JVC has been in the electronics market for a long time. The company has its fingers in all manner of product lines from car audio to home theater gear and digital cameras and camcorders. JVC has announced a couple new camcorders that are very similar with one notable difference. The new camcorders include the GC-WP10 and the GC-FM2.
Both of the camcorders record in 1080p resolution and support other resolutions like 720p and iFrame among others. The cameras can do time-lapse recording and both have a 3-inch touchscreen on the rear. That touchscreen is where the video is viewed when recorded and has the menus for accessing the device settings.
Cobra Electronics has been around for a very long time. Back in the days before mobile phones if you wanted to talk while you were rolling in your car or truck you needed a CB radio. Cobra was one of the more common makers of the things. Now that mobile phones are everywhere, I hardly see the Cobra brand any more.
The company has announced a new GPS device called the 7750 Platinum that is aimed at truckers. The thing has maps specifically optimized for truckers with things like last mile coverage from port-to-port and special logs that truckers need. The GPS device can automatically write up State Mileage Logs for the driver based on their route and has an hours of service timer to keep up with when they have to sleep.
There are a lot of TVs on the market today that are crammed with cool tech like internal HDDs for directly recording programs, Blu-ray burners for burning those recorded shows to disc and 3D. Typically, you can find sets that have both a HDD and the Blu-ray burner in one, but it's not common to find a set that has all three of those features. Mitsubishi has now announced a new line of full HD TV sets that have all three features.
The new sets are the Real MDR1 series and can be had in 40-inch, 46-inch, and 55-inch screen sizes. So far, the TVs have only been announced for Japan. All of the screen sizes are LED backlit and the internal HDD is a 1TB unit. The sets also have a ten speaker sound system that should provide sound better than the average TV without needing external speakers.
The average desktop computer today can do all sorts of different tasks from normal computer work like typing documents to gaming and watching movies when it's time to have some fun. If you want to get the best out of your music, games, and movies, a quality set of speakers is needed. Logitech has unveiled its most recent set of speakers that carry the THX Certification.
The 2.1 speaker set is called the Logitech Speaker System Z623. All of the controls for the volume and other inputs are on the right side speaker. The speakers can be connected to three different audio sources with RCA and 3.5mm inputs. The system also has an integrated headphone jack for private listening.
The most common memory card format in cameras and other devices today is the SD card. This is a good thing for consumers because that means you can use the same memory card in multiple devices ranging from your netbook to your digital camera and camcorder. The SD card has gained more storage capacity as time has gone by while keeping the same small form factor.
Silicon Power has unveiled a new SDHC memory card that has 32GB of storage space and offers Class 10 performance. A Class 10 certification guarantees that the memory card has at least a 10MB/s read and write speed. That write speed is very important if you are shooting bursts with a high-resolution digital camera. A slow write speed will limit how many shots you can take per burst.
Our Download of the Day today is Fresh View 8.02.
Fresh View gives you the ability to organize and view multimedia files (images, audio, video). Watch movies, listen to music, and view graphics in a slide show. Image files in a folder can be displayed using a number of views, including a thumbnail view that lets you quickly see what your images are without having to open them.
You can convert graphics from one type to another, print, and even create an HTML album. This easy-to-use software supports 86 different formats (more and more added regularly).
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Insignia NS-42P650A11 42" Class 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV for $399.99!.
Offer: Best Buy has the 42" Insignia 720p plasma with 600hz subfield drive, 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast (30,000:1 static), 500 cd/m2 brightness, and 2 year warranty for just $399.99 with free in-store pickup.
The latest happenings from around the web - August 25th, 2010
- Adata Supreme DDR2-800 2Gb SODIMM @ Funkykit
- GeIL EVO TWO DDR3-1600 CL7 @ Pureoverclock
- AMD's Bulldozer and Bobcat x86 Cores Overview @ HiTechLegion
- AMD Discusses Details of Next-Generation Bobcat and Bulldozer CPUs @ Hot Hardware
- AMD's Bulldozer architecture revealed @ Tech Report
- Inside the AMD Bulldozer Architecture @ Hardware Secrets
HTC is coming out with a slick Windows Phone 7 smartphone, but it's not exactly your normal slider. Engadget got a hold of the HTC T8788 and found it packs a surprise when instead of a keyboard, you find a speaker when you slide out the bottom.
This device definitely seems pointed towards media playback with the fancy speaker and a kickstand onboard to set the phone up to watch video or play your favorite tunes. Other than the obvious, it's everything you've come to expect from HTC: stylish, slick and attractive. Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they come.
Dell, following up the recent release of the Streak, has followed it up by releasing the Aero. With a 3.5" touchscreen, Dell considers this their first "true" wireless handset as the Streak is considered a "mobile Internet device with voice capabilities."
According to Dell spokesman Matthew Paretta, the Aero will hit shelves with a heavily customized version of Android 1.5 and has no exact timetable on when or if it would be upgraded to Android 2.2. This is a bit of a bummer with so many devices shipping with newer OS versions.