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
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.Â 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.
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Just check out this picture and you’ll understand why.
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.Â 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.Â For those who pre-book, you’ll get product by late August.Â Price is $149. Mimo 710-S product page. Continue Reading
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.Â 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.Â Continue Reading