Archive | November 30, 2010

Deal of the Day – $55 shipped – Western Digital 1.5 TB Caviar Green WD15EARS

This is a really hot deal for one of the most reliable green hard drives available on the market – Amazon has the 1.5TB Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green 64MB cache SATA 3.0 Internal Hard Drive (OEM) for $54.99. Shipping is free and Amazon has no taxes in most of the states. On sale from $122.99.

Good time to load your home media server 🙂 Excellent 4 out of 5 stars reviews.

PS3 Wireless Keypad Review

I am not much of a chatter, but I hate to input text in my various electronic devices via a remote control. The navigation is awkward in many cases and just slow, especially if you do it frequently. With PS3 getting one of the best Netflix clients around, I started to use it more frequently as my main Netflix streaming device (PS3 Netflix review here) and soon I realized I really need something to type more efficiently when I search for a certain movie. There are several different devices that serve the same purpose but in my experience many 3rd party attachments are badly designed and don’t fit the original product very well. While more expensive, I decided to buy the PS3 Wireless Keypad made by Sony and hope for a pleasant experience. I now have the keypad for more than a month already so I feel I can offer a good look at its qualities and shortcomings.

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Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3 Review

Sometimes, those little things just make life a little bit better and Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3 is one of them (albeit quite expensive). As you know, for some yet unexplained reason, Sony decided to manufacture a Bluetooth PS3 remote control instead of an infrared one (and of course they conveniently build the PS3 itself without a IR sensor). This left a certain category of users in the dust, the ones that like to have everything at a touch of a button (and one remote), myself included.

At the beginning, when PS3 wasn’t yet the multimedia workhorse it is now, I was content to control it via the original remote or just using one of the controllers. However, with the Read More…