Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars 2011~ the dresses ~ my favs!

After a day of browsing all of the blogs on everybody's celebrity Oscar dresses I figured I would just post only what I love. Why post the dresses that I didn't like! I'm a huge red carpet fan, so here is what I loved.
Here are my favorite 2011 Oscar red carpet moments.....

xoxo~ Becca

The After Parties~ the Oscars

What a fabulous night at the Oscars last night! I'll be posting the dresses later today but for now I wanted to share a few of the post award show pics. I love seeing what happens after the show is over. Oh, how I dream of attending, maybe some year.... sigh.
Colin Firth taking a picture with his phone of his name being engraved on his Oscar.

Natalie Portman watches in awe as her name is engraved as Best Actress 2011.

Sandra Bullock looks stunning in her red gown entering the Vanity Fair after party.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, the new Hollywood young couple looked sweet at the party.

Friends from last year's The Blind Side, Sandra and Michale Oer.

Hollywood IT girls: Emma Stone, Taylor Swift and...Gwen.

A table of Hollywood Royalty. Jean Pigozzi, Mick Jagger, Diane Von Furstengberg and Barry Diller.
It was quite an evening in Hollywood!
xoxo~ Becca
{photos courtesy of Vanity & The Telegraph.}

Saturday, February 26, 2011

iBike Dash turns iPhone or iPod touch into Cycling Computer

iBike Dash turns iPhone or iPod touch into Cycling Computer
A company called iBike introduces the iBike Dash CC (Cycling Computer), a lightweight wireless bicycle computer system that turns any iPhone or iPod touch into your personal fitness trainer. The system is designed to help your quickly reach your goals by measuring your speed, power, heart rate, wind speed, time, trip, elevation, and calories to become healthier and fitter.

Using iPhone’s GPS chip and maps, the Dash also turns iPhone into a navigator for cycling. It offers 50 power-based and Heart Rate (HR) zone workouts and comes with ANT+ speed sensor with optional sensors for cadence and HR. The Dash CC is equipped with bike odometer.

A iPhone/iPod touch Bike app is available for use with the iBike Dash CC.The price is $199 for basic version and $329 for he advanced version with additional features (including cadence, HR, calorie measurement, battery and charger).


* Compatible with iPhone 4/3G/3GS, iPod Touch
* Touch screen control
* Large, full-color, easy-to-read backlit screen provides graphical, animated and numerical information including:
o Current, average, and maximum:
+ Speed
+ Cadence (optional cadence sensor required)
+ Heart rate (optional HR sensor required)
+ Temperature
o Cumulative readings:
+ Trip Distance
+ Trip Time
+ Odometer
+ Total hours logged
+ Total distance logged
* User-selectable screen configurations
* Rugged Phone Booth ™ case completely encloses your iPhone/iPod Touch for superior rain and shock protection
* New iBike Dash ™ steer tube mounting system simplifies setup and makes Phone Booth mounting secure and removal easy
* Real-time GPS maps and map routes *
* Date and time
* Trip data auto start/stop
* Lap timer
* English and Metric units
* Fitness Test (requires optional HR strap)
* Graphical and animated HR-based zone interval workouts (requires optional HR strap)
* 6,000,000 miles of ride data storage at one second intervals ***
* Place/receive phone calls while iBike app is running *
* Exclusive Continuous Record ™ iBike Dash electronics record ride data even when the iBike app is interrupted by phone calls or other apps
* Bluetooth headset compatible * (requires Bluetooth headset)
* On-the-road, instant-send function for ride files ****
* On-screen, guided setup instructions
* Free iBike app and bike computer firmware updates, available from iTunes Store
* Free iBike 5 software for PC/Mac. Download and view bike ride data. See your actual bike route on a map or satellite view *
* Compatible with all ANT+ sensors
* Optional ability to read ANT+ DFPM power sensors


Super Talent DataGuardian Secure USB Flash Drive

Super Talent DataGuardian Secure USB Flash Drive
Super Talent announced the new DataGuardian password protected USB flash drive that makes data security easy, affordable and usable. The drive is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities. When you plug the DataGuardian into your PC, an application is automatically launched from the drive’s firmware (on-chip). In order to access your data, you have to enter your password.

The DataGuardian also blocks all Auto-run based malware attacks. You can find Super Talent’s DataGuardian at

DataGuardian USB
Part Number Description
GUARDI-4G USB 2.0 DataGuardian , 4GB
GUARDI-8G USB 2.0 DataGuardian , 8GB
GUARDI-16G USB 2.0 DataGuardian , 16GB


MiTAC Plans 4 Tablets with Integrated GPS

MiTAC Plans 4 Tablets with Integrated GPS
MiTAC is better known for making GPS systems and mobile entertainment devices than full-fledged tablet computers. But according to SoftPedia, MiTAC will be showing off four new Android tablets at CeBIT in Germany next week.

The first two are 7 and 10 inch Android tablets featuring Google Android 2.3. Both will features 1080p HD video support and HDMI output as well as built-in GPS, which should come as no surprise given their pedigree. These tablets will be called the Valar 7 and Valar 10, respectively.

MiTAC also has a 7 inch ruggedirzed Android tablet called the Ulmo which will feature a waterproof casing.

The final tablet is a smaller model called the Zeus which features a 7 inch display and dual GPS receivers, which apparently offers some sort of enhanced GPS capability.

There’s no word on how much MiTAC’s new tablets will cost.


- HP / Palm Topaz and Opal webOS tablet
- NoteSlate touch tablet for $99
- LG G-Slate to Come in Different Variations to Different Carriers
- Acer Iconia Tablet, AMD C-50 and detachable keyboard
- 1&1 SmartPad tablet with Android 1.6 review

AData Introduced CH11 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

AData Introduced CH11 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
ADATA Technology introduced CH11, a new External Hard Drive, the company’s latest contender in the high-speed external storage market. The CH11 is perfect for transfering large media content like music, images and, of course, movies.

The CH11 comes with the most recent “SuperSpeed” USB 3.0 standard, and achieves read speeds of up to 90 MB/sec and an added benefit is inclusion of custom labels which provides a handy solution to users for labeling drive contents.

It will be an excellent choice for the people who frequently work with multiple external drives of different categories as it can be stored and used vertically. The CH11 will be available in three colors – black, white and pink and comes in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities.

More information can be found at the company’s website at:


Axioo Picopad QGN Tablet Spec

Axioo Picopad QGN Tablet Spec
Axioo Picopad QGN Tablet Specifications :

2G Network : 850/900/1800/1900
3G Network : 900/1900/2100 or 850/1900/2100


Diagonal Size : 7"
Max Resolution : WVGA (800 x 480)
Technology : TFT transmissive LCD, Touch panel, Capacitive -type touch lens, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Ambient light sensor
Color : 16M

Type : Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11
Speed : 600MHz

Memory & Storage
512MB NAND Flash, 512MB DDR RAM
MicroSD up to 16GB

Yes, with A-GPS support

WLAN : Yes
Bluetooth : Yes

Built-in microphone and loudspeaker
3.5mm audio jack for stereo headset interface
Advanced Echo Cancellation for phone

AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)



CMOS 3MP AF; 0.3 megapixel EDOF front camera

Battery : 3240 mAH with hard-packed Li-Po

Adapter : AC Adapter 100~240 Vac, 50/60Hz

Battery Life :
Up to 550 hours for WCDMA
Up to 400 hours for GSM

Dimensions and Weight
Width : 179.4 mm
Depth : 110 mm
Height : 11.5 mm
Weight : 375 g

Operating System
Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Phone Dialer
E-Compass Sensor
Call Control
Emergency Call
Voice Dialer
Alarm & Clock
SMS/MMS Email SIM Tool Kit USB Tethering

Software GMS
Android Market
Google Map
Google Calendar
Set-up Wizard
Google Street View
Contact Sync
Google Talk
Google Top-Search
Google Voice Search

Available Color

- Next-Gen CherryPad Tablet Will Have Capacitive Touch, 1024 x 600 Resolution, 3G
- New Evolve III Maestro tablet 2011
- Dell Streak 7 Tablet Review 2011
- Archos 70 tablet details with a 250 GB hard disk and Android
- MSI WindPad 100W tablet coming to Europe

Thursday, February 24, 2011


{this photo of Audrey Hepburn & Grace Kelley backstage at the Academy Awards in the 50's never gets old. What a pic!}

Happy Weekend! I am so happy to see Friday morning come! I have a fun and busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow morning I am starting off with a training run for the relay race I am running, volunteering at a race pick up, I am attending the Bridal Trends show in Miami. Sunday I will be up bright and early for the Riverwalk Run Race {I am in charge of breakfast after. Not surprised.} Later that afternoon Beau has the day off and we are making a stop in midtown Miami at the Nail Bar. This is place is such a great place for a pedi/mani! Maybe I can even convince Beau to do something:) Then Sunday night....get ready for the Oscars! I am a huge fan of the Oscars. I absolutely adore watching them. I am wishing that I had time to set up a soiree, next year. This year I'll be home with some bubbly and homemade popcorn cheering on Anne and James while they host. Should be a good show! Here are a few links I'll be reading throughout the weekend in my spare time:)

What a great idea for your bridesmaid. The girls at Styled Creative create such awesome events and they always seem to be having such a fun time. Check out these amazing boxes.

I heard that Sweet Valley Twins was coming out with a follow up book as an adult version! Wow, must purchase the book. Memories of my childhood.

I am so loving this Super Hero themed party. I feel that even though it is for a child, you could completely transform it into an adults birthday as well.

My girlfriends are starting to have babies. Maybe Auntie Becca can plan a baking birthday party for one of them some day.

Beau and I went to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival last year. It was such a fun day! I can't wait to go back next year. If you do not have any plans tomorrow and you just happen to be in, go! The event is a wine and food lovers paradise set up on South Beach.

Looking for some new prints, I fell in LOVE with these paintings from Janet Hill Studio on Etsy.

Lucile's Kitchen ~ Etsy Shop

My wonderful girlfriend Cerys sent me this Etsy shop earlier this week, Lucile's Kitchen. Lucile is a beautiful French illustrator who paints watercolors and sketches of pretty food prints. I am so in love with her pretty images.
{A Macaron a Day}
{Inside Chanel Number 5}
{A French Cake recipe: Tarte Tatin}
{Marie Antoinette has Tea}
{A Cupcake Collection}


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Samsung PN50C680 Plasma Television Review

Samsung PN50C680 Plasma Television Review
It’s back to the Samsung pile to get us today’s dose of plasma fun, and we’ve got another great one in the form of the Samsung PN50C680. We’ve had a lot of good Samsungs, and thankfully, this one will match up.

The Samsung PN50C680 is a fifty inch 1080p plasma television that offers two ten watt speakers with SRS TruSurround, a game mode for improved image quality in high-speed video situations, Samsung’s Touch of Color for an extra aesthetic push, BD Wise systems, ConnectShare to access those USB drives through the television, Anynet Plus, four HDMI inputs, a USB port, a PC input, two component inputs, a headphone jack, two composite inputs and a digital audio output.

The display looks great–fifty inch 1080p is hard to do much else but look great–and the sound is also pretty nice at that. Once again SRS TruSurround shows up and gives everything a sorely needed shot in the arm. And also, you’ll get a nice mix here between support for old and new components. It’s a very nicely put together package overall, and that should get your interest.

What will clearly keep that interest, however, is that two places are selling these for under a thousand bucks each, and that’s an excellent price for a high quality piece of hardware like this.

The Samsung PN50C680 is big, looks great, sounds great and is priced right, so if you’re looking for a new television to cap off your home theater, give this one a second look.


- Panasonic VIERA TC-P50VT25 Plasma 3D HDTV
- Eizo’s glasses-free 3D TV gets more details
- Samsung UN46C7000 Television Review–Decent if Underwhelming Value
- Toshiba ZX900 Genesis 3D Cell TV

Motorola GLEAM Flip Clamshell Mobile Phone

Motorola GLEAM Flip Clamshell Mobile Phone
Motorola revealed a new clamshell mobile phone called Motorola GLEAM. It’s has slim design only 13.9-mm thickness with LED matrix which can notified important incoming events and glowing light for indicator when you get calls or any messages.

Motorola GLEAM is simple mobile phone with some fun features. Available in graphite gray, lacquer red and thistle. It will available in the middle of 2011. Here is the key features include:

* 2.4-inch QVGA display.
* A 2.4-megapixel camera with video capture function.
* Supports WAP 2.0 browser.
* SMS, MMS and Email (POP3/IMAP).
* 32MB Flash and 16MB RAM.
* End user memory – 5MB, 800 phonebook and 500 SMS.
* Supports up to 16GB of Micro SD memory card.
* GSM dual band 900/1800.
* Supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP.
* Micro-USB charging and data (USB 2.0 HS).
* Has built-in FM radio and 3.5mm audio Jack.
* Supports MP3 playback and landscape video viewing.


- Acer Liquid mini and Acer beTouch E210 review
- Nexus S Limited Edition review
- LG Optimus Me P350 review, specifications, price
- BlackBerry Pearl 3G At TELUS review and prince
- SAMSUNG S5233: Mobile Review 2011

Toshiba Dynabook R731 Sandy Bridge Laptop

Toshiba Dynabook R731 Sandy Bridge Laptop
Beside the Toshiba Dynabook Qosmio D711 All-in-One desktop PC, Toshiba has also unveiled another Sandy Bridge powered machine in Japan, the Toshiba Dynabook R731. The new laptop is available in four models – the Toshiba Dynabook R731/39B, the Toshiba Dynabook R731/37B, the Toshiba Dynabook R731/36B, and the Toshiba Dynabook R731/16B.

The high-end Toshiba Dynabook R731/39B laptop is boasts a 2.50GHz Intel Core i5-2520M processor, Intel HM65 Express chipset, 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB), 128GB SSD, and a DVD burner. New Toshiba Dynabook R731 notebook is packs a 13.3-inch widescreen LED display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels,

It is pre-loaded with Windows 7 Professional OS. The Toshiba Dynabook R731 notebook is equipped with one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, WiMAX, HDMI output, D-Sub, SDXC memory card slot, ExpressCard/54 slot, fingerprint reader, and built-in TPM security chip.

Dimensions of Toshiba Dynabook R731 with a 92AA battery (enabling up to 18 hours of run time) are 316 x 227 x 18.3 ~ 40.9 mm and weight about 1.44kg.

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- Dell XPS 17 with Intel Sandy Bridge and GeForce GT 450M
- Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Review
- Samsung RF510 laptop review 2011
- Asus Eee PC 1201PN laptop Review 2011
- New Gadgets Asus G53SW and G73SW with Sandy Bridge and GeForce GTX 460m

Panasonic HM-TA20 Compact Tough HD Camcorder

Panasonic HM-TA20 Compact Tough HD Camcorder
Panasonic revealed a new compact HD mobile camera called Panasonic HM-TA20. It has tough design with waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. You can recording full HD video (1920×1080 pixel) and capture images in 8 megapixel still shots.

This ultra compact camcorder HM-TA20 from Panasonic available in orange and blue colors but no word price available yet. Here is the general features of Panasonic HM-TA20:

* 3.0-inch LCD display with touch operation
* Night View mode for bright video shooting
* iA (Intelligent Auto) mode for automatic optimal settings
* Built-in USB terminal for easy connecting to your computer
* MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4) for easy uploading to Facebook, YouTube and more
* E.I.S (Electrical Image Stabilizer)
* 3 variants of playback effects – sepia, monochrome and soft skin
* Comes with a tripod stand for self-portraits


- European Family Camcorder 2008/2009 - JVC Everio GZ-MG330
- Samsung - HMX-H105 – World’s first SSD camcorder
- JVC Picsio GC-FM1 - 8 MP photo and HD movies
- JVC Everio GZ-HM340 camcoder

HP TouchPad Tablet Specifications with the WebOS

HP Touchpad is a tablet in size from 9.7 inches diagonally (by approximation we can speak of a 10 ” tablet) XGA 1024x768pixel screen resolution and capacitive technology to multiple points of contact (multitouch). The diagonal and the resolution of display are the same the iPad for Apple, so that the size of the two tablets are very similar.

The HP TouchPad hardware is center on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform of dual-CPU version clocked at 1.2 GHz The two ARM processors are able to support fully and efficiently multitasking user experience that rivals that of the common PC.

The built-in graphics accelerator allows you to play, even if we do not know with what framerate and with what level of detail. HP showed a demo of the Armageddon Squadron II game and know that there is a version from Angry Birds for WebOS. Staying on the theme of digital entertainment, certainly the most interesting feature is the presence of a decoding engine compatible MPEG4 video formats and H.264. It means that the HP tablet is capable of playing HD movies, maybe enjoying the sound from the speakers signed Beats Audio.

From the information gathered by fellow Americans, we learn that HP TouchPad will be distributed initially only in a version with WiFi connectivity, the model will come equipped with 3G modem later in 2011. Even without mobile broadband connectivity, however, HP Touchpad will manage calls and SMS hooking onto the Palm smartphone.

Between HP TouchPad and Palm smartphone is a perfect symbiosis in fact favored by the latest generation of Touchstone technology: SMS can be read and accept calls directly from the tablet, you can exchange links by touching the two devices (so-called “tap”), and more.

Many sensors available, useful for saving power, for better and more intuitive to use or play: ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, the TouchPad has nothing to envy to the best-stocked Android tablet. Will also feature an A-GPS receiver, but only on the TouchPad 3G, the reason one can easily imagine when one considers that already combines Qualcomm 3G modem and GPS receiver on his Gobi.

In the presentation made himself a quick mention of accessories, including highlight HP Touchstone a stand or music stand that is able to feed over the air (wireless charger) TouchPad: just place the tablet on the stand to recharge!
Specifications HP TouchPad

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU 1.2GHz APQ8060
Screen: 9.7″ XGA (1024×768) capacitive multitouch
Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1x, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo Bluetooth
Storage: 16GB or 32GB
GPS: A-GPS (3G models only)
Camera: 1.3 megapixel Webcam front
Sensors: light sensor, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
Supported formats: DRM-free MP3 audio, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV, MPEG-4 video, H.263, H.264
Port: microUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 3.5 mm audio jack
Keyboard: Virtual keyboard
Email: Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push POP3/IMAP technology (Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, etc.).
Messaging: SMS and IM System
Audio: Beats Audio system with built-in speakers
Battery: Rechargeable 6300 mAh
Dimensions: 240mm x 190mm x 13.7mm
Weight: 740gr
Operating System: HP webOS
Color: Black


- NoteSlate touch tablet for $99
- LG G-Slate to Come in Different Variations to Different Carriers
- Acer Iconia Tablet, AMD C-50 and detachable keyboard
- 1&1 SmartPad tablet with Android 1.6 review
- Toshiba Officially Reveals Next Gen Android Tablet

AOC rolls out new Aire Black LED monitor

AOC rolls out new Aire Black LED monitor
AOC has a spanking new Aire Black LED monitor for the masses, although this time around, they won’t be too large of a size that makes it easy on your eyes if you have plenty of information to display. What it does, however, is offer a budget-friendly alternative coming in screen sizes of 20”, 22”, and 23”. Boasting of a glossy piano-black monitor, these will also be more than proud of being called one of the world’s slimmest display panels.

You can expect to see some bonus features on this all-black model such as embedded Screen+ software that lets you divide the screen into four different self-contained work areas – and we don’t suppose having a social network run on one of them all the time is out of the question.

The Aire Black LED monitor, as previously mentioned above, will ship in 20-inch, 22-inch and 23-inch sizes, going by the model numbers e2043Fk ($129), e2243Fwk ($149) abd e2343Fk ($179)m respectively. Other hardware specifications will include a 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 5ms response time, and a DVI-D with HDCP input that makes your HD viewing experience a cinch.

Press Release

Philips Xenium X518 Dual SIM Card Touchscreen Phone

Philips Xenium X518 Dual SIM Card Touchscreen Phone
Philips release another Xenium Series with 2.8-inch touchscreen display. It’s Philips Xenium X518 with 1MB internal memory, 2 megapixel camera include LED flash and video recording ability.

This Xenium X518 include microSD card slot up to 16GB, dual SIM card slot, media player, bluetooth, FM tuner with RDS, up to 40-days in standby mode, 104x57x14.3-mm dimension and support network GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz but no price available yet.


- HTC 7 Pro Windows 7 phone review and specifications
- Philips T910 TD-SCDMA Smartphone
- Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint)
- Blackberry Bold 9700 Gadget Smart review
- Verizon LG Revolution 4G LTE smartphone, official unveiled

Sony’s new TV can give two pictures to two viewers

Sony’s new TV can give two pictures to two viewers
Sony has recently announced the development of a technology called dual-view, which allows two different viewers to see two different images.

I suppose that this could be used for when two different viewers want to watch two different shows, but they will have to wear headphones so they don’t hear each each others’ audio.

It would appear that Sony wants to market this for gamers. So if two people are playing a game with a split screen, the screen would not have to split.

At a recent press conference, where Sony showed off this technology, the company warned that “this will make your eyes hurt”. Clearly, some more development is required. Until then, the results are like 3D.


- Vizio XVT3SV gets very good reviews
- Eizo’s glasses-free 3D TV gets more details
- Internet Use Ties TV Use in Latest Study
- Samsung UN46C7000 Television Review–Decent if Underwhelming Value
- Toshiba ZX900 Genesis 3D Cell TV

Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 Sandy Bridge Laptops

Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 Sandy Bridge Laptops
Dell has recently refreshed its entertainment notebook series, the Dell XPS 15 and the Dell XPS 17. Both portable machines are based on Intel 2nd Generation Core ‘Sandy Bridge‘ processors.

The Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 notebooks are packs new Nvidia GeForce 500M series GPU and 3D-capable screen (optional) for Dell XPS 17.

The Dell XPS 15 L502x has a 15.6-inch screen size, while the Dell XPS 17 L702x has 17.3-inch. Both Dell XPS notebooks come with optional for Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics, full HD display resolution, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, and built-in TV tuner.

The Dell XPS 15 L502x and 17 L702x will be sale for start price at $1,049.99 and $899.99 respectively.


- ASUS N53JF-XE1 Review
- Toshiba Launches Laptops with 2nd Gen Intel Core “Sandy Bridge”
- Sony VAIO VPCYA19FJ Notebook 11.6-inch Display
- Toshiba NB500, NB520 Announced

Lenovo Thinkpad L520 Notebook Review

Lenovo Thinkpad L520 Notebook
Beside the Lenovo Thinkpad W520 powerful laptop, Lenovo has also unveiled a new Thinkpad L series notebook called the Lenovo Thinkpad L520. The new laptop is optional WiMAX connectivity.

The Lenovo Thinkpad L520 notebook is sports a 15.6-inch HD anti-glare LED display with resolution of 1600 x 900 pixel, 720p HD webcam, Express card slot, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

New Lenovo L520 is boasts an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, Intel HM65 chipset, ATI Mobility Radeon 565v graphics card, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB of solid state drive (SSD) or a 500GB hard drive (HDD) with Window 7 Professional OS pre-loaded.

There are four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA port, a media card reader, and 6- or 9-cell battery. New Lenovo Thinkpad L520 notebook is expected start price at $719 and will be available starting in March 2011.


- Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX Review
- Samsung RF510 laptop review 2011
- Asus Eee PC 1201PN laptop Review 2011
- New Gadgets Asus G53SW and G73SW with Sandy Bridge and GeForce GTX 460m
- Dell Adamo : cheaper and more powerful than a MacBook Air

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hanvon HPad A112 e-Reader Review, Specs and price

Hanvon HPad A112 e-Reader Review, Specs and price
Hanvon will be show up at CeBIT 2011 (March 1-5) their new e-book reader that called the HPad A112 Super multimedia e-Reader. The Hanvon HPad A112 is runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS, but the device isn’t has Google certified for access to Android market. Hanvon is offers on-line bookstore that provide over 160,000 books and magazines and Hanvon app store with about 5,000 items available for download.

Hanvon HPad A112 e-Reader is comes with aluminum-magnesium allow frame with glass front cover, a 7-inch TFT touchscreen display with 800 x 600 pixels resolution, ARM11 CPU 720MHz, 2 GB of flash storage, 256M or 512M DDR2, Micro SD card up to 32GB, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, optional GPS, and support Hanvon business application, such as Hanvon Office Editer, Hanvon Handwriting Mail and Notes, etc.

The HPad A112 is super-slim and fashionable e-Reader tablet and has measures in 192 x 136 x 10.8 mm. Hanvon HPad A112 also packs with WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, G-Sensor, USB port, Micro-USB, Mini-HDMI port and a 3.7V Li-Polymer 3300mAh battery that offers up to 6 hours for video playing and up to 8 hours of reading.

Hanvon HPad A112 Specifications :

CPU : ARM11 CPU 720MHz
Memory : 256M / 512M DDR2
Display : 7-inch TFT touchscreen display with 800 x 600 pixels resolution
Flash : 2G MLC-Nand
Memory Expansion : Micro SD card, up to 32GB
OS : Android 2.2 Froyo
Camera : Rear 3MP webcam
WiFi : Yes
Bluetooth : Yes
3G : Optional built-in, USB data card extension
GPS : Option
G-Sensor : Yes
Battery : 3.7V Li-Polymer 3300mAh for 6 hours video playing, 8 hours reading
I/O interface : USB, Micro-USB, Mini-HDMI, 3.5mm ear jack
Dimension : 192 x 136 x 10.8mm

Source [New technotebook]

- New Evolve III Maestro tablet 2011
- Dell Streak 7 Tablet Review 2011
- Archos 70 tablet details with a 250 GB hard disk and Android
- MSI WindPad 100W tablet coming to Europe
- Tablet “HP Slate 500″ With Great Feature Review Specification and Price

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Messy Ponytail

A couple of weeks ago I saw this image on Pinterest {one of my new favorite sites} and have been meaning to try it out since. I have always been a fan of the second day {or third day} hair in a teased messy ponytail, but some how my pouf always falls in a few hours. Thank youJoanna from a Cup of Jo for putting together this post! I tried it out today and the bobby pins so help piece it all together.
Isn't her friend Caroline so cute with the messy pony and the bright lipstick. A messy but oh so chic look!

And here are some of the JCrew looks that Joanna was referring too. Yes, they look adorable and their messy ponytails are just perfect!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dell Inspiron Duo convertible Tablet Netbook Review, Sepcs and Price

Dell Inspiron Duo convertible Tablet Netbook Review, Sepcs and Price
The Microsoft Store has release and offering the Inspiron Duo convertible tablet for just $399. Dell Inspiron Duo tablet comes with innovative flip design with intuitive touch screen and duo Stage software provide quick and easy access to your music, movies and photos. You can switch from touch tablet mode to push the screen back 180 degrees and close the lid to type mode in seconds.

The Dell Inspiron Duo is powered by Intel Atom N550 dual core 1.5 GHz, 10.1 inch HD LED-backlit capacitive multitouch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, Intel NM10 Express, 2 GB DDR3 800 MHz, 320 GB HDD SATA 7200 RPM, Built-in 1.3 megapixel Webcam, Built-in two stereo speaker, Broadcom Crystal HD Media accelerator, an integrated chiclet keyboard and runs on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit for operating system.

Other specfications of Inspiron Duo convertible tablet netbook are two USB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, memory card reader (SD/SDHC/MMC), SIM card slot and measures in 284.98 x 194.56 x 28.70 mm with weight 3.39 lbs (1.53 kg). The Dell Inspiron Duo tablet also support for Flash Video, Windows Live Essentials 2011,kype and Adobe Acrobat Reader


- LG G-Slate to Come in Different Variations to Different Carriers
- Acer Iconia Tablet, AMD C-50 and detachable keyboard
- 1&1 SmartPad tablet with Android 1.6 review
- Toshiba Officially Reveals Next Gen Android Tablet
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Bryce Dallas Howard for Kate Spade!

I am absolutely in LOVE with the new Kate Spade Spring/Summer campaign featuring the bright and cheery Bryce Dallas Howard! The photos in the campaign are so happy! I love the rainbow colors, her bright red hair and I love love love the splashes of hot pink. I told beau earlier this year as we walked into the Georgetown Kate Spade store, "sigh, this is one of my happy places for sure!". Oh yes, it is!
The Candy Shop Jeanette Dress is on my Spring Wish List for SURE!
The Essex Scout bag would be a great addition to my closet. What girl doesn't need a hot pink purse!

See, Bryce and I have something in common already, we both love and have the Camille Bag from last season, how cute is it! Yep, my orange loving beau surprised me with it for Christmas.

Oh Kate, you always seem to have amazing items, campaigns, you are fabulous for sure.

xoxo from a Kate Spade Addict~ Becca

Saturday, February 19, 2011

ASUS Eee Slate EP121-1A011M Tablet Reviews and Specs

ASUS Eee Slate EP121-1A011Mwhich we can call it shortly “Eee Slate EP121-1A011M”. ‪ ASUS Eee Pad EP121 was first unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The presenter claimed that Eee Slate EP121 is the world most powerful tablet. Eee Slate EP121Tablet PC running Windows 7. The device packs an Intel Core i5 with 2 or 4GB of RAM, a 64GB SSD. Following with NVIDIA’s ARM-based Tegra 2 application processor and a 1280×800 IPS touchscreen, making it comparable to a small MacBook Pro without a keyboard. It also sports front and rear cameras, miniHDMI video output, a miniUSB port, and a microSD card slot. Moreover, it has multiple input options: Wacom digitizer pen, wireless bluetooth keyboard and Multi-touch screen.

The overall Specifications of Eee Slate EP121:

* Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
* Display: 12.1-inch multi-touch pressure-sensing capacitive LED-backlit HD display (1280 x 800)
* Processor:Intel Core i5-470UM processor (1.33 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 1.86 GHz)
* Graphics: Intel HD graphics
* Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v3.0
* Memory: 2GB DDR3 (expandable to 4GB)
* Storage: 32GB solid state drive
* Camera: 2.0 megapixel
* Speakers: Internal speaker
* Microphone: Internal microphone
* Card Reader: 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC)
* Input / Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x 2-in-1 audio jack, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x mini-HDMI port
* Battery Pack: 4 cell polymer battery (up to 3 hours)3
* Dimensions: 12.28 x 8.15 x .66 –inches (W x D x H)
* Weight: 2.53 lbs
* Color: White

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo review, feature and specs

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo
Sony Ericsson has recently announced a mobile phone, called the XPERIA Neo. Couple of months back, there was a news that the mobile phone manufacturer is bringing two new handsets called Anzu and Hallon. The former one was renamed and announced as Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc, but there was a speculation about the later one, which is supposed to include the similar form factor of Vivaz. Now, there is end of all such speculations as the handset is named as Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo and it will be available in the market by the month of March, 2011.

The similarity of SE XPERIA Neo with SE Vivaz ends with the form factor. The functionalities of the phone are of higher standard and you can clearly understand that once you go through the detailed specifications in the following portions of the review. The phone definitely looks cute and attractive. It may not be as dashing and high-end as Samsung Galaxy S II, which is also announced during the same period, but it definitely has its own sets of appeal. The handset fits well on your palm and you will surely like its semi-anodised finish along with easy to access key arrangement at the front and superb front facing camera. The cool ear piece and light sensor adds up to the benefits of the device.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo – Easy Handling of Control Keys
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo
The quality of the sensor is definitely much better than the usual VGA hardware devices that are available in plenty these days. Apart from that, the other furniture of the phone is nicely arranged as well. You can easily access the power or lock key in the right side of the phone, irrespective of the big screen display. Right under it, you can access the volume key to control the sound. In fact, you can easily adjust the volume by holding the phone to your ears.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo – Different Ports

The built of the phone is quite sturdy like the other handsets by Sony Ericsson. SE XPERIA Neo looks strong with its plastic and chrome type covering. You will find three ports in the mobile phone for diverse functionalities such as mini HDMI out connection, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB connection port. It is expected that Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo also loads a cable to support functionality of its HDMI port so that you can stream high quality High Definition movies directly on your television screen.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo – Display and look

The display of XPERIA Neo is a big highlight. The size of the screen is quite big at 3.7 inches and being a LED backlit LCD capacitive touch screen, it is going to provide a superb experience to the users. The colour visibility of the phone is 16 millions and its resolution is 480 x 854 pixels. It also loads the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, which ensures the experience of watching movies or videos over the phone will be immaculate. Other major highlights of the display includes scratch resistant surface, multi touch input method, proximity sensor for auto turn off, accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate, and Timescape™ UI.

The appearance of the phone is minimal, yet it is attractive. On top of the display and the back of the phone, you will notice the logo of Sony Ericsson, while the major functional keys (‘back,’ ‘home,’ & ‘menu’) are at the bottom. Right below these keys, you will find the label of ‘XPERIA,’ while you have camera lenses at the top of the front and the back of the handset.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo – Storage and camera

The storage capacity is very crucial for the smartphones because the number of features and applications are quite high. XPERIA Neo is a sophisticated smart phone and hence it needs good storage capacity and Sony Ericsson does not disappoint in this aspect. The device is equipped with a 320 MB internal memory and a microSD™ card slot that can load memory up to 32 GB. As the internal memory is not big enough, the phone comes with a 8 GB memory card that will be included within the package.

Do you want to know what the biggest highlight of the phone is after its excellent display features, then it has to be the camera. SE XPERIA Neo loads an 8 mega pixel snapper that is capable to click images at 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution along with high end features such as LED flash, auto focus, touch focus, geo tagging, face and smile detection and video calling. The features of the camera are no less than a decent digital camera. It can also record high quality videos at 720p @30 fps with video light and continuous auto focus. Therefore, the experience of both still photography and video recording is awesome.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo – Music and Video

If you liked the excellent features of XPERIA Neo’s camera, then the other multimedia features like music and video players will also impress you. The music player can play diverse music files such as MP3/ WMA/ WAV/ eAAC+; while there is a video playback that can stream MP4/H.264/WMV. There is Stereo FM radio with RDS for added advantage to the music lovers, while you can connect the handset to the TV via HDMI port to enjoy HD quality video on big screen.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo is powered by Android™ v2.3 Gingerbread and Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor. Along with that the availability of HSDPA and Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n makes sure that the experience over the phone will be quite fast and easy.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Smartphone Features :

* 4 inch multitouch screen with resolution of 854×480 pixelss & 16M colors
* Offers GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, & Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
* Boasts Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon chipset, & Adreno 205 GPU
* Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, video calling, & touch focus
* 1GHz Scorpion processor
* Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
* Up to 32GB external memory support
* 8 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
* Includes an accelerometer & proximity sensor
* Able to record 720p video at 30fps
* Internal memory of 300 MB & 512 MB RAM
* HTML browser, & Java, MIDP 2.1
* GPS with A-GPS support
* Scratch-resistant surface
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Multi-touch input method
* Brings Li-Po 1500 mAh battery
* 3.5 mm audio jack
* MicroUSB 2.0 port
* SNS integration

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Huawei S7 Slim Android tablet review, specs and price

Huawei S7 Slim Android tablet review, specs and price
Huawei has announced their upcoming Tablet at the Mobile World Congress 2011 (February 14-17, Barcelona, Spain), namely Huawei S7 Slim tablet. The S7 Slim tablet is an updated ersion of the original Huawei S7 tablet we looked at back in last summer. The device is runs on Android 2.2 Froyo for Operating System and expected will be release in 2011, Q2 with starting price at $300.

The Huawei S7 Slim Android tablet is boast a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels display with support Touch-sensitive controls and accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, microSD up to 32GB, rear and front facing camera, stereo speakers, support 720p video playback and Standard battery Li-Ion. Other specifications of the Huawei S7 Slim tablet are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 port, browser, HDMI port for connect to external device and works on GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 with HSDPA 900 / 2100.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

HTC Wildfire S Review and Specs

HTC Wildfire S Review and Specs
HTC Wildfire S is the successor of HTC Wildfire, it runs on Android 2.4 OS and it is powered by 600 MHz.

HTC Wildfire S sports a 3.2 inch touch screen display, 5 MP auto focus camera, 512 RAM/ROM, microSD Card support. Other features of the HTC Wildfire S include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB, GPS, and 1230 mAh battery.

HTC Wildfire S mobile phone specifications :

* Processor : 600MHz
* Android 2.4 OS
* ROM : 512MB
* RAM:512MB
* Dimensions : 101×59.4×12.4 mm
* Weight : 105 gm (including battery)
* Display : 3.2-inch touchscreen with 320×480 resolution
* Network : Quad band GSM , 3G HSPA
* GPS navigation
* Sensors : G sensor , Digital compass , Proximity and Ambient light sensor
* Bluetooth, WiFi, microUSB
* 3.5mm audio jack
* Camera : : 5MP with auto-focus
* Music Player, Video Player
* Battery : 1230mAh
* Talk-time : up to 430 min. GSM , up to 350 min. WCDMA
* Standby time : up to 360 hours GSM , up to 570 hours WCDMA

HTC Wildfire S Price

The new HTC Wildfire S Price is not revealed yet. It will be available from Q2 of 2011 .

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