IPOD Toys, A Man Goes to China, Samsung Printers and Some Corsair Memory

Hey gang, JeffB ringing in the weekend with the Friday morning news.  It's funny, since I've relocated to North Carolina and decided to work from home, weekends and holidays don't mean so much anymore.  I used to look forward to the weekend, and long weekends like Memorial Day, and now it really doesn't matter anymore.  Takes a little getting used to, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Well, enough of my babble, let's get this show on the road:

Review of the Belkin TuneDok Car Holder for the iPod @ WhiningDog.net:

"With the TuneDok in place, the iPod looks right at home inside your car. Granted the wires coming out of your iPod do appear to be a bit unsightly but hey – it's hard to have everything. This inexpensive accessory provides a secure environment for the iPod while offering convenient access to the controls while you're driving. It's not a necessity by any means but it's a fun add-on for that car of yours."

Corsair TwinX1024-3200XLPRO Memory Review review @ Hexus.net:

"The bottom line is that there's absolutely nothing better for default performance. RAM equipped with Winbond's BH-5 chips is currently hot property amongst enthusiasts. Corsair's TwinX-3200XLPRO now easily displaces it as our A-listed module(s) for users who want blisteringly fast performance out of the box."

Scott at the Tech Report made a trek to China to view ABIT's manufacturing facility.  Want to see how motherboards are born?  Check it out:

"Abit built its factory here, of course, for the same reason nearly every major international manufacturing company has established a beachhead in China: cheap labor. From what I gather, typical wages for factory workers run from $80 to $100 per month. At these rates, business is booming. Entire cities are known for specializing in certain types of manufacturing, for everything from injection molding to cut granite. In what appears to be a typical arrangement at a Chinese factory, most of Abit's workers live near the factory, in apartment buildings situated around a residential quad area, as you can see in the picture below. Notice the tennis and basketball courts, as well."

Samsung Laser Printer ML-2552W @ Bytesector:

"Today I will be discussing the features of the all-new Samsung ML-2552W monochrome Laser printer. Designed with a small to medium-sized businesses in mind, the Samsung ML-2552W offers wireless networking, heavy-duty performance, versatile compatibility, and paper handling for every purpose. With up 25-ppm print speed and 1,200 dpi resolution the ML-2552W delivers the first page out in just 12 seconds and offers a hefty monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages. The printer comes standard with performance and reliability with an exceptional price tag to accompany it."

Well folks, that's a wrap.  Be sure to come back around soon, we've got more treats on the way.