PS3

I thought this might be of interest to people waiting for the PS3 like me!

Its going to be priced at $399 and supposedly coming out in November of 06. Im crossing my fingers here! I bet they will have a huge line of games! Some rediculously good games!

Source: Engadget

Review: Skype & IPEVO

I’ve looked around for VoIP type service. First thing I looked at was Vonage, but they required a lot of details that I didnt feel like providing. And i had to pay a monthly service charge. So there was a lot things I had to do to get the Vonage service which I didnt want to do.

The first alternative I found that suited my requirements is Skype.

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Skype:

– A fixed number in the US.

– No yearly required fee except for phone number if required. (Which I got)
– I could use it on any computer.

I went with Skype because of the features it had, but like Mark I didnt like using headphones and a microphone so I went with Mark’s review from using the IPEVO. So I got the IPEVO and its a cool looking phone! Well designed and easy to use.

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IPEVO:

+ Its easy to access your contact list from Skype

+ Programmable buttons through the IPEVO software

+ Very clear

+ Feels like a phone

– This part is the only bad point i think the IPEVO has. I dont know how it works with the mac, but on the PC when you connect the IPEVO it takes over all the audio components of the PC. So if you want to listen to music you have to listen through the IPEVO phone, which isnt meant for music. And even if you disconnect the USB connection from the PC it doesnt revert back to the PC Sound Card, so you have to restart the PC to listen to music or watch tv through the speakers.
Other then that its a very good service and a very good phone.

External HDs

So I went to Professional Computer in Wala’a complex last night.. and since I was there I thought I would post some details that people were asking about over the past couple of weeks.

Phone Number: 2611660 (ask for Shabeer)

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Maxtor OneTouch II 300GB: 72KD

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Maxtor OneTouch III 200GB: 58.5KD

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Maxtor OneTouch III 1TB: 245KD (I want!!)

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Seagate 400GB: 95KD

I love electronics! I probably dont need it, but damn I want more storage! lol

Home Theatre Setup

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After going to multiple shops in Kuwait, and trying to come up with the best Home Theatre setup that I can afford, and one that can last me a while with out any upgrades! I went to Panasonic in Salmiya, and they had all the Denon Equipment, which was what I wanted to look at. But the problem I faced was uninformed sales people. Which causes me to doubt their capabilities. The person who is usually at the reciever section wasnt available at the time, so there wasnt anyone to answer my questions. So I was skeptical about them.

After doing a little research I found a place that was only for home theatres and home theatre equipment. The company is called ETC, and the owner is Nasser Al Shallal, great guy to talk to. He is completely into his equipment and he has a very nice setup. And has a lot of high quality items such as, Meridean Speakers, Mirage Speakers, Onkyo Recievers, Ready Home Theater setups, different types of projectors, plamsa screen mounts (the ones that swivel around completely), tables to place equipment or plasma screens, and he also has a few theatre rooms setup. When I was sitting in one of the theatre rooms he started playing the last battle seen from Lord of the Rings III. I completely forgot why I came, I just sat there watching the scene that I have seen many times and got lost watching it! It was fantastic! I felt like a complete idiot when he switched the lights back on! lol. Even his cabling is high quality, because a lot places get the equipment without quality wires!

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