Archive for Feb 28, 2006

Cyber Gear Sticker Wizard Kidzcam

It’s a nifty little toy made for 7 to 13 year olds for creating stickers with prebundled Snapstickers Sticker Factory, a software that allows kids to create stickers with the provided templates. The $30 camera could store up to 152 pictures and has a USB connectivity for picture uploading. There’s also a software for kids to create their own slideshows using storyboards. Great for your kids wishlist.

Samsung Z5 supports net services downloaded medias

Samsung has launched its latest addition to its own MP3 player line. It will be releasing the YP-Z5 2GB and 4GB flash players. The YP-Z5 supports “PlayForSure” WMA subscription music services, such as Napster and Rhapsody, and its 4GB version is the first player to support these subscription services.
The YP-Z5 features:

  • 1.8″ Color TFT-LCD display
  • 35-hour playback time
  • 25,000-picture storage
  • Comes with earphones, USB cable, and install CD
  • Touchpad navigation
  • Photo Viewer
  • Customizable player background with JPEG images
  • Choice of black or silver

Toshiba Gigabeat in Funky Colors

Toshiba introduced two more players to its gigabeat line: the 512MB MEP-05FR ($119) and the 1GB MEP-10FK ($149). It has a 1.1-inch color OLED screen for viewing JPEG photos. It also features an FM tuner, voice recorder, 14-hour battery life, and is WMA-, MP3- and Napster-to-go compatible. The 05FR comes in a funky color mix, while the 10FK appears to only come in black. The “plus sign” navigational button is what the gigabeat MEG-F60S ($299-$450) had as well.

Mus2 Wireless Mouse

You’ve probably heard of the new Optimus OLED Keyboard from a famous Russian designer. Yeap, they came up with a sleek looking Mus2 mouse from Art Lebedev’s studio. It’s a two button mouse with a left and right-click button in vertical alignment. Mus2 does look like a mouse pointer in an operating system. It comes with a USB reeiver and it works for both Mac and Windows. Something fancy to be added on your table.

Sony NEC’s optical drive department merge

Sony and NEC has officially signed an agreement which would merge both of their optical drive businesses. With an agreement between Sony and NEC, each company will hold 55 / 45 percent respectively. The company would be named Sony NEC Optiarc Inc. and will be beginning to manufacture merged optical drives this spring.

Although it is known that Sony are supporters of the Blu-ray DVD format and the NEC supports the HD DVD format, they may both end up releasing optical drives that support both of them. So, lets see another great DVD drive out soon.

Dell E1505

Dell just launched its latest Dell E1504 laptop, that looks similar to Inspiron 9400 or the latest E1705. This is probably a 15 inch version of the latest Core Duo line of theirs. The E1505 can be customised to the specs of up to a 2.0GHz Core Duo, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, 2GB of DD2 SDRAM, 15.4 inch WSXGA (1680 x 1050) display, 120GB drive and dual layer DVD burner. Not sure when will it come out, but look out for it.

Sony Cybershot DSC-W70 and DSC-W100

Sony have just released its latest range of Cybershot cameras again. Sony’s new Cybershot DSC-W70 and DSC-W100 will be unveilled in tommorows PMA. It will feature a 3x optical zoom, a 2.5 inch display, 58MB and 64MB internal memory, 7.2 and 8.1 megapixel CCD sensors respectively. They will be out in the market around April, around $300 to $350.

Hitachi EMIEW starts on new career

Hitachi’s EMIEW (Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate) bot has been undergoing a training program as a hotel cleark. The EVIEW bots are set to work alongide Sheraton Hotel mascot “Penton” at the Grand Tokyo Bay Hotel from March 6th through the 12th. It would be most astounding seeing the robot taking care of the hotel guests. Expect to see them in hotels all over Japan soon.

Vivitar Vivicam 5150

Vivitar may not seem popular, but it seems that they have launched a new camera at the PMA show this year. The ViviCam 5150 has a 5 megapixel sensor (no optical zoom), 16MB of internal memory and a 2 inch display. This seems like a plain camera and there is no word on pricing and availability yet.

HP Digital Entertainment Center z556 Media PC

HP just released its latest HP Digital Entertainment Center z556 Media Center PC. It comes preinstalled with Windows Media Center Edition, runs on a 3.0ghz Pentium 4, 512MB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, nVidia GeForce 6600 video card. ATI HD ATSC OTA and dual analog tuners, dual layer DVD-RW burner with lightscribe. At $1000, it is definately cheaper than the predecessor, the z555. It already comes with a Media Center Edition Update Rollout 2 and offers quieter performance. Expect this product to hit the shores soon.

Bluetrek X2 water resistant bluetooth headset

Do you walk a lot under the rain or is the place around your area gets wet easily? Now, with the new X2 from bluetrek, you wouldn’t have a problem. Bluetrek also claims that its headset is also shock resistant, so it would be great for those who may accidentally drop their headset on the floor in a hurry. Anyways, it weights half an ounce and has a battery life of 14 hours talk time. It’s available in early March for $94

Inspector Gadget DVD

Remember in the 1980’s where you would love to catch an episode of Inspector Gadget and tape it in your VHS tape? Now, look no further to Inspector Gadget in a 4 disc DVD special. Well, watching all the actions of Inspector Gadget vs. Dr Claw would be relived in clear DVD format. Go pick up one in the local video store.

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