Sony announced new Handycam NEX-VG20 Camcorder

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(credit: Sony) Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 Camcorder | from US$1,599.00 | www.sonystyle.com

Sony has taken wrap off the successor to its hugely popular handycam NEX-VG10. dubbed simply as the Handycam NEX-VG20 Camcorder, this E-mount interchangeable lens system boast a 16.1-megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor for recording cinematic full HD video and capturing of high resolution photos. full HD video shooting in AVCHD format now comes with a choice of either 24p or progressive 60p frame rates. Continue reading “Sony announced new Handycam NEX-VG20 Camcorder”

Hublot Chukker Bang watch for Polo Gold Cup Gstaad

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(image credit: Hublot) Hublot Chukker Bang | US$tba | www.hublot.com

Hublot has announced the Chukker Bang time piece to mark the occasion of the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad, a prestigious polo event Hublot has been associated for the last four years. this particular time piece drew its inspiration from the game of polo and developed with input from one of the world’s best polo player and Hublot Ambassador Facundo Pieres. one of the highlight of this 44.5-mm diameter polo-centric time piece is its 7-min 30 counter which is exactly the length of one period of play, or “chukka” as it is called in the world of polo. Continue reading “Hublot Chukker Bang watch for Polo Gold Cup Gstaad”

RIM introduces new BlackBerry Curve Smartphones

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(credit: RIM) BlackBerry Curve Smartphone | US$tba | www.rim.com

hot on the heel of the recently announced BlackBerry 7 OS powered smartphones, are the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones. the Curve lineup includes 9350, 9360 and 9370 – all which are running on the new BlackBerry 7 Operating System. endowed with a sleek and slimmer form factor, the Curve features goodies such as 5-megapixels camera with flash, 800 MHz processor (no mention of processor specific, though), HVGA transmissive TFT display, microSD/SDHC card slot (supports up to 32-GB), GPS (with aGPS), geo-tagging, audio and video playback and Wi-Fi connectivity. other highlights include built-in support for Near Field Communication (NFC), improved BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and better social network integration. the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones is slated to be available from carriers in Canada this month and from other carries around the world from September onwards. pricing is of course, carrier specific. Continue reading “RIM introduces new BlackBerry Curve Smartphones”

en&is’s MegaPhone: power-free, ceramic iPhone speaker

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(credit: en&is) en&is MegaPhone | US$tba | enandis.com

Italian designer duo Isabella Lovero and Enrico Bosa, collectively known as en&is, has a sleek proposition on how iPhone sound should be amplified. their creation, aptly dubbed MegaPhone, is a minimalist ceramic horn that passively amplifies the iPhone sound without the need for electrical power. though the concept of natural amplification is not new, their design is something to behold. in another words – awe-inspiring. the setup consists of a beautifully curve horn, handcrafted from ceramic, that sits on an equally beautiful handcrafted thin wooden frame. as with the powered counterpart, its application includes conference, music playback or even FaceTime. no word on whether the MegaPhone will see eventual production but in the event that it does, i’d take two of these. no kidding. this work of art is a looker anytime even without using it as intended. check out a short video clip of the MegaPhone in action after the break. Continue reading “en&is’s MegaPhone: power-free, ceramic iPhone speaker”

Logitech Fold-up Keyboard and Joystick for iPad

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(image credit: Logitech) Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 (US$129.99) / Logitech Joystick for iPad (US$19.90) | www.logitech.com

Logitech has announced a couple of new accessories for your iPad that addresses both work and play department of your life with your iPad. the first is the Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 that, unlike the conventional folio-style keyboards, features a full-sized keyboard for ease of typing. though it is not purportedly dubbed as a case but the keyboard attaches to the back of the iPad 2 much like one. when not in use, the folded keyboard turns off automatically and hide neatly underneath your iPad 2 – acting as a form of protection for your tablet. once unfolded, the keyboard wakes up instantly and is ready for you to use. the best part is, the Fold-up keyboard works seamlessly with your Apple Smart Cover too. Continue reading “Logitech Fold-up Keyboard and Joystick for iPad”

Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

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(credit: Infiniti) 2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

after much anticipation, the Infiniti JX concept crossover finally broke its cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week. though the public may have a glimpse of the real deal but no hard specifications were announced. well, at least not in the press release anyway. what is known is that the crossover will be a three-row, seven-seater luxury crossover and will be joining the Infiniti lineup sometime in Spring 2012. the eventual JX crossover will include safety features such as Blind Spot Intervention and a new safety feature dubbed as Backup Collision Intervention. the latter acts much like the reverse sensor that detects crossing objects behind the vehicle and, if necessary, the system will automatically put the brakes on to prevent any potential collision. Continue reading “Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]”

iTimber – iPhone 4 Maple Wood Case and Stand

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(credit: kencheng88) iTimber – iPhone 4 Maple Wood Case and Stand | US$54.99 | www.etsy.com

do modern technology and traditional wood blend together? apparently it does, and not only does iTimber proved that point but it did so with perfection. so what exactly is iTimber? it is a 100% solid maple wood hard case cover for your iPhone 4 and comes with a matching maple wood stand. the case has a minimalist, clean look and like all good iPhone cases, it allows access to all buttons and ports. the maker has taken careful considerations to ensure that most 3rd part headphone plugs and the original dock connector can still fit without the need to remove the case. if maple wood is not your cup of tea, perhaps rosewood, walnut or dark walnut would do? as always, beauty and elegance has never been cheap. this natural beauty is going to set you back at $54.99 but hey, you are getting a case and a stand. isn’t it? more images after the break. Continue reading “iTimber – iPhone 4 Maple Wood Case and Stand”

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Steering wheel for Xbox 360

come this October, racing fans of Xbox 360 console game machine will have something to rejoice. Thrustmaster has recently announced the world’s first ever racing wheel that’s officially licensed by both Ferrari and Microsoft Xbox 360. dubbed the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia for Xbox 360, this 28-centimeters (11-inches) diameter wheel features rubber-textured grip, built-in metal gear shifters, and a host of action buttons, including an Engine Start D-pad and a Xbox 360 Guide button. the steering wheel itself also offers connectivity to your Xbox 360 headset and microphone. Continue reading “Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Italia Steering wheel for Xbox 360”

The Hand Powered Espresso Maker: power-free coffee

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(credit: Hammacher) The Hand Powered Espresso Maker | US$149.95 | www.hammacher.com

always lament about the waste of electricity when you make a cup of espresso? well, with The Hand Powered Espresso Maker you can now enjoy a cuppa while cutting that lamenting. as the name suggests, it lets you make your favorite brew without using a single watt of those precious electricity. constructed from durable cast aluminum for main body and hard plastic for the water reservoir, the machine’s ground coffee holder or portafilter as it is called, can hold up to two shots of ground coffee and together with the removable dual spout, it can dispense two brews on one go, so you and your bud can both enjoy a cup of the pipping hot brew together. Continue reading “The Hand Powered Espresso Maker: power-free coffee”

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG officially unveiled [photos]

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(credit: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG | from €72,590.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its most powerful SLK of all time – the SLK 55 AMG. this particular looker is fitted with a newly developed AMG 5.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power plant (M152) that features a couple of ‘green’ features such as start/stop engine function and direct injection that put a lesser guilt on you when you floor the accelerator. the engine puts out a breathtaking 422-horsepower (310-kW) with 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque, and combined with the AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-TRONIC, propels the car from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6-seconds and on its way to reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG officially unveiled [photos]”