Archive for October, 2008

Noise.io iPhone Synthesizer Hits The App Store

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The long awaited synthesizer/controller combination, Noise.io, for the iPhone is now available for your music production pleasure. Alas, I’ve been so addicted to actually playing with it, and so busy traveling down for the Microsoft Christmas Showcase that I didn’t have time to crank out a review to coincide with its release, rest assured a […]

Crucial iMac 4Gb RAM

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I’m sure most people are already well aware of Apple’s obscene RAM pricing, I have a tendency to rant about it from time to time. If you’re looking to buy a shiny new iMac then avoid the temptation to click that £94 upgrade to 4GB and bear with me a moment. £94 for 4GB is […]

ExpressCard Solid State Disks

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Perhaps the most promising of upgrade paths for an aging MacBook Pro with only 120GB of internal hard disk space is an ExpressCard SSD. The idea of being able to instantly add up to 32GB of storage to the system without having to gut it, replace the hard disk and reinstall everything is quite appealing. […]

Crucial MacBook Pro 4GB RAM Upgrade

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This doesn’t apply to those of you lucky enough to already be rocking a brand new “brick” style MacBook Pro, but for those of us left in the dust there are other, most probably more sensible, upgrade paths available. The compromises in the new MacBook Pro- need I mention the adaptor-hungry DisplayPort and the lack […]

Gadgetoid Audio Podcast

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Episode 1 of our Audio Podcast is up on t’internet ready for you to listen in. You can subscribe to our podcast with the following URL http://www.dxdec.com/gadgetoid/gadgetoid.xml In this first episode we take a look at some notable games in the first half of 2008. It’s our first ever episode, so bear with us, we’ve […]

Warriors Orochi 2 – Xbox 360

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Review by Johnus Maximus Warriors Orochi 2 is the follow up to last years crossover between two of Koei’s best selling hack and slash franchises – Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. Released in September 2008, it is also available for PS2 and soon the PSP. Developed by Omega Force and published by Koei the game […]

Piel Frama HTC Touch Pro Case

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Update: You can now grab the durable aluminium lined leather HTC Touch Pro case or vibrant Maya HTC Touch Pro Slip Case from our Proporta.com affiliate store and get a few quid discount. I’m a big fan of the Maya style in particular, as slip cases are so much less restrictive. Piel Frama have really […]

VectorPen Completes AipTek MyNote OSX Functionality

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The AipTek MyNote is, without a doubt, an exceptional student accessory and doubles as a pretty cheap, basic A4 graphics tablet to boot at only £129.95. Unfortunately for all those OSX using students out there it does not include OSX drivers or software. Some of the AipTek MyNote functionality is still present natively, however, plugging […]

Podcasting and Videocasting

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Although unpowered vocal microphones are not the best solution for Audio or Video Podcasting I have managed to get some pretty good results out of a pair of Sennheiser “e” series microphones hooked up to a mixing desk and mixed into Garageband. The microphones are the Sennheiser e840 (£55.99 at DV247.com and the Sennheiser e815s […]

IXOS XHP280 AV PowerStation Surge Protector

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The new IXOS XHP280 both looks the business and almost certainly does the business (no, not that business). And, at £69.99 it’s definitely not unreasonably priced for a decent surge protector. It will most likely cost a lot more to replace any single piece of your A/V equipment, even if it’s a humble games console. […]