August International launch the MB300 Mini MP3 Music Box

Gerald Lynch Digital Music, Gadgets, MP3 players, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

August International have today announced the launch of the MB300 Mini MP3 Music Box. The MB300 is compatible with SD/MMC cards and USB sticks, playing back any of your MP3s stored on the devices. There is also a 3.5 mm…

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CES 2009: LEGO-inspired kids gadgets coming soon courtesy of Digital Blue

Andy Merrett Cameras, CES 2009, Gadgets, Toys Leave a Comment


One of the quirkier stories to come out of CES this year was the partnership between Digital Blue and LEGO which will see a number of kid-centric gadgets produced with the iconic plastic brick look.

This isn’t build it yourself, unfortunately, so don’t think you’ll be able to buy a box full of LEGO pieces, a CMOS sensor, LCD and a few buttons and create your own digital camera. It’s just the look, rather than the actual coloured blocks, but that’s probably just as well as it would be pretty irritating to drop said camera and have it break into a hundred pieces…

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Wake up to music – lots of music – with the Sound 40 alarm clock by Roberts

Ryan Weir DAB, Home audio, Reviews Leave a Comment

When the people at alarm clock manufacturer Roberts wake up in the morning, they like to do so to a choice of music. Not just some random bleepy-bleeping bleep alarm, or some scratchy FM radio static.. No. They want music. And they want to be able to specifically choose the track to wake up to. Something like ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, perhaps.. or ‘Wake me up before you Go-Go‘ by Wham, maybe. Anyway, they appear to want us to have the same level of choice too, because they have invented a machine which allows us to do that very thing.

Step forward the ‘Sound 40′, an all new ‘bells and whistles’ alarm clock designed for the 21st Century individual who likes bells and whistles. Check out it’s impressive audio array: DAB radio. In-built CD player. SD media card player. MP3 and WMA playback. An input source for your iPod (or other such music player). And oh yeah, it still has a buzzer, presumably for those poor lost souls who can never decide on anything.

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Brando continues to puzzle customers, with their USB-powered blender alarm clock

Katherine Hannaford Peripherals Leave a Comment

USB-Blender-Alarm-Clock.jpgI’m sure that if Brando ever went into liquidation and had to sell off all their stock for CRAZY BRANDO WAREHOUSE prices, the whole internet would probably crash, due to people plugging all manner of USB gadgetry into their computers. The internets would all blow up :(

Take, for example, their latest gizmo, the USB Blender alarm clock. Firstly, who has their computer on their…

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