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Sony PS3 wireless keypad coming November 30th


PlayStation 3 owners looking for an way way to enter text without using a full computer keyboard will be interested in Sony’s new wireless keypad, scheduled to hit stores on November 30th for $49.99.

The keypad will feature a full QWERTY keyboard and attach to your PS3 controller in a similar style as Microsoft’s keypad attaches to their Xbox 360 controller only the Sony version will attach above the controller (Microsoft’s connects below).

Looks like Amazon is taking pre-orders now if you’re interested.

[Via CrunchGear]


Mio Knight Rider GPS available for pre-order

You might remember back in June when word of the upcoming Knight Rider themed GPS device by Mio first hit the Internet.

Looks like its release is nearly upon us.

Radio Shack has begun taking pre-orders for the device with an expected release of September 24th.

It’s pretty heavily Knight Rider branded, so you’d have to be a pretty big fan to spend $269.99 on this device, but if you check out the video below of it in action and realize you must have it then by all means jump on it–you can pre-order it here.

[Via Engadget]

Canon XS available for pre-order from Amazon

Canon’s relatively inexpensive DSLR, the Rebel XS, is now available for pre-order from Amazon for $699.99 with an expected release date sometime in August.

For that price you’ll get the camera body as well as a a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

Features of the XS will include:

  • 10.1 megapixel sensor
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • Live View mode
  • 3fps shooting
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Self-cleaning sensor
  • 7-point AF system with center cross-type sensors

As I said before, it’s a really solid camera for someone contemplating making the leap from point-and-shoot to DSLR.

For more info about the XS check out the official product page here.

[Via Photography Bay]

Xbox 360 with 60GB drive available for pre-order at Amazon

The same day Microsoft made the updated Xbox 360 Pro with a 60GB hard drive official, Amazon has gone ahead and posted it and is taking pre-orders.

The 60GB Xbox 360 will set you back $349.99 (the same price the Pro with a 20GB hard drive sold for before today’s $50 price cut) and it is scheduled to be released on August 4th.

For more information or to place a pre-order check out the Amazon page here.

[Via Gizmodo]

O2 swamped with iPhone 3G pre-orders


UK cell carrier O2 recently began a pre-order program for the upcoming iPhone 3G to allow current customers a shot at securing one before it releases on Friday.

Apparently response was VERY high and the 16GB version quickly sold out and the 8GB version followed before long.

Any still interested in getting an iPhone 3G from O2 is told to “Come back on 10 July for more information.”

Maybe more stock will be made available? We’ll see, I suppose.

To watch the page for yourself check it out here.

[Via Engadget]

VW to produce 235MPG car as early as 2010


Volkswagen has announced a new two-seater vehicle that may be available as early as 2010 called the Aptera.

The Aptera will get around 235MPG from its 1-Liter engine. Sure, it’s not going to be fast (max speed will be about 75MPH) but it will get you from place to place efficiently.

The seats won’t be arranged like your typical two-seater–one will be in font of the other, like a tandem garage in San Francisco.

The car will be produced in “limited numbers” but you can pre-order it now if you’re interested–the price should be less than $30k.

[Via Engadget]

Asus Eee PC 900 available for pre-order

The Asus Eee PC 900 is expected to hit retail on May 12th. Interested in pre-ordering it? You’re in luck–looks like a lot of retailers are ready to help you out with that.

According to a post at HotHardware any of these retailers will take your pre-order:


  • Amazon.com
  • Buy.com
  • Costoco.com
  • Directron.com
  • Mwave.com
  • Newegg.com
  • Pcmall.com
  • Tigerdirect.com
  • Zipzoomfly.com

New York:

  • J&R
  • RCS Experience
  • Datavision


  • Alice Computer
  • Central Computer
  • PC Club

[Via HotHardware]

Amazon sells out of Wii fit pre-orders


On April 15th Amazon began offering pre-orders on the Nintendo Wii Fit. The balance board and fitness game combo sold at an average of 2.5 units per minute and as of May 3rd all of Amazon’s alloted 68,400 have been sold out.

The Wii Fit will be available in the US on May 19th and it sounds like if you want to make sure and get one you’d better act fast.

Here we go again…

[Via Joystiq]

Sony PlayTV available for pre-order in UK, releasing in July


Sony PlayStation 3 users in the UK anxious to get their hands on Sony’s PlayTV add-on have been thrown a bone and the device can now be pre-ordered with an expected release on July 31st.

The add-on will set you back £59.99 (roughly $120) and allow you to use your PS3 as a DVR as well as stream recorded video to a PSP.

[Via Engadget]