Samsung to Unveil (Discuss?) World's First 1.3-Inch Hard Drive at CES

According to an email received by the folks at Gearlog, Samsung has promised to "at least talk" about what would be the world's first 1.3-inch hard drive at CES in January. They also noted that the drive will be targeted at "mobile consumer devices," a move that would seemingly be in conflict with their NAND flash… » 12/05/07 4:15pm 12/05/07 4:15pm

Vestalife Ladybug iPod/iPhone Dock Makes Entomologists Drool (Video)

At first glance, the Vestalife Ladybug iPod dock didn't look much like an insect at all, but when its "wings" flapped open we totally got it. The Ladybug is an attractive system compatible with the iPhone as well as older iPod models. It operates on batteries or AC, but only charges your iPod when it's plugged in the… » 11/14/07 10:51am 11/14/07 10:51am

LG's Zenith DTT900 Converter Competes with RCA for Grandma's $40 Coupon

Last night we showed you the finished look of the RCA DTA800, one of the "digital switchover" converter boxes your stubborn granny can buy early next year with her $40 coupon from the government, in lieu of getting a new goddamn TV. The CES folks have praised the other box too, a Zenith-branded DTT900… » 11/14/07 10:21am 11/14/07 10:21am

RCA DTA800 Digital Converter for Analog TVs Updated, Delayed

We kinda forgot all about this little box for old folks with old TVs that was announced way back at CES and promised by the end of this year. It's got a fresh paint job and later street date (January), dropping a little more than a year before analog broadcasts shutdown in 2009 in favor of all-digital broadcasts,… » 11/13/07 9:40pm 11/13/07 9:40pm

ATI TV Wonder 650 TV Tuner Finally Debuts for Macs

ATI's TV Wonder 650 TV tuners have been out for PCs for a bit, but a Mac version of the Combo USB variety's arriving just this month for $149, and it comes in a special white case—guess they didn't get the memo silver's the new white. It's also sporting a polished new interface and parental controls in tvPortal,… » 11/13/07 9:10pm 11/13/07 9:10pm

SanDisk Vaulter 16GB SSD Sneaks In Via PCIe Port

Today SanDisk revealed Vaulter, a 8GB or 16GB flash drive that can hold your entire OS, designed to sit on the PCIe port inside a laptop. In Windows, this creates a separate letter drive, which speeds the hell out of your computer, without taking the place of your 2.5" SATA-connected HDD. It's not a Santa Rosa… » 11/13/07 9:05pm 11/13/07 9:05pm

SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not…

SentrySafe has made safes for 70 years, but now they've teamed with Seagate/Maxtor to make hard-drive housings that withstand up to 1550degrees Fahrenheit for a half hour, and "full" 24-hour water submersion. Some like the Fire-Safe/Waterproof 80GB and 160GB ($320) drives are freestanding units that house 2.5"… » 11/13/07 8:57pm 11/13/07 8:57pm

Alpine eX-10 Bluetooth Hub and iPod FM Transmitter For Your Car

Like the Venturi Mini, the eX-10 includes an FM transmitter, along with support for the A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile, and can pair with up to four devices simultaneously. However, the Alpine device ups the ante by packing in an iPod cable and a larger display (but sadly it's not a touch screen). We also liked the… » 11/13/07 8:48pm 11/13/07 8:48pm