Who else here thinks that a TV is an eyesore in any setting? I guess not many cos’ we have learned to come to terms with what we believe as the “necessary evil.” Well, what considered to be an eyesore to some, will not be anymore with Jang Junyoung’s 55-inch Transparent TV. The designer conceptualized a flatscreen TV with an almost completely transparent display that literally hides the TV in plain sight when not in use. Pretty rad, right? Continue reading Jang Junyoung’s Disappearing Flat Screen TV Is The Future Of Television
While the rest of the world are all over Android TV, Roku is working hard to infiltrate more TVs so you could have “access to the biggest streaming channel line up in the industry” without the need for set-top box. It may look like Roku is cannibalizing its own market; perhaps they are but it must be working well for the California-based media company. Why else would they keep getting more and more TV manufacturers to come onboard? Speaking of which, Sharp is the latest to ride the Roku bandwagon, joining the likes of Haier, HiSense, Insignia, TCL and Polaroid. Built around Roku TV reference design and running on Roku OS, Sharp’s iteration comes in a choice of 43” and 50” screen sizes and boasts 1080p resolution with 60hz native refresh rate, along with features like built-in WiFi, dual 8W speakers, USB input, HDMI inputs, and compatibility with Roku mobile app for channel browsing, reading Roku Feed and voice search functionality. Continue reading Roku Introduces New Full HD Roku TV by Sharp, Priced at $380 and Up
If you have yet to dive into Roku TV or in the market for one, you’d be glad that you will have more options this year. Roku has announced (at this year’s CES, naturally) that Roku TV models will also made by Insignia, as well as China’s appliance giant Haier. Built by the manufacturers using Roku TV reference design and Roku operating system, Roku TV aims to expand your entertainment options with over 2,000 streaming channels sans external streaming media player or stick. In a nutshell, those TVs are Smart TVs, offering what brands like Samsung, Sony, LG and more has been offering. It offers personalized home screen, bringing a myriad of TV entertainment options, including devices such as game consoles, cable boxes and Blu-ray players, together along with your favorite streaming channels. There’s no multiple inputs or complicated menus to deal with; just flick on the TV and in a few clicks on the intuitive remote, you will be able to catch a live TV show, stream a movie, or listen to your favorite tunes, right from the Roku TV. Continue reading Insignia and Haier Joins The Rank Of Smart TVs Loaded With Roku OS
Soto Pocket Torch Turns Regular Lighter Into A Wind-resistant Burner
if you use a lighter, you will know to use cheap disposal ones and you will also know the frustration when lighting in windy condition. the solution? the Soto Pocket Torch. it will turn almost any regular lighter into a mini blowtorch, outputting a flame of up to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit. $19.95. BUY. [via]
Libratone Collaborates With HTC To Offer Bundle Deal
after ‘divorcing’ Beats, HTC is now ‘in bed’ with hip audiophile maker Libratone, though hardware implementation is not it. from now through August 2, 2014, buyers of HTC One M8 from HTC.com will get a $100 promo code for purchase of any Loop or Zipp speakers on Libratone.com. LEARN MORE.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker Brings Instant Gratification To Making Pops
who doesn’t love pops? those ice cold sticks you crave most during hot summer seasons but takes forever to make? with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker, the wait is over. with it, you can make three to nine pops in a matter of minutes. sounds like magic? yea. it probably is. $49.95. BUY. [via]
au by KDDI Is A Saltwater-resistant Rugged Smartphone
built to MIL-STD-810G standard and rated IPX5, IPX8 and IPX6, the TORQUE G01 made by Kyocera from au by KDDI is dust proof, resistant to shock, and touts saltwater resistant too. it has a 4.5-inch glove-friendly touch display and packs 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot and more. LEARN MORE.
Sceptre Introduces 32-inch LED HDTVs With Built-in DVD Player
there is no harm having a player at home but since it is nearly relegated to the sideline, why should it take up space? this is where Sceptre E325 Series 32-inch LED HDTV can help: it has a DVD player built right into it, saving you the hassle of having a standalone player and cutting the cumbersome cords too. $tba. BUY.
unlike the Apple TV, the Roku TV is really a TV and not just a little black box. billed as the new generation of Smart TVs, the Roku plans to grow it (the TV) by licensing the “new reference design platform and software stack to manufacturers to build and distribute Roku TV models.” just think of Roku as the Android of TV where the various makers will turn out Roku-powered TV, which will be collectively known as, well, Roku TV. the first of the Roku TVs will be offered by TCL and Hisense, and they were recently highlighted at Pepcom’s Digital Experience media event during the 2014 International CES. Continue reading Roku TV
you did not read wrongly and nor did we mistyped. Polaroid, the born-again instant camera company is going to offer you super affordable UHDTV and Roku-Ready Smart TV, namely the 50″ Ultra HD TV (50GSR9000) and the 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV (50GSR7100). so just how affordable those TVs are? well, the 50″ Ultra HD TV will go for under $1,000 (beating even the Seiki offering!), while the 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV cost just $599.99. now these stickers are what we call affordable. features-wise, the 50GSR7100 aka boasts over 1,000 entertainment channels with the Roku Streaming Stick plugged in, while three HDMI inputs let you hook up to whatever HDMI-equipped sources you desire for an uncompressed, crystal clear digital video and audio experience. Continue reading Polaroid 50″ Ultra HD TV and 50″ Roku Ready Smart TV
if you need a little retro vibe in your modern gadget-infused life, then here’s one to kick off your whole retro endeavor: the SEIKI 22″ Retro Design HDTV. clad in a choice of retro-inspired colors including retro red, mid-century yellow, electric blue, doo-wop purple, as well as cadillac pink, the SEIKI 22″ Retro Design HDTV features mandatory throwback details such as power and volume dials, channel buttons and of course, a roundish box-like TV enclosure that’s worthy of the name the tube. though, of course, it doesn’t have a tube to speak of (it’s an LED TV, folks. remember?) – it just looks like one. beyond its nostalgic flair, it is anything but vintage: it has a 21.5″ Full HD LED panel with 60Hz refresh rate, HDMI and component/composite inputs, VGA ports, and thanks to the abundance of internal space, it has a built-in subwoofer for an expanded sound. Continue reading SEIKI 22″ Retro Design HDTV
IFA is perhaps the next biggest consumer electronics show in global scale outside of North America and needless to say, electronics makers will not pass on this golden opportunity to show off their shiny new gadgets during this prestigious event. this year’s IFA sees Japanese electronics giant Sony introducing some very drool-worthy products ranging from smartphone to imaging devices to home audio system. there are so many awesome products that we could have missed if we chose to feature them individually (though we have already highlighted some over the last few days), but we are not giving any a miss and so, we decided that it is only fitting that we list them out here so that you will be in the know. all of them are worthy products that no tech enthusiasts should look past. so without further adieu, hit the jump for the some Sony gadget galore aka Sony at IFA 2013. Continue reading Sony at IFA 2013
the thing about having near-unlimited disposal income is, you don’t need to look the same as anyone else. such as having a TV that doesn’t look like your neighbors’ or at least, a TV with the aesthetic of your choosing. that’s exactly what the Loewe Reference ID TV is. available in three screen sizes – 40″, 46″ and 55″ – buyers will be able to choose from four colors of aluminum frame and rear, and six color patterns for the huge speaker cover. further options include monochrome LED backlighting for a subtle light around the TV (think Philips Mood Light), as well as the option for matching standalone floor standing speakers. and that’s only just the start, come this Autumn, you will be opened to more choices including wood and leather frame, and further down the road, expect a full “bespoke tailoring” service which allows you to choose you own colors, materials, and even motifs to that added personalization touches. Continue reading Loewe Reference ID TV
there is used to be a time where you have pay a fortune for a sleek, near bezel-less LED Smart TV, but thanks to innovating companies like Vizio, these drool-worthy, feature-packed visual delight no longer cost an arm or a leg. meet the new Vizio M-Series Razor LED Smart TV with ultra-thin bezel design that carries a retail price tag starting from just $399.99 for the 32″ model. the M-Series Razor Smart TV range is available from 32-inch, 40-inch, 47-inch and all the way to the mega-size 80-inch model, and packs feature like Smart Dimming technology that promises deeper blacks and brighter whites, Full HD 1080p display, built-in WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, DTS Studio Sound, up to four HDMI inputs, up to two USB ports, Component-in and Composite-in, compatibility with DLNA-enabled devices, and up to 240Hz effective refresh rate with Smooth Motion enhanced and backlight scanning. Continue reading Vizio M-Series Razor LED Smart TV