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Just as The Quest ain’t your kid’s RPG, Cy-Fi ‘s iPod and Bluetooth speakers aren’t your average run-to-the-beach bicycle speakers. And, at 159$ for either model (Kleer or Bluetooth) also ain’t your casual, cheap portable speaker. I’ll be honest here, I’ve searched for years for a perfect way to listen to my music whilst riding and tested everything from earbuds to custom earphones. But as you can guess, deafening your ears to the outside is extremely dangerous. Actually, putting anything in your ears while riding is dangerous, no matter how much the trail or road needs the fellowship of music. For this very reason, Cy-Fi’s wireless bicycle speakers simply rock for the serious rider.
When the iPhone comes to these shores in November, it will bring a lot of extra baggage with it. In truth, it is only one of a handful of smart phones which will debut in Korea – a category of phones that may have trouble taking off. Obvious restrictions on data, packages, and other general internet tom-foolery have kept such devices at a wary distance from the tech-savvy nation, but all of that may soon change – in fact, it must.
Recently, I had the opportunity to see what LG were up to in the mobile phone arena. It was a small event — just a survey — where LG ran slides and concepts by a group of 12 hungry techies and asked for feedback which took the form of a ~35-page evaluation booklet. The electronics giant is planning to release a hi-tech touch-screen phone which ostensibly could come to market in 1-2 years. As the number 3 mobile phone manufacturer in the world, LG have made more cheap plastic phones than Ford made cheap, black, metal cars. But, unlike Ford, whose innovation was the industrious factory line which brought the automobile to the masses, LG already have mastered the art of cheap and tasteless. Their next phone will seek to tackle a new concern: usability and viability in the world marketplace.
Government-propagated, monopoly-driven, and ignorant of outside technology, South Korea’s mobile business is stagnant. It has suffered the lumbering steps of its giants: LG and Samsung, who bake bread, run hotels, and make German look-alikes cars better than any electronic company in the world. Finally in 2009, the market opened to foreign manufacturers in 2009 and by November, KT are expected to ship the iPhone and other smart-phones to eager customers.
Fair enough: Korean handset internet is almost unusable on the antiquated mobile browsers in this country, but that hasn’t stopped wireless carriers from taking customer’s texting fingers in the deal. Among 15 countries including UK, Canada, and the USA, Korea has the highest fees. But, that is all set to change by the end of this year in a move to lower usage costs by 20%.
And that as they say, is that. Ostensibly, the iPhone could be ready for sale by November in the staunchly xenophobic Korean market. Until earlier this year, Samsung and LG’s politicians kept the nation closed to their high-tech, cheaply-made, terrible phones using a variety of coercive measures. But in a shifting of the rules on 23 September, the iPhone and many other mobile phones may get a piece of this saturated market as the last shackle fell away: foreign-GPS wielding phones too, many enter the country.
Usually, I salivate for pocketable iPhone accessories, or add-ons which keep the iPhone safe in the pocket. The Nissan Dualis, however, is a bit bigger. Rather, I think there ain’t a safe way to stow it in my room and certainly ain’t totable atop my Marinoni (I cannot drive in Korea). But it has an iPod dock (so, I’m thinking about it), possible line-in for analogue connection to anything audio, a fancy-nancy HDD based navigation system, and that is about it. Anyway, add it to the list of iPod dockable vehicles and don’t forget your safety belt.
[via Yomiuri Newspaper (Japanese)]
A new app has raced into the App Store, driven by the famous race girl herself, Gyu-Ri Lee. Yup, she is a race-girl; you know, the type who at races waves the bits of cloth that should be covering her bits. The App Store has endured a virtual rainbow of borderline apps and currently, rushes to bolster its line by providing the discriminating pervert racially segregated fetish software. K-Girls is a suite of apps which retail for 1.99$ and caters to the bloke (or bloket) who cannot get enough of cute, pocketable Korean girls. By the way, she has 3 friends at the App Store.
Ranked ‘third the nerd’ in landsize, China isn’t about to be outdone when kicking up a media storm – especially when regarding the iPhone, a product of the world’s fourth largest country, the USA. Japan, USA, a few others, and now Canada – the world is awake, with arms stretched up, praying for the salvation of Chinese souls as the divine Jesus phone divinely descends upon the world’s oldest and largest civilisation.
Korean gaming house, Com2uS are within striking distance of an October release of their shooter title, Sniper VS Sniper (SVS). While not as indelibly political as Spy VS Spy, the new shooter’s violence should satisfy trigger-happy fans and offer a few great twists to the genre. SVS promises plenty of action, but more than that, a melange of game play which spans the gamut of genres from shooter to MMO. One of Sniper VS Sniper’s most anticipated features is online play where players will take sides in alliance-style play. The game has been released, grab it below and feel free to read our review of Sniper Vs Sniper.
For the record, this is the same Com2uS who supplied have provided App Store hits with addicting the following addicting titles: Baseball Slugger and Trapped: Undead Infection. More pics and video below: