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HP Omen X VR Backpack Is Finally A Reality, But At A Cost Of An Arm Or A Leg

I am not going lie. I did not follow closely with the upcoming ‘trend’ of virtual reality backpack and therefore, it now comes as a surprise to me that the HP’s virtual reality backpack, dubbed Omen X, has not been shipped until today. OK. Technically speaking, it is not shipping today because, at the time of this writing, both the Omen X Compact Desktop PC P1000-010, which cost a grand $2,499.99, and the $499.99 Omen X Desktop VR Backpack, which the former will slip into to turn a regular desktop PC into a VR backpack, are listed as “Out of Stock.” Continue reading HP Omen X VR Backpack Is Finally A Reality, But At A Cost Of An Arm Or A Leg

HP Sprocket Photo Printer Prints On ZINK Photo Paper, Cost Just $130

HP is no stranger to making printers which kind of surprises us that the computer hardware maker is not actively covering all matter of prints. Ok, may it has. Anyways, the HP Sprocket you see here is the company’s latest portable printer that produces 2 by 3 inches photos, complete with a peel-and-stick back to appease the ‘millennials’. Wait. Do we even print anything other than school and work documents these days? Maybe we do. Personally, I am not fond of printing anything, much less photos. Mainly because I am super lazy and the thought of printing using the multifunction printer, which is located several feet away from me, gives me the cringe. Yes. I am beyond lazy. I rather spend the energy washing cups for my next shot of caffeine, really. Continue reading HP Sprocket Photo Printer Prints On ZINK Photo Paper, Cost Just $130

HP Pavilion Wave & Elite Slice Proves PC Makers Are Getting More Innovative

For decades, PC makers haven’t been thinking out-of-the-box, like literally. Over the years, desktop computers and rectangular chassis are synonymous. That’s until Mac Pro came along with its shiny, gleaming cylindrical look. It broke the tradition which previously only available to PC customizers. A few years on, MSI also challenge the status quo and soon after, HP took the leap too with not one but two desktop computers, HP Pavilion Wave and HP Elite Slice, respectively. The former took a radical approach by taking on a triangular tower form that is 85 percent smaller than conventional towers and with the fabric woven skin, it certainly looks more like a speaker you would expect from the likes of B&O, and for good reason; its audio is powered by B&O PLAY. Continue reading HP Pavilion Wave & Elite Slice Proves PC Makers Are Getting More Innovative

The World’s Thinnest Laptop From HP Measures An Incredible 10.4mm Thin

While most laptop makers do strive to keep their laptop’s profile down, you have to acknowledge that Apple is the only one in the how-thin-a-laptop-can-go race. But it looks like HP too, is going all out business when it comes to profile thickness, or in this case, thinnest. The PC maker’s 13.3-inch Spectre laptop is officially the world’s thinnest laptop at this moment and it is also the thinnest laptop to roll out of HP. Measuring a wafer thin 10.4 mm, the Spectre is significantly thinner than 11-inch MacBook Air and even beating the slimmest laptop Apple has to offer, the 12-inch MacBook. But do the users really care how thin their laptop are? Continue reading The World’s Thinnest Laptop From HP Measures An Incredible 10.4mm Thin

HP Is Developing A VR Backpack That Will Cut The Cords In Virtual Reality

You know how some sci-fi depicts virtual reality? They simply put on a goggle and the actor magically appears in a VR world, but in reality, you will need more than just a goggle. Sure, it can be done, powered by a smartphone, but it is going to need more crunching power than a pocket-size computer if one wants to experience the real benefit of VR. This means, rigging the wearer to a real computer. While I suppose we are fine with that, it does mean cumbersome setup and tripping over cables are part of the deal. Well, not if HP can help. We heard the computer giant is developing something exciting. Something that will cut the cords, or at least minimize them, so you will get the best of both worlds: Virtual Reality and untethered. Continue reading HP Is Developing A VR Backpack That Will Cut The Cords In Virtual Reality

HP-engineered Michael Bastian Smartwatch “MB Chronowing” is Now Available, Starting at $349

Until now, smartwatch has been a tech-centric piece, which means most people would not even consider it as a designer piece, much less a luxury one. Well, not if fashion designer Michael Bastian can help it. A few months ago, we briefly touched on the news about Michael Bastian partnership with Gilt and HP to developed a smartwatch and today, that much anticipated collaboration is finally available and it has an official name too, called MB Chronowing. Two models are being offered now through Gilt: a 44mm MB Chronowing smartwatch and a MB Chronowing Limited Edition Black smartwatch, also sporting a 44mm case. On the smartwatch functionality aspect, they are not going to differ much from other smartwatches, which means you get functionality like pushed notifications, ranging from email to calendar to stock update. Continue reading HP-engineered Michael Bastian Smartwatch “MB Chronowing” is Now Available, Starting at $349

This Chunky Box is Hewlett-Packard’s Vision of 3D Printer

Before you get too excited about this inkjet-looking 3D printer from HP, you’ve to know this is definitely not for your home desk top. Maybe someday it will, but for now, HP’s first 3D printer, known as Multi Jet Fusion, is strictly geared towards manufacturing businesses. It was actually announced over a week ago with the new-age blended reality desktop PC, Sprout. Anyway, with the Multi Jet Fusion, HP aims to introduce a new era of manufacturing by delivering high quality and faster product at a lower cost (keeping in mind, it’s for commercial applications). Building on HP Thermal Inkjet technology, the Multi Jet Fusion features a unique synchronous architecture that uses multiple chemical agents to, in HP own words, “resolve the fundamental limitations of current 3D printing systems.” The latter is said to enable Multi Jet Fusion to print at a speed that’s ten times faster than conventional manufacturing techniques. Continue reading This Chunky Box is Hewlett-Packard’s Vision of 3D Printer

HP Introduces 3D-scanning PC with Projected Second Screen, Heralds the New Era of Computing

HP used to be the brand name that leads the way in innovations, but somewhere along the 75 years in existence, they seem to have lost it. Now, it is set to get back on the innovation track, starting with this futuristic 3D-scanning PC with second projected screen called Sprout. Even the product name is a huge departure from the company’s usual naming practices, but beyond namesake, it is essentially a Windows 8 desktop PC (Windows 8.1 64, to be precise) that boast a dual-screen creative console with a built-in projector that will cast a second screen on a mousepad-like surface, a touch-enabled display and the said 3D scanner. Sprout falls under HP’s Blended Reality ecosystem with the aim to offer an advanced desktop computer with “immersive, natural user interface” that will provide users with a whole new computing experience. Continue reading HP Introduces 3D-scanning PC with Projected Second Screen, Heralds the New Era of Computing

This 1977 HP LED Calculator Watch Is Probably The Grandaddy Of Today’s Smartwatch

the 1977 Hewlett-Packard HP-01 Chrome Prototype LED Calculator Watch is a gadget of the bygone era which we think any geeks will appreciate. created by HP engineers in 1977, this wrist watch was the most technologically advanced intelligent timepiece that was well ahead of its time and could easily be the forefather of today’s smartwatches. sure. it has no touchscreen or gesture commands, but under the hood, it is every bit of a technological marvel. the watch has a narrow, but ample, LED display and a keypad with 28 keys, of which 22 are recessed, useable with a clasp-hidden stylus, while 6 buttons are protruding and can be pressed without stylus. Continue reading This 1977 HP LED Calculator Watch Is Probably The Grandaddy Of Today’s Smartwatch

What We Have Missed: Day 215, Week 31 In The Year Of 2014

HP Michael Bastian Smartwatch HP is Working With Gilt And Michael Bastian To Develop A Stylish Smartwatch
want a smartwatch to go with your suit? then look out for this yet-to-named, HP smartwatch. HP have chose to partner with Gilt and fashion designer Michael Bastian to come up with a smartwatch that will have stainless steel case, a choice of rubber or leather straps, and of course, a round face. LEARN MORE. [via]


FormNation E-Ink Smartphone FormNation Wants Phone To Last For A Month By Going On E-ink
Pleasantville fans keep your fingers crossed, cos’ if FormNation has its way, life will be awesomely painted in black and white. it has came up with a concept phone that uses e-ink for affordability and of course, battery endurance, and it wants you to appreciate the beauty of black and white. LEARN MORE. [via]
The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Maker The Barisieur Wants You To Wake Up To The Smell Of Coffee
the Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee maker rolled into one. when the set time is reached, it starts boiling the water necessary for dripping the coffee of your choice. it comes complete with a digital display, a vial for milk, and a drawer for your ground coffee and sugar. about £250. LEARN MORE. [via]
Emanuele Pizzolorusso Fold Pot For Zincere Fold Pot Grows With Your Plant So You Don’t Need To Repot
growing potted plants can be a lot fun, but repotting them is not necessary fun. to eliminate the need for repotting, designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso came up with the idea of a folding pot. made of silicone, this rubber pot has its side folded down and can be extended as the plant grows. LEARN MORE. [via]
Thanko Thumb Extender This Fake Thumb Will Extend Your Reach Of Your Thumb For Big Phones
Thanko has a thumb extender for those who find today’s handsets are a little too big to handle. with it slipped on, it will add a couple of inches, allowing you to reach far across your large screen phone. it has a capacitive tip on the end, so tapping and swiping shouldn’t be an issue. 1,480 Yen. BUY. [via]
VivaLnk Digital Tattoo For Moto X VivaLnk Wants You To Unlock Your Moto X Phone With This Digital Tattoo
ok, maybe it is not the tattoo, tattoo, but this nickel-sized digital tattoo sticks to your wrist or wherever convenient will allow you to unlock the Moto X with a simple touch so you can shave a second or two each time you need to check on your phone. each sticker can be worn up to 5 days. a pack of 10 for $9.99. BUY.