Congrats to Angela C. of Allen, Mich., for winning a Soundmatters Dash 7 portable Bluetooth speaker in last week's giveaway. This week's prize brings more Bluetooth, in the form of the Panasonic KX-TG7872S, a home handset that uses the company's Link2Cell technology to sync two cell phones to the base unit.
Panasonic calls its Link2Cell devices "convergence" phones. What would you do with such a thing? Let's say you and your housemates have just gotten home and need to recharge your cell phones. While they're wired up and powering, you can make and receive cell calls from anywhere in the house using this cordless phone. If you get a text message, the unit will audibly alert you. A Talking Caller ID speaks incoming-call information. … Read more
Greetings CNET viewers! We've got another great lineup for you this week.
Halloween is just around the corner, and we suggest that this year you ditch the horror flicks, and instead get your scare on by playing one of the spooktacular video games listed in this week's Top 5 countdown. And ever wanted to go ghost hunting? Turns out, all you may need are a few gadgets from your local electronics store. CNET'S Sumi Das tags along with a professional ghost hunter and checks out the tech she uses to investigate the reportedly haunted Brookdale Lodge.
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Congrats to Cy N. of Palo Alto, Calif., for winning a 40-inch LCD TV from TCL in last week's giveaway. And now, giveaway participants, a public-service announcement: Please make sure your CNET account is linked to a current e-mail address. We notify winners via e-mail, and if you're not regularly checking the addy you're registered with, your prize will go to someone else, which would be a big bummer for you.
OK, onward to this week's freebie, which the winner will promptly get word of via his or her wonderfully current e-mail address, right? (Nudge, nudge.)
We've got a FoxL Dash 7, a newly released portable high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker from Soundmatters. At just three quarters of an inch high and less than half a pound, this little guy slides easily into most pockets and purses and under tablets and monitors but boasts big and pristine omnidirectional sound. Its onboard BassBattery system provides up to 12 hours of music playback while doubling as a woofer to enhance bass reproduction. … Read more
Congratulations to Peter Y. of Honolulu for winning a Penclic Bluetooth Mouse B2 in last week's giveaway, and to Billy D. of Cranston, R.I., for winning a copy of Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 speech recognition software the week before that. Guess what time it is. Time for another free TV!
This week, we're giving away a 40-inch LCD HDTV from TV manufacturer TCL (The Creative Life). With a suggested retail price of $400, the TCL L40FHDF12TA is one of the cheapest 40-inch televisions around (most of its competitors show up in the $600 range). Still, it delivers a better performance than the price might suggest, says CNET reviewer Ty Pendlebury. … Read more
Eek, a mouse! Fortunately, it's the good kind.
This week, we're giving a Penclic Bluetooth Mouse B2, the Bluetooth version of the Penclic Mouse, which looks, feels, and acts like a pen, allowing you to navigate your computing tasks with focused precision.
Intended for right-handed users (sorry, southpaws!), the product is designed to counteract the neck, shoulder, and arm tension that many computer jockeys know so well by shifting the mousing muscle work to the hand. It has five buttons and a scroll wheel for navigation, and the swivel base, which contains a laser sensor, should work on almost any flat surface. … Read more