Wednesday, November 30, 2005

iShaver USB powered shaver

iShaver USB powered shaver Rare Mono Shop is selling the iShaver USB powered shaver. It even charges the built-in rechargeable battery, so you can use the shaver apart from an USB port.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

USB powered Xmas tree

USB powered Xmas tree e-let´s direct is selling a USB powered Xmas tree.

Monday, November 28, 2005

TEC 2GB miniSD card

TEC 2GB miniSD card According to, TEC is selling a 2GB miniSD card in Taiwan for roughly 160$.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

C'était un rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch now on Quicktime and DVD

C'était un rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch In 1976 Claude Lelouch (who did the movie "A man and a Woman" with Anouk Aimee and Jean-Louis Trintignant in 1966) made a short movie called C'etait un Rendez-vous, a nine minute race with a Ferrari through the streets of Paris in the early morning. It is now available on DVD and as a QuickTime download at RocketBoom and DVblog. There is also some interesting background information at

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Nikon D200 with GPS interface

Nikon D200 with GPS interface The Nikon D200 is a digital SLR that can communicate with a GPS receiver to insert location information into the EXIF meta data on digital pictures. I guess in the near future all digital cameras will record location data automatically like this one.


Friday, November 25, 2005

MPfreaker fills in missing information in your music library

MPfreaker MPfreaker automatically fills in missing information in your music library. MPFreaker searches the internet to find out what album that song belongs to, the year that song was released, what genre that album belongs to, track numbers, even album cover artwork — and automatically adds this information directly into your song files, in seconds.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

CoverBuddy cover art for iTunes

CoverBuddy cover art for iTunes With CoverBuddy MacOSX gets cover art for iTunes playback.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Startly Technologies Docktopus

Startly Technologies Docktopus Docktopus from Startly Technologies is a Mac OS X dock enhancement that gives you instant access to useful information and powerful new commands through your dock icons. Similar to the way Apple Mail uses a badge to display the number of unread messages from its dock icon, Docktopus allows you to overlay custom badges on your dock icons. An application's CPU and memory usage, a folder's contents, new messages waiting in a specific mail account and available disk space are just a few examples of the kinds of data Docktopus badges can display. All of this information is updated in real-time and because it is part of your Dock it is always available at a glance.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Neuston Virtuoso MC-500 media player

Neuston Virtuoso MC-500 media player The Neuston Virtuoso MC-500 is like an ElGato EyeHome on steroids. It is a media player that even uses nearly the same MacOSX server software as the EyeHome, but includes HD video output with VGA and DVI ports, too.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Toshiba Libretto U100

Toshiba Libretto U100 The Toshiba Libretto U100 is an ultra portable PC with keyboard about the size of an VHS cassette, that includes a 7" LCD with1280*768 pixels. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the rest of the design is far from perfect, but if you imagine the screen part of the Libretto U100 without the bulky rest, including a touchscreen and all the necessary electronics and battery behind the screen, then you know, how a portable PC will look like in the future. Big enough to show 720p video and full pages, and small enough to put it in your jacket.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

JVC Everio GZ-MG30

JVC Everio GZ-MG30 The JVC Everio GZ-MG30 packs a 30GB hard drive, an SD slot and MPEG2 video recording into a small and lightweigth 900$ device. Still video resolution is only 640*480, but the optical 25 times zoom allows you to get close to your motive.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

iSharpener USB powered pencil sharpener

iSharpener USB powered pencil sharpener Another one from Rare Mono Shop: the iSharpener USB powered pencil sharpener!

Belkin USB2/FireWire hub for the Mac mini

Belkin USB2/FireWire hub for the Mac mini The Belkin USB2/FireWire hub for the Mac mini is an unpowered USB2/Firewire hub designed to complement a Mac mini for 50$.

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Friday, November 18, 2005

MediaCentral media center software for MacOSX

MediaCentral media center software for MacOSX MediaCentral is a media center software for MacOSX similar to Apple´s FrontRow to play back videos, DVDs and TV via EyeTV. Right now in version 0.1 it supports the ATI Remote Wonder remote control, but pretty soon you will be able to use Salling Clicker as a remote control for MediaCentral.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Jaguar contact lenses

Jaguar contact lenses If you ever wanted eyes like a cat, take a look at the Jaguar contact lenses. Looks awesome!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Strida folding bicycle

Strida folding bicycle Finally I saw a Strida folding bicycle in real life, not just on pictures and as a long time biker I really think about buying one. Right now they are only available in the US and in Great Britain, but maybe I can get one on my next US trip.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nokia E61 announced

Nokia E61 The Nokia E61 is a Symbian 60 phone with a thumb keyboard, similar to the Palm Treo and the Benq P50. It features 75MB RAM, a miniSD slot, UMTS, WLAN, Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and weighs 144 grams. Should be available in Q1 2006.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Plaxo finally supports MacOS X

Plaxo finally supports MacOS X The online calendar and addressbook Plaxo is finally compatible with MacOS X, namely through software called e2xo, which syncs AddressBook and iCal with the free Plaxo service. e2xo is in beta and currently syncs contacts only. Calendar and Task syncing is coming soon. e2Sync to sync Entourage with iSync is not compatible with e2xo right now.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sharkoon Flexi-Drive XC+ USB2 SD/MMC flash reader/writer

Sharkoon Flexi-Drive XC+ USB2 SD/MMC flash reader/writer The Sharkoon Flexi-Drive XC+ is a small (70*28,7*12 mm) USB2 SD/MMC flash reader/writer for 13 Euros. Uses less than 250mA and weighs 14.2 grams.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Escada mobile phone

Escada mobile phone Escada announced the Siemens Limited Edition SL75 Escada mobile phone. Should be available before Xmas for 750 Euros.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Cocktail general purpose utility for Mac OS X

Cocktail general purpose utility for Mac OS X Cocktail is a general purpose utility for tweaking various settings in MacOS X without having to use a command line. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch. Cost is 15$.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bluespoon AX2 Bluetooth headset with USB charging

Bluespoon AX2 Bluetooth headset with USB charging Finally another Bluetooth headset with USB charging: the Bluespoon AX2 weighs only 10 gram and costs less than 100.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 electric footwear dryers

electric footwear dryers sells electric footwear dryers for 40$. Great idea, especially for cold and wet snow board boots.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Heidi Popovic Digital Pigment Screen art exhibition in Vienna, Austria

Heidi Popovic Digital Pigment Screen art exhibition Today there is the opening of the Digital Pigment Screen art exhibition in Vienna, Austria at the gallery artmosphere with works from Heidi Popovic. Runs till 10th of December.


Monday, November 07, 2005

SoftRAID 3.3 with Disk Warrior compatibility

SoftRAID 3.3 The newest version of SoftRAID 3.3 features faster mirror rebuilds and Disk Warrior compatibility, bootable RAIDs and lots more features, all for 129$.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

BrowseBack web history for MacOSX done right

BrowseBack web history "Smile on my mac" announced their first public beta version of BrowseBack, which lets you view, save, search and share your browser history.

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Samsung VP-M2100 coming soon

Samsung VP-M2100 According to CNET Asia Samsung announced a version of its miniket micro camcorder called VP-M2100 with 2 Megapixel still video and (finally!) SD/MMC support.


Friday, November 04, 2005

"Superstars, from Warhol to Madonna" art exhibition in Vienna

Andy Warhol self portrait From the 4th of November to the 22nd of February 2006 the "Superstars, from Warhol to Madonna" art exhibition is happening in two places in Vienna, Austria at the same time, namely the Kunsthalle Wien and the BA-CA Kunstforum.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

OQO and Sony U series shown in Vienna, Austria

OQO and Sony U series At a meeting of the Bluetooth industry group in Vienna, Austria, an amazing array of Bluetooth devices were shown, among them OQO and Sony U series micro PCs and the Frogpad one handed keyboard.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Samsung VP-X105L arrived

Samsung VP-X105L Just received a Samsung VP-X105Lfor testing purposes. It is a very small MPEG4 camcorder and a SVGA still video camera with 10 times optical zoom and LED flash, MP3 player and voice recorder. The 105 model includes 512MB flash memory, whereas the 110 model has 1GB. Connects via USB2 to PCs and Macs and even includes a ruggedized external small camera, that seems to be practical for filming during snowboarding or skiing. Expansion unfortunately only with MemorySticks, but I heard rumors that the next model will feature SD/MMC expansion, too.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

ElGato EyeHome 1.6 incompatible with MacOS X 10.4.3

ElGato EyeHome incompatible with MacOS X 10.4.3 ElGato has confirmed, that their EyeHome media player 1.6 is currently not compatible with MacOSX 10.4.3. The newest MacOS X breaks the EyeHome application version 1.6 necessary to stream content to the Elgato EyeHome device. The application unexpectedly quits within seconds of being activated from the system preference pane. No word on a fix, yet. So if you use an EyeHome you should not update to 10.4.3 right now. P.S.: I just heard, that the older version called EyeHome 1.52 runs fine with MacOS X 10.4.3 and is recommended, until a fix is supplied. From their FAQ : It seems that EyeHome 1.5.2 still should work fine. Eye Home 1.52 download Erase the EyeHome.prefPane associated with 1.6, in /Library/PreferencePanes, and then install 1.5.2. EyeHome 1.5.2 is not a perfect solution - there may be problems with EyeTV content, and with aliases, that were fixed by 1.6. To work around EyeTV content issues, export recordings as MPEG Program Stream, and place in Movies folder, for playback in EyeHome. Or, place your most desired EyeTV recordings into an EyeTV Archive folder, in the default location - the Library folder in your Home directory. We are continuing to work with Apple on a resolution.