Archive for August, 2006

Canon’s New EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR Official Announcement

Canon’s New EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR Official Announcement

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug 24, 2006 – Canon’s EOS Digital Rebel XT model – the camera that set all time sales records for digital SLRs of any persuasion (supplanting the original Digital Rebel’s claim to that title) - now takes its place alongside of the newest member of the irrepressible Rebel clan: the 10.1 megapixel EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR camera. For 16 years, the Rebel brand has stood for advanced, sophisticated and easy-to-use. The new Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera continues that legacy, taking discriminating photo hobbyists, enthusiasts, advanced amateurs and SLR aficionados to places digital dreams are made of…and more economically than ever before.

“The EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera continues to lead the way with impressive innovations and an array of advancements simply not found on other digital SLRs in the sub-$1,000 price-range,” stated Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon USA, Inc. “Canon technology is born of inspiration, imagination and our passion to help photographers make the best pictures possible. Nowhere is the combination of undeniable quality and value more evident than on this new EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera.”

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More Pictures of Palm’s New Antennae-less Treo: Lennon – 750

More Pictures of Palm’s New Antennae-less Treo: Lennon – 750

UPDATE 08/25/2006 here. Original source of the images @ PDAEXPERTOS.
I promised early on in the week that there will be no more Treo articles until Friday – but this is too juicy to hold back. These images of Palm’s new antennae-less Treo were just dropped in our mailbox (Thank you - you know who you are!), and we feel obligated that you should see them. I don’t remember seeing these images anywhere else so I hope you enjoy them.

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Art Gallery on your wrist

Art Gallery on your wrist

Are you a top secret spy with a poor memory for faces?  Have you been sent on a dangerous 00-style assignment to kill a three-nippled megalomaniac, only you can't quite recall what he or she looks like?  Well why not invest in this attractively styled and innovative Photo Frame Watch - it can store up to 26 images to display on its not-exactly-ground-breaking 96x64 pixel display (4096 colours!), transferred by a USB1.1 connection. 

Sadly you'd have to order a minimum of 1000 of them - they don't sell to individuals - but perhaps you can persuade your Government employers that they'd make ideal gifts for everyone at Christmas.

Holide Product Page [via The Red Ferret Journal]

TyTN Smartphone Reviewed: verdict “Expensigreat”

TyTN Smartphone Reviewed: verdict “Expensigreat”

The gilted Matthew Miller over at ZDNet has got his hands on a rather swanky HTC TyTN and is kind enough to write us jealous peons a review.  Running Windows Mobile Phone Edition (the TyTN, that is, not Matthew) with a slide-out keyboard and 3G network support, it's a business-oriented powerhouse squeezed into a compact chassis.

Rather than me paraphrasing Matthew's whole article, you should probably go over there and read it yourself.  He has pretty photos and words and everything.

TyTN: Smartphone of your dreams? [The Mobile Gadgeteer]

Case Mod or House Extension?

Case Mod or House Extension?

$400 will get you a lot of stuff.  But I didn't know it would buy you something as cool as this.  You're looking at the case for a Cray EL98, in its time a $six-figure, 700+lb behemoth of a machine.  Now sadly missing some of its whirring, clicking innards (i.e. it doesn't work) but with a custom, museum-quality stand, its current owner has decided to part ways with the charcoal number-cruncher and make some other geek's case-mod dreams come true.

Alternatively, you could buy it, take out what remains of the original wiring, circuitry and other electronic mischief (photo after the jump), and move in.  With property prices as they are, it'd probably be the easiest way to get on the ladder.  You've got 'til midnight Thursday to make your mind up (and locate a forklift truck).

Craigslist listing [via BoingBoing]

Aurora Clock – LED reinvention

Aurora Clock – LED reinvention

Although originally a 70s icon, the Aurora Clock - in all its colour-changing, chromed glory - would still fit nicely in any minimalist bachelor pad.  So it's a slice of lovely goodness that clever technical wizzards ChronoArt, who now own the rights to manufacture the clock, have brought it happily up to date with far-more-reliable LEDs (the old clocks had a habit of fading into sepia blobbiness, apparently).  They also have a variety of similarly hypnotic colour-changing clocks based on the Aurora's guts.

ChronoArt will be pleased to sell you a new Aurora or, if you're lucky enough to have an original, repair or upgrade it.  New they run to $399.  Another photo after the jump.

ChronoArt [via Cool Hunting]

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

If you're an early Nintendo DS Lite adopter, like me, this announcement is probably going to make you very, very angry. Nintendo has announced that, starting September 13th, the DS Lite will be available to US buyers in both black (hereby known as "Onyx") and pink (referred to as "Coral Pink") in addition to the already-available Polar White DS Lite. So, now your DS Lite can look as good (if not better) than your PlayStation Portable AND have a better game library to boot.

Nikon Drops Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

Nikon Drops Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras

First up is the COOLPIX S10 (on the right), featuring a 6.0-megapixels with 10x optical zoom, pre-loaded video and image editing software, 2.5-inch LCD with swivel, 16MB of memory and Vibration Reduction. There’s no mentioning of a memory expansion slot, which is highly odd since the 16MB of onboard memory is hardly enough for no more than a couple of shots. I had to dig around a little to confirm that the S10 does support SD card. Available in September for $399.95

Second is the COOLPIX L5 (on the left) featuring a 7.2-megapixels with 5x optical zoom. There’s the standard SD memory slot and Vibration Reduction, priced at $299.95.

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Bose Announces New Acoustic Wave Music System II and Bose Companion 4

Bose Announces New Acoustic Wave Music System II and Bose Companion 4

Bose is shipping the Bose Acoustic Wave Music System II and Bose Companion 5 on September 7.  The Wave II is listed at $1079, while the Companion 5 will cost $399.  The Wave II features a CD player, and FM/AM tuner, two strong tweeters, a 4.5-inch low-frequency driver linked to 80-inch tube called waveguide.  There’s even an easy option for you to connect the iPod (with remote-controller) and a five-CD changer to the system.  You get all these new features for the same price of the previous model.  The second announcement is the Companion 5, which is a pair of small satellites and a Bose Acoustimass subwoofer.  This new system is ideal for connecting your laptop or pc through the USB.

Bose Makes Waves With New Speaker Sets [via Gizmowatch]