A lot of bike riders like to listen to music while cycling but there is an inherent danger with plugging in earphones and shutting yourself out from the surrounding world. But the Cy.Fy wireless speaker system lets you ride and listen to tunes without the risk of an accident.
Hitachi has today announced an ultra thin LCD display prototype at CEATEC Japan. Measured at a mere 15mm in depth, the new WOOO is 58% thinner than current production of Wooo UT series. The 37-inch prototype replaced IPS panel with newest and better RGB backlit LCD model and also boasted a huge color gamut of 150% wider than HD Rec.709 color space.
It would be easy to dismiss Motorola's Z9 on first sight, as just another RAZR-inspired basic cellphone. The Z9 has the usual zero-profile keypad (here with individual silver rivets to guide your finger) and Motorola's still less-than-intuitive Synergy OS - no full QWERTY, no super-high-resolution camera. Yet under the skin there's plenty to like about the Z9; check out why we have a soft-spot for the Motorola slider in the full SlashGear review.
Panasonic announced a major update to their line of 8-Series Toughbooks today that is sure to please those on-the-go with a need for a laptop that can stand up to abuse. And now with the introduction of the F8 model, the "business-rugged" idea is being taken further with a lightweight 3G-ready option.
SanDisk will soon be announcing their largest mobile phone storage capacity to date with their 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). And with a release date in October for the U.S., Europe and Asia, they're just in time to bring the recently announced T-Mobile G1 up to a level playing field with the iPhone 3G in terms of storage capacity.
These new higher capacity memory cards are intended to fall in line with the numerous features available on today's handsets. Where there are more features, there's more need for storage, so SanDisk is keeping with the times. But these cards are not just meant for mobile phones. In fact, they can be used in GPS and video cameras as well.
Marantz has formally introduced a follow-up to its reference BD8002 Blu-ray Player- a much affordable $799 bonus-view Blu-ray for Marantz fans with no desire for BD-Live feature. The player will support 1080/24p deep color over 1.3a HDMI outputs and bitstream all HD codecs, along with lossless 7.1 PCM signal converted from the original HD audio; but it lacks multichannel analog outputs as featured in BD8002 as well as internal decoder for DTS-MA. The BD7003 will be available coming this November.
Apparently the marketing team at Agfaphoto didn’t get the memo that analog segment in photo camera has long lost it battle to digital cameras. They are still showing not one, but two snapshot film cameras at Photokina. Now that doesn’t make much sense to me; new comer looks to learn back-to-basic photography would probably force to pick up a film camera due to academic reason. (Yes, photographer-wannabe has to start from scratch) There are plenty of prosumer and pro-level film cameras widely available in used market and they are dirt cheap; you can find them almost everywhere from ebay to local mom and pop stores. Why would one buy a new point and shoot film camera at this point?
Is Texas Instrument cooking up some DLP panels beyond imagination and no one knows about it? I ran across Zeiss website and saw this – A Powerdom VELVET projector with unheard of Contrast 2,500,000 : 1, that’s a astounding 2.5 million to 1 contrast ratio! They claimed the world's first and only video projection system with an absolutely black backdrop, and it’s based on TI’s BrilliantColor DLP technology.
Is this the new MacBook Pro? No, probably not, but it's an interesting idea anyway. Turning up on Nowhereelse.fr from an unknown source, the notebook picks up on quite a few of the rumored features and design aspects we're semi-expecting for the upcoming MacBook and MacBook Pro refresh. One of the more outlandish is the touchscreen trackpad, onto which the OS X Dock has been moved.
Amazon drops a couple of surprises for Blu-Ray fans. The Pioneer DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55 revealed at CEDIA less than a month ago; both have shown up at Amazon for preorder, and the prices are $100 cheaper than previously announced.