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2/28/2008

Samsung’s 3D ready Plasma TV: Cannes 550

The Koreans have done it. You just need to wait a week before the Japanese follows suit with a 3D ready Plasma TV bigger than this one with a possibility that it comes with a service of cleaning your toilets while you doze off on your La-Z-Boy. The Samsung 3D ready plasma TV comes in 42 and 50 inches, the PAVV Cannes 450 has a 30,000:1 ratio and 3D content support and will work with high-performance PC-supporting 3D software and 3D glasses. They even have a supped up version with HD and all that brouhaha. Prices are in Korean Won but in USD, it’s $1,850 for the 42-incher, and $2,656 for the 50-incher. For the HD version of this 3D gamma box, it’s $4,145.

So, start saving up those Disney 3D glasses because our TV content is going to pop up soon enough.

Samsung Page.

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1/9/2008

Mitsubishi’s Laser TV: Bringing the Sexy Back

The Mitsubishi’s Laser TV is a 65-inch rear-projection set that uses a unique laser backlights to portray images. And it is sexy! Sleek! I want to lick it. No, seriously. It might sound like i have a weird fetish but that shiny black thin box looks so yummy, just like chocolate. Dammit Gizzers, how come they get to go to all these cool events and I can’t!

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11/22/2007

Black Friday

Okay, it’s not a dress up day in Japan but it’s definitely a day that EVERYBODY in the world should take note. It’s a day where you will get ridiculously low prices for things you like in US. Okay, I know it’s got nothing to do with Japan but heeeeellll you have the internet no? Go to Amazon.com and get yourself something or something or something. Go to all those computer and gadget stores in the US and hunt for the deal. If it wasn’t for the bitter winter cold, I’d be standing outside Kohls at 4am on Friday waiting to charge in with my rugby suit.

Speaking sale, I do hope they have sale for the JBL Spyro

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It’s sooooo pretty. It comes in 3 or 5 colors too…:)

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10/12/2007

Yamaha targets the older crowd

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I have to agree with Daimaou that the older generation usually have more money to spend than the younger generation. But here is what I don’t really get when I looked at Yamaha’s new SACD and Amp. So, it’s suppose to look like how it was 20 years ago and it would definitely bring some nostalgia into some of our elders, which will push them to spend the money on buying this. But the keyword here is “friendly”, is Yamaha’s target friendly to the older crowd? We are talking 40 and 50 year olds here – some with back problems or whatever. How friendly is a 38kg combined weight of SACD and Amp to the older crowd?

I rest my case.

via AkiharabaraNews.

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9/8/2007

Aurvana; the closest thing to Nirvana?

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Hear ye! hear ye!

The closest thing to Nirvana is Aurvana said Creative Labs of its latest headphone. It’s high-end noise canceling, X-Fi technology makes your music listening experience a different one. Heavenly.

The Aurvana will be out in mid September this year and will retail for $299. For you music-philes, this is definitely something you want to consider getting.

Read more about the product here…

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6/13/2007

Remio die(s)

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Maybe they are trying a little too hard to be cool with this product? Remio had good intentions building this, let me say that but if you look at the design, it’s a multipurpose randomness. A dice comes with, oh, a speakers on the twos and sixes, some plug points on the threes and some USB ports on the six and it goes on and on. You can even plug your precious laptops, PCs, and other battery operated gadgets into their surge protector plug points if you want.

Personally, I think the design is quite weird. But maybe that’s just me wanting certain things to be the way they are. I don’t want a speakers cum surge protector cum USB hub cum charger all in one dice. I know, they want us to get a set of die so we can have a proper speaker system – it’s always two with that. But it’s ridiculously bulky and unnecessary.

Here’s a list of specs from the Remio HC UPS/Speakers:

* Full power protection and back up your equipment.
* Intelligent microprocessor control.
* Lightning and surge protection.
* Output short and over power protection.
* Smart battery management.
* USB/SNMP capability.
* MP3/4 charger.
* Stereo audio function.
* RF protection (CATV coaxial jacks).

It even runs on batteries too, i wonder what good would that do if you’re gonna use multiple things on it. It won’t last more than an hour? I guess my take on this Remio dice is that I am not too sure about it. I don’t know if i like it and I don’t know if i dislike it. I am kinda leaning towards dislike more than like though.

No word on the prices yet but something tells me it won’t be that cheap.

Product Page


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6/9/2007

Canon TX1

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Camcorders are not usually known for taking still pictures, which was why I was quite surprise when the the Canon TX1 comes out a winner for taking still pictures with the guys at Gizmodo (who obviously gave it a try). According to them, the video camera is currently the cheapest video recorder you can find in the market that gives you a great bang for your buck.

The picture taking mode for the Canon TX1 is likened to the quality of a 7Megapixel ultra-compact cameras. In my opinion, that’s pretty good as it is. I only use a 6.3MP Fujifilm’s Finepix for my food blog. I may need to do some tweaking after but it’s all good.

So, since the Canon TX1 has better photo camera functionality that most others camcorders, it is still not advised for the sole purpose of photo taking. This camcorder is just an all rounder as it gives good quality HD recording while it allows you to take stills whenever you feel like it. But if you want some serious picture taking gadget, it’s better to invest in a Canon D40 or D200.


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5/1/2007

Portable Motion Speakers

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Wave if you want vision and sound. This speakers hail from the land of the rising sun, yea Japan. It’s particularly useful if you have it in your bedroom or workstation as you jsut need to wave your hands upwards and/or downwards for the volume.

It also comes with an FM station so if you’re bored u can tune in to your favorite station. Of course, this mini thing may be the rave because of it’s novel, don’t expect a sub woofer standard when you wave your hands up, up, up…each speakers are only 0.7W. It comes in two colors, black and white and can be run with AA batteries. You can also plug it to your main sound system too if you want but I don’t knwo why you would want to do that. Use it with your laptop, Apple iPod, DVD players as well as other MP3 players.

For $100, it’s quite worth it. Check out their Product Page.

Source: Gizmodo


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4/5/2007

Apple Cinema Display takes a price cut!

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Apple 30 inch Cinema Display

The 30inch Apple Cinema Display is going for cheap(er) with a price cut of $200 bucks. So it now sells for $1799 instead of $1999. It’s still expensive in my opinion. But they are having other cuts too on other slightly smaller displays. The 20 and 23 inch cinema displays are going for $599 and $899 respectively.

This move, the price cut and all has me wondering if they’re going to present something new soon. Like maybe a LCD monitor that can play TV and tell you what’s for dinner and pay your bills :P

Anyway, this deal is pretty good, esp on the 20 and 23 inch ones. If you want to double up your screen, now’s definitely the time to buy them. You can go to their APPLE STORE to order one now.

Source: Engadget

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3/21/2007

Toshiba’s HD DVD Players cut prices

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Toshiba HD-XA2

A spoof made by the people are Gizmodo on how Sony said their Blu-ray players are going to take over the world in 3 years made me laugh. However, Sony’s world domination message has certainly striked a cord somewhere with the Toshiba because they are cutting their HD DVD prices down down down. The HD-XA2, the HD-A20, and the HD-A2 is now priced at $799, $499, and $399, respectively…that’s at least a $200 bucks cut each.

I guess now the best time to buy them. However, the prices is said to start only in April so hold your horses first because this COULD be a hoax or it could be a wonderful news to those who is eyeing to buy one *nods*

Source: Gizmodo


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