Casio unveiled another collaborative timepiece model, this time bearing the style of Nigel Sylvester, a pro BMX street rider who has joined as a new G-Shock team rider.
The new GD100NS-7 model features stark white band with a contrasting black face and Nigel Sylvester signature emblazoned in red. It comes with the standard for the G-Shock watches toughness and durability, offering 200M water resistant and additional features like auto LED (super illuminator) with flash alert, 48-City World Time, 5 independent alarms , 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, 7 year battery and 12/24 Hour formats.
The Nigel Sylvester Signature G-Shock model will go on sale this August for $110.
The famous sport equipment company Oakley has announced a special edition passive 3D glasses to commemorate the debut of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” film, which features film-inspired art and allowing you to use them for 3D entertainment in the home and the cinema.
Based on the Oakley’s 3D GASCAN model, the glasses have Three-Point Fit, lightweight O Matter frame with different color icon on each side – AUTOBOT SHIELD icon on the one side, while the other carries the emblem of the DECEPTICON shield icon. They are equipped with “optically correct”3D lenses which eliminate glare and reflections, and offering truer alignment of 3D images with an “uncompromising degree of color fidelity.
This limited edition 3D glasses comes with a Microclear bag for protection and lens cleaning, and will also be available at other Oakley Stores as well as Oakley.com, Amazon.com, Sunglasshut.com and Zappos.com. The price is quite juicy – $150!
Logitech has announced the successor of its popular and best-selling gaming mouse, the MX518. The new model, dubbed Optical Gaming Mouse G400 incorporates everything that was right with the MX518 and “make it even better.”
Logitech were very careful not to mess with the shape, tracking consistency, button layout, or “legendary durability.” The main upgrade for the new gaming rodent is a higher-resolution 3600 DPI optical sensor (1800 dpi for the MX518), allowing for high-speed turns without wide hand sweeps, while you still get the same tracking consistency (<0.5% cursor to hand movement variance at up to 140 IPS, depending on surface). Logitech also has increased the report rate from 125 to 1000, as fast as USB can go, which means that all movement and button clicks are interpreted by the computer as close to real-time as is possible, so there’s never any lag between your hand movements and what you’re seeing on the screen.
The USB cable also has been changed, it is now thinner and 25% lighter, to help you move the mouse more easily. The G400 still offers adjustable on the fly DPI levels (400, 800, 1800, and now 3600 DPI), 8 programmable buttons that can withstand 10 million clicks, and low-friction, polytetrafluoroethylene feet for smoother movement. The mouse is compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software used to program the G-Series keyboards and the Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard, which offers drag and drop interface, automatic game detection, macro, and scripting capabilities, includes profiles for 210 games, as well as allowing you to create new profiles for new games that aren’t on the software’s list.
The Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 is expected to become available in the U.S.beginning June 19 and in the rest of the world beginning in mid-July, priced at $49.99.
Creative Technology extends its webcam offering with a new HD, Skype-certified model which promising brilliant high-definition video calls, even on slower PC, thanks to its onboard H.264 video encoding processor that reduces the need to utilize all of your CPU power.
The new web camera can take 12megapixel stills and is capable of video capturing of up to HD 720p/22fps with H.264 and up to Full HD 1080p/30fps with MJPEG. It is equipped with auto-focus lens, quad mic array which are “precisely spaced” across the nine-inch flat-panel surface of the camera and are coupled with Creative’s noise-canceling technology for crystal-clear voice quality.
The Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD comes with bundled Live! Central 3 software suite which offers advanced video and audio effects, avatar creation, movie creation, desktop sharing features and surveillance capabilities.
If you want it, can be yours for $129.
Altec Lansing has unveiled the next generation of its MIX digital boombox for the iPod and iPhone. The new iMT810 model features updated chrome styling with brushed aluminum accents and grips, along with blue LCD display and promising “thunderous bass” with its huge 5.25” side-firing subwoofer and 5.25” tuned passive radiator pump further enhanced with XdB technology for an “extra heavy punch.”
Altec Lansing MIX BoomBox IMT810 packs specially engineered horn-loaded tweeters and mid-range drivers, and a digital 7-band graphic equalizer with multiple EQ modes. It also has an integrated FM radio tuner and a couple of 3.5mm auxiliary input jacks for hooking up other music devices, in addition to Apple’s iPhone and iPod which also can be charged whenever docked. The system is now iPhone 4 certified and automatically pauses music when a call is received on the docked iPhone.
MIX BoomBox IMT810 can keep the party jumping up to 30 hours with eight D-cell batteries and also comes with a handy carabineer style, clip-on remote control. It is now available for $299.95 MSRP.
A huge, 27-inch multi-touch desktop display was unveiled today by the company Perceptive Pixel at Display Week 2011, which is claimed to be the world’s first professional high resolution, optically-bonded, multi-touch desktop display with such form factor.
The 27-inch giant has an optically bonded, IPS LED backlight, multi-touch display with 2560×1440 resolution, utilizing projected capacitive technology, which offers 178° horizontal/178° vertical viewing angles, brightness (typical) of 400 cd/m², contrast ratio of 1000:1 and not bad for such display, a 6.5 ms response time.
From the company has explained that a multi-touch display at this scale and fidelity was previously technically impossible and the biggest (in diagonal) display that industry has been able to achieve is 24″+, due to several reasons, including the restrictions of the projected capacitive technology, electrostatic interference from the LCD panel, distance between the sensor glass and display, low visual quality and so on.
This breakthrough from Perceptive Pixel has been achieved by optically bonding the sensor glass to the display, which according them completely solving the parallax issue and resulting in “gorgeous optics”, while achieving an even better touch performance and an industry-shattering response time of under 1 millisecond.
“Our new 27″ display is the first product to employ ourpatented projected capacitive (Pro-Cap) controller technology. It’s a game-changer for the industry,” says Han.”With our partners, we will fundamentally transform the way we work with computers. This new technology is a critical part of Perceptive Pixel’s growth strategy, and it opens up tremendous opportunities for the display industry at large.”
Patented PPI Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive Controller
- True full-field multi-touch sensing with unlimited number of simultaneous touches and palm/forearm/object recognition
- True zero-force sensitivity
- High SNR (signal-to-noise); passes the “back of the fingernail” test
- Operable with bare fingers, latex/vinyl/nitrile gloves, fingernails
- Perfect edge uniformity
- Fast constant 120Hz sample rate
- Ultra-low latency (under 1ms)
- Huge interaction workspace, spaciously accommodating both of the user’s hands
- Ergonomic flush-front bezel with oversized palm-rest border
- Innovative overscan sensing area
- Interaction surface is a thermally managed, chemically strengthened glass with anti-friction coating
- A variety of ergonomic articulating mounts offered
The newest member in the Casio’s triple sensor timepiece portfolio is called ProTrek PRW5000Y-1. Designed for outdoor and sports enthusiasts, the new Protrek watch uses the same technology found in the company’s Pathfinder line and is equipped an altimeter, barometer and thermometer.
Along with the Tough Solar Power technology, the model has Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping that automatically synchronizes with Coordinated Universal Time broadcast and contains an analog/digital timekeeping format with a unique second hand that acts as a compass needle and altitude & barometric pressure differential pointer. The LCD display show vital outdoor data, such as direction, altitude, barometric pressure and temperature, while hour and minute hands are specially designed with cut-outs for greater visibility of the dial underneath.
The PRW5000Y-1 has a resin band with an electric blue dial and blue IP stainless steel bezel, Mineral glass, large textured buttons for easy operation and offers usual durability and water, temperature and shock resistance.
Casio’s ProTrek PRW5000Y-1 is available for a MSRP of $480.00
Mach Xtreme Technology today announced its newest SSD series which is based on the SandForce SF1222 controller. The new drives, called MX-MDS come in 1.8-inch form factor, have a micro-SATA interface and is aimed to be used in mobile devices.
The MX-MDS drives deliver speeds of up to 285 MB/s read and 275 MB/s write along with maximum of 30,000 IOPS, 1.5 million hours MTBF and low power consumption (stand-by 0.5W / active up to 2.0W) . The drives are also equipped with intelligent block management and wear-leveling technologies, they weight only 36 grams and are available in 40GB, 60GB and 90GB capacities, shipping April.
Dolby Laboratories has launched its new 3D glasses, designed to be used repeatedly and to provide more comfortable fit for cinemagoers and delivering cost savings to exhibitors.
The new passive glasses which you may be will use in the movie theaters feature a new nylon frame, more robust mechanical design and 3M’s new multilayer optical film lenses which are scratch resistant, include an antireflective coating and greatly reduces the weight of the glasses.The new frame features wide side temples and a shelf along the top edge of the frames, which help prevent extraneous light from entering the glasses, reducing internal lens reflections. The new glasses are available at a list price of $12.00 or lower when purchased with a Dolby 3D bundle.
If you’re from these audiophiles who live for music, you probably choose only top-notch headphones models. So here is another option from Westone Laboratories, which they claim is the world’s first four driver balanced armature universal fit earphone, designed specifically for the serious audiophile and music enthusiast.
The Westone 4 earphones boast four balanced armature drivers with a passive three-way crossover for “breathtaking clarity and realism.” They offer 118 dB SPL/mW sensitivity, frequency response of 10 Hz -18 kHz and impedance of 31 ohms. The Earphones also features Westone’s True-Fit technology to provides superior ergonomics and comfort, and durable EPIC Cable (Earphone Precision Interconnect Cable) which guards against microphonics.
Westone Laboratories will release these quad-driver earphones in the first quarter of 2011 for $449.