What kind of cell phone do you own?

Just a normal one.
26% (39 votes)
Smartphone FTW!
70% (104 votes)
I don't have a cell phone.
4% (6 votes)
Total votes: 149

Choiix Power Fort 5.5 Review

Portable gaming, mobile phones, GPS navigation units, digital audio players, Bluetooth headsets -- these are all devices we often use on a daily basis (Well, probably not the gaming part, but I would be interested to know what your day job is if that is indeed the case). When we are on the bus, we often pull out the latest gadgets to keep us occupied until we reach our destination. When we do business with our clients, we rely on our smartphones for our on-the-go communication needs. The worst part about traveling to unknown parts of the city is getting lost, so bringing along a portable GPS along would be extremely helpful. But these are just a few examples on how much we rely on these devices every day. Unfortunately, all of them come down to a single common denominator: The battery. Needless to say, when you run out of juice, no matter how high tech your stuff is, you are pretty much out of luck. A few months ago, we reviewed the Choiix Power Fort, a portable charger designed to get your energy-drained electronics up and running again even when an AC power outlet is not readily available. Choiix has come up with yet another creation, but this time, it is smaller and lighter. Much like the original Power Fort, the Choiix Power Fort 5.5 charges all the most common devices we possess. The "5.5" signifies its 5.5WHr battery. From Bluetooth headsets to gaming devices, the Choiix Power Fort 5.5 packs a 1500 mAh Li-Po battery, which is enough for your stuff to last throughout the day. But how does this little guy compare to its brother, which packs a larger 2700 mAh battery? Read on to see how these two compare!

View: Choiix Power Fort 5.5 Portable Charger review

Report Says Apple IPad 2 to Have 2 Cameras, USB Port

From PC World: Rumors continue to swirl over Apple's next generation iPad, and one reliable Taiwanese newspaper says the new device will be out in the first quarter of 2011, complete with video calling, two cameras, new display and touch technology, and a USB port to connect easily to other devices.

Should you wait for Intel's Sandy Bridge laptops?

From CNET News.com: Why wait? Sandy Bridge technology is better than anything Intel has offered to date, and it's almost here. Intel is already shipping the processor to PC makers, which means when the chip technology is announced at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 5, systems will be in the pipeline.

Sony returning to e-reader market in Japan

From CNET News.com: One might have thought Sony was selling e-readers on its home turf. But it actually abandoned Japan's e-reader market in 2007 and is only now returning with its new touch-screen models, which go on sale there on December 10th.

Kingston Launches HyperX External USB 3.0 SSDs

From Tom's Hardware: If you're packing a USB 3.0 PC, then you likely have the need for speed. SSDs are clearly on our list of things that make our computers go faster, but those are already sitting happily in our internal SATA interfaces.

Nexus S, Android Gingerbread Pictured

From DailyTech: With today being Thanksgiving, things are a bit slow in the tech world, but the fellas over at XDA have a nice scoop to whet your appetite before stuffing your face with turkey later today. The site has not only posted some [blurry] shots of the upcoming Nexus S smartphone, but they've also got some images of Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread).

According to XDA, the Nexus S features the following hardware specs:

Microsoft Cripples Windows Home Server by Abandoning Drive Extender

From DailyTech: Selling servers to home users isn't exactly a trivial task given that most either don't have the money to buy the devices or don't have the understanding to set them up and make them work. Still, Windows Home Server represented a fairly intelligent effort to bring consumers on board. It sold home servers under the premise of home backup and media machines, and it came bundled with reasonably priced, super easy to set up hardware from companies like HP.

Sony Ericsson Expected to Reveal PlayStation Phone on December 9

From X-bit Labs: Sony Ericsson greatly anticipated PlayStation-branded phone may be closer than one might think. According to a flier, which picture was published by a web-site, Sony Ericsson will host an event in France on the 9th of December, where it would unveil "the most anticipated" gadget "of the past ten years".

Sony PlayStation 3 May Not Outsell Predecessor, Admit Ex-Sony Execs

From X-bit Labs: Sony Computer Entertainment is the first company whose game console was sold in more than 100 million quantity and whose PlayStation 2 game console is the best-selling game system ever produced with 147.6 million units sold. But the PlayStation 3 may not be as successful as its predecessors since its rivals are much stronger these days.


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