Archive for June, 2011

Archos Arnova 7 Now Available For $99

Posted in Archos by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Archos is now selling the Arnova 7 tablet for just $99 in the U.S. This ultra affordable tablet features a 7-inch (800×480) resolution display, 4GB of internal storage space, a USB port and a micro SD card slot for your storage expansion needs.

This Android 2.2 Froyo tablet comes with AppsLib, which gives you access to a bunch of apps, but it is limited compared to the official Android Market of course. The Archos Arnova 7 can also be used as a color e-book reader.

BenQ VW2220H 21.5-inch Full HD LCD TV

Posted in BenQ by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

BenQ has launched the VW2220H 21.5-inch Full HD LCD TV in Japan. This monitor features a 178 degree viewing angle horizontally and vertically, a brightness level of 250cd/m2, a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and LED backlighting. That’s not all.

The new Full HD LCD TV also packs in Senseye technology, which aims to recreate the true colors of the world using its six proprietary calibration settings: Standard, Movie, Photo, sRGB, Game and Eco. The BenQ VW2220H 21.5-inch Full HD LCD TV is 19,800 Yen or about $247.

Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

In addition to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the company has also announced the Xperia Active, which has a lot going for it. This Android phone has a rugged design, a 3″ scratch resistant Reality Display and even supports wet finger tracking, which we all can appreciate.

It is also dust proof and water resistant. Other features include a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, GPS, barometer, compass, ANT+ wireless networking technology to monitor your heart rate and pulse, and Facebook integration.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Sony Ericsson has unveiled their latest addition to the Xperia phone line, the Xperia ray. It boasts a 1GHz processor, a scratch-resistant 3.3″ Reality Display (854 x 480) and a Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Android 2.3 is the OS and it also has Facebook integration.

Other features include an 8.1-megapixel camera with the Exmore R sensor, a front facing camera for video calling, 4GB microSD card preloaded (expandable up to 32GB), and a 1500mAh battery. Plus it is all in a package that’s just 9.4mm thin.

Amazon tablet shipping in August?

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

It has been rumored for months that Amazon is about to get into the tablet market. The latest rumor is that Quanta Computer will be responsible for assembling the tablet with a TI processor and Wintek touch panel.

DigiTimes says that Amazon has it’s sights set on selling four million units in 2011 and has plans to launch the new tablet as early as August. It seems pretty likely this is true, but you never know. For now, grain of salt.

Toshiba Satellite L750 Notebooks from $490

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Toshiba has announced another new notebook series to fit the Satellite range called the Satellite L750. They are powered by AMD processors and will come in over 24 different models in the L750 line. They all have 15.6-inch displays and a 16:9 aspect ratio with TruBrite technology.

ATI Mobility Radeon graphics are on-board as well. They also share a full-size keyboard and a 10-key keypad. Some will have gesture sensing track pads and Toshiba ReelTime as well. Pricing starts at $483.99.

Mitsubishi Diamondcrysta RDT233WX-Z Full HD Monitor

Posted in Mitsubishi by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Mitsubishi has announced another Full HD Monitor, the Diamondcrysta RDT233WX-Z. This one is for the Japanese market and features a 120Hz IPS panel. The 23.6-inch LED-backlight monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 5000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms GTG response time and 178/178 degree viewing angles.

Other features include two built-in 3W speakers, D-Sub, DVI and dual HDMI connectors. The Diamondcrysta RDT233WX-Z will hit Japan on June 29th for an unknown price.

Verbatim Introduces New Class 10 SDHC Cards

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Verbatim has something new, not that they ever slow down. A new range of Class 10 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards. They come in capacities from 4GB to 32GB and offer minimum data transfer rates of 10MB/second. The fast write speeds and generous capacities of Verbatim’s SDHC cards make them perfect for digital cameras.

These SDHC cards are also come in standard and micro sizes. The 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC cards are £6.99 ($11), £12.00 ($19), £24.00 ($38) and £40.00 ($64).

Razor made of meteorite costs $100K

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

As far as I’m concerned the only person who needs a razor made of meteorites that costs $100K is Superman and then only if the meteorites are not from Krypton. Well, they’ve made one anyway. The Zafirro razor is an Iridium Razor available in a limited edition.

99 pieces in all. They cost a hundred thousand Dollars apiece. Why? Because Iridium is extremely rare and expensive. The metal is so dense that they say it can survive a drop into molten lava. I’ll stick with something cheaper.

Interactive advertising coming to Kinect

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Try as you might, you just can’t escape advertising. Well, if you have a Kinect, you will soon be able to make full use of both voice and motion commands to interact with ads. I can tell, you are thrilled at the prospect. NUads will apparently be on the Xbox 360 dashboard or embedded in games and other content.

Soon you’ll be able to issue voice commands to request more information about products via email or text messages and advertisers will be able to prompt you to say ‘Xbox Near Me’ and a map to the nearest retailer will be sent to your phone. You’ll also be able to do things like vote for your favorite brands / products using motion control.

Toshiba DX1215 all-in-one PC hits the US

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Toshiba has introduced its first all-in-one PC for the US. The DX1215 is intended as a media hub with a 21.5-inch, 1080p touchscreen, Onkyo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio processing. There’s also Toshiba’s TV-focused video upscaling engine and a new Sleep & Music feature that lets users play music from the speakers through another source even if the machine is off.

Toshiba expects systems to have Core i5 and i7 processors, a 1TB hard drive, a DVD burner and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and four 2.0 ports. Some versions will have a TV tuner. these will be exclusive to Best Buy and they ship on July 3.

Apple unveils updated Time Capsule

Posted in Apple by Reuben Drake on June 21st, 2011

It’s been a long time since Apple has unveiled a new Time Capsule, almost two years. That was when the 2TB model arrived. These days that isn’t quite so much storage as it used to be.

And just as you need more storage than ever, Apple has unleashed an updated Time Capsule that offers up to 3TB of storage. Will that be enough for you? Probably not, but it’s what we have. The 2TB model is $299 while the 3TB is $499.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting Sprint on June 24th

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 21st, 2011

Samsung would only say “mid-summer” when it revealed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Sprint, but it looks like the time is almost here. Sprint has announced that the WiFi-only tablet will be available on its website and elsewhere on June 24th for $499.99.

Great news but it won’t be until July 24th that you can get one at a Sprint retail store. Your wait is almost over my Wi-fi loving peeps.

Audio-Technica ATH-WS70 Solid Bass Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Reuben Drake on June 21st, 2011

If you are a fan of bass, then the new Audio-Technica ATH-WS70 solid bass headphones are for you. They feature a strong 40mm driver unit with a large impedance of 47 Ohm for impressive bass support from all of your music.

These over the ear headphones have an adjustable headband, a foldable design, soft insulating ear pads and a machined aluminum housing so that they are more rigid and vibration is reduced. The Audio-Technica ATH-WS70 solid bass headphones are $129.99.

Tokyo Flash Kisai Rogue SR2 Led Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

The latest watch from Tokyoflash is stylish as usual and as usual, confusing to read the time on it. It’s called the Kisai Rogue SR2 LCD. It displays the time through a circle of connecting blocks. The LCD display is always on and you can choose between 4 colors.

The watch has LED backlighting and is available for $179. It should be easy to read the time on this watch, once you know how to do it.