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ECTACO jetBook Color due in January

With the number of e-reader and tablet hybrids being introduced in the market these days, you might get confused as to which one to get. Well, you can always check our previous posts here as we’ve featured quite a few choices this year. However, if what you want is something that is quite distinctive from the rest, then you may have to wait a couple of weeks more because in January, ECTACO jetBook Color will be due for just $500.

Equipped with a 9.7-inch, 1600X1200 Triton Color E Ink display and a Wi-Fi connection, this e-reader is actually a re-brand of China’s Hanvon reader that is available in Eastern Europe. Originally, this product was only focused on the education market since students no longer want bulky notebooks to keep track of their schedules or check homework. But because of its success in Eastern Europe, this will be released soon worldwide so that everyone, students and none-students alike, will be able to take advantage of this product that will eventually replace all paper textbooks.

Here’s the summary of features that you can expect from this colored e-reader:

* Triton Color E Ink screen
* 9.7″ Display
* 1600×1200 resolution
* Load Your Own Content
* Support for: Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, TXT, PDF, FB2, djvu, JPG, Gif, PNG, BMP (more to come)
* Wi-Fi enabled with browser
* Fluent Text-to-Speech can read you any book
* 10,000 page turns on a single charge
* Support via microSD for up to 32GB
* Sleek protective carrying case included
* Underline and highlight text
* 50-state reading list
* Fully interactive SAT course
* “Overdrive” library access
* Wireless access to online textbooks, www.ck12.org and other resources
* Speed Reading course
* Talking Oxford Dictionaries
* Course of English and foreign language grammar
* Speech recognition and speech analysis Language Teacher and U-Learn courses that teach you a language step by step
* Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages
* Cross translator for 180 languages
* Vocabulary Builder
* Linguistic Crosswords
* Reference materials for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science
* Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
* Graphing and scientific calculators

January isn’t too far for you to get this gadget. But feel free to check out more ECTACO jetBook products here!

Wireless Connection Anywhere for your iPod Touch with ZTE Peel

The line dividing the iPod Touch and the more feature rich iPhone just became thinner with Sprint ZTE PEEL. This device attaches to an Apple iPod Touch to allow the user to connect to 3G networks. The ZTE PEEL slider case for Apple’s popular media player comes with an integrated portable WiFi hotspot – basically turning the iPod Touch into a thicker iPhone without a third party phone and SMS apps. Given its case-like form factor, the ZTE PEEL also acts as a cradle or a jacket for second and third generation iPod Touch. This device features universal compatibility and can support up to two Wi-Fi devices. Internet connection is virtually always available for an iPod Touch user as long as there is a 3G network signal.

To use, simply slide in the iPod Touch into the ZTE PEEL with screen facing out until it clicks into position. After that, press the power button conveniently located at the back of ZTE PEEL to connect to a 3G network.

ZTE PEEL takes advantage of the already existing UI and Web capabilities of the iPod Touch to turn it into a pseudo-mobile phone and an internet capable device that’s not limited within a hot spot’s range. Other features include advanced WEP security and support for the latest Windows and Mac operating systems.

Purchase the ZTE Peel at GeekieStore.

Identity Tab E201 Tablet PC

If you want a gadget to get noticed from an abundant selection of devices nowadays, you should establish a sense of uniqueness and quality from the rest. This is how the Enspert Identity Tab E201 made its position. Engineered by Enspert, a media convergence solution and device provider headquartered in Seoul, Korea and now making its name in the international industry, the Identity Tab offers consumers to explore and experience tablet usage without the need to break a pocket.

The Identity Tab E201 is a 7-inch tablet PC with 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch display. It is powered by Android 2.2 so you can enjoy more apps, Android Marketplace and a lot more. It uses PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip that allows playing online games and Samsung 1GHz Hummingbird processor that provides smooth tablet operation. Connectivity options for the E201 include Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 802.11b/g/n WiFi as well as micro HDMI socket for external streaming, and a mini USB charge cable for transferring and charging the tablet. For more excitement, the Identity Tab E201 has a 3 megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera at the front. There are also two speakers on the front for audio playback. Other functionalities are accelerometer, digital compass, digital magnetic sensor, GPS, and light sensor. The E201 uses 3000 mAh li-poly battery.

The whole Identity Tab E201 package comes with Identity Tab E201, polishing cloth, USB cable, AC adapter, slipcase, earphones, Quick Start Guide, and instruction manual on CD. You can purchase Identity Tab E201 and other accessories here.

Make your USB HDD a Network Storage Device with LaCie LaPlug

If you’re looking for ways to share any USB hard drive or key over a local network, here’s the simplest and cost-effective solution you can find out there – LaCie LaPlug. This device provides every user with a very convenient way to access data either at home or on the go and share personal files with your family and friends. The LaPlug amazingly turns your USB hard drive into a network storage device, so you can share your files wirelessly to all the computers in your network. All you need is to simply connect it to your network and then connect your drive to this LaCie gadget and you’re good to go.

Another benefit you’ll get from LaCie LaPlug is accessibility whether you’re at home or while traveling since it supports remote access. This means, you can do away with emailing huge files by simply providing your friends with access to LaPlug. It will also be way easy for you to access those USB drives connected to the LaPlug from any networked device that’s UPnP/DLNA certified. Among such devices are PlayStation3, Xbox 360, or LaCinema Classic HD. With LaPlug, you also have centralized backup for your much-needed security and convenience. It has bundled backup software or Time Machine that you can use to automatically back up your computers into a central location.

Furthermore, the LaPlug also allows you to stream multimedia content as well as back up several computers into a central location. If you’re interested, you can click here and find out availability of this the LaCie LaPlug, along with other LaCie Ethernet products.

Pioneer Releases Two Music Tap Systems, X-SMC3-S and X-SMC4-K Elite

Pioneer continues to establish revolutionary audio system as they release two new table top audio system models namely X-SMC3-S Music Tap and X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap. The two almost share the same technical specifications except that the Elite model is integrated with Bluetooth connectivity. The X-SMC3-S and X-SMC4-K are designed for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac and even PC that run iTunes. They are also compatible with AirPlay-enabled apps including PANDORA Internet radio, iHeartRadio and other music streaming service apps. To generously enjoy music at home, the two models can be paired with other already installed Pioneer devices.
Take a look at Pioneer X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap System’s Highlights:

• Uses existing Wi-Fi network and allows browsing and playback of favorite albums and playlists from Apple devices or iTunes on PC and any DLNA 1.5 compliant devices
• High-resolution Audio Playback with support for 192kHz/24-Bit FLAC and WAV files
• Music Tap’s full-color 2.5” screen for viewing album art and metadata
• 2-Channel Digital Amplifier, Bluetooth-enabled, and with integrated dock for Apple device
• Supports Pioneer Air Jam App that allows sharing music and creating playlist up to 4 iPhone, iPod, iPad devices through Bluetooth connectivity

There is also a remote and iPhone app to easily control the audio system in a room. To even supply more flexibility, the X-SMC4-K includes several additional connectivity options like Ethernet Port, iPhone/iPod 30-pin Dock, Front USB Port, Composite Video, Aux In, Headphone Output, FM Antenna In.

The X-SMC3 has a price tag of $399 while the X-SMC4-K Elite is offered at $479. In case you are looking for other Pioneer iPod docks, visit GeekieStore.