From the house of Geek gods


Gadgets have changed the way we look at the world. All the technological advancement has created an all new experience with new rules and new gods to govern this world. For the generation who spends an average of seven hours a day with gizmos like Ipods, Zune, smartphones, Wii, Xbox, Playstation and a myriad of other such “wunderkind,” the “Geek Gods” have come up with more indulgence. Let’s have a look:

The Cydle P29A: your ideal travel mate
Do you do plenty of traveling throughout the year? If the answer is in the affirmative, then you might want to consider getting the new Cydle P29A as your faithful mobile sidekick. Meant to kickstart the budding mobile TV revolution, the Cydle P29A will be introduced formally to public eyes at CES 2010 which is happening next week. Just in case you have not heard about Cydle, they are an emerging leader in car-based multimedia systems and is also one of South Korea’s biggest consumer electronics companies. This multi-functional device boasts a multimedia player and subscription-free Mobile TV to keep you entertained on the road, where we will take a closer look at it in the extended post.

Motorola Devour: an exciting offering exclusively with Verizon
Motorola seems to have found their stronghold back with the Droid release last year that seemed to pull the company out of the doldrums. After all, classic Motorola elements were in there, including a solid build, great hardware and general all-round toughness. Well, fast forward to 2010 and you have the next Android-powered handset from Motorola known as the Motorola Devour. This smartphone will arrive in the markets from Verizon Wireless this March, and has the honor of being the first Verizon Wireless handset that comes with the MOTOBLUR content delivery service which aims to make wireless phones more personal and customizable.

To get a better idea on what Motoblur is all about, this is the first solution of its kind from Motorola that allows one to synchronize contacts from work as well as personal e-mail services, which comprises of Gmail (among others), alongside posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. All content will be delivered automatically to the home screen via MOTOBLUR, resulting in easy-to-manage streams that you can keep track of with but a single glance. Among the other main features and specifications of the Motorola Devour would include a touch-sensitive navigation pad, a 3.1? capacitive touch screen display, Bluetooth connectivity, pre-loaded applications including Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps with Google Maps navigation. Of course, Motorola hasn’t forgotten to throw in Android Market access that allows users to check out over 20,000 applications for their personal use.

Not only that, you have a Happenings Widget which will see status updates, wall posts and photo updates from popular social networking sites being sent straight to you in real time, letting you compose a response when necessary using the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Each purchase comes with an 8GB microSD memory card, where you will need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan and a Data Package for smartphones if you want to best leverage the Motorola Devour. Prices start from $39.99 monthly all the way to $59.99 per month with the Nationwide Talk & Text plans.

Insignia Dual Alarm Clock Radio with built-in photo display
For an alarm clock to have a built-in radio is nowhere near something new.  It’s actually probably one of the most common combinations out there.  However, this clock radio takes things a step further and allows for you to personalize your alarm clock.  It has a photo display to make sure that you stay close to your family, even while you’re away traveling.

The screen isn’t too bad of a size to display your pictures on, but it’s not exactly a big screen.  The photo screen measures 3.5” and has a pixel resolution of 320 x 240, as well as has a 4:3 aspect ratio.  You can store your pictures on the 128MB of internal memory.  It also has a built-in digital media card reader.  The digital FM tuner allows for 20 stations to be preset.  Since it does have a radio, you can choose to wake up by the radio or the buzzer.  To purchase the clock it’ll cost you $49.99.

Chinese Sword Flash Drive
For those of you who aren’t satisfied just carrying around a normal looking USB drive, now you can own one that is made to look like a Chinese sword.  Not many USB drives make you feel tough and manly, but surely a sword shaped drive will do the trick.  Plus you might not lose it since it has a spot to loop a key ring or even a chain through.  Though, it is not exactly recommended for you to wear it as a necklace, but the point is you could.

The exterior is made out of some mysterious material. However, for all the talks going around, it’s like a very stiff looking play dough.  At least it looks like a sleek polished brass, so at the very least you can fool other people into thinking that.  The drive comes in multiple sizes, so you’re bound to find a size that fits your needs.  For the 2GB it’s $22, for the 4GB it’s $25 and then the 8GB is $36.  You can pick any of the sizes up through an online store.

iPod-like Mini Spy Camera Camcorder
This may look like yet another dorky iPod knock off that will never look as good as the original, but it has an extra angle.  This fake iPod doesn’t play any music, instead it spies on everyone around you.  Sure, it’s less than subtle when there’s a hole right in the center of what looks like it should be a screen, but if the people you’re spying on are complete morons you’ll be just fine.

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