Archive for August, 2012

TDK unveils quartet of new Life On Record speakers

TDK unveils quartet of new Life On Record speakers

Back in the day TDK was one of the big names in blank cassette tapes used for recording songs. I'm sure anyone that grew up in the 80s had a bunch of these tapes laying around the house with their favorite songs recorded in dubious quality. Now that cassette tapes are a thing of the past, TDK has made the switch to digital media and other devices for its product mix such as the company's new line of Life on Record audio products.

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Pioneer DDJ-WeGo is its cheapest DJ controller yet

Pioneer DDJ-WeGo is its cheapest DJ controller yet

Pioneer is big in the DJ controller business and has numerous products to its credit. One thing most of those products have in common is that they are far from cheap. Most of the pioneer gear we talk about for DJs isn't something that the entry-level person just getting into the art is likely to be able to afford. Pioneer has unveiled a new DJ controller called the DDJ-WeGo that it says is the most affordable DJ controller it has ever offered.

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Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Ditching the keyboard from your Windows tablet is a big theme at IFA this year, and Dell's XPS 10 is no different. A 10-inch Windows RT slate with a detachable keyboard slice - that also, unlike with some firms we've seen, accommodates a second battery - the XPS 10 crept out of its box and into our hands here at IFA today. Read on for our first impressions.

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Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Windows 8 notebooks and tablets have come in all form-factors at IFA, but Dell's XPS 12 Duo is - with its rotating display - perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch. Dell kept the 12-inch ultrabook behind glass after its initial launch, but we caught up with the company for some hands-on playtime. The takeaway is simple: the XPS 12 Duo takes the concept of the old Inspiron Duo and polishes it to the point where it's ready for primetime. Read on for our first impressions.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 shrinks a winner and adds Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 shrinks a winner and adds Windows 8

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed an all-in-one computer by the name of IdeaCentre A520 - a smaller version of the A720 we reviewed quite recently - with Windows 8 and 10-point multi-touch greatness. This machine is still able to adjust its display from -5 to 90 degrees flat, works with Ivy Bridge - 3rd Gen Intel Core processors of all kinds (i3 up to i7) and comes with Windows 8 (64 bit) right out of the box. You'll be working with unique touch-optimized applications and user interface updates with your basic build and will have the same great casing aesthetics as the A720 too.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series brings thin yet sturdy power to Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series brings thin yet sturdy power to Windows 8

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series has been revealed this week with the Z500 and Z400 bringing up to Genuine Windows 8 Pro to a set of study, thin, and powerful notebooks. Unlike many of the devices revealed this week, the Z Series does not have a touchscreen interface. Instead you'll be working with an Intelligent Touchpad optimized for Windows 8 and its touch- and gesture-friendly UI.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

If you're looking for the Lenovo style and grace and want 10-finger multi-touch action on an all-in-one beast of a computer this Fall, you're in luck with the B Series. The Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring the heat with two giant displays - the B545 working with a 23-inch frameless screen and the B340 having a 21.5-inch screen which can also function as a high-def TV running independent of the PC's OS. These are two odd beasts, that's for certain - and certainly a good thing for the new Windows universe!

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