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Belkin WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor

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After owning two other Belkin WeMo Home Automation devices, this is my favorite.  Have you ever walked into a dark house?  Now with the motion sensor and switch, it turns on the light!  I love it!  You can plug anything to it!  You can program it to notify you as well.  Let’s say your kids walk in the front door and it will notify you that the motion sensor was triggered as well as turn on the light.  You can also put it on a schedule.  I have mine turn off the light after 15 minutes from being turned on so it’s not on all day.  You can always turn back on with your phone if you want.  Another nice option is creating a IFTTT account that will allow you use it too it’s fullest potential.  with this app you can set certain triggers to happen.  Perhaps a reminder to tell you to clean the litter box when you get home.  Take out the trash reminder as you walk out the door.  The possibilities are endless.  The app works on both the iPhone and Android.  These run around $75.00 but includes the motion sensor and the switch.  There is no fee for the service.  Just buy the device!  Keep it coming Belkin! 🙂

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Belkin WeMo Light Switch

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After falling in love with the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, I had to see what else they had. I wanted to be able to control my light switch on my front porch.  With the Belkin WeMo Light switch, I found it could do just that and a lot more.   There is nothing worse then coming home to a dark porch and you can’t find your keys or see anything.  With a push of a button on your phone, you can turn on your porch light!  It also has a scheduling option such as sunrise and sunset.  I swapped out my regular bulb for an LED bulb and have no worries keeping it on at night.  They even make a bug LED light bulb and now no more bugs flying around. 🙂  I also love using it when I hear something near the door and can turn it on for security.  Away at vacation or off to work and forgot to turn your porch light off?  This takes care of that.  A very worthwhile investment.  These usually run around $49.99 but a steal since you don’t have a monthly fee.   If you buy multiple switches, it allows you to label them and you can turn on whatever light you want.  The App is available for both iPhone and Android.  Questions?

MD500 Tablet – iPad Enemy?

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Android device with a 4.8-inch, 800 x 480 screen with an ARM Rockchip based Processor that is supposed to “play any codec”….Going anywhere from $92.00 to $120….Much cheaper then an Apple iPad…that is for sure…What’s your take?

Laser Pico Projector from Microvision

How about a portable projector for your iphone???  From $549 to $999…Buy today…Ships on March 24th, 2010…http://www.microvision.com/showwx/how_to_buy.html

It’s here. The world’s first laser pico projector.

Amplify yourself with the SHOWWX laser pico projector. The SHOWWX projects big,
bright, and colorful images that are always in focus, yet it is small enough to fit
in your pocket.

Connect the SHOWWX to a video output-capable device to spontaneously share
photos and videos, presentations and more, for a big screen experience.

Features:

  • Always in focus: you never, ever have to adjust focus
  • Sharp and clear images on any surface from 6 inches or less to 200 inches or more
  • Rich and vivid laser colors amplify your photos, videos and presentations
  • Wide projection angle delivers a big image (1:1 throw ratio)
  • High resolution (WVGA 848×480) brings out every detail
  • Widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio enables you to experience content
    the way it was meant to be
  • Sleek contours feel great in your hand; slim enough to put in your pocket
  • Plug-n-play compatibility enables quick and easy operation with your device
  • Movie-capable battery that lasts 90-120 minutes on a single charge

User Buttons

User Buttons

Battery and power

  • User replaceable battery
  • Approximately 90-120 minutes of battery life when fully charged 2
  • Charges via Micro-USB with wall charger

in the box

  • SHOWWX laser pico projector
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Wall charger
  • Cable for iPod
  • Composite adapter
  • Storage pouch
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • User guide

Display performance

Display Performance

  • Resolution: WVGA (848 x 480)
  • Brightness: 10 Lumens
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (nominal)
  • Color Gamut: > 200% NTSC
  • Contrast Ratio: > 5,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1:1 (projection distance/image diagonal)
  • Image size: 150 mm to 2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
  • Projection Distance: 150 mm to
    2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
  • Focus: No user focus adjustment needed. Image is always in focus, even on curved surfaces
  • Regulatory: Class 2 laser product.1

Size and weight

Size

  • Height: 14 mm (.55 in)
  • Width: 60 mm (2.36 in)
  • Length: 118 mm (4.64 in)
  • Weight (with battery): 122 g
    (4.3 oz)

Connectivity and audio

SHOWWX and iPod touch

  • Easy and simple plug and play
  • Connects to most iPod devices with a single cable
  • Composite adapter to other TV-out devices via a dedicated adapter cable
  • VGA dock to most laptops, netbooks and Macbook via the VGA DOCK (sold separately)
  • 3.5mm stereo jack – audio pass through when supplied

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Apple IPAD Release Date

Coming soon:

The Apple iPAD(Giant iPhone) will start taking pre-orders on March 12th 2010…..and seems like it will be ready on April 3rd 2010 from the source itself….http://www.apple.com/ipad

I still think $499 is a bit steep…..but for those that want to stay with the latest trend…here you have it! 😛

Safari

The large Multi-Touch screen on iPad lets you see web pages as they were meant to be seen — one page at a time. With vibrant color and sharp text. So whether you’re looking at a page in portrait or landscape, you can see everything at a size that’s actually readable. And with iPad, navigating the web has never been easier or more intuitive. Because you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Scroll through a page just by flicking your finger up or down on the screen. Or pinch to zoom in or out on a photo. There’s also a thumbnail view that shows all your open pages in a grid, to let you quickly move from one page to the next.

Mail

See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view showing both an opened email and the messages in your inbox. To see the opened email by itself, turn iPad to portrait, and the email automatically rotates and fills the screen. No matter which orientation you use, you can scroll through your mail, compose a new email using the large, onscreen keyboard, or delete messages with nothing more than a tap and a flick. If someone emails you a photo, you can see it right in the message. You can also save the photos in an email directly to the built-in Photos app. And iPad works with all the most popular email providers, including MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL.

Photos

With its crisp, vibrant display and unique software features, iPad is an extraordinary way to enjoy and share your photos. For example, the Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack. Just tap the stack, and the whole album opens up. From there, you can flip through your pictures, zoom in or out, or watch a slideshow. You can even use your iPad as a beautiful digital photo frame while it’s docked or charging. And there are lots of ways to import photos: You can sync them from your computer, download them from an email, or import them directly from your camera using the optional Camera Connection Kit.

Video

The large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows to podcasts and music videos. Switch between widescreen and full screen with a double-tap. Because iPad is essentially one big screen, with no distracting keypad or buttons, you feel completely immersed in whatever you’re watching.

YouTube

The YouTube app organizes videos so they’re easy to see and navigate. To watch one, just tap it. When you’re watching in landscape, the video automatically plays in full screen. And with its high-resolution display, iPad makes the latest HD YouTube videos look positively amazing.

iPod

With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. Browse by album, song, artist, or genre with a simple flick. To play a song, just tap it. iPad even displays album art at full size. Listen to your music with the powerful built-in speaker or with wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones.

iTunes

A tap of the iTunes icon lets you browse and buy music, TV shows, and podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly, right from your iPad. Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows (in both standard and high definition), along with thousands of podcasts and millions of songs. Preview songs before you buy them. Or just sync iPad with the content you already have in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC.

App Store

iPad runs almost 150,000 apps from the App Store. Everything from games to business apps and more. And new apps designed specifically for iPad are highlighted, so you can easily find the ones that take full advantage of its features. Just tap the App Store icon on the screen to browse, buy, and download apps wirelessly, right to the iPad.

iBooks

The iBooks app is a great new way to read and buy books.1Download the free app from the App Store and buy everything from classics to best sellers from the built-in iBookstore. Once you’ve bought a book, it’s displayed on your Bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading. The high-resolution, LED-backlit screen displays everything in sharp, rich color, so it’s easy to read, even in low light.

Maps

Finding your way is a completely new experience on iPad. Tap to view maps from above with high-resolution satellite imagery, up close with street view, or with topography in a new terrain view — all using Google Services. Search for a nearby restaurant or landmark, then get directions from your current location.

Notes

With its expansive display and large, onscreen keyboard, iPad makes jotting down notes easy. In landscape view, you see not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes. iPad even circles the current note in red, so you can see where you are at a glance.

Calendar

iPad makes it easy to stay on schedule by displaying day, week, month, or list views of your calendar. You can see an overview of a whole month or the details of a single day. iPad even shows multiple calendars at once, so you can manage work and family schedules at the same time.

Contacts

The Contacts app on iPad makes finding names, numbers, and other important information quicker and easier than ever before. A new view lets you see both your complete contacts list and a single contact simultaneously. Need directions? Tap an address inside a contact and iPad automatically opens Maps.

Home Screen

The Home screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad. You can customize your Home screen by adding your favorite apps and websites or using your own photos as the background. And you can move apps around to arrange them in any order you want.

Spotlight Search

Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad and all of its built-in apps, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes. It even searches apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store. So no matter what you’re looking for, it’s never more than a few taps away.

Accessibility

iPad comes with a screen reader, support for playback of closed-captioned content, and other innovative universal access features — right out of the box. There’s no additional software to buy or install. These features make iPad easier to use for people who have a vision impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a physical or learning disability.

Source of Features: Apple.com