Laser Pico Projector from Microvision

How about a portable projector for your iphone???  From $549 to $999…Buy today…Ships on March 24th, 2010…http://www.microvision.com/showwx/how_to_buy.html

It’s here. The world’s first laser pico projector.

Amplify yourself with the SHOWWX laser pico projector. The SHOWWX projects big,
bright, and colorful images that are always in focus, yet it is small enough to fit
in your pocket.

Connect the SHOWWX to a video output-capable device to spontaneously share
photos and videos, presentations and more, for a big screen experience.

Features:

  • Always in focus: you never, ever have to adjust focus
  • Sharp and clear images on any surface from 6 inches or less to 200 inches or more
  • Rich and vivid laser colors amplify your photos, videos and presentations
  • Wide projection angle delivers a big image (1:1 throw ratio)
  • High resolution (WVGA 848×480) brings out every detail
  • Widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio enables you to experience content
    the way it was meant to be
  • Sleek contours feel great in your hand; slim enough to put in your pocket
  • Plug-n-play compatibility enables quick and easy operation with your device
  • Movie-capable battery that lasts 90-120 minutes on a single charge

User Buttons

User Buttons

Battery and power

  • User replaceable battery
  • Approximately 90-120 minutes of battery life when fully charged 2
  • Charges via Micro-USB with wall charger

in the box

  • SHOWWX laser pico projector
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Wall charger
  • Cable for iPod
  • Composite adapter
  • Storage pouch
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • User guide

Display performance

Display Performance

  • Resolution: WVGA (848 x 480)
  • Brightness: 10 Lumens
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (nominal)
  • Color Gamut: > 200% NTSC
  • Contrast Ratio: > 5,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1:1 (projection distance/image diagonal)
  • Image size: 150 mm to 2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
  • Projection Distance: 150 mm to
    2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
  • Focus: No user focus adjustment needed. Image is always in focus, even on curved surfaces
  • Regulatory: Class 2 laser product.1

Size and weight

Size

  • Height: 14 mm (.55 in)
  • Width: 60 mm (2.36 in)
  • Length: 118 mm (4.64 in)
  • Weight (with battery): 122 g
    (4.3 oz)

Connectivity and audio

SHOWWX and iPod touch

  • Easy and simple plug and play
  • Connects to most iPod devices with a single cable
  • Composite adapter to other TV-out devices via a dedicated adapter cable
  • VGA dock to most laptops, netbooks and Macbook via the VGA DOCK (sold separately)
  • 3.5mm stereo jack – audio pass through when supplied

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Apple IPAD Release Date

Coming soon:

The Apple iPAD(Giant iPhone) will start taking pre-orders on March 12th 2010…..and seems like it will be ready on April 3rd 2010 from the source itself….http://www.apple.com/ipad

I still think $499 is a bit steep…..but for those that want to stay with the latest trend…here you have it! 😛

Safari

The large Multi-Touch screen on iPad lets you see web pages as they were meant to be seen — one page at a time. With vibrant color and sharp text. So whether you’re looking at a page in portrait or landscape, you can see everything at a size that’s actually readable. And with iPad, navigating the web has never been easier or more intuitive. Because you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Scroll through a page just by flicking your finger up or down on the screen. Or pinch to zoom in or out on a photo. There’s also a thumbnail view that shows all your open pages in a grid, to let you quickly move from one page to the next.

Mail

See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view showing both an opened email and the messages in your inbox. To see the opened email by itself, turn iPad to portrait, and the email automatically rotates and fills the screen. No matter which orientation you use, you can scroll through your mail, compose a new email using the large, onscreen keyboard, or delete messages with nothing more than a tap and a flick. If someone emails you a photo, you can see it right in the message. You can also save the photos in an email directly to the built-in Photos app. And iPad works with all the most popular email providers, including MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL.

Photos

With its crisp, vibrant display and unique software features, iPad is an extraordinary way to enjoy and share your photos. For example, the Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack. Just tap the stack, and the whole album opens up. From there, you can flip through your pictures, zoom in or out, or watch a slideshow. You can even use your iPad as a beautiful digital photo frame while it’s docked or charging. And there are lots of ways to import photos: You can sync them from your computer, download them from an email, or import them directly from your camera using the optional Camera Connection Kit.

Video

The large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows to podcasts and music videos. Switch between widescreen and full screen with a double-tap. Because iPad is essentially one big screen, with no distracting keypad or buttons, you feel completely immersed in whatever you’re watching.

YouTube

The YouTube app organizes videos so they’re easy to see and navigate. To watch one, just tap it. When you’re watching in landscape, the video automatically plays in full screen. And with its high-resolution display, iPad makes the latest HD YouTube videos look positively amazing.

iPod

With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. Browse by album, song, artist, or genre with a simple flick. To play a song, just tap it. iPad even displays album art at full size. Listen to your music with the powerful built-in speaker or with wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones.

iTunes

A tap of the iTunes icon lets you browse and buy music, TV shows, and podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly, right from your iPad. Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows (in both standard and high definition), along with thousands of podcasts and millions of songs. Preview songs before you buy them. Or just sync iPad with the content you already have in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC.

App Store

iPad runs almost 150,000 apps from the App Store. Everything from games to business apps and more. And new apps designed specifically for iPad are highlighted, so you can easily find the ones that take full advantage of its features. Just tap the App Store icon on the screen to browse, buy, and download apps wirelessly, right to the iPad.

iBooks

The iBooks app is a great new way to read and buy books.1Download the free app from the App Store and buy everything from classics to best sellers from the built-in iBookstore. Once you’ve bought a book, it’s displayed on your Bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading. The high-resolution, LED-backlit screen displays everything in sharp, rich color, so it’s easy to read, even in low light.

Maps

Finding your way is a completely new experience on iPad. Tap to view maps from above with high-resolution satellite imagery, up close with street view, or with topography in a new terrain view — all using Google Services. Search for a nearby restaurant or landmark, then get directions from your current location.

Notes

With its expansive display and large, onscreen keyboard, iPad makes jotting down notes easy. In landscape view, you see not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes. iPad even circles the current note in red, so you can see where you are at a glance.

Calendar

iPad makes it easy to stay on schedule by displaying day, week, month, or list views of your calendar. You can see an overview of a whole month or the details of a single day. iPad even shows multiple calendars at once, so you can manage work and family schedules at the same time.

Contacts

The Contacts app on iPad makes finding names, numbers, and other important information quicker and easier than ever before. A new view lets you see both your complete contacts list and a single contact simultaneously. Need directions? Tap an address inside a contact and iPad automatically opens Maps.

Home Screen

The Home screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad. You can customize your Home screen by adding your favorite apps and websites or using your own photos as the background. And you can move apps around to arrange them in any order you want.

Spotlight Search

Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad and all of its built-in apps, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes. It even searches apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store. So no matter what you’re looking for, it’s never more than a few taps away.

Accessibility

iPad comes with a screen reader, support for playback of closed-captioned content, and other innovative universal access features — right out of the box. There’s no additional software to buy or install. These features make iPad easier to use for people who have a vision impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a physical or learning disability.

Source of Features: Apple.com

Flashlight Hidden Camcorder with Nightvision

Camcorder Records Audio, Video, and Snapshots Even in Complete Darkness

  • 8 Ft Nightvision Range for Video, Snapshots, or Audio Only in Complete Darkness
  • 640 x 480 @ 30 FPS Full Screen High Resolution Video
  • Looks and Functions as an Ordinary Flashlight
  • 5 Hour Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • 8 GB Micro SD Support for Over 20 Hours Recorded Video
  • Records Audio and Color Video

8 Foot Nightvision Range Allows for Clear Recording Day or Night
With this hidden camcorder that looks and acts like a regular LED flashlight, you can use it as just that, and record at the same time. With the built-in nightvision, you can record crystal clear footage and take pictures without anyone knowing exactly what you’re doing. This is great tool for bouncers or security guards working in dark bars or clubs for when they check IDs. Also great for regular surveillance hoping to protect themselves, throw the Flashlight Camcorder in your car or pocket and be prepared for any break down or nighttime excursion.

A Covert Surveillance System Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket
for Portable Evidence Capture

A Must-Have to Keep in Your Car–Be Prepared for Any Situation
In case of an accident you need to take photos and maybe even signal for help if you are in a remote location. This is where the Flashlight Hidden Camcorder comes to the rescue. You can take high quality photos and video for insurance purposes, and with the nightvision, even get clear footage in total darkness. Since this is also a LED flashlight, you can use it to signal other drivers for help in case you get stuck. With the nightvision flashlight, you can also use it to check up on your property to make sure no one is sneaking around, and if someone is, then you can catch them in the act and have all the proof you need to go to the police.

Uses:

  • Bouncers who need to scan a persons ID or face at the door
  • Security guards when checking belongings at access points
  • Store in your car in case of break down
  • Monitor your property at night
  • Evidence gathering
  • See into tight, dark areas–perfect for plumbers, construction, or homeowners

Features:

  • 8 Foot Nightvision Range
  • Full Screen Video – 640 x 480 @ 30 FPS – Photo Format 1600 x 1200
  • Use as Ordinary Flashlight
  • 5 Hour Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • 8 GB micro SD Support for Over 20 Hours Recorded Video
  • Records Audio and Color Video
  • 8 LED Array Provides Excellent Light
  • Light Weight
  • Portable
  • Double as a Nightvision Enabled Webcam

Specifications:

Camera

  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera
  • Upgrade up to a 32 GB micro SD card
  • JPEG Snapshots
  • 2.8 mm Lens
  • Imaging Sensor :Color CMOS Sensor
  • Active Pixel Array: 300K pixels 30 F/S
  • Sensor Resolution :VGA 640 x 480
  • Horizontal View Angle: 70
  • Gain Control Automatic
  • White Balance Automatic
  • Nightvision
  • Digital Video Recorder
  • Video Compression system:MJPEG
  • Record File Format :AVI
  • memory :2GB TF card memory
  • Storage Media :TF Card, Supports Up to 8GB
  • photo format:JPG
  • Recording Time(without led working) :5hours
  • Recording Time(with led working at the same time):2-3hours
  • Recording Rate :Maximum Image Transfer Rate 30 fps

Audio:

  • Audio Input Built-In Microphone
  • Audio Engine Single Channel 16-bit ADC,Gain:35.25dB
  • Battery Charger
  • Charging Input Voltage Adaptor: 5v,500mA
  • built-in lithium lion battery :800mah
  • Full Charge time:3hours
  • Power consumption: Below 150mah
  • Operating Temperature :-10 to 35C
  • Operating Humidity 20-95% (Non-Condensation)
  • Weight:520 grams
  • Dimensions:22.5×109.5MM
  • USB cable:Yes
  • Approval FCC, CE, RoHS

Includes:

  • 1 Flash DVR LED
  • 1 Instruction Booklet
  • 1 Software Disc
  • 1 USB Cord
  • 1 Wall Adapter
  • 1 2GB SD Card
  • 1 Wrist Strap

Sold for $149.95(http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/hidden-camcorder-flashlight.html)

Kalkhoff’s pedal-assist electric bicycle

Europeans have been cruising around on Kalkhoff e-bikes for millenniums now, but ye old Americans have been forced to either walk, pedal similar two-wheeled machines with our own energy, or fire up the HEMI-based Charger while throwing a finger up at Ma Earth. Thankfully, Portland’s own Greenlight Bikes is doing what no one else would: importing these beauts for enjoyment here on US soil. What’s most interesting is that the company’s range of pedal-assist electric bicycles (or pedelecs, for those “in the know”) don’t look much different than the Schwinn Windwood Cruiser that your dad still uses to fetch the mail with, but believe it or not, an electric motor is included in order to “supplement the power a rider applies to the pedals, providing a smooth, predictable boost.” Too bad that extra oomph won’t be yours without spending between $2,499 and $3,399.

Source: Endgadget

Symbian 4 Makes Video Debut

Maybe it’s the lack of a banging soundtrack, but we’re finding ourselves somewhat underwhelmed by these first video appearances by the highly anticipated Symbian^4 user interface. What we’re shown is a now familiar layout for touchscreen devices, with a trio of home screens that can be customized with widgets and live information trinkets such as a clock and a weather app. It is, as promised, very touch-centric, but it is by no means revolutionary. Both videos are titled as mere “first glimpse” offerings, however, so the eternal optimist in us likes to believe that there’ll be plenty more to get excited about as we move closer to that early 2011 launch.

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Source: Engadget.com

Samsung now has Skype on new LED HDTVs

Panasonic and LG won’t be the only ones with Skype-enabled HDTVs, though we peeped it in the specs earlier, Samsung has officially announced its new 7000 and 8000 series televisions will also include access. Accessible through the embedded Samsung Apps service, it appears it will work with the new HD video processing webcams just like the others, so users can log in to or create an account with the remote then make video or voice calls away from the PC. We heard at CES those cameras could run as high as $200, check out the CES 2010 demo from Panasonic to see if couch videoconferencing is worth the additional expense.

Source: Engadget

Blackberry Bold Knockoff – The Blueberry 9500

You see, this isn’t our first run-in with BlueBerry. Nay — this is a firm that has shadowed Waterloo’s moves for some time, so when it came time for the real thing to make the transition from trackballs to optical pads, the Shenzhen doppelganger naturally had to follow suit. The result is this here BlueBerry 9500, a device that looks more like a Bold 9500 grafted to a Nokia E72 than it does a Bold 9700 — but hey, for folks torn between their Finnish and Canadian loyalties, this might be the perfect solution. The impressive spec sheet includes a TV tuner (complete with 9-inch retractable antenna), dual SIM support, and WiFi, and — most importantly — the optical pad is said to be “decent.” Check out the gallery for a couple more shots — just don’t expect any App World access with this one.

Source: Engadget

First Full HD 3D TV is now for sale stateside

Hope you’re ready to see the make believe world in a new dimension ’cause Samsung’s first Full HD 3D set is now shipping Stateside. Amazon shows a pair of 55-inch UN55C7000 TVs with 3D 240Hz motion technology in stock with a $3,299.99 price tag and free delivery. Yeah, that’s a day earlier than expected but we doubt anyone’s complaining. Remember, you’ll still have to drop another $150 or so on the shutter glasses if you ever plan to flip the switch from 2D to 3D mode; something you might want to do when actual 3D content starts to arrive.

Update: Looks like Sears is shipping now as well, including the 46-inch UN46C7000 little brother for $2,600.

Source: Amazon and Engadget

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