Archive | May 31, 2011

Genius LuxeMate T810 Review – Wireless Media Center Keyboard / Remote

Today I’ll review a very interesting product – the LuxeMate T810 Media Cruiser – a wireless Media Center keyboard / remote control manufactured by Genius and designed to stay on your lap and offer all the functions required to control your Media Center based HTPC. To be honest, I searched for a long time for the ideal HTPC controller and before the LuxeMate I used (and still use) my Harmony 880 remote together with Logitech diNovo Mini. While I still use the Harmony remote, the diNovo Mini is just too small for a comfortable use and has some range issues, so I kept looking. I was able to obtain a LuxeMate T810 wireless keyboard which seemed like a good choice for the task at hand (completely control my HTPC in a fast and reliable way) and my experience with it is described in this review. For reference, all my tests were performed using Windows 7. Read More…

PSN/Qriocity services still down, Sony shows funny “See it before Netflix” ad which in the current context doesn’t quite work

PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are still down although Sony promised last month that everything will be up and running. It happens, maybe Sony’s server guys really need the weekend. The new official due date is by the end of this week. Meantime, I got my Sony e-mail offering identity theft protection via Debix’s AllClear ID Plus. But this is not the reason I started to write this little post. While playing in XrossMediaBar on my PS3 to see what else is new, I noticed an ad for “The Rite” movie with the following addition: See it before Netflix. I clicked on it too see what is all about and surprise! The following error message poped-up: “This service is currently Read More…

Deal of the Day – Plants vs. Zombies for free today at Amazon App Store for Android – works well on Nook Color

Today only, to celebrate the Plants vs. Zombies by PopCap launch for Android, the game is free at Amazon App Store for Android (regular price starting tomorrow – $2.99). I downloaded it (WiFi only due to size) and it works quite well on my CyanogenMod 7 Nook Color, with smooth animations and no speed issues . One of the most popular games of all times and, interestingly enough, not available yet at Google’s Android market, only at Amazon.