Impatient Chinese make own video iPod

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Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2006, 15:12
Category: iPod

This iPod wannabe looks like a fan-inspired mock-up – but it’s real, and on sale in China this month!

Looks like all those mock-ups of a ‘true’ video iPod hadthe boffins at Chinese firm Meizu so worked up they just couldn’twait – they created their own!

The Meizu miniPlayer looks like something straight fromApple’s labs, but is, in fact, on sale this month in the FarEast, packing all the features we’ve wanted, but Apple has yet todeliver.

Looks like all those mock-ups of a ‘true’ video iPod had the boffins at Chinese firm Meizu so worked up they just couldn’t wait – they created their own!The Meizu miniPlayer looks like something straight from Apple’s labs, but is, in fact, on sale this month in the Far East, packing all the features we’ve wanted, but Apple has yet to deliver.

T3 – Impatient Chinese make own video iPod

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USB Batteries

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Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2006, 03:50
Category: Gadget

aacell.jpgFresh from the ‘What-A-Good-Idea’ department comes the USBCELL. This 1300mAH rechargeable battery has a hinged cap that folds back to reveal a USB connector. This can then be plugged-in to any full-size, powered USB port, avoiding the need for separate recharging devices, cradles or cables.
At 1300mAH, the USBCELL is half the capacity of many conventional rechargeable batteries. However the conveniencce of being able to recharge or top-up by simply plugging into a USB port is a definite plus.
AAA and 9 volt batteries are being planned, along with power-supplies for a wide range of portable devices including mobile phones and game consoles.
Contributed by Brett Jordan.

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