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Samsung BeatDJ Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Music

Beat DJSamsung has unveiled their oval shaped BeatDJ phone with a touchscreen Symbian interface. It also features a 400x240 AMOLED display, Bang & Olufsen sound system with amp, a 3-megapixel camera, GPS and tri-band 3G with HSPA. But the best part of the cellie is its DJ scratch mode that turns the touchscreen into a virtual turntable with effects that can be saved. No date or price has yet to be announced. Samsung will also be offering a DISC phone with slide out number pad and Omnia HD, both of which also have Symbian interfaces.

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Next Sony Blu-ray players: BDP-S350, BDP-S550

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies

Sony BDP_S350

Now that Sony has felt the smell of victory, this summer they will be releasing disc players with new features. The BDP-S350 features an ethernet connection for broadband which will be accessible with the software upgrade BD-Live. That will allow download bonuses such as trailers and games The player should carry a MSRP of ~$400.00. The BDP-S550 will already be BD-Live capable for about $100.00 more. Both will feature PIP Bonus View for cast and crew commentary. Note how it is encased in a “we won” color.

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Digital Converter Organizes Slides and Negatives

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, USB

Slide ConverterConvert all those old slides and 35mm film negatives up to 1,829 DPI into digital JPEGs with a single scan. The USB 2.0 converter can take all those boxes of clips and family albums and transform them into something smaller and permanent. The 5MP Cmos sensor features 10 bits per color channel and comes with software for editing, resizing, and correcting with Photoshop. Unfortunately, the device, which features and LED backlight won’t work with Mac, but for $99.00, we guess nothing is perfect. Order now for a one to 3 week delivery.

Read More | ThinkGeek

Panda Chair Recycles CDs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Panda Chair

Next time you receive those useless CDs from AOL, do what Spanish Designer Belen Hermosa did with his Panda Chair. It was recently unveiled at the International Furniture Fair in Valencia.  We’re not sure about the comfort factor, but the idea is a viable one. If you score enough of the useless discs, you could probably build an entire living room suite, including end tables and ottomans. Then you could recover your patio deck, build furniture for the kids’ treehouse, and start selling items at swap meets. Just you wait, IKEA, you have tentative competition.

 

Read More | designboom

Turn Cassettes Into Discs by USB

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Firebox understands that you have never gotten rid of your bargain bin cassette tapes and they have just the remedy. Ion’s Tape2PC USB cassette deck will convert those tapes into MP3s simply and painlessly with EZ Tape Converter software. With this dual-dubbing cassette player, you can mix on either PC or Mac. The deck, at a size of 16.5 x 5.25 x 8.75-inches, comes with both an RCA and USB cable at a price of $149.95. Preorder now for an October 1 delivery.

(Thanks, Jennifer)

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Samsung Unveils BD-P2400 Blu-Ray Player

Samsung Blu-ray Player

Samsung has reignited the ongoing disc conflict by offering its next generation Blu-ray BD-P2400 during the recent IFA 2007. The player features Dolby True HD and Digital Plus and a built-in HQV(Hollywood Quality Video) processor for 1080i to 1080p HD de-interlacing. It also has HDMI (version 1.3,) 7.1Ch audio out, and ethernet capability for a firmware upgrade. We notice that Blu-ray offerings are trickling out as it seems most companies are still not willing to make the commitment one way or the other. Have you?

 

Read More | Aving

Hitachi Introduces DZ-GX3100E Camcorder

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Hitachi’s new DZ-GX3100E Camcorder was previewed at the IFA in Berlin. Utilizing what they refer to as “Movie Master Technology”, this DVD Cam with a 1.3 Megapixel CCD records straight onto DVD disk and SD Memory Card. Using a USB 2.0, you can connect it to your PC to download your videos.
More features:

  • Utilizes 8cm DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+RW Disc Media
  • 1 Second Quick Start Function
  • True 16:9 Wide Screen Recording
  • High Quality MPEG2 Video Recording
  • SD Multimedia Card Slot
  • Digital Stereo Sound
  • Recording Time:   - 36 mins (Extra Fine Quality Mode)   - 60 mins (Fine Quality Mode)   - 120 mins (Standard Quality Mode)
  • 2.7” Colour TFT LCD Monitor Screen
  • Digital Still Photo Mode: Stores 1998 Digital Still Images
  • Recording Mode: Moving (MPEG2) / Still (JPEG) / Audio (Digital Stereo)
  • Disc can be used to playback on most DVD Players & DVD-ROM Drives
  • Photo Capture Function The DX has a MSRP of £349.99 (~$659). Check with Hitachi for U.S. availability date. I’m ready for my close-up now, Mr. DeMille.

    Read More | Hitachi Product Page

Samsung Unveils New Product Line at IFA

samsungGee Sung Choi, President of Samsung Digital Media Business Electronics, delivered the opening address “The Next Step in the Digital Renaissance – Creating Rich Digital Experiences” at Berlin’s IFA 2006 consumer electronics exhibition this past Friday.

“By displaying Samsung’s products matched to European furniture and interiors, customers can really feel the experience of the newest designs of digital products,” Choi said.

An amazing array of products will be displayed at the IFA, including a full HD 1080p LCD TV, the first Blu-ray disc player for the European Market, a new concept MP3 player, and an extensive array of products for mobile TV. In addition, the company also is exhibiting 70” full-high-definition LCD panels, 82” digital information displays (DIDs) and other cutting-edge products.

Read More | Samsung Press Release

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