Saw this on Popgadget, the newest USB Hub from Lacie, who is famous with their designs with computer peripherals. The Lego Brick and the Porsche design disk drives are just a few cool ones.
According to Popgadget, “This one is a good example of how a geeky, boring device can be turned into something cool and desirable. All it required was computer storage firm LaCie and French designer Ora Ito to join hands to redefine the design of the ubiquitous USB hub. The octopus-like LaCie USB & FireWire Hub will surely make heads turn when it’s released in early 2007. Done up completely in pristine white, it sprouts eight flexible cables – 4 USB 2.0 cables, 2 FireWire 400 cables, a USB light and a USB fan. The hub features eight glowing LEDs that light up in different colors to show which connection is currently active.
Compatible with both the PC and Mac, this one surely tops my shopping list for next year. Available on pre-order for US$79.99.”
After 3 days, my ISP (netvigator) finally managed to get my line back up. Have to say the past 3 days have been the most grueling 3 days, now just hope the line stays on.
Just got mine before Christmas for HK$2,280 (US$292), been playing with it for 3 days, loving it. This machine is so sweet I’m shelving my iPod Nano for a while. It featues a 3.5″ screen, with vivid colours. For detail spec, click here for Archos’ website and here for cNet’s review. I agreed that the major drawback is not being able to charge this on the road, apart from using the plane charger, will test it out on my next trip. Apart from the movies I convert directly with the optional DVR station (HK$680, US$87) which is a very smooth ride, I also downloaded my MP3s and Podcast from iTunes to this player and the results were very nice, it actually sounded better than my iPod Nano. Took some screenshots off, the album art turns out very nice. Overall, a very good buy indeed.
Judy @ Gear Diary posted some nice pics on the first look of the Sansung SPH-9000 UMOC featuring a 5″ screen and full size keyboard, link is here. Also a great video review from Vincent @ SlashGear. This thing cost less than US$2,000.
Anyone seen this? this is hilarious, great for Christmas. A must watch, definitiely the best YouTube vid of the year.
With the launch of Microsoft Vista coming soon, that means the new version of Microsoft Office will be launching soon too. For someone like me who have 4 computers at home, obtaining a legitimate licence for each of them could be pretty hefty.
With Christmas around the corner, I want to introduce you all to an alternative to Microsoft Office, see it as a Christmas gift, and it is Thinkfree, an online office which features the following –
– store 1GB of documents for free
– create, view, and edit Microsoft Office compatible files over the web
– collaborate using group editing and file sharing
– publish documents to our DocExchange, your web pages, blogs, or Internet applications
– quickly search from published or private files for the exact file you need
Sign up at the following link.
Went to the party Friday night at M1NT, the new shareholder’s club in Hong Kong. My buddy Roger was sponsoring the event with his line of watches. Finally get to see the new club. Pretty exotic place and got my membership that night. Will have a full review out on the place later as I had far too many “happy” drinks that night. So far what I like: the decor, the staff (esp. Ms. Shirley Leung, the Membership Relations Manager, call her up to find out membership info @Tel:2980 3535) and the location (in fact, it’s great for a place away from the LFK crowd).