Archive for October, 2006
Venezuelan designer Carlo Agell has designed a completely transmogrified VW Beetle with a shape-shifting liquid metal body. Not sure how it works, but it looks like a big wheel with door shaped like VW logo. A laser gyrostabilization system specified by designer/futurist specified to keep the thing upright and to avoid accidents.
Top Gear: Richard Hammond’s road test on the classic Rover SD1, the code name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland and Austin Rover Group. This car was launched in June 1976 in lift back form, with the SOHC 2.3 L and 2.6 L sixes following a year later. The car was warmly received by the press and also received the European Car of the Year award for 1977.
The Casio PX80, the 88 keys electronic keyboard with modern twist. It comes with a USB port and SD card slot. It allows you to connect your PC via USB, using the music data management software you can copy tunes, rhythms, etc to the piano. It is made from a high quality timber and finish of a traditional piano. You memorable performances can be saved in the SD card. It can produce up to 128 sounds simultaneously which is much more that it’s predecessor. It measures 1,436×298×796mm and weighs 41 kg, will be available this coming November 17th in Japan for 126,000 Yen ($ 1075).
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Nokia first foray into GPS market, the Nokia 330. It comes with a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display, 2GB of memory (external memory card), ROUTE 66 Navigate 7 application, and European NAVTEQ map data. Nokia 330 is expected to shell out $458 when it hits Europe in Q4.
Nintendo is very popular in Japan and the Nation Western Fine Arts Musuem is taking full advantage of its popularity. At the Museum counter you can borrow a DS which comes with a special catridge preloaded with the musuem details. Each room in the museum has its own access point, once you entered the room the screen automatically displays information relevant to the room. If you see interesting painting just browse it on the DS, choose print and using Wi-Fi the picture is printed which you can collect upon leaving the musuem.
The Maxian D900, this PMP comes with lots of multimedia features. It features a 4.3-inch TFT-LCD display, a built-in DMB tuner, stereo speakers, an SD/MMC card slot, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Supported media format include MP3, OGG, FLAC, APE WMV, DivX, XviD, MPEG-2, and H.264. Pricing and availability has not been announced.
The Mpio FY800, a digital audio player comes in 1GB capacity and a slot for your SD card which support up to 2GB. It plays MP3, WMA and WMA DRM, also supports FM and Line In recording. Featuring a 128 x 64 FSTN display and connects to the host via USB 2.0. Additional, it can be use as a car reader and storage device too. It measures 77.7×37×9.85mm and weighs 35 grams and is available in Japan for only 9800 Yen ($ 85).
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Samsung unveiled MX-10 the mini-PC which measures only 55 x 265 x 299mm yet packs with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Xpress 1100 graphics, and 1GB of memory. The MX-10 goes around $1265, no words on availability. Samsung also has the AMD version of this mini-PC which called the NX-10. One more pic…
8.9mm thick Samsung SGH-D520 comes with a 2.12-inch TFT-LCD display, 1.3-megapixel camera, 80MB of internal memory, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. It measures 101 x 46 x 15.9mm and weighs 94g. Unfortunately a USB 1.1 will takes you a little long time to transfer the 25 songs. Video after the jump…
The E-Ten X500 is one of the world’s slimmest Window Mobile 5.0-powered Smartphone at 15.5mm thick. It comes with a Samsung CPU (400MHz), 2.8-inch QVGA display, 2.0-megapixel camera, 802.11b/g WLAN, Bluetooth, SiRF Star III GPS, a microSD card slot, 128MB ROM, and 64MB RAM. This X500 will be available somewhere in next month, no word on pricing.