Accessories & Peripherals

Belkin’s Conserve Valet Does Green The Smart Way

It’s the little things.

Very few things in the CE world get me excited these days. And for whatever reason Belkin’s Conserve Valet USB charging station has me all worked up today. The $40 hub charges up to 4 devices at one time and automatically shuts itself off once each device is fully charged or unplugged. Belkin also claims …

G-Shock Teams Up With The Surfrider Foundation

The ocean is something near and dear to my heart. I love the ocean. I hope to surf in any one of our beautiful oceans until the day I die. Well, maybe not the Arctic unless I have one of those heated suits from Rip Curl cuz, you know, it’s freezing cold. Even if you don’t surf, bodyboard, bodysurf or dive, you should join the …

Is Wicked Lasers’ S3 Spyder Arctic a Lightsaber?

According to Lucasfilm it is, even though Wicked Lasers doesn’t advertise it as such. But let’s be honest, the hilt looks exactly like a lightsaber. Here’s what Lucasfilm’s General Counsel David Anderman had to say:

“It has come to our attention that a company called Wicked Lasers is selling a highly dangerous product

Amazon Updates Kindle DX, Drops Price

Updates to Amazon’s Kindle have been fast and furious lately. Today Amazon introduced a new Kindle DX with a lower price and higher contrast display. The 9.7-inch DX now comes in a graphite colorway with an updated e-ink display that’s 50 percent higher in contrast to the previous model for cleaner text and sharper images. …

Hello (Bionic) Kitty

Science has done many truly wonderful things in the past, but little measures up to the sight of Oscar, the British cat with bionic legs. Yes, that’s right: the cat with bionic legs. Oscar lost his back legs in a combine harvester accident, but the skills of Dr Noel Fitzpatrick meant that he was able to jump about at random like every …

Exclusive: Your First Look at Dyson’s New Air Multipliers

Today marks the first official day of summer. It also marks the debut of Dyson’s latest batch of Air Multipliers. You remember those, right? The bladeless fans that came out in October 2009.

This is how the tech works:

From the base the air is forced into the loop amplifier and accelerated through the annular aperture,

Marvel To Release Digital Iron Man Same Day As Print Version

Marvel Comics is about to test the potential strength of its digital audience by releasing both print and digital versions of the same comic on the same day for the first time. Marvel announced today that June 30th will see the release of Invincible Iron Man Annual #1 as both one 80-page comic book in direct market stores across the US …

Ready For Summer: Must-Have BBQ Gadgets

Ah, summertime. It’s been quite a while since we last saw each other. I’m looking forward to this weekend. I hope you are too. Leading up to the long weekend, we’ll have a few things to help get you ready for summer.

Besides the potential surf the Atlantic has to offer this weekend, the fire pit, pool, and beer pong, I’m …

Kindle Update Coming In May, Social Networking In Tow

Sound the alarm. Raise the roof. Do a jig. And have a seat for some exciting Kindle news.

Sometime towards the latter half of May, Kindle owners will receive a notification to update software to v2.5. A handful of folks around the Web were quick to jump on the social networking integration, which is nice and all but the other …

Updated Nook Software Features Web Browser and Games

Barnes & Noble Nook, you take the lead in e-book readers this round. Amazon, we’re awaiting your counterpoint software update.

The Nook’s version 1.3 software update, available today, brings the following new features to Barnes & Noble’s e-book reader:

- Improved page turn speed.

- Updated home screen featuring new Web, …

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