Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Tag

Sony Ericsson’s new batch of gadgets!

Eight megapixel geo-tagging Cyber-shot tops out Sony Ericsson’s new batch

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The C905 Cyber-shot claims a “complete digital camera experience” on a phone, with the style and responsiveness of the real thing. Picture quality? Sony Ericsson says it’s “outstanding.”

A 2GB memory stick is included on the phone, which has GPS geo-tagging and can send photos over Wifi, or display them using the bundled TV-out cable. This GSM/EDGE/HSDPA device will be offered in Q4, in black, silver and gold.

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The S302 Snapshot s a less capable affair, with only a 2 megapixel camera and 20 MB of internal memory. There’s no free memory stick, but it can upload its photos over bluetooth and has basic photo-editing tools built-in. It will be available in the fourth quarter, in gray and this delightful shade of blue.

No prices yet.

(Via Boing Boing Gadgets.)

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UV Monitor, you know for the sun!

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If you’re not already on the beach, you might get there soon and most likely you will sunbathe happily under a roasting sun. To enjoy a sunny day without harming yourself, the UV Monitor can remind you when it’s time to go back to the shadow. Enter the SPF of the sunscreen that you are using and your skin type. From there, the device will monitor the UV levels and warn you when you should cover up.

Product page & user manual

(Via Ubergizmo.)

800,000 product manuals online

SafeManuals – 800,000 product manuals online for your happiness

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SafeManuals. A heap of downloadable PDF manuals for gadgets, electronic products and assorted appliances. If you can’t find something, perhaps you can upload a manual yourself and help the database grow. Pretty cool stuff.

Internet is filled with information, scattered in no particular order. SafeManuals tries to partially solve this problem by allowing everyone to find user manuals from all manufacturers in one place. They are not always available on the manufacturer site, and some of them only offer manuals for their current line of product. This website was created to offer Internet users this information, and is also a window to the professional world for its creators.

(Via The Red Ferret Journal.)

Sharp’s 108-inch LCD on Sale! cha-ching!

Sharp Puts Its 108-inch LCD on Sale
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The world’s largest LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor can now be yours — if you have a deep wallet.

Sharp has begun offering a monitor based on the 108-inch LCD panel that it first unveiled over a year ago. The panel, which is the largest yet to be shown by any LCD maker, was first unveiled in January 2007 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and promised for later in the year but was delayed.

Now it’s available to customers worldwide, built-to-order, for ¥11 million (US$102,000).

The Full HD (1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels) monitor comes with a wide array of input sockets. There’s analog RGB and DVI computer inputs, 3 HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs, two composite video inputs, two sets of component video inputs and one S-Video input. The entire set weighs an impressive 195 kilograms and consumes 1.1 kilowatts (kW) when in use.

Measuring 2.2 meters by 2.5 meters, the display panel is the largest currently possible from Sharp’s most advanced production line in Kameyama, Japan. As such potential buyers shouldn’t have to worry too much about bigger, better and presumably even more expensive LCD monitors coming from Sharp anytime soon.

The first place to get the monitor is the new Shinjuku Piccadilly cinema complex, which opens on July 19 in Tokyo. The monitor will be installed in the lobby of the cinema and used to display trailers for upcoming movies, according to Sharp.”

(Via pcworld .)

Perfect gift for Dad! Find Your Remote With A Whistle

Find Your Remote With A Whistle

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Somebody needs to do a study on television remotes. Somehow, remotes have the ability to lose themselves, and if we could figure out how they do it, teleportation would be just a step away. Alas, I fear that science is not yet ready to understand how remotes get to where they get to, so we have no alternative but to keep on searching for them, which is where the Remote Control Finder comes in. Stick one of these things onto your remote, and whenever you can’t find it, just whistle, and it’ll start flashing and beeping.

There’s a catch, of course… You have to use a special whistle. A very small special whistle. An eminently losable special whistle. So I guess you’ll have to stick one of the finder things on it so that you can figure out where it is. But wait, you say, I need a special whistle to find the special whistle! Of course you do. That’s why you buy two of them, and just use one to find the other. OR, here’s another solution: duct tape your remote control to your dog… Then, not only will you not need the stupid special whistle, but the remote will actually come to you. Assuming your dog doesn’t have better things to do, anyway.

(Via OhGizmo!.)

Creative’s Vado camera $100


Creative hops bandwagon with Vado camera

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This gives the Vado up to two hours of recording time at its native 640×480 resolution, Creative says. Built-in software can help streamline uploads either to YouTube or Photobucket, though the use of MPEG-4 allows common video editing software to edit captured footage.

Like the Flip, the Vado has no optical zoom and eschews the need for separate cables, hooking up to a computer through a swivel-out USB connector that also recharges the camera.

The device is also one of Creative’s few explicitly Mac-compatible offerings and works with any Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later system as well as most modern Windows PCs. Versions ship in pink or silver at $100, with options for a carrying case ($15), extra battery packs ($15), a charging cradle ($30), and an AV-out cable ($10). Both the camera and the accessories should be available today.

(Via Electronista .)

Sweet geek gadget! Sony BRAVIA DAV-F200 System

Sony BRAVIA DAV-F200 System

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Sony Europe has rolled out its newest all-in-one home cinema system, the BRAVIA DAV-F200 which is most pleasing to the eyes, thanks to a glass-fronted, wall-mountable control center that boasts a slot-loading DVD, 1080p upscaling, a USB port that works great with flash drives or PMPs containing MP3s as well as Sony’s very own DMPORT expansion slot. You can even throw in an optional Bluetooth or WiFi adapter in the latter, enabling the DAV-F200 to stream music from a wireless device. Audio format compatibility include MP3, DivX, JPEG and WMA. The DAV-F200 takes a power sharing route, where both stereo speakers and a subwoofer will pump out 405W of power while producing faux surround sound. No idea on how much it costs, but this is a decent entry level speaker system that will roll out this June.

(Via Ubergizmo.)

Check out The winners of the 2007 Engadget Awards!

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Gadget of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Apple iPhone

Worst Gadget of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Microsoft Vista*

Most Anticipated Gadget of 2008
Readers’ Choice: Apple iPhone (3G)

Cellphone of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Sony Ericsson K850

Smartphone of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Apple iPhone

Desktop of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Apple iMac

Digital Camera of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Nikon D3

Display of the Year
Readers’ Choice: Dell 3008WFP UltraSharp

These are just a few – Click HERE for the complete list.