August 2008 Archives
The weather is quite unpredictable nowadays; very hot and sunny in the morning, then it's suddenly raining cats and dogs in the afternoon. It’s times like these that you should have the right bag to protect your electronic gear, and the Targus Dash backpack is just what we would recommend.
It features more then enough compartments to keep everything organized, and provides ample padding to keep sensitive equipment such as your laptop protected at all times. There’s even dedicated wet compartment where you can store your umbrella or towel after a heavy downpour so that you won’t have to worry yourself about getting your other stuff wet.
There’s also a hidden rain cover that you can pull out to add that extra protective layer when the need arises. A built-in cable, security pocket, contoured padded backing and ergonomic shoulder straps provide that balance between security and comfort that is essential in the bags of today.
The Targus Dash backpack will set you back P3800 and comes with a lifetime warranty. It might seem a bit expensive for a bag, but think of it as an investment as it’ll surely protect whatever stuff you put in it from the elements. Targus products are exclusively distributed by MSI-ECS in the Philippines.
It looks like things are on the upside for the Open Alliance and their Android OS. Not only did the HTC Dream, the supposed flag-bearer of the Android, receive the seal of approval of the FCC; version 0.9 of the Android SDK is also now available which suggests that it probably won't be long before we see version 1.0 released, not only to developers, but importantly, to the public as well. There's more screen shots available at Engadget's Android photo gallery, but if you want further analysis, Gizmodo has a blow-by-blow account of the video and what this new iteration brings to the table. With these positive turn of events, the reported September release date might not be a far fetched idea after all. Aside from the steep prices of Globe, is this reason enough for you to forego purchasing an iPhone anytime soon?
The Nokia 5320 is the latest XpressMusic Phone from the Finnish company. Unlike its highly successful predecessor the Nokia 5310, it’s not wafer thin, but it does however feature a bucket load of goodies to compensate for the change in design.
The 5320 is a 3.5G mobile phone that comes with a 2-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, a secondary front camera for video calling, and up to 140MB internal memory. It also now runs on the S60 platform unlike the other models in its category that are still on the S40. The new Say and Play feature is also showcased on this new unit. Just like how voice command works, the same is done for music playback. While its front view may deceive you into thinking that Nokia has done away with the dedicated music controls, you’re sorely mistaken. They were just relocated to a more convenient location on the side.
With prices of almost everything in the local market going up, it’s a good thing that mobile phone prices have remained stable despite the inclusion of new features. The Nokia 5320 is definitely no exception to this phenomenon.
Everyone dreams of one day saying goodbye to all those eye-sore cables that all our electronic equipment use; and maybe, just maybe, those days are just around the corner especially when you see stuff like this. The EOS (no relation to Canon) iPod dock Wireless Speaker System is just that, a dock for your iPod that comes with one satellite speaker that allows you to wirelessly feed music up to 150 feet away barring any obstructions. Gizmodo has a lightning review on this baby.
It may not look pretty, but it sure is a nice alternative especially when you think of all the wiring you’ll have to do in a traditional system. The basic unit costs $250 while additional speakers cost $130 each (max. of 4 speakers to a base). It’s not actually that cheap, but on the other hand, if you’re looking for a wireless solution for your iPod-based sound system, this maybe the only customizable solution right now.