My hat’s off to this Vietnamese forum. One of their members managed to grab a hold of Fujitsu’s upcoming Lifebook U2010 and fully investigate it! We now know that the U2010 will sport an Atom CPU (either at 1.6 or 1.8 GHz), a 5.6″ 1024×768 display, 1 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, a 3G Radio, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Additionally, this lilliputian UMPC will weigh under 680 grams (1.5 pounds)! We don’t yet know where or when the U2010 Lifebook will be launched, but we do know that it will cost around $1300.
Say hello to the world’s smallest karaoke machine. Measuring a mere 2.75″x2.75″x2.75″ cube, the Tomy Hi-Kara Karaoke Machine has a 2.4 inch screen that displays song lyrics and animated graphics. In order to actually use the machine, you’ll have to download songs from the Hi-Kara website. There are two microphone/headset devices, and the Karaoke Machine is available in pink or white. Read more here!
The MusicPad Pro Tablet seems like a useful electronic for composing musicians. The MusicPad Pro has a 12.1″ TFT colour touch screen display, 1024×768 resolution, 64 mb of internal memory, video/audio out, 2 USB ports, and is extremely portable. With the MusicPad Pro, you gain access to FreeHand’s online store of downloadable sheet music, where prices range from $1.95 to $59.95. Although the MusicPad Pro is aimed at musicians, I would imagine that not many musicians would be able to afford it at its hefty price of $899. Click here for more details.
For all of you guitar hero junkies, who have been playing guitar hero for years, but can’t play a single note on a real guitar, Guitar Rising may be for you. Basically, Guitar Rising is a video game where you use a real guitar in order to learn how to play real songs. You can slow down or speed up the songs or play them on varying levels of difficulty. According to the official website, “Beginner difficulty levels are designed for non-guitar players and hard difficulties will challenge experienced guitarists.” Look for Guitar Rising later in 2008 for a currently unknown price.
It’s that time of year again, and Cute and Adorable Gadgets is proud to provide you with a list of popular gadgets for your friends, family, and co-workers during the Holiday Season.
Rock Band: One of the most popular and anticipated games of this year, especially among teens, the Rock Band bundle retails for $170 from Amazon and other retailers. Since Rock Band is in such great demand, you might one to pick one up ASAP.
Guitar Hero III: Guitar Hero III is on almost every video gamer’s wish list for Christmas. Buy the bundle from Amazon for a price of $90.
Wii: The Wii has the broadest appeal of all gaming devices; it has converted many a non-gamer and continues to intrigue gamers across a wide spectrum of age. Because it’s so popular, the Wii is hard to find. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find one with this Wii Tracker.
Canon Powershot SD850 IS: As a top rated camera, the Canon Powershot SD850 is a good camera for beginners and intermediate consumers and comes packed with picture settings. Pick one up from Amazon for $250.
Nikon D80: The feature packed DSLR camera, the D80, makes a great gift for more advanced camera users. Buy one here for $780.
Apple’s iPod Touch: This is probably the best designed mp3 player on the market. In addition to looking good, the iPod touch has a touch screen (duh) and comes in 8 or 16GB. Buy from Apple for $300 or $400. If price is a problem, then check out the iPod Nano (starting at $150) or iPod Shuffle ($79).
Creative Zen: Although the Creative Zen isn’t as popular as the iPod, the Zen still boasts tons of features that the iPod lacks (like an FM tuner, significantly greater battery life, or expandable memory for example). Buy here from Creative for a starting price of $79 for the 2GB version.
Nokia N810 Internet Tablet: The Nokia N810 is the phone closest to a laptop. Buy the Internet tablet here for $459, and allow that special someone to check their email and web-browse wherever his or her heart desires.
iPhone: The iPhone is all the rage among consumers. As long as the gift receiver isn’t expecting a business smart-phone, the iPhone is a sure bet. Buy from Apple for $400.
Nokia N95: The perfect phone for a business person. Buy the Nokia N95 here for $750 and bring the joy of Christmas in the form of a multi-media device.
Helio Ocean: The funky dual sliding Helio Ocean is a big hit among teens. Buy the Helio Ocean from Helio for $200.
LG Choclate VX8550: The LG Chocolate is the it phone of 2007. Buy one from Verizon for $88.
Alienware Area 51 m9750: The 17 inch gaming laptop from Alienware is not for the faint of heart. As ZDNET writes “It’s really hard to put it down into words just how good this notebook is without making everything sound like marketing hype.” Buy one from Alienware, starting at $1,699.
Macbook: A cute, well designed, affordable notebook is hard to come by these days. Additionally, it can run Windows through Boot Camp or Parallels. Check it out here (it retails starting at $1,099).
Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Card: The Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Card wirelessly uploads pictures to your computer. Although it’s a bit expensive ($99), it would make a great gift for a techie. Buy from Amazon here.
Pleo: This robot dinosaur never ceases to amuse me. Buy it from Amazon for $350. In order to ensure that you get one in time for Christmas, you might want to check Ebay (Amazon is currently out of stock).
Robot R2D2: This will please the Star Wars fans: a Robot R2D2 from Hammacher Schlemmer for $120.
Garmin Nuvi 660: Or any comparable GPS device, for that matter. Buy from Amazon for $475.
DeLonghi CGH800-U Retro Panini Press: Not all people are technology geeks, but everyone loves a good melted sandwich. You can find the DeLonghi Panini Press at Amazon for $74.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 Noise Cancelling Headphones: Noise cancelling headphones are all the rage these days, and these Audio-Technica headphones reduce environmental noise by up to 85%. Buy here for $125.
And this concludes Cute and Adorable Gadgets’ Holiday Gift List for 2007. Hopefully, this gift guide will aide you during the Christmas rush. Merry Christmas!!