Archive for May 3, 2006

Shinco GM400 Voyager GPS system

The Shinco GM400 Voyager comes with 2D/3D maps with over 2 million points of interest. The 4” LCD touchscreen displays data in a crisp manner, with day/brightness mode for greater energy efficiency. It comes preloaded with UK maps, and you have the option to purchase U.S., Asia, and Europe maps as well.

Outdoor Entertainment Island from Frontgate

This Outdoor Entertainment Island comes with a 42” JVC plasma TV, four 6” Clarion surround-sound speakers, a built-in subwoofer, a DVD/CD player, an FM/AM tuner, Sirius satellite radio compatibility and an A/V coaxial input. Madefrom galvanized steel with a stucco tile finish to withstand even the most adverse conditions, this setup will cost you an expensive $16,995!

Samsung’s 7-inch LCD panel

Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed the industry’s first amorphous silicon (a-Si) seven-inch, single-chip TFT-LCD panel that reproduces colours in high resolution (WVGA-level, 800×480 pixels). The seven-inch LCDs are mostly used in mobile devices including DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting), PMP (portable multimedia players) and CNS (car navigation systems), and normally require 4 to 7 drive ICs(integrated circuit). Also, on a conventional seven-inch LCD panel, the T-con (time controller that drives the screen), power platform and other components typically are attached to a circuit board on the exterior of the LCD. The complexity of this integration point has been a major obstacle to slimming the package profile of mobile LCD devices. The new single-chip design, with a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a brightness level of 450 nits, uses Samsung’s unique ASG (amorphous silicon gate) technology. The ASG incorporates the Gate-driver IC function directly on the surface of the glass panel, while simultaneously integrating the T-con function within the Drive-IC. In the single-chip design, the surface area of the drive circuit and the number of components that it contains are each one-third less than that used in existing WVGA panel designs.


Samsung D520

Samsung has launched the new slim SGH-D520. A masterpiece in design, the tri-band D520 is slimmed and trimmed with all of today’s latest features. This model defines sophistication, uniqueness, and style for the student, worker, modernist, and the music appreciator in you.

The slim and trim D520 is a smooth slide-up with captivating contour-edge design and compact casing. Easy to grip and to operate, the D520 measures in at just 101 x 46 x 15.9mm and weighs a mere 93g for mobility with style. Discreetly slip away the slim mobile solution in your jean pocket or shirt pocket to carry around anywhere and anytime.

The gentle super-smooth slide mechanism gives users access to an array of multimedia functions and business applications. Tucked away underneath the D520 are advanced mobile functions that fits the digital lifestyle of today’s consumers. Take stunning snapshots using the 1.3 megapixel camera and showcase it on the beautiful 262k colour screen. Do not miss a beat of the latest tune as the D520 with Bluetooth stereo support become your music companion. Also, store and transfer up to 80MB of important documents with internal memory and USB connectivity to get business done whenever and wherever.

Samsung’s t509 cell phone

Samsung’s t509 cell phone

Seems that among cell phones these days there is a goal of creating the slimmest phone available, and starting with Motorola’s RAZR slimness has been a main focal point of many companies. Well it seems that Motorola has a new challenger. If you thought that the RAZR was slim, think again. Samsung has announced their new t509 cell phone which is by far the slimmest cell available in the US. While only 9.8mm thick the cell phone is packed with a great amount of features including, believe it or not a camera. So far the slimmest bar shaped phone from Motorola is the SLVR which is 1.7mm thicker than the t509.
[flv][/flv]Video of Samsung t509
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KAYA Infrared Lens Filter

Kaya Special Optics, Inc. introduces a newly developed product called the “Infrared See-Through Filter PF”. The PF is a special optical device that helps to visually penetrate an object’s surface in order to view whatever lies below. The PF makes it possible for you to see images that are normally invisible to the human eye. It sounds like science-fiction but it isn’t; this fantastic new product has been developed using the most highly advanced optical technologies available. From here on in, we would like to show you the amazing results of the PF.

TORQ N100 PDA with GPS

The TORQ N100 is a PDA phone with an onboard receiver that supports Traffic Message Channel (TMC). The N100 comes with a 2.8″ touchscreen display, location SMS, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel camera, hands-free dialing capability, and a GPRS Wizard for easy configuration of data services like GPRS, MMS, and WAP.  The TORQ N100 will be on sale soon in U.S. and Canada.

BenQ BW1000 Triple Blu-ray Burner

The BW1000 Triple Blu-ray Burner from BenQ reads all Blu-ray disc formats. It offers 2X read and write in Serial ATA interface that caters for even the most data intensive operations. It comes with BenQ’s Write Right and SolidBurn technologies working in the background. Having a backup of your computer hard drive is now easier with this.

MobiBLU O Cube speakers

MobiBLU’s website is offering the Cube speaker for just $30. Similar in size to the cube-sized DAH-1500, the speaker comes with a retractable phono plug that is compatible with any MP3 player or audio device. It’s decent enough to listen to it though.

LG-U900, the world’s first 3G DVB-H phone

LG Electronics (LG)  announced the launch o f the LG-U900, the world’s first commercially available UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone, at a ceremony in Rome, Italy on April 27. The LG-U900 will be available early May through Hutchison, a leading global telecommunicati ons services provider, in time for the 2006 World Cup.

Hutchison Italy, the country’s largest 3G telecommunications provider, has exclusive DVB-H broadcasting rig hts for the 2006 World Cup. The company will provide video footage of all World Cup matches beginning June 6, through the Hutchison’s service channels, ‘La3’. Hutchison plans to offer the LG UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone to customers world-wide, after initially establishing a base in Italy.

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