Internet Ready Wireless Blu (Blue) Ray Players

September 1st, 2011 1 comment

Don’t have a Blu Ray player yet? There is no better time to get into the Blu Ray experience than now! Prices have really plummeted since last year. You can now get a Blu Ray player for a little more than a DVD player. If that wasn’t enough motivation, how about wireless internet ready devices that allow you to connect to services like Netflix Streaming for on demand movie watching. Better yet is the fact that wireless internet ready Blu Rays can be had without breaking the bank! Below are some wireless internet ready Blu Ray players that are worth checking out.

Best Features and Best Value-When it comes to best features and bang for your buck, the Playstation 3 still reigns supreme. Why? Because not only do you get an excellent internet ready wireless Blu Ray player, you also get a gaming console, the ability to get on demand movies and games throught the Sony store, ability to watch streaming movies through Netflix and the ability to browse the internet. All this for under $300! View Best Price Sony PlayStation 3

Lowest Priced- If price is a concern yet you still want a solid name brand, the LG BD570 makes for a solid wireless Blu Ray. This excellent player comes ready to play your Netflix streaming vids right out of the box. With 1gb of internal memory and built in 802.11N Wireless makes for fast loading of streaming videos. Of course you get the full 1080p full HD viewing experience and is DTS 7.1 Dolby Digital ready for excellent sound. An excellent deal for way under $200. View Best Priced LG BD570

Best Internet Ready Wireless Blu Ray Players with Netflix under $200

LG BD570

LG BD570
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$157.60

The LG BD570 is an awesome wireless Blue Ray player at an extremely low price. Has excellent features and will play your Netflix streaming movies right out of the box. View movies like you’ve never seen them before in full HD 1080p video and 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound with DTS.

Features:

  • Full 1080p HD
  • High Speed 802.11N wireless networking
  • 1gb internal memory
  • Quick boot and instant tray opening
  • Supports Netflix®, Vudu™, CinemaNow™, Pandora®, YouTube™, Picasa™ and AccuWeather® streaming without a PC.
  • 7.1 Surround sound capable, supports Dolby Digital Plus & TrueHD & dts-HD
  • Full complement of outputs include HDMI, Video Component, Digital Coaxial audio and Digital Optical audio

Vizio VBR220

Streaming netflix blu ray player

Vizio VBR220
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$158.00

The Vizio VBR220 is a full featured affordable internet ready Blu Ray player that not only includes streaming services like Netflix but Twitter and Facebook access as well, all from your couch without a computer. Another cool thing on this player is the USB port that allows for pictures to be displayed on your tv as well as mp3s. A great little player for not a whole lot of money.

Features:

  • Full 1080p
  • High Speed 802.11N wireless networking
  • Vizio Net Apps including Cinema Now, Netflix*, VUDU**, Pandora Internet Radio, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Associated Press and The New York Time
  • 7.1 Surround sound capable, supports Dolby Digital Plus & TrueHD & dts-HD
  • Full complement of outputs include HDMI, Video Component, Digital Coaxial audio and Digital Optical audio

Sony Playstation 3

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Sony Playstation 3
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$299.99

The Sony Playstation 3 is truly the best bang for your buck. While technically not under $200, if you consider the fact that you not only get an excellent fast booting Blue Ray but probably the best gaming console on the market in one package, then the Blu Ray player really only works out to be $150. Not only that but unlike the other Blu Rays, this has a 160 gig drive so you can download games, movies, music, you name it. Last but not least, it’s internet ready with high speed on board wireless. A true 1 stop shop for entertainment!

Features:

  • Full 1080p video for movies and gaming
  • Built in High Speed 802.11N wireless networking
  • 160gb internal storage
  • Streams from multiple sources including Netflix and Sony Store
  • Fast loading
  • Supports Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1
  • Full complement of outputs include HDMI, Video Component, Digital Coaxial audio and Digital Optical audio

All New Straight Talk Andorid Smartphone – Samsung Precedent

August 17th, 2011 6 comments

It was just a matter of time before Straight Talk got into the Android bonanza. Their first Android handest will be the so called Samsung Galaxy Precedent. Based on the looks, it is essentially the same phone as the Boost Samsung Galaxy Prevail.

Based on the Prevail specs and announced price, we can see that the Straight Talk Samsung Precedent will be an entry level device. We speculate the phone will run on the Sprint CDMA network, same as Boost.

Expect specs to be on the entry level side. 600-800 megahertz processor, average 1-2 mp digital camera, little if any built in internal memory and Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It will be far from the best android on the market but it will one of the better phones offered by Straight Talk. If lack of Android has held you back from switching to Straight Talk, then this is great news for you. Samsung Galaxy Precedent release date is expected to be last August or sometime in September. For $150 you won’t go wrong with this device…Check Samsung Precedent Availability

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Best Brand Name Low Priced Full Featured Wireless WiFi Tablets Under $400

June 20th, 2011 3 comments

The bulk of the Tablet market belongs to ever popular iPad. While it is a great device, paying over $500 for 1/2 the functionality of a laptop is ridiculous in our estimation.  So if you don’t mind sacrificing the cool factor of having an iDevice, then going with a lower priced tablet makes a whole lot more sense considering the aforementioned limited functionality.   You can now find great fully featured Tablets for under $400 and we don’t mean the cheap Chinese knockoffs that require tons of tweaking and/or stop working after a few weeks.  Here are some great tablets under $400 you can have today:

Best Value: If you don’t mind tinkering, then the Viewsonic gTablet makes for a very nice device considering the sub $300 price for a 10″ tablet with nice hardware. If you want something that will work out of the box, consider the Dell Streak which is another sub $300 device but 7″ display.

Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet (Foggy Night)

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Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet (Foggy Night)
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Starting at $282.99
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About the Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet (Foggy Night):  Wow, for under $300 you seriously should consider the Dell Streak. .Tons of feature for the price, some which the iPad 1 doesn’t have including full Flash support, front and rear facing cameras, up to 32 expandable microSD slot, USB port and more.  Perfect device for having in the living room when you want quick internet access.

Features:

  • Android  2.2-based tablet with over-the-air upgrade capability for future OS releases
  • Vibrant 7″, multitouch display with full Adobe® Flash 10.1
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera for face-to-face chats on popular services such as Qik  or Skype
  • 16GB of internal storage, plus Wi-Fi , Bluetooth® and built-in GPS

ViewSonic gTablet with 10″ Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2

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ViewSonic gTablet with 10″ Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2
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Starting at $264.99
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About the ViewSonic gTablet with 10″ Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2: You won’t find another 10 incher at this price range that’s for sure.  Plenty fast 1 ghz processor and Android 2.2 os make for a speedy device. Of course you get Flash support like all other Android devices on this review. In addition, you get a memory expansion slot, USB port, full media support and more.  It does require some tweaking by way up downloading Viewsonic updates but nothing most people cant handle. Another excellent sub $300 tablet.

Features:

  • CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 Dual cortex A9(1Ghz) OS: Android OS 2.2
  • Browser: Android Browser Adobe Flash support
  • Video Support: MPEG-4/H.264/VC-1,1080P Multitasking Multitouch
  • Webcam No Phone support No I/O: 1 mini USB,1 mini HDMI Base Storage 16G
  • Expandable memory: Micro SD card slot support up to 32 GB Sensors:

Samsung Galaxy Tab (Wi-Fi)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab (Wi-Fi)
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Starting at $320.99
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About the Samsung Galaxy Tab (Wi-Fi): For the price, the 7″ Galaxy Tab wifi version is the best contender in the sub $400 tablet market.  1GHz processor and Android 2.2 OS make for an excellent Tablet experience.  This tablet supports all major media file types including Flash which we all know the much ballyhooed iPad cannot.   Choice of 3 app stores make it quite flexible. This is a perfect coffee table device for getting on the internet quick, watching movies, etc and for $350, you cannot go wrong.

Features:

  • Android Froyo (2.2); CPU: 1GHz A8 Cortex Processor;
  • Battery: Li-Polymer, 4000mAh
  • Memory: 16GB Internal Memory; Up to 32GB Expandable Memory (microSD)
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 2.1 Connectivity
  • Audio: MP3, OGG, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, AC3, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, i-Melody, SP-MIDI
  • Display: 7.0″ WSVGA Display; 600 x 1024 Pixel Display Resolution; 3.54″ x 6.05″ Display Size; 16M TFT Display Technology
  • Video: Codec: Mpeg4, H.264, H.263, Divx/XviD Format: 3gp(mp4), wmv(asf), avi(divx), mkv, flv
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Best Low Light Point and Shoot Digital Camera under $200

June 16th, 2011 Comments off

Finding a low light digital camera without spending a boatload for an SLR can prove very challenging.  Most run of the mill point and shoots usually result in poor low light images without a flash or washed out overly bright images with a flash.  Another challenge is finding one you can afford. It’s not unusual for such cameras to cost well over $400.  Here are some excellent low light digital cameras that will not break the bank yet take excellent quality images.

Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD

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Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD
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Starting at $157.19
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About the Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD: The SX130is makes for a fantastic little point and shoot. Tons of standard features and cool quirky little features like Fish Eye and Miniature mode effects make this one a real gem of a camera with excellent low light performance.

Features:

  • Shoot 720p HD video with stereo sound while using the optical zoom
  • High-powered 12x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Scene modes like Miniature Effect for Movie and Fisheye Effect; Advanced Smart AUTO
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 12.1 megapixels; 3.0-inch wide LCD
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)
  • 12.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD); 12x optical, 4x digital, 48x combined zoom
  • 3.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle; Built-in flash; 720p HD video in stereo sound
  • Optical Image Stabilizer system; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Smart AUTO; Miniature Effect and Fisheye scenes; Shooting modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Kids and Pets, SCN, Movie
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; HDMI mini connector; SD/SDHC memory card slot (card NOT included)

Fujifilm FinePix F60fd 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom

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Fujifilm FinePix F60fd 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom
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Starting at $139.00
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About the Fujifilm FinePix F60fd 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom: The F60 comes from a long line of legendary cameras that have historically performed excellent in low light conditions. The F60d not only takes great low light pics it’s also got some impressive features like dual image stabilization, advanced face recognition and advanced scene recognition.  Excellent feature set for a relatively low price.

Features:

  • 12-megapixel Super CCD sensor captures enough detail for 20 x 30-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD screen
  • Auto Scene Recognition
  • Face Detection 3.0
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2MP CMOS 10x Wide Angle Zoom Digital Camera with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2MP CMOS 10x Wide Angle Zoom Digital Camera with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD
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Starting at $152.99
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About the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V 10.2MP CMOS 10x Wide Angle Zoom Digital Camera with Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 3.0 inch LCD: The DSC-HX5v is an impressive little camera with it’s endless list of features.  You will not find a more advanced camera without spending at least 2x as much.

Features:

  • “Exmor R” CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance
  • iSweep Panorama Mode captures stunning panoramic images
  • Fast capture with 10fps at full 10.2-megapixel resolution
  • 10x optical zoom Sony G-Lens with 25mm wide angle; 1080i AVCHD Movie records high-quality HD movies
  • Recording Media : 45MB internal Flash Memory, optional Memory Stick Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo Media, optional Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), optional Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo, optional SD/SDHC media
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Entry Level SLR Cameras for Novice Users Under $500

June 10th, 2011 Comments off

Going from your trusty point and shoot to a more advanced SLR can be somewhat daunting. There are so many on the market these days that it can be next to impossible. So how do you pick the best entry level SLR for novice photographers? The first consideration is usually price. You don’t have to spend $1000 to get an excellent camera that will grow with your skills.  Today, there are quite a few nice selections below $500.  Next and perhaps the most important consideration is ease of use.  You certainly don’t want to buy a camera you simply can’t use. So while SLRs are for more advanced users by nature, it is still nice to have one that has plenty of auto features while you learn. Here are 3 excellent easy to use entry level SLRs for novice photographers.

Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)

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Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black)
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Starting at $407.99
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About the Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Black): The Rebele XS is a highly rated SLR camera that has plenty of advanced features yet can still be easily operated by even the most novice user.  Excellent features like super fast auto zoom and highly accurate auto ISO make this a proven winner. You won’t find a better entry level SLR camera under $500 .

Features:

  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for poster-size, photo-quality prints
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD display; includes Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
  • DIGIC III image processor provides fast, accurate image processing; Live View Function
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning system and Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, plus Dust Delete Data Detection in included software
  • Stores images on SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens

Nikon D3000 18-55mm Kit
Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
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Starting at $375.00
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About the Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens:  The D3000 is one of the easiest SLRs to start your SLR shooting. One of the coolest features of this camera is the Guide Mode which walks you through various shooting scenarios via the onscreen instructions. A very handy tool for the beginner. Of course you get the quality lens that Nikon is known for. Excellent entry level SLR for novice users.

Features:

  • 10.2-megapixel DX-format imaging sensor for prints up to 20 x 30 inches
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor VR Image Stabilization lens
  • Nikon EXPEED image processing; in-camera image editing and Active D-Lighting
  • 3.0-inch color LCD screen; 170-degree wide-angle viewing
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Sony A390 Digital SLR Camera (Black)

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Sony A390 Digital SLR Camera (Black)
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Starting at $450.00
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About the Sony A390 Digital SLR Camera (Black) :D on’t let the fact that this is a Sony fool you. Sure, Sony is mostly known for it’s point and shoots but the A390 makes for a wonderful entry level SLR. A full auto mode turns it into a point and shoot at the press of a button. Of course it’s below the $500 mark so not only is this an excellent entry level novice SLR it’s also quite affordable.

Features:

  • Live View with Quick Auto Focus
  • SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
  • 14.2 MP resolution for ultra-fine detail
  • Lightweight and stylish body for improved handling
  • Integrated on-screen Help Guide for easy operation
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Compare Net10 LG800g and Net10 LG900g

June 3rd, 2011 1 comment

The Net10 LG800g and the Net10 LG900g are both excellent upgrades for you old Net10 phone. Both have lots of features including downloadable apps which no previous Net10 phone has. In addition, both have lots of extras like mp3 player, video recorder, SMS/MMS messaging and more. Besides the obvious touchscreen/QWERTY there are a few other differences between the two. Here is a chart comparing all of the features on both phones.  We have highlighted the differences to  make your buying decision a little easier.

Check Net10 LG800g and/or LG900g in Your Area

Net10 LG800g touchscreen

Net10 LG900g QWERTY

Screen Display 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches

TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors

320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches

TFT, 256K colors

Ringtones and Sounds Vibration; MP3 ringtones Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speaker Phone Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Size 3.5mm (standard iPod type) 3.5mm (standard iPod type)
Built in Memory for Storage
None 15 mb
Internal SD card slot Yes, 4 gb max Yes, 16gb max
Digital Camera 2 mega pixel 2 mega pixel
Video Recorder QVGA@15fps QVGA@15fps
USB Charger/Data transfer microUsb 2.0 Buy Cable/Accessories microUsb 2.0 Buy Cable/Accessories
Text Messaging SMS/MMS SMS/MMS
Text Messaging Signature Yes No
Web Browser Full HTML Upgradable to Opera Mini Full HTML Upgradable to Opera Mini
FM Radio No Yes
MP3 Player with Playlists Yes Yes
Downloadable Java Apps Yes – Java – Download from getjar.com Yes-Java Download from getjar.com
Certified Built in Facebook App Yes No – Accessed via web browser.
Bluetooth Open and not restricted Open and not restricted
Extra Features Alarm, Voice Recorder, Calendar,Organizer, calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Unit Converter Alarm, Voice Recorder, Calendar, Organizer, World Clock, Stopwatch, Unit Converter
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Best Wireless Device for Watching Netflix Streaming Movies under $100

June 1st, 2011 Comments off

With Netflix’s new and improved online streaming movie selection, it may just be time to get a dedicated device for streaming Netflix movies without a computer. Another reason to look into these devices are dropping prices. Used to be you had to spend well over $200-$300 to get a solid standalone streaming device. Of course they weren’t worth it at the time because content was simply lacking. Today, you can find a set top box and even a  blu ray player for under 100 bucks that will stream movies without the need of a computer.

Best Value LG BD630 Network Blu-ray Disc Player While the Rokus make for nice little devices, it’s hard to compete with a device that cannot only stream but can also play your old media including CDs, DVDs  Blu Rays. For under $100, it hard to beat the LG BD630. This is one of the most competitively priced units without having to dip into the low end branded devices. View best priced LG BD630 Blu Ray at Amazon.com

Roku 2050X XD Streaming Player 1080p

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Roku 2050X XD Streaming Player 1080p
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About the Roku 2050X XD Streaming Player 1080p: The Roku 2050 is one of the least expensive devices for getting streaming movies to your television. A slight downgrade from the 2100x below as it does not include a USB port for viewing images and does not have component video/audio outs. Not a big deal since most new televisions are equipped with HDMI connection. Consider the Roku 2100 if you have an older HD tv with no HDMI or if you want to view images via usb.

Features:

  • Start watching movies on your TV in seconds using your high-speed Internet connection
  • Featuring the largest collection of instant streaming movies and TV shows, from Netflix, Amazon VOD, and more
  • Built-in wireless (extended-range Wireless-N) and wired Internet connectivity.
  • Plays up to 1080p High Definition video. Works with any TV.
  • Sets up in 5 minutes. Simply connect to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service. Does not require PC for streaming.

Roku 2100X XDS Streaming Player 1080p

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Roku 2100X XDS Streaming Player 1080p
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Starting at $95.00
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About the Roku 2100X XDS Streaming Player 1080p:The Roku 2100 is one of the more popular devices for streaming Netflix. Built in wireless makes for convenient hook up without the wires and 1080p resolution will keep you ahead of the curve.  Easy to use, easy to set up and very convenient best describes the Roku. Excellent value streaming device.

Features:

  • Start watching movies on your TV in seconds using your high-speed Internet connection
  • Featuring the largest collection of instant streaming movies and TV shows, from Netflix, Amazon VOD, and more
  • Built-in wireless (dual-band Wireless-N) and wired Internet connectivity.
  • Plays up to 1080p High Definition video. Works with any TV.
  • Sets up in 5 minutes. Simply connect to your TV and to your high-speed Internet service. Does not require PC for streaming.

LG BD630 Network Blu-ray Disc Player

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LG BD630 Network Blu-ray Disc Player
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Starting at $85.99
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About the LG BD630 Network Blu-ray Disc Player:  While the Rokus make for great set top streaming devices, the LG BD630 does them 1 better because not only can you stream, you can still watch your old DVDs and enjoy the superior resolution of Blu Rays which still cannot be beat by any streaming device. If that wasn’t enough, the BD630 can be had for under 100 bucks making it one of the highest quality Blu Ray/Streaming devices in this price range. You cant beat this one!

Features:

  • Blu-ray disc playback delivers exceptional Full HD 1080p video performance, along with Bonus-view for a picture-in-picture
  • Internet access lets you stream instant content from Netflix, CinemaNow, Vudu and YouTube direct to your TV ? no computer required.
  • Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers exceptional image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p up scaling via HDMI output
  • Dolby Digital Plus lets you experience all of the enveloping surround sound that Blu-ray Disc, high-definition (HD) broadcast, and streamed and downloaded media make possible
  • USB Media Host lets you view family photos, watch videos and listen to music from USB storage devices.
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Best Super Zoom digital cameras with GPS tagging Geotagging Features

June 1st, 2011 1 comment

Finding all just the right digital camera can be somewhat of a challenge.  Sure there are plenty of cameras out there to pick from but how easy is it to pick one with just the right features.   One of the latest and greatest features to come around is the Geotagging GPS feature.  Sure they are easy enough to find but what if you want a high zoom factor as well? That’s not so easy to find so we’ve looked and found some great super zoom digital cameras with GPS geotagging features for around $300.

Best Value Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR The Finepix is our choice in the group for best value because it’s got both gps tagging and super zoom. It’s also got extra features which one would not expect in this price range such as burst shooting mode, intelligent image stabilization. All this for around $300 cannot be beat! Find best priced F550 EXR at Amazon.com

Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Fujinon 15x Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens and GPS Geo-Tagging Function

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Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Fujinon 15x Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens and GPS Geo-Tagging Function
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Starting at $265.99
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About the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera with Fujinon 15x Super Wide Angle Zoom Lens and GPS Geo-Tagging Function: Fujifilm make for some of our favorite models. They have great features like super high zooms at extremely affordable prices. The F550 is no exception. This fine little camera comes with a 15x digital zoom for getting close and gps tagging for recording location.  Of course you still get other features like image stabilization, burst mode for continuous shots and more.

Features:

  • 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor;
  • 15x wide-angle optical zoom lens
  • GPS Geo-tagging function
  • Intelligent Image Stabilization; 3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD
  • Capture movies in Full HD 1080p resolution; mini HDMI port
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (Black)

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Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (Black)
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About the Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12 MP Digital Camera with HS SYSTEM and DIGIC 4 Image Processor (Black):  The PowerShot SX230 makes for an excellent travel camera that has both super zoom and geotagging capabilities. The 14x zoom is plenty powerful to classify it as a super zoom camera. The built in gps receiver records image location and included software locates your images on a world map. Very useful and cool for the world traveler!

Features:

  • Canon’s HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash
  • Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access.
  • Remember where you were and when your pictures were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location, and a logger
  • Powerful 14x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and a 28mm Wide-Angle lens.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • 12.1 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS; 14x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • 3.0 in. Pure Color System LCD display with wide angle viewing; GPS tracker to record locations and logger to view locations; Built-in flash; Full 1080p HD video with Dynamic IS
  • And lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings.Lets you view the locations on a map via Canon’s software.
  • Great overall zoom for a family vacation to your favorite tourist destination.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Smart AUTO (32 scenes); Movie Digest Mode; Toy Camera Effect; Monochrome; Face Detection; Red-eye Correction
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; HDMI; SD card slot (card not included)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and Built-In GPS Function (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and Built-In GPS Function (Black)
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Starting at $300.00
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About the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and Built-In GPS Function (Black): The DMC ZS10 was one of the first models to pioneer the gps tagging features. In fact, the zs10 can be considered the reference camera in the group. 16x optical zoom make it one of the highest with internal gps tagging. Of course it is more expensive than other models but it is an excellent camera with tons of features.

Features:

  • Powerful 16x Optical Zoom: The DMC-ZS10 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can’t get close to
  • Touch Zoom Function: The touch-screen operation on the DMC-ZS10 makes zooming even easier. To pull your subject in quickly by zooming to maximum magnification, touch the button. To make a more precise angle of view adjustment, use the touch lever
  • High-speed Consecutive Shooting: The high speed digital signal output technology integrated in the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System is applied realizing the high speed consecutive shooting
  • Burst Shooting Mode in Category Playback: While conventional models play consecutively shot images one by one, the DMC-ZS10 lets you retrieve a full consecutive shooting block for more compact playback
  • Sonic Speed AF: The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance

Mega Zoom Point and Shoot Digital cameras with SLR Like performance Under $500

June 1st, 2011 Comments off

Nothing beats a mega zoom camera for getting up close and personal. Maxing out at 35x, these cameras can truly get you where no other camera can. Of course mega zoom is not all that you get because these cameras are great for the amateur photographer who simply does not have the time to learn SLR photography yet wants super high quality shots. There are plenty of choices for around $500 so here are the best mega zoom cameras with SLR performance.

Best Value:  Olympus SP-800UZ . The SP 800 UZ makes for an awesome mega zoom camera for about 2/3 the cost of similar zoom models. It’s hard to beat a camera that has a 30x mega zoom factor yet costs some $200 less than cameras with slightly higher zoom and similar features. Find best Priced Olympus SP-800UZ at Amazon.com

Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP Digital Camera with 30x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD

Olympus SP-800UZ
Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP Digital Camera with 30x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD
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Starting at $271.00
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About the Olympus SP-800UZ 14MP Digital Camera with 30x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0 inch LCD: The Olympus SP-800UZ is the value option. That doesn’t mean this is a “cheap” camera by any means. 30x zoom makes this a real contender for the highest yet it costs almost $200 less than most models of this caliber.  Easy to use controls make for a very easy to use camera you don’t need to go to school to learn. Excellent choice if you are on a budget yet really crave high zoom capabilities.

Features:

  • 14-megapixel resolution for high-quality, poster-size prints
  • 30x wide-angle dual image stabilized zoom
  • HD Movie 720p; one-touch button allows you to record movies in high-definition
  • 3-inch LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology
  • 2 GB internal memory; capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory (not included)

Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD

Canon SX30IS
Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD
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Starting at $345.00
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About the Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD:  Nothing beats the SX30 when it comes to sheer zoom capabilities at this price range. With 35x wide angle zoom capabilities, the SX30 puts the mega in mega zoom. You aren’t going to get close to your subject with any other camera on the market.  Simply the best choice if the highest zoom is your priority..

Features:

  • 35x wide-angle optical zoom (24-840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Improvements to Movie modes: use the Optical Image Stabilizer in the wide-angle setting;Optical Zoom is now available while shooting video
  • 720p HD video with stereo sound; HDMI output
  • New Zoom Framing Assist button; DIGIC 4 Image Processor and 14.1 megapixels
  • Capture images and video to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card (not included)
  • 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD); 35x optical, 4x digital, 140x combined zoom; Zoom Framing Assist button
  • 2.7 inch TFT color vari-angle LCD; Built-in flash; 720p HD video in stereo sound
  • Optical Image Stabilizer system; DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Smart AUTO; 28 predefined shooting situations
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; SD/SDHC memory card slot (card NOT included)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)
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Starting at $339.00
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About the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black): The famed Panasonic Lumix line are some of the highest rated, best performing cameras of the point and shoot world. With good reason because these cameras are packed with excellent features. The FZ40 is no exception, the 24x optical zoom and full array of both auto and manual features make this one of the best point and shoots on the market.  Lightweight makes this an excellent choice if weight is a priority.

Features:

  • 14.1-megapixel resolution; 24x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens
  • HD movies in AVCHD Lite format; 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD
  • Intelligent Resolution technology for outstanding image clarity
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode; new My Color mode
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Boost Mobile Samsung Prevail Skins

May 29th, 2011 Comments off

Samsung Prevail Cases and covers

Dimentions:Width 2.6 in, Depth 0.47 in, Height 4.43 in

Weight: 3.08 oz

Technology: CDMA2000 1x

Operating System:Android 2.2

Signal Strength: Excellent

Audio Quality: Excellent

Durability: Excellent

Battery Life: Up to 180 min (CDMA) , Up to 300 hours

Accessories: Accessories for Samsung Prevail

Look and Feel
The lightweight Samsung Galaxy Prevail for Boost Mobile is very elegant and does not disappoint even for the price point. Featuring a medium sized 3.2 inch screen with a Display Resolution of 480 x 320 and a powerful Android Operating System. The phone’s back has a sort of rubbery matte finish that gives it a unique feel to the touch. Most new Androids tend to be plastic shiny and are prone to falling but the extra grip the rubber finish offers might make dropping the Prevail a little harder. Overall, the Galaxy Prevail from Boost Mobile, is a welcomed upgrade from any other Android Boost offers to date.

Technical
Here’s where we breakdown what the Samsung Galaxy Prevail brings to the table. Starting with the Android 2.2 OS. This is not the most current Operating system by Android but for the 800MHz processor and 384MB of RAM, it does just fine. One thing to note, it will not support Adobe Flash due to the hardware limitations. One thing we were disappointed with is the 2 MP camera. It is not your typical 3 MP but if you’re taking regular shoots without much fine detail, you should be fine. As long as you keep this phone clean memory wise, you should not see too much lag. If you start seeing some delays, be sure to remove unnecessary applications that you dont use anymore. Another great option is the free Telenav. This is a free option that can’t be beat. It is basically free GPS month to moth. Overall, this is not the most powerful Android on the market but for the amazing price Boost is offering it and considering the even more amazing unlimited plan, including shrink, you cannot go wrong. Additionally, you can find quality accessories including Silicone rubber cases for your new Samsung Galaxy Prevail for only $5.99.

Summary
To summarize, we felt the Samsung Galaxy Prevail for Boost Mobile was a decent mid entry or starter Android option for anyone who is new to Android and wants to experience its awesomeness. The Prevail does has its limitations as noted above, the OS, camera, and Processor but that is minor to what it is capable of doing. This is a smart phone and it can be a great addition to anyone who is on the go. Organize your day with a calendar, stay in touch with Facebook or email, and if you want to explore the city, use the free GPS. What can we say, we really liked the Boost Mobile option and loved the unlimited plan that really complements the Galaxy Prevail beautifully!