Archive for the ‘Technology’ category

Sneak Peak Into The Gadget Universe Product Room

April 4, 2007

I sneaked into the product meeting room to steal some peaks at some of the gadgets Gadget Universe may carry. Plus Peter Wang our product manager makes his filming debut. You will be able check out some of the styles of Gravity Defyers coming out. Trust this is ultra exclusive and I’m probably going to get into trouble over this. Check out the video let me know what you think and yes I do know my finger was blocking the shot for a while there.

Vadim

That Lucky Bastard Jaredude

March 20, 2007

My buddy jaredude got one of the coolest products I have seen in while. He got these wireless speakers from Brookstone. The idea was good and they sounded well in the store but the real test when we got them to his house. I was really amazed how two little speakers could sound so good and actually have some bass to them. Now I want a pair dammit but wont spend the $200 for them. Of course Jared got them for $100 cause he spent about an hour and a half flirting with the salesman person. I will post some videos or the performance on my YouTube account check it out. Also feel free to check out any of my other videos and leave comments thanks. Here are some pics of the sexy beasts.

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Vadim

HDMI Price’s Are Crazy

February 20, 2007

HDMI Cable Shopping Guide

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Ever wonder how some HDMI cables can run upwards of $100 while some others don’t even crack 20 bones? The folks at Arstechnica wondered, also and tried to figure it out. Their general solution is to not listen to the pricetag. Just because one HDMI cable is five times the cost of another doesn’t mean it will product a five-times better picture and just because you have a new, big, beautiful HDTV and a slew of home entertainment components doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot on cables. Just shop around, pick out the best priced cable ($20-$30 range) and it will look fine. If you are still skeptical about buying “cheap” cables, then buy both and test it yourself and return the worse cable—easy enough.

I totally agree I was about to spend like $150 for the top of the line monster cable. Then my buddy said just get a high quality no name brand cable. So that what I did and everything looked flawless and I had no problems. But I still was skeptical about the $120 price difference so I went out and got that monster cable. The only deference is the monster has a nicer cover over the cable and that about it. So don’t go for for the brand just go for quality. eBay and computergeeks.com have good deals and quality cables.

-v

Vista or Not?

February 8, 2007

I’m not sure what to do. I have always used windows for the last ten years. I have always shied away from Macs. When OSX came out I tried it and really liked and though my next set up will be a Mac. Now I hear about how cool Vista is and I’m not sure what to do. My laptop is in repair we could thank Sony for that with there battery problems. Hopefully it will be labeled dead and I could get a new system. Thankfully I did not catch fire on my lap. Here I will include video of that for fun’s sake.

-Vadim

720p For $500 (Good One)

December 8, 2006

Toshiba HD-A2 on store shelves now

 

After a relatively brief delay, the cheaper of Toshiba’s two second-generation HD DVD players for the U.S. is now available. Shipping in limited quantities to some dealers already, a few AVSForum members were able to pick them up at Best Buy yesterday and today. Priced at $499, in exchange for a new slim design and faster loading times (around 30 seconds from power on to movie play according to initial reports), this revision loses the 5.1 analog audio outputs of the HD-A1. Still, if you’ve been waiting for that bug free (don’t bet on it) second revision hardware with HDMI (1080p coming on the HD-XA2) output not available on the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on, this is it.

[Thanks, Ken F.]

Ok for the record the Xbox 360 can do 1080p provided you have the vga cable. Yes SO far their is no news of any HDMI set up comming to the 360 but I bet it will. For the money I would get the 360 set up any ways. Even if your not a hardcore gamer the live arcade could entertain even the most cusual gamer. Pair it up with the HD add on and you got the super HD DVD player i have been waiting on since birth lol. I must admit I have a Samsung 720p dlp set so I dont care much about 1080p but I could see the value of not having that feauture and having a 1080p set.
-v