Archive for Mar 31, 2006

Solar Century, Solar Roofs

Electricity is getting more expensive nowadays, since it still runs on fossil fuel, such as petroleum and gas. So to reduce greenhouse effects, Solar Century is now launching a line of solar panels that actually replace your home’s existing roofing tiles. The product will officially unveil later this month at Interbuild 2006 in the UK, so pricing details aren’t available yet.

Aquacraft V24

This RC speedboat could speed up to 35 mph and could run for about 40 minutes on one tiny tank of gas. It’s 54 inches long and its unique design will appeal everyone with a big wallet. It costs $1,499.95. Great toys for grown ups

SideShow to be included in Windows Media Center remote controls

Microsoft will include its SideShow technology in its Windows Media Center remote controls. This allows users to visually access a PC’s electronic programming guide (EPG). It can be connected via WiFi, Bluetotoh, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Ethernet. Since Windows Vista is launching in 2007, this maybe another obsolete feature by then.

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD-DVD player out in Japan

Toshiba is releasing its HD-XA1 HD-DVD player to early buyers in Japan, as early as April. The first HD-DVD player to go on at a rather mind-blowing price at $795. It should have the usual features such as 720p/1080i support and 30GB dual-layer HD-DVD compatibility.

Sony SMU-WM1 Optical Mouse

The Sony SMU-WM1 Optical Mouse is able to open up to store the reception unit inside. It measures 58mm x 18mm x 86mm, weighs 70g, is powered by a single alkaline battery, and has a reception range of 1m. The SMU-WM10 comes in a variety of colors and will retail for $70.

NeoDigits HVD2085 HDMI Player

The HVD2085 increases the regular DVDs to pure 1080p goodness and offers HDMI out. This crazy disc-player has 11 different resolutions. No pricing yet, but looks great on your living room.

Sega idog iPod

idog is Segatoys Japan’s all new 2005 high quality iPod speaker features 7 kinds of LED lights that flash in many different patterns when the music is played through idog. idog is capable of changing its feelings from happy to angry by moving the ears and rotating the head and by changing the color of the 7 LED lights. Available for $39 .

Vita Craft RFIQ Cooker

The Vita Craft RFIQ Cooker is a dummies’ guide to cooking. This induction-powered hot plate is able to scan special recipe cards via the built-in RFID reader in the handle. The cards presets all the heat and duration it needs anything to be cooked. It comes with 3 cards upon purchase, with a total of 100 recipes available.

Logitech V400

Logitech’s all-terrain V400 mouse has a pair of lasers instead of the traditional single laser offers pixel-precise tracking on any surface by detecting microscopic surface variations. Similar to the Microsoft Notebook Wireless Mouse, tts 2.4GHz USB receiver can be packed inside the mouse itself when not in use. The tilting scroll wheel comes with zoom functions and forward/back buttons that are fully programmable. The V400 Dual Laser Notebook Mouse retails for $49.99.

Cute Speakers

The Furgles Softspeakers will spice up any dull workspace. These speakers remind you of Sesame Street. They stand 12″ tall and connect via USB or battery-powered amplifier. So, hide them, if there are kids around your place, cause its not going to be safe there without being taken.

Subaru’s own turbodiesel boxer engine

Subaru’s new turbodiesel engine would be modular, and will be introduced as a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder boxer, as well as a 3.3 liter 6 cylinder boxer. Since it is modular, technically a 4.4 liter 8 cylinder boxer could also be possible. It will be designed to be compatible with Subaru’s all-wheel drive technology. There is currently no turbodiesel engine using the boxer (horizontally opposed) cylinder configuration in the world, so Subaru’s will be the first.

Subaru expects half of total Subaru sales in Europe to be diesel-powered by 2010. The engine is expected to be complete by 2007 or 2008. It will be developed by a 40-member R&D division based in Japan.

Motorola E1070 3G Phone

The E1070 is a pretty basic phone, that consists of 1.3 megapixel camera, QVGA display, 64MB internal memory, MicroSD expansion, Bluetooth, etc. Nothing special about, and this phone should be launched in Hong Kong soon.

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