Category Archives: Cellphones

Your Robot Phone

At last week’s CEATEC tradeshow in Japan, Sharp previewed its new RoBoHoN (the name is short for “Robot Phone”). RoBoHoN is certainly an ambitious and groundbreaking product. It’s an LTE and Wi-Fi compatible cellphone that resembles a small robot, both … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Ringtones

I have a fondness for the clunky, analog sounds of vintage sci-fi films. Not the sophisticated soundscapes of recent blockbuster movies, but the low-budget, let’s-see-what-works audio from the 1950s and 1960s. Remember the room-sized computers that hum at alternating frequencies? … Continue reading

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Pinball Ringtones

Looking for something different in an analog-type ringtone? How about trying the sounds of a vintage pinball machine? Since the 1970s, most pinball machines have adopted electronic tones, recorded sounds, and overly intrusive music. Earlier pinball machines used bells, bumpers, … Continue reading

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Sublime Sounds

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have ringtones that are simple and relaxing, instead of the jarring sounds found on most mobile phones? I’ve been searching for the ideal ringtones and audio notifications for my cell phone and tablet … Continue reading

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Be Aware

You like to listen to music while on the go. But there’s this problem. You can’t hear the world around you with the ear buds blocking your ears. You could place the ear buds loosely in your ears, but then … Continue reading

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But What About Voice?

Yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show, I sat through the T-Mobile and Verizon 4G press conferences and wanted to ask, “but what about voice?” You can’t help but be impressed with the massive 4G build-outs. We’ll be able to stream … Continue reading

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