connected (arm strap, belt loops, etc) while the cellphone, wallet, keys, and various other gear is gathered up and carried, in hand, from station to station. Urban Tool hopes to fix this dilemma with their sportHolster. But can it be convenient, comfortable, and not make you look silly? Read on for the review, and see what we found! AT A GLANCE (all images ...

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  • by | April 30, 2007 12:00 AM

    AT A GLANCE (all images link to higher resolution) Secured by a loop of Griffin branded elastic, the California Roll looks more like a uniquely designed wallet than a case. It will fit most mp3 players of iPod size and shape.         The outside of the California Roll is trimmed with a canvas around a slightly textured and plastic coated material. The only description I can think of is a fine mesh of fish scales. Rather fitting considering the product name (although, I've never seen a California Roll that looked like this - perhaps a Salmon Skin Roll ...

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  • by | April 27, 2007 7:58 AM

    Scott introduced a new line of products this week, and is giving a 25% off these new SeV items - but only until April 29th! Items include Performance Polos, Pullovers, and T-Shirts. You can check out the new line here.

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  • by | April 23, 2007 12:00 AM

    AT A GLANCE (all images link to higher resolution)     At 3.75"L X 0.15"H X 2.25"W, the Kensington Vo200 is about the same size and shape as your average PCMCIA card (okay, so about a half-inch longer, but we'll get to that later), and quite light weight. As mentioned in the introduction, it is thin, light, and surprisingly flexible, thus giving it a much better chance of surviving heavy use.     What's in the box other than the phone? A quick start guide, the user manual, and a driver/software CD. It is important to note that the ...

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  • by | April 18, 2007 9:44 PM

    Keyspan, makers of the TuneView iPod Remote, have released a new firmware update today for said device. The update increases scrolling speed, adds an ability to jump to a specified first letter within a large list (e.g. in a collection of 8,000 songs jump directly to those starting with "L"), and improves overall wake-from-sleep performance. You can read the full press release here. Not familiar with the TuneView? Check out our exciting review here.

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  • by | April 13, 2007 12:00 AM

    AT A GLANCE (all images link to higher resolution)     Made from a soft but durable combination of Cotton and Lycra (98% and 2% respectively) on the outside and a 100% polyester lining, the BlackCoat SYD also comes as the BlackCoat Surf if you were to opt for the iPod controls (just like the BlackCoat Work). At first glance, you can see Koyono's careful attention to style and design, just like every other product they've released. The best part? The shell is stain and water resistance due to the Nano technology.      Surprisingly, there isn't a whole ...

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