Archive for Aug 29, 2008

Alarm Clock will wake you up with multi-sensory experience

Alarm Clock will wake you up with multi-sensory experience

There are all sorts of alarm clocks out there meant to wake you up with loud buzzers or what have you, but never have I seen one that interacts with other devices to thoroughly ensure you get out of bed. The Room Tech Beingz Alarm Clock makes all the sounds but the Mood Lamp (on the right) will also get involved if you fail to get up.

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R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

If you're big into Star Wars collectibles, this is a must-have! Well, if you can afford it, that is. This R2D2 compact refrigerator was made back in 2002 as a promotion for Attack of the Clones in Japanese 7-11 stores, but its price tag may make it more inaccessible than its low production count does.

Virtual Mirror makes trying on clothes a snap

Virtual Mirror makes trying on clothes a snap

I may be the only girl in the world that doesn't particularly love trying on clothes. Sure, I like getting new threads but having to go through that process is both tedious and time consuming. But now, the Virtual Mirror promises to make trying on clothes a breeze, and you don't even have to take off your jacket. 

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Acer issues Aspire X1200 HDMI hotfix

Acer issues Aspire X1200 HDMI hotfix

Yesterday we posted about an issue some Acer users were having with their Aspire X1200 HTPCs, in which a BIOS update to solve some network card instability ended up wiping out their HDMI support.  The choice many owners were facing was to add an aftermarket network card or live without the HDMI port.  Now Acer has been in touch, with a new hotfix that the say will address the issue.

Sony BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000: Blu-ray & DVD upscaling in a box

Sony BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000: Blu-ray & DVD upscaling in a box

Sony has given the indecisive and easily confused a straightforward way to upgrade to Blu-ray, surround sound and network media, with the announcement of the BRAVIA Theater BDV-IT1000 home cinema system.  Built around a main unit with Blu-ray, DVD upscaling, 1080/24p picture resolution, Deep Color and x.v.Colour, and packing 700W of amplification, the BDV-IT1000 setup introduces Sony's latest super-slim speakers with finger-sized full-range drive units.

Rotel 15 Series flagship processors, amps & receivers

Rotel 15 Series flagship processors, amps & receivers

Looking both expensive and intimidating, this chunk of hifi equipment is part of Rotel's new 15 Series range [pdf link], set for its official launch at CEDIA 2008. Comprising multichannel home theater receivers, a preamp-processor and power amplifiers, as well as power amplifiers designed exclusively for custom-installation, they slot neatly in as Rotel's new flagship offerings.

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