Sunday, November 29, 2009
German-based company, Praktica has recently rolled out its latest point & shoot camera called the luxmedia 12-Z5. Measuring 92mm x 59mm x 23mm and weighing 120 grams, this entry-level camera sports a 12-megapixel CCD image sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch TFT color display. It also comes with a built-in 32MB memory, a microSD card slot, a USB 2.0 interface, a rechargeable battery and is capable of recording video in 720 x 400 pixels at 30fps. The Praktica luxmedia 12-Z5 sells for €120 (about $181). [Praktica]
RAmos has recently rolled out their latest Full HD 1080p portable media player namely the T11TE. This media player is powered by the Telechips TCC8900 processor allowing it to support most media formats such as H.264, VC-1, XviD, DivX and RMVB video files. In addition, the RAmos T11TE provides a 5-inch (800×480) touchscreen display, a Flash-based UI, an HDMI output and USB OTG connector. [RAmos]
Medion has recently dropped a new touchscreen all-in-one desktop PC for the Spanish market. Dubbed as the PC7216, the system boasts a 21.5-inch touchscreen display, a 2.1GHz Intel T4300 processor, an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9100 graphics card, a 4GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a 1.3MP camera, a DVD burner, integrated speakers, WiFi and runs on Windows 7 OS. The Medion PC7216 retails for about $1,055 with wireless mouse and keyboard included. [GadgetArena]
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Chinese company Newman has come out with their latest HD-capable portable media player known as the Newsmy A18HD. Measuring 143.04mm x 86.13mm x 10.09mm, the device sports a 5-inch LCD display with 16 million colors, a 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an e-book reader, a text reader, a voice recorder, 64 games pre-loaded, a USB 2.0 interface, TV-out and supports video formats like RM, RMVB, AVI, FLV as well as HD video playback (1280 x 720). The Newsmy A18HD PMP retails for $142.71.
Apple today at their online and retail stores in the U.S. throws out their 2009 Black Friday sale. You will find great discounts ranging from 4-10% depending on the product. Here’s an idea:
- MacBook Pro from $1,098. (Was 1,199 – Save $101)
- iMac from $1,098. (Was $1,199 – Save $101)
- iPod Nano from $138. (Was $149 – Save $11)
- iPod Touch from $178. (Was $199 – Save $21-$41)
- Apple TV from $208. (Was $229 – Save $21)
This shopping event is only available at the Apple Online Store and from 1-800-MY-APPLE on November 27th, 2009 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PST. Select offers also available at U.S. Apple Retail Stores, but not all sale products available in all stores. Sale prices are limited to stock on hand and while supplies last. [Apple Store]
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Creative has once again updated its Vado HD pocket camcorder series by unveiling the third generation model. Coming in a stylish, glossy new look, the third generation Vado HD brings several new improvements over the last generation. Some of the new features you’ll find include:
- Improved quality of video in low light or brightly lit conditions with manual exposure adjustments
- External stereo microphone support for better audio recording
- Headphone output for private listening
- Motion Detection Mode enables users to program the camera to begin recording as soon as motion is detected
- Out-of-the box Mac and PC compatibility
- Still Photo Capture Mode
MaxPoint has dropped a new wireless keyboard for the mass market, the KeySonic KSK-3200 RF. Measuring 293.5mm x 28mm x 101mm, the keyboard makes use of X-Type membrane technology for super silent key strokes and features a 2.4GHz RF (works up to 10 meters), a built-in opto-mechanical trackball with two mouse buttons, status LEDs and runs on two AAA batteries. The KeySonic KSK-3200 RF retails for 49.90 Euro (about $74). [TCMagazine]
Monday, November 23, 2009
After releasing the MM-1 computer speaker, Bowers & Wilkins also announced the availability of the CM-1 Bookshelf speaker in the Japanese market. Available in white version only, the CM-1 will be available at the end of this month for 134,000 Yen or around $1,506 a pair. [Akihabara]
For the holiday season, Bang & Olufsen has updated the BeoCom 2 with seven new colour schemes including blue, black, grey, yellow white, bright red, and natural aluminum, which are perfectly suited to be wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree. FYI, the BeoCom 2 is crafted from a single piece of aluminum. This cordless telephone is one of Bang and Olufsen’s masterpiece.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
AlestRukov’s Wooden PC Mouse is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic gadgets that are harmful for the environment and can’t be recycled. Each mouse has been handcrafted from sustainable woods, and then carved sanded and polished with linseed oil and carnauba wax as a finishing protective coat. Unfortunately, there is no info on pricing at this time. Stay tuned for more updates.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Japanese manufacturer iiyama is gearing up to release another multi-touch LCD monitor for the European market. Known as the ProLite T2250MTS-B, this new 21.5-inch widescreen monitor provides a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and 270 cd/m2 brightness. It also comes with two 1W speakers and both D-Sub and DVI connectors. The ProLite T2250MTS-B will start shipping in Europe in December for 289 Euro (about $430). [TCMagazine]
The wait is over. Asus has finally announced the availability of Asus Eee PC 1201N laptop in the US market. It is actually the first ION-powered laptop from Asus that features a 1366 x 768 resolution LCD display with an nVidia ION graphics card, a 250GB hard drive, and an Intel Atom 330 dual core processor. The 12-inch laptop also provides three USB ports, an SDHC card slot, a VGA output, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an HDMI port. The Eee PC 1201N is scheduled to be released in mid-December 2009 for $499. [Liliputing]
Imation Corp. today announced the availability of its much-anticipated Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive in the US market. Built on Imation’s award-winning platform of external hard drive products, the Imation Pro WX drive is the world’s first Wireless USB external hard drive providing fast data transfer rates, speed and capacity required in today’s graphics and data intensive environments. This external hard drive can transfer data at 15MB/s and provides 1.5TB of storage space, which can store up to 300,000 photos and up to 750-hours of video. The Imation Pro WX Wireless USB Hard Drive will be available soon for $449.99.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Winter season is near, and you might need to prepare for it. Thanko today introduced their latest gadget that can keep your body warm during cold weather. Known as the USB Blanket, this gadget comes with a built-in heater. The USB Blanket is easy to use. You just need to connect it to a USB port, and then the gadget will start working. [Thanko]
Designed by Henrik Amberla, the innovative design of the Milky Way allows the gadget to serve two functions, as an alarm clock and as an art object for your nightstand. You can activate the snooze function simply by making a simple turn. Setting the clock and the alarm are also done through another turning motions. Sadly, the Milky Way Alarm Clock is only a concept. Video after the jump.
Still remember the NZXT Tempest PC case? NZXT has recently launched the Tempest EVO PC case, which is perfect for gaming purpose. The PC case supports a wide range of motherboard including E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Baby AT. The Tempest EVO is specially designed to support up to 8 HDDs, high-end graphics cards, power supply units and server boards.The NZXT Tempest EVO is also targeted toward overclockers and water cooling enthusiasts because it supports water cooling tube access and a dual 120mm radiator at the top panel. Installation and upgrades are easy thanks to the pre-drilled cable routing on the motherboard allowing for a cleaner look and improved airflow. The case also features added space behind the motherboard panel from a punched side panel design that allows for easy heatsink removal. If you are interested, you can buy the Tempest Evo for $99 a pop.
MSI has proudly introduced the world’s first graphics card to support over voltage function from the N240GT series including the N240GT-MD512-OC/D5 and N240GT-MD1G. Based on nVidia’s first 40nm graphics processors, these graphics cards allow the user to adjust both the voltage and the overclocking configurations via the Afterburner overclocking software to increase GPU clock up to 30%. The N240GT graphic card series also supports the DirectX 10.1 gaming standard for running the latest video games and a native HDMI output for superb 3D support and high-definition entertainment. In addition, the MSI N240GT-MD512-OC/D5 utilities ultra fast 512MB GDDR5 graphic memory. [Cool Computing]