The Nielsen Company recently released some stats that outline mobile usage giving us a look at what Americans are doing through their phones and with which device. From January to November, the iPhone, BlackBerry 8300 and Moto Razr stand as the top three most popular phones among Americans. Also, the company turned us to a chart that outlines the top ten websites accessed over the mobile web. Hit the jump for that list, but it’s safe to say that no one was surprised when they saw Google Search as number one. (more…)
Lacie‘s always been known for crafting aesthetically pleasing products but the Rikiki portable HDD is also said to be the world’s smallest portable 2.5″. At 4.3 x 2.9 x .5 inches, the drive is smaller than Seagate’s FreeAgent line. The USB 2.0, self-powered drives are available in 250GB, 500GB and 640GB flavors for $75, $109 and $149 respectively.
Press Release after the jump. (more…)
Anticipation for the perfect professional-grade camera has been building ever since the Red Scarlet 2/3 was initially announced about a year ago. An additional ASIC and four additional boards bring plenty of new features to light from the December 2008 announcement, maybe enough justification for the price-bump from $3,750 to $4,750. Scarlet starts with a 2/3-inch sensor in the $4,750 Scarlet 8X Fixed package (including “brain” and fixed 8x zoom lens, side CF module, REDmote, 2.8-inch touchscreen with “touch focus tracking,” REDVOLT battery, and travel charger) or $2,750 for the Scarlet Interchangeable which includes the brain-only with adapters available for electronic RED, Canon, and Nikon glass. The resulting cam shoots 3k REDCODE RAW video at 120fps (150fps burst mode) and scaled 720p or 1080p recording at 60fps. Expect both models to ship in May or June assuming nothing goes wrong with the ASIC or firmware.
For their 2009 Holiday collection, Paul Smith recently linked up with Audio-Technica to craft these full-size headphones. They’re presented in a Paul Smith suiting fabric travel pouch.
Buy It: $260 at Paul Smith
The whole world’s gone digital but I’ve never stopped subscribing to GQ Magazine. Why? Not sure, actually. Maybe because it’s iconic, or the fact that it’s always up-to-date even when guys like us are reporting on a daily basis. And yes, the ads. I still love checking out Tom Ford’s new campaigns in between an article about the next must-have blazer and the new It girl. It’s a good supplement. Especially, for a train ride or something.
Well, Conde Nast is no fool. With the mobile market on the rise, they will be launching issues through the App Store, at $2.99 per issue compared to the 4 or 5 bucks you might pay at the newsstand. It’s got all the pages, all the ads plus in page links to the items your drooling over. It’s robust and while I don’t see myself stopping my subscription, I will surely pick this up for more discreet and convenient viewing in the office or during my trips.
The first issue is in the App Store now, December 2009 – The Men of the Year Issue. That spread we turned you to of Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester is in this issue. Reason enough, I think.
Update – GQ’s informed us that once the content has downloaded, it’s available for offline viewing. Perfect for the frequent travelers out there.
Buy It: $2.99 at App Store (iTunes Link)
So, you’re glad you went on that diet and dropped a few pounds, eh? It seems texting your friends or calling your mom isn’t the norm these days. Instead, French brand Withings suggests you go for the tweet option. With their wireless bathroom scale, you can do just that without pulling out your phone or getting in front a computer. What was that, you ate too many Twinkies this weekend? Those re-tweets will teach you.
That was pretty quick, I just got an email from Netflix saying my Instant Streaming Disc for PS3 should be arriving tomorrow! I’ve been encouraged to add movies and shows to my instant Queue. The email also had an ad for the PlayStation Store. Both Netflix and Sony see Netflix on PS3 as a non-competing service and we’d have to agree.
Look out for yours if you’ve already reserved it!
Sleed Audio’s SA1 earbuds bring all the goodness of some of the audio shop’s pricier models, but at a much more affordable price. On paper, we see that it comes with Kleer wireless technology, which enables it to go from wired to wireless and back again. It’s also got a modified VQ Tuning system that allows users to acoustically alter the sound signature of their music, a siam rosewood body, detachable cable and single/dual-flange ear tips.
Hello, Moto. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a positive headline from Motorola but launching the first phone with Android 2.0 will do that. Coming to Verizon on November 6th, the Motorola Droid will be packed with a 3.7″ WVGA capacitive display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 5 mepapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, and 720×480 video capture at 24 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Exchange support, 6.4 hours of talk time and a pre-installed 16GB memory card. Oh, it’s also got Google Maps Navigation (Beta) which provides free (yes, FREE) turn-by-turn navigation.
For $199 on a two-year contract, you get all the goodies listed above running on Android 2.0, an OS that’s got more new features than we can list. Check the close-ups after the jump. (via BGR) (more…)
The official video outlining the new features of Android 2.0 is out. Searchable SMS, Exchange support, more in-depth camera controls, a better keyboard with full multitouch, a revamped browser with a better UI and HTML5 support are just a few of the things that are new on 2.0, but there’s much more, my friends. The new contacts setup is pretty versatile now as well as it pulls in data from multiple sources, supports two-way syncing to any backend and boasts Quick Contact, a bar that pulls up all possible ways of getting in touch with someone when you touch their icon.
Hit the jump to watch the video and let us know your thoughts on this one! (more…)