Author name: William Appleyard

GigaTribe File Sharing Application

GigaTribe is a new file sharing service that allows you to share files between friends. The major difference between GigaTribe and other file sharing applications is that it’s secure; you only share files within your ‘personal circle’ which means that you can control who can receive them, whereas usually in file sharing everyone around the world would have access.

There are many applications of this, from being just an easy way to share holiday snaps between friends, to handing out invitations, and everything in between! It would essentially make your life so much easier as you don’t have to travel to distribute files, or post them to each other.

GigaTribe is free for the base version which just includes just the basic features to get you going. However, if you want your software to support simultaneous and multisource downloads, web browser access. support by email and more, then you might want to consider the ‘ultimate’ version. For just £2.99 (approx. $4.30) per month or £19.99 (approx. $28.60) per year, it really is worth the upgrade.

PCTV HD Mini Stick

PCTV Mini Stick

The PCTV HD Mini Stick is an amazingly compact innovation to allow you to watch HD TV on your computer. Perhaps most suited to stylish laptops with its sleek styling, it will really complement your multimedia set-up and take your computer to the next level.

Even if you don’t live in an area that has a strong TV signal, you should find that this device picks it up nicely with its integrated signal booster, and then allows you to watch it in full screen or via scalable window, if you’ve got something else to keep your eyes on. But watching TV isn’t all that this little stick is capable of; you can also record your favorite shows with the built-in recorder, and then transfer them easily to your hard drive or DVD.

Finally, the device has a built in video-editing suite that allows you to edit what you’ve recorded, and even has a one-click upload service to get it onto YouTube. What are you waiting for?!

Buy Now!

Price: $109.99(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Google Mobile – Sync

Perhaps a bit like MobileMe is Sync from Google Mobile. This new application for your phone allows you to synchronise your contacts and calendar entries with your Google account. Operating via a ‘cloud’ this interaction takes place wirelessly, also adding sounds and vibration from your calendar alerts to your phone.

Sync synchronises your data with dual interaction, i.e. any changes made to your phone are applied to your Google account and vice versa. Whilst MobileMe is currently only available for Apple products, Sync can be used on a variety of phones wide enough to cover all the major types of up-to-date handsets, including iPhones, Blackberrys, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.

This video provides a pretty good overview of its uses in just over a minute:

Multi-Color Lightbulb With Remote

Multi-colored Lightbulb With Remote

Here at GizmosForGeeks we do occasionally like to feature one of those items that you really, really, don’t need but you are somehow drawn to buying it – the multi-color lightbulb with remote is one of them.

What does this one do? Well, it’s just a regular lightbulb on the surface, but if you delve deeper you will find that it is a lightbulb that provides a transition between 16 different colours via a very handy infrared remote. There’s also a (perhaps unnecessary) range of sequences for the lighting system – the remote can set the light to fade between colors or pause on colors with varying speeds and the usual flash/strobe/fade/smooth effects, along with the brightness adjuster.

You can perhaps imagine that this is a perfect lighting system for many occasions – parties, special events, or even for wooing that loved one. I would love to replace all the (10!) lights in my kitchen with them and make some kind of rave-kitchen, but at $49.99 a pop it’s going to look unlikely for the time being!


Price: $49.99(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

External USB SATA Dock

SATA Dual Drive Dock

Picture the scenario; you have an 80GB SATA drive, but want a 160GB one, do you sell the 80GB and buy a 160GB? No. At least not with this gadget, all you have to buy is another 80GB and get them plugged up together with the External USB SATA Drive Dock. Or, if you have lots of SATA drives, you can swap between them with the touch of a button thanks to hot swap.

Available in either single- or dual- dock, the simple plug-and-play system will work equally well with Windows, Mac OS or Linux and has a very usable transfer speed of 480Mbps when connected via USB 2.0, or a fast 3Gbps when connected via eSATA. You don’t need to worry about the type of HDD you have either – it accepts both 2.5” and 3.5”.


Price: $39.99 – $77.99(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Analog to Digital Converters – Round Up

Slide and Negative to Digital Converter

Here we have a furious round up of some of the many analog to digital converters we’ve featured over the years to persuade you to digitize your precious analog collections of audio cassettes, vinyl records, photographs, slides/negatives and VHS tapes. Let’s go!

Audio Cassettes

With CDs looking like they’re being overtaken by new performance discs and music simply being downloaded and stored on computers, it’s amazing that some people still have audio cassettes – we’ve said our goodbyes, now it’s your turn. The Ion Tape2PC USB Cassette Deck lets you do that by sticking your tape into the slot and transferring it to your computer in MP3 format. Audacity and EZ Tape software suites are included to make make everything run smoothly and is compatible with PC and Mac.

Buy now! – $125

Slides, negatives, photographs, vinyl records and VHS tape still to come. Read on.

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