Amex Digital is extending its Blu-ray optical drive/decks business to unveil a pair of multifunctional digital photo frames, SR-7 and SW-7. The former features an indoor thermometer, radio controlled dual alarm clock and is capable of multimedia playback; while the latter does it all with an additional weather station.
Klipsch Audio has announced three affordable 5.1 surround-sound speaker systems, designed primarily for high-end PC multimedia system to entry-level Home Theater entertainment. Unlike their much-advanced Home theater lineup, the new members are reasonably priced but still offering high performance feature such as its heritage horn technology with a MicroTractrix 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter; units are compact in size but big in sound with complement subwoofer and powerful digital hybrid/ digital class D amplifier.
Today we got our first look at the latest offering from AVerMedia. The AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter is an affordable way to display images and documents in a public setting without having to fork over the cash for a full on projector.
It can be used to display images on a TV or computer screen or on a blackboard if connected to an external projector. The device features a 2-megapixel camera, auto focus and 8x digital zoom. It's small and weighs just 2.7 pounds but can project images sized up to A4 paper.
This device can also apparently utilize a 28mm adapter to show what a microscope can see. You can even connect it to video devices and computers. It features an RCA and a VGA output and a VGA input. You can choose between 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x960 resolutions. You can get the AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter for $450 now.
Epson has released a major firmware update for its P-6000 and P-7000 multimedia photo viewers to improve a variety of camera RAW file supports, correct storage card writing errors and make changes to player behavior.
Creative have been demonstrating their new Zii platform this week at CES, catchily titled "Stemcell Computing", which is promising a huge shift in how multimedia is handled by mobile devices. Zii comprises a number of scalable Processing Elements, or PEs, each of which can be individually re-tasked to different tasks. In that way, rather than a device having a set amount of video decoding, encoding or high-definition processing capability, it can selectively assign generic PEs to whatever the task at hand.
iRiver will be briefing the CES crowd in a few short hours, but we thought we'd take an early look at one of the new products they've brought to the show. The WAVE-HOME is not an easy device to categorize other than to say this - iRiver wants it to do a lot for you.
LaCie is rolling out a new external hard drive called the LaCinema Classic, offering media lovers a simple way to consume their movies, music and photos - through their TV. All the user has to do is hook the device up to their computer via USB, copy files onto the Classic and then hook it up to their TV via composite or HDMI.
Already providing one of the industry’s best media player and networked media server, Niveus looks to expand its content services via HDGiants to bring HD quality feature films directly through the company’s Niveus Movie Library application.
The does-it-all WD TV Media Player that reads not only HFS+ but also FAT32 and NTFS was proven buggy in its initial rollout. That’s to be expected for a media device with such broad range of playback-ability. Interested parties hold up for better firmware fixes and supports now can get their hands on one, with more added features that you could possibility imagine.
Makayama have released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, intended to make finding video content from broadcast TV channels more straightforward. The plainly-named Television claims access to fifty shows from thirty channels on-demand (rather than live). However, Television doesn't actually host the shows; instead, it " is designed to help you find videos and information that resides on sites not owned or controlled by Makayama".