Canon unveils three new photo printers

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2009

Canon unveils three new photo printersToday Canon introduced three new photo printers with some new features that you’ll appreciate. First up is the PIXMA MP560, which is an all-in-one inkjet with duplex printing, photo correction and Wi-Fi. It also features a USB port for printing directly from external storage. It’s capable of printing 4″ x 6″ prints in grayscale at a rate of 9.2 images a minute and 6 images per minute in color. Price should be $150.

Next up is the MP490, which lacks some of the above features like USB printing, duplex and Wi-Fi. It also has a slower printing rate and a 1.8-inch LCD screen. This one will run you $100.

Digital photo frame and pencil cup

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

Digital photo frame and pencil cupThere’s nothing like having pictures of family close by to remind you of your loved ones. The Memory Cup Digital Photo Frame Pencil Cup/Desktop Organizer is a great combo desktop item that will keep your loved ones nearby at all times.

And if they do something to piss you off, just display their head and pretend that you’re jamming a pencil in it. Then repress that anger when you head back home. Ain’t life grand? It has a 1.5″ LCD screen to display all your favorite photos and will store your pens, pencils, erasers, and paper clips. It connects via USB to both PC’s and Macs and can hold up to 70 pictures.

Worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewer

Posted in Digital Imaging by Conner Flynn on February 26th, 2009

Worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewerHi-Den Vision based in Hong Kong have created the worlds first HDMI 1080p digital photo viewer dubbed the HD-0310. This gadget hooks up to your 1080p HDTV and allows images to be displayed from a memory card direct to your HDTV.

The HD-0310 1080p photo viewer is pretty compact and will use USB storage devices and Compact Flash Type I/II, SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS PRO Duo, SmartMedia, MiniSD, Trans-Flash, MicroSD and xD. It also sports video playback through the USB port. The 1080p photo viewer will also give you 16 transitional effects as well as random playback of images. If you like, you’ll be able to skip through images with the remote control.

Leaked photo of the next-gen Mac Mini?

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2009

Leaked photo of the next-gen Mac Mini?This is interesting. According to MacRumors, this could possibly be the next-gen Mac mini we’ve been waiting for. It seems to correspond to other rumored “leaks” that have been popping up and it sports five USB ports, FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort, and Mini DVI. Hmmm. Photoshop? Wishful thinking?

This pic also hit AppleInsider at the same time and the MacRumors forum poster has included some alleged specs: a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB Level 2 cache, 2GB DDR 3 memory at 1066MHz and a ATA Super Drive. The question is, are you buying this?

Hitachi cell phone with 3D photo and video

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2009

Hitachi cell phone with 3D photo and videoJapanese cell phone maker KDDI has teamed up with Hitachi to one-up your iPhone as the iPhone can’t manage 3D content. The Hitachi WOOO H001 will show you 3D versions of your phone’s still images and video.

But that’s not all, the phone also will give you a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot, and a 1Seg TV tuner. No word on price, but the handset should hit the Asian market by spring.

Sanyo’s ALBO digital photo frame / RSS reader

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2009

Sanyo’s ALBO digital photo frame / RSS readerSanyo’s ALBO digital photo frame stands out from the rest, because the retro-styled digital frame doubles up as a Desktop RSS reader. Yes, the Sanyo ALBO is capable of fetching RSS feeds from all over the web, including Flickr to display recent uploads from friends and family.

The ALBO is equipped with WiFi and can also display photo attachments in email. It also has the option of loading photos via memory cards, and you can sync it with your Picasa photo album online.

CameraBag: Instant iPhone photo processing

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2009

CameraBag: Instant iPhone photo processingNevercenter, (the company that is always on the left or right apparently) has a solution for all of you whose iPhone/iPod Touch photography skills are a bit crap. Just mask the picture with some filters and you’ll look like you know what you’re doing. Some may even think that you are an actual photographer.

Just pull up the picture in the CameraBag App, put in the effects and save. You’re done. There are seven filters that do different things. For instance, “Cinema” creates film-like widescreen stills, while “Mono” smoothly grades the photo from black to white. You can manipulate things further using the options menu.

iPhone Nano concept photo surfaces

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2008

iPhone Nano concept photo surfacesRumors of an iPhone nano have been persistent for weeks now, and here are the first pics of the so-far fantasy phone. It looks about 3/4 the size of the iPhone, slimmer but still sexy. Is this just wishful thinking?

It could be true, but many don’t see it happening in January. For an announcement of this calibur, Steve Jobs would be making it, right? He’s not going to be at the Macworld keynote next month. But think about this. Why does he have to be there to make the announcement? Why not “phone it in” on an iPhone Nano?

Tomy Xiao TIP-521 poops your photo prints

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2008

Remember the Tomy Xiao TIP-521 digital camera with built-in Zink printer? It’s available in Japan now, and the above video illustrates how they’re trying to convince you to buy one.

Have you watched it yet? Good. Still want to buy one? If the commercial has sold you on it, the Xiao will be available for $350 in the US in Q2 of 2009. I don’t know. He seemed to be struggling a bit there. He might need some fiber.

Hands on: Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer

Posted in Review by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2008

Hands on: Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One PrinterPrinters can go either way. I’ve found that they are generally terrible due to high expectations, or in some cases they actually live up to the hype. I can tell you straight away, the Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer lives up to and even exceeds the hype. First, it looks great and it’s not much bigger then your standard printer, so you don’t need a lot of extra desk real estate. That’s a good thing for anybody, but being designed for small and home businesses, it’s a huge plus to have a work horse that looks good and goes just about anywhere. Some of the features on the 600 include WiFi capabilities, laser quality printing, fast printing speeds, built-in memory card reader, and a super handy LCD to preview your pictures and operate the whole thing effortlessly.

Right out of the box you get an ethernet cable, power cable, driver/software disc, user manuals, even sample paper, a small bit of phone cable and the necessary printer cartridges. No USB cable, which is common and with the Wi-Fi capabilities you really don’t need one.

Transcend’s 720 digital photo frame

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2008

Transcend’s 720 digital photo frameTranscend just unveiled it’s new and attractive Digital Photo Frame, known as the 720, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. It boasts a sharp high-resolution (800×480) TFT panel with 2GB of internal memory. The device also sports several new features, like the MyShow custom slideshow creator, Automatic Orientation Sensor for landscape or portrait viewing, and NaturaTone intelligent skin color enhancement that will give you superb image quality.

Some other features would be a desktop clock and calendar, clock/radio, and MP3 player and alarm clock. No word on pricing or availability yet, but it’s sure to be popular.

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2008

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printerThe new PCP-1200 photo printer from Casio is aimed at those who care enough to send the very best. Or at least the very best that you can create. It has a 7inch widescreen touch display and keyboard so you can print text on post card sized paper.

You can also print photos Straight from your digital camera, cell phone and memory cards. You also get over 60 stamps like hearts, stars etc so you can girl it up to your heart’s content. Great for greetings cards of all types. The PCP-1200 photo printer is currently available in Japan for around $500.

Epson announces expensive photo viewers: The P-6000 & P-7000

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on August 5th, 2008

Epson announces expensive photo viewers: The P-6000 & P-7000
Epson just announced two LCD photo viewers. The P-6000 and P-7000. They look pretty decent with 80GB and 160GB respectively, with RAW support, a 35% faster image download speed, 640×480 resolution, and 94% reproduction of the Adobe RB color range.

The price is where they lose you, at $599 and $799. I’m not sure who they are targeting with these other then professional photographers and the like who need to peruse massive amounts of images. Seems pretty expensive for the rest of us ordinary folk.

Photo printing service hits Japanese Wiis

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2008

Photo printing service hits Japanese WiisHere’s something else to complain about when it comes to Nintendo’s constant need to keep things away from American hands. A new partnership between Nintendo and Fujifilm is spawning the Wii Digicam Print Channel, which is immediately available for Japanese Wii consoles to access.

It lets owners upload images from SD cards and get customized prints, photo books, business cards, and more in the mail. I’m not entirely sure why they feel the need to waste resources on this one when people can just use their computer, but I’m sure one or two people will love it. Probably the same people who bought the gameboy printer. It will likely hit North America and Europe at some point in the future.

Philips alarm clock with LCD digital photo displays

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2008

Philips alarm clock with LCD digital photo displaysChances are you’re looking for a clock that will wake you up more gently then the Dumbbell Alarm Clock. This alarm clock from Philips should do the trick.

It features gradually increasing alarm volume, so that the clock wakes you up very gently while playing your favorite tunes, using a radio station or a buzzer alarm. It does double duty as a multiple display digital photo frame, each of the five pictures displaying at 128 x 128 pixels on 1.5 inch displays. You can even make them rotate in a slide show. Some other features include a calendar and voice recorder that you can record important information on.