Archive for October, 2008

SENA Dockable iPhone 3g Flip Case Review

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The SENA Dockable iPhone 3g Flip Case proved to be my favourite of the SENA batch and thus it is deserving of the first complete review. I received a total of 5 iPhone 3g cases from SENA, representing a broad variety of their range. It was quite a mixed bunch and the Pebble-black Dockable case […]

Swann OutdoorCamT Outdoor Security Camera

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Outdoor security monitoring just got tougher, with Swann’s entry level, solid metal OutdoorCamT. With full colour day mode and black and white night mode you will be hard pushed to find a time or place that you can’t watch comfortably from the sofa in your gadget infused home. 11 infra-red LEDs provide the light necessary […]

Pinnacle Video Transfer Unit Capture Test 2

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Now we’re talking. The sound issues are sorted and we’re still capturing on “Better” mode to eliminate interlacing issues. Here’s a quick video of some interesting moments in BioShock captured with the Pinnacle Video Transfer Unit and edited together with iMovie.

Gadgetoid Video Podcast Progress

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Things are coming along reasonably smoothly. I’ve managed to successfully obtain a 60hz PAL, standard definition capture of some Halo 3 gravity hammer fun. The sound is a little sketchy but can be fixed. The capture was taken with the Pinnacle Video Transfer unit to a 16gb Lexar Memory Stick (a very good and stupidly […]

Antec Notebook Cooler 200

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

In keeping with my run-up-to-Christmas accessory coverage I have acquired a couple of notebook coolers from Antec to give the Gadgetoid once over. As I don’t have my laptop handy in the office I have conceived a genius alternative use for one of these, the Antec Notebook Cooler 200. Foot cooling. No. I’m not kidding. […]

SlingCatcher Available In The UK From Today

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I don’t make any attempt to hide the fact I believe that the SlingBox is the best thing since sliced bread. Although sliced bread still keeps the lead because, once toasted and covered in peanut butter, it’s very adept at taking out crappy 1980s VCRs and forcing people into the modern world. I am, therefore, […]

PURE i-10 iPod Dock Review

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

I realise now that I must be reaching dangerous levels of geekiness; I find myself mentally adding the word “pwnage”, complete with the deliberate typographical error and associated change in enunciation, every time I see the brand name PURE. I really wish I was joking. Now I have got that out into the open I […]

TerraTec Cinergy Satellite TV Tuners First Impressions

Monday, October 6th, 2008

I’ve had an instruction manual free weekend with the TerraTec Cinergy PCI Satellite TV Tuners and, after some tinkering, have managed to receive several local satellite television channels. Due to bad case design on Dells part I had to displace a PCI sound card to fit both the TerraTec Cinergy HD and SD tuners into […]

TerraTec Launches Cinergy PCI Satellite TV Tuners

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The new Cinergy S PCI and Cinergy S2 PCI HD from TerraTec are a great match to the SelfSat HD-compatible antenna we saw in July. Both devices are PCI so at the moment Laptops are out of the picture, but they are a perfect addition to your home theatre PC and, as its name suggests, […]