Friday, July 31, 2009

Valore ION 330-DB With Blu-ray Drive

Valore has recently released the first Ion based mini desktop that comes complete with a Blu-ray drive for the Japanese market. Dubbed as the Valore ION 330-DB, this mini PC integrates a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 330 processor, up to 4GB RAM and a 2.5-inch SATA HDD which is sold separately. In addition it also comes with several connectivity ports including HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF and six USB 2.0. The Valore ION 330-DB will be sold for only €297 ($417). [Akihabara]

M&Soft Mappy API Navigation Device

M&Soft has come out with their new navigation device ‘Mappy API’ for the Korean market. This portable device is packed with a high-performance 900Mhz Dual Core CPU, a SiRF V6 chipset, a 4GB hard drive, TPEG service and runs on Mappy map software. The Mappy API is now available in Korea for a retail price of 349,000 KRW ($281).[AVING]

Samsung Announces New High-Density Spinpoint F3 HDD Line-Up

Samsung has announced a new line-up of high-density hard drives ‘Spinpoint F3′ which are aimed at high-end computing environments. Coming in 500GB and 1TB capacities, these new 3.5-inch drives work at 7200RPM and feature a 3.0 Gbps SATA interface, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), a 16MB/32MB buffer memory, and make use of 500GB platters. The 500GB model is now available worldwide, while the 1TB model later next month. Pricing is still unknown at the moment. [Enterpriser]

BenQ MK2442 23.6″ LCD TV

BenQ has unveiled their upcoming 23.6-inch LCD TV that also doubles up as a regular PC monitor. Featuring the Senseye Human Vision Technology for enhancing the color, clarity and contrast of video content, the MK2442 supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5ms response time, a brightness of 300 cd/2, 1000:1 contrast ratio and a built-in TV tuner. This widescreen TV is also equipped with two 5W speakers and several connectivity ports including D-Sub, S-Video, SCART, Composite, Component and HDMI 1.3. The MK2442 will start hitting stores in Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Russia on August 20 for unannounced price yet. [HighTechReview]

A-DATA 4GB DDR3 Single Module Memory

A-DATA has rolled out its latest high-capacity 4GB single module DDR3 memory that comes in three different versions: U-DIMM RAM for desktops, SO-DIMM RAN for laptops and unbuffered ECC-DIMM/ECC Registered DIMM RAM for workstations and servers. What’s more, these memories also boast low energy consumption, better heat dissipation and a lifetime warranty. No details on pricing and availability just yet. [DVHardware]

Kodak Solar Charger KS100-C +2

Here’s another portable solar charger from Kodak, the KS100-C +2. This compact device is able to absorb power from either a USB power source or the sun. Once fully charged, the KS100-C +2 holds enough power to deliver 1.5 charges to a cell phone, or run a music player for additional 33 hours, or capture up to 200 digital camera pictures. The Kodak Solar Charger KS100-C +2 will be on sale from September 2009 for a retail price of $39.95. [PhonesTechnology]

EIZO FlexScan S2433W-H 24-Inch LCD Monitor

Aimed at professional users, EIZO’s latest 24.1-inch LCD monitor ‘FlexScan S2433W-H’ features a rotating panel design for providing better viewing angles. This new widescreen monitor supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and features 6ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 360 cd/m2 brightness, EcoView function which automatically adjusts brightness depending on ambient lighting and covers 96% of the Adobe RGB color range. In addition, it also comes with several connectivity ports including D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort. The EIZO FlexScan S2433W-H will start shipping in September for around $1,000, in two color options: Black and Silver. [TCMagazine]

Kodak Easyshare D830 Digital Photo Frame

Now you can share your pictures and memories in ways that match your decor and style preferences with Kodak’s latest digital photo frame, the Easyshare D830. Unlike most digital photo frames, the Easyshare D830 has an interchangeable faceplate design which can be customized with virtually any traditional picture frame. It also sports an 8-inch display, Quick Touch Border for easy scrolling, a 512MB of internal memory, a memory card slot and a USB 2.0 port. The Kodak Easyshare D830 will be available in August for $139. [CameraTown]

Sony PRS-300 and PRS-600 e-book Readers Unveiled

Sony has announced two new e-book readers this week in the form of the PRS-300 and PRS-600. The PRS-300 features a 5-inch LCD display with no audio output and no memory card slot. Weighing at only 220-grams, the gadget provides a 440MB of storage space. Meanwhile, the PRS-600 comes equipped with a 6-inch touchscreen display with audio output and an SD/MS memory card slot. This e-book reader weights at just 286-grams and has a 380MB of storage capacity. Pricing info is still unavailable. [TeleRead]

USB Powered Wink Glasses To Keep You Awake

If you don’t get enough sleep and tend to fall asleep during work, then you might need the Wink Glasses. It is a USB powered gadget that clips onto your spectacles when using the computer to make sure that you do not slip into silent slumber. This is how the gadget works. The glasses detect the number of times you blink, and if you don’t blink every five seconds then the gadget begins to fog up around your eyes until you perform the recommended number of blinks. It will keep you awake and alert while computing for hours. The Wink Glasses will be available in Japan early next month for an unknown price tag. [Product Page]

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

AMD Releases ATI FirePro V8750 Professional 3D Graphics Card

AMD has just released its latest high-end professional 3D graphics card, the ATI FirePro V8750. Designed for workstations, this new graphics card features a 55nm RV770 GPU, 800 Stream Processors, a 2GB of GDDR5 memory and a memory bandwidth of 115.2GB/s. In addition it also integrates a dual-link DVI and two DisplayPort outputs. The AMD ATI FirePro V8750 Professional 3D Graphics Card is priced at $1,799. [TCMagazine]

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE Drive

Western Digital today introduced its new My Passport Essential SE portable USB drives that come in 750GB and 1TB capacities. These USB-powered drives are perfect for saving, storing and backing up all of the digital memories captured this summer. The inclusion of WD Sync software enables users to easily take their desktop content wherever their destination is, where the synchronization of essential personal files and Microsoft Outlook data on a PC is simplified. No worries should one misplace the drive since the data within will take some time to get broken into thanks to 128-bit encryption. Sadly, the software is only compatible with Microsoft Windows OS. Available now at WD’s online store, the 750GB and 1TB models are priced at $199.99 and $299.99, respectively. [Press Release]

Boardy Origami USB Stick

The Boardy Origami is a USB flash drive that was made from recyclable paper. The device features a foldable surface that has advertising written all over it. The paper, once the sponsor’s message is read or ignored, is folded into a more compact and pluggable form. [Product Page]

TheFirstOne Bluetooth Headset

Novero today rolled out its TheFirstOne Bluetooth headset that comes equipped with dual-mic noise-canceling and one-touch controls for dialing or conferencing in a third party. Available in lily-white with silver accents, the gadget features a bunch of accessories, including a desk stand, a charging cradle that keeps the headset close by when driving, and a wearable clip. It will be able to pair with handsets within range automatically. Its battery provides up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 100 hours of standby time. TheFirstOne will cost $149 each. There is no info on the release date so far. [GearLog]

MiniPC Japan’s Atom-Powered GF27

MiniPC today unveiled their new Atom-powered desktop, GF27, which used Intel Atom N270 processor. The computer comes with up to 2GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA and DVI outputs. It has four USB ports (2 in the front and 2 at the back). Meanwhile, earphone and microphone ports are placed at the back. The MiniPC GF27 will be available in mid-Augus in Japan for 52,000 Yen ($547). [MiniPC]

Creative Releases New Zii Egg Media Device

Creative has officially released their new Zii Egg touchscreen media device. The gadget is capable of outputting video in 1080p and 1080p HDTVs via HD cable. Measuring 115mm x 62mm x 12mm and weighing 108grams, the Zii Egg features a 3.5-inch 320×480 true-color display with up to 32GB internal plus SDHC slot (supports up to 32GB of external SDHC Card), X-Fi audio processing, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3-axis accelerometer, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS receiver, a 32MB NOR (Linux Kernel Boot ROM), a 256MB Mobile DDR RAM, and dual cameras (forward facing HD camera and rear facing VGA camera).[Zii]

Toshiba 3.5-Inch USB/eSATA External Hard Drive

Toshiba has come out with its first 3.5-inch external hard drive. This sleek and stylish HDD is made out of impact resistant ABS+PC material and an internal dampening system for shock protection. It works at 5400RPM and provides both USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity options. The hard drive is priced at $129.99 for the 640GB version and $159.99 for the 1TB version. [BusinessWire]

Candela CPLV236WDG2 23.6″ TV Tuner-Equipped LCD Monitor

Japanese manufacturer Candela is preparing to release its new 23.6-inch LCD monitor that comes with a built-in analog /digital TV tuner. Dubbed as the CPLV236WDG2, this widescreen monitor supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and features 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. It also comes with several connectivity ports including D-Sub, HDMI, D4, S video and Composite. The CPLV236WDG2 will reach stores next month for about $529. [TCMagazine]

Onkyo Releases New Blu-ray Player In The US

Here is good news for those who are living in the States because Onkyo has finally launched its latest Blu-ray player in the US market. Known as the DV-BD507, the player supports Deep Color and x.v. color specifications of HDMI 1.3a and can play AVCHD video files stored on SD/SDHC card or DVD-R/RW dics. The DV-BD507 also features BD-Live Profile 2.0 for online interactive content. The Onkyo DV-BD507 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $449. [Akihabara]

Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Camcorder

Kodak will release the new Zi8 HD ultra-portable camcorder in September 2009. As a successor to the Zi6 and the Zx1, the new Zi8 comes with a larger 2.5-inch LCD, a face recognition, an image stabilization, and a 1080p HD recording. Users can also upload pictures directly to YouTube and Facebook. In addition, the camcorder has a flip-out USB arm for connection to a computer. Available in blue, red, and black, the Kodak Zi8 retails for $179 a pop. [Gizmodo]

Kaguya Constellation Aroma Lamp

I can say the Kaguya Constellation Aroma Lamp is the most beautiful lamp I ever known. The lamp produces thousands of points of light from its acrylic case, creating a vertical starfield wth one of two constellations outlined in its center. It also has the aroma crystal that diffuses essential oils, creating a relaxing atmosphere in the room. You can purchase the Kaguya Constellation Aroma Lamp for $368 at Japan Trend Shop. [Product Page]

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Panasonic DMR-BW970 Digital Video Recorder

Panasonic will release six new digital video recorders in September 2009. One of these DVRs is the high-end DMR-BW970, which is a successor of the Panasonic DMR-BW930. It is able to record up to 320-hours of video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 @ 12.9Mbps. The DVR also supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, and can record on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD R DL, and DVD-RW. Other features include a DLNA support, an HDMI output, an SDHC card slot, and the VIERA Link. [Akihabara]

Century Japan’s Latest 8-inch Secondary Display With DVI Port

The LCD-8000UD is the latest 8-inch secondary display from Century Japan. What makes this USB-powered display special is that it also features a DVI port. The LCD-8000UD provides a 800 x 600 pixel resolution. This mini LCD will be sold in Japan next month. [Product Page]

Hama Introduces Pocket-Size Digital Photo Album

Now you can carry your digital memories anywhere you go with this new pocket-size digital Photo Album from Hama. Featuring a protective leather case, this compact device integrates a 7-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution (JPG), three large navigational buttons, a 4GB of storage, a memory card reader (SD/SDHC/MMS), a USB port and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2.5 hours in use time. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing so far. [GadgetFolder]

Weather Station by Jacob Jensen

Designed by Jacob Jensen, a designer of B & O equipment, this weather station series consists of well-designed functional products helping you keep an eye on weather. The set consists of indoor thermometer, outdoor thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, alarm clock, temperature station, table stand and wall mounting plate. Each section has to be purchased separately. With all of that you could keep track of all the weather information you need. The Jacob Jensen weather station can be mounted on the wall or just set out on the table. The pieces will cost you anywhere from $49.99 on up to $99.99. [Product Page]

Averatec’s Affordable Aluminum Notebook

The Averatec N3400 is a 13-inch ultra-slim notebook that boasts an aluminum outer shell. Weighing at only 4-pounds, the laptop comes jam packed with a 2.16-Ghz Intel T3400 CPU, a 1280×1024 LCD screen, a 1.3MP webcam, a 3GB DDR 2m 800Mhz (upgradable up to 8GB), a 250GB HDD, and a DVD drive. Other features include three USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio in/out, a card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. You can now purchase the Averatec N3400 for $799 each. [ChipChick]

Samsung Shows Off SNE-50K eBook Reader

Samsung has showed off their latest eBook reader ‘SNE-50K’ for the South Korean market. Measuring only 9mm thick and weighing just 6.5 ounces, this portable device offers a 5-inch touchscreen display and a 512MB of storage capacity. Sadly, there’s no WiFi or 3G connectivity included. No details on pricing or worldwide availability just yet. [MobileWhack]

Acer Intros Three LCD Displays In Japan

Acer has come out with three new affordable LCD displays for the Japanese market namely the 17-inch V173Bbm, 20-inch P205Hbmd and 21-inch H223HQFbd. The 17-incher V173Bbm supports a native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250cd/m2 brightness, 160/160 degrees viewing angle, 1W +1 W built-in stereo speakers and low power consumption of only 14W. Joined by the mid size 20-inch P205Hbmd that features 1600 x 900 resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, 160/160 degrees viewing angle and 1W +1 W built-in stereo speakers. Finally the 21-inch H223HQFbd that supports a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness and 160/170 degrees viewing angle. The 17-inch V173Bbm, 20-inch P205Hbmd and 21-inch H223HQFbd are now available in Japan for $187, $176 and $208, respectively. [PCLaunches]

HD Media Player Docking Station From Brando

Brando has recently released the HD Media Player Docking Station that allows you to play media files via internal HDD, USB storage device or SD(HC), MS Memory card on TV without using computer. The gadget supports video output via HDMI and YpbPr with up to 1080p resolution. Supported video formats including H.264, MPEG1/2/4, DIVX, XVID, RM/RMVB, MKV, RM/RMVB, AVI, M2TS, VOB, DAT, MPG, MPEG and MOV. Each purchase comes with a remote controller, an HDMI cable, a YPbPr cable, a USB cable, an AC Adapter (100~240V), and a user’s manual. Brando’s HD Media Player Docking Station retails for $199. [Brando]

Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale

The Withings Wi-Fi is not an ordinary body scale. The device will transfer your weight and body fat measurements to the web that can be accessed using a free iPhone app. Alternatively, you could also monitor all the recorded information and charts by logging in to the Withings web control panel from any browser. The purpose of all of this is to help understand your fitness, and the effects of a diet and sporting activity. For a mere $183, the Withing Wi-Fi Body Scale can be yours. [SlipperyBrick]

Epson Stylus Photo PX650 Printer

The Epson PX650 is a high definition all-in-one printer specifically designed for digital photography enthusiasts. The printer supports a 2.5-inch LCD screen, PictBridge support, and a memory card slot. It doesn’t even require a PC to operate. The PX650 also allows users to scan, copy and print photos that exceed lab quality. A 1200 dpi photo scanner captures the fine detail of original prints, whilst the Hi-Definition, dye-based Epson Claria Photographic Ink creates high quality glossy photos that lasts for over 200 years. The Epson Stylus Photo PX650 will be available on September 1st, 2009 for about $215 in the UK. Each purchase comes with a pack of photo paper. [SlashGear]

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Four New Members From Olympus FE-Series Compact Digital Camera

Olympus just released four new members from its FE-Series digicams in the form of the FE-5020 (5x zoom), FE-4000 (4x zoom), FE-46 (5x zoom), and FE-26 (3x zoom). These entry-level digital cameras support 12MP CMOS sensor with enhanced In-Camera Help Guides that make digital photography simple and fun for users of all ages and skill levels. Available in a wide variety of colors, the Olympus FE-5020 retails for an estimated street price of $159.99, the FE-4000 for $149.99, and the FE-46 for $99.99. Sadly, the Olympus FE-26’s price tag is still unavailable. [dcviews]

Split Stick Double-sided USB Drive

The Split Stick is actually the sixth product designed and developed by the quirky community. Available in orange, blue, pink, red, black, violet, grey, or green, this double-sided USB drive provides 4GB of storage space (2GB for each half). It has an onboard plastic button that enables users to easily navigate between the two different sides of the drive. The Split Stick is now available for sale at quirky’s online store for $19.99 each. [Product Page]

World’s First Superscripted HD Media Player From MediaGate

MediaGate, a provider of network multimedia players, and premium audio and video peripherals, has rolled out the next generation of digital multimedia player with the MediaGate MG-M²TV. As a predecessor to the MG-800HD, the MG-M²TV provides a lot of functionality, including compatibility with AVI, WMV9, Xvid, H.264, MP3, High Definition MKV, and RealVideo file formats. The MediaGate MG-M²TV allows users to play their stored digital content on their HDTV monitors in Full-HD 1080p resolution via HDMI port. There are two USB Host ports making it easy to access your stored digital content, and a 3-1 Card Reader Slot supporting MS/MMC/SD cards for easy digital photo and video playback. The MediaGate MG-M²TV is available now for $119 MSRP. [MediaGate]

Philips Xenium X650, New Slider With Long-Lasting Battery

Philips has unveiled their latest handset namely the Philips Xenium X650 that boasts a super long battery life. This new slider phone is able to provide up to 8 hours in talk-time, or up to one month in stand-by mode. Other interesting specs include 2.4-inch TFT LCD display with 240 x 320 resolution and 262K colors, a 3.2MP autofocus camera, an FM radio, a 30MB internal memory, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, a USB port and supports Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz) connectivity with GPRS. Pricing and availability are still unknown at the moment.

USB Action Camera

The USB Action Camera is claimed to be the ultimate self-contained action cam in the market. Weighing at only 80-grams, it is able to capture video in 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30-frames per second. The camera can be mounted easily on helmets, bikes, race cars, dirt bikes and more. The USB Action Camera works seamlessly with most video editing software and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. Other features include a built-in SD card slot (up to 2GB). The USB Action Camera retails for $103 at Geek Stuff 4 U. [Product Page]

Mimo Mini USB Monitor

If you are searching for a secondary USB monitor, the Mimo Mini from ThinkGeek might be the right answer for you. The display features a 800 x 480 resolution with a 350 cd/m2 brightness level, 400:1 contrast ratio, and portrait/ landscape view. You just need to connect the 7-inch Mimo Mini to the computer’s USB port and the display is ready to use. The Mimo Mini is perfect for your IM client, widgets, PC gaming tools, your email, a spreadsheet, your PhotoShop tools, or even video. Weighing at 1.3-pounds, the Mimo Mini retails for $129.99. [ThinkGeek]

Mini LED Camping Lantern

The mini camping lantern provides maximum brightness enough to light up a small tent. The water-resistant lamp is also small enough to hang on a keychain (included). Its built-in battery provides enough juice for up to 25-hours of continuous use. The Mini LED Camping Lantern is priced at $6.99 a pop. [Product Page]

SteelSeries Introduces New Gaming Mice, Mouse Pad

SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, has recently introduced two new gaming mice namely the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse and the SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse. In addition, the company also announced the 9HD, a hard surface mouse pad. The Xai features a 5,000 CPI laser sensor, seven programmable buttons and an LCD on the bottom. Meanwhile, the Kinzu is a bit smaller and only offers a 3,200 CPI laser sensor, seven programmable buttons and an LCD on the bottom. The Xai, Kinzu and 9HD will hit stores starting in August for about $80, $35 and $35, respectively. [SlashGear]

OCZ’s Colossus SSD Unveiled

OCZ’s new Colossus SSD drive was debuted at Computex last month. Available in capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB, all of the drives come in a 3.5-inch enclosure that sports two RAIDed SSD drives mounted to a single PCB. Unfortunately, there is no info on the release date so far. The 128GB model is priced at $299 each. [Engadget]

Wi-Fi TV Concept

WiFi Tv is basically a handheld internet television designed to access on-demand TV services available on the internet. TV shows and films can be streamed from the internet to the 6-inch touchscreen display. There are two slide-out speakers that provide a comfortable hand position. Storage is provided for a pair of Bluetooth headphones and a charging point.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Duros 8404 Rugged Tablet Shipped

If you are searching for a brand new rugged tablet PC, then you can purchase the Duros 8404 that comes with an 8.4-inch sunlight-viewable SVGA touchscreen display, an Intel Atom processor, a solid-aluminum chassis, a hot-swappable battery and non-rotating compact flash drive. The tablet PC is specially designed for outdoor activity. The Duros 8404 comes with a LED sunlight-viewable display that provides a brightness level of 1,100 nit and a 120-degree viewing angle. There is no info on pricing so far, but I am sure it wont be cheap. [Press Release]

Sony Latest GPS Navigation Device With 6.1-inch LCD

Sony has released their latest PND in the form of the NV-U3DV. The gadget provides a 4GB of internal storage and a 6.1-inch WQVGA (480×272) LCD screen, which is larger than most GPS navigation gadgets on the market. The Japanese version of NV-U3DV will have an antenna for television broadcasts. Users can also play their own movies, music, and pictures (MPEG-4/AVC+H.264 with restrictions, MP3/AAC up to 320kbps, and JPEG). No word on pricing so far. [Sony Insider]

Fujifilm FinePix J30 Compact Digital Camera

Fujifilm comes back with their latest digital camera, the FinePix J30. The 12MP shooter features a new Panoramic shooting mode, a 3x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, Picture Stabilization mode, Face Detection technology with auto red-eye removal, maximum ISO sensitivity to 3200 (at 3MP), and a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a charger. Available in pink, silver or black, the FinePix J30 will be released sometime next month for an unknown price tag. We will keep you posted. [Press Release]

AMD Athlon II X2 240 And 245 Processors Introduced

Advanced Micro Devices has added two new processors to its line up in the form of Athlon II X2 240 and 245. These new 45nm processors are clocked at 2.8GHz (X2 240) and 2.9GHz (X2 245) respectively, and feature a 2MB of L2 cache, a 4000MHz HyperTransport speed and a TDP of 65W. Both processors are expected to hit stores in the near future for under $67 each. [PCLaunches]

Teufel Cinebar 50 Soundbar

Teufel has launched its Cinebar 50 soundbar that is claimed to produce audio quality similar to the standard five-speaker system. The soundbar features two tweeters, two mid-range drivers and two low-mid range drivers that will pump out a total of 200-watts of power. Its bundled CB 50 SW subwoofer produces 150-watts of power with a frequency response ranging from 35Hz to 150Hz. Connectivity comes in the form of a couple of digital inputs (one coaxial on optical) and two pairs of analogue (Phono) inputs at the rear. There is also a USB port in the front for playback of MP3 and WMA files from storage devices. The Cinebar’s onboard decoder supports DTS and Dolby Digital. If you are interested, you can buy the Teufel Cinebar 50 soundbar for £1,500 ($2,468). [Teufel]

Marshal’s Latest Ultra Slim External BD Burner

Marshal has launched its slim external BD player for the Japanese market. The Marshal MAL BDP02U2 is not an ordinary BD player. It is capable of burning BD-R/RE 1 layer at 2x or 1x for the 2 layers version. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP and Vista OS. No word on pricing so far. [Akihabara]

iLuv iMM9400 Vertical CD/MP3 Hi-Fi Audio System With iPod Dock

iLuv has unveiled its new vertical CD/MP3 Hi-Fi audio system called the iMM9400. Featuring a modern stylish design with sleek finish, the system comes packed with a 4-CD/MP3 audio player, two channel speakers, an AM/FM radio with PLL digital tuning technology, an SD card slot, a USB port and a universal dock for iPhone and iPod. The iMM9400 will be available starting next month for $249.99. [Product Page via iTech News]

Shintaro Wireless Media Center Keyboard

Here’s another affordable wireless keyboard for you to grab, the Shintaro Wireless Media Center Keyboard. Powered by 2 AA batteries, the keyboard features a built-in 400 dpi trackpad, integrated media centre hotkeys, volume buttons and a USB receiver dongle. Get yours now for just AU$70 ($57). [Product Page via Red Ferret]