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VIZIO VTAB1008 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Looks like Vizio has a new tablet. The VIZIO VTAB1008 is a WiFi-only device with an 8″ (1024 x 768) capacitive touchscreen display and powered by Android. Which version of Android is a mystery. Some features include a 1GHz processor, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, 2GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), micro HDMI output, and a front facing camera for video calling.

You can also use this as a remote control for your VIZIO devices with the universal remote control app and built-in IR blaster. Sounds pretty good, but there’s no info on price just yet.

Date Stapler is a date stamp and a stapler

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

This is a great and very useful combination gadget. Plus it looks pretty beautiful. The Date Stapler staples your pages together like normal, but it also adds a stamp with the date in one handy motion. Offices would love this gadget.

The date stamp is always in the same place which is nice. It’s just a concept for now, but one that we’d like to see become a reality very soon.

Sony Alpha A65, A77 spotted

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

Photos of Sony’s new APS-C cameras, the A77 and A65, have surfaced online. Sources also say that the launch date for the cameras has been pushed back due to production issues.

According to the source, the A77 will have a magnesium alloy body, a 24 megapixel sensor, a new double Bionz processor, and a 3 million dot OLED viewfinder. There’s also an improved autofocus with 11 cross AF points, and it can shoot more than 10 frames per second or full HD video.

AnaPad Wooden iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

One thing you don’t want id for your children to mess up your shiny iPad. Instead you can give them a wooden anaPad. You can also use this as a magnetic white board with matching application magnets which are made to the exact dimensions of Apple’s iPad.

The anaPad has been created by twigcreative and is available for just $30. It might save your real device from your kids and that is priceless.

MeiYing Android 2.3 Gingerbread Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Not enough Android tablet options for you? Check out MeiYing’s new Android Gingerbread tablet for the Chinese market. This tablet is powered by a 1.3GHz Rockchip processor and has an 8-inch multitouch capacitive display.

Other features include 512MB of RAM, 16GB of storage capacity, a front-facing 3MP camera and a rear-facing 2MP camera. There’s also an HDMI out, USB host and client ports and a 5000mAh battery. No info on pricing yet though.

Mitsubishi 92-inch 840 3D DLP Home Cinema TV

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

Mitsubishi is releasing their not so affordable 92-inch 840 3D DLP Home Cinema TV next month. It features a resolution of 1080p, so that you can enjoy your high-definition Bluray and DVD movies the way they were meant to be seen.

The HDTV also uses DLP rear-projection technology, features a built-in emitter, four HDMI inputs, Bluetooth for audio streaming, the Jade user interface and a 120Hz sub-frame refresh rate. It’s priced at a steep $5,999.

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.