Monday, April 10, 2006
V-Gear's TalkCam Beauty at CeBIT
Unless your webcam is saving lives, most people are merely content using theirs to communicate with family and friends. But the good lawd knows we can't always get dolled up to video conference: enter the V-Gear's TalkCam Beauty with its "One Button BeautyMode." Never having to cover up a fat zit again had us excited for a second, but then we found out just how V-Gear defines beauty: white, super-white, normal and bronze. We're a little dubious about the effectiveness of V-Gear's tech (or exactly why anyone would want to be super-white), so it might just be smartest to take the $39 V-Gear plans to sell these for and finally go invest in a comb, some shampoo, and some concealer.
Instead of sitting back and frowning on bandwidth hogging EV-DO to WiFi routers, Sprint has decided to jump into the game themselves with a new device made by Linksys. Accompanying the new router -- which, like current solutions, merely hosts existing PCMCIA EV-DO cards -- is a new USB dongle that brings EV-DO functionality to owners of laptops that lack PC card slots, or adventurous desktop users. Both products are due in the second half of this year, with the router going for "slightly under $200." The USB dongle still lacks a price, but we imagine it will be rather popular, especially for MacBook Pro owners with their incredibly functionless ExpressCard slots.