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Hot Tech Gear: The Latest From Nintendo, Apple, Sony and More


Ted Kritsonis - Faze Magazine
Here’s latest tech gear that has stood out for our tech reporter Teddy K this season:

Apple iPod Shuffle

Apple iPod shuffle

The iPod Shuffle is Apple’s latest little gadget (comes in both 512 MB and 1 GB models) that lets you play up to 250 songs in any order you want. Weighing as much as a car key, filling it up with music is as simple as plugging it into your Mac or PC through a USB cable and letting iTunes do the work. The circular controls and one-click slider make managing your music seamless, and the patented white earbud phones will make you look good for just listening to music on-the-go.

(Retail Price: starts at $129.99)

 

Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS (dual-screen) is a hot item for some time to come. Sleek design with two screens, the DS offers an interactive experience that allows for touch input using a stylus, along with voice recognition and multiplayer wireless features. Other features include text messaging, text chat and full single-player functionality with all Game Boy Advance SP games.

(Retail Price: $199.95)

 

Mac Mini

Apple Mac Mini

Apple’s Mac Mini represents a major change in the company’s product affordability. While most Apple computers like the eMac and iMac are very pricey, the Mac Mini, while less powerful, is more affordable, durable, reliable and incredibly small. It’s only 6.5 inches in length and width, and two inches high. However, it’s a standalone item that you’ll have to equip with a monitor, keyboard and mouse separately. But for those who like Macs and need something new, the Mac Mini is worth a look.

(Retail Price: starts at $629.99)

 

Samsung SPH-a680

Samsung SPH A680

Bell Mobility’s Samsung SPH-a680 lets you record up to 15 seconds of video complete with sound and share it with others via e-mail. This model also features an integrated camera sporting a 10x zoom and flash, which can take good still photos. The phone also features voice recognition, Internet access, and two colour screens. A two-month trial will give you free Video Messaging, but after that, a $5 fee will be added every month, which includes 10 photos and one video. Each photo on top of that is $0.50, while each additional video will be $0.75.

(Retail Price: $249.99)

 

Nokia 6620

Nokia 6620

The Nokia 6620 Videophone uses an integrated camera and video recorder that allows for up to 10 minutes of recording. The camera carries a 2x digital zoom complete with a self-timer and night mode for still photos. Mobile Internet access lets you check your personal e-mail account and manage things like you would with a PDA. USB connectivity allows you to upload your video to your PC or Mac and e-mail it to friends and family.

(Retail Price: starts at $129.99)

 

Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable)

The gaming war will enter new heights thanks to the Sony PSP, which brings Sony into handheld gaming for the first time. Sporting a 4.3 inch widescreen high-resolution TFT (thin film transistor) display and its games are on 1.8 GB optical discs. Features include Wi-Fi wireless LAN, an IR port, USB 2.0 connectivity and a Memory Stick. Sony suggests that the graphics will be “comparable to the PS2” and over 30 games for the PSP are available already.
(Retail Price: starts at $129.99)
Sony PSP handheld

 


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