ASUS' NX90Jq collaboration with Bang & Olufsen looks bizarre enough in the press shots, but when we dropped by to check out the dual-touchpad notebook/desktop-replacement at CES 2010 it turned out to be even more distinctive in the metal. Powered by a Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GT 335M graphics, an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1200 display and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive, check out our first-impressions after the cut.
If a new phone isn't on your agenda, but you still fancy splashing some cash in Denmark's direction, then Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 LCD display might satisfy. The 40-inch Full HD 200/240Hz TV uses LED backlighting for picture quality and reduced depth, meaning you can hang the set on a wall as if it were a particularly expensive picture.
Bang & Olufsen have been through a phase of unusually shaped landline phones - the banana-esque BeoCom 2 is a good example - but they're returning to their slightly more sensible roots with the new BeoCom 5. The dual-line DECT phone works both as a twin landline handset and as a VoIP device, and magnetically docks either onto its charging plinth or onto a portable speakerphone (that also charges the handset).
Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed. The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.
Now, it's Bang & Olufsen time, so please suspend all disbelief and reset your "it's how much?!" shock reaction. The Danish company has unveiled its latest product, and we've a feeling Alyson Hannigan would approve. The BeoTime alarm clock best resembles a flute, but is actually a way to not only get you up in the morning but to control your house full of expensive B&O A/V equipment.
Bang & Olufsen have announced a 40-inch LCD HDTV, the B&O BeoVision 8, complete with Full HD 1080p 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits of brightness and 6ms response time. The BeoVision 8 also includes a 100MHz picture engine for smoother fast-moving scenes and compatibility with the company's BeoLink home integration system.
We grabbed some hands-on time with Samsung's new UltraTOUCH flagship feature phone and the BEAT DJ music phone today, and there's some seriously impressive AMOLED action going on in both devices. The UltraTOUCH S8300 looks pretty certain to be a hit in Europe, where it will go on sale as the Tocco Ultra Edition. TouchWiz may be on top of Samsung's generic own-brand OS, but it's reasonably responsive and the whole thing feels sturdy and solid in the hand, despite the slender dimensions.
Images of the upcoming Samsung M7600 touchscreen music phone have leaked, complete with details regarding the company's latest cooperation with audio specialists Bang & Olufsen. As you might expect, the M7600 takes a distinctly musical approach to mobility, with its 2.8-inch AMOLED display offering up a virtual DJ turntable for on-device editing of tracks.