Twinhead Durabook D14RY rugged laptop reviewed

Durabook

There aren't many competitors in the semi-rugged notebook market, and Panasonic's Toughbook is other other major brand that comes to mind. While we love the looks and lightness of the "business-rugged" Toughbooks, their semi-rugged machines aren't as attractive as the Durabook and they lack the computing power of the Durabook (as of this writing, the semi-rugged Toughbooks still have the original Core Duo rather than the Core 2 Duo CPU). The D14RY is an all around strong package not only in terms of ruggedness but in features and performance.

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SMS M500 Dick Tracy watch-phone

It’s the world’s smallest mobile phone and you can wear it on your wrist just like it was an ordinary watch. The phone features bluetooth, GSM850/900/ 1800/1900Mhz compability, 128 MB of RAM and it’s also water resistant.

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kwikSynCh Dual USB Charger

Kwik Usb

Yes, only 2 devices can be charged at once with the kwickSynch, but I also have a 120V-to-USB adapter (and the mTips work with any USB source), so I can do three at once. In a pinch, I connect the fastest-charging device (or least drained) as soon as I get to the hotel at night and switch last minute before I go to sleep. Even if I don't end up with all items fully charged, I'm still usually OK until my next meeting -- and I find that the colorful cable hanging off my USB port also makes a great conversation starter.

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Samsung Ultra Slim Mouse

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Obviously, it is based on the popular Samsung Ultra series handset and sports a slim 8mm body, along with a horizontal wheel and five different control buttons. Its design also very sleek and stylish, thus making the device looks more like an MP3 player or even cel phone rather than a mouse.

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Samsung debuts 8GB microSD cards

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Samsung electronics has announced the development of high capacity microSD cards for multimedia devices. The new card not only stores mammoth 8GB of data but is also faster than the current class of SD and SDHC cards. It reads at a record speed of 16MB/s and writes at 6MB/s, faster than SDHC’s write speed which is at 4MB/s.

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Three gaming keypads go head to head

Saitek Flexiglow Egromedia

Today we're featuring three new gaming keypads competing to take up that empty space to the left (or right) of your existing keyboard. First there's the updated Flexiglow Cyber Snipa, designed exclusively for FPS gaming with its creative layout of gaming keys. Next there's the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit that's capable of handling tasks in FPS and RTS gaming. And last, there's the Genius ErgoMedia 500, a spitting image of one of our recommended gaming keypads: the Nostromo N52.

How will these gaming keypads fair against each other? And, how do they match up against our favorite gaming keypads: the WolfKing Warrior and Ideazon Fang? Because it's been a while since we reviewed these older game pads, we'll be grading the three in this roundup on a tougher scale to keep up with today's crop of demanding games.

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80GB PlayStation 3 coming soon ... to Korea

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Strangely the company denies having any plans to ship the (slightly) enlarged PS3 to any other territories even though sources report it has already been presented for FCC filing. Does any of this mean anything? Well, it means Sony is keen to protect its market presence in the Far East since the launch of the 120GB Xbox 360 Elite but little more. After all PS3 hard drives can be easily swapped out for any standard 2.5 incher. So can we expect any other hardware modifications in these beasties? Nope.

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Intel Metro - Uber Thin Notebook

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The result, code-named Intel mobile Metro notebook, is less than 0.7 inches thick—about one-quarter of an inch thicker than Motorola's (MOT) iconic cell phone, making it the world's thinnest notebook. And at 2.25 pounds, it's also one of the lightest small-sized portable computers. Other features include always-on Internet connectivity via various wireless technologies.

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Intel Metro E Ink

The Core 2 Duo-based machine's small screen is a colour non-volatile e-ink display that continues to show content - email, calendar entries, eBooks, etc - even when the power's cut. The e-ink screen is mounted on a leather wrap-around cover which connects to the laptop through a dock connector that's also capable of hosting USB traffic.

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Retro LED clock with radio sync

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Coming to you from Japan is the Retro Dot LED clock. This snazzy looking gizmo comes in your choice of blue or green LED’s and is a minimalistic beauty. The clock display features circular LED’s rather than the traditional long slashes. If you take a look at it, the dots really make the difference in making this a unique clock.

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Ink-less all-metal pen

Penwithoutink

There is no ink, yet this pen will write on virtually any type of paper! Its solid metal 'nib' consists of a metal alloy, that leaves a mark on most types of paper. If you use the sort of paper typically used in printers and photocopiers, the pen leaves a mark that looks as if it was made by a pencil. However the line will not smudge, and cannot be rubbed out.

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