Category - Gadgets

O!Play Media Pro Smart TV Set-Top Box – update your TV to digital

ASUS just launch a new device in O!Play family.

The ASUS O!Play Media Pro Smart TV set-top box uses a powerful codec, supporting 50+ formats. Its digital TV tuner updates any TV to digital, with a 7-day Electronic Program Guide. High speed downloads, HD streaming, and access to online content are facilitated by Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi, with access to services such as YouTube XL, Picasa, Acetrax, DailyMotion, and internet TV/radio.

Exclusive O!Direct affords one-click streaming from desktops and notebooks to HDTV, plus O!MediaShare interconnects the set-top box with smartphones. ASUS-sourced live firmware updates ensure an always-current experience.

 

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Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, XVID
Supported video file extensions mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp
Supported audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby® Digital AC3m, DTS® Digital Surround, Dolby® Digital Plus, PCM/LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD, ID3 Tag, MS-ADPCM, LC-AAC , HE-AAC ,COOK ,RA-lossless
Supported image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitle formats .srt, .sub, .smi, idx+sub, .ssa, .ass
Television system Digital TV: DVB-T
I/O ports 1 x power (DC-in) input
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Gigabit LAN (1000Mbps)
1 x mini HDMI port
1 x analog audio/video output
1 x digital audio output (S/PDIF)
1 x SD/MMC card slot (2-in-1)
1 x RF-in
1 x IR
Dimensions 151.85mm x 106.7mm x 29.03mm
175g
Power 12Vdc, 2A
Power consumption 10W

First Samsung smartphone with 6Gb RAM memory

GALAXY-telefon-proiector

I’m not a very tech guy but as soon I read about GALAXY Beam, Samsung’s projector smartphone, I was stunned not for projector feature but its 6Gb RAM memory..

Or maybe not? maybe it is an error. But no single tech editor saw this? Not one from Samsung Mobile PR team? No one? Hello?

this is the print screen from Samsung Mobile website (the link)

6GB samsung

The smartphone itself is OK and the projector feature (the main feature promoted by Samsung for it) should be fun for Kids but not for any professionals like Samsung want to think. It is funny just to think to a sales manager tell to the customers in the meeting “just a moment to show on the wall some charts. I’ll project those photos with my smartphone…” ha. you got the deal, not…

LG X3 – Quad-Core cell phone

Do we need a Quad-Core cell phone? HTC said yes, LG follow with X3. So, who cares about what we want or what we really need? If vendors think we need powerful cell phones we will get powerful cell phones. It’s simple like that.

LG X3 features Tegra 3 by nVidia, a 4.7 inch display with 1280×720 resolution (almost like a tablet.. ) and 8 megapixel camera (rear) and 16GB of storage (microSD also available).

X3 run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich…

LG-X3

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Remote File Access by USB Device

This device from iTwin solve a big problem: setup a remote file access simple and secure. In the world of cloud computing this device is a logical step. No need anymore for mobile device with big storage capacity, you simply access your files from home (or office) desktop simple and fast.

How it works: two identical halves that need only be plugged into two computers for them to be instantly connected over the Internet and secured by hardware-based, end-to-end military grade AES-256 bit secure connection

[box type=”info”]If you lose one half of iTwin, you can remotely disable that half, thus keeping your data secure. Your data resides safely on your computer. [/box]

iTwin Gray Remote File Access USB Device

Remote File Access Device

Remote File Access USB Device

Pro:
Easy to use
Secure

Con:
Much expensive than a software solution (price: $99.00)

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ASUS ET2700 All-in-One with a 10-point touch display

ASUS just launch the world’s first Windows-based 27” (1920 x 1080 resolution) All-in-One PC with a 10-point touch display.

PR ASUS ET2700 All-in-One PC with External Subwoofer

PR ASUS ET2700 All-in-One PC with External Subwoofer

The ET2700’s side panels are home to two superfast USB 3.0 ports, a combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port and an SD card reader; while an HDMI input at the rear instantly turns it into a 27″ display for use with a gaming console

PR ASUS ET2700 All-in-One PC Back Panel

The added bonus of being able to VESA-mount the ET2700 onto a wall

 

ASUS ET2700 technical details:

Model ET2700INTS/INKS/IUTS
LCD 27″ 16:9 widescreen
Full HD 1920 x 1080 LED backlit
Touchscreen 10-point capacitive touch (INTS/IUTS)

Non-touch (INKS)

CPU Intel® i7-2600S/i5-2400S/i3-2120
Graphics

NVIDIA® GT 540M (INTS/INKS)

Intel® HD Graphics (IUTS)

Memory Up to 8GB DDR3 at 1333Mhz
Optical drive Tray-in Blu-ray combo/tray-in Super Multi DVD Tray-in Blu-ray writer
Storage Up to 2TB SATA hard drive
Ports USB 3.0, HDMI-in, SD card reader, e-SATA (USB 2.0 Combo)
Sound SonicMaster

DTS Surround Sensation UltraPCTM

External subwoofer

Acer H9500BD was launched today. Now is out of the stock

Today Acer has announced the launch of Acer H9500BD a 3D 1080p Full HD projection.

Acer H9500BD

Acer H9500BD lets them enjoy an enormous 300-inch diagonal Full HD 3D projected image in their home

The new projector supports multiple popular 3D technologies, such as Blu-ray 3D and DLP 3D for movies, as well as NVIDIA 3DTV Play and 3D-compatible gaming consoles. Customers can use the dual HDMI 1.4 ports to connect the projector to these devices, as well as a PC with 120Hz output and 3D software. When combined with the included Acer ActiveShutter 3D glasses, customers will enjoy a compelling three-dimensional experience. Acer 2D-to-3D technology automatically converts any 2D signal into 3D, whether it’s a picture or a video.

[box type=”info”] Funny story: on Amazon was available since one month ago, on November 3. Now it is out of the stock already… Nice launch![/box]

So, if you are a journalist or a blogger and think to write about an ACER new product just check the Amazon new arrival list. The Press Release may come a month later.

 

amazon available acer

Date first available at Amazon.com: November 3, 2011

ASUS Transformer Prime

ASUS do a very good job with tablets and now we are waiting for Transformer Prime to see if it will be an iPad 2 killer.

Anyway, as it is under NDA we cannot find so many Transformer Prime reviews but this video review:

Believe it or not ASUS Transformer Prime is available for pre-oder on Amazon.

ASUS Transformer Prime technical details:

10.1-inch WXGA Super IPS+ capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch display made with Corning Gorilla Glass for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation. 178° viewing angle (1280 x 800)
Ultra-slim and light (.33″ thin and 1.29lbs light) with metallic spun finish design
Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU , 1080p HD video output playback and 3D games for SUPERB performance
1.2MP front camera and 8MP auto-focus rear camera with flash, back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and large aperture design to clearly capture every moment.
Android 3.2 Honeycomb (Upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
Optional Docking station with Full QWERTY keyboard adds additional 6 hours of battery life
32GB eMMC Flash;
1GB DDR2 Memory
Size (LWH): 10.35 inches, 0.33 inches, 7.12 inches
Weight: 1.28 pounds
Battery Pack 25 W/h Li-polymer battery – up to 12 hours

ASUS transformer prime

ASUS Transformer Prime is available in Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold colors.

As I like at Transformer tablets is that ASUS has been very quick with Android updates so I think we will see Ice Cream Sandwich first on ASUS Transformer Prime.

Hello Kitty Laptop

I don’t know why Hello Kitty is such a powerful brand. If you add Hello Kitty to anything become a news. Like this LuvBook S laptop. They use for Hello Kitty face and heart more than 1,100 Swarovski stones.

It feature an 11.6-inch LCD (1366×768 resolution), an Intel Core i3-2330M CPU (2.20GHz), 500GB HDD, 4GB memory, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, a 1.3MP web cam, a USB 3.0 slot, two USB 2.0 slots, an SD card interface, an HDMI port and Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit/SP1).

Nothing special but engadget and techcrunch write about it as it is an important news. So I do…

red hello kitty laptop

The LuvBook S is available in Japan at features US$900.

Black Friday: first tablet appeared on Amazon

Everyone has a tablet. OK not everyone, maybe 65%. If you are part of the rest of 35% you should take a look at this black Friday deal on Amazon and buy one piece of Acer Iconia Tab for you at a incredible price. The deal start at 10:45 AM PST and perhaps it will be finished in few seconds. Take a place in the line and be prepare to buy fast…

black-friday-acer-iconia-tab

Some details about Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u:

10.1” HD Multi-Touch Display: (1280 x 800) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor
1GB DDR2 Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GPU
16GB on board
MicroSD memory card up to 32GB
802.11b/g/n Wireless(802.11n 2.4GHz only)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
1- Micro USB 2.0 Port
1- USB 2.0 Port
1- Micro HDMI Out (support Dual Display)
5MP Rear Facing Camerawith Auto Focus and single LED flash
2MP Front Facing Camera
Sensors:G-Sensor, E-Compass, L-Sensor, Gyro-meter
Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer Battery
Up to 8-hours battery life

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Star Wars Digital Camera

There are countless Star Wars fans and this is a cool gadget for them! As there are only 7 left in stock on Amazon you must act fast if you are a true Star Wars fan. Sorry. 6 left as I already push the buy button :)

The specs are not from the future, not even from present but who cares about specs when we talk about collectible gadgets?

star wars camera

[box type=”info”]The 1.3 megapixel camera features 8MB of memory, a 1.1 inch color screen, and takes 200 photos. Look out for Darth Vader’s lightsaber lighting up every time you take a picture! [/box]

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Today is shipping date for Kindle Fire

Good news for who order Kindle Fire from Amazon: Amazon start shipping the tablet on the 15th (Tuesday) so… today is the day!!!

Anyway, don’t check your mail yet because the delivery date may be over few days. Or weeks if your are out of luck.

You didn’t order the Kindle Fire yet??? OMG! Hurry and order now one from Amazon and I’ll pray for you to be delivered before Christmas time. IMHO this is the best Christmas gift for 2011!

Kindle Fire

Home Flight Simulator. Only 57235USD and free delivery

You ever dreamed to buy a simulator real Flight Simulator? Now you have the opportunity to achieve your dream for only $57,235 USD and get free delivery…

Home Flight Simulator

Three 24″ TFT panoramic monitors act as your ‘windows’ for landscape viewing, while chest-thumping speakers simulate all the right noises. But wait, there’s more: the Ovo-4’s full movement replicates the sensation of twisting, pitching, slipping, accelerating and braking, on the runway and in the air.

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Cold nights? USB Heating Cushion

Cold nights in your office? As I know your landlords must provide heat capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68 degrees but what do you do if he not keep his obligations? sue him? … maybe, but a fast way (and cheap as doesn’t involve lawyers) is this USB Heating Cushion:

USB Heating

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