I just realised I haven’t blogged for ages, mainly due to the fact that my feet haven’t touched the ground in the last week and a bit.
So what follows is a very, very brief digest of what I’ve been up to, one post at a time:
DIGITAL WINTER 2008 TECH EVENT
This is basically where a bunch of companies have stalls which show you their latest gadgets, and sometimes their flagship products as well. Siemens showed their new concept solar-powered dect phone too.
There was so much food and cake available, but I’d stuffed myself with sushi on the way there, annoyingly. Secretly I was dying for a nice cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit – but this was no time for confectionery or patisserie, it was time for some serious gadget-hunting.
The technology was suitably diverse, so here are a few highlights of the event. Have a look at Sandisk’s Sansa Fuse (at the top) which has 4GB inbuilt memory, and a slot for a micro SD card for future expansion.
… and the red ones have a great Ferrari-style paint job, which doesn’t have any bearing on the performance of the product, but looks nice.
…a look at the Solar Gorilla from PowerTraveller, a gigantic solar panel which you can use alongside their battery to charge up your laptop – you can also use a mains adaptor with the battery if you’re stuck in the dark, and get about 6 hours’ worth of laptop life from a full charge. The MacBook Pro is there for scale.
In fact, I have the miniature one of these, the powermonkey which I use for charging my mobile – although the larger product on display is probably better suited for use in remote areas that catch a lot of sun, i.e. anywhere except London.