Monday, June 29, 2009

AgfaPhoto Releases New Underwater Camera

AgfaPhoto just introduced the DC-600uw underwater and outdoor camera that can withstand pressures of up to two bar and water-resistant at depths of up to 10 meters. This 6MP digicam comes with a 2.4-inch display, a digital zoom, and the face tracking function that automatically recognizes faces. The Agfa DC-600uw will be released in July for $210. [dcviews]

Samsung Today Releases Four New Handsets

Samsung has released not one but four new handsets from its mid-range phones series, which is dubbed as the Samsung S6700, C5510, M2510 and M2310. The M2310 comes with only a poor VGA camera and the M2510 features a 1.3MP camera. Both of these handsets have dedicated music controls. The Samsung C5510 is a dual band 3G handset that comes equipped with a 2MP camera with fixed focus, and a 16GB of storage capacity. The Samsung S6700 is a slider with HSDPA, GPS, a 3MP camera with auto-focus and dual LED flash, and 120MB of storage space. No word on pricing so far. [Samsung]

Iiyama latest 19-inch WSXGA+ Monitor

If you plan to buy a new 19-inch widescreen LCD, then check out the new LCD screen from Iiyama. The ProLite E1908WS-B features WSXGA+ (1680×1050) resolution with a 20000:1 contrast ratio (ACR). Other features include a DVI-D HDCP and D-Sub connector. No info on pricing so far. [Akihabara]

AMD To Roll Out 3.4 GHz Phenom II X4

AMD is set to launch another powerful processor in the form of the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. Claimed as the successor to its Phenom II X4 955 processor series, this new 45nm processor is clocked at 3.4 GHz - 200 MHz and features a 6MB of shared L3 cache, an integrated DDR2/DDR3 memory controller, a 4000 MHz HyperTransport and a TDP of 125W. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing and release date yet. [TCMagazine]

Trywin DTN-VX003 Personal Navigation Device

Trywin has released the DTN-VX003 Personal Navigation Device in the Japanese market. Weighing 160grams, the gadget comes equipped with a 4.1 touchscreen OLED display (480×272), a 4GB of internal memory, an SD/SDHC slot, a Digital TV 1Seg, and an FM Radio with FM Transmitter. The gadget supports WMV/AVI and ASF video files and MP3 and WMA audio files. People in Japan can buy this PND for 44,800 Yen or around $469. [Product Page]

Samsung’s New 23-Inch Full HD TV And Monitor Combo

Samsung Electronics has just rolled out its new 23-inch full HD TV and monitor combo for the Korean market. Dubbed as the P2370HD, the system offers a built-in HDTV tuner, a HDMI port and buil-in stereo speakers. The P2370HD comes with a suggested retail price of 526,000 KRW.

GeeksPhone Launches The One Android Phone

If you happen to live in Spain and planning on buying a new Android phone, then I have a good news for you, cause pretty soon GeeksPhone will launch their first Android phone for the Spanish market. Dubbed as the One, this new smartphone is equipped with a 625MHz PXA310 processor, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, AGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, Android 1.5 Cupcake OS and supports quad-band EDGE/HSDPA connectivity. The One will be available in Spain this summer unlocked for anywhere between $352 to $422. [MobileWhack]

Portable iPod Beach Speaker

The Portable iPod Outdoor Speaker is the first shockproof iPod speaker designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor recreation. This beach speaker is the ultimate open-air accessory for your iPod. It is able to guards the iPod from crashing waves and blowing sand. You just need to dock your iPod behind the clear, watertight door and take control of the playback with the exterior buttons. The gadget is compatible with iPod Classic, Nano, Mini, and Shuffle (via line input). [Product Page]

Teac VPI Scoutmaster II Turntable

If you are a professional DJ or a super rich person who are willing to spend 525,000 Yen ($5,496) for a turntable, then check out the new Teac VPI Scoutmaster II. It comes with an interesting design. Its platter is made from a huge aluminum block and weight 8.8Kg. Meanwhile, the total weight of the turntable is 24Kg. [Akihabara]

Acer Aspire M5800 and M3800 Desktops

Acer today launched two desktops and one LCD display. The new Aspire M5800 tower comes jam packed with a 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad CPU with a 8GB of RAM, a 1.5GB GeForce GT230 graphics, a 740GB drive and a HDMI out for $800. Meanwhile, the Aspire M3800 and X3810 feature a 2.5GHz Pentium with an integrated X4500 graphics and a HDMI out. The Aspire M3800 and X3810 retails for $450 in a tower or $529 in a low-profile case. Acer also released the 23-inch H235H LCD display, which offers a 1080p resolution, a 2ms response time, a 160-degree viewing angle, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio for $239.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Acer H235H 23-Inch LCD HD Display

The H235H is the latest premium LCD display from Acer that comes with HD resolution. This stylish monitor offers a 23-inch widescreen LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 2ms response time, an ultra-high 100,000:1 contrast ratio, a 300 cd/m2 brightness and 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. In addition, it also integrates three different connectivity ports which include VGA, HDMI and DVI with HDCP. The H235H will be available in July for unannounced price yet. [PCLaunches]

ASUS Launches ROG G51 And G60 Gaming Notebook

ASUS has rolled out two new gaming notebooks in the form of the G51Vx and G60Vx. The G51Vx features a smaller 15.6-inch FHD/HD LED LCD, meanwhile the G60Vx offers a bigger 16-inch HD LED backlight display. As for the rest of the specs remain the same for both notebooks, you’ll find an optional Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M with GDDR3 1GB VRAM, up to 4GB RAM, a max 1TB storage, an illuminated chiclet keyboard, instant gaming keys, a 2MP camera, a Blu-ray Combo, Windows Vista OS and Creative’s industry-defining EAX and CMSS audio technologies. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment. [PCLaunches]

Nokia N97 Coming To 3 UK With Free Skype Calling

The Nokia N97 will soon make its way to 3 UK before the end of this month (June). Unlike most carriers, 3 UK is offering you free Skype-to Skype calls across most of its range. The phone itself will be sold for £319.99 (€375 or $527) on pay as you go, or with a contract agreement for at least £35 a month. You’ll be able to pre-order it starting today via 3’s official website. [Unwiredview]

MiLi Pro iPhone Projector

The MiLi Pro LCOS, LED-driven projector will turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a projector. All you have to do is to plug your iPhone or iPod Touch with the device. This mini projector has a 640×480 resolution with 10 lumens, VGA and RCA inputs, and a dock connector. The MiLi Pro iPhone projector will be released in September 2009. No word on pricing at this time.
[Product Page]

Newsmy Nunu X05 PMP

Measuring 78.8mm × 39.7mm × 7.4mm, the Newsmy Nunu X05 Portable Media Player comes jam packed with only 2GB of storage space and a 1.5-inch LCD screen. The gadget also supports voice recorder. The Newsmy Nunu X05 PMP is priced at only $29 (after conversion).[zol]

Buffalo Ministation Metro Portable Hard Drive

The hard drive maker Buffalo will launch a new range of portable hard drives. Available in black, red, or white, the new Buffalo Ministation Metro will come in sizes up to 500GB. It is priced at around $200 when it is released in UK this August. [Pocket-lint]

Friday, June 26, 2009

GE Introduces E1250TW Digital Camera

The E1250TW is the latest point-and-shoot camera from GE. This 12-megapixel camera boasts a 28mm wide angle lens, 5x optical zoom and a 3-inch touchscreen display. Other interesting specs include auto detection, face detection, blink detection, smile detection, an auto adjust LCD, red-eye removal, Pan-capture Panorama and HDTV output. The E1250TW is now available for purchase on HSN and on [OhGizmo]

Gateway Launches FHD2102 and FHD2402 LCD Monitors

Gateway has added two new LCD monitors to its range with the introduction of FHD2102 bmidgz and FHD2402 bmidgz. The FHD2102 bmidgz features a 21.5-inch widescreen display with 1920×1080 maximum resolution, a 60Hz (maximum) refresh rate, a 5ms response time, a 20000:1 max (Dynamic) contrast ratio, a 300cd/m2 brightness and 170° (H)/160° (V) viewing angles.

Meanwhile, the FHD2402 bmidgz offers a bigger 24-inch widescreen display with 1920×1080 maximum resolution, a 60Hz (maximum) refresh rate, a 2ms response time, a 40000:1 max (Dynamic) contrast ratio, a 300cd/m2 brightness and 170° (H)/160° (V) viewing angles. The FHD2102 bmidgz and FHD2402 bmidgz are priced at $199.99 and $269.99 respectively. [PCLaunches]

Gateway NV Budget Designer Notebooks

Gateway has recently introduced a new notebook series intended for the back-to-school audience. The NV series has a minimalist and glossy design with touch-sensitive shortcut keys. Priced at around $500, the basic model features a 15.6-inch 1366×768 LED-backlit display, a 2.1GHz Athlon 64 X2 CPU, a 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and an integrated-level Radeon HD 3200 for graphics. You can also add an extra $100 to get a faster 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo CPU. [Electronista]

Sony Ericsson Launches T715 Slider Phone

The T715 is the latest slider phone from Sony Ericsson that comes in two different versions namely the Sony Ericsson T715 (with quad-band GSM and 2100 HSPA), and Sony Ericsson T715a (with quad-band GSM and 850/1900/2100 HSPA). This mid-end handset is equipped with a 2.2-inch QVGA display with 256K colors, a 3.2MP camera with Photo light, a new UI feature, a music player, a Stereo FM radio with RDS, Google Maps, a 90MB of internal memory, a microSD card slot and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. Sony Ericsson T715 and T715a will be available starting the third quarter of 2009, in two color versions: Galaxy Silver and Rouge Pink for unannounced price yet.[Unwiredview]

Philips HTS8160B Bluray Soundbar with iPod Dock

The Philips HTS8160B Bluray Soundbar is now available in Singapore. This home theater system consists of a Blu-ray disc player, a separate subwoofer, and the Ambisound HD speakers system that boasts Dolby True HD audio format and 7.1-channel surround sound. The HTS8160B is also compatible with the iPod/iPhone. If you are interested, you should have at least $1,500 in your pocket. The release date for the North American market is still unknown. [ipodnn]

USB Artillery Hub

Here is another innovative USB Hub that features three USB ports that trigger an artillery sound effect when a device is plugged in. Unfortunately, it only supports USB 1.1. Measuring 130mm x 63mm x 62mm and weighing 105grams, the USB Artillery Hub retails for $12 a pop. [Gadget4All]

Thanko Silent Mouse EX

Thanko is back with its stunning Silent Mouse EX, an 800dpi USB mouse with only 35.5db noise lever compare to the usual 58.0 db that most mouse makes. The mouse is perfect for those who want to work silently at night. If you are interested, you can buy the Thanko Silent Mouse EX for 3,180 Yen ($33). [Akihabara]

Sony Ericsson VH310 Bluetooth Headset

Available in black or silver, the Sony Ericsson VH310 Bluetooth headset is designed for comfort and made to fit everyone. The headset weights at only 10-grams. Its battery provides up to 11-hours of talk time and 500-hours of standby time. Each purchase comes with three earpieces and two removable ear hooks. No word on availability or pricing at this time.

Patriot Convoy XL 3.5-inch HDD/SSD Storage Enclosures

Patriot Memory today introduced the Convoy XL dual 3.5-inch HDD/SSD enclosures. It is a complete RAID solution with USB and eSATA connectivity. Its dual 2.5-inch drive bays can hold either two SSDs and/or HDDs mounted in one 3.5-inch form factor bay. The built-in RAID controller can be configured for performance (RAID 0), redundant for backup (RAID 1), or two drives combined to be one large drive (JBOD). No word on pricing so far. [Digitimes]

LG Launches Two 55-inch Wireless LCD HDTVs

LG has released two new wireless 55-inch LCD HDTVs in the form of 55LH95 and 55LH93. Both LCDs feature the company’s latest ultrathin LED-backlit sets and packs a total of 3,360 LEDs, which is around seven times that used in most edge-lit LED TVs. Other features include a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a wireless feature which allows various devices such as DVD players and game consoles connected to the local network to transmit information wirelessly without the need for an HDMI cable. The LG 55LH95 and 55LH93 are priced at around $5,500 and $5,900, respectively. [Press Release]

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lenovo Releases ThinkPad T400s Slim Laptop

Lenovo has introduced the successor to its ThinkPad T400 notebook series in the form of the ThinkPad T400s. This new business laptop measures only 0.83-inches thick and features a 14.1-inch WXGA LED LCD, a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 processor, an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card, a 2GB RAM, a 120GB Low Halogen HDD, a 2MP webcam, a multi-touch pad, an optional DVD burner or Blu-ray player, an ExpressCard slot, Windows Vista Business OS and a 6-cell battery. Now here’s the good news, the ThinkPad T400s is now available for purchase at LogicBUY for as low as $1,359.15 shipped (original price $1870). [PCLaunches]

Lanhui Launches LH-650 Portable Media Player

The Chinese manufacturer Lanhui has announced a new PMP which is dubbed as the LH-650. The gadget comes jam packed with a 3.5-inch LCD, and a 2GB or a 4GB of storage space which is expandable via memory cards up to 8GB. The player supports MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC and APE audio files and RM/RMVB (720×576), AVI (800×480) and FLV video files. If you are living in China, you can purchase the Lanhui LH-650 PMP for 399 Yuan ($58). [Akihabara]

Pioneer’s Latest Portable Slim DVD Recorder

The DVR-XD09J is Pioneer’s latest portable DVD and CD burner. Measures 133mm x 133mm x 14.8mm and weights 240grams, the burner is able to burn DVD±R at 8x and DVD±R DL at 6x. The DVR-XD09J connects to your laptop via USB port. No info on pricing so far. [TechConnect]

16GB Buffalo Thumbkey Flash Drives

The super small 5mm Buffalo Thumbkey flash drive is now available in 16GB of storage space. It should be the perfect companion for a netbook, UMPC, or a standard laptop. The device will be released later this month for $136 each. [GeekStuff4U]

Another LED Backlight TV by JVC

JVC today showed off the new 32-inch LT-32WX50 LED backlight TV at the CEDIA expo, It has a contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and 90% Adobe RGB color space. Measuring at only 7mm thin, this 32-inch also comes with two HDMI inputs, a PC input, an USB port and an SD memory card slot. The JVC 32-inch LT-32WX50 LED backlight TV retails for £1,900 ($3,124) when it is released in the UK sometime this October/November 2009. [Engadget]

HP ProBrook 4310s Laptop

Hewlett-Packard will launch the ProBook 4310s on July 20th, 2009. It is a 13.3-inch laptop that is powered by Intel Celeron or Core 2 Duo CPU, FreeDOS or Vista operating system, a DVD or Blu-ray optical drive, and an integrated or discrete graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with a 512MB of RAM and HyperMemory support). The HP ProBrook 4310s also supports up to 8GB RAM, EV-DO, ExpressCard 34, and an SD memory card. The HP ProBook 4310s is priced at $799 upwards, depending on the specs. [Engadget]

Pentax Optio W80 Rugged Compact Digicam

Pentax will release its rugged point-and-shoot camera next month. Known as the Optio W80, the camera is waterproof up to 16 feet underwater, works in 14 degree weather, and will survive drops from 3.3 feet. Available in Cardinal Red, Azure Blue and Gunmetal Gray, the Pentax Optio W80 will be released in July for $300 each. Pentax also provides a custom designed clear protective skin for $16.95 along with a comfortable floating wrist strap for $19.95. [Gizmodo via Digital Camera Blog]

HP Introduces Mini 5101 Netbook

The HP Mini 5101 is the company’s latest Mini netbook PC that is targeted especially at students and mobile professionals. This stylish machine comes packed with a 10.1-inch diagonal LED display (WSVGA or HD resolution), an Intel Atom processor, a 2GB RAM, a 7,200 RPM hard drive, an optional 128GB SSD, a spill-resistant keyboard, a 2.0MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a choice of either 4 or 6 cell battery. The HP Mini 5101 should become available in late July for a starting price of $449. [PCLaunches]

Sunday, June 21, 2009

LG Suit at World IT Show 2009

LG Electronics has recently unveiled the LG-SV710 a.k.a. Suit during World IT Show 2009 in South Korea. Measuring 14.7mm-thick, this premium clamshell phone is specially designed for businessmen and comes with a high-gloss blue body, a 3MP shooter with video recording, and five new mobile games. The price ranges from 400,000 Won ($313) and 500,000 Won ($391).[AVING]

iRiver Smiley Eyes DAP

Here is a new DAP from iRiver that you can give to your girl as her sweet birthday present. The iRiver Smiley Eye is compatible with MP3 and WMA files only. You can buy this gadget at GeekStuff4U. [Akihabara]

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Samsung Showcases Its Stylish LED Pocket Projector ‘P410M’

The P410M is the latest LED pocket projector from Samsung that was showcased during World IT Show 2009 in Korea. This stylish projector offers 800 x 600 resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 30,000 hours of ramp life. Pricing and availability are still unknown at the moment. [AVING]

Samsung Introduces Its WiMAX MID ‘Mondi’ In Korea

Samsung Electronics has introduced its new mobile WiMAX enabled handheld device during World IT Show 2009 in Korea. Dubbed as the Mondi, this portable device integrates a 4.3-inch full touchscreen display, a full QWERTY slide keyboard, a 3MP camera, GPS function, WiFi, Bluetooth and runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. Not to mention, it also comes packed with multimedia features that offer instant access to E-mail, Internet, video content and business applications. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing and release date yet.[AVING]