Lets start with the specifications.Â Given the sizes above, you also have an internal 1TB hard drive, ten Diatone system speakers, a USB slot, a SD slot and HDMI connectivity and a pair of 3D glasses. The following might be just my take on the situation, but I’ve found most folks like their DVR [hard drive] to be separate than their TV so that if something goes wrong, you don’t need to ship the entire thing back.Â It also seems that with a USB port on the HD TV, you can now just attached storage. I also find it funny that you spendÂ between $3K and $6K for the above, and they supply you with 1 pair of 3D glasses.Â I’ll chalk this up to bad reporting from the original article and assume at least a 4 pack comes with the set. Finally – is it just me, or does it seem Continue Reading
Plextor announced it’s all new PX-B120U Blu-ray DVD player yesterday which is expected to hit retail stores any day for just $99.Â Powered by USB 2.0 the player is just that, a player for Blu-ray…although you do have the ability to burn DVD-R and CD-R through the device. Plextor did a nice job with design because this player will also dock with Plextor’s up-and-coming PlexMedia dock station which allows you to connect right to your HDTV in your family room. To learn more about the USB Blu-ray drive visit Plextor here. Continue Reading
It’s very common these days to see a media player with a USB port.Â Whether it be a Blu-ray player or a set-top box, chances are, a USB port is somewhere in the front or back. At first glance you say to yourself, “sweet, a USB port so I can play content off my flash drive” but then you think a bit more and wonder if you can hang a wireless dongle off the media player and stream content to your media box from a source computer? Well, Home Server Technologies Inc is one step ahead of you.Â Their new Wireless Media Stick will do exactly that; stream digital content to your media player. Whether it’s a laptop, TV, DVD player, Stereo or game console the Wireless Media Stick can stream the content and your media player will play it.Â There is no limit to the type of format, music, audio or video. Currently the USB Wireless Media Stick will only stream saved content from the source computer, but future updates will include the ability to stream internet content to your wireless setup, so now you’ll have the best of both worlds. The Wireless USB Media Stick is $99 USD. Continue Reading
So if you’re like me, this project would be in the advanced level of Instructables for DIY mods, but thanks to Sven’s recording skills, we have a video to tell us how. The best part of all this? Heâ€™s got the whole thing demonstrated for you on video, but not only that, you can hit up the down-loadable binaries from his website. And while he tried all of this on Android 2.2, which means its the only version of Android itâ€™s been successfully tested on (at the moment), Sven believes that it will work on Android 2.1, too. Source: SlashGear.com. Continue Reading
In addition, Samsung says that this was made possible by improving the transmittance of the panel and the luminance efficiency of the back-light used in the monitor, which ultimately reduced the power consumption to as low as 6.3-watts. The new USB monitor by Samsung has a shorter life span than a traditional monitor [30,000 verse 50,000] but hey, it’s just growing pains and, as with everything, expect it to get better. Source:Â TechnaBob. Continue Reading
The underwater video recorder is small enough it can strap to your wrist or versatile enough to mount on your bike helmet, skateboard bottom, mountain bike, you name it! The video recorder includes a powerful LED spot light to increase visibility under water or ideal for low light situations [cruising through the brush or forest on your mountain bike].
If you can blow the $190 then it would be a great gift for the kids to use while at the pool all summer. Here are the bullet points worth considering: Continue Reading
The free software that is included with the X500 is called HoverCam Flex. The Flex is not surprisingly built on the Adobe Air platform, and is a desktop based application that connects directly to their web services. Images can be uploaded, saved, published, shared and OCR’d with a quick drag and drop. The HoverCam Flex service also provides quick integration with other cloud services like Google OCR, Picassa, DropBox and e-Fax. The benefits of the software alone might be worth the $199 asking price of the HoverCam X500.To get the Hovercam X500 just visit Amazon and you’ll get a better price than the MSRP. Continue Reading
Although the built in memory is only 1GB making it ideal for shorter presentations, to take full advantage of the multimedia functions you can use the SD memory slot to project even the largest of multimedia files. If you are serious about this product there here are a couple more bullet points to consider:Â Display formats include JPG, BMP, AVI, MOV, DivX, XviD, 3GP and MP4.Â Runs off AA batteries or AC adapter.Â Connects via mini USB cable.Â Screen size from a small 5 inches to a large 65 inches.Â Contrast ratio 260:1.Â Aspect ratio 4:3 and the key element of resolution being 640 x 480 RGB. Continue Reading
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.
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].Continue Reading