Poken Review: Nice Legs, Shame About The Face (18%)

Poken Review: Nice Legs, Shame About The Face (1/10)What’s a Poken you may ask? On the other hand you may say “Who cares?”

For those interested, a Poken is a little device – a sort of character which is made up of a hand (which has a USB connector) which slots into the character part of the unit. The hand is a sort of RFID device (it actually uses magnetic induction) and when touched on to another Poken, they swap Poken IDs and it glows green to show that it’s working.

An interesting concept.

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Samsung CLP-315K Colour Laser Printer Claims “World’s Smallest” Tag

Samsung CLP-315K Colour Laser Printer Claims It doesn’t seem that long ago that our office used to rattle to the deafening sound of a chunky monochrome dot matrix printer producing its highly variable printouts, but if proof were needed of the onward march of technology, check out Samsung’s new bijou colour laser printers.
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Pinnacle Video Transfer Gives PC-Free Ripping

Pinnacle Video Transfer Gives PC-Free RippingPinnacle are launching the Pinnacle Video Transfer analogue to digital video ripper at CES.

If you’re fed up with having to switch on your computer to rip a video to play on your digital media player, your life could become a little easier.

The pocket-sized device can take any S-Video, Composite video and stereo audio analogue source as an input and cleverly the digital H.264 output is stored on any USB storage device, including Apple iPod Video, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, Sony PSP, Sony PSP slim, USB flash drive or USB hard drive.

The quality of the video can be set to one of three different levels – Good, Better, Best – depending on their preferences for video quality or the actual size of the video files.

Uses run through the obvious of capturing TV, DVD player, PVR, camcorder or set-top box directly to the less obvious, like capturing video game sessions for showing to their mates later.

Priced at £100, it’s expected to be available in the UK soon.