“Little” gadget coming tomorrow …

First, disclosure, the gadget announcement coming tomorrow is from ScobleShow‘s sponsor: Seagate.
It is of a new product.

Steve Jobs should watch this video. Everyone else? Read your favorite gadget blogs for the quick and dirty non-shilled details without my shaky camera work or annoying laugh.

Or, meet me here at 4 a.m. Pacific Time for a little product launch. Emphasis on little.

Oh, and if you don’t like sponsored stuff, I have “Cooking with Geeks” coming up shortly too. A new little thing I’m doing with Fred Davis, one of the brains behind Wired Magazine, and a few others too.

Comments

  1. I wonder though, is it sense of humor or reality catching up? Its not so much who links to what, its the content and the way the content is delivered. Gadget sites post quick comments and mentions of products, they do not demand that I open a video player and watch a full on introduction and walk through with comments and interview mixed in. If one wants to know more, one will go look for a full review (which are often linked)…

  2. I wonder though, is it sense of humor or reality catching up? Its not so much who links to what, its the content and the way the content is delivered. Gadget sites post quick comments and mentions of products, they do not demand that I open a video player and watch a full on introduction and walk through with comments and interview mixed in. If one wants to know more, one will go look for a full review (which are often linked)…

  3. Cool, more infomercials! Hey, you should try hawking exercise equipment. Or perhaps some sort of cooking appliance. Keep honing that sales pitch, and after all your readers abandon you you might be able to get a job on QVC.

  4. Cool, more infomercials! Hey, you should try hawking exercise equipment. Or perhaps some sort of cooking appliance. Keep honing that sales pitch, and after all your readers abandon you you might be able to get a job on QVC.

  5. PJ: hey, that might be fun!

    Dominic: it’s boring. But the food was good! Heheh.

    Boris: absolutely right. In this case it’ll be simple to describe in a blog post of, say, 300 words. Add in a short video and you’ll get everything you need to know about it.

    Well, unless you’re Steve Jobs.

    Or, unless you’re a software developer.

    Then you’ll need to know a little more. In, which case, we’ll need to have a conversation. Probably not even tomorrow, either. Steve Jobs will probably want to know some business stuff. So, I’ll get him in touch with the Seagate folks.

    Software developers will want to see the APIs. I’ll get a look at those on Thursday after seeing what kinds of things people want to know about the device after seeing it tomorrow.

  6. Scoble,

    What’s next? Wi-Fi with Martha Stewart?

    Digitizing your breakfast nook with Christopher Lowell?

    Scoble: “Oh-kay…. be sure you read the instructions really, really closely. We don’t want our toaster oven sending illegal packets to Yahoo!”

  7. PJ: hey, that might be fun!

    Dominic: it’s boring. But the food was good! Heheh.

    Boris: absolutely right. In this case it’ll be simple to describe in a blog post of, say, 300 words. Add in a short video and you’ll get everything you need to know about it.

    Well, unless you’re Steve Jobs.

    Or, unless you’re a software developer.

    Then you’ll need to know a little more. In, which case, we’ll need to have a conversation. Probably not even tomorrow, either. Steve Jobs will probably want to know some business stuff. So, I’ll get him in touch with the Seagate folks.

    Software developers will want to see the APIs. I’ll get a look at those on Thursday after seeing what kinds of things people want to know about the device after seeing it tomorrow.

  8. Scoble,

    What’s next? Wi-Fi with Martha Stewart?

    Digitizing your breakfast nook with Christopher Lowell?

    Scoble: “Oh-kay…. be sure you read the instructions really, really closely. We don’t want our toaster oven sending illegal packets to Yahoo!”

  9. Please, Scoble, ditch the attitude. The whole debate on linking was torrid, and fairly childish, and it does you no credit at all to keep bringing it back up and throwing your toys out of the pram once more.

    Move on, quickly, or you will certainly lose this reader.

    (Please note that this is meant as constructive criticism; please take it as such.)

  10. Please, Scoble, ditch the attitude. The whole debate on linking was torrid, and fairly childish, and it does you no credit at all to keep bringing it back up and throwing your toys out of the pram once more.

    Move on, quickly, or you will certainly lose this reader.

    (Please note that this is meant as constructive criticism; please take it as such.)

  11. seagate? you think Jobs will be watching?

    Apple’s putting flash drives in most of their iPods now.. so..

  12. seagate? you think Jobs will be watching?

    Apple’s putting flash drives in most of their iPods now.. so..

  13. Mike: yes, I do think Steve Jobs will be watching. One of the deficiencies with the new Apple iPhone is its lack of a hard drive. This gives customers of his who care about carrying more music or photos or videos with them a way to add on storage to their iPhones.

    Now, will Steve Jobs like this approach? I don’t know. But, I’m sure he will want to consider the approach, at least.

  14. Mike: yes, I do think Steve Jobs will be watching. One of the deficiencies with the new Apple iPhone is its lack of a hard drive. This gives customers of his who care about carrying more music or photos or videos with them a way to add on storage to their iPhones.

    Now, will Steve Jobs like this approach? I don’t know. But, I’m sure he will want to consider the approach, at least.

  15. [...] Robert hinted about this yesterday and now here it is today—DAVE.  DAVE stands for Digital Audio Video Experience and it’s new from Seagate being launched at DEMO07.  What’s special about DAVE?  One thing is size.  The guts of it are about the size of a cm thick credit card.  Okay cool.  How about 10-20 gigabytes of storage.  Cooler.  Now get this, files are transmitted to and from it wirelessly.  Yes, I said wirelessly.  Using WiFi and Bluetooth this little baby can be in your shirt pocket and send MP3s to your phone.  In fact that’s just one of the uses that Seagate imagines for it.  It can do its thing from 30 feet away!  So you could leave it in your bag, transfer music to it for your phone, files for a trip to the office, maybe some hi-res pics or video from your camera phone.  It all sounds like it’s going to very possible, very soon. [...]

  16. [...] Robert hinted about this yesterday and now here it is today—DAVE.  DAVE stands for Digital Audio Video Experience and it’s new from Seagate being launched at DEMO07.  What’s special about DAVE?  One thing is size.  The guts of it are about the size of a cm thick credit card.  Okay cool.  How about 10-20 gigabytes of storage.  Cooler.  Now get this, files are transmitted to and from it wirelessly.  Yes, I said wirelessly.  Using WiFi and Bluetooth this little baby can be in your shirt pocket and send MP3s to your phone.  In fact that’s just one of the uses that Seagate imagines for it.  It can do its thing from 30 feet away!  So you could leave it in your bag, transfer music to it for your phone, files for a trip to the office, maybe some hi-res pics or video from your camera phone.  It all sounds like it’s going to very possible, very soon.Oh get this, Seagate is putting out an SDK for this so it can be a platform people can build on.  When?  Shipping starts Q2 2007 according to Seagate. [...]