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Tech Tuesday: Newsbytes From The Rumor Mill

Another week, another Tech Tuesday…And this time, we’ve got the scoop on the hottest upcoming product releases! Read on to find out about the next iPhone release, the highest-resolution laptop to hit the market, and which ecommerce giant is turning its hand to home gaming…

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Tech Tuesdays: Top 5 Tech Products

Here at MiniInTheBox we have a wealth of fantastic, creative and fun products available. In fact so much so that the choice can get a little overwhelming (so much to buy, so little time)! That’s why this week’s LITB Blog post is dedicated to my personal top five favourite items in our gargantuan catalogue.

5.) In at number five is the Bluetooth Vibrating Call Alarm Wrist Band (compatible with most mobile phones).
There are so many situations in which this vibrating wrist band comes in useful; if you are in a noisy place, if you need to charge your phone out of ear shot, if you need to keep your phone on silent, or if you just happen to leave it on your desk at work whilst you go to the printer. This handy (pun intended) wrist band will ensure you will never miss a call that you want to pick up again.

4.) Taking the number four spot is the Portable USB Solar Panel Charger for iPhone 4/3G/3GS/Mobile Phones. If you, like myself, are a bit of a phone addict, then a solar powered phone charger is a Godsend. It cuts back on electricity bills and usage (take that pollution!), and allows you the flexibility and freedom to charge your phone anywhere! On the beach in a remote Thai Island? No problem! At a music festival? Sure thing! Hiking in the mountains? A-Okay!

With this fantastic little piece of kit you can stay connected even when you’re far away from the reach of civilization.

3.) Number three has to be the Long Focal Lens Tripod Set for iPhone 4S/4. Now, If you’d have asked me if I’d have bought a long lens and tripod for the iPhone 3G, the answer would have been a solid no, but the quality of the camera on the iPhone 4 (and especially 4S) is a huge step up from it’s predecessor! It’s zoom is a bit weak but that’s exactly where this lens and tripod combo come in handy. You have a powerful 8X zoom lens at your disposal, and a tripod to keep everything steady if you decide to max that zoom out! Plus the tripod offers the obvious benefits of taking night shots that aren’t blurry past recognition.

2.) In at a very tight second place is the iCam Helicopter with 0.3 Megapixel Camera for iPhone, iPad and Android. Yes, that’s right, you can control a HELICOPTER from your phone. If you’d have told this to somebody even 20 years ago they’d have been all like “What’s with all the crazy talk, future man? Calm down and drink this Crystal Pepsi.”
So, anyway, the iCam Helicopter is a phone controlled helicopter with an attached 0.3 mega pixel camera which saves video on to a 2GB micro SD card (included). It’s much more balanced and sensitive than it’s predecessors and provides up to 60 minutes of battery life at any one time.

1.) The top spot has to go to the Karlton 2 – 320k Pixels Mobile Theatre. This is a product from a “Back To The Future“-esque reality that has actually come to fruition. It’s ideal to take on plane or train journeys – just upload your films on to a micro SD card (Compatible with SD cards up to 32GB), charge up the glasses and you’re good to go. Not only do you get to watch and listen to a movie entirely in your own little world, but you also get to look like that awesome dude who wears a visor in Star Trek! Could it get better than this?

Are there any other items that you love from our website? Let us know below!

Top Travelling Tips!

Have you caught the pre/post university travelling bug? Or maybe you just want to leave behind the monotony of the every day at home and go do that spell in South America like you always wanted? Well, fear not – for this weeks LITB blog post we are going to give you some handy tips on what to take when you go travelling!
So, of course you need to think about weight. Do you really need that hand whisk you’ve got tucked away? Is that picnic hamper going to come in useful? The answer to this is probably not. To minimise on your own discomfort when you’re on the road you need to think what DO I need, not what MIGHT I need.

First things first, you need to make sure you’ve got yourself a decent bag, the last thing you want is your bag to break on you in the middle of a hike!
Secondly, you want to take a small collection of high quality, dark coloured clothing (3 T-shirts, 3 pairs of shorts & 2 pairs of trousers aught to do it). This will last you for a long time, and the dark colours means that they won’t get stained and dirty looking too soon. And remember, you can always buy clothes where you’re going!
Thirdly – Tech! Whilst you’re out having the time of your life, you need to stay in touch with the world back home – how else can you make them jealous with stories and pictures of all the amazing things you’ve seen? A good camera and case will ensure you can keep those pictures and experiences for years to come.
Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking about taking a laptop out there with you too, but they both weigh a lot and take up a lot of room, so why not take a smaller Tablet computer and use some USB Flash Drives to store any extra files? This helps you keep in touch with the world without having to give up too much bag space!

Fourthly, take a compass, you don’t need a fancy or a big one – just a key ring compass will do! But these will be great for those times you want to go hiking, or even just in countries that give directions in terms of North, South, East and West instead of up, down, left and right!
And remember, enjoy yourself – you’re about to have the adventure of a life time!
Do you have any great advice of your own you would like to share? Please leave your own personal experiences in the comment box below!

[LITB Labs] Sneak Peek: The Ouku Star 3G, Second Generation Ouku Tab

This week on LITB Labs we’ve got a special treat for all of you. We’ve been given permission to give you an early glimpse of our highly anticipated 2nd Generation Ouku Tab, the Ouku Star 3G. All we can tell you about a release date is that it’ll be coming out in the next few weeks, and will be available in 4 different colors!

The Ouku Star 3G comes with a few added features that were missing on the original Ouku Tab. First off it’s got a Capacitive Touchscreen instead of Resistive, giving the Ouku Tab 3G unparalleled responsiveness and speed. The Ouku Star 3G will also come packed with 2 cameras, one front-facing and one rear-facing, allowing you video chat as well as take photos and video!

Unfortunately that’s all we’re allowed to tell you so far, but keep a look out for a full review of the Ouku Star 3G in the next couple weeks!