Monday, December 26, 2011

ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder

The ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder is the ideal camera for a fun and easy experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. Just slide the record switch and you’re instantly filming beautiful HD video. The award-winning design is tough, compact, waterproof to one meter, and versatile which means you can use your ContourROAM anywhere, anytime and capture all the action you want. Record up to 8 hours of 1080p video (12 hours of 720p video) on a 32GB Micro SD card, then use the free Contour Storyteller App to easily transfer and share your videos with your friends and the contour.com community (32GB SD card sold separately).

EASY TO USE
Shooting video should be simple and fun. With the ContourROAM, we’ve introduced one-step recording. Just slide the record switch, and you’re instantly filming. Easy as that. It’s the ideal camera for a fun, stress-free experience capturing your adventures anywhere life takes you. The ContourROAM is incredibly intuitive and easy to use, with a sleek, award-winning design and a laser that helps you level the camera and get the right shot every time.
BEAUTIFUL HD VIDEO
The ContourROAM records the action with a 170ยบ super wide-angle lens, capturing all the backgrounds and peripheral moments that can be missed with a narrower field of view. Sophisticated camera technology automatically adjusts the exposure and white balance, ensuring crisp, beautiful video every time. You can choose between three different video resolutions, 720p, 960p and 1080p, or shoot 5 megapixel photos enabling you greater creative flexibility.
WATERPROOF
No need to worry about your camera surviving your next big water adventure, the ContourROAM is waterproof to one meter. A sealed gasket protects the camera’s insides, allowing you to catch the action under water or in the rain, sleet, or snow. For full submersion sports, such as scuba diving or wakeboarding the ContourROAM Waterproof Case provides totally dryness up to 60 meters beneath the surface.
SUPER TOUGH
Mud. Dirt. Snow. Rain. The places you roam can be some of the roughest places on earth. The ContourROAM is made to withstand encounters with everything from eating mud puddles, to monster barrels at Teahupoo, to drops down the Khumbu Icefall. The rugged aluminum body withstands serious abuse, while the waterproof design keeps everything safe and dry up to one meter.
CLEAR AUDIO
The video is only part of the story. Contour's built-in, multi-direction microphone captures the ambient audio that underscores all the action.
HOURS OF VIDEO
Available up to 32GB the Micro SD card system captures up to eight hours of footage when shooting in full 1080p mode, and can be quickly swapped out so you don’t miss a minute of the action. MicroSD cards sold separately.
EASY DOWNLOADS
Our free, custom Storyteller App easily downloads and helps you assemble your video footage via Mac or PC. Once you’re done, it takes just a few clicks to upload and share your adventure on contour.com and other sites for your friends to see.

ContourROAM Frequently Asked Questions:
1: What is new with this camera? ContourROAM is designed for enthusiasts in active settings, is easy to use and has several new features: + Waterproof + Built in battery + Instant On Record Switch + Rotating lens with Laser Line + Built in Tripod screw mount.

2: How waterproof is ContourROAM? Designed and tested to the IPX7 standard rating, ContourROAM can withstand continuous immersion in water 1m deep for up to 30 minutes. IPX7 is a technical definition of waterproofness, in everyday terms usage ContourROAM’s low-profile design withstands everyday bad weather and swimming. A waterproof case is available for more extreme water sports such as surfing and scuba diving.

3: Is there a waterproof case for ContourROAM, and how waterproof is it? Yes, a waterproof case has been specifically designed for ContourROAM. This case is waterproof to the following ratings: PX6: This means the case can withstand high pressure water jets. In everyday usage terms this means the case is resistant to water pushing on the housing, such as would be experienced in kayaking, surfing and other active water sports. IPX8-60M: This means the case can withstand the pressure of being underwater to a depth of 60m. In everyday usage terms this means the case can be used for recreational SCUBA diving.

4: How does the Instant On Record Switch work? ContourROAM has no dedicated Power button. Instead, the Instant On Record Switch powers the camera on and immediately starts recording. This helps to conserve battery power as the camera does not have to be powered on in a ‘standby mode’ to be ready to record. The result is better battery life, and an easy-to-use camera. Best of all, there's no guess work in whether the camera is on or not.

5: What is the 270 degree rotation? The lens-ring will rotate from -90 degrees to +180 degrees. This means ContourROAM can be mounted on its side or upside down, greatly increasing the places the camera can be mounted.

6: What is the Laser Line? The Laser Line is a single laser beam that is projected as a horizontal line from the camera’s rotating lens. It lets you make sure the rotating lens is aligned with the horizon to give you the best shot.

7: How well does the built-in battery perform? By building the battery in, our engineers could maximize battery size, reliability, and waterproofness. Because the camera is not powered on until the Instant On Record Switch is slid forward, ContourROAM maximizes battery power. Recording at 720p our tests show the camera can record 3.5 hours of video. Length of charge will depend on how you use the camera. Connected to a computer via USB, the battery will reach approximately 80% charge in one hour, and a full charge in 3 to 4 hours.

8: How does the Status Button work? When you press and release the Status Button, the camera will power on briefly and display its Battery level and available Memory. The Laser Line will also light up. After 15 seconds, the camera will power off again to conserve power.

9: What sort of thread does the tripod mount have? The tripod thread mount is a 1/4-20 thread. This is the standard one used on most consumer cameras.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector

The Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector is an intelligent and effective radar detector. It detect all bands of speed enforcement radar (X, K, Ka, and Ku) from both front and rear, and its programmable GPS-enabled circuitry ensures you won't be caught off-guard by hidden speed traps or pesky speed cameras. It even eliminates annoying false alarms. The Passport's GPS system takes advantage of the same satellites used for GPS navigation to pinpoint your exact location and compares it to the detector's on-board database of red light and speed camera locations. As you approach a potential threat, the detector provides an instant audible and visual alert. Distinct audible, visual, and voice alerts provide a separate warning for each band of radar, as well as laser, and traffic safety warnings. The brilliant blue LED alpha-numeric display is easily read in direct sunlight, and features five selectable levels of brightness for optimum night or evening use.

TrueLock/GPS Filter: The False Alert Eliminator
It's no secret that radar detectors are susceptible to false alerts. Radar signals are used not only for speed radar guns, but also for everyday devices like the automatic door openers at your local grocery store or motion sensors for home and business alarm systems. But thanks to the 9500ix's GPS-powered TrueLock filter, you'll never have to worry about false alerts again. When you discover a false alert, simply press the "mute" button three times, and the 9500ix will record the exact radar frequency and GPS location in its memory, and ignore future alerts. However, if an actual speed enforcement threat should occur at that same location in the future, the 9550IX is intelligent enough to recognize the new radar frequency and will alert you in plenty of time.

AutoLearn: Artificial Intelligence Protection
The 9500ix also features AutoLearn technology, an artificial intelligence that recognizes false alerts. The 9550ix scans for radar threats and  associates the specific frequency of an alert to a specific GPS location. If the detector picks up a specific frequency from a flagged location three times, it will acknowledge that as a false alert and will lock the frequency and location out of future alerts, alerting you of its decision with a single beep and displaying the locked frequency band on the unit's LED screen. The 9550ix can also unlock specific signals to protect you from specific threats as well. If a particular frequency is no longer present at a flagged location, or if the frequency moves to a new location, say across the street or down the road, the Passport will unlock the signal. The AutoLearn feature can also be toggled off in the main menu.

Mark Location: Speed Traps, Red Light Cameras, Speed Cameras, and More
Thanks to an extremely comprehensive database, the 9500ix has the ability to alert you of speed cameras, red light cameras, and common speed traps across North America. The database is frequently updated, and Escort provides three months of downloadable updates for free.

Red light cameras are triggered by sensors built into the road, and activated when they detect a vehicle passing through the intersection illegally. A photograph is taken of the car and a ticket is mailed to the vehicle's owner. These systems do not emit a radar signal and are therefore undetectable by most other radar detectors...but not the 9500ix. Thanks to intelligent design, the Passport recognizes an approaching red light camera system and visually and audibly alerts you of the threat.
Speed cameras are just as sneaky, and there are multiple types: radar, laser, induction loop, and photo-based. Radar based cameras transmit a near-horizontal radar beam across traffic lanes, which is difficult for almost any detector to pick up from a long distance. Laser cameras are even more difficult to detect since the signal is so narrow and does not let off any radiated or leaked signals. Induction loop cameras are similar to red light cameras and do not emit a radar signal at all. Photo cameras similarly do not use radar or laser signals and use multiple time-stamped photos to recognize speeding vehicles. All four speed cameras are nearly impossible for any radar detector to protect against, which is why the GPS-equipped 9500ix is the perfect system to protect against all speed detection threats.
Speed traps are pretty sneaky and are usually located to catch unsuspecting motorists off-guard...but not if you're equipped with the 9500ix. If you discover a clever speed trap location, simply press the "Mark" button on the detector and tell the 9550ix what kind of warning to assign to your Mark (Red Light, Speed Camera, Speed Trap, or Other). The next time you approach that exact location, the 9500ix will give you an alert either one-mile ahead if you're traveling above 50MPH or a half-mile if traveling under 50MPH.

Variable Speed Sensitivity
Not only does the GPS protect you with location-based radar tracking, the 9500ix also uses GPS to measure your speed, and automatically varies the radar strength for optimal radar protection. When traveling at highway speeds, the Escort is on full alert with maximum radar sensitivity for the best possible performance. When you slow down to city speeds, the 9500ix tunes down the sensitivity of key radar bands to help eliminate false alerts. It's so intelligent, that most of the time you won't even have to use the TrueLock feature. Of course if you prefer maximum radar protection, this feature can be turned off by selecting Highway mode. The Passport can also be programmed to flash your speed on the radar's display when it detects a radar threat, allowing you to quickly and easily check your speed without having to look down at your speedometer.

Alerts and Audio
As you approach a radar source, the Passport 9500ix will alert you with a distinct audible alert for the particular band of radar as well as a visual alert on the blue LED display. Each radar has its own specific chirp that increases in rate as you get closer to a radar source, eventually leading into a solid tone when the source is at its strongest. A voice alert for each radar and laser warning can also be toggled on or off in the detector's menu. The LED display indicates which band of radar is hitting you and displays the signal strength via bar graph meter readout. If there happens to be more than one radar signal in the vicinity, the Escort will decide which signal is the greatest threat and give priority to whichever is more important. For instance, if you drive by a grocery store with X-band based automatic doors, and a police officer is on the next block using a Ka-based radar gun, even though the X-band signal is stronger, the Ka signal will take priority. Ka and Ku bands are almost exclusively used for speed enforcement, while X and now K bands are used for other purposes. If you're hit with POP/Instant-On radar or laser, the detector will signal a solid tone and maxed-out bar graph as these signals usually indicate an immediate threat.
The visual alert can also be customized to provide more information by switching into "Expert Meter" mode. The Expert Meter is designed for more experienced radar detector users, and can display up to three radar sources on the display at once, with a four-bar signal strength meter for each. For the ultra-experienced radar user, the 9500ix can even display the exact frequency of the radar band being detected.

Mute, AutoMute, and AutoVolume
It's understandable that you probably don't want to listen to the audible alert's continuous tone once you're aware of a threat. Simply press the "mute" button on the top of the detector and the audible signal will mute for that particular instance. When the signal passes out of range, the 9500ix will turn its audible alert back on. AutoMute can also be activated in the detector's feature menu. Once an alert has been announced, the system will automatically turn down the audible alert to a user-selected level. The Passport 9500ix can also be set to automatically detect the ambient noise level in your car, and either turn up or turn down the detector's alert volume to compensate.
The 9550ix is also perfect for motorcycles. A 3.5mm headphone jack located on the side of the detector can be used to pipe audible signals to a headphone or external speaker system.

Windshield Mount and Smart Power Cord
Mounting the Passport 9500ix is a snap with the included windshield suction cup system. The mount is adjustable so you can get the perfect horizontal angle. Mounting the detector properly is important - it must have a clear view of the sky for maximum GPS signal reception. If you plan to use your 9500ix in more than one vehicle, consider picking up an additional Escort Windshield Suction Cup Mount for Radar and Laser Detectors for each car. The Passport easily locks and unlocks from the mounting base with a press of a button.
The 9500ix includes Escort's famous coiled SmartCord power adapter. So what makes the SmartCord so smart? The radar detector communicates a signal to the plug base, which can act as a secondary control center for the 9500ix. A yellow LED offers a visual alert and flashes to indicate the detected radar threat's signal strength. When using "dark mode" on the 9500ix, no alert is displayed on the radar's LED readout, but the SmartCord's flashing LED offers a visual indication of your radar threat that won't draw attention from outside eyes. The SmartCord also features a mute handy button, which can sometimes be a more convenient (and less obvious) reach than the detector's top-mounted mute button. Or for a more permanent installation, check out the Escort 79-001059-01 Direct Wire Power Cord for Radar and Laser Detectors for hardwired installations.

What's In the Box
Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector, coiled SmartCord power adapter, suction cup mounting system, user guide/quick reference card, and warranty information

The Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector is a state-of-the-art GPS-based radar detector that won't deliver extraneous false alarms when you are in your car. It's pre-loaded with red light and fixed position speed camera locations throughout North America and includes the AutoLearn feature that automatically learns and rejects false radar sources based on exact location and frequency.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens


Get your Canon EOS Rebel at Amazon.com 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; DIGIC 4 image processor for high image quality and speed
Kit includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light; enhanced 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system
Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control and expanded recording 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Wide 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor; dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
New compatibility with SDXC memory cards, plus new menu status indicator for Eye-Fi support

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic



Get Star Wars: The Old Republic at Amazon.com

  • Define Your Star Wars Saga - Choose from one of eight iconic roles
  • Choose the Light or Dark Side - Meaningful choices throughout your journey will determine the light or dark side
  • Adventure with Companions - Build or break meaningful relationships with your companions
  • Engage in Heroic Star Wars Combat - Fight against reactive enemies battles
  • Pilot Your Personal Starship - Earn your own ship which is your base of operations
  • An interactive storyline with cinematic dialogue and full voiceover for all in-game characters
  • Discover a Fully Featured MMO and much more

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for the PC gaming platform, set in the Star Wars universe. The first game of its kind, in it players choose from either the Galactic Republic or Sith faction, create a character, and along with a multitude of fans playing from all over the world, explore the fictional historic period of the Old Republic, as the Jedi confront the resurgent Sith Empire. Players can assume one of many races through their character, visit multiple planets, pilot spacecraft, utilize advanced dialog options in-game, take advantage of AI companions for gathering and crafting tasks and more.

Your Personal Star Wars Saga Begins

Play Star Wars: The Old Republic and be the hero of your own Star Wars saga in a story-driven massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game from BioWare and LucasArts. Explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy.

Choose to be a Jedi, a Sith, or one of a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, and make decisions which define your personal story and determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force. Along the way you will befriend courageous companions who will fight at your side or possibly betray you based on your actions. Together you will battle enemies in dynamic Star Wars combat and team up with other players to overcome incredible challenges.

Key Game Features

  • Define Your Star Wars Saga - Choose from one of eight iconic roles and become the hero of your personal Star Wars saga - an interactive storyline with cinematic dialogue and full voiceover for all in-game characters
  • Choose the Light or the Dark Side - Meaningful choices throughout your journey will determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force
  • Adventure with Companions - Build or break meaningful relationships with your companions as they join in your journeys and fight at your side
  • Engage in Heroic Star Wars Combat - Fight against reactive enemies in dynamic lightsaber duels, cantina shoot-outs, and large-scale multi-player battles
  • Pilot Your Personal Starship - Earn your own ship which is your base of operations as you explore the galaxy and participate in epic space combat
  • Discover a Fully Featured MMO - Join your friends and experience player vs. player Warzones, multi-player flashpoints, multi-group operations, guilds, auction houses, crafting, mounts, and much more

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nyko Intercooler STS for Xbox 360


Get the Nyco Intercooler at Amazon.com
  • Increases air flow throughout the 360 providing an optimal console environment
  • TempSmart Technology automatically controls Intercooler operation
  • USB powered: no AC Adaptors or batteries needed
  • Snap-on installation means no tools or other modification are required
  • Can be used with the Xbox 360 in either vertical or horizontal position

Utilize Nyko’s cutting edge TempSmart technology to keep your Xbox 360 S console running at optimal environmental conditions with the Intercooler STS. The Intercooler STS’ brand new design provides increased air flow away from the 360 which allows the console to perform in a cooler, better ventilated environment, ideal for cramped entrainment centers. No internal modification of the Xbox 360 is required. Nyko’s TempSmart technology automatically powers on the Intercooler’s fans when needed, and continue to cool the console even after the system has been powered down till a proper ambient temperature has been reached. The Intercooler TS is powered by a sleek USB cord that easily plugs into the back of the Xbox 360 S console. The design of the Intercooler STS blends seamless with the design of the Xbox 360 S console, and works in both the horizontal and vertical position.

Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium

Locates and identifies over 6,000 stars, planets, and constellations with GPS technology
Red LED backlit display for easy-to-read information
Accepts SkyTour SD multi-media cards for interactive tours of the night sky
Includes USB port for easy download of database updates
Measures 7.4 x 2.5 x 4.0 inches (W x H x D)


Get the Celestron SkyScout at Amazon.com


The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more.

Identify
Simply point the SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the target button. The SkyScout will tell you what object you are looking at.

Locate
To locate a star or planet, select the object's name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It's that easy!

Learn
Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins. The SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects. A fun learning tool for all ages, the SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.

SkyScout features

Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button.
Locates over 6,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object.
Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions providing history, mythology and other entertaining information for the most popular objects.
Tonight's Highlights: a customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world.
Constellation lessons: if the star you identify or locate is part of a constellation like the Big Dipper, you can actually take a guided tour through all the stars in that constellation and even see an onscreen map of the constellation.
Built-in field guide includes:
Introduction to astronomy: a six part audio lesson on the origin and history of astronomy
Glossary of terms: text defining popular astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more
Great Astronomers: text bios on some of the world's greatest astronomers including Galileo, Einstein and Copernicus
Man-made space objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle
Comet guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop
SD card slot: for optional Sky Tour audio presentations that provide hours of entertainment on a variety of topics
USB port: allows database to be updated with new objects as they are discovered, comets, etc.
Simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it's ready to use
Built-in help menu: includes a quick start instruction guide for using the SkyScout
Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry and durable construction makes it safe for rugged environments
Backed by Celestron's 2-year warranty

Logitech HD Portable 1080p Webcam

Logitech HD Portable 1080p Webcam C615 with Autofocus (960-000733)

Hi-Def Yourself.

Logitech HD Webcam C615
Say it bigger. Say it better. High definition video up to 1080p, autofocus and a fold-and-go design for amazing picture quality anywhere.


Get your Logitech HD Portable 1080p Webcam at Amazon.com


Self-expression knows no bounds. It's not just about video calls anymore.
Video chat, blog, stream, share, rant, rap, sing and dance with ease. Upload your videos to Facebook and YouTube in just one click. Plus, it works seamlessly with all your favorite applications.

Full 1080p HD video recording and fluid 720p HD video calling in 16:9 wide-screen
Dazzling 8 MP photos
Auto Focus for extreme close-ups
360-degree full motion rotational camera, fold-and-go portability and tripod-ready base
Works with PC and Mac

Your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube videos—now in full HD
Record breathtaking videos in widescreen Full HD 1080p
Upload your HD video clips with just one click
Polish them on the spot with included Magix video and photo editor

Call face-to-face in HD 720p widescreen with autofocus
The most fluid HD calls and recordings with more video frames per second than other HD webcams
Ultra-smooth autofocus for razor sharp video calls even in extreme close-ups
Call on your favorite IM or included Logitech Vid HD

Shoot at any angle, anywhere
Compact fold-and-go design is easy to take everywhere
Tri-pod ready and rotates 360 degrees so you can capture the action with just a swivel
USB cable extender gives you plenty of slack when you need it

Works with your computer and apps
Windows PC and Mac
FaceTime, Skype and other favorite video-calling apps
iPhoto, iMovie, Photo Booth and other video editing apps

Dazzling 8MP pics
Send pro-quality high-resolution snapshots to friends and family
Auto Light Correction adjusts for dim and harsh lighting so your photos and videos look natural and shadow-free

Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology
Now it's in every Logitech webcam, giving you:
Smoother video motion, without annoying choppiness, in real-world conditions
Sharper video with more true-to-life detail
Richer, more natural colors
Clearer sound

Package contents
Webcam with 3-foot cable
3-foot extension cable
Tripod-ready base
Logitech webcam software with Logitech Vid HD (for PC and Mac)
User documentation
2-years limited hardware warranty

Works with
Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Vista or Windows 7 or (32-bit or 64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

Basic requirements:
1 GHz
512 MB RAM or more
200 MB hard drive space
Internet connection
USB 1.1 port (2.0 recommended)

For HD 720p video calling (on Logitech Vid HD) and Full HD 1080p video recording:
2.4 Intel GHz Core 2 Duo
2 GB RAM
200 MB hard drive space
USB 2.0 port
1 Mbps upload speed or higher
1280 X 720 screen resolution

For other video-calling clients, please check the recommended requirements.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Logitech G25 Racing Wheel



Get your Logitech G25 Racing Wheel at Amazon

This new wheel, pedal, and gearshift set is, in a word, awesome.

With 900 degree wheel rotation, stronger force feedback, a clutch, and gated shifting the level of realism is unbelievable.

Did you ever want to go racing, but couldn't afford the time or cost? With this set and Live For Speed, GTR2, rFactor or (one of these days?) iRacing's as yet unreleased programs you can. And after some practice "in the privacy of your own home," you can go online and race LIVE with folks all over the world. You heart WILL pound and you WILL sweat!

  • Handcrafted components, including real leather on the steering wheel, provide an authentic feel
  • Dual-motor force feedback transmission delivers powerful, high-fidelity force effects
  • Change speeds with the six-speed shifter with push-down reverse gear
  • Sequential shift mode provides backward compatibility
  • Exclusive carpet grip system provides a realistic experience when the G25 is placed on the floor

Real metal. Real leather. Real racing. Premium materials. Hand-crafted components. A team of racing fanatics dedicated to providing the most realistic driving experience possible. With the G25 Racing Wheel, Logitech is taking sim racing controls to the next level, and we'd like you to come along for the ride. The G25's unique dual-motor force feedback transmission delivers powerful, high-fidelity force effects to the hand-stitched leather wheel, so you can feel under-and oversteer before you're on the barrier.

Sit down, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound. You're not playing games anymore; with the G25, you're racing.

Six-speed shifter with push-down reverse gear
Choose exactly the right gear for the turn. Plus a leather-wrapped shift knob so you can drive in style!

Sequential shift mode
Provides backward compatibility.

Logitech's exclusive carpet grip system
Holds fast to the carpet to provide a realistic driving experience.

Dual-motor force feedback
The mechanism is smooth, quiet, and powerful.

Stainless steel gas, brake, and clutch pedals
Eliminates flex from the pedals, so you can brake and accelerate with more precision. The clutch pedal makes heel-and-toe downshifting possible, keeping your gear changes quick and your RPMs high.

11" leather-wrapped steering wheel rim
With the 900-degree wheel rotation and hand-stitched leather, the wheel provides a realistic driving experience.

System Requirements:

  • PC with Pentium processor or compatible
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB port
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista

or

  • PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system
  • Games that support Logitech Force Feedback

Put on your head gear and slide your fingers over premium materials and hand-crafted components. Stand before a team of racing fanatics dedicated to providing the most realistic driving experience possible. With the G25 Racing Wheel, Logitech is taking sim racing controls to the next level, and we'd like you to come along for the ride. The G25's unique dual-motor force feedback transmission delivers powerful, high-fidelity force effects to the hand-stitched leather wheel, so you can feel under-and oversteer before you're on the barrier. Place your car in gear with the leather shift knob and adjust the speed you want with the sequential shift mode. Slam on the brakes without worrying about steering off course. With stainless steel gas, brake and clutch pedals, you’ll always stay on track. So, sit down, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound. You're not playing games anymore! With the G25, you're racing.


Logitech G25 Racing Wheel at Amazon

Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit


Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit

The fastest way to recharge one or more rechargeable battery packs
A cleaner charging solution - no wires to plug into your console
Always ready and easily accessible - no need to stow it after each use
Charge one battery pack in less than two hours, or two packs in less than four hours
Includes charging stand for two rechargeable battery packs, one Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack, and a power cord
This product does well, what I need. It quickly charges my battery pack, and lasts a long time.
Also the fact it's black finally matches my black controller, so I'm happy.
Anyways this is a great product and came in 24 hours with amazon prime, thanks Amazon.
Item Includes: 1 Black Rechargeable Battery Pack & Charger Itself.

Nyko Charge Base 360 S for Xbox 360


Get this charger at Amazon.com

  • Drop-in design allows for easy and rapid recharging of wireless controllers
  • 2 custom NiMH rechargeable batteries supply up to 25 hours of play time
  • Rapid recharge base stores two wireless controllers
  • Plugs into any wall outlet for a faster charge than USB
  • LED charge indicator lights
  • Drop and Charge design allows for charging without removing batteries
  • Dual port recharging dock charges both controllers simultaneously
  • LED lights clearly indicate when charging is complete
  • Plugs into any wall outlet for rapid recharging
  • Two custom NiMH rechargeable batteries provide up to 25 hours of play time

I just purchased this charging station from Best Buy on an impulse and I am glad I did. First of all, its BLACK - glad someone finally made something for us XBOX ELITE owners! No more messy USB charging wires coming from the XBOX... no more leaving the XBOX running while the controllers are charging! This unit plugs directly into your wall power outlet! Says made in China - but it appears very well made. The chargebase even has rubber pads on the bottom to prevent it from sliding all over your entertainment center. The NYKO batteries fit and worked perfectly right out of the box. Placing the controllers on the base after gaming is a breeze. When you place your controllers on the base the LED light turns RED - indicating it is charging your controller. When the charger is done it turns green and then turns off. Thanks NYKO for making such a great product at an affordable price!

Bearded Dragon Plays Antcrusher

Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher

He's pretty good at Antcrusher, but sucks at Halo and Call of Duty.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception



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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a unique third-person Action-Adventure game for play exclusively on PlayStation 3 that incorporates significant Shooter and Platformer gameplay mechanics resulting in another must-have game for PS3 players. The third game in the Uncharted franchise, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception continues the adventures of the swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake, this as he finds himself in a new variety of challenging environments. Features include: interactive cinematic experience, stereoscopic 3D, an epic single player campaign and multiplayer support online as well as offline.
  • An interactive cinematic experience that blurs the lines between games and Hollywood films.
  • Nathan Drake's journey will put you through new challenges and take you to stunning locations around the world.
  • Epic single player campaign with evolved signature UNCHARTED gameplay.
  • A new breed of Action Adventure Multiplayer that brings the exciting cinematic elements of the single-player campaign, into the multiplayer.
  • Experience the thrill of UNCHARTED in stereoscopic 3D

In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception a search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands" propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.

Key Game Features

  • An interactive cinematic experience that blurs the lines between games and Hollywood films
  • Nathan Drake's journey will put you through new challenges and take you to stunning locations around the world, from a derelict chateau in France, to the merciless Arabian Desert
  • Epic single player campaign with evolved signature Uncharted gameplay
  • A new breed of Action-Adventure multiplayer that brings the exciting cinematic elements of the single-player campaign, into the multiplayer
  • Experience the thrill of Uncharted in stereoscopic 3D

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wii Sports Resort

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities. With the deep control enhancements of Wii MotionPlus, veteran Wii users and newcomers alike can enjoy unprecedented gaming precision as they cruise on a water scooter, duel with swords, throw a Frisbee and much more.


Wii Sports Resort at Amazon.com

# Wuhu Island has so many things to do, there's never a dull moment; a dozen activities await visitors - Archery, Frisbee, Basketball, Cycling, Canoeing, Power Cruising, Table Tennis, Air Sports, Bowling, Swordplay, Golf and Wakeboarding
# The activities use the precision controls of the Wii MotionPlus accessory to help players come much closer to the physical reality of engaging in the actual sports; every real-world action, whether it's a perfect drive on the fairway or a slice off the course, is meant to be faithfully replicated
# Each activity has multiple fun challenges designed to keep visitors coming back for more; basketball players might compete in a three-point shootout or jump into a three-on-three pickup game; archery enthusiasts must aim for the bull's-eye across ever-increasing distances and obstacles
# Different activities use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers in different ways; for example, hold the Wii Remote like a paddle in Canoeing, while in Cycling they use both arms to pedal with the two controllers; the Wii MotionPlus accessory picks up every nuance of motion and translates it onto the TV screen

NHL 12


NHL 12 at Amazon.com
  • From shattered glass and flying helmets to knocking players over the boards and into the bench, experience the skill and aggression of hockey like never before. Crash the crease too hard and you'll knock the net off and send the goalie flying.
  • Playing as your created pro, earn every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals. Simulate the action to your next shift so you're always on the ice as you play out your entire career gunning for the Stanley Cup.
  • Stonewall your opponents with awe-inspiring desperation saves from your goalie as he covers every possible angle and works through screens and flying players in front of the net.
  • When the action boils over, send a message by leaving the net, dropping the gloves, and trading punches with a heated rival during fights.
  • The NHL package jumps to life with NHL Winter Classic, the league's premier outdoor hockey event on New Year's Day. Play under snowfall at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field as 70,000+ rabid fans provide inspiration while donning Winter Classic gear.

NHL 12 is EA Sports annual hockey video game that puts players on the ice with the ultimate goal to become the next great superstar of the hockey world as you lead your team to a Stanley Cup championship. Features include a new full contact physics engine, Anticipation AI, the ability to take control of a team in 'Be a GM' mode, a comprehensive career mode, all-new dynamic goalie interaction that includes the ability of goalies to fight, the NHL's Winter Classic game, multiplayer support and more.

Become the Sport's Next Superstar in NHL 12

Be the next legend in hockey with NHL 12. As the sport's next superstar, earn every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals and prove you have the toughness and skill to lead your team to the Stanley Cup. Take to the ice in all-new interactive environments where bone-crushing hits, glass-shattering collisions, and bruising checks along the boards are always part of the action. Experience the intensity, speed and physicality of authentic NHL hockey action with NHL 12.

Key Game Features

  • Full-contact Physics Engine - From shattered glass and flying helmets to knocking players over the boards and into the bench, experience the skill and aggression of hockey like never before. Crash the crease too hard and you'll knock the net off and send the goalie flying.
  • Anticipation AI - Anticipation A.I. brings NHL 12 to life like never before. Players will now anticipate the flow of the play. Watch as they break for stretch passes or drag their skates to stay onside.
  • Be a GM Mode - Take control of your favorite team and guide them to victory, with more accuracy and depth than ever before with an all-new sim engine and Action Tracker.
  • EA Sports Action Tracker - Track every important event that occurs on the ice. View replays and find tendencies including where to score on individual goalie, what zone you're losing face-offs in and where hits have taken place.
  • Be a Pro Revamped - Playing as your created pro, earn every shift on the ice with stellar play, big hits, and spectacular goals. Simulate the action to your next shift so you're always on the ice as you play out your entire career gunning for the Stanley Cup.
  • All-new Dynamic Goalie Interaction - Stonewall your opponents with awe-inspiring desperation saves from your goalie as he covers every possible angle and works through screens and flying players in front of the net.
  • Goalies Drop the Gloves - When the action boils over, send a message by leaving the net, dropping the gloves, and trading punches with a heated rival during fights.
  • Hockey's Ultimate Team - Hockey's Ultimate Team returns to NHL 12 with Three Stars of the Week cards, the ability to injure players, injury cards that heal them, the chance to play a friend, even when they aren't online, and more.
  • Play the Winter Classic - The NHL package jumps to life with NHL Winter Classic, the league's premier outdoor hockey event on New Year's Day. Play under snowfall at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field as 70,000+ rabid fans provide inspiration while donning Winter Classic gear.
  • Multiplayer Support - NHL 12 features multiplayer options both in local and online play.

Apple MacBook Pro MD322LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop



Look at this awesome computer at Amazon.com

The new MacBook Pro notebooks have several major new features: Intel Core i7 Processors with Turbo Boost Technology, Thunderbolt the next generation of I/O, new AMD Radeon Graphics, and FaceTime HD camera. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now feature quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to one port - with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps. Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort. And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing optional adapter. AMD Radeon graphics on the 15-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models, so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere. FaceTime makes full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format, you can get your friends in the picture, too. And with Mac OS X Lion and iLife '11, you're sure to get a great Mac notebook - all in a precision aluminum unibody enclosure that's less than an inch thin. 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1GB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with automatic graphics switching Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-R DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (based on IEEE 802.11n specification) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet SDXC Card Slot FaceTime HD Camera Audio Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone Expansions - 2 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Audio line in, Audio line out, 1 x Thunderbolt port (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI supported - requires adapters, sold separately), RJ-45
  • 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive; 8x DVD/CD SuperDrive
  • 15.4-Inch LED-backlit Display, 1440-by-900 Native Resolution; AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
  • Mac OS X v10.7 Lion, 7 Hour Battery Life
Introducing the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. The state-of-the-art quad-core Intel i7 processor delivers up to 2x faster performance (over the previous generation of MacBook Pro). New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds. And with the built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.

With the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, you'll be able to achieve bi-directional channels with transfer speeds to peripherals like external hard drives and servers up to an amazing 10 Gbps--while also connecting to a DisplayPort-compatible high-resolution display.

As with previous models, the MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 5.6 pounds) that's also highly durable. It includes a 15.4-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn't include a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple's Multi-Touch technology. And it comes standard with automatic graphics switching that provides performance when you need it and energy efficiency when you don't. You'll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.

This version of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (model MD322LL/A) features a second-generation 2.4 GHz Core i7 quad-core processor, 750 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SDXC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port

OS X Lion

Every Mac comes with OS X Lion, the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. With over 250 features including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, full-screen apps, and Launchpad, OS X Lion takes the Mac further than ever.

Key OS X Lion Features
  • Mission Control provides a bird's-eye view of everything running on your Mac.
  • Launchpad puts all your apps front and center for easy access.
  • View apps full screen and switch between them with a swipe.
  • Interact with your Mac using intuitive new Multi-Touch gestures.

Key Features

Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the MacBook Pro, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub.

And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, you'll be able to connect to a high-resolution display from the same port. Any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port, and you can also connect displays that use DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA connections with an existing adapter. You'll also be able to include your display into a daisy-chained set of peripherals.


Next-Generation Quad-Core Intel Processor

This MacBook Pro is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i7 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload.

Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. And you'll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual experience with no additional hardware. The Core i7 processor also provides faster access to the installed RAM, with an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333 MHz memory directly to the processor.

With new microarchitecture, the graphics processor resides on the same chip as the central processor and has direct access to the 6 MB of shared L3 cache--helping your applications run at peak performance. And an integrated video encoder enables HD video calls with FaceTime, while an efficient decoder gives you long battery life when you're watching DVDs or iTunes movies.

Automatic Graphics Switching

The MacBook Pro offers excellent graphics flexibility with two video processors--the discrete AMD Radeon HD 6770M processor (with 1 GB of GDDR5 video memory) for heavier workloads and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor for better battery life on the go. When gaming or using processor-intensive applications like Aperture or Final Cut Pro, you'll appreciate the power of the AMD Radeon HD 6770M, which lets you see more frames per second and experience better responsiveness. And the automatic graphics switching feature determines which graphics processor an application needs and switches instantly between the processors.

Buttonless Multi-Touch Trackpad

With no button on the glass trackpad, there's more room to track and click--left, right, center, and everywhere in between. Without a separate button, the trackpad gives your hands plenty of room to move on the large, silky glass surface. It also incorporates Multi-Touch gestures--including swipe, pinch, rotate, and four-finger swipe. And it also now supports inertial scrolling, an intuitive way to scroll through large photo libraries, lengthy documents and long web sites.

Key Specifications

  • 15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with edge-to-edge, uninterrupted glass (1440 x 900-pixel resolution).
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with 6 MB shared L3 cache for excellent multitasking.
  • Dual graphics processors with automatic switching between AMD Radeon HD 6770M (with 1 GB of GDDR5 video memory) for demanding applications and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 (with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory) for power savings.
  • 750 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3; supports up to 8 GB)
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Built-in FaceTime HD camera for video chatting
  • Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible)
  • Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell phones
  • Two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Thunderbolt port with native Mini DisplayPort output plus support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control with support for inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
  • Full-size backlit keyboard
  • Stereo speakers with subwoofers
  • Dimensions: 14.35 x 9.82 x 0.95 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold
What's in the Box

15.4-inch MacBook Pro, display cleaning cloth, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, software DVDs, printed and electronic documentation

Limited Warranty And Service

The MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

Installed Software

At the heart of every MacBook Pro--and every Mac--is OS X Lion, an operating system that's both easy to use and incredibly powerful. It's built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation and engineered to take full advantage of the technologies in every new Mac. So everything works together perfectly. And features like Multi-Touch gestures and Mission Control let you interact with your computer in amazing and intuitive new ways.

  • OS X Lion (includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more)

iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song--including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.

  • iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wii Motion Plus

Have you let your Wii get out of date? Haven't upgraded to Motion Plus? Here's a great cheap way to retro-fit your Wii on a budget, and some great games that are bargain bin priced but still a LOT of fun! Click the links to go to Amazon, be prepared to be amazed at the bargains!



Wii Motion Plus

Simple. Intuitive. Easy to use. Connect the Wii MotionPlus accessory to your Wii Remote controller to increase accuracy and enhance play control on compatible games. Look on the back of Wii Game Disc WiiMotion Plus detailspackaging to see which games are specially designed for use with Wii MotionPlus. Wii MotionPlus contains additional sensors that make the Wii Remote respond to the slightest movement, motion, or twist of the wrist. Wii MotionPlus must be used with a Wii Remote, which is sold separately.

Virtua Tennis 2009
– SEGA
The world’s top tennis stars are hitting the courts again this May in SEGA’s Virtua Tennis 2009 for Wii. Now every swing is more precise and the action is more intense, thanks to the Wii MotionPlus. Other updates include brand new courts, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more court mini-games.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10
– EA Sports
From EA Sports, experience a near perfect 1:1 swing with the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 bundle, featuring Wii MotionPlus. Elevate your game with an enhanced, true-to-life golf swing that features precise draw-fade capabilities and authentic sports motion.

Grand Slam Tennis
- EA Sports
Can’t get enough tennis? Excitement is in full swing with Grand Slam Tennis from EA Sports. Compatibility with the Wii MotionPlus accessory makes it possible to spin your racket and control your in-game player with superior responsiveness and control.

Wii Sports Resort
- Nintendo
Just as with Wii Sports, people will love competing against friends and family. As the competition heats up, Wii Sports Resort is as much fun to watch as it is to play. First-time players will find it easy to pick up a Wii Remote and jump into the action. A wide range of activities will keep players coming back for one more round. Some sample activities include Sword Play, Power Cruising (racing a personal watercraft ) and Disc Dog, which involves accurately tossing a disc to a cute, Mii-like dog.