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JVC’s New Dual-Dock Speaker System for iPad and iPhone

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

JVC is now shipping the UX-VJ3B speaker system. It not only looks awesome, but the UX-VJ3B has dual-dock support for the iPad and iPhone at the same time. It’s also affordable at $199.99 and will mount your iPad and iPhone side by side.

Features include a horizontal iPad dock, a rotatable dock for the iPod and iPhone, detachable speakers, auxiliary audio input, mini-USB input, a subwoofer output, a video output, and AM/FM tuner. There’s also an alarm clock, a sleep timer, and a remote.

JVC DT-3D24G1 3D WUXGA Monitor With 3D RealD Glasses

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

The latest excuse to sell you on wearing dorky 3D glasses is the JVC DT-3D24G1 3D WUXGA Monitor which comes with said glasses. JVC’s new DT-3D24G1 24-inch 3D WUXGA monitor is said to offer excellent image quality and a robust design.

The monitor produces a 1920 x 1200 resolution, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The JVC DT-3D24G1 will hit Japan next month. Each purchase comes with a free 3D RealD glasses. Do you want one or are you tired of 3D?

JVC RD-D2 BoomBox

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

This strange looking boombox is designed for street dancers and musicians. Even though it looks like it was made for a Dalek. It’s the new JVC RD-R2 BoomBox, which is equipped with a microSD/SDHC slot, allowing you to store and play music from a memory card of up to 32GB of storage capacity.

The JVC RD-D2 comes with a pair of 2.5-Watt speakers, countdown timer, a USB port, an FM tuner, a guitar input, a KORG/metronome tuner and an automatic hand clapping feature to help with your rhythm. It can also record music through a built-in stereo mic. The JVC RD-D2 BoomBox is compatible with MP3/WMA/linear PCM (WAV) and AAC file formats. It will be released in Japan next month for about $460.

JVC KW-NT30HD / 50HDT navigation systems with iPhone-controlled HD radio

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

JVC’s new in-dash GPS navigation systems will offer some music to go with their navigational help. The KW-NT50HDT and KW-NT30HD feature 6.1-inch displays along with HD radio and iPhone connectivity via USB. With ClearChannel’s iheartradio app, you can check out song and artist information and scan channels from either the navigation device or your iPhone.

The NT50HDT comes with a free lifetime subscription to the Total Traffic HD+ Network, which will give you data like traffic reports, news, and weather. Both devices have WAAS navigation, map coverage of all 50 US states, Canada and Puerto Rico, and voice guidance in English, French, and Spanish.

JVC TH-BC3 and TH-BC1 Soundbars

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2011

JVC’s TH-BC3 and TH-BC1 soundbars look pretty sweet. They use SRS StudioSound HD which processes up to 6.1 channels for playback over two speakers or headphones. The entry-level JVC TH-BC1 is a 60-watt (30 watts per channel) two-channel SRS StudioSound HD front surround soundbar that features a built-in FM tuner, an analog input and two digital audio inputs, and a subwoofer pre-out.

The high-end JVC TH-BC3 has a push-open dock for your iPod and iPhone, an HDMI 1.4 port, 3D Video ready pass through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), an FM tuner and a video output for iPod and iPhone. So how much do they cost? The JVC TH-BC1 will be available in January for $149.95, while the JVC TH-BC3 will be released in February for $249.95.

JVC Picsio GC-WP10 and GC-FM2 1080p pocket camcorders

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2010

JVC is no stranger to the handheld camcorder market and now it has decided to get into the pocket camcorder business. The company is introducing the Picsio GC-WP10 and GC-FM2, both of which are capable of 1,920 x 1,080/30fps clips.

They also feature built in image stabilization, an HDMI output, a 3-inch rear touchscreen, compatibility with EyeFi’s WiFi-enabled SD cards and a time-lapse recording feature. The WP10 has a waterproof enclosure, but no optical zoom. Both units have a pop-out USB plug and an SD / SDHC / SDXC card slot, while the WP10 adds an MP3 audio recorder.

JVC unveils HM550 Everio camcorder

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

JVC has pulled the wraps off a new Everio camcorder that offers 1080p video resolution and a 10.6MP CMOS sensor. The camera can shoot still images and record video.

One of the most interesting features is that the camera has Bluetooth. This lets the camera interface with Bluetooth headsets and lets smartphones act as a remote for the camera. Video is stored to 32GB of internal storage and the camera has a SD/SDHC slot for expansion.

JVC SD Card-based HD player

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2010

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. JVC’s latest CU-VS100 HD player features two SD and SDHC card readers so you can play SD/SDHC content on your HDTV. The device connects to your TV through an HDMI port.

The JVC CU-VS100 is compatible with most popular audio and video file formats including .mts, .m2ts, .mov, .tod, .mod, .mpg, JPG, MP3 and WAV. They throw in a remote controller with every purchase and an A/V cable.

JVC Kaboom is back

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

The JVC RV-NB50, aka the Kaboom, resembles a large pipe bomb with an iPod controlling it. The Kaboom was first released several years ago and made an impact with its high power and durability. Well, now it’s back and sports an integrated iPod dock and USB without sacrificing performance.

It delivers 40 watts of power and features a woofer at each end with bass enhancement circuitry that will rock the party. You also get a CD player, an integrated FM tuner and a front audio input. A shoulder strap makes it a easy to carry. It also comes with a remote control.

JVC XS-SR3 iPod dock ships this month

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on December 17th, 2009

jvcxssr3-sbThere are so many iPod docks on the market that it is hard to find one that is unique or has anything new to offer. The new JVC XS-SR3 is an interesting dock though with the ability to hold the iPod vertically or horizontally. You might recall this thing first tipped up back in October, but we didn’t have pricing or availability info at the time.

Users can take advantage of the docks virtual Dolby surround sound for watching movies on the iPod or for listening to music. The dock is designed with a glossy black speaker tube with a curved design. The speakers in the dock use neodymium magnets for crisp clean sound.

JVC intros wireless TH-BA3 and TH-BS7 soundbar systems

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

JVC intros wireless TH-BA3 and TH-BS7 soundbar systems The TS-BA3 is a dual wireless soundbar system with a 280-watt amplifier, featuring 5.1-channel surround. It includes a soundbar, wireless subwoofer and wireless rear speaker kit for $549.95. You’ll get a single analog input, two optical digital inputs and support for Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby ProLogic II surround.

The TH-BS7 will cost you $599.95 and is designed to mount on flat-panel HDTVs, with a 1.4-inch tall, ultrathin soundbar, a wall-mountable amplifier and a wireless subwoofer. This one features 180-watts with 4.1 sound.

JVC and Kenwood’s MDV-313

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

JVC and Kenwood's MDV-313JVC and Kenwood have partnered to release their very first car navigation system, which is dubbed the MDV-313. The device features a built-in DVD player, an integrated 1Seg TV tuner, USB port and virtual 3D maps and more.

The most interesting aspect of the MDV-313 is the high speed response time that will supposedly go a long way toward improving user experience. No word on pricing or availability yet, but it will be hitting Japan first. It looks like they may have a real winner with this one.

JVC unveils sub-$200 XV-BP11 Blu-ray player

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on October 28th, 2009

jvcblurayplayer-sgBack when I bought my PS3, I paid lots of money for it in part because of the Blu-ray player. Today Blu-ray players have come down significantly in price and several models are available for under $200. JVC added a new device to that under $200 list today called the XV-BP11.

The Blu-ray player has support for the AVCHD format used on many HD camcorders, including the JVC Everio line of camcorders. The JVC player supports BD-Rom, BD-R/RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Audio CD, CD-R/RW discs.

JVC unveils new PICSIO GC-FM1 camcorder

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on October 13th, 2009

jvcpicso-sgJVC announced a new camcorder today that we have heard about before called the Picsio GC-FM1. The camcorder is aimed directly at the folks who like an easy to use camcorder that can upload directly to YouTube and other video sharing sites online.

The camera can record full 1080p HD video resolution with 4x digital zoom. The cam can also snap 8MP still shots and comes in three colors including black ice, blue steel, and purple passion. The back of the camera is a geometric pattern that looks like the shiny side of those metallic stickers.

JVC SP-A130 sliding speaker

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2009

JVC SP-A130 sliding speakerHere’s a different kind of slider from JVC Japan. The SP-A130 is exactly what it looks like, a sliding speaker. These portable active speakers are 30mm wide and will deliver stereo output up to 160mW×2ch. The case has a sliding mechanism which protects the actual speakers from dust and dirt.

The unit is powered by 4 AA batteries which will give you 16 hours of continuous play. The speaker also has a passive mode which allows it to draw power from the source.