Apr 082014
 

Avegant Glymph - The Mobile Personal Theater
The Avegant Glyph is a cool piece of gadgetry design to change the way you consume media while on the go. The device is a mobile personal theater which connects to tablets, smartphone and laptops via HDMI cable and plays video, audio content and even video games to the user. The Avegant Glyph features a brand new technology called Virtual Retinal Display which “projects images directly onto your retina, creating sharp, stark images unlike anything you’ve seen before.” One of the coolest features of the Avegant Glyph is the that it can be used as a personal movie theater or, if the situation requires, can be used just as any regular pair of headphones, increasing the usability of the device as it can be used on daily basis not only at home.

$499 | BUY NOW
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Mar 182014
 

Roku Streaming Stick Or How To Stream The Web To Your TV
The Roku Steaming Stick was designed to offer the same goodies as the Google Chromecast and even more. If Google’s smart stick limits wireless content streaming to whatever Google Chrome can run, the Roku gadget turns your TV into a streaming mean machine and allows you to access over 1,000 TV channels, Netflix, Youtube and over 31,000 movies (new content added constantly). You can even stream Netflix and Youtube content straight from your smartphone or tablet via dedicated apps.

ALSO READ: Roku 3 HD Streaming Box and Airtame – Wireless HDMI Connection Between Devices

The gadget streams your content in full HD mode via an existing Wi-Fi network, has a slick design (the stick or the USB charging cable will not be visible from the back of your TV) and comes with a remote controller designed to allow you full control of the device.
Available for pre-order with delivery schedule for the second part of April 2014.

$49.99 | BUY NOW

 

Jan 202014
 

Sony HDR-MV1- The High-Quality Audio Pocket Video Recorder
With the smartphone explosion in the past years, many thought camcorders will have the same fate as compact digital cameras – forgotten it the bottom of a drawer, seeing their bigger brother (read DSLR) being the star of all important events and their younger sibling (read Smartphones) being the day to day photo and video companion.

Well, things are somehow headed that way, but a new current of niche-designed camcorders is flooding the market to replace the generic, old, family video recorders. Think about the new breed of action cameras

ALSO CHECK Canon VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder and Samsung HMX-W300 – Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof Pocket Digital Camcorder

With this new mentality, Sony introduces the HDR-MV1 to the markets. The Sony camcorder is designed with all the bells and whistles of a modern camcorder and, as it is targeting musicians and niches where audio quality is important (even more important than the actual video recording), it sports an 120-degree X-Y stereo microphones capable of recording in uncompressed linear PCM (48kHz / 16-bit) or compressed using the AAC codec. As an extra, you also get the possibility to connect external microphones or musical instruments to improve the sound quality of your recording.

The Sony HDR-MV1 features a 16mp Exmor R CMOS image sensor, wide-angle 120° Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) recording at 30 fps, built-in WI-FI connectivity with one touch NFC pairing with tablets and smartphones for fast data transfers, micro-HDMI output, multi terminal USB port for charging and data transfers and a 2.7″ LCD screen which allows watching the recordings and adjust various recording settings.

$298 | BUY NOW
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Dec 132013
 

Airtame - Wireless HDMI Connection Between Devices
Remember Google Chromecast? The Chromecast is an amazing gadget – it allows you to wirelessly transfer a Google Chrome tab to a TV screen allowing you to watch Youtube clips, browse website and even play browser games on your TV set. While all this is amazing, the Chromecast has a limitation – it can only transfer a Chrome tab to the TV screen – no Firefox tabs, no local movie watching, no local pictures slideshows … you get the point.

Enter Airtame – Airtame is designed to use a regular WiFi connection to make a link between your computer (works on Windows, Mac, Linux, desktops and laptops) and any other screen (including TV sets and PC screens). Simply hook up the Airtame into the HDMI port of any screen, turn on your laptop and choose to share or extend your desktop on the newly added screen. That’s it! As simple as it can get – also check the Sony FMP-X1 – The 4K Ultra HD Media Player and the Roku 3 HD Streaming Box for two other ways to stream content to your TV set.

The Airtame is in project stage at Indiegogo and you can secure one for an early bird price of $89 (delivery set for May 2014).

$89 | BUY NOW
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Dec 062013
 

32 Dell UltraHD Monitor Delivers 4X Full HD Resolution To PC Screens

Dell enters the UHD (Ultra HD) PC screen market with two 4K monitor models – 24″ and 32″. The monitors are targeted to graphic designers doing graphics-intensive work, photographers, gamers, video editors and anyone else who needs impressive resolutions and ridiculously big screen estates for the daily activities – also check the Razer Blade Pro and the Razer Blade gaming laptops we featured earlier.

Here are some technical specs of the Dell UHD screens:

  • Available sizes: 24″ (model number UP2414Q) and 32″ (model number UP3214Q)
  • 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30Hz and 60Hz
  • 140 PPI (pixel per inch)
  • Backlight Technology: LED
  • Wide screen 16:9 ratio
  • 1000: 1 (typical), 2 Million:1 (Max) (Dynamic Contrast Ratio)
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2 (typical)
  • Height-adjustable stand, tilt, swivel and built in cable-management
  • Connectivity: 1 HDMI connector, 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort (version 1.2a), 4 USB 3.0 ports – Downstream (4 at the back, 1 with battery charging), 1 USB 3.0 port – Upstream, 1 Media Card Reader

So what’s your take about the UHD PC screens? Is the market ready for them? What other advantages you find them other than their obvious coolness? Let me know your thoughts in the comments …

$1,400-$3,500 | BUY NOW
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Oct 232013
 

Sony HMZ-T3W Wearable 3D HDTV

Sony HMZ-T3W is a head-mounted wearable HDTV with dual OLED 2D/3D displays that simulate watching a 750-inch screen from 65-feet away (that’s around 20 meters away). The headset plugs into a small box which connects to your smartphone, tablet, laptop or even a gaming console like Playstation or XBox via MHL or micro HDMI, features 7.1 surround sound system, a rechargeable battery with 3 hours of play time in wireless mode or 7 hours play time in HDMI mode is available for pre-order with delivery scheduled for November 2013.

$999 | BUY NOW
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Aug 272013
 

Razer Blade - The Ultimate Gaming Ultrabook

The Razer Blade is the younger brother of the Razer Blade Pro we featured earlier.

Razer’s new ultrabook model features an impressive set of specs packed in what they call “The World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop“. Let’s dive into it and have a closer look at this gaming mean machine:

  • 4th generation (Haswell) Intel® Core™ i7-4702HQ Quad Core running at 2.2GHz (3.2GHz in Turbo mode)
  • 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics
  • 14″ 16:9 ratio screen with 1600x900px resolution
  • 8GB DDR3L RAM running @ 1,600 Mhz
  • Three storage versions: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB SSD
  • 70Wh rechargeable Li-Io battery with compact power adapter
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Backlit anti-ghosting keyboard
  • Three USB3 ports
  • HDMI 1.4a

Regarding the overall performance, Forbes.com notes the following FPS results based on testing four resource-hog games:

  • Sleeping Dogs:
    • 1600×900 (laptop screen output) = 42FPS (High Quality, Normal Anti-Aliasing)
    • 1920×1080 (on an external monitor via HDMI) = 31FPS
  • GRID 2:
    • 1600×900 (laptop screen output) = 32FPS (Ultra Quality, 8xMSAA)
    • 1920×1080 (on an external monitor via HDMI) = 26FPS
  • BioShock Infinite:
    • 1600×900 (laptop screen output) = 52FPS (Very High Quality)
    • 1920×1080 (on an external monitor via HDMI) = 39FPS
  • Metro Last Light:
    • 1600×900 (laptop screen output) = 30FPS (Very High Quality, 4xAF, Normal Tessellation)
    • 1920×1080 (on an external monitor via HDMI) = 24FPS
  • Crysis 3:
    • 1600×900 (laptop screen output) = 39FPS (High Quality Settings)

Let’s hear you in the comments… Would you shred $2,000 on a gaming laptop or would you go for a dedicated desktop? What’s your take on the Razer Blade 14″ Unltrabook?

$1,999 | BUY NOW

 

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