Ian Lim

46 years young. Interests: bushwalking, photography, motorcycles, gadgets, android, music ( listening and playing ), man-bags and anything else that tickles my fancy.

Sony Dev-3 and Dev-5 Binoculars – 3D Bird Watching

Sony has  just announced the world’s first digital binoculars with HD video recording, zoom, autofocus and Steadyshot Image stabilization. Capable of recording Full HD video with stereo sound and even a 3D mode that records as stereoscopic video for playback on most 3D HDTVs. The Dev-5 has 10x optical zoom with up to 20x digital …

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Star Wars Coins – Legal Tender in a Cantina on Tatooine?

Come to the  Dark Side……….. the New Zealand Mint has released 2 unique four coin sets depicting Star Wars characters that will be legal tender on the South Pacific Island of Niue. The coins feature a full coloured image of your favourite character duos of Luke Skywalker / Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi / Yoda, R2-D2 / …

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Logitechs New Tablet Speakers – Pump up the Volume

Your tablet doesn’t quite pump out enough sound for that rave party ? Those explosions not “big” enough while watching the latest block buster ? Logitech has just announced the Tablet Speaker to help you pump up the volume. Using a rubberised clip the speakers attach to your tablet and connect via your headphone jack. …

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New Aus Samsung LED TVs – Powerful and Stylish (?)

Samsung Electronics Australia  announced the local availability of its new range of powerful and stylish edge-lit LED monitors, the 3D capable SA 9 series, Smart Hub enabled TA9 Series as well as their CA5 Central Station Monitor. The SA 9 is available in 23 and 27″ configurations, full HD with  3D playback from a wide …

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Old Vinyl – New Sounds…

Got your vinyl stored away in boxes somewhere?  Grab out the best (or worst) record and revive its sound (well kinda). London Designer Paul Cocksedge molds old 12″ records into a smartphone amplifier, working on the same principles as the gramaphones of old. Paul will be heating and molding old LP’s at an Exhibition called …

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Citrix Reciever for Chrome OS

Citrix prides itself in providing a heterogeneous device solution for remote access.  In keeping with this they have just released a Technical Preview of their Citrix Receiver for Chrome OS. What you can do with Citrix Receiver: Access you applications and Windows desktop at your office, home or on the road. Keep your information stored on your …

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Bananaguard – Is that a banana in your pocket or….?

We all know fruit’s good for you however in Australia, due to Cyclone Yasi devastating Australia’s  crops, bananas are very expensive.   So I don’t want to chuck a banana in my gadget bag or pocket and end up with bruised, mushy and inedible  fruit, they’re just too expensive to waste.  That’s besides the devastating effect that …

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Pacsafe Camsafe 200 – Happy Travels

You hear the horror stories about taking your gadgets with you traveling…..slash and grabs, cutting holes into your bags, straight theft.  Pacsafe is the brainchild of two Aussie travelers and produce a line of products that help keep your gear safe.  Their range includes adventure backpacks, urban and leisure bags, women’s bags, photography bags, motorcycle …

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Husqvarna Automower – Lock up the dog first

I love my Roomba  so why not the same for my lawn ? Husqvarna has a range of  three robotic lawn mowers covering from 1800-3000m2 capability. Just like the Roomba, they find their own way home when they’re low on battery to recharge. They have a timer/scheduler, are weatherproof  and include a theft alarm. There’s …

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Credit Card Wallet Razor

Ever been caught short needing a quick shave before that hot date or job interview? Perhaps this is the answer, the Carzor-Card credit card sized razor and mirror. The lubricating strip even comes in 5 scents: mint, sandalwood, lemon, ocean and orange.  Certainly more convenient than trying to carry around a cartridge razor in your …

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Android Touchscreen Control for your Canon EOS DSLR

Need a bigger view screen or want touch control of your Canon EOS DSLR ??? Currently still in Beta/Prerelease, Chainfire from XDA has released DSLR Controller ( Beta ). Full control of your Canon EOS SDSLR from your phone or tablet through USB. Check it out on the Android Market. Currently $8.55  This will go …

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