Thursday, 9 August 2012

Exogear's Exovolt Plus 'stackable' battery pack claims to be the first of its kind

Exogear's Exovolt Plus 'stackable' battery pack claims to be the first of its kind

We've seen (and tested) a fair share of interesting power packs during our time, and Exogear's hoping to make a mark of its own in this very juicy department with what the outfit's calling "the world's first" stackable battery pack. The newly minted Exovolt Plus consists of a main 5,200 mAh kit, which can then be paired -- or, in this particular case, stacked -- alongside a "Sub Battery" unit to create the ultimate portable charging station. One thing worth noting, though, is that each extra stack will be sold separately for nearly $50, while the essential Exovolt Plus is set to run at about $90 minus some change. Given its universal capabilities (30-pin, USB and micro-USB), something tells us the Exovolt Plus won't have trouble landing any suitors despite its somewhat hefty price tag. Still, you'll have to wait a little while before you can snag one of these, as it's currently listed as "coming soon," and its creator's yet to reveal when we can expect it to go on sale.

Zotac launches new ZBOX with Geforce GT 520M

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Zotac has updated its line of ZBOX mini-PCs with yet another model that combines Intel's dual-core Atom D2550 with Nvidia's Geforce GT 520M dedicated GPU, the ZBOX ID84.
As it was always the case with ZBOX Mini-PCs, the new ZBOX ID84 will also be available as a barebone or as a fully equipped system. Main specs include Intel's Atom D2550 dual-core CPU working at 1.86GHz and Nvidia's Geforce GT 520M GPU with 512MB of DDR3 memory.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 official Windows 8, NFC, a fingerprint reader and an optional keyboard
If you've been paying attention, you not only knew Lenovo was readying a ThinkPad-branded Windows 8 tablet, but you probably already noticed all the leaked specs, too. Indeed, we first saw this thing all the way back at Computex, where Lenovo gave us a fairly hands-off peek, taking care to conceal most of the device's specs. Later, it turned up in the FCC and in official documents, letting us know the slate would actually be arriving quite soon.

Is Samsung about to launch a black Galaxy S III version

When the Galaxy S III was announced, many were surprised that Samsung didn’t introduce a version in the classical black, but instead went forPebble blue.

This might change, as a couple of photos of what appears to be a black Galaxy S III were uploaded to the company’s Facebook page, showcasing the phone’s capabilities at the London 2012 Olympics.

The photos aren’t a definite proof that a black version of Samsung’s Android flagship is on the way since they have slight blue tints here or there. In the end, it may all be just bad lighting, but it would make sense for Samsung to launch a black version of the S III.

A Samsung Galaxy S III in garnet red is already available for AT&T, so it’s highly likely for Sammy to launch even more color variations and try to appeal to an even wider audience.

Splashtop 2 HD Remote Desktop App For Android Now Available

Remote desktopping has long since been an integral part of computing, but tablet devices have made this practice a whole lot easier. The quality of remote desktop apps for mobile devices varies as much as the prices do, and although there are plenty available for both iOS and Android, only a handful of them seem to be worth bothering with.

Splashtop certainly falls under the umbrella of remote access apps worth considering, and following the success of the first edition, Splashtop 2 HD has just been released for those running an Android device. It features a beautiful new interface, and is billed by its creators as being the smoothest and most secure edition yet.

iPhone 5 Features, Specs: Bigger Screen Confirmed

The iPhone 5 release date is still likely over a month away, but based on a beta version of the new operating system developers say they can confirm that Apple's new smartphone will support a higher resolution and therefore feature a redesigned, bigger screen.
The release of iOS 6 Beta 4 recently revealed that the new iPhone 5 will feature an improved resolution of 640x1136. The upgraded resolution likely means that the iPhone 5 will feature a taller screen. This change in design has been predicted online for weeks - if not months, and confirmed in a number of leaked images of the iPhone 5. Based on this information, however, developers believe they can accurately predict that the iPhone 5 will be exactly four inches in height.