Olympus PEN E-P3, Lite E-PL3 and mini E-PM1

Olympus launch its assault on the digital camera market today with a wave of announcements. kicking off the announcement is the launch of a new Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-P3. armed with a newly developed 12.1-megapixels sensor, the E-P3 is said to has the world’s fastest auto-focus and shutter response time – thanks to its newly developed TruePIC VI Image processor. the camera features a 3-inch OLED touchscreen display that also doubles as a control and quick AF. it has an ISO range of up to 12,800. other features include HD-AVCHD and AVI video recording, 3D Photo Shooting et cetera. set to be go on sale on the July 22, the Pen E-P3 will be available in three packages: camera body only, a single lens kit and a dual lens kit. however, pricing has yet to be announced. Continue reading “Olympus PEN E-P3, Lite E-PL3 and mini E-PM1”

Audyssey announced Lower East Side Speakers

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Audyssey Lower East Side Speakers | US$199.99 | www.audyssey.com

taking inspiration from the NYC neighborhood, the Audyssey Lower East Side Speakers promise to delivery high-quality, room-filling sound from whatever sources you wish to hook it up to. under the hood are a pair of .75-inch silk-dome tweeters, a pair of 3.5-inch woofers, two 4-inch passive bass radiators that sings along with Audyssey Smart Speaker audio technology. connections are taken care by a digital optical audio input, an analog 3.5-mm line input and a 3.5-mm headphone output jack. an easy access volume control dial upfront completes the package. essentially, the Audyssey LES has it all despite its diminutive package; each speaker measures 15.5 x 12.5 x 23.5-cm (6 x 5 x 9.3-inches) and the best part? it does it all without breaking the bank, costing just $199.99. check out a few more images after the break. Continue reading “Audyssey announced Lower East Side Speakers”

will the upcoming iPhone 5 looks like what Michal has envisioned?

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(image credit: Michal Bonikowski)

these days, i tried to steer clear of rumors but there’s just one rumor that’s hard to resist: iPhone 5. we have seen mock-ups of the iPhone 5 (some say, 4S) from various sources but this concept by designer Michal Bonikowski is simply the best we have seen thus far. from the visuals, we can see Michal’s concept iPhone 5 embodies what the industry watchers have speculated so far: bigger display and an aluminum back that we have missed so dearly since the original iPhone, complete with sexy curves, much like what iPad 2 has. rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be announced this September, so it is a matter of time before we know how close is Michal’s concept to the real thing. of course, i secretly hope that this is what iPhone 5 will look like but well, may be a little more silver’s silver for the back. Continue reading “will the upcoming iPhone 5 looks like what Michal has envisioned?”

Audi R8 Spyder gets the chrome treatment for AIDS foundation

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Audi R8 Spyder Chrome Edition | S$auction

we have seen our fair share of blinged out cars and this chrome out edition of the sexy Audi R8 Spyder is one that’s climbing our chart. beyond its chrome exterior, you get all the power and equipment expected of an Audi R8 Spyder. in fact, Audi has created two of these unique R8 and donated them for auction to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. usually, drop-top roadster are closely associated with sunny day drives but i must say otherwise for this pair of shiny roadsters. we should all know why. Continue reading “Audi R8 Spyder gets the chrome treatment for AIDS foundation”

photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza

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Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza | S$auction | www.nespresso.com

you probably have heard about the Nespresso machine encrusted with Swarovski crystals. however, what we have see thus far are just images released from company but yesterday, i got my chance to feast my eyes on one of these stunning, if not dazzlingly, example at the Nespresso boutique. this machine was first sighted back in 2008 as a limited edition item and hence, it is safe to assume that it is no longer up for grab. according to the boutique staff, this particular bling-out Essenza is not for sale. yes, unfortunately but it will likely be release for auction at a charity event, of which, no further details were provided. anyway, it’s nothing like seeing the machine in person, especially with thousands of Swarovski glittering right in front of your eyes. check out a few more images taken by yours truly after the break. Continue reading “photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza”

the Transformers x MIMOBOT Designer USB Flash Drives

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the Transformers x MIMOBOT USB Flash Drives | from US$22.95 | www.mimoco.com

thanks to Michael Bay, Transformers are now virtually everywhere and as you might have guessed it, it has arrived to USB Flash Drives as well. at the recent 2011 CEA Line Show, Mimoco unveiled its first duo of flash drives based on Hasbro’s Transformers characters, Optimus Prime and Megatron. those who are familiar with Mimoco will not miss the unmistakable elongated oval shape flash drives and as with all MIMOBOT flash drives, these Transformers come preloaded with bonus media including digital editions of the classic comics, videos, and scripts along with the MimoDesk – a suite of screensavers, avatars, wallpapers et cetera, based on the characters. Continue reading “the Transformers x MIMOBOT Designer USB Flash Drives”

LaCie and Porsche Design exclusive hard drives for Apple Fans

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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile and Desktop Hard Drives | US$99.99 | www.lacie.com

have the love for fast cars and shiny silver gadgets? especially, those with an apple as a logo? well, here’s the good news for you. Lacie and Porsche Design has unveiled an exclusive luxury line of hard drives for you Apple fans. if you ask me, these are just another hard drives but then again, it has a very Mac-like and minimalist design that makes these hard drives so alluring. presented in the form of LaCie Porsche Design Mobile (P’9221) and Desktop (P’9231), these hard drives are available exclusively at Apple Stores and lacie.com. Continue reading “LaCie and Porsche Design exclusive hard drives for Apple Fans”

Incase popular cases get a lease of new life as iPhone 4 cases

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Incase Chrome Snap and Perforated Snap Case | US$34.95 | www.goincase.com

when i first had my iPhone 3G, Incase cases are the first that i have noticed, starting from its perforated and chrome series. though i managed to purchase the latter only, albeit being the slider series. so it is indeed a welcoming news for Incase to reintroduce the chrome series to iPhone 4, and it is not just the chrome series that Incase is pushing out but also the Metallic Snap Case, as well as the Perforated series. Continue reading “Incase popular cases get a lease of new life as iPhone 4 cases”

Hitachi G-Connect Wireless Storage solution for iPad [video]

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Hitachi G-Connect Wireless Storage | US$199.99 | www.g-technology.com

Hitachi is giving Seagate and Kingston a run for their money in the external storage for iPad market. last week, it announced the G-Connect Wireless Storage for iPad but not without some differentiating features. the G-Connect is not just an external storage for iPad but it is also an wireless access point, plus it does not runs off a battery. though, i am not sure if the latter is exactly a good feature, especially when we are on-the-go. Continue reading “Hitachi G-Connect Wireless Storage solution for iPad “

Case-Mate iPhone 4 Titanium – Premium Metal Case

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(credit: Case-Mate) Case Mate iPhone 4 Titanium – Premium Metal Case | US$300.00 | www.case-mate.com

if you think Apple bumper case’s construction and colorful hues is little too ‘sissy’ for you, perhaps this Case-Mate titanium iteration would be a more ‘macho’ choice. announced last week, the Case Mate iPhone 4 Titanium – Premium Metal Case is machined from a single piece of titanium and touted to provide “immense strength” along with “sleek, handcrafted look.” the subtle laser etched logo completes the minimalistic package but yet gives it a very industrial appearance. the case wraps around the iPhone 4 edge, protecting it against knocks and bumps while still leaving the gorgeous back panel in its full view Continue reading “Case-Mate iPhone 4 Titanium – Premium Metal Case”