Friday, July 30, 2010

Roku HD

One of the best deals in HD has to be the marriage of Netflix and Roku. For just $8.99 a month, Netflix will allow you to watch as many streaming movies as you can handle. No download limitations, and no late fees. Combine this with the idiot proof Roku HD box, and you have an instant HD theater capable of streaming thousands of movies instantly.

Video quality is about on par with VHS for the normal movies. HD streaming fairs much better with less artifacts and a sharper image. HD streaming is presented at 1280 x 720. Not quite up to Blu-ray specs, but definitely watchable. Considering that it loads in seconds, and that you don't have to drive down to the local corner video store, it is a little slice of digital heaven. I would give the HD video about a 7 out of 10, which is pretty good.

So simple even your parents could use it. Well, maybe not yours.

Pros: Simple design.

Cons: Not all movies available in HD.

List Price: $99.00

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mac Classic iPad Stand

Don't have the coin to buy the sexy Joule iPad Stand? But you do have an old Mac Classic laying around collecting dust. How about you make it into a sweet retro hybrid? That's what a guy did in Japan. A big thumbs up for an original idea that keeps the old macs fresh in our memories.

Now where did I put my Dremel?

Joule iPad Stand

For the person who has everything, and by that I mean an iPad, comes the Joule iPad Stand. CNC machined from a piece of solid aluminum, this piece of modern art is available in three different finishes.

I'll buy you one of these, if you buy me an iPad.

Pros: Beautiful design.

Cons: About 1/4 the price of an iPad.

List Price: $129.00

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ninja Search

How many times have you heard somebody say "Google it"? Probably way too many times to count. This phrase has really become part of the American lexicon. But you aren't just like everybody else, that's why you use Ninja the deadly accurate all black version of Google, much like Blackle.

So next time you need to tell somebody to do a search, just tell them to "Ninja it".

P.S. Even though it might look cool, it doesn't generate as many accurate results as the standard Google. I guess that's the price of being a Ninja.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo - NSFW!

Funny video made by a former Best Buy employee. Former because he was fired shortly after making this video.

Not cool Best Buy.