Hail to the CD-R King, purveyor of ultra-cheap tech gizmos! The company holds hundreds of items in its sizable inventory, ranging from the good (The cheapest flash drives!), to the odd (An entire windmill? Seriously?), to the downright awful (USB fountains? All that water so close to your computer? uh…).
There’s lots to like in CD-R King, but we’ll zoom in on these five standout items for now…
Technoodling habitues (yes we love you guys) may note that just last Christmas, we spotted a piggybacking Energizer Energi to Go for phones. For almost 800 bucks. Meanwhile, turns out that CD-R King has a near-universal version on sale, the XP-1000… for just P380! And dammit, this thing charges Apple and Nokia too! Argh!
Holy smokes! 32 gigabytes in an SDHC card! Yes you can find it abroad, but locally, good luck finding even a 16GB card. But CDR-King has it, and at a reasonable price point at that (just P1,990). Sure it comes with the CD-R King brand, but it’s a Class 6, and it works.
Note: pictured here is the TDK 32GB card, which CD-R King’s website says it also sells, but is not available.
Okay, so this isn’t your typical impulse buy. It is, after all, a projector, so you’ll have to bring P12,800 with you. In cash. Still, it’s quite a catch: this tiny projector uses LED bulbs, which means that it will outlast your typical projector lamp. It has a fair 800×600 resolution, and it even serves as a media player that can play back MPEG4 vids! Downside: it can only output 25 lumens which, while pretty good for an LED projector, is still nowhere near as bright as your typical lamp projector.
Want an easy way to get an extra monitor connected to your computer without the need for an extra graphics card? Then this is your ticket. Most likely utilizing DisplayLink technology, this P1,580 USB to VGA adapter gives you the ability to add one more monitor (or LCD TV) to your setup via the USB port. A more expensive option involves a USB to HDMI adapter (also available), but let’s not get ahead of ourselves first.
An oldie but still a goodie. So you use your computer to watch videos on your LCD TV. But it’s such a hassle to get up from the couch to change vids or to type stuff on that pesky chat window that your girlfriend demands to be always open. What you need is a wireless keyboard/mouse combo that’s tiny enough to fit on your side table. Well, that’s exactly what this is. And at just P1,580, you can think of it as the budget version of Logitech’s diNovo Mini.
EXTRA: And of course, how can we forget the CD-R King Multimedia eBook Reader which we reviewed last November? For just P3,990, you get a surprisingly well equipped device with a passable TFT screen, video playback, and decent battery life!
Are you a CD-R King fan? What products do you recommend?
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