Doxie

Doxie’s new USB-powered device simplifies the oft-tedious task of scanning photos or documents with its easy setup and an intelligible Internet integration. It’s small portable USB Scanner, works with both Macs & Windows, it works in black and white, grayscale or color and processes documents or photos at up to 600dpi. It automatically adjusts photos by cropping or straightening, you can also play with the saturation, contrast and brightness before saving it which is pretty cool, not like the old days when you had to rescan it.

One of the features that makes the Doxie so convenient, their free web application integration called the Doxie Cloud allows for uploading of photos or documents straight to sites like Tumblr, Flickr, Evernote and now to iBooks. The Cloud also provides a short URL so you can seamlessly share the photo via e-mail, chat or Twitter. Documents and photos can be saved as PDF, JPEG or PNG formats, which is great for sending the images to Google Docs. And, the best part is that you can digitize hand written notes & documents because of its built-in Optical Character Recognition capabilities. I haven’t looked at a scanner probably since 1999, since I don’t think they have really changed too much, they are bulky, and take up too much space. For once a scanner which address people’s needs at high quality and very portable, its a brilliant little device and very reasonably priced at $130.

Link: Doxie

Mini Countryman

Now this is an interesting car coming from Mini, I have always been a fan of the Mini Cooper but now they have come out with the buggy version which is a little bigger but still compact. The name should have been something else, I think they wanted to stick the Mini in there but they should have came up with something different, Mini Cup, Mini Corner, Mini Courage, maybe something else then Countryman. I love the manual Minis, it feels like these little machines are going to take off and the speed dial in the middle is fantastic.

Its available with two engine versions the normal and the S, 122 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque in the Cooper, or 184 hp and 177 lb-ft in the Cooper S. Then there is that all wheel drive option which I would opt out for it since its more fun as a two wheel drive machine, I always have this image of a mini drifting. This four seater even has a very cool and comfortable looking interior.

Link: Autoblog


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HP Mini-Note 2133

The HP 2133 is out in the market for a few weeks now and a lot of reviews have been surfacing. Its an interesting piece of a equipment and I’m looking for something like this after trying a friends Asus. This comes with a bigger screener and it looks like it has a cleaner build. I like most everything about this machine except for the processor. I would get it with all the features but with the downgraded to XP version since I wouldn’t want Vista on machine that small, its a bit sluggish on a desktop so the performance would probably be an issue with the Mini-Note.

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

  • Genuine Windows Vista® Downgrade to Windows XP Professional (note) w/ MS Office (Trial)
  • VIA C7™-M processor (1.2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
  • 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution)
  • Graphics VIA Chrome 9, 128MB shared system memory
  • VGA camera included
  • 2048MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
  • 160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Broadcom 4311AG 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi Adapter
  • HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery

Link: notebooks
Link: Engadget

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