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Samsung Bluetooth Headsets

Seen by many as the tool of an idiot the bluetooth headset for the mobile gets a lot of stick. Understandable people need to use them to answer their phones whilst driving or on the treadmill at the gym but it seems to be frowned upon to use your headset if you aren’t doing that ie using it whilst in the shops, walking down the street, or just chatting to someone whilst sat in a coffee shop. That’s when it makes it look like you’re talking to yourself and lets face it you see someone wearing a headset walking down the street and you look at them like they’re weird. Admit it. There’s other advantages of Bluetooth headsets though. I have one. Solely for Playstaion 3 use on Call of Duty though. Anyway Samsung have expanded its lines with a few new models from a basic model to one with bells and whistles. Taxi drivers amongst us take note. Offering multi-point technology, voice command functionality, Android support and SoundAlive stereo enhancements taking the Bluetooth headsets up a notch. Firstly we have the Modus 6450. This is basically a dual-use unit capable of the standard mono, sat on your ear style for hands free operation but also it comes with a stereo function with a set of headphones for both ear fun. This model has complete Android support can be...

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HTC Wildfire S, Desire S and ChaCha

HTC first previewed these phones last month at MWC but there was no price or release details to go with the phones. Essentially two phones (Desire S and Wildfire S) are sequels to two very successful phones that catapulted not only HTC but Android to the top of the mobile phone markets. Both were very reasonably priced had all the cutting edge functionality you’d need and were generally great phones. So how can HTC improve them? The ChaCha is basically a phone designed for anybody completely obsessed with Facebook(which basically is most of us let’s admit)   Wildfire S : Faster 600 MHz processor Android 2.3 Gingerbread 3.2” HGVA(320 x 480) touchscreen 5MP Camera GPS, WiFi (B/G/N), Bluetooth 3.0 microSD Desire S : 3.7” 480×800 “Super” LCD screen (note that it’s downgraded from AMOLED) 1GHz Processor Android 2.2 Froyo (Upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread coming shortly after) 5MP with LED Flash 720p HD video capture Front Facing Camera Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi (B/G/N), GPS 1.1GB internal storage expandable by microSD ChaCha 600MHz processor 2.6” 480×320 capacitive screen Full QWERTY keyboard Android Gingerbread with HTC sense 5MP Camera GPS, WiFi (B/G/N), Bluetooth 3.0 Dedicated Facebook Button with easy operation of the social networking site Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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Samsung Galaxy Pro and Apollo

Samsung is again expanding its Galaxy Range with two new smartphones. A budget low spec one the Galaxy Apollo and the business style Galaxy Pro so now there’s a Galaxy mobile phone for all markets.   Galaxy Apollo : 3.14” 400×240 Capacitive Touchscreen 3MP Camera 600MHz processor Android 2.2 Froyo w/ Samsung TouchWiz interface microSD slot N-Standard Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1, AGPS Galaxy Pro 2.8” 320×240 Capacitive Touchscreen Full QWERTY keyboard 800 MHz processor 3MP Camera Android 2.2 Froyo microSD slot N-Standard Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1, AGPS Available in April both phones are said to be coming to Three although there’s no information about prices or tariffs on their site. Expansys has them both listed as pre-order with no date for release as of yet. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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Apple HDMI Adaptor : iPad 1/2 iPod touch and iPhone supported

Connectivity between your devices and your TV especially those with camera/video functions is a must these days with new PMPs and mobile smartphones with HDMI out ports so you can see your images and videos in fullscreen, HD goodness. This has eluded portable Apple owners for sometime although there has been the component out lead which retailing at £39.99 was neither cheap nor the simplest form of outputting your goods to the telly. FINALLY Apple is releasing a HDMI adaptor. Yes that’s right lets not incorporate it into our future products, make the customer buy yet another accessory for their iPod, iPhone or iPad.   With the iPad 2 showcased last week Apple also demonstrated its new HDMI adaptor basically plugging into the Apple adaptor port at the base with a HDMI out port then attached to the adaptor. Supporting iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod touch and both the original iPad and the future iPad2. The iPad2 will output at Full 1080p HD whereas the others will only get up to 720p due to the fact the iPad2’s new A4 chipset will give the Full HD support whereas the older chipsets in the iPhone, iPod and iPad can’t handle it.   On the Apple store the HDMI adaptor is listed as the “Digital AV Adaptor” set as coming soon and with a RRP of $39 so if the American...

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Olympus Tough TG-810 : “Tough Cam”

We’ve seen a lot of new cameras coming into circulation recently with super tough exteriors, capable of withstanding anything we can possible throw at them, designed to be taken outdoors. Perfect for those who are little adventurous whether on land (hiking, rock climbing) or sea (scuba, diving) Soon there will be nowhere you can’t get that snap to put in your memory box. Also now it appears cameras do more than just take pictures. I reckon this is all down to the smartphone. A lot of people stopped using their standalone cameras due to how much better smartphone cameras have got and there being no need to have one, but with photography making a comeback the camera has to evolve and this Olympus certainly is your “missing link”   Firstly the TG-810 is rock solid. With a sliding double lock mechanism and metal lens barrier this camera is a tough cookie. It is shockproof to 2m can withstand cold temperatures to –10 and is waterproof right down to 10m AND can withstand a whole 100Kg of pressure on top of it. So sitting on it wont break it either. The body is also scratch resistant. As well as the usual cables, the camera is Eye-Fi compatible allowing wireless connectivity too.   Also packing a 14MP sensor the TG-810 has a plethora of other goodies and gadgets. Firstly for the...

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