Launched: India’s Rs.1500 ($35) Laptop

The world’s cheapest computer is now made in India, and was launched yesterday.

You may not be able to buy Apple’s iPad, but you may easily get a made in India ‘Sakshat‘ computing device at a throwaway rate. The Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled a low cost computing-cum-access device yesterday, touted as the world’s cheapest laptop.

The low-cost computer for students has all the elementary features, including Internet browsing. The indigenously made computer is expected to be available to the students by next year.

Innovative: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal displays the low-cost computing device during its launch yesterday. pic/rajeev tyagi

Bring it down
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, unveiling the device, said the ultimate objective would be to bring down the price to Rs 470 ($10). Several teams comprising experts, students and professors from IITs and IIS Bangalore were working with the HRD Ministry to bring out the low-cost computing device.

“We have come out with the device at Rs 1,500 ($35) and now we invite individuals, entrepreneurs, firms and industries to produce the device at cheaper rates than this,” he said. Sibal said the manufacturer as well as the distribution pattern has not been finalised as yet but the price tag of Rs 1,500 ($35) has been computed after taking all aspects into consideration.

The low-cost computer fulfils a key mandate of the government, to provide high quality E-content free of
cost to all learners in the country under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. The computing device will support functionalities like video web conferencing
facility, and multimedia content viewing.

The ministry started its efforts, subsequent to the lukewarm response from corporates, by holding discussions on the concept with a group of professors of IIT Bangalore. The B Tech and M Tech students were guided to produce the motherboard for such low cost device with ample flexibility to change the components.

The minister said that one motherboard design was generated by a students of VIT Vellore under his B Tech project which had worked out to Rs 2,209 ($47). The motherboard was fabricated at IIT Kanpur. Thereafter, through various processes of customisation as per the needs of the learners, it was possible to reduce the price of the computing device.

  • What: Sakshat Laptop
  • Price: Rs.1500 ($35)
  • Availability: 2011

Impressive, ain’t it?

1.7million: number of $188-worth defected iphones apple has sold till now

Yes you have read it correct the Apple iPhone 4 cost is around 188$ out of which the most expensive part is its screen costing around $28.50 while the A4 processors cost around $10.

But this does not include marketing,advertising and distribution cost which i assume shall not be more than $100 a Apple iPhone 4.( Information provided by iSuppli.

Apple iPhone 4

So making the total cost around $300 the device is being sold all around the world for around $700-$1000(without contract).

With the iPhone 4 having some problems as of now especially the problem with its antenna positioning i would suggest that one should wait for atleast a year before you can finally get a defect free device(Apple iPhone 4)

Give your iPhone a Royal Treatment with the cool Cordless Wall Charger

Now here’s a device which all you iPhone users would like. Not only is it a great solution to break free from your wired life, it is also a sign of luxury. But buying image-appreciating and luxurious items might not be possible without burning those pockets.

Well don’t worry as now you can fulfill your wish, without burning your pockets, with the ultimate Cordless Wall Charger for iPhone and iPod. The device offers fast iPhone and iPod charging thanks to its click and pivot mechanism. What’s more, being compact, its pivoting feature lets you slide your device into place without having to wrangle with wires or cables, and since you are hooked up to a wall socket, it delivers much more juice than a USB connection over a computer, resulting in a faster charge.

Support available for:

  • iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
  • iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Touch

Best buy: $29.99

Via: Coolest-Gadgets

iOS 4 for download now

Remember this is a hack so please do not blame us if Apple does anything to your device.


1. To commence, download and install iTunes 9.2 (Mac only, download links herehere, or here).

2. Now you need to download the right gold master for your device and save it on your desktop:

  • If you have an iPhone 3GS, download this.
  • If you have an iPhone 3G, this one is for you.
  • iPod Touch 3G, get yours here.
  • And finally if you have the iPod Touch 2G, download this.

3. Now let’s actually install iOS4:

  • Plug in your iOS device, and then tab over to iTunes.
  • In iTunes, alt+click on the ‘restore’ button, and then when promoted to locate the file select the IPSW file we just moved to your desktop.
  • Wait for between 10 and 15 minutes for the new OS to be moved over.
    iOS 4


Sennheiser PX 210 BT : New Bluetooth headphone on the rise

In today’s fast moving and technologically advanced world, we take another step in our journey to make it a completely wireless one.

Sennheiser has launched a set of Bluetooth-enabled mini-headphones with a range of 33 feet – The Sennheiser PX 210 BT.

Now roam where ever you want, without the hassles of a wire/cord. And if you’ve been disappointed with Bluetooth headphones in the past, trust me you may not want to miss out on this one. Equipped with licensed Apt-X coding technology, which is designed to create flawless sound that’s free of interference, this device can be more than a handfull.

So get ready to stow your music player in your bag when you use the PX 210 BT, since audio controls are right on the headphones. You can turn the Bluetooth on or off, change volume, and move back and forth in a playlist all from the included controls. The company also promises 12 hours of continuous operation with the rechargeable lithium polymer battery.

Best buy: $299.95

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MAC i : The Smart Machine

Doctors can now diagnose heart disorders with a simple one-touch operation on a small, handheld device called the MAC i.
This machine conducts and prints results of an ECG (ElectroCardioGram), used to measure the heart’s activity, within minutes.
Key Features
  • Makes early detection of cardiac problems easy through its simple, one-touch operation
  • Its single-channel ECG system prints three channels on one page
  • Brings down cost of ECG from Rs. 300 to Rs. 9
Best buy: Rs. 25,000

MAC i is a product of General Electric (GE) Healthcare.



MagicJack is a well-known computer peripheral which provides Internet-based telephone service (VoIP) and was marketed widely on TV last year.  Now, another MagicJack gadget has appeared: A new device that allows users to make free calls by using cell phones. Thus, potentially this device could be setting a new trend and affecting the mobile industry strongly.

† iHome iA5 and iA100

†  iHome iA5 and iA100
These devices boasting of speakers,  alarm-clock and charging base for iPhone/iPod have an attractive design and can be very handy too.
Plus,  they also include a free application called iHome+Sleep, which allows users to synchronize the device with their iPhone or iPod in order to be able to program their waking hours (or some music when going to bed).
In addition, these systems can make a track of the night behavior by recording the number of times that users have turned on or turned off the device, the type of music that they have chosen during the day or night, the volume they prefer for being awakened, and so on (a long et cetera).

The iA5 will go on sale in February for the surprisingly reasonable price of $99.99, while the iA100 is slated for a summer debut at $199.99.

In this world full of music and media lovers this is one of the best possible ipod compatible audio devices.