Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lamborgini Gallardo Supereleggera


If you tot that the standard Lamborghini Gallardo was a monster then what is the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera? The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is what you get after putting the standard Lamborghini Gallardo on a diet and give it some vitamins. The Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera wais 100 kg less then the stock Gallardo and has an additional of 10 hp. The diet consists of changing the mirrors, the engine cover, the door panels, the tunnel`s covering with carbon fiber.

The car is powered by a v10 engine witch develops 530 hp and the weight/power ratio is 2.5 kg/hp making the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera reach 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds(the standard Gallardo does 0-60 in 5.8 seconds). The car can be fitted with some extras on purchase some of witch are 4 point seatbelt, rear video camera for making parking easier and carbon-ceramic brakes.

Mobile Solar Charger


We can always dream of never ending batteries, but till then there is another useful gadget that lets us recharge our cell phone, mp3 player, video camera with the power of the sun. The Mobile Solar Charger was designed to help you recharge your batteries with the power of the sun when available or with the help of a car adaptor you can recharge your cell phone or mp3 player from the car. We can all see the benefits of it on a road trip or when camping, but how practical is it? How fast can it actually recharge our cell phone is not yet known.

Waterproof Audio Player From JVC







JVC launched the “latest” audio player with the code name XA-AW33-W. I believe JVC. The features of this digital audio player are amazing:

It is waterproof and can float on water, just like a rubber ducky that can sing any song you want it to. The water resistance of this player is very high: 30 minutes under 1 meter deep water. Music files can be transferred by USB. Works with 4AA batteries (that means that
there is no way you’ll die of electrocution).

The JVC digital audio player can play MP3, WMA and also WMA-DRM formats. The
memory for this player is 256MB of memory.

The Little ''MatchBook'' -Epoq


Another gorgeous by Epoq: just a little larger than a usual matchbook, this player has a 2,4″ QVGA LCD, 1 or 2 GB onboard memory, MiniSD slot and a pretty fast processor that can play AVIs at 25 frames/second. It even has an integrated speaker!
The features that this matchbook has are: 1 or 2 GB internal memory, MiniSD card, anti-scratch 320×240 LCD, a RockChip Processor, a built-in speaker and even FM radio( with up to 40 presets). Also, it sports sound/voice recorder and image viewer and e-book reader. The formats it supports are mp1, mp2, mp3, avi, bmp,wma, jpg and txt.

It has an integrate lithium battery that can be charged and an AC charger. It lasts for 3 hours of video or 8 hours of music. It can be bought at FirstToYou.com for 99,95$ (1GB) or 139,95$(2GB).

The Intruder:Cellphone Design




The latest cell phone designed by Dennis Hopkins, “The Intruder” has a concept which some people can relate to a UFO, actually influences from that field is mentioned on his website to. But without the outer space resembling this cell phones design is pretty much targeted at women.

Its diameter is of only 2.5 inches and when closed it is just one third of an inch thick. When opened it measures 5 inches in length and the display holds 220 x 176 pixels. And last but not least, when someone calls you a ring of light appears from the sides of the phone.

The website of Dennis Hopkins doesn’t let you in to all the technology used so for now we just have to say good luck to women that now have at their disposal a phone looking like a powder compact.

Antelop Audio Isochrone





How would you like to have the most accurate watch in the world? Don’t get scared about the fact that it is an atomic watch and the radiations are only a few inches from you, they won’t affect you. No, seriously! Just imagine, the Antelope Audio Isochrome M10 is 100,000 more accurate then you current quartz based watch.

The fact that is accuracy is almost close to perfect ensures a great quality in the digital sound and the video images because of their need to be synchronised.

So if you want a perfectly accurate time telling, close to perfect audio video you should buy the Antelope Audio Isochrome. Although you may find the price to be a bit high, I would say that 2200$ are money well spent for the quality this device provides you with.

Slimmest LCD


Like the LCD televisions weren’t already thin enough, the guys at C|NET decided to out do themselves and designed the slimmest LCD-screen television that is on the market at this point. It is 10 inches thick and has a 58-inch JVC HD-58S998.

It seems though that this catwalk thin television has a problem with displaying perfectly straight vertical or horizontal lines, but if you aren’t blessed with eagle sight and you don’t have obsessive-compulsive syndrome, I don’t quite see why should you would be bothered by that.

Not to mention that according to C|NET, this devices creators, the price would be as shocking as the thickness of the television, meaning slim as it. Well, we don’t have the price yet, but still, f you want a DLP set that is close to perfection and you don’t want to your pockets to be as thin as the TV you buy, you should really consider taking a look at this

Brain Trainer,A Hand Held Game For Your Brain


Well, nowadays everyone is going to the gym, everybody works out, everybody wants to build up muscles. But what about the brain? Doesn’t it feel a little left behind? Well, not anymore because thanks to the new Brain Trainer your brain will keep in shape.

The new Brain Trainer is a hand held game, created to insure the growth of your brainpower. The games with which he is equipped activate your frontal cortex, the part of your brain that is responsible with you creativity, memory and communication.

Devised by a Japanese neuroscientist, this gadget contains a series of games in which you have to count, add, subtract and many more other things, and all things that you do, you have to do as fast as you can. Besides battling against the computer you can also battle against yourself through the timing of your each session and trying to decrease the period of time through which you finish the game. So if you ever find like your loosing brain power just hook up your Brain Trainer with a couple of triple A batteries and start working on it.

E-Book Reader By Amazon


Isn’t it a bit annoying reading a book online? I mean, firstly, you don’t have the actual feeling of holding a real book in your hands, not to mention that your eyes get more tired then they normally would have. Well, now you can forget all about that because from now on Amazon has released their E-Book reader.

The release of this device by Amazon is a very good approach to the market, having in view that this company is one of the largest book selling ones over the Internet. So this move is a sure strengthener for their business.

The Mobipocket software with which the gadget is equipped with provides the owner to directly download from the Internet to the reader, thus saving precious time and giving the book-lover the chance to actually hold something real in their hand when entering the fantasy world of books
The expected price for the public would be around 400$ but the cost cost for the continuous Internet access is unpredictable so on the whole this gadget could come to a fairly high cost.

Driv n Car Computer




Well, now you can feel both as cozy as at home, and as active as in your office with the new Driv-N car computer. It can entertain you by playing MP3s or audio CDs, you can watch movies on the DVD player, you have XM online satellite radio, Internet radio, you can browse the Internet and at the same time remain connected to your home or office PC.

I guess that beats having to do acrobatic moves while writing something in your agenda that’s unsteadily placed on the passengers seat. And latest and greatest of all, the Driv-n can be totally voice controlled. And thanks to the permanent connection to your home or office PC you can access files from either one of the computers, you just have to speak their names.

The Driv-N can be set up either under the seat or in the trunk. Its framework is made solid aluminum and it has a multitude of touch screen options. The radio slides down to leave room for the DVD player. It can be set up either on the roof or on the headrest. A really important attribute of this already close to perfect device is that it survives crashes and when you turn off your car it shuts down properly making sure your data stays safe.

iPod Vibrator,.ohMyBod


This is an appeal to all girls out there. Pleasure has met music in more ways then you can think of. The OhMyBod guys have designed the new iPod vibrator. The device vibrates in the rhythm of the song you listen to so you actually well feel the beat.

It is multi speed so that you don’t have to worry if you ran out of music. It is equipped with a universal headphone connector and a 3 feet long cord. It comes with a velvet pouch to keep it in when you’re not using it and you get an invitation to share your favorite tunes on Club Vibe on the iTunes iMix section.

B20.IRiver's mini DMB television


IRiver has just announced the release of the all-new mini DMB television, the B20. It is equipped with 4 GB of flash memory which you can expand through the miniSD memory card slot. It has a 2.4-inch LCD display with 320 x 240 pixels and a range of colors of 260k. It also has a FM tuner that can be used also as a voice recorder. It supports MPEG-4, OGG, MP3, WMA, WMV9 formats and you can also view JPEG images on it. The battery holds for 26 hours of MP3 playback, 5 hours of videos and 4 hours of DMB TV. The price is set at 267$ for the 4 GB version and 213$ for the 2GB one.

DCX725 by Benq

Benq amazes us once again with the launch of the new compact classy digital camera. The DC X725 is as small as 12.5 millimeters, and the material from which it is made of is steel, so it is stainless and more resistant. It comes in four different colors, black, red silver, or pearl. It has a 1/2.5 CCD and can go up to 3x optical zoom. The ISO sensitivity can go up to 1600 on photos and 4000 on videos. You can also increase the memory, as it has an SD/SDHC memory card support. The range of mega pixels is, for the time being, unknown, but we can assume it has more then the previous release of Benq that had 7.2. We also have no information regarding the price.

S3000,A6000,M8000 Pavillion Slimline by HP


Three new models of desktop PC series have been launched into the market by HP. The three models of the Pavilion Slimline series are s3000, a6000 and m8000. The first one comes with 1GB of RAM, and you can pick either a AMD CPU or an Intel CPU, but for the later you have to pay an extra 50$. If not you can buy it for 500$. The PC can be set with a low graphic card, maybe a TV tuner and a Pocket Media Drive.

You can buy the a6000 at a lower price then the s3000. It’s just 330$ but you would be throwing off some memory because it has only 512 MB of RAM. But the bright side is that it comes with an Intel CPU, a Pocket Media Drive and a graphics card. But the “jewel of the crown” is the m8000. And the price says so to. At 950$ it has a DVD drive and again you can pick between a dual core AMD or Intel processor. All three models have Windows Vista preinstalled.

Flyclear card


 


All of us who have been on a plane know about how long you have to wait before you can board because of the annoyingly thorough check-ups you have to pass before you can go on your trip. But from now on you can leave all those controls behind thanks to the new Flyclear card. And it only costs $99.95 a year and the fee for TSA of $28.

To get one, you have to go to a Clear center and present two official identification cards. Then you have to take a photo and give them your biometric information. They suggest that you should have a US passport, but foreign people are welcomed to.

So now you can eliminate the stress from your plane trips, not worry about those hidden pierces and miss a lot less planes. The Flyclear has already been put into function but for very few airports like Orlando, San Jose and JFK and the service is not available all day long. But there are plans to expand this technology.

Lenovo's IdeaPad U8 makes official Olympics debut


 
Well, there it is, the Lenovo IdeaPad U8 launched official at the Beijing games just as we expected. With the launch come the final specs for this Asia-only MID we've seen incubating now for months: 4.8-inch touchscreen; the latest, sub-3 watt processor from Intel (uh hem, that'd be a Silverthorn-class Atom); 350-grams and 21 x 173 x 84-mm; up to 2GB memory and 6GB flash storage; dual-cameras; support for China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) digital television via that protruding USB dongle; and 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, EDGE data and China-specific TD-SCDMA 3G, presumably. Expect to see it trotted out tomorrow as Intel's San Francisco IDF gets underway -- with any luck, it'll be sporting WiMAX for a North American / European release.

Saleen-S7-Twin-Turbo


Designed by engineers, the S7’s engine and drivetrain incorporate the latest in modern racing technology. The new all-aluminum V8 engine casting was engineered and tooled by Saleen to displace seven liters. Redline is 6500 rpm. Space age materials and engineering are used throughout, including stainless steel valves, titanium retainers, beryllium exhaust valve seats, an aluminum throttle body, Saleendesigned aluminum CNC-machined cylinder heads and stainless steel exhaust system. An exclusive Saleen-designed Front Engine Accessory Drive (FEAD) system results in an extremely compact engine, allowing for better packaging and overall weight distribution. The V8 incorporates a unique Saleen-designed side-mounted water pump, a belt-driven camshaft drive and a Saleen-engineered dry sump oil delivery system. The engine’s mid-chassis placement optimizes weight distribution and center of gravity, making room for an unusually tall engine that allows for a very efficient induction system. Air enters a roof intake, passes through a 90-mm mass air meter and feeds into a carbon fiber plenum. From the plenum the air is routed to the twin ball bearing turbos, is pressurized to 5.5 psi max and then passes through an oval-bore throttle body into an aluminum intake manifold with eight individual runners.

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The 19th-century American social arbiter, Ward McAllister, the man who originated the concept of defining elite groups by the numeral 400, once said, “A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.”
These days, however, for those looking to dabble in the world of ultra-expensive cars, a million doesn’t go as far as it used to. In fact, if one bought the awesomely fast, incredibly sexy Saleen S7 Twin Turbo in Europe for $670,000, the change from that million would just about pay for gas and insurance.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Country of Origin: United States
Price in U.S.: $555,000
Budweiser says it’s the “King of Beers.” The Saleen S7 has earned the right to call itself the “King of Cars.” It is the world’s fastest and most expensive automobile.

Entry Filed under: Most expensiveThe 19th-century American social arbiter, Ward McAllister, the man who originated the concept of defining elite groups by the numeral 400, once said, “A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.”
These days, however, for those looking to dabble in the world of ultra-expensive cars, a million doesn’t go as far as it used to. In fact, if one bought the awesomely fast, incredibly sexy Saleen S7 Twin Turbo in Europe for $670,000, the change from that million would just about pay for gas and insurance.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Country of Origin: United States
Price in U.S.: $555,000
Budweiser says it’s the “King of Beers.” The Saleen S7 has earned the right to call itself the “King of Cars.” It is the world’s fastest and most expensive automobile

The Flying 19XRW Hoverwing Hovercraft - $5,200


Bored of living the high-life? Then take your cronies along for the ride in this truly unique machine. The UH-19XRW Hoverwing from Universal Hovercraft is a unique hovercraft with wings that allow it to fly up to an altitude of six feet above the earth’s surface. This “ground-effect” enables you to clear obstacles and fly over rough water for a smooth and enjoyable ride. Operating in ground-effect does not require a pilot’s license, and the craft is normally registered as a boat in most areas.

With it’s wings removed, the Hoverwing is a sleek, high performance hovercraft, able to carry 4 to 6 passengers into brand new areas that can’t be reached with any other vehicle. The Hoverwing can be configured in many different ways to accommodate passengers or equipment needs.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Most Expensive Two-Way Speakers


one- and two-way speakers, speakers with only woofers or woofers and tweeters, don’t get a lot of love from the high-end audio industry. Once you’re spending big bucks on loudspeakers, it seems like you might as well go with three- or even four-way speakers. That hasn’t stopped Bowers & Wilkins from releasing their Signature Diamond two-way speaker system. At over $25,000, Signature Diamond loudspeakers are the most expensive two-way speakers in the world.



Created to celebrate the company’s forty year anniversary, the Signature Diamond speakers use cutting edge technologies to deliver clarity of sound beyond that of other two-way speakers. B&W has used Kevlar in their cones for over thirty years and the Signature Diamond system is no exception. Additionally, the Flowport is dimpled (like a golf ball) to reduce wind noise while a cushioned and isolated tweeter prevents vibrations from affecting high frequency output.

The world’s most expensive two-way speakers can be purchased at Bowers & Wilkins dealers in twenty states across the US, including California, New York and Texas.

Most Expensive Speakers


Wilson Audio, makers of high end audio systems such as MAXX, the WATT/Puppy System and Sophia, have combined and perfected the technologies utilized during the development of these systems into their flagship speaker system, the Alexandria X-2. Winner of the 2005 Soundstage! Edge of the Art award and the 2004 Ultra Audio Product of the Year, the X-2 is the most expensive speaker system in the world.



This expensive speaker system includes a 13” woofer, a 15” woofer, 2 midrange 7” speakers, a tweeter and a rear-firing super tweeter. They run on a minimum of 20 watts with 8-Ohms of impedance. They stand exactly 6 feet tall and weigh 750 lbs (1500 lbs total). They come in four colors, with eleven “upgrade” colors available to those willing to spend a little extra.

The X-2 may look like the X-1, but the similarity ends there. With Aspherical Group Delay and tracks with over 30 indents for each driver module, these expensive loudspeakers can deliver optimal performance to any position in any room.

So how much do the most expensive speakers in the world cost? You can own a pair of X-2s for $135,000 USD. This price includes installation, a process which every Wilson dealer has been specially trained to perform.

Most Expensive Luxury Home Entertainment Center


Would you settle for an enormous widescreen television and 7.1 surround sound system? What if you’re a sound engineer, producer and multimillionaire? Thus is the case with Jeremy Kipnis and the world’s most expensive home entertainment center.


(via OhGizmo!)

The audio portion of the system includes thirty-seven Snell and MuRata speakers attached to thirty-five Mark Levinson, McIntosh and Crown Audio amplifiers as well as thirteen Theta Digital surround sound processers. For video, Kipnis chose a professional-grade Sony video projector and an 18-by-10-foot laboratory-grade motion picture screen. He doesn’t need to worry about media formats, either; the multitude of players included in his system can play Blu-ray discs, HD DVDs, CDs, DVDs, Laserdiscs and even VHS tapes. In case that isn’t enough, there’s a SATA drive that holds 72 hours of HD footage and a PlayStation 3. There’s even a kind of swordfish-shaped model ship thing.

I don’t know what that is.

All told, the most expensive home entertainment center in the world set Mr. Kipnis back a mere $6 million. Considering the sheer number of devices that make up the system, I’d say that’s a bargain.

Most Expensive Refrigerator


If you’re one of the richest of the rich, your kitchen is no doubt full of expensive appliances for all your culinary needs—and that’s just the one you use to make your snacks. Unfortunately for you, it’s not yet complete if you don’t have the world’s most expensive refrigerator.

Northland, a 100-year-old provider of custom refrigerators, has really outdone itself with this 72” side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. It has a glass door and stainless steel wrap, features “daylight” interior lighting and easily cleaned glass shelves. The spacious fridge has a total capacity of 48.3 cubic feet.

So how much is the most expensive refrigerator in the world? At just under $11,000, you’ve no excuse NOT to buy this fancy refrigerator—unless you’re Joe Six-Pack, Joe the Plumber or Joe the Guy Who Writes Things on the Internet.

Most Expensive iPhone Written by:wahid polin Filed Under: Electronics, Luxury,


  

Austrian luxury designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson, creator of one of the world’s most expensive cell phones, has broken new ground—sort of. Sure, there’s nothing new about the whole diamond-studded phone thing, but the iPhone Princess Plus has the distinction of being the world’s most expensive iPhone.

The expensive phone gets its name from the Princess cut used on 138 of the 318 diamonds on its surface. The Princess cut, popular since the 70s, is a square cut meant to emphasize the diamond’s fire. The cut also wastes less of the original diamond than any other cut and allows for greater mass—and therefore greater price—than a different cut with the same circumference.



The other 180 diamonds are brilliant-cut. In total, the phone has 17.75 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold around its rim. All of the diamonds are of best quality.

For the (slightly) more price conscious consumer, Aloisson also offers a similar iPhone set only with brilliant-cut diamonds.
The most expensive iPhone in the world has a price tag of €120,000 ($176,400 USD). The “Brilliants only” version can be purchased for the more modest sum of €45,000 ($66,150 USD).

Most Expensive Guitar in the World Written by: Wahid polin,Filed Under: Art, Collectibles, Electronics, Music, World on January 18th, 2006 by Hea




“Blackie”, Eric Clapton’s favorite mid-career modified Strat has been surpassed in value and is no longer the most expensive guitar ever, despite that it was bought for $950,000 USD in 2004 by a guitar archaeologist. 



The latest most expensive electric guitar in the world dethroned its predecessor at an auction in Doha, Qatar on November 16th, 2005. The Strat was signed by several rock musicians to benefit a tsunami charity, ‘Reach out to Asia’. It was bought one year ago by Qatar’s royal family for a million dollars and donated back to the Asia Program, bringing in $2.7 million USD at the more recent auction, whose attendees included Former President Bill Clinton. Technically, the guitar has generated a total of $3.7 million USD, making it the most expensive guitar yet. 

Signees of this expensive electric guitar included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus & Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard, and Bryan Adams, the coordinator of the project.

Most Expensive MacBook Written by: Wahid polin



Apple’s MacBook laptop computers may have gotten off to a rocky start in 2006, but that doesn’t mean things can’t get rockier still. Of course, we’re not talking about random shutdowns anymore. No, this time the rocks are diamonds and Swarovski crystals.

Late last year, PowerMax introduced us to the gold-plated MacBook Pro. The 24k gold case, complete with diamond-studded Apple logo, housed a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU and could be purchased in 15.4” and 17” models. At $6499 and $7999, respectively, these are the most expensive MacBook Pros you can get your hands on.



The most expensive MacBook by far, though, is also one of the lightest. The new and extraordinarily thin MacBook Air, featuring a somewhat less powerful 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo processor, has been given the Swarovski treatment and become ot only Apple’s most expensive laptop but also the gaudiest. The Golden Age MacBook Air is coated with 12,000 hand-set Swarovski crystals. These special lead crystals bring out the sparkle in the 24k gold plate that, once again, forms the laptop’s case. Only twenty of the expensive MacBook will be made and it takes about a week to place all those crystals by hand.



The world’s most expensive MacBook is given its crystal makeover by Bling My Thing, a company specializing in crystal customization. It can be purchased for £20,000 (nearly $40k USD) and debuted at CeBIT 2008.

Maple Phone




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Maybe you read about the Luxury Mpingo Phones from Gresso. They are made of African Blackwood, a very expensive material on the commercial timber market.
Now i want to present to you the Maple Phone from 2 designers that won Silver at the International Design Excellence Awards 2008 ( IDEA) competition for the Free Wind, best room air conditioner design.
Hyun Jin Yoon and Eun Hak Lee created a camera phone concept covered in thin wooden film, with touch sensitive buttons that light up through the housing when you touch the phone.




The cell phone measures 4.5 x 10.4 x 9.8 cm and is a slider with functions like calling, texting, MP3 player and digital camera. It provides basic cell phone functionalities in a cool and unique handset inspiring “special emotion” with its soft feel and a natural look.
The touch-sensitive sensors located in the back of the housing turn on the backlight, responding to your finger touch, bringing the wood to life. It would probably use the capacitive touch technology, which is a special panel coated with indium tin oxide or a similar material capable to conduct continuous electrical current across the sensor.
Maple’s LCD display reveals itself from back as you slide the phone.



This wood phone concept would be manufactured at lower costs and it’d surely be available at an affordable price, much lower than the 3500 Euro Gresso phones.
Other wood phones use special plastics instead of wood, both for the keep it green idea and for an easier manufacturing process.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gaming Mouse from Microsoft


As gamers you probably were daydreaming about the gaming mouse that is wires so that the cable would never bother you during your playing time. You should prepare to be astonished by the recent product offered by the Microsoft because the existed product offered is just meet your expectation which is the SideWinder X8 wires gaming mouse. You would soon realized in the first time you saw this devices whether the shape of the existed product is very match as a gaming mouse but the special ability of this devices is not only come from its shape but also its provided 2.4GHZ connection that would make it keep on moving and 4,000 dpi that would match Razer Lachesis.

This wires mouse is contains of laser technology called BlueTrack that would makes the gesture of mousing become smother and able to virtually in any kind of surface. If you are usually get difficulties in using a Lachesis during the firefight, you would never experience it again because the SideWinder X8 is decreasing the sensitivity of the movement and make it more confirm during your playing time.

This gadget is complete with 30 hour battery life and play-and charge cable in case you haven’t charge the mouse before playing. This Unique Gadget would be launched in February with $100 price tag.

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EarPhones


With the success of the Apple iPhone and now iphone 3g, third-party manufacturers have flooded the market with accessories meant to capitalize on the devices’ popularity. Etymotic Research, a purveyor of high-end earbud headphones, is one such company. Its $179 Hf2 Headset + Earphones is billed as a high-fidelity, hands-free premium accessory for the iPod, both versions of the iPhone, as well as other music players and cell phones that accept a 3.5mm headphone jack.


The Hf2’s black-and-gray conical earbuds match Apple’s minimalist design ethos. Thanks to its light weight and size, the Hf2 fit snugly into our ears and hardly budged even during strenuous exercise. Along with the earbuds, you’ll find a pair of replacement rubber eartips, a filter tool for cleaning, two replacement filters, and a soft storage pouch. We did wish, however, that the company included a 2.5mm adapter, which would allow the headset to be used with many other cell phones.

As a headset, the Hf2 shines, letting the crystal-clear voice quality of AT&T’s 3G network come through. Even inside a crowded mall with lots of echo and chatter, we were able to speak naturally and hear calls perfectly without straining to listen or pulling the microphone up to our lips. In fact, callers reported that our voice was isolated from (abundant) ambient noise while we were speaking. The microphone piece itself has a small button to send and end calls, which worked flawlessly.

The Hf2 handles phone calls well, but it’s a different story when it comes to music. In our tests, audio fidelity was flat and dry, just barely edging out our stock earbuds. The Hf2’s balanced armature drivers provide a relatively narrow frequency response (20Hz to 16kHz), whereas dedicated models like the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3 Quietpoint earbuds provide a much wider range of frequency tones (15Hz to 22kHz).

We tested out the Hf2 earbuds across a variety of music genres. Rock music like My Chemical Romance and the White Stripes sounded best, with good response on midrange vocals and high-pitched guitar solos. Classical music sounded rich enough, but a subtle harpsichord part in one of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos was muted, sounding almost like a light percussion. Electronic music from the Presets sounded the worst, as many of the gradient bursts of bass were lost in the narrow frequency range. Live music sounded dull, the crowd reduced to a light hiss, and talk podcasts from the 1UP Network—which usually have high production values—sounded as though they were recorded inside a cardboard box. On the rumbling subway ride, the Hf2’s sound isolation was a bit humdrum, and we missed the active noise cancellation of headphones like the ATH-AH3. The music was audible, but ambient noise did bleed through quite a bit.

It seems that Etymotic favored call quality and functionality over audio playback, and given the high-end Hf2’s relatively low price and stylish looks, you can overlook the poor audio quality if you’ll be placing more business calls than raving in your subway seat. Still, we were disappointed by the Hf2’s audio quality, especially when the device was designed so tightly around the iPhone. As hands-free headsets go, you could do a lot worse—but you could do a lot better, too.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Samsung's Folding Screen Cellular phone


Samsung’s Folding Screen Cellular phone

I am not certain if Samsung has created an industry first with a folding screen cellular phone, because I am most certain that I have heard of this application being tried out before on some underdeveloped concept phone of some type. I’ve always wondered what mobile phone company was going to perfect the folding screen tech first, and how much money they would make off of it.
The FPD International 2008 tech conference was host to the first (but probably not first ever) folding cell phone. This phone is brought to you by our friends at Samsung, who love to bring us new display technology like the Virtual Window Display and SkyV Virtual Skylight.
Yes, the folding screen is a flexible OLED developed by Samsung SDI, and it is clearly positioned to revolutionize the world of mobile phones as we know it. No more running applications on a tiny screen anymore. Now you will have a display that will be at least one fourth the size of your normal computer screen.

The amaging flying dutch car




If you hate being stuck in traffic jams, don’t worry, because the new flying car PAL-V is on it way. This Dutch project is a hybrid 3-wheel vehicle that can fly as a gyrocopter and also be driven as a regular car, or to be more precise, like a motorcycle.
When riding on the road, the PAL-V will use the patented technology Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC™), originally designed for the Carver One, that should make tilting in corners a piece of cake. The flying apparatus is based on the original idea for the “autogiro”, developed in 1923 by Juan de la Cierva, and will have the capability to land practically anywhere. Combining the best of both worlds, the PAL-V ONE will use a foldable rotor fixed on the roof, a foldable propeller, and a slidable tail. The motor used for driving is the same that will power the propeller. The same controls are used in both flying and driving mode, but with different functionalities between them.
The PAL-V will fly only under 4,000 feet and will use a highly fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engine that can run on petrol, but also on biodiesel or bio-ethanol. The vehicle will reach up to 200 km/h both on land an in the air.Flying and riding with the PAL-V will be a breeze, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those.
Check out the PAL-V site for more information and images. You can read the press release here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Felix Schmidberger design for a laptop for 2015 with OLED touch screen. It consists of two sliding OLED screens, one of which can be used as a keyboard, where necessary. Our opinion is that while this is the nicest looking concept we have seen, we suspect that innovation will outstrip this vision significantly by then.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MacBook 0801






MacBook 0801 is a laptop concept by Isamu Sanada. The keyboard is transparent and ultra-thin.

Wood Laptop




“Laptop Made Of Wood. Yes, that’s right, wood. Nevermind the weight and horrible heat insulation characteristics of the material, it’s supposed to look refined and sexy, at which it does.”

Camera




The Nonobject Behind the Scenes Camera (Video) has “lenses and displays on both sides for simultaneously recording what you’re aiming at, and what you’re not.” Behind the Scenes Camera is designed to capture what’s going on behind our back, beyond our control, while simultaneously capturing the scene in front of us.

Toast Messenger





Toast Messenger incorporates a little message board where one can write quick notes and then instantly print them on the toaster. Simple, yet innovative.

Vaio Zoom




The Vaio Zoom notebook takes everything we know about holographic technology and squeezes it inside a thin glass form factor. When off, the screen is completely transparent and the keyboard goes opaque. Turn it on and the touchscreen holographic festivities begin. Even the mouse buttons are holographic! [via Gizmodo]

Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard




This is reality. This BlueTooth Laser Virtual Keyboard, a laser projection keyboard, allows you to type on any flat surface. You can use it to compose an e-mail on your Bluetooth enabled PDA or Cell Phone. With 63 keys and and full size QWERTY layout the Laser Virtual Keyboard can approach the typing speed of a standard keyboard. Size: a little larger than a matchbook. Already released. Price: $150.

Bonus: “sQuba” Diving Car




Rinspeed’s sQuba Diving Car is the “first real diving car designed to autonomously turn into an amphibious vehicle at the push of a button — can submerge up to 10m (33ft) under water.” Powering the concept is an electric motor mated to the rear wheels.

The propulsion on the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet drives in the bow to propel the vehicle under water. The body is constructed from light weight components made of Carbon Nano Tubes and contains an on-board air-filling system. Neither price nor production dates are known.

EmTrace’s PS100 Photoskin Frames





EmTrace PS100 offers one single dock station for all your personal needs and interests. Looking like a digital photo frame, it fits into a wallet and syncs data for stocks, weather and other information via Internet. You can load whatever information you’d like on your personal dock station and take it with you — in your wallet. Neither price nor production dates are known.

The Ferguson Hill Horn Speaker System w/ Subwoofer - $17,581




These horned shaped loudspeakers are produced by Fergusen Hill and operate from 150Hz - 20KHz, with no crossover. They reproduce music with a high level of clarity, detail and dynamics. The horn design makes them highly efficient, needing just 5 watts to go loud. This allows their use with relatively low powered amplifiers further increasing the level of clarity obtainable.

Recommended amplifier power is 3 to 50 watts. They are ideally suited to low power valve amps, and also work well with high quality transistor amps. Fergusen Hill provides demonstrations with your choice of amp.

Lamborghini Miura Concept




Lamborghini Miura Concept
A Lamborghini Miura concept car was presented at the Museum of Television & Radio on January 5, 2006 alongside the Los Angeles Auto Show, though it was not present at the show itself. Instead, the Miura officially debuted at the North American International Auto Show two weeks later. It was the first design by new Lamborghini chief, Walter de'Silva, and commemorates the 1966 introduction of the original Miura in Geneva.

Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann has denied the concept will return the Miura to production, saying “The Miura was a celebration of our history, but Lamborghini is about the future. Retro design is not what we are here for. So we won’t do the Miura.”[7]

Lambo’s Alar: Hot or Not?



Lamborghini fans could face some indecision over whether or not the company’s latest offering honors their tradition of good-looking cars. The Italian sports car maker is famous for producing vehicles that define beauty and pace. While the latter quality is sure to be found in the company’s latest offering, the Alar, the initial reaction to press pictures of the car has been heavily divided between guarded praise and outright criticism.



Mulled for sale from March 2008, the Alar features a reworked version of the V12 mill used in the mighty Diablo. The unit has been bored to 7700cc, and produces 770hp at 7500rpm. Thanks to an ultra-light, super-stiff carbon fiber chassis, weight tops out at a low 1200kg. The 0-100km/h sprint is dispatched in a neck-snapping 3.6 seconds, and the fighting bull will nudge a top speed of 410km/h. It is clear, then, that performance will not be an issue of contention. The design, however, is the subject of much controversy. Penned by Joan Ferci (who also created a couple of Diablo spin-offs that include the Coatl and the Eros GT-1), it has been criticized for its radical styling cues.

While we have not seen detailed pictures of the car, one might concede that it is indeed an acquired taste. Decide whether or not this new Italian brute takes your fancy!

iPhone 3G going RED for the holiday season?


According to sources unknown and reported on website iphonesavior, Apple has lined up a (Product) RED 3G model that sports a bright red plastic back cover.
For anyone not in the charity know, the (Product) RED campaign sees participating companies, including Apple, Dell and Microsoft, create red versions of their products. A percentage of the product’s sale value then goes towards fighting Aids in Africa.
Although this latest iPhone 3G development is just a rumour at present, it’s not completely unlikely. Apple already has a (Product) RED deal going on variations of its iPod player range.
We will bring you more news as we have it.

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