According to a recent study, the humble computer mouse is set to die out in the next five years to be usurped by fancy-pants touch screens and facial recognition systems.
That’s as maybe, but we still need one to get around our Thinkpad laptop right now, so we invested in the wireless Logitech VX Nano, a sleek black and dark grey number with natty rubberised side panels and slinky contours that feel good to the touch.
Continue reading Logitech VX Nano Laptop Mouse Review (81%)
Thanks to PapaSnuff for sending through the video of Quake 3 running on an iPod itouch and it looks pretty cool.
It’s been reported that the hack was carried out by Scott from games developer Hermitworks. Being a hack, don’t expect a release date.
Continue reading Quake 3 On iTouch Using Motion Sensors
Nintendo – the uncrowned kings of creating demand but failing to deliver the ruddy goods – have lined up another item for their fans to get all frustrated about.
Continue reading Nintendo Wii Fit Coming To UK. Get Queuing
Microsoft is currently developing a revolutionary change to its Windows Mobile 7 mobile device operating system, with an interesting touch and motion interface, according to an insider blog.
Continue reading Windows Mobile 7 Details Leaked?
We’ve all see Wii-motes being used for all sort of strange purposes, well this one is useful.
A bunch of students at University of Potsdam, Germany have written a programme that lets you use your Wiimote and nunchuck to trigger sounds, such as drums and cymbals on a Mac. It’s not just drums that can be triggered, but any MIDI sound.
The accelerometer in the Wii-mote senses how hard the drums are being played, varying the loudness and harshness of the sound. It’s wire-free as it uses Bluetooth to connect.
Continue reading Wiinstrument: Wii Drumming On Mac: Video & Podcast
Many thanks to megamani, a new subscriber to our YouTube channel, who pointed us to a video of a $2 multitouch screen.
Much was made of the Microsoft multi-touch table when it first came out, well, with a plastic bag, some blue dye and water – and a bit of trickery, some clever wag has created the same effect.
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There’s been rumours buzzing around about a new keyboard from Apple for the last 2-3 weeks and today, we got to see it.
It does looks insanely good. It’s ultrathin anodized aluminium enclosure has low-profile keys that pop out of the shiny metal.
Continue reading New Apple Keyboards: Stunning
We popped off to the Firebox “Xmas in July” do last week and we saw loads of goodies that they’ll be bringing out between now and christmas.
The first that we’ll bring to you is the Ion Tape2PC. We all know about the Ion Audio USB turntable and how popular they’ve been.
Not one to stay still Ion have now moved on to capturing other digital media.
Continue reading Tape 2 PC: Ion USB Cassette Deck: First View: UPDATED
For business travellers fed up with tricky trackpads and piddly pointing sticks, Logitech has launched a new cordless portable mouse called the VX Nano.
Boasting a streamlined design that looks like it was tested in a wind tunnel, the cordless laser mouse comes with a tiny little USB dongle (“the world’s smallest USB receiver for mice”) that slots into your laptop.
Continue reading Logitech VX Nano Mouse Announced
Hoping to tempt the kids to start playing the vinyl they’ve bought is Ion Audio who have knocked out two new versions of its popular iTT USB turntable.
Continue reading Ion Audio: 2 New USB Turntables