The Best External Webcam Out There

8 06 2008

This best external webcam that I speak of is the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000. As usual, this webcam is a Logitech, because personally, I think that Logitech webcams get the best picture. I have a Logitech webcam on my PC. It gets an exceptional picture, and it’s not even a QuickCam Pro. The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 has a very high-resolution 2 megapixel camera, 1600×1200 pixels at the highest resolution, to be exact. This amazing webcam works with almost all video-chat services, including AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and my favorite, Skype. Skype takes advantage of the exceptional video quality of your webcam, and then makes your picture even better as you video-chat with your friends and family.

The software that is included with the webcam is also very easy to use. Logitech does not bundle and video-chat software, but as I said before, it works with all major video-chatting clients, including my favorite, Skype.

All in all, the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 is probably the best webcam out there. It has exceptional video quality, and it very easy to use.

(Click here to buy the amazing Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000)

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Article by Thunderbird79

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Leaked Pics From the new Dell Laptops (and a Dell 1525 review)

8 06 2008

I was reading on Engadget that Dell’s new Inspiron lineup, scheduled for release in June and October, has been leaked-along with some great pics! Man, I love this new design for Dell. It almost looks a little like the Sony Vaio or even a little MacBooky. My dad is going to probably be a little ticked off to learn that his 1720-which he bought in November-has been updated to a new line of hot, sexy laptops! The design of these things just makes me want to go to Dell’s site and buy them right now. Take a peek, and see if you agree with my opinions. Click here to look at the pictures.

Anyway, here’s the review for the Dell Inspiron 1525. Dell listened to customer’s complaints about the 1520, and improved the laptop line with the 1525. The 1525 has a 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 3 GB of memory, a 250 GB HDD, Wimdows Vista Home Premium, and coolest of all, an integrated 2 megapixel webcam, to video-chat with your friends and family.

The 1525 is a very nice laptop. It is affordable, has many features, and is basically what everyone wants in a laptop.

(Click here to buy the amazing Dell Inspiron 1525!)

Article by Thunderbird79





HP Pavillion tx1420us

25 05 2008

I can tell HP’s trying to get compliments for design, and I think that they’ve just earned one right here. The HP Pavillion tx1420us has a great design, great weight, and amazing specifications. It is a tablet notebook, so you can use handwriting recognition to convert to text. The battery life is so-so, because you only get 2-3 hours. And, if you have it in tablet mode, the battery might get hot.

The HP Pavillion tx1420us also has many innovative features. It has a pretty high resolution for the size of the 12.1″ screen it has, which is 1280 pixels by 400 pixels. It has an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor, which is just AMD’s counterpart to the Intel Core 2 Duo central processing unit. The tx1420us also has 3 GB of memory to run its Wimdows Vista Home Premium Operating System. Vist is a memory hog, but 3 gigs should be plenty to run Vista well. If you don’t think 3 gigs is enough, you can upgrade it to 4 gigs. The HP Pavillion tx1420us also has a 250 GB Hard Disk Drive, which should be plenty for most people.

All in all, if you want a feature-filled stylish PC, this one might be perfect for you.

Thunderbird79

(Click here to buy this laptop)





Touch-screen BlackBerry? (and a BlackBerry Curve review)

21 05 2008

I was reading on Crave about rumors of a new BlackBerry. This BlackBerry, expected to arrive in the third quarter of this year, is apparently dubbed the “Thunder”. It is most likely a response to Apple’s iPhone, which arrived last June. Since then, Apple has sold a few million iPhones and has taken 2nd place in the smartphone industry, after RIM, the creators of the BlackBerry. It’s about time that RIM made a touch-screen phone, because that navigation wheel on all of the other BlackBerry’s drives me nuts sometimes, when I just want to touch the dang screen! I mean, they put so much work into producing that big, generous screen, and we can’t even touch it. Good choice RIM, good choice.

Now, here’s the review for the BlackBerry Curve. The BlackBerry Curve has many innovative features that are integrated into its amazing design. If you sign up for this amazing phone with AT&T, you get a very stylish titanium casing. The keyboard is somewhat easy to touch type on, but the individual keys are not as roomy as the new BlackBerry Bold. The amazing features of the Curve include a 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth support, so you can get a Bluetooth handset to hook up to it.

Keep reading my blog for more news and reviews of technology!

Thunderbird79

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Another Awesome Laptop

11 05 2008

Sorry about not writing a post in awhile. I’ve been busy and my internet has been down.

This laptop that I speak of is the Dell XPS M1330, and it is designed to be eyed by people at the coffee shop. Dell finally listened and ‘put design first’ as Matthew Elliot from Cnet said. The M1330 has Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Works, an Intel Centrino Duo CPU running at 2 GHz, and. 2 GB of RAM (you can upgrade the RAM up to 4 GB). It also has a 5400 RPM 160 GB Hard Disk Drive, 2 Hi-Speed USB ports, a SD card slot, a webcam, and best of all, it only weighs 4 pounds.

As I said before, this laptop is definitely guaranteed to turn heads at a place like the coffee shop or even the airport. Dell incorporated design and very good specifications the M1330, something that Apple does a lot. I really like that the RAM is expandable to 4 GB, because my Acer Aspire 5100 only supports up to 2 GB of RAM. The more RAM you have, the better Vista will run. I do wish the Hard Disk Drive was a bit bigger, but 160 GB will be plenty for most people.

Overall, if you want a cool, hot-looking PC laptop, this is probably perfect for you!

(If you want to buy this laptop, click here)





A “Creative” Creative Zen

3 05 2008

This MP3 Player is definitely one of my favorites, because it’s just about perfect. The Creative Zen MP3 Player has a 16 GB SSD, a lot of space, but not as much as it’s predecessor. But, if you don’t think that’s enough space, there’s an SD card slot, so you can insert an SD card with more space to store your music, videos, photos, etc. This player also includes an FM tuner and a voice recorder, like the previous player I reviewed, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze.

But, one of the things I like best about the Zen is that it looks amazing! It does have plastic casing, but Creative Labs made it shiny (I’m one of those guys who is attracted to shiny stuff like a magnet). The price is not that bad either, the player being at only $119 for 8GB of space for music, videos, and pictures, and a screen that takes up almost 2/3 of the player.

To conclude this post, the new Creative Zen is a very good MP3 Player. It has many intuitive features at a very good, affordable price. It would be a great birthday or Christmas present for your friends and family. Out of 5 stars, I rate the Creative Zen 5/5.

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Thunderbird79





Nintendo DS with Multi-Touch?

29 04 2008

Well, we never know what kind of ideas are going on inside of people who work at giant video game companies. So, we try to imagine what’s going on inside their heads. I read on Crave that the next DS might have multi-touch. Now we can all just throw our iPhones out the window and pull out our DS’s! 🙂 That’s one thing I don’t like about technology; when you pull your new, cool, hot tech thing out of the box, two seconds later, it’s old technology. I got a DS for Christmas, and when Crave said that in July when Nintendo might announce the new DS would come out with a larger screen, multi touch, longer battery life, etc. I got a little ticked off. Anyway, it does sound pretty cool.

How about a review for the current DS? I have a Crimson/Black DS Lite, and I will say that it is a huge improvement over the old DS. My former-friend has an original DS, and I told him to get a DS Lite. You know what his response was? “I like fat”. That’s a very, VERY bad thing to say in the tech world. Anyway, the DS Lite went on a diet and lost 1/3 of the original size of the DS. I like the way that the touch screen is very responsive, and the way you can use it to interact with almost every single game.

I also purchased the DS Web Browser (based on Opera), and it’s great to not have to lug my laptop around the house to surf the web. But, it is EXTREMELY SLOW.

And yes, if you’re upgrading from a Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP, you will still be able to play all of those billions of games you have collected over the years. Even though the DS games are only about the size of a Cheez-It, there is a seperate slot for Game Boy Advance games (and no, sorry, you’re dinosaur brother won’t be able to play his Game Boy Color games in it 🙂 ).

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Thunderbird79