What a unique idea. Designers Chueh Lee and team from Samsung, China came up with Touch Sight, a digital camera for the visually impaired. The cam records sound when the shutter button is pressed and can be used as a reference for managing the photos. The device has a lightweight Braille display sheet with a 3D image instead of an LCD. Once taken, the images can be down or uploaded for sharing. The team discovered that the forehead is the best place for this device to aim and stabilize. We can’t wait to see the results if the prototype becomes reality.
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Samsung took the opportunity of utilizing the Olympics to introduce its new E200 Eco Cell Phone. Instead of being made of petroleum-based polycarbonate plastic, this one is made of bio-plastics that is created out of corn. Even the box has been made of non-coated, recycled paper. The Eco will debut in September and is part of their environmentally friendly line that includes the W510, which is also made of bio-plastic, and the F268, a BFR/PVC free mobile phone.
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Samsung is about to make their entry into the YouTube camera category with their SC-MX20. The camcorder has a 680 pixel CCD sensor with a 720x480 res, an aspect ratio of both 4:3 and 16:9, a 2.7-inch LCD display, a Scheider 34x optical zoon, and a swivel grip. It also features noise reduction tech, 3 hours of battery life, and Samsung’s Advanced Image Stabilization technology. Available in black, red, white, or silver, look for the SC-MX20 in August for $279.99.
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Samsung has unveiled its La Fleur T10 Special Edition MP3 player. Bluetooth 2.0 capable, the player is available in 5 colors. The 2-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen has a 320 x 240 res and supports WMV9, MPEG4, MP3 and WMA formats. It also features an FM radio/recorder, image/ text viewer, voice recorder, Samsung Media Studio, and DNSe 2.0 technology for enhanced sound. Released in Korea, contact Samsung for price and availability.
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Samsung is making some strides with its slider DVB-H Mobile TV Phone. It features a 2.6-inch QVGA TFT screen with 262K colors, a 3 mp cam with power LED, a music player with library, an FM tuner, and Bang & Olufsen ICEPower tech for sound. With up to 5 hours of play, there is also an electronic service guide with TV channels and PIP, and Time-Shifting in case you are interrupted by a call. Unfortunately, the thin 16.7mm P960 will start out in Europe before it hits the States.
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Designer Giorgio Armani isn’t satisfied with a mere cell phone that features his name. He and Samsung presented his premium 120Hz full LCD HDTV at the Milan International Furniture Fair going on this week. Claiming that the inspiration came from his new 2008/09 Armani/Casa Home Furnishings Collection, the television comes in 46 and 52-inch models. Apparently his Brahms tea table was specifically designed to hold the TV. No price is available as yet, but we are still figuring out which came first, the TV or the table?
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Samsung has released a Bluetooth 2.0 headset as part of its Slim Series. Making its debut at the CTIA Wireless 2008, the headset allows up to 5 hours talk time with 100 hours of standby. The WEP350 weighs only 7.1 grams, comes in red, black, or silver, and includes a charging cradle, detachable earhook, and travel adapter. Good with Samsung phones or most others that are Bluetooth enabled, it carries a price of $39.99.
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Did you know that Bluetooth technology has now been around for a decade? The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to make sure you are aware, as they have thrown up a page that highlights the history of the wireless technology that we know and love. On the page you can check out the different milestones for Bluetooth, starting back in 1998, grab a few free ringtones, and even enter to win a Samsung YP-P2 widescreen digital media player. Heck, even if you don’t care about all that Bluetooth does for us in the world of gadgetry, free stuff is always cool, right? All you have to do in order to enter is vote for your favorite stereo Bluetooth product. The contest closes in a few days, so make haste and head on over.
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Talk about combining pleasure with guilt. The Samsung Adidas miCoach features stereo FM, an MP3 player, a 2-inch 262,000 TFT display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, a sliding keypad, GPS ability, E-mail and Internet connectivity, and all the usual cell phone bells and whistles. In addition, it has built-in step and pulse meters as well as training tips and time updates. It will come out in Germany and other parts of Europe in mid March. Available in 7 colors and 2 models, we could see this being particularly helpful during the next gorging holiday season.
Although many companies are exploring the glories of 3D TV and consumers are paying the price for it, Korea has come up with the Samsung 3D Plasma for ordinary folk. The PAVV Cannes 450 comes in both 42 and 50-inches with a 30,000:1 ratio and will work with high performance 3D software and geeky glasses. Expect to spend ~$1,850.00 and ~$2,656.00 respectively. An HD version is also available for ~$4,145.00. Here’s hoping that “Captain EO” becomes available to go with one of our fave types of technology.
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