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iLuv announces iAD 117, iAD 116 iPhone adapters

08/13, 9:35pm

iLuv iAD adapters

iLuv has announced two device chargers to its line of iPod and iPhone accessories. The iAD 117 Triple USB Port Power Adapter has three USB ports that can be used to charge three devices simultaneously and utilizes a foldable prong. The adapter features an LED power indicator and is available in various adapter versions to remain compatible with any countries plugs. The product features an AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz input and a DC 5V, 500mA Output for each USB port.

Ripple Look mini PC with dual-core Atom unveiled

08/13, 5:35pm

Ripple Look mini PC outed

Korea's MyRipple has recently introduced its new small form-factor entertainment PC, the Ripple Look, for a domestic release. The PC gets a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual core CPU, a 320GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM.

Zune HD to come in custom anodized colors

08/13, 5:30pm

Zune HD to get more colors

Microsoft has revealed in a mass e-mail that the Zune HD, which was recently introduced formally and priced, will be available in blue, green, red, platinum and black, as well as 10 designs, once the device starts shipping on September 15th. The new colors cannot be pre-ordered, and, just like the standard device, will not be a flat color but an anodized metallic one.

Archos posts product page for Clipper MP3 player

08/13, 5:20pm

Archos Clipper MP3 player

Archos has recently put up a product page for its entry-level Clipper MP3 player, which is due to compete with the iPod Shuffle. The device integrates 2GB of flash memory, with no way to expand it. File support is limited to MP3 and WMA music, with a claimed battery life of 11 hours.

MSI adds five new Classic-series notebooks

08/13, 5:10pm

MSI adds C-series laptops

MSI Computer on Thursday announced it has now released five previously introduced notebook PCs to its Classic series, with the CX600, CX700, CR600-013, CR600-017 and CR700. The three 600 models sport 16-inch screens with 1366x768 resolution, while the 700s have 17.3-inch screens with 1600x900 resolution. MSI touts the 600s as much thinner than conventional notebooks, at just 1.18 inches thick. They weigh just 5.4lbs, while the 700s weigh just over 6lbs.

Lenovo ships Q700 home theater PC

08/13, 5:10pm

Lenovo Q700 HTPC shipping

Before any type of official announcement, Lenovo has put up a product page for its Q700 home theater PC. There will be two models of the PC available, both powered by Intel's 2.5GHz Dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Intel's integrated X4500 processor. Either has a DVD recorder, but the higher-end model gets a 640GB hard drive instead of the standard model's 320GB HDD. Either is preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium 64. The standard model also lacks a network card, while the upgraded variant has a LAN connection.

Myvu intros Crystal EV personal media viewer

08/13, 3:45pm

Myvu intros Crystal EV

Myvu on Thursday announced it will soon begin offering its latest wearable video eyewear, the Crystal EV, at InMotion Entertainment stores in airports across the US. The Crystal EV is an improvement over the original Myvu Crystal as it increases the equivalent screen size to 64 inches, or about a 30 percent greater area than the outgoing device. The Crystal EV uses Myvu's SolidOptix technology and is both certified for use with Apple's iPhone and carries Nokia Forum compatibility.

Dell previews Zino HD mini desktop, Inspiron Z

08/13, 3:00pm

Inspiron Z and Zino HD

Dell on Thursday previewed several upcoming computers, the Zino HD and Inspiron Z series. The Zino HD is a mini desktop that closely resembles the form-factor of a Mac Mini. The overall height appears to be greater than Apple's product, potentially due to the use of a tray for optical media instead of a slot-load system.

Apple event rumored for week of Sept. 7

08/13, 1:50pm

Apple Event Sept 7 Rumor

Apple's by now yearly music event is tipped for exactly one week into September, multiple sources have claimed on Thursday. Those in the music industry say Apple has told them to expect an event for the week of September 7th, or the same week as the Labor Day holiday. As this reportedly includes label executives, All Things D infers a likely iTunes focus that could include the rumored Cocktail format for full albums.

Apple tablet to run "extended" iPhone OS?

08/13, 1:15pm

Calacanis on Apple Tablet

A further rumor has surfaced regarding Apple's supposed future tablet that potentially clears up its details. Mahalo chief Jason Calacanis on Tuesday made a brief Twitter post citing a developer working with Apple who says the tablet is real and using a "modified/extended" version of OS X iPhone. What that entails hasn't been made clear, though it implies more than just a higher-resolution iPhone interface.

Sony to convert eBook Store to EPUB open format

08/13, 12:55pm

Sony eBook Store goes EPUB

Sony on Thursday announced that, by the end of the year, it will convert all of the content on its eBook Store to the industry-standard EPUB format. Material will typically be copy-protected using Adobe Content Server 4. Sony's Reader was the first e-book device to support the XML-based EPUB, and Sony executives now claim that specific DRM formats limit overall growth in the e-book industry. Owners of other e-book readers should be able to cross-shop for titles through Sony.

Microsoft shows, prices Zune HD accessories

08/13, 12:55pm

Zune HD accessories

Following the official confirmation of a launch date and pricing information for the upcoming Zune HD, Microsoft has also detailed a number of accessories. The AV Dock can be used to play 720p movies, TV shows and videos from the portable device to an HDTV without sacrificing the HD resolution.

Samsung intros 256GB SSD aimed at gamers

08/13, 10:45am

Samsung 256GB SSD

Samsung has introduced its latest solid state drive (SSD), the 256GB FlashSSD, geared for gamers. The component is claimed to offer a five-fold improvement in data loading time compared to traditional hard drives, while running with lower power consumption.

Verizon adds global USB modem from ZTE to lineup

08/13, 10:40am

Verizon ZTE global modem

Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced it has added the AD3700 global USB modem from ZTE to its mobile broadband range. The device will connect to EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA and UMTS networks in more than 175 countries, but uses Verizon's EV-DO Revision A network locally.

Samsung outs Tap and Take cameras with front LCDs

08/13, 10:05am

Samsung Tap and Take cams

Samsung's Tap and Take teaser campaign is finally over and has revealed a pair of point and shoot cameras that add a front-facing LCD screen for helping users compose self-portraits. The 1.5-inch front LCDs adorn both the DualView TL225 and TL200, with both sporting 12.2-megapixel sensors. Instead of pressing the shutter button to capture the image, the front screens can be touched (the tap part of tap and take) to focus the camera and capture the image. Also, Samsung announced the CL65, which sports Wi-Fi connectivity and geo-tagging capabilities.

Sanrio announces new character-themed USB drives

08/13, 9:50am

MIMOBOT USB flash drive

Sanrio Global Consumer Products, in collaboration with Mimoco, has announced a new line of MIMOBOT USB flash drives based on Sanrio characters. First in the company's lineup is the Hello Kitty USB drive, which will coincide with the character's 35th anniversary. In addition to Hello Kitty, customers will be able to purchase drives with other Sanrio characters such as Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kuromi, Keroppi, Chococate and TuxedoSam.

LG debuts X130 netbook with 12-hour battery

08/13, 8:50am

LG X130 netbooks

LG has introduced its latest netbook, the X130, featuring a standard nine-cell battery claimed to enable runtime of approximately 12 hours. The device sports a 10.1-inch LCD with 1024x600 resolution, while powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU. Standard configurations ship with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive.

Zune HD launch official: Sept. 15, $220

08/13, 4:25am

Zune HD Launch Set

Microsoft early this morning set the final launch for the Zune HD. True to leaks, the company's first touchscreen player will ship on September 15th and will come in a 16GB black version for $220 and a 32GB platinum-colored version for $290. Pre-orders start later today through Amazon (16GB, 32GB) as well as Best Buy, Walmart and Microsoft's own company store. Best Buy stores in major US cities will also have in-store previews on the 22nd and 23rd.

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