Logitech has been well known for their range of video gaming peripherals, so it makes perfect sense when they take what they have and improve it even further – even when you originally thought that there was no way of improving it. The device in question? The Logitech MX518′s successor, of course. Many might figure out that the best selling mouse from Logitech to date might need no improvement, but guess again – the Swiss masters know that there is always room for improvement, which is why they went back to the drawing board and came up with its successor, the Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400.
The whole point of coming up with the G400 was to take everything that was good and right with the MX518, and in a stroke of engineering genius, to make it even better. Logitech were very careful not to change anything that was already perfected, such as the shape, tracking consistency, button layout, and legendary durability. Heck, Logitech even managed to make something better cost the same.
First of all, the 1800 DPI sensor has been upgraded to a higher-resolution 3600 DPI version, so to put it in plain English, this makes it fully possible for you to perform high-speed turns without having to do wide hand sweeps, all the while maintaining fidelity. To keep up with the trend, you can also adjust DPI levels on the fly (to 400, 800, 1800, and now 3600 DPI) without the need for any software. As it is just an upgraded version of the MX518 sensor, you can expect to enjoy a similar tracking consistency (<0.5% cursor to hand movement variance at up to 140 IPS, depending on surface) that you have come to know and love.
Apart from that, the optional button programming software will open up new avenues for you to be king of the gaming hill, since the button and tracking configuration capabilities will feature similar software that is used to program the G-Series keyboards and the Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard. Basically, this enables you to create a macro once, using it on both the G-Series keyboard and the G400 Mouse. Retailing for just $49.99, this is one mean gaming device that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Australian Chris Malloy has developed a prototype flying motorcycle that in theory can reach height of over 3000 meters, with a maximum speed of 278 km per hour. Currently in testing phase, the Hoverbike should only pass the first test flight within a few months.
The invention is the result of a work for two and a half years in the garage of Malloy. The result is a flying motorcycle built from a body of carbon fiber reinforced by Kevlar, with space to accommodate only the pilot. In place of the two propellers rotating wheels are made of a mixture of oak of Tasmania and carbon fiber reinforced.
The motion control is done entirely through the handlebars of the vehicle. While the right hand is responsible for increasing or decreasing the speed, the left is responsible for determining the slope of the bike and propel it forward or backward. To become a flying motorcycle, just turn the handlebars in the desired direction, as well as in the terrestrial version of the means of transport.
Safety in the AIR
To ensure the safety of Hoverbike, Malloy made sure it counted most components with triple redundancy systems as a way to avoid miscommunication possibly fatal. The inventor also plan to include two parachutes to the drivers of the vehicle and forcing the user to use a security device itself.
Before making the first practical tests, the inventor intends to include several gyroscopes in the vehicle. In addition to planning improvements to the controls, ensuring greater stability during flights, Malloy does not rule out the inclusion of a computer responsible for controlling functions and prevent novice riders suffering injuries. Likewise, a cover for the drivers should be included, thus preventing people from coming in the spinning blades.
Like Hoverbike can be considered an ultralight vehicle, there will need to purchase a professional pilot license to use the news. The expectation is that the vehicle is initially produced with an initial print run of 100 units per year at a price of approximately U.S. $ 40 000. However, there is no indication of when the commercial production of the invention will become reality.
Even with several photos and an official website dedicated to the project, there are still many doubts concerning the veracity of the project. This is due to the lack of any video you record the tests conducted so far, which only becomes more suspect because the excuses posted by Malloy on the project page, claiming that technical problems prevented him from recording images of the invention in operation.
Forget a piggy bank or jar for the change; the Summit Digital Money jar will also act as a bank, motivator to keep you saving and it will also act as your money manager. It recognizes the value of the bill or coin you put in and it will add it all up for you. You can check your balance on a digital display. Even when the batteries are out so that you can replace them, you will still be able to see how much you have thanks to its Balance Guard technology. You can have fun with it too, customizing the look of the jar with graphics you like or even photos.
Small change can add up to a lot and with the digital saver, you will be inspired to keep making that balance up with means you will be a better saver.
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman and txt pro handsets are set to hit markets through the popular social networking website Facebook. The launch follows a competition held for around 4.8 million fans worldwide.
The Mix Walkman is especially designed for music-lovers with a Zappin key to make searching a favorite track effortless and fun. Users can view the next track and listen to a favorite song by simply hitting the key. A Karaoke option lowers the vocal track right away to help users sing to the tune. Additionally, the phone comes with exchangeable bands in different colors to change the look of the handset.
The txt pro is apt for social networking as it is incorporated with a Friends application. Users can add their five best friends to glimpse instantly through their Facebook and Twitter updates. The phone features a 3-inch touchscreen with a slide-out QWERTY keypad for easy texting and a 3.2 megapixel camera.
“We wanted to take advantage of our extensive Facebook fan base when announcing these phones, bringing the fans closer to both our products and brand. We are really pleased that consumers liked them for their music and social media functionality and expect them to become great additions to our overall portfolio of entertaining phones,” Commented Quentin Cordier, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson.
Both phones have a corner user interface like in the Xperia Mini range along with full touch functionality. Needless to say, they have options for video recording and Wi-Fi for chatting and web-browsing.
The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman and txt pro will be available in select markets across the globe from Q3.
Sprint can keep the Photon 4G. Those who are never happy about being tied down by contracts can take a look at the Motorola Triumph from Virgin Mobile USA, the Sprint subsidiary’s first device from the manufacturer. The service provider will offer the smartphone with prepaid plans without binding customers to an agreement.
The Android 2.2 device flaunts a 4.1” 800x480p WVGA display on its 0.4” thin body. The front face also plays host to a VGA camera, with a 5MP one on the back allowing it to boast of dual cameras. The last mentioned enables 720p video capture and playback on the phone itself or even over HDMI.
Powered by 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM, the Triumph has up to 32GB of expandable memory owing to the microSD card slot and a 1GHz processor. Additionally, it comes pre-installed with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 app for users who claim to be music buffs.
The web surfing experience ought to be pretty smooth considering its Android Webkit browser and Flash support. The major specs knocked together for this handset cover Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, a 1,400mAh battery, access to corporate as well as personal mails and social networking services.
There’s nothing concrete on the pricing and availability of the Motorola Triumph by Virgin Mobile USA for now.
The company “TDK” first started to mass produce organic electroluminescent (EL Organic) of displays.
These screens are interesting in the sense that they are formed by means of passive matrix image, and is translucent. The new screen has a 2.4-inch diagonal (physical size – 36.0 x 47.9 mm) and have a QVGA (240 x 320) resolution.
The transparency of the screen is about 40%. Watching the screen from Rear is virtually impossible to ensure user data safety. This type of screens will be used in various types of portable technology.
A touch screen makes navigating across applications a breeze but it can be cumbersome when one needs to do a lengthy document like an e-mail, blog and article. The Mini Bluetooth Keyboard comes to the rescue with a portable solution; a keyboard that fits into the palm and that comes with keys that are the same size and space as slider phones making it possible for one to use the hand for work that takes longer.
The Mini Bluetooth Keyboard comes with a mini CD that gives information on pairing and also a USB charging cable. It comes with 49 keys that are laid out in the standard QWERTY format for easy access to letters and commands. It also has extra controls like directional command and volume control. It works with most of the Apple devices like Apple iPad and iPhone and Bluetooth compatible devices as well including iPad and iPhone 3G 3Gs 4.
Free as a bird – or so that is what most people would like to be. Well, we do know that when it comes to headphones and earbuds, a wired connection tends to end up in a tangled mess unless you have a cable management system of sorts. Jaybird knows this, and hence has decided to roll out their JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds. With Bluetooth thrown into the mix, you are more or less guaranteed that wires are a thing of the past with this pair of buds, just make sure that there is enough battery life left inside them before you rock out.
Key features of the JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds include its (obviously) wireless connectivity, a secure fit that will cater for sports enthusiasts as well as those who live an active lifestyle courtesy of its proprietary honey comb design ear cushions, superior sound performance that has been tuned in a way so that the listener will not suffer from any fatigue, while a sweat proof design makes it one of the more hygienic solutions around – with a Lifetime Warranty Against Sweat backing it up, yo!
Without any wires, you are more or less free to do just what you want, but of course, we won’t advise bringing this pair down with you when you go snorkeling or scuba diving since it isn’t that rugged. The new hexagon design ear cushions are touted to deliver superb comfort and a secure fit for sports, where its honey comb center offers a balanced amount of resistance against the back bowl of the ear. With three sizes to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice and it ought to fit most of the general populace.
The JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Buds has been out since April, but now JayBird decided to sweeten the deal by offering new secure fit silicon sports ear cushions. You can pick up the new and enhanced version for $99 with free shipping thrown into the mix.