Archive for Aug 26, 2008

Canon Selphy ES3 & ES30 portable digital photo printers

Canon Selphy ES3 & ES30 portable digital photo printers

Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30.  Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30.  The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.

Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HDTV: yours for $50k

Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HDTV: yours for $50k

Panasonic will be bringing their latest super-sized plasma TV to IFA 2008, in the shape of the 103-inch VIERA TH-103PZ800.  This is no prototype or demo model, though; stump up $50,000 and you can take the HDTV home, complete with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 24p playback, Deep Color and x.v.Color support.

CoolIT demo overclocked liquid-cooled HD 4870 X2 on video

CoolIT demo overclocked liquid-cooled HD 4870 X2 on video

Back when they announced their Dual Drive Bay VGA cooling system for ATI's storming HD 4870 X2, CoolIT CEO Geoff Lyon told us that by using the liquid-cooled setup they'd managed to overclock the video card by over ten percent.  We're sceptical by nature here at SlashGear, though, and so CoolIT have released a video demonstrating their setup.

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Lexar 16GB USB JumpDrives with optional encryption

Lexar 16GB USB JumpDrives with optional encryption

Lexar has rolled out a pair of 16GB USB flash drives in its JumpDrive range, the FireFly and Secure II Plus.  The FireFly is the more basic of the two, with a simple blue LED indicator to show drive activity and red colored casing.  The Secure II, meanwhile, has a built-in capacity meter indicating how much storage space remains.  It also includes 256-bit AES encryption software to secure whatever data is on it.

Navigon 7200T GPS with 3D landmarks & lane guidance

Navigon 7200T GPS with 3D landmarks & lane guidance

Navigon have announced their latest GPS, the 7200T, with real-time Clear Channel Total Traffic updates (and a lifetime subscription), "Reality View Pro", which instantly creates on-screen lane and sign information to guide you through intersections, and "Landmark View 3D", which displays 3D landmarks across the US and Canada. The 7200T also accepts voice entry destination setting, has text-to-speech for reading out street names, and can be used as a Bluetooth hands-free kit with your cellphone.

4x Quad Charge Station for Wii Controllers

4x Quad Charge Station for Wii Controllers

The 4X Quad Charge Station for Wii is designed to recharge four of your Wii remotes simultaneously. The device uses high capacity Li-Ion Polymer Rechargeable Batteries, with each battery can providing 13 hours of playtime per remote.

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Use your treadmill to play WOW

Use your treadmill to play WOW

If you play a lot of World of Warcraft on your PC then chances are you’re not doing a lot of physical activity in the process. A few industrious WOW players created a way to hook up treadmills to the game so they could simulate the running done by their avatars in WOW.

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iControlPad makes playing games on your iPhone easier

iControlPad makes playing games on your iPhone easier

If you’ve ever tried to play video games with your iPhone chances are you’ve run into a little trouble. The iPhone surface is great for making phone calls and surfing the web, but for many video games you really need buttons and a game pad to really get into them.

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Drum Rocker premium drum set for Rock Band

Drum Rocker premium drum set for Rock Band

If you’re a serious Rock Band player then the Drum Rocker may be an excellent investment for you. The $300 drum set has high-durability pads that are supposed to play a little quieter and register a little better than the traditional drum set.

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HTC Unveils the HTC S740 in Europe

HTC Unveils the HTC S740 in Europe

The S740 smartphone is a distant cousin of the HTC Diamond, featuring a similar sleek front and faceted back along with a similar feature set.  Unlike the Diamond, the S740 does not sport a touchscreen and powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard.

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Yamaha BD-S2900 is latest high-end Blu-ray offering

Yamaha BD-S2900 is latest high-end Blu-ray offering

The Yamaha BD-S2900 was announced today and if you're in the market for a super high-end Blu-ray player, this may very well be the one for you. This player has HD Audio Bitstream output and several other features that set it apart from the norm.

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Pure Evoke Flow puts Internet radio stations in your pocket

Pure Evoke Flow puts Internet radio stations in your pocket

PURE has just announced that they'll be releasing an Internet radio device that makes listening to your favorite stations a breeze. And get this: you don't have to be near a computer to enjoy them.

The Pure Evoke Flow radio will be released in the UK next month. The radio works by connecting wirelessly to a website that was just created specifically for the device called Pure Lounge. Once connected, you can stream a variety of stations. FM stations are also available for streaming on either traditional FM or digital audio broadcasts. This is not available in all areas, however.

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