Pre-orders for the Beambox Evolution R-1 pico-projector are now being taken, with deliveries expected to begin on April 1st. The Evolution R-1 is capable of projecting a 100-inch image at up to 640 x 480 resolution, and has both 1GB onboard memory and a microSD card slot for loading more content.
Brother Japan have announced a "document reader", the SV-100B, intended for displaying ebooks and technical documentation. The Brother SV-100B, unlike other ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle 2 or Pixelar E-Reader, has an LCD rather than e-ink display, measuring 9.7-inches and running at 1,200 x 825 150dpi resolution.
The last Brando product to grace these pages - their LCD Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet - fell more than a little short of impressing us. Today it's back to basics with a USB cable, but it's actually a cable with a neat in-line difference: Brando have taken a standard USB to miniUSB cable and added an SD card reader.
SanDisk just released their 16GB microSD card for double the previous storage space of the 8GB versions. We all suspected a 32GB microSD card was in the works, but it would be a while before that came to market. Who would have suspected a 2 terabyte card?
The SD association just wrote about a new SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card that still has yet to have a release date. The SDXC specification that will allow manufacturers to develop up to 2TB memory cards in the future. This would provide users with a better “digital lifestyle” with capacity ranging from 32GB up to 2TB. These cards will have read/write speeds of up to 104MB per second in 2009 with a road map to 300 MB per second.
Toshiba have taken the tiny wraps off of its first 16GB microSDHC card. The SD-C16G will go into mass production in January 2009, and be ideal for storing masses of music and video on cellphones and other mobile devices. The company also announced a number of new Class 6 SDHC cards for high-speed digital camera use.
T-Mobile USA has just released the new T-Mobile Cameo digital picture frame by Parrot. The Cameo is one of the first digital picture frames to connect to a wireless carrier network. Share photos with loved ones this holiday season from around the world with the touch of a button. The Cameo has its own phone number and email address making it even easier to send real-time photos directly to the frame without connecting to a computer.
Prepare, Mac faithful, to recoil in horror. Gearlog have taken the latest MacBook Pro and - either usefully or sacrilegiously, depending on your loyalties - installed the new pre-beta of Windows 7 on it. The Apple laptop was already set up to dual-boot into Vista, so Windows 7 was simply installed straight over the top.
Video demo of the Windows 7 MacBook Pro after the cut