Dell’s much bragged-about skinny 23-incher just got put through its paces by the bods at HotHardware. Their conclusion? The 1080p display sports glossily good aesthetics and scores major points for its lumbar-loving 8.3-pound weight and 0.4-inch waistline (which burgeons to 1.19-inches around the ports). The twisted nematic panel isn’t up to IPS standards and won’t satisfy graphics or photography pros, but the LED backlighting produces good brightness and better-than-average black levels. Gaming was held back by minor streaking despite the 2ms response time, while Blu-ray movies suffered slightly in darker scenes. All in, a “relatively good buy” at $250 — although you might want to check out the source link to see if the S2330MX meets your exact requirements.
A Fujifilm X10 is known as a 12-megapixel lightweight camera having manual controls, a larger-than-average, 2/3” kind EXR CMOS sensing unit, a 28-112mm (eq.) f/2.0-2.8 zoom lens along with a recently created Optical Image Stabilisation system. Resurrecting the 2/3” sensor dimension which was typically identified in bridge digital cameras till the middle of the last decade, this Fujfilm X10 comes with a sensitivity selection of ISO 100 to ISO 5000, a expanable to ISO 12800 at decreased image resolution. This brand new sensing unit also provides all of the usual EXR capturing modes which permit the user to provide priority to signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range or image resolution based on the personal specifications of every shot. Just like its big brother the X100, Fujifilm’s X10 is not so much launching as leaking out a drip at a time. Now we have some proper product shots and specs for the high-end digicam intended to go up against the Canon G12, the Nikon P7100 and the Panasonic LX5.
The biggest similarity to the retro-styled X100 is the use of manual knobs and dials: Everything from aperture and shutter speed to exposure compensation and zoom are controlled by dials. There’s an optical viewfinder, too, but likely not the innovative hybrid electronic/optical found in the X100.The zoom is 4x, the top ISO is 12,800 (although you’ll need to drop to a lower resolution to get it) and the rear LCD is a disappointing 2.8-inch, 460,000-dot model.Other leaked specs include auto-bracketing of exposure, ISO, dynamic range and film simulation modes, and a “360-degree motion panorama” feature.From previous rumors, we’re expecting the price to be around $500, and the rumblings in the Internet say that the official launch may be tomorrow. If the image quality is goo, and Fujifilm didn’t mess anything else up (like the viewfinder), then this manually-controlled camera could be quite the hit.
Sony has just announced their latest entry into the world of e-book readers, what with the Sony Reader Wi-Fi – and if you are a natural fan of model numbers, you can always call it the PRS-T1. This is touted to be the lightest touch screen 6″ eReader device in the market and to date, where it claims to deliver the most natural and immersive reading experience yet for book lovers in a digital format, of course. The new Reader Wi-Fi will continue where last year’s line left off, where it is smaller and lighter now without sacrificing on performance as new and enhanced features have been incorporated. Tipping the scales at less than 6 ounces, this particular Sony Reader Wi-Fi will come with a 6″ E-Ink Pearl V220 touch screen display, where it is far smaller than your average paperback book so that it can fit into a bag or pocket in a jiffy. To conform to Sony’s signature device releases, this one too, will come in more than one color – black, red or white. Sony’s Reader Wi-Fi also achieves another first by being the first model that delivers wireless connectivity to the public library system in both the US and Canada over a dedicated icon on the device that enables easy and convenient borrowing of free e-books courtesy of a valid library card. Apart from that, you are able to open up your mind to more than 2.5 million titles via a Wi-Fi connection from the Reader Store, where those who want to build up their digital book collection can do so by purchasing additional copies from a wide range of bookstores and other websites. The Reader Wi-Fi will also sport a glare-free Clear Dual Touch screen display with E-Ink Pearl electronic paper technology, delivering a high contrast image which would be easy on the eyes, even when you are reading under direct sunlight for hours on end. Want to flip the page? That’s easily done by swiping your finger, and you can zoom in on the text through the now standard pinching gesture. Expect the Sony Reader Wi-Fi to arrive sometime next month for around $149.
Toshiba launches the world’s first diagonal high TV without special glasses for viewing 3D images, according to a press release. 55YL2 model has a diagonal of 139 cm and allow more viewers to look at 3D images. The resolution is Quad Full HD, about four times greater than the standard HD. To play 3D images, it transmits an image for the left eye and another, slightly different, for the right eye. They are stacked in the viewer’s brain to obtain 3D image. It is essential that the TV lens system to guide the eye of the beholder images correctly.In addition, the Integral Imaging technology offers nine images with wide viewing angles, allowing more people to watch simultaneously (without glasses) three-dimensional images.To learn about playing the right image, the TV detects before (at the request of the user’s remote) the position of the viewers faces.
Resolution is huge, even compared to HDTVs. We speak of 3.840 x 2.160 pixels. Apparently, why would you need such a resolution? However, only a few TV stations transmit HD and only on BluRay are found HD movies. Toshiba Resolution technology+ converts the SD or HD images received at a four times higher resolution than HD. The device offers access to Toshiba Places, an online platform that allows the transmission, purchase and share of web-based content. iPhone users can control the TV from their mobile terminal, from the Toshiba Apps Connect. The TV can be customized for four different users.In the case of films the screen settings are optimized to render the same colors and desired grayscale.The device will be available in December 2011 in Germany and 2012 in other European countries.
Sony Ericsson has added another gadget to their Xperia series called as Xperia Arc S. An addition to the original Xperia Arc, this phone’s main feature will be its 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor. As usual this Xperia will have a top-notch 8.1 Megapixel camera with 3D sweep panorama mode, a special feature which will allow you to convert 2D images into 3D. The screen size of Xperia Arc S will be the same as the Xperia Arc i.e. 4.2 inch. Xperia series are widely known for their exceptional quality, which makes web browsing, playing games, photography etc a great experience. Xperia Arc S will come in 5 colors compared to Xperia Arc’s 2 colors only. Xperia Arc S will also come with HDMI output and an option of showing the 3D images on a 3D TV.
Specifications of Xperia Arc S
- 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor
- 8.1 Megapixel Camera, Video Recording at 720p
- Maximum Memory of 32 GB
- Android Gingerbread 2.3
- 4.2 inch touch screen
Current price of Xperia Arc S has not been fixed and the smartphone itself is said to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011.
You’re still going to look like a total dork if you wear it, but at least you won’t go crazy with frustration when you use the new JawBone Icon HD Bluetooth headset, and its accompanying dongle, the Nerd. The Icon HD is the same as the existing Icon, only with a bigger, better speaker inside — hence the “HD” moniker. You can connect to two devices at once (like JawBone’s JamBox speaker), letting you stream music from your laptop and also answer incoming calls from your phone. You can also add the same DialApps (actual applications) and AudioApps (voices that read out status and caller ID) as with the old Icon.But the big difference is the Icon’s plucky sidekick, the Nerd. This brings an instant Bluetooth hookup. Plug it into a computer’s USB port and it will automatically register as a USB audio device. And because it is already paired with the Icon, you don’t need to do bothersome pairing every time you use a new machine. The Icon HD comes bundled with the Nerd and can be had for $140. Now, if only JawBone would make a pair of stereo headphones already.
This is a Numerical keypad with Mobee’s Magic Numpad, a horribly-named accessory which lets the Trackpad do double (or actually quadruple) duty.Numpad consist of three stick-on films which you can apply to the pad. These are overlays showing a plain number pad, a number pad plus the pointless other keys usually found in this section of a keyboard, and a number pad with a set of customizable keys. These works in combo with software which maps the positions of these virtual keys and turns your presses into the correct output.The software is free, although you can only get it when you spend the $30 for the overlays.
HTC debuted its new tablet product on Wednesday, the Jetstream 4G. It will be available September 4 for $700, exclusive to AT&T’s wireless network. The rest will have to pony up $850 for the device, sans contract.The Jetstream will run Android 3.1 Honeycomb through the HTC Sense interface. The screen is a 10.1″ WXGA HD display with a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. The tablet comes with 32 GB of storange, and is expandable to 64 GB through MicroSD. For a limited time offer, customers who sign up now will recieve an HTC Scribe digital pen for free.The unit weighs in at 1.56 pounds and measures just over a half-inch thick, making the iPad 2 look svelte by comparison.For customers who forego AT&T contract ($35 per month for 3 GB of data), there are two options: $14.99 for 250 MB, or $25 for 2 GB.
Just Mobile, the folks behind the chinky Alupen iPad stylus and its accompanying orifice the AluCube, have come up with a handsome, minimal iPad wall mount. It’s called the Horizon, and it looks like one. Unlike other iPad wall mounts, this one doesn’t require screwing a huge, dorky-looking saucer to the wall first. Instead, you hang a minimal aluminum bar. This bar has bevelled edges, and the main part of the stand slides over this and holds dovetails into place.The front section is equally minimal, comprising a rubber-lined channel into which the iPad slides. Rubber linings are supplied for the iPads 1 and 2, and there’s a rubber nubbin front and center that will push the home button when you press it. There’s also a hole in the bottom of the u-section bracket through which the dock connecter will fit.The Horizon goes for $50. I’d totally pay that if it also came with a big fat magnet to mount it on my fridge.
The times have changed and traditional domestic items have made way for the technological wonders. However, there’s no reason you can’t combine the two and Breadbox Charging Station by Better Homes and Gardens is the proof of that. You can make it right at home and here’s how. Start out by choosing a new or used flip top compartment and acquiring a power strip, MDF board and rubber grommets. You will need to have access to power tools as they are essential for cutting slots into the panel, behind which the power bar is kept connected your smartphone and iPod chargers. That’s all it really takes, no particular talent required except for a thirst of creation! Now you can be organized without a mess of wires. You can put all your devices to charge here and label their slots. Go on and start your weekend project! Cell phones.. MP3 players, etc. will be happy with their new home.