Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mitsubishi LaserVue TV Price Cut

It seems that Mitsubishi wants to push its LaserVue HDTVs in the market by slashing its prices. The Mitsubishi L65A90 65-inch LaserVue HDTV is now available at Amazon for $6,499, giving it a $500 reduction over last September’s $6,999 introduction price. For your info, the Laser TVs are energy efficient, 3D-ready and come in a super slim case.

FineDigital FineDrive Voice 3.0 Speech Recognition-Enabled Navigation Device

The FineDrive Voice 3.0 is the latest speech recognition-enabled navigation device from FineDigital for the Korean market. This portable device is based on SiRF Prima platform and adopts ETRI’s Fine SRTM 3.0 speech recognition engine, allowing you to control all the functions within the device through speech. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing so far.

Amex Digital 4x External and Slim Blu-Ray Recorder for Mac

You can now play and burn both Blu-rays and DVDs wherever you go with the Amex Digital BDR-S1/ BDR-T28 4x Blu-ray recorders for Mac. Available in black or white, these USB-powered Blu-ray burners support latest green ECO S.M.A.R.T that extends battery life more than 40% and STAT Drive with 30% faster data transfer rate. The drives also adopt Quiet Drive Technology that reduces the noise level of audio and video recording or playback and the ad Research technology that compensates for warped discs. The Amex Digital BDR-S1/ BDR-T28 4x Blu-ray recorders are priced at $599 a pop.

11.6-inch AMD-powered Medion Akoya Mini E1312

Medion will release the Akoya Mini E1312 11.6-inch netbook in the UK exclusively at Aldi stores from July 12th, 2009 onwards. The netbook comes jam packed with a 1366 x 768 LCD display, an AMD Sempron 210U CPU, an ATI Radeon TM Xpress 1250 graphics, a 1GB RAM, a 160GB HDD, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Available in black or white, the netbook also features a 6-cell or 9-cell battery, HDMI out, three USB ports, 3-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3MP webcam for video conference, and Microsoft Windows XP Home OS. The 11.6-inch AMD-powered Medion Akoya Mini E1312 will retail for around £339.99 ($551) with a 3-year warranty.

Soundblock External Speakers

The Soundblock is the latest external speaker from Elecom that is designed for iPod. Measuring at only 2-mm x 16-mm, the speaker is currently available in 10 different colors including black, blue, yellow, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, red, and white. You can match the color of the speaker with the iPod. Each speaker is priced at 4,000 Yen or equal to $42.

7-inch USB Secondary Display From Green-House

If you plan to buy a USB secondary display for the laptop this week, then check out the latest 7-inch USB secondary display from Green-House. This mini LCD monitor provides an 800 x 480 resolution with a 500:1 contrast ratio, 200 cd/m2 brightness level and a 25ms response time. Sadly, there is no info on pricing so far.

Super Talent Adds More Color To Its Pico Flash Drive Series

Super Talent has rolled out four new models of its Pico Mini flash drive series in the form of the 2GB Orchid Pink, 4GB Lime Green, 8GB Sky Blue and 16GB Classic Black drives. Each drive measures only 32 x 15 x 3 mm and weighs less than 2 grams, and features a USB 2.0 interface, a transfer speed up to 30MB/sec and supports Windows ReadyBoost. The 2, 4, 8 and 16GB Pico Mini flash drives retails for $9.99, $14.99, $23.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Eris Planetary Sphere Watch

Designed by students from l’Ecole d’Arts Appliqués Genèva, the Eris Planetary Sphere Watch is a 100% Swiss made product by Pierre Junod Switzerland that can be worn as a pocket watch, pendant or used as a small desk clock. The watch tells time using a couple of rotating hands that float through the “equator” of the watch. The orange top pointer indicates minutes, meanwhile the hours are shown on the white lower pointer. The Eris is constructed from an anthracite anodized aluminum case with a curved mineral glass crystal to protect the hands. If you are interested, you can purchase the Eris Planetary Sphere Watch for $450. Each timepiece is sold with a natural rubber strap.

Tad-Labs Unveils TAD-M600 Monaural Power Amp

Tad-Labs has unveiled its latest Monaural Power Amp for the Japanese market. Dubbed as the TAD-M600, this 90kg machine features a 600W output (20Hz to 20kHz) with a THD of 0.2% and a frequency response of 1Hz-100kH (+0/-1 dB). The TAD-M600 will be available in Japan in the middle of November 2009 for around 2,625,000 Yen ($28,000).

Monday, July 6, 2009

Eurotech’s Atom-powered in-wall Panel Computers

Eurotech today released three in-wall panel computers that are powered by Intel’s Atom processor. The 12-inch Vx-120F-N270 and 15-inch Vx-150F-N270 are powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor, a fanless design, a high-brightness LCD screen, two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, a front-mounted USB port and an expansion slot for add-on boards. Meanwhile, the Bx-400F-N270 is a rugged in-wall panel computer, which can resist mechanical and temperature stresses, commonly found in industrial applications. The Bx-400F-N270 can be equipped with a Compact Flash reader and a pre-installed Microsoft Windows XP OS.