Tech Talk: Virtual Fitness

In the year 2008, we do a lot of the same things our parents and grandparents did 50 years ago to pass the time. Some…

In the year 2008, we do a lot of the same things our parents

and grandparents did 50 years ago to pass the time.

Some of us watch TV; some of us like to work out to keep in

shape; while others still like to curl up with a good book. But something has

changed… you can watch almost anything you want when you want and the picture

quality is a zillion times better than it used to be. Ok, maybe not a zillion,

but you can’t front, it’s a lot better than that TV with the dials that your

mother called you in from playing to change the channel when she was sitting

right there.

Exercise is now virtual and books are digital. Take a look at what I’m talking about.

A lot of you got these new shiny HD TV’s, and a lot of you

got these iPods full of video and pics. Why not combine the two? The HomeDock HD from DLO lets you do just


For best picture, connect via HDMI cable and it upscales

(converts standard def to high def) iPod video to 1080i or 720p. With its

optical digital audio output, users are ensured a completely digital iPod

experience. Even if you don't have an HDTV, all the connections are there for

you to hook it up to old Betsy.


The all-new way to connect your iPod to your TV, now featuring hi-definition

HDMI output and video upscaling to 720p or 1080i


View and navigate iPod directly on your TV with the new, enhanced user



RF remote for iPod control from the comfort of your couch


Pure digital audio via optical digital output


Ready to go right out of the box – no computer or wireless network required


On-screen Album Art delivers the complete iPod experience


HomeDock HD charges your iPod while securely docked


Compatible with all dockable iPods

I’m sure you’ve heard the argument that kids don’t go out

and play anymore, all they do is play video games. Nintendo is making it a

little bit easier to justify that new console purchase. It’s not available in

the States yet, but game fans in Japan can get their full body work out on with

the Wii Fit.

You can dance, play sports do yoga, and the list goes

on. Check the video and see for


For all you avid readers out there who like to carry around

a variety of books and periodical but rather not throw your back out, there is

the Amazon Kindle. The Kindle is a

$400 e-reader that allows you to download your favorite reading material over a

cellular network from the Amazon Kindle store.


Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution

screen that looks and reads like real paper.


Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.


Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.


Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal,

and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly,

and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.


Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.


Holds over 200 titles.


Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other

day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully

recharges in 2 hours.


No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the

wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.


Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for

easy on-the-go viewing.