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Tokyoflash Right Angle LCD Watch Concept

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

Tokyoflash has yet another neat concept watch in the Right Angle LCD watch. It takes some outside of the box thinking to tell the time with this one as usual. Just flick your wrist to change the angle and reading the numbers will become clear.

The time is shown digitally with Hours-Minutes-Seconds-Milliseconds, but the layout of the numbers on the display is stretched so it distorts the image. Pretty neat and we are sure this one will go into production at some point.

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku LCD Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2011

Tokyoflash’s latest watch design uses words to tell the time. It is called the Kisai Kaidoku. No numbers here. Just a watch that Scrabble fans and vocabulary teachers will appreciate.

So how do you tell the time with words? Just read the flashing words and you will know what time it is. The date can be read in the same way by pressing the lower button. I prefer good old numbers myself, but it’s a neat watch.

AOC e2251Fwu USB-Powered LCD Monitor

Posted in monitors by Reuben Drake on June 29th, 2011

AOC is getting ready to ship their latest USB-powered LCD Monitor: The e2251Fwu. It was shown off at the CEA Line Show in New York last week and will be available soon.

This 21.5-inch widescreen monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 200 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time. Of course it is powered by USB. The AOC e2251Fwu will go on sale in August for an unknown price.

AOC e2239Fwt 21.5-Inch Multi-Touch LCD Monitor Available In The US

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2011

AOC is now selling their latest multi-touch LCD monitor dubbed the e2239Fwt in the US. It has a pretty nice design that should free up some space on your desk.

This 21.5-inch LED-backlight monitor delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and a 5ms response time. Other features include a pair of 2W SRS speakers, 2 USB ports, D-Sub and HDMI outputs. The AOC e2239Fwt is $289.99.

Trading cards: Now with an LCD and 2GB storage

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2011

The trading card is getting an upgrade, just like digital photo frames. Panini’s new trading cards will feature a small screen for video playback and 2GB of USB flash storage. They are a far cry from the trading cards we collected as kids.

Panini’s HRX (High Reel Xperience) cards aim to reinvent trading cards and hopefully change them forever. $20 will get you a pack of five cards. Random packs will have redeemable video card vouchers inside, which are just as rare as autographed and holographic cards. It will be interesting to see where this goes from here.

HP x2301 Ultra-thin LCD Monitor

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

We are used to our monitors being pretty thin these days, but not this thin. HP has introduced an ultra-thin LCD monitor that measures just 9.8mm thick. It weighs 7.7Lbs and the HP x2301 features a 1980×1080 (1080p) resolution with a 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 3ms GtG response time, and BrightView technology.

The x2301 is also mercury- and arsenic-free with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Silver certifications. That means it is also great for the environment. This LCD display can also display 72% of the color gamut. Other features include DVI, HDMI and VGA ports. The HP x2301 is available on June 10, 2011 for $279.99.

Samsung unveils 75-inch D9500 3D LCD HDTV

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2011

Samsung has now gone one better than LG’s 72-inch LZ9700, which was previously the world’s largest LED-backlit 3D LCD HDTV, but it is now beaten by the Samsung 75-inch D9500. Aside from being huge, the TV also has some nice features too, like a QWERTY integrated remote so you can use this 240Hz display for browsing the internet.

Samsung is using active shutter 3D technology with this one too, with a price of ₩19,000,000 ($17,600). Nice if you can afford it.


Samsung’s LCD fridge gets a price

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on April 18th, 2011

Samsung has now priced its four-door, Energy Star-rated LCD refrigerator and it is just as expensive as you might expect at $3,499 retail. It will arrive late next month. The RF4289 fridge offers 28 cubic feet of storage, including a customizable, counter-height “flex-zone” drawer with a moveable divider. This is for serious food eaters/storage enthusiasts.

It also features LED lighting and Samsung’s twin coolingplus system that separately circulates the air inside the freezer and refrigerator to eliminate odor and keep perishable produce fresher for a longer period of time. If that isn’t enough, there’s an 8-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled LCD touchscreen too, which includes several apps, including Epicurious, Weatherbug, Pandora, AP News, Google Calendar, Picasa Photos and Twitter.

Sharp launches 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

Well, looks like Sharp has just unveiled a set much larger than the one you just bought. Then again, if you are the market for a new HDTV, this is going to be much larger than what your friends have too. Sharp’s 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV, LC-70LE732U is the largest LCD television you can buy. If you can afford it that is.

Specs include full HD 1080p resolution, full-array LED backlighting, Quattron Quad Pixel Technology and Sharp AQUOS Advantage Live customer service. But that isn’t all you get. There is also built-in WiFi so you can watch on-demand movies via Netflix, VUDU and the like or apps like Facebook, Pandora and Twitter.

Toddy Smart Cloth from Toddy Gear

Posted in Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

We love our gadgets and so we want them to look good in addition to performing good. So you need to keep your gadgets clean and keep those fingerprints and smears to a minimum. Toddy Gear can help. They have unveiled a new cleaning product called the Toddy Smart cloth.

It’s a small microfiber cloth that comes in several styles and colors. It’s designed to remove the smudges and fingerprints from touchscreens and LCD devices without scratching. On one side is a silk microfiber, the other side has a plush microfiber. It does the job without liquids or sprays.

Mitsubishi focuses on larger LCD HDTVs

Posted in Mitsubishi by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2011

Mitsubishi is downsizing their LCD HDTV market, by shifting the focus to larger sizes. The Japanese company will close some offices and leave the LCD TV business entirely. As the only company still selling rear projection sets to consumers, the plan is to focus on selling DLP and Laservue TVs in sizes above 73-inches where its flat panel competitors rarely reach.

Aside from that, they will continue to sell projectors, display walls, printers and large public display screens to other companies. Seems like a smart decision since the market is crowded.


Toshiba to shut down LCD assembly line in Japan for a month

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

Toshiba will be closing down their LCD assembly line for at least a month and PC manufacturer Lenovo has voiced concerns that they are suffering from a parts shortage. Toshiba will also joined by Hitachi for a similar time period. Lives and safety take priority over our gadgets, so we hope that these companies take however much time they need. We will be just fine with the LCDs we already have.

This disruption could result in a global supply shortage which would definitely take a bite out of corporate profits and economic growth across the industry. Toshiba’s plant supplies the mobile phone industry as well as auto makers navigation displays, comprising around 5% of the global small LCD display market.

NEC PA301W-BK 30-inch LCD

Posted in NEC by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

Graphics pros as well as serious gamers will love NEC’s new 30-inch screen called the PA301W-BK. You can also get the screen bundled with sensor and calibration software. The resolution is 2560 x 1600 and the panel used is a 10-bit active matrix p-IPS panel. The brightness is rated at 350 cd/m2 in landscape mode.

The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the screen has 14-bit programmable look-up tablets. You get dual DVI-D and DisplayPort and the screen supports two PCs with PiP capability. There’s also an ambient light sensor to adjust brightness according to the room. The screen sells for $2299 and the screen with calibration gear is $2549.

Panasonic pricing and ship dates for 2011 LCD TV models

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2011

Panasonic has issued a press release with pricing and availability for its 2011 LCD HDTVs. The 37- and 32-inch DT30 (shown above) will ship in April for $1,299 and $1,199 and they will include the newly upgraded Viera Connect with Hulu Plus, 3D features and more.

The E3 and X30 series will feature just the basics: Netflix, Amazon VOD, Napster, Pandora, Facebook and CinemaNow. We know from the image above that they excel at displaying butterflies.

Acer outs new 3D LCD Monitor

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on January 30th, 2011

Acer has unveiled it’s latest 3D LCD monitor, the GN245HQ, for the European market. It features a 120Hz panel and the new 24-inch LED-backlight monitor provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 2ms response time and supports NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology.

It also has a built-in 3D IR emitter for synching with the 3D active shutter glasses, and has dual-DVI as well as HDMI 1.4a connectors. The GN245HQ will ship in Europe in February for around 430 Euro (or about $585).