Motorola ROKR iTunes Phone — Cheaper than free

March 10, 2006

What’s better than free? How about getting money back for buying one of the coolest cell phones, the Motorola ROKR E1 iTunes Phone . With a Cingular contract, this cool phone is just $99.99. That’s before the $150 Amazon rebate, which brings the total purchase price down to negative $50.01.

Amazon Product Description:
Motorola’s much-hyped “iTunes phone,” the ROKR E1, is a compact triband GSM phone with a lot of fun features, not least of which is the ability to sync up with the same iTunes software on your PC that you use with iPod devices. Based heavily on Motorola’s fine E398 handset, the ROKR E1 weighs 3.9 ounces and measures up at 4.3 by 1.8 by 0.83 inches. It has a pearl-white exterior finish that houses a pair of stereo polyphonic speakers, a 262k color display, and a good, video-capable VGA camera with flash, as well as a nice keypad and dedicated camera and volume controls.

Features:

The first phone to feature Apple iTunes software

Micro-SD (Transflash) Memory Card slot

Built-in VGA camera w/ Video Recording capability

Easy file transfer with USB connectivity

Bluetooth Technology for convient hands-free use

Unit Weight: 3.26 oz.

Size (in inches): 1.75 x 3.43 x 0.91

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Sony STR-DE698 Surround Sound Receiver

March 10, 2006

Get the Sony STR-DE698 7.1 Channel Surround Sound AM/FM Audio/Video Receiver for just $189.28 while supplies last, with free shipping.

Amazon.com Product Description:
If you’re looking for the perfect receiver to complement your home theater system without breaking the bank, look no further than the Sony STR-DE698 FM stereo/FM-AM receiver. Delivering 90 watts per channel across six channels and featuring 7.1 channel decoding with auto up-conversion–which means that signals are converted to 7.1 automatically–the STR-DE698 is the most affordable 7.1-channel receiver on the market and will deliver the sound you need, and then some.

Product Features

Measures 16.9 x 6.25 x 14.5 inches (W x H x D)

7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver with 30 radio presets and 90 full-range watts per channel x 6

Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES/Neo:6/96:24, and Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx 6.1-channel surround processing for lifelike, exciting audio from any source

Features Sony’s Digital Cinema Sound System with Cinema Studio EX for full, cinema-like sound

Three composite-video, 2 assignable HD capable component video inputs and 1 output

7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver with 30 radio presets and 90 full-range watts per channel x 6

Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES/Neo:6/96:24, and Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx 6.1-channel surround processing for lifelike, exciting audio from any source

Features Sony’s Digital Cinema Sound System with Cinema Studio EX for full, cinema-like sound

Three composite-video, 2 assignable HD capable component video inputs and 1 output

Measures 16.9 x 6.25 x 14.5 inches (W x H x D)


iPower domain name deal – $2.95

March 8, 2006

iPower.com has a good deal on domain names. They charge just $2.95 for the first year for any domain extension they offer (.com, .net, etc.). After the first year, the cost goes up to $8.25 a year, which is still a competitive rate.


Motorola W220 – RAZR for the rest

March 3, 2006

iPod bluetooth headphones under $50

February 21, 2006

These Logitech Wireless Headphones for the iPod are very cool, and priced right at just $44.99 after a $50 rebate. Details:

* Ready to use with iPod or iPod mini–just charge, plug, and play

* Interference-free digital sound and advanced Bluetooth frequency hopping technology

* Long range of up to 30 feet so you can move freely

* Long battery life–up eight hours per charge–gives you plenty of airtime

* Integrated iPod controls let you adjust volume, play, pause or select tracks and more

[hat tip: Gearlog]


NES Alarm Clock

February 19, 2006

What do you do when you’re finally sick of playing Duck Hunt? You could turn your Nintendo NES into a fully functional alarm clock, like this guy.

[hat tip: Tech Ticker]


6 Megapixels were never so cheap

February 19, 2006

I’m a little amazed at how quickly camera prices have dropped while pixel count has gone through the roof. Perfect example: Sony Cybershot DSC-S600 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom. Amazon is selling this 6 megapixel name-brand camera for $189.94 shipped. We’re all used to technology getting constantly cheaper and better, but I don’t know of a better example of that than the digital camera market.