Seiko to Launch First Watch Featuring Active-Matrix E Ink Display

April 4th, 2010 |

seiko-to-launch-first-watch-featuring-active-matrix-e-ink-displaySeiko has announced a new EPD Watch that has an Active-Matrix E Ink display. It’s the world’s first phone with such a display (there are already some with segmented E Ink “Surf” displays).

The display has 80,000 pixels (300dpi) and 4 gray levels. The watch can display the time, date and a world-clock option with a nice photo of the earth.

We don’t have pricing details or release date, but we did found a nice video over at YouTube showing Seiko’s new watch collection — www.e-ink-info.com Read More »

Itoos PMP to Support 1280p

April 4th, 2010 |

itoos-pmp-to-support-1280pItoos seems to be ready to bring another new portable media player M8HDP to the market. Presently almost every single PMP from Chinese manufactures are allegedly 720p or 1080p HD support, but this one is ahead of them, claims a higher standard ,1280p support.

It gets a 5 inches 800*480, comes with numerous codecs, including H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, and is compatible to RM/RMVB, MKV, MOV, TS, AVI, MPG, M2TS, M4V, PMP, MP4, 3GP, VOB, DAT video formats, giving you ultimate convenience to enjoy your videos.

The USB OTG is also equipped, but it’s sad and very sad that such a PMP that comes such high resolution support is lacking of a HDMI port. Read More »

Teddybear Robot Expresses Emotions, Responds to Reactions

April 4th, 2010 |

teddybear-robot-expresses-emotions-responds-to-reactionsJapanese researchers have developed a cuddly teddybear robot designed to comfort the elderly and delight children by reading facial expressions and actions and responding to them.

The fluffy invention by Fujitsu is still being worked on, but the electronics giant rolled out the as-yet-unnamed prototype for an early glimpse at an exhibition near Tokyo this week.

A camera in the nose of the bear can detect human faces and actions, such as waving of hands, while sensors inside its head and limbs can detect human touches and caresses.

The bear can respond with more than 300 actions of its own, from giggling and laughing to waving its paws and taking a nap — and even snoring. Read More »

UMAZONe K3 – Meet the In-Car Video Recorder from Hanwha Japan

April 4th, 2010 |

umazone-k3-e28093-meet-the-in-car-video-recorder-from-hanwha-japanHanwha Japan released today the in-car video recorder, the UMAZONe K3. Once mounted on the windscreen of your car, this device is capable of recording up to 2 hrs of video on a 2GB of micro SD card in MPEG4 (AVI) format with VGA resolution (640 x480) @20 fps.

It is equipped with Color CMOS sensor, G-sensor as well as a built-in microphone allowing voice recording as well.

Available as of today for 14, 800 yen only in web shops. — akihabaranews.com Read More »

Heart Rate Device that Talks and Allows Listening to the Music

April 4th, 2010 |

heart-rate-device-that-talks-and-allows-listening-to-the-musicNow this is rather snazzy - a Talking Heart Rate MP3 player which will actually speak out your pulse readings, so you won’t need to glance at it while you are busy and immersed in your workout.

The ECG heart rate reading and warning will be spoken out in a clear and concise manner, alerting you whenever you go above or fall below the target zone - this happens at intervals of between one to five minutes.

Apart from that, there is a chest strap which will measure your pulse rate continuously, sending wireless readings to a receiver that averages the size of a cellphone. Read More »

Motorola XT800 Running Android 2.0 to be Available in South Korea

April 4th, 2010 |

motorola-xt800-running-android-20-to-be-available-in-south-koreaMotorola is getting ready to launch its second Android phone for the South Korean market, the Motorola Titanium.

The Titanium is actually the Moto XT800 (pictured below), which is already available in China.

There will be two versions of the Motorola Titanium in Korea: the XT800C (a 2G CDMA handset) and the XT800W (which also has UMTS).

Reportedly, the Motorola Titanium will be available via SK Telecom. Read More »

Solar Pebble – Eco-friendly Lamp to Be Used in Africa

April 4th, 2010 |

solar-pebble-e28093-eco-friendly-lamp-to-be-used-in-africaThe Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift.

The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel.

It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging. Read More »

Charge Your Gizmos with Universal Portable Battery Charger

April 4th, 2010 |

charge-your-gizmos-with-universal-portable-battery-chargerYeah another rechargeable, go-anywhere, rechargeable battery thing with 972 different tips.

Well look again, this Universal Portable Battery Charger (CVPP-S18) is about the size of a DVD case and has a 20,000mAh rechargeable battery and can provide power at 5/12/16 and 19 Volts up to a maximum of 74W so it should be fine for anything except high-powered laptops.

It come with 8 laptop and 5 cellphone charging tips and has built-in overload and short-circuit protection.

The power supply is user adjustable too, so you can be assured you’re sending your gizmos the correct voltage. It can be recharged in 6 hours and depending on your laptop, it’ll provide an extra 2- 4 hours of runtime. The best bit, as usual, is the price, ~US$99. Read More »

iLet HAL to Hit the Market

March 25th, 2010 |

ilet-hal-to-hit-the-marketOne friendly commenter gave us a heads up on Haleron a while back, making me doubt if they are legit or not. Well, it seems we can put that aside for now since their latest wonder, the iLet HAL, is starting to hit the road. Here’s a bit of a refresher on the device.

iLet Mini HAL

• 7″ 800 x 480 touchscreen
• 600MHz VIA
• 128MB RAM
• 2GB flash, upgradable to 32GB
• Android OS
• 802.11b/g WiFi, LAN, 3G USB dongle (optional)
• 2 x USB, headphone and mic jacks, SD card slot (up to 32GB supported), internal speakers
• 16 hours battery life
• Colors: Black, White Read More »

Info on the Battery Life of Sony’s Active Shutter 3D Glasses Revealed

March 25th, 2010 |

info-on-the-battery-life-of-sonys-active-shutter-3d-glasses-revealedOne of the most important aspects of the upcoming 3D home theater experience is the active shutter glasses that you must wear to enjoy the experience.

Active shutter technology is far different than the plastic polarized glasses one may have used at a movie theater – click here to learn more.

Sony Japan recently gave us an idea about how much this necessary accessory would cost, but we were still unsure about a very important fact: battery life.

Sony expects the battery life for the TDG-BR100 and TDG-BR50 active shutter 3D glasses to be 100 hours of use.

The glasses are only in use when they receive the 3D sync signal from the TV, otherwise they go into standby mode with no drain on the battery. Read More »