Links And News From The Past Week


I usually don’t post too many news items or press release type posts in my Gear Diary, but I’ve received quite a few noteworthy items this past week that I thought you all might benefit from reading. So here we go!

Speck Products is having a Speck-tacular Spring Sale. They are selling cases at for under $10 (50-70% savings) while supplies last. Prices will remain until they sell-through the product… There are some pretty great deals for iPods, etc.

RhinoSkin products are now available on a Web site called The site features free shipping on all products, and most of the cases are being sold at 25-40% of MSRP.

Palm launched a company blog where they will be talking about all kinds of things including product news and updates, cool new applications, employee perspectives, and other stuff too.

Palm also sent news of a new application that is available to Palm OS Treo smartphone users called Palm Backup Beta. It allows you to save a copy of your data to secure server via OTA. Data that can be backed up and restored includes: Contacts, Calendar, Memos, Tasks, Bookmarks, Speed dials, Call log

Have you heard of Retrevo? This new search engine makes it easy for consumers to find information they care about when it comes to gadgets. Their search concentrates on reviews and articles about products and weeds out all the other non-relevant information such as storefronts, ads, eBay pages or spam blog hits. If you are searching for detailed information about a specific product, Retrevo only show you editorial reviews, comments, blog posts and forum posts about the product. You can also find manuals for just about any gadget and the results are clean and fast.

A friend of The Gadgeteer is starting up a new business called MissGift. MissGift presents you with fabulous gift baskets for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a gift for this months holiday or a gift to show your appreciation, MissGift is your one stop gift resource!

And last but not least, try this nifty trick… Text any address to 46873 (HOUSE) on your cell phone. Try this one: 10236 charring cross rd, los angeles, ca. You know who it is? Pretty cool!

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