Author Archives: Helenna Archangela


CBS Uses Bluetooth-Enabled Billboards to Promote TV Shows

CBS Uses Bluetooth-Enabled Billboards to Promote TV Shows

CBS announced plans for a new interactive marketing campaign that uses Bluetooth enabled billboards to send video clips from the fall lineup right to your mobile devices such as a cell phones, smart phones or PDA.  If you find yourself near one of these billboards, and desire to download the 30-second video clip, make sure you’re within 30 to 35.  Also, make sure to accept the transmission or else you’ll be waiting a really long time for it to complete.   This idea isn’t new, because it’s been implemented in Europe for years.  Us darn Americans are so behind on Bluetooth technology.

Samsung YP-K5 – DAP with integrated speakers

Samsung YP-K5 – DAP with integrated speakers

Samsung released a new player called YP-K5, an attractive looking MP3 player that comes with an integrated speaker. The YP-K5 measures 3.85 x 1.87 x 0.74 inches; supports MP3, OGG, ASF, and WMA files; with DNSE DAP (Digital Natural Sound Engine); a build in FM radio tuner and will be offered in three versions - with 1GB of memory, 2 GB for $210 and with 4 GB for $260 and touch screen. I think it’s a reasonable price for this digital audio player. Battery time is expected to be 30 hours when using earphones, or 6 hours in speaker mode. We still don’t know about the sound quality but according to the company, this player delivers better sound than anything you would expect that could fit in your pocket.

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Samsung Releases 10 inch Mobile TV

Samsung Releases 10 inch Mobile TV

The 10-inch Mobile TV by Samsung is the largest Mobile TV based on terrestrial DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting), that provides high-quality video, audio based on excellent mobile receiving characteristics, MP3, digital photo viewing functions, and connection to an external HDD for playing downloaded multimedia content. Senior Vice President Sang Heung Shin of Samsung's Visual Display Division says, "We made efforts to shift the concept of TV from a fixed, family-oriented device to a more mobile, personal gadget. This will bring even greater change than was created by the portable cassette player in the music industry." It’s clear that Samsung plans to promote the Mobile TV as a versatile home multimedia device.

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TDK shows off 200GB Blu-ray Disc

TDK shows off 200GB Blu-ray Disc

TDK is one of the 14 companies that make Blu-ray discs and they have announced a Blu-ray disc with 200GB of storage capacity. To be straight, it’s four time the capacity of the largest initial dual-layer Blu-ray discs. TDK's research and development efforts are achieving unprecedented capabilities for next generation optical media. The company's advanced material science played a key role in enabling the development of 200GB blue laser disc technology. The company's 100GB prototype disc uses four 25GB layers to reach 100GB capacity. For the 200GB technology development, TDK has stretched the physical margins of the Blu-ray Disc format, enabling a disc to store up to 33.3GB per layer while staying within the tolerances of the BD playback specifications. The company said it expects the discs to be made commercially available in several months.

[via eweek]

Arcade Bowling Game

Arcade Bowling Game

ROCKIN’ BOWL O RAMA, a fun game that is truly timeless and is sure to be the centerpiece of any game room. A brilliant new video bowling game with music, and the fun you can have without lacing up your bowling shoes! The game provides six different game challenges for up to four players and has a trackball that allows players to bowl down the virtual lane depicted on the video screen. Players can select from 21 different ball styles and 8 lb. to 16 lb. ball weights. The game is programmed with precise physics models to more accurately reflect true lane bowling, including ball spin and direction, and the initial oiled section of the lane. The Arcade Bowling game also has built-in jukebox that plays 30 different songs. This cool gaming machine will cost you a $6,999.95. So Bowling fans, if you want to stay home and still bowl, get yourself one.

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ICR6806DT Clock Radio Docking System

ICR6806DT Clock Radio Docking System

ILive has released a new clock radio system supporting the Apple iPod digital music player called the ICR6806DT Clock Radio Docking Station that is compatible with all models of iPod (including the shuffle). Features include Docking platform for iPod Mini, Shuffle & Nano, Input jack for audio players, Digital AM/FM stereo radio, LCD display with blue backlight, Digital clock with dual alarms allows user to wake up to tunes from iPod, radio or buzzer, Built-in charging circuit for iPod(R) Mini & Nano, and a video output for playing videos and photos from a V-iPod on any TV. Includes full-feature remote that controls iPod functions. Operates via AC Power with a battery backup requiring 2 AAA batteries (not included).I suggest you to write down the name if you want to buy that at the shop, but you can get it only for $59.98 at JourneyEd.com and $99.99 at Best Buy, Kohl's and Sears.It’s available in either black or white.

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The Cell Zone

The Cell Zone

Most people think it's impolite to talk on a cell phone when you are eating in the restaurant or maybe in a quiet place like library. In cell phone etiquette, here's what the experts recommend: keep your cell phone on vibrate as much as possible; if you do need to talk, move at 10 feet from other people, and keep those conversations as short and quiet as possible. Another answer to this problem is the Cell Zone, a sound resistant phone booth made by Salemi Industries. So the cell phone user can receive cell phone call with a bit of privacy and stops disturbing others in your establishment. The Cell Zone is made available for people to use free of charge and only making revenue by placing ads on the booth.

[via coolest-gadgets.com]

Phone with Dock for iPod

Phone with Dock for iPod

What do you expect to come together with your alarm clock? Is it a radio? The NW402 “Bedside Phone Center with Dock for iPod” is more than what you usually see on an alarm clock. Other than the alarm clock, AM/FM radio, a wireless remote control for, it’s also have a dual built-in stereo speakers, 2.4GHz telephone that comes with two handsets, each with speakerphone, a digital answering machine, memo recorder, 50-number phonebook, 40-number Caller ID, call waiting, intercom, three-ways calling, pager/locater, six selectable ring tones and four-handset capability. You can get it for $249.95 with 90-days warranty.

Bedside Phone Center with Dock for iPod [via Sharper Image Best]

Pillow Pod speakers

Pillow Pod speakers

I'm one of those people who prefer listening to music when trying to sleep. Trying to sleep with headphone is really uncomfortable but I know quite a few people who prefer drifting off with headphone. If you are in the same category as me, you should have a look at this Pillow Pod, it is made of 100% polyester. This Pillow Pod connects to iPods, MP3, CD or a computer. The input is a standard. It will cost around $16.19 - $17.99. The Pillow Pod is available at Target in 4 colors; blue, purple, pink and lime.

Elf Cellphone Lipgloss

Elf Cellphone Lipgloss

Good news for all girls, Elf is introducing a new charming cell phone lip gloss. With a mini size, it always fits in small purses. This is a perfect choice for you who can’t live without your lip gloss. Now you can have your lip gloss with you all the times. At only $5 for a set of eight different colors; fairy, blossom, joy, flirt, sugar plum, cloud nine, honey and vixen. Choose your favorite color and just attach it to the cell phone slot at the top of phone.
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