Dell 26″ LCD TV

Dell has announced a new addition to their line of LCD TVs that is a leap forward for them in terms of good looks. The Dell W2600 is a 26″ LCD TV that is HDTV (720p) ready, has a good 500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness, 25 ms response time, dual tuners, and works with…

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New Apple iMac G5 Details

Apple has officially launched the new iMac G5. The design of the iMac G5 has all the computer components inside the monitor, kind of like a big thick tablet pc on a stand, or as a Apple puts it: “The entire computer, including a G5-based logic board, slot-loading optical drive, hard disk, speakers, and even…

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Apricorn EZ Bus Mini 20GB Review

The Apricorn Ez Bus Mini 20GB is the Mini-Me of USB 2.0 external hard drives. The EZ Bus Mini comes in two sizes 20gb and 40gb for around $200 and $280 respectively, quite a bit more than larger USB external hard drives (both physically and in terms of storage capacity). Is it worth the extra…

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Dell Axim X50 Photo?

Engadget found a pic on an Asian forum that is supposed to be the Axim X50 but it looks faked to me, too much like the old Axim X5. Here’s what is known about the Dell Axim X50: Like the X30 there will be 3 models, presumably called High, Mid, and Low with different processors…

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Sony Network Walkman NW-HD1 Review

I didn’t think much of the Sony Network Walkman when it was announced: a 20gb MP3 player for $399 ($100 more than the iPod), that mostly used Sony’s own ATRAC3 music format. I’ve been waiting to see a review to see if it’s worth looking at. Judie over at the gadgeteer got hold of a…

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Mobile Site Updated

The mobile version of ShinyPlastic.com has been updated: The mobile home page now shows just the last 10 items with details and 50 more with just the date and title. Individual pages have been created for every item. A seperate style sheet is being used. Take a look at http://shinyplastic.com/mobile/ on you pocket pc or…

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Akimbo Internet Video Player

Akimbo, the broadband internet based video on demand player is almost ready to launch. Through the Akimbo service you can download and watch any of the 20,000+ hours of programming from 50+ channels they have available. The Akimbo player is available for pre-order for $229 and is expected to ship in October. The player requires…

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Sony Cybershot V3

New digital camera #3 for today from Sony is the Cybershot V3. The Sony Cybershot V3 is more “prosumer” featuring a 7.2 megapixel sensor, 2.5″ LCD screen, 4x optical zoom, MemoryStick and Compactflash (type 1 only) memory card slots, hot show for flash, some manual controls, and 640 x 480 pixel 30 frames/second video. The…

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Sony Cybershot L1

Sony’s second new camera for today is the ultra-compact Sony Cybershot L1. The Sony Cybershot L1 features a 4.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 1.5″ transreflective LCD screen and records video at 640 x 480 pixels and 30 frames/second onto a MemoryStick Pro memory card. The Sony Cybershot L1 manages to pack all of that…

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