Fans of all things 3D are already salivating at the prospect of all those clever 3D tellies we saw at CES finally going on sale over the summer.
Now there’s another reason to get excited: Sony has confirmed it will be adding 3D compatibility to its PS3 games console then too.
Sony has said all along that the PS3’s hardware is powerful enough to handle 3D, and now it plans to unlock that p…Read more
New from the planet-loving corner of the room is the Corky, a concept mouse that ditches the mass-produced plastic in favour of – you guessed it – cork.
But this is no quirky sales gimmick – it’s one of the 18 finalists in the Greener Gadget Design Competition, and takes its place thanks to its use of energy-harvesting piezoelectric elements that harvest kinetic energy.
Or, if you p…Read more
Toshiba has unveiled its 2010 home entertainment gear, headed up by the WL and SL series, complete with integrated Freeview HD.
The new flagship Tosh tellies are LED-backlit affairs and come in sizes ranging from 32 to 55 inches. All of Toshiba’s latest picture-processing goodies are on board, including MetaBrain and Resolution+, and the whole lot is housed in a new slim design.
The two p…Read more
You might not be able to handle a bike like Moto GP ace Valentino Rossi, but thanks to Packard Bell you can at least have a fast-handling netbook endorsed by the Italian world champion.
The dot VR46 Limited Edition is the first of what PB says will be a series of products themed around the bike-racing icon, and combines high-end netbook performance with a custom-designed body.
Rossi’s ico…Read more
Panasonic has pulled the curtain back on its latest pair of high-tech camcorders.
Both the HDC-HS700 and TM700 shoot full HD video at 60fps, and make use of a 3MOS sensor system that promises top-notch colours and low-light performance.
A 35mm wide-angle Leica lens and 12x optical zoom provide plenty of flexibility, and the new arrivals also record audio in 5.1 surround sound.
As with …Read more
Taiwanese tech specialist Asus is bringing the latest version of its O!Play media streamer to the UK this week, and it puts to right the main criticism of the original: the lack of Wi-Fi.
There are certainly no shortage of HD media-streaming gizmos vying for a space in your home cinema setup, but none of them are likely to bring Asus’ pocket-friendly approach to the matter.
The O!Play Air…Read more
If you like your gadgets with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball, JVC’s reprised Kaboom Boombox might be just the mobile sound system for you.
First spotted at CES last month, the Kaboom shares its name and styling with the late 90s equivalent, and is now officially carving a mile-wide path out into the world at large.
But while it may share the bombastic styling of the original, under t…Read more
Since the demise of Pioneer’s stunning Kuro, Panasonic and its Viera brand have had the plasma telly high-ground pretty much to themselves.
And that ground has just become even higher with Panny’s announcement that its first two 3D plasma offerings are getting ready to roll off the production line.
The new VT2 range will come in two flavours initially – the 54in P54VT2 and the slightly …Read more
Canon’s spring product line shake-up continues with the impressive SX210 IS, a high-zoom wide-angle compact packed with the latest camera tech.
It replaces the existing SX200 IS – a handy performer in its own right – building on its foundation to set the bar even higher at the luxury end of the compact scale.
Its headline feature is a huge 14x optical zoom lens, which starts at 28mm a…Read more
Global toy brand Lego has formed an unlikely alliance with minimalist Japanese retailer Muji to mash up some typical Lego brick-building and the more prosaic paper-folding art of Origami in a single box.
The co-branded set comes with an assorted pile of predominantly white bricks – the Lego part – and several sheets of differently coloured paper – the Muji part.
The magic ingredient…Read more