HP launches a Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse!
Hewlett Packard has launched an interesting new product. It is a wireless mouse that runs on Wi-Fi!
This mouse is aimed at users who own laptops without Bluetooth connectivity we believe. Yes, there are still laptops available in the market which do no ship with integrated Bluetooth connectivity.
HP claims that the mouse would provide nine months of battery life on a single cell. It comes with five programmable buttons. There is a tilt scroll wheel with adjustable sensitivity.
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 launched
Microsoft has launched a new keyboard model with a curvy design.
They have named this new model: Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000.
Microsoft engineers spoke about this new keyboard:
Building on the original Comfort Curve, this new key layout is designed to be a better option for straight-keyboard users and has been improved in two fundamental ways. First, the QWERTY keys are uniformly sized in a way that is more similar to a standard straight keyboard. That increases the familiarity. Second, the curve has been modified to be more organic – adding curvature in the third dimension. That increases the comfort.
The company claims that it took them three years to come out with this model. It is priced at around USD 20.
Shogun announces Chameleon mouse with a built-in gamepad!
This is an interesting new accessory in case you are a gamer.
Shogun Bros. has confirmed that they would be launching a new mouse model named Chameleon next year.
Chameleon is a regular mouse but it features an integrated gamepad at the bottom.
It would retail for around USD 55 which makes it a pretty good value for money deal.
The mouse features 14 buttons at the bottom and 7 at the top. It also seems to include force feedback which is very nice.
The company states that the mouse features a 5-stage adjustable 1600dpi optical sensor with 125Hz polling rate which is not that exciting.
Apple discontinues compact wired keyboard
Apple seems to have discontinued one of their keyboard models.
The compact wired keyboard edition that excluded the numeric pad on the right side is no longer available on sale from the company’s website.
Some units are still available from other stores.
It sells for around USD 47.
This model was launched last year along with a new edition of Apple iMac.
Apple continues to offer the wireless edition of this keyboard powered by Bluetooth technology.
ASUS DR-900 appears in wild
Engadget has posted about one of the first eBook Readers to arrive from Asus.
ASUS DR-900 is the name of this device.
The report said that the build quality is pretty good. The bundled web browser is also pretty capable.
It is expected to be priced at around €300 which puts it at the higher end of the spectrum. But knowing Asus, they would soon have devices catering to every segment of the market.
Apple has no plans to support USB 3.0 in the near future
Steve Jobs replied to yet another customer email. This time related to support for USB 3.0.
Jobs said that they have no plans to include support for USB 3.0 in the near future.
They are in fact waiting for Intel to announce support for this platform.
Intel is expected to start launching products based on it sometime next year. So, Apple might include it too in their hardware update later next year.
USB 3.0 is a boon for the users of HD camcorders and other devices today. It supports file transfers of up to 5Gbps.
Samsung Galaxy Tab on sale in UK market now
Samsung Galaxy Tab has gone on sale in the UK market.
It is available from all the major telecom carriers in addition to retail chains including Carphone Warehouse and Dixons.
Pricing is variable. Ranges from £99.99 with a £40 per month two year contract to £529.99 without any contract.
This is the first Tablet PC model launched by Samsung in the market and more are expected to come in the coming months.
Apple iPad of course is the market leader. Tablet PC market is set to become crowded with a lot of new devices scheduled to launch in the coming months from players like Asus and Acer.
Samsung Galaxy Tab to be sold as SMT-i9100 in Japan
Samsung is going to supply KDDI with a customized edition of their Galaxy Tab device.
This model would be sold as SMT-i9100 in the Japanese market. It would not feature any Samsung branding.
User interface has been customize for the Japanese users. It is likely to go on sale in February 2011.
Hardware specifications are pretty much the same. Internal storage is likely to be around 4GB with support for external memory.
Wal-Mart set to start selling Apple iPad in their stores
Industry sources are saying that Wal-Mart is all set to start selling Apple iPad in their stores in the US market.
The US based retailing giant had announced their plans to bring the iPad to their stores earlier this year.
Wal-Mart had stated that they would offer it sometime before the end of 2010 and looks like the time has arrived.
Reports say that the launch would take place in the coming days. Wal-Mart would have it on sale through around 1000 stores initially.
Samsung Galaxy Tab could cost USD 400 on T-Mobile USA
Industry sources are hinting that T-Mobile USA could price the Samsung Galaxy Tab at around USD 400 with a mail in rebate and a two year long contract.
The report said that the device would be sold for USD 650 without a contract.
Sprint too could follow a similar pricing strategy for this Tablet PC model which faces massive competition from the Apple iPad which is sold in the market unlocked without a contract.
The device is expected to go on sale on November 14 though there have been no confirmations from any of the companies.
Samsung is however going to launch it through all the major mobile service providers in the US market.