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IO Gear Wireless USB Audio Video Kit [Video]

Check out the latest on-line commercial from IOGear.  The commercial concept is a question about your monitor shrinking in size when viewing content on-line…now you can stream from your PC to your flat screen or project from the IOGear wireless USB audio video kit.  The only thing they forgot to mention is the critical step of clean streaming content during viewing from your cable modem…ya right.

Interested, check out the latest prices from Amazon.

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USB 3.0 Webcam With Streaming 1080p

2010 will be a fun year of USB reporting and blogging with USB 3.0 just starting to break with new products.  Today we have the first USB  3.0 WebCam from Point Grey.  The webcam has the bandwidth and capability to push a full 1080p video stream without compression.

Since USB host controllers are not yet available, Point Grey has teamed with Fresco Logic to include a USB 3.0 PCI interface card.

USB 3.0 webcam

EverythingUSB brings up a good point with these new USB 3.0 devices, they will actually become cheaper than their slower, 2.0 predecessors.  The reason being:  less logic and hardware is required inside the device to do processing such as compression and decompression, USB 3.0 now simply push the data through the pipe.

The Point Grey Webcamera is slatted to display at the IDF 2009 conference in San Fransicso in a couple weeks.

Point Grey USB webcam product page [here].

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NEC Sweeeetness – 43 Curved Wide Screen

NEC uses the term of “unmatched viewing experience” for their new 43 inch curved wide screen monitor.  Lets forget about the $7,000 price tage for a moment.

curved monitor USb

It’s a seamless curved design which is the most impressive feature, and includes connectivity as a single DVI-D input, HDMI 1.3, or USB 2.0.  NEC doesn’t clearly spec if the USB connection is for the monitor or an internal hub that just gives you access points for promotional flash drives, cameras and camcorders.

Some notable features which I didn’t think about, but NEC did the convenience of reminding me are the lack of bezels of multiple monitors side-by-side, and auto extended taskbar that spreads natively across the screen.

NEC curved monitor

NEC Curved Wide Screen product page.

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Mimo USB Monitor – Now Slider Slim Sweetness

Mimo has made a fairly good name for itself with the 710 series USB monitor…a compact 7″ add-on monitor.  Well, these guys have one-upped themselves with the new 710-S.  This is a USB monitor which is now slider slim sweetness.

Mimo 710-S

Just check out this picture and you’ll understand why.

Mimo 710-S slider

Mimo better dump all their old 710 inventory because everyone will want this new version.

The 7″ display has a display resolution of 800 x 400, contrast ratio of 400:1, and brightness around 350 cd/m2.  Of course, the only connection needed, including power, is a USB connection.

The 710-S pivots 90 degrees and

“The integrated stand protects the screen from scratches when closed.”

Mimo doesn’t have stock, but willing to take your money.  For those who pre-book, you’ll get product by late August.  Price is $149.

Mimo 710-S product page.

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Forget The Flip – Check Out The Samson Q3

We all know the MinoHD Flip is a great hand held video recorder and is probably the most popular one, but there is a new star on the horizon, the Samson Q3.

Where the Samson Q3 differs from the Mino Flip is the great ability to capture audio.  Just look at the thing…there is a towering microphone perched.  Ready to capture the best of moments.

Samson Q3

I would like to see what Jake & Amir can do with this thing?

In addition to the well positioned microphone, the Samson Q3 also has an expansion slot via SD card for additional memory capacity.  Up to 32GBs to be exact.

The Samson Q3 also has VGA output so you can easily connect the device to your TV for instant viewing. 

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Happy 4th of July 2009

Happy 4th of July for those of you located in the USA.  I found this themed USA Flagged Flip MinoHD which you should consider if you don’t have one.  I just recently made the switch from MiniDV video tape to a solid state memory video recorder like this MinoHD.  It’s so much nicer because there is no more transfer of analog to digital process.


With the USB Flip MinoHD you just connect via USB and start downloading your video.  This translates into doing

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