Jul 032013

Sony announced recently that its first 4K multimedia player FMP-X1 would be on sale in the United States on the 15th of this month, the price is $ 699.

It is reported that this multimedia player can be used together with Sony’s latest 64 inches 4K TV KD-65X9005A. The player comes with 10 4K movies, and can access to Sony’s new Video Unlimited 4K service, but the service will be on the line later this year.

In addition to 10 Hollywood movies, Sony also added some 4K short video in the device to show the immersive experience and exquisite details which can be conveyed only with 4K.

The FMP-X1 comes with 2TB storage space. If you’re not satisfied with this, you can also add another hard drive.

Jun 282013

Toshiba will ship its 4K ultra high-definition TV this summer which was displayed at CES 2013 in January of this year. The L9300U product line has 58,65 and 84 inches three models. Toshiba said the company plans to ship ultra-high definition 4K TV sometime in August, the 58-inch is priced at $ 4,999, 65-inch is priced at $ 6,999 and 84-inch $ 16,999. Ultra-high-definition televisions are with the company’s Resolution Restoration technology, which allows non-4K-resolution better displayed on the screen.

Those 4K ultra-definition televisions use Toshiba’s CEVO 4K quad-core + dual-core processor, which enhances the device’s color and saturation. The devices refresh rate is 240Hz (ClearScan), while the “color and depth adaptive Resolution +” technology is able to better improve the overall image quality.

In addition, it can also provide Cloud TV functions such as MediaShare and MediaGuide, as well as news streaming, photo sharing, messaging, and family calendar.

CQ engine brings a lot of image control functions, including corners enhancement, dynamic Gamma, Color Master and expert calibration mode, UltraClera brings dynamic noise reduction, and integrated WiFi, WiDi and Miracast support.

Jun 282013

June 28 message, the Chinese have an old saying: Hunger breeds discontentment. The most important center of a home is not the living room or a bedroom, but the kitchen which grasps the whole family eat and drink, so the kitchen multifunction and entertainment is the trend.

Today we recommend a Samsung newly launched refrigerator with wireless access to Internet-Samsung Wireless ICE Refrigerator, which is currently priced at $ 3,500.

This volume of this refrigerator is 26.1 cubic feet, the body panel is equipped with a detachable 10.4 inches LCD screen, and a touch-operated digital calendar, the control panel and electronic sticky notes. This Samsung refrigerator has built-in sound system and digital AM/FM radio, and you can set food expiration alerts.

Most importantly, this detachable LCD panel can be connected to the user’s entertainment system via WIFI, so you can listen to music and watch the movie while cooking, which makes cooking become a pleasure.

Jun 272013

The pre-release news photos of two Sony high-end compact cameras have been leaked, they are the RX100MII and RX1R. The press release said, “Sony on Thursday …”, but it did not specify on which day. The RX100MII with the suggested retail price of $ 749, is equipped with one inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor, and Sony’s BIONZ processor. The equivalent focal length of its 28-100mm/F1.8 lens is 35mm. Allegedly, because it has a larger sensor, its low-light noise is lower than the RX100.

Sony RX100MII has a 10 frames per second continuous capture mode. Videos can be recorded as 1080/60p and 1080/24p resolution AVCHD format, and 1440×1080 @30fps MP4 format.

As to the $ 2799 RX1R, it is equipped with 24.3 MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor. Other aspects are exactly the same with RX100MII, including BIONZ processor and the same video recording specifications.

RX1R is equipped with Carl Zeiss lens, the focal length is 37mm (& F2-22). Its ISO is 100-25600, while RX100MII’s is 160-25600, which is slightly different. Both cameras offer a 3-inch LCD and pop-up flash.

Jun 142013

The Gigabyte Brix mini PC had given everyone a surprice, but now, Asus also announced the complete specifications of the ViVoPC mini in the company’s official website. Back to the Computex, Asus announced a product called “ViVoPC mini”, but at that time the company did not disclose details information in addition to built-in SonicMaster speakers, support 802.11ac Wireless and metal body.

The Asus ViVoPC mini with 190mm Length and width has quite good customizability.

As to the CPU part, ViVoPC mini series can be equipped with the Haswell lineup, dual DDR3 slots and up to 16GB memory. It supports single 3.5/2.5 inch HDD or SSD.

In addition to 802.11ac, it is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and Ethernet interfaces, two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, audio interface, and SPDIF output.

Jun 112013

According to media reports, Microsoft said on Monday at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) that the company would sell Xbox One in November in the U.S. market at the price of $ 499 – higher than most players’ expectations.

The Xbox One 499 dollar price is higher than the Xbox 360′s, but the price includes Kinect somatosensory control equipment. The 8GB Xbox One price is higher than the 8GB version Nintendo Wii U console. Sony may announce the PlayStation 4 price later.

Microsoft announced the Xbox One in May, which is Microsoft latest weapon to compete against Nintendo and Sony in the video game market.

Microsoft said, Xbox One will be sold in 21 countries, including the United Kingdom (priced at 429 pounds).

Microsoft also announced the Xbox One exclusive games, including Xbox version “Minecraft”, a new version of “Halo” planned to be released in 2014.

Microsoft’s interactive entertainment division executive Yusuf Mehdi did not disclose the sales plan of the Xbox One. Xbox 360 is the best-selling game console in American market. Mehdi said in an interview, “In addition to price, we have no news to announce.”

Jun 032013

Recently Kingnovel released a device named K-R42-1. As an Android TV box, it is designed to bring the system experience in large screen TV. The K-R42-1 is equipped with WiFi (with external antenna), Bluetooth 2.0, 10/100M network interface, 2GB memory, and Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor. In addition to the built-in 8GB storage space, it also provides a microSD expansion card slot.

It’s strange that you can find a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device.

The device is also equipped with an infrared sensor, as a trend, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One such products are with infrared capabilities that can control various devices. (There are rumors that Android 4.3 may be integrated into the infrared driver)

The K-R42-1 supports a standard USB port, SPDIF, standards and micro types of HDMI, a single A/V terminal and DC input. In some stores, you will be able to find this device which is called the MK888, and its price is $ 96.

May 282013

Mini PC is moving from novelty to practical, while meet the needs of the portable computer, it is also able to provide more functionalities than the standard set-top box. This GB-XM1-3537 mini PC Gigabyte launched, we are more willing to call it as BRIX.

The Brix supports the standard VESA mount, so it can be placed behind the display, or hung on the wall. Its framework is anthracite aluminum, covered with a mirror.

In the back of the Brix, it’s equipped with six ports: HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, RJ-45, power supply/DC port, and a Kensington lock slot. Its front side is with another USB 3.0 interface.

In its interior, there is an optional mSATA and half-height mini-PCIe expansion slots (also the location of the wireless network card).

The Brix can choose the 2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, or the cheaper i3 and i5. The two DDR3 memory slots support up to 16GB memory. Graphical is output through the integrated graphics processor, the LAN interface is from a Realtek Gigabit network chip.

May 272013

Recently, the Leica company posted the information of its new camera Mini M to be released on June 11 on its Facebook. Seen from the new camera position in the product line, this is a model positioned between the Leica M series and the Leica X series. While other details of this camera has yet to be announced, but according to speculation, it may be a full-frame camera.

Speculations of the new camera are various, some people think it will be a X2 camera with changeable lens (APS-C format), some people think it will be a full frame portable camera similar to SONY RX1. It’s certain that this camera’s price will range between $ 2,000 to $ 7,000.

May 212013

Sony released two “Handycam” series digital camera new models, the HDR-GWP88V and HDR-GW66V on May 15th, which are expected to be on sale on June 21, the price of the HDR-GWP88V is 80,000 yen, the HDR-GW66V is 60,000 yen.

Both products are the successor models of Sony Handycam series first waterproof digital camera HDR-GW77V, the waterproof performance is enhanced from the previous 5m to 10m, in addition to the dustproof and anticollision capacities, it also adds antifreezing function in minus 10 degrees.

The high-end model HDR-GWP88V is also Sony’s first waterproof digital camera with projector function, the projector lumens luminous flux is 13lm, the resolution is 640*360, and the projection screen size range is 10-100 inches.

Two products configuration and photographic functions are basically the same in addition to the differences of the projector function, both are equipped with a 1/3.91 inches Exmor R CMOS back-illuminated sensor, the effective pixels is 5.02 million (16:9) and 3.76 million (4:3 ), 10x optical zoom G lens, and the BIONZ image processing engine, which can also take high-definition images in the dark light places, the back side is equipped with a 3-inch, 460,000-pixel LCD touch screen, and it supports microSD, SDHC and SDXC external expansion cards, the HDR-GWP88V is also with 16GB storage space, the battery life is 120 minutes.

In addition, the two products are with optical anti-vibration function, which can effectively reduce the image dithering in the mobile shooting and it’s designed with automatic adjust shooting function, which can respond to 99 shooting scenes including underwater shooting, automatically adjust the white balance, brightness, etc., it is also equipped with GPS function.

The high-end model HDR-GWP88V is black, while the low-end model HDR-GW66V has white and blue two colors.