After the Kindle Fire proved that people wanted cheaper tablets, everybody started making them. Google made the Nexus 7, Apple is coming out with an iPad mini and now Best Buy wants to make its own cheap Android tablet: the Insignia Flex. The only difference is that Best Buy's cheap tablet isn't small. It's a full…
Best Buy and Tivo have finally consummated the union they first announced last year. The result: an Insignia TV pre-loaded with TiVo software. Just not of the DVR variety.
The Insignia Little Buddy is a $100 child-tracking GPS system. You simply duct tape the Little Buddy to your kid, and you'll never lose the little bugger again (involuntarily).
Netflix is taking over the world, bit by bit: First it gets beautifully integrated with Windows 7 Media Center, and now it comes to Insignia's dirt-cheap Blu-Ray decks. $180 for a Netflix-connected Blu-Ray player isn't anything to sneeze at.
A voluntary recall of one of Best-Buy-house-brand Insignia's HDTVs has been issued, after an irreparable design flaw causing burns and fire was discovered. But customers are getting burned in more ways than one. Update:
With so much financial strife, it sounds insane to splurge on an HDTV now. Good thing there are 40" or bigger sets to be had for under $900. But which ones don't suck?
• Broadband gridlock caused by increased bandwith demand could force us to return to dialup by 2010. In other "news", the sky is falling and 9/11 was an inside job. [BBC]
• Palm TX for $199 ($100 off) and Tungsten E2 for $149 ($50 off) from now until 11/26. [Crave]
• Insignia 26" 720p Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HDTV on…
This 7-inch Insignia NS-7HTV is technically HDTV in the sense that yes, it does accept ATSC (the over the air HD signal). However, after receiving the signal the 7-inch TV displays the picture on its 480x234 pixel display. 480 x 234? That's not even the 480i that the manufacturer claims. 480i is usually 640x480, not…
This small Insigna 2GB Sport Video player plays MP3s and WMAs, has FM, and is really tiny. It also plays back video on its 2.2-inch screen—which looks actually pretty decent. Unfortunately Biggs couldn't get video to work on it, as it doesn't support DivX. And all Biggs had were pirated movies.
Best Buy jumps into the fray with its own private branded MP3 player, the Insignia NS-DVxG with a 2.2-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity and a microSD slot. It'll be supplied by Korean manufacturer Joytoto, and will place itself squarely into the Microsoft Plays For Sure camp, with Janus DRM playing back WMV video…
For the anything-but-iPod crowd, there's the Insignia Amigo flash-based MP3 player, which looks nice and has some decent features to boot. It comes in 1 and 2GB sizes, has a built in FM tuner, color OLED screen, MP3/WMA/WMA-DRM/Audible/JPEG support, 18 hours of playback time, and even album art display.