I go to Manila Bulletin’s Technews hideout once a month, which is a pity. I wish I can visit more if my schedule permitted if only because it’s a virtual geek’s/tech lover’s paradise. You’ll never know from the state of disarray on everyone’s tables, and our editor is proud to declare “a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.” There are always gems waiting to be discovered when you sift through the seeming mountains of trash. They might be the latest model Nokia/Samsung phones which aren’t out in the market yet, the most recent invention from Japan, China clones and other cool gadgets you can only find in sites like Gizmodo. Some remain unopened in their boxes.
Am proud to say that MB’s Technews leaves the competition in the dust when it comes to getting hold of the hottest gadgets. That’s because it doesn’t wait for all those tech companies to send review units; MB buys the units itself from trusted suppliers in Hong Kong and elsewhere ~ never mind the price 😛
So we were the first publication to get hold of the iPhone. This is how my site looks like on the latest Apple wonder. Cool, right? My editor now says the iPhone will be available at Greenbelt’s Power Mac Center within a month or so…. that’s certainly good news for all iPhone wannabe-owners out there! 😛
Here’s another cool gadget we’d all love to have and was reviewed by Technews recently: a phone that allows you to watch your favorite TV shows anywhere! According to my editor: “The Ask TV phone from China is a PDA phone with FM radio, camera, video recorder, video player, audio player and Analog TV. Like the TVs of old, it gets its signal over the air meaning you could watch your favorite tele novelas and programs for FREE. Photo shows the Ask TV phone showing Studio 23’s MTV.”
Sony’s Micro Vault Tiny was the smallest flash drive I’ve seen!! Placed side by side, it’s even thinner than a five-peso coin. It weighs only 1.5 grams and comes in a variety of bright colors, with accompanying carrying cases. I guess in the future, our indispensable flash drives will get tinier and tinier.
Another amazing thing is this Sony GPS-CS1 device which “records the position where photographs are taken. The exact position where your photos were taken could be located with the help of Google map. This device was so hot in Japan when it was launched last year that it was already sold out thru pre-orders and reservations even before the actual release of the product.”
Forthcoming reviews from Manila Bulletin Technews include the new Nokia E90 and HTC iPhone clone from China.
I am also putting to the test a Jabra Bluetooth headset and the latest model Magic Sing All-in-One Digital Karaoke which am bringing to our class reunion on Friday 😛
(Photos and product descriptions of Annalyn.net on iPhone, SonyMicrovault Tiny, Sony GPS-CS1 Device and ASK TV was taken from Art Samaniego’s Moblog.)