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SanDisk 16GB microSD and M2 memory cards announced

SanDisk 16GB microSD and M2 memory cards announced

SanDisk has just announced that the new 16GB capacity microSD and Memory Stick Micro (M2) will be on sale in October. They cost US$99.99 and $129.99 respectively.

The cards will let microSDHC(microSD High Capacity) and M2 compatible devices compete head to head with the high end music phones that are on the market today, such as the 16GB Apple iPhone.

Apple iPhone 3G Power Adapter Recalled

Apple iPhone 3G Power Adapter Recalled

Apple has issued a recall for the Ultracompact USB Adapter that coming with the new Apple iPhone 3G for charging. It seems that the power Adapter’s design is somewhat faulty and the prongs that plug into a wall receptacle can break off and stay in the wall. This causes a risk of shock.

Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.

– From Apple

Click here for more about the recall and associated exchange program.

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108

Sony Ericsson released a accessory, called “Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108“, recently. It is a portable speakerphone created for those who spend a lot of time in their car, on the road.

The new Bluetooth car accessory has a “Nordic design”, and it is capable of lasting up to 25 hours in talk-time mode or up to 700 hours in stand-by, the longest talk and stand-by time from all such accessories found on the market today, according to Sony Ericsson.

The Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108 also brings the following features: echo reduction, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Bluetooth 2.0 compatibility and noise cancellation for a perfect audio quality. Weighing 93 grams and measuring 119 x 61 x 14 millimeters, the device comes with a cigarette lighter adapter (model number CLA-61) and a visor clip in the box.
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EQ7 and EQ5 Motorola Portable Speakers Now On Sale

EQ7 and EQ5 Motorola Portable Speakers Now On Sale

Motorola announced two portable speakers: MOTOROKR EQ7 and MOTOROKR EQ5 recently.

The new ROKR music accessories can be bought either from the online MotoStore or from various North American electronics retailers.

MOTOROKR EQ7 is said to bring “outstanding acoustics”, which will allow users to make speakerphone calls and listen to music in the best-possible conditions. The EQ7 has four JBL speakers, so it can provide a rich sound, while its Bluetooth A2DP connectivity allows you to pair it with about any Bluetooth-enabled gadget.

MOTOROKR EQ7 weighs 440 grams (15.5 ounces) and measures 169 x 154 x 42 millimeters (6.65 x 6.06 x 1.65 inches). It can be used with a compatible handset (like the ROKR E8) or with a regular MP3 player, via the 3.5mm audio cable included in the package.
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