Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30 which re-interpretes digital photo printing again.  Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30.  The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.

Both printers have a range of frame, clip-art and calendar templates that can be added on-device to images before printing. The AC adapter is built into the body of the printer so a simple power cable is all that’s required. 

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Sony Bravia TVs are getting really big. I even got one 40″ for myself at a price which can only buy me a 800:1 contrast 32″ LCD TV a few years ago. Now Sony has Bravia sound systems as big as strawberry like this 5.1 HT-IS100 Bravia Theatre Micro System.
All the bulky power paraphernalia resides in the relatively huge subwoofer, which you can hide out of sight, leaving these four tiny surround speakers and their center channel brother to take up about as much space as a fly on the wall. If that’s still too obtrusive for you, make those rear surround speaks even less noticeable with an optional wireless kit. I have heard Sony’s previous model when I was buying my 40″ or is it the same thing, I can’t remember but they sound surprisingly good.

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Sony Bravia KLV-40W400A

April 19, 2008

I just upgraded my 32″ Acer LCD TV to a 40″ Sony Bravia… using it to write this post. So big and bright in front of my face. This TV uses Bravia Engine 2; WCG-CCFL; Live Color Creation technology; 1080p24 input-ready; Digital Media Port; Bravia Sync (for Handycam camcorders); triple HDMI terminals. It has 30000:1 dynamic contrast (can we see the difference with the naked eyes?), 8ms response time (not fast enough for gamers), S-Force front surround audio, 450cd/m2 brightness, 178-degree viewing angle and of course ful Full-HD-ready. 
So what’s the big deal? Nothing much, I just like a bigger TV for watching DVD in my room, sharper image, warmth on a cold night, good to play my Wii with, and telling myself that I have to look up and down to see the entire window of this post, Wahhahaha…
oh, and the Sony logo glows when you switch it on… that’s cool.
Next target, a 60″ for my living room.

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LCD Fireplace

February 3, 2008

Its looks like an LCD TV, it warms your feet… it looks real, imagine if this thing can be transparent all over, it may just blend into the wall and look so nice…

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Dell Crystal LCD Monitor

January 7, 2008

Tempered glass, highly polished metal tripod stand, unobtrusive connections, capacitive touch controls, integrated webcam, microphone and speakers, and a 22” HD panel helped Dell Crystal take home the 2008 Best of Innovations Award at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
I can’t object. Nice…

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THix Dual LCD Watch

July 25, 2007


The THix RE series can display separate time zones on either display, or can also show the time on one, and the day and date on the other. There are also stopwatch and multiple alarm settings on each display. The watches feature a stainless steel case and back and are water resistant to about 100 feet. So… what’s so great about this watch? Nothing actually… but did you realise that it uses 2 LCD instead of one which is the norm in all digital watch?

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Carpet Alarm Clock

June 26, 2007

There’s been quite a few ingenious alarm clock concepts of late. They all have one thing in common – force you to physically get up to turn them off. The Carpet Alarm Clock is a variation to that theme. In order to turn it off, you have to get up and step on it. If you really want to make it a challenge, place it far away from your bed. Of course it wouldn’t be a clock if it didn’t have and LCD screen to indicate time too.

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Indy-Cator Shiftknobs

April 29, 2007


This universal shiftknob with LCD display is not only good for looks: it also increases driving safety and helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent by means of an adapted driving style. It fits all cars with manual transmissions up to 6 speed and is designed to work with every gearshift pattern. A light sensor adapts the brightness of the digital display to the surrounding light by means of an automatic dimming function, ensuring optimal readability at all times.
Hmmm… I thought you are not suppose to look at the gear shift knob while driving…

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Rubber ducky evolved and becomes more useful. Full bandwidth AM/FM station selection. Head rotates for ON / OFF and volume control. Fahrenheit / Celcius temperature selection with LCD display. Operates on 3 AAA batteries.

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Fire up your PC from anywhere in your home’s Wi-Fi network and wirelessly send music to your BRAVIA™ home theater system with ease. Plug the TDM-NC1 Wi-Fi client into the Digital Media Port (DMP) of your system and experience the thrill of your music in surround sound. This tiny device has a compact cube shape and features a bright, digital screen that displays the song, artist and other audio information. Huh?

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