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A travel agent, right at your fingertips and for the right price. And when it comes to the mobiile market, Greenies now have a new option. The iPad 2 occupies yet another retailer’s shelves and connect your computer to your TV sans wires.
Concierge to Go
Planning to pay a visit to a city you’ve never seen this summer, but don’t know where to begin when it comes to sorting through the sights? Enter Plnnr.
A self-proclaimed “personal tour guide,” Plnnr knows the ins and outs of 18 cities (so far) around the world. The site asks you to respond to a few questions, enter your destination of choice, and then puts together an itinerary to suit your needs. Facebook users can login through their accounts, pick a theme, what they like to do outdoors, if they’ll be traveling with family, along with several other questions.
Then, Plnnr asks if you’re all about jam-packed days--“intensity”--and how much you want to spend (You can compare hotel prices, too). It even factors in travel time between tourist attractions.
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Not happy with what the site gives you once you’ve clicked through? That’s OK. Revise some of your responses and see what pops up. A full vacation itinerary....free.
Sprint just launched a new green phone.
The energy-efficient Samsung Replenish is made with recycled materials and runs on Android 2.2, Froyo. It has a 2MP camera and camcorder, a 2.8-inch QVGA display and is Wi-Fi and GPS capable. The phone also includes a postage-paid envelope so you can ship your old phone to be properly recycled.
The phone retails for $49.99, and Sprint is taking $10 off the monthly bill for those who purchase it. With all that money saved, and if you’re feeling extra-earth-friendly, you can pick up the solar charger back panel for $29. The phone ships May 8. Get yours at Sprint.com.
Tablets for Tots
How appropriate: the hottest tech toy, Apple’s (AAPL) iPad 2, is now available at Toys R Us stores.
From across the country, select stores are stocking the highly-coveted tablet. Click here to find a ToysRUs near year carrying the device.
Wii Bit Less
Speaking of Toys R Us, the retailer has slashed prices on Nintendo’s Wii console, to $169 to from $199. Best Buy (BBY) also dropped prices on the Wii. (This follows the price cut last fall, at which time Nintendo decided to lower it from $249) and Target (TGT) applied the $30 discount to various bundles. (OnSale is wondering what’s in the works from the creative folks at Nintendo…)
Brace yourselves: Wireless content streamed from computer to TV set will soon be yours, and it won't leave a substantial dent in your wallet.
A company called CompuExpert, a division of Digital Interactive Systems, is bringing the McTiVia to the United States. McTiVia, which took home Macworld’s Best in Show award for 2011, resembles a wireless router and connects to your TV through an HDMI cable and can be accessed by up to eight different household computers.
Any content from your computer--photos, videos, music--can be controlled through the McTiVia via mouse or keyboard. It’s expected to be available in late May for $199.
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