Archive for August, 2011

Sony unveils HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D visor

I wish that I was at IFA right now, as Sony is making truckloads of announcements about their new products.

One of them is HMZ-T1, a head-mounted wearable 3D display that promises to create an experience of watching 3D or 2D pictures on a movie theater-like virtual screen that is 750-inches on its diagonal.

That is quite a boast, and I know that most wearable video glasses from other companies say that they can reproduce the experience of a normal big-screen TV.

Sony plans to pack their HMZ-T1 with two 0.7-inch OLED panels with HD resolution (1,280 x 720). It will also have 5.1 surround sound speakers integrated in the unit, with a processor unit with two HDMI interfaces (input and output) for connecting televisions, consoles, or Blu-ray players.

It will weigh in at 420 grams, with a size of 180 x 168 x 36 mm. The HMZ-T1 has a 45 degree horizontal viewing angle for viewing that giant screen.

The HMZ-T1 plans to go on sale in Japan on November 11. As far as I know, this is the biggest electronics company that has created video glasses. Most of the video glasses that I have seen come from independent companies, like the MyVu. If the HMZ-T1 is a hit in Japan, then Sony could succeed in cornering the market in video glasses.

Source


Tech Cult – We cover the latest tech news, but always with a funny twist.
[ Sony unveils HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D visor copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Read more from the original source: 
Sony unveils HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D visor

, , ,

No Comments

Nsquared Seamless Computing lives up to its name

What you are about to see in the video after the jump is known as Seamless Computing, and it really is where we are headed, as far as technology is concerned.

The demonstration is courtesy of a company known as Nsquared, and it shows how a Windows 7 Mobile Phone, Kinect, and Surface can work together. As far as I know, Microsoft did not sponsor this in any way.

You can see the demonstrator realizing that certain door handles are not right for a home that he is designing. He then must open up the plans on his Surface, and he can use a tablet PC to view the house in 3D. He can also use a Kinect for a virtual walkthrough.

He then orders up new door handles on his tablet PC, and the image of the old door handles are magically replaced. He then takes it a step further and takes a picture of a lamp in his home and incorporates it in the virtual houseplan.

After he updates the house, he manages to update the original bill of sale for the old door handles and updates it on the Surface. Then he “magically” emails the updated bill to his friend on the phone.

This is really what we want, right? All of mobile and video devices working together. I hope this is our future, honestly. But everyone needs a Surface.

Source


Coolest Gadgets UK – For all your UK centric tech and gadget news.
[ Nsquared Seamless Computing lives up to its name copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

See more here: 
Nsquared Seamless Computing lives up to its name

, , , ,

No Comments

Tidy Ruler for the super neat

There are many different kinds of people in this world with various personalities, and all of us do things in our very own quirky way (which we deem as ‘normal’, of course). Well, some of us are extremely tidy, and would love to have everything in its proper place, being incapable of standing just a bit of a mess, while others feel that being more ‘random’ (that’s a nice way of calling it ‘a mess’) is the way to go. Well, for those who are extremely tidy, you might want to check out the $11.99 Tidy Ruler.

This rather interesting piece of stationary will feature a built-in hand-cranked pencil sharpener as well as a place for you to stash away your pencil in the ruler itself when you do not need it. Made out of beautiful, sturdy rosewood, this is one modern piece of school stationary that is old school in nature. Perfect for any math class that you have enrolled your little one in, that’s for sure.


Introducing Foolish Gadgets because not all gadgets are cool :)
[ Tidy Ruler for the super neat copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

More:
Tidy Ruler for the super neat

, , , ,

No Comments

Maze Racer tickles the mind

There is nothing quite like a brain teaser to get the good ol’ grey matter going, especially when you are in the middle of the work week and need to look towards other sources of inspiration if you happen to hit a road block mentally at the office. Why not take five with the $19.99 Maze Racer? Of course, this is actually meant for small kids, but at least you can get rid some of that pre-road rage out of your system before you actually get behind the wheel.

Your little one, whether a boy or a girl, would most probably want to get behind the wheel when dad or mom is not around, never mind that their legs can’t even touch the pedals when they’re seated right out in front. With the Maze Racer, they will be able to wreck their brains trying to find a way to guide the trapped marble out of the fiendishly difficult maze. You will need to go through a bunch of twists, turns, loops, and drops with techno music blaring in the background while the timer makes its way to the finish line.

Best of all is, the Maze Racer will log your best time so that others will always attempt to challenge your high score.


Coolest Gadgets UK – For all your UK centric tech and gadget news.
[ Maze Racer tickles the mind copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

More here: 
Maze Racer tickles the mind

, , , ,

No Comments

Sceptre has new 32″ LED HDTV for the masses

You know that times are extremely hard these days especially on the economic front, and it makes perfect sense for us to look out for value-for-money bargains. HDTVs are dime a dozen in the market, and with more and more players entering the game, the industry has gotten a whole lot more competitive. Well, Sceptre is one of those names, and they have decided to grace the market with they spanking new 32″ LED HDTV model that will cater for the entry-level niche.

Also known as the Scpetre E325BV-HD, it has been touted to be the ideal companion in your living room – assuming you’re still using one of those fat, chunky CRTs or want to introduce yet another TV to your home. At least it isn’t that large so much so that it cannot fit into a cramped apartment without looking out of place.

This particular Sceptre model will come in an ultra light chassis that tips the scales at just 20 pounds with its stand included, but despite that, it will not compromise on performance as it delivers a flicker and static free 31.5″ LED display in 1,366 x 768 resolution glory alongside a response time of 6.5ms – reasonable enough, but you can be sure that there are far quicker models out there in the market. At the very least it can swivel up to 30 degrees, where it can be detached at the neck and base if you so desire in order to mount it onto a wall, making it even passable as a computer monitor or digital signage if the need arises.

As for connectivity, this model will sport a trio of HDMI ports, a USB port and a headphone jack, letting you to hook it up to your PS3 or notebook in a jiffy. Apart from that, a couple of 10 watt built-in speakers will carry multiple features for it to maximize audio quality, ranging from noise reduction filer to surround sound mode, sound equalizer settings and auto volume level control

Wal-Mart carries the new 32″ LED HDTV from Sceptre if you are interested, making it an interesting proposition for those who are looking forward to their first ever HDTV.


Tech Cult – We cover the latest tech news, but always with a funny twist.
[ Sceptre has new 32″ LED HDTV for the masses copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Excerpt from:
Sceptre has new 32″ LED HDTV for the masses

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

GameCom 777 from Plantronics

I got a chance to try out the GameCom 777 and I was pretty impressed when I heard them.

The GameCom 777 is apparently designed for games and movies for a laptop, and it has a USB adapter that can convert any 2 channel audio source to a virtual 7.1 surround sound device. From the moment I plugged in the adapter and the headphones, the sound was magnified incredibly. You can quote me on those last two words, as I do’t know any other way to describe it.

It also has a noise-cancelling microphone that can bend up into the headphones themselves. It has an in-line volume which I will have to warn you: it will usurp your laptop’s volume control. In other words, your computer’s regular dial will not work as you have use the one on the 777. That is totally acceptable.

The specially designed ear pods can redistribute pressure for maximum comfort, and they feel pretty light on my head for something that looks heavy. I found that the the cables were durable, so it can take a lot of yanking. Not that you should be yanking the cord, of course.

The GameCom 777 is available on the Plantronics site right here, and the price listed is $99.99.


Conference Calendar – The global conference and expo finder.
[ GameCom 777 from Plantronics copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Here is the original: 
GameCom 777 from Plantronics

, , , ,

No Comments

MIT Media Lab City Car could be our automobile future

MIT Media Lab showed off this particular CityCar at a conference lately, and it is very good. Just to let you know, it is still a concept, but it should be full-sized and in production in about 2013.

You can watch a video of it after the jump, and you can see that it has a very unusual folding ability. The folding is perfect for city parking places, where space is an issue. Just think how much less room these cars would take up in comparison to full size cars of today!

The folding also serves a secondary purpose as it allows the driver to get into the car standing instead of that acute or obtuse angle that one does when getting in the driver’s seat of ordinary vehicles.

In addition to these amazing abilities, the CityCar can turn its wheels at extremely odd angles. You can see in the video that the wheels can turn inward so the vehicle can make “O-turns”.

Oh man, I can just see a future where big cities are full of cars like these! It would be like everyone owning a SmartCar, but smaller. This would make a mini-van seem like a semi with these kinds of standards. Right now, my mind is filling with images of science-fiction future cities, without the dystopian shadows.

Source


Tech Cult – We cover the latest tech news, but always with a funny twist.
[ MIT Media Lab City Car could be our automobile future copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Read the original: 
MIT Media Lab City Car could be our automobile future

, , , ,

No Comments

Stem iZON Remote Room Monitor announced

Stem has just announced their iZON Remote Room Monitor – which does look like some sort of modern day droid who was programmed to watch over the room with its plethora of sensors. Actually, it isn’t (sorry for the disappointment!), and R2-D2 need not worry that he would be out of a job anytime soon. In fact, the Stem iZON Remote Room Monitor is actually an app-controlled video camera that will deliver live streaming of both audio and video to any iOS device from Apple – we are talking about having it sent to anywhere in the world.

iZON will, in fact, easily join most wireless networks in order to deliver secure remote monitoring over the free Stem:Connect App for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Let iZON do all the watching and listening on your behalf, where it will inform you whenever it detects a motion or sound, sending such recordings over to a free, private YouTube account by itself – how smart is that? It makes me remember of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, where R2-D2 stood in Senator Amidala’s room to watch over her while she slept.

Even non-techies can get used to the iZON in a jiffy, where you place it on any horizontal surface or mount it to a ceiling. Capable of tilting and swiveling easily using its special magnetic base, the iZON won’t let you down if you want a basic security device that records down anything out of the ordinary. The Stem:Connect App can be downloaded for free, and it takes but a handful of steps to create a secure user account while starting to stream live audio and video.

If you’re interested, iZON can be purchased directly from here (www.steminnovation.com) as well as in select Best Buy locations. Folks who swear by the Apple retail store can pick theirs up from there soon, where it will retail for $129.95 a pop.

Press Release


Check out the Coolest Gadgets 2008 Gift Guides, Christmas shopping made easy.
[ Stem iZON Remote Room Monitor announced copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Excerpt from:
Stem iZON Remote Room Monitor announced

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Shoot the clock first thing in the morning

We’ve seen our fair share of different and zany alarm clocks in the past, but here is something else that might interest you – an alarm clock which requires you to actually “shoot” it using the included gun remote. Yes sir, this £22.95 alarm clock allows you to literally shoot the time – whenever it rings, of course. How does it work? Well, the alarm clock itself is constructed from an amalgamation of metal and plastic, where the accompanying plastic toy gun will stop the car alarm noise whenever you point the toy gun at the taxi on the alarm clock.

The whole idea behind this? To make sure you are awake enough to be able to turn off an alarm clock, whereby in the process you won’t go back to sleep, of course. Would be nicer if you could replace the image of the car with a photo of your nemesis, no? This particular purchase might cost you a bit more than usual in the long run, especially when you need a trio of AA batteries for the alarm clock and a couple of AA batteries for the toy gun. I would highly recommend rechargeables to go along with this though.


Coolest Gadgets UK – For all your UK centric tech and gadget news.
[ Shoot the clock first thing in the morning copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

Go here to see the original: 
Shoot the clock first thing in the morning

, , , , ,

No Comments

Pajaggle game has turned me to a Pa-junkie

Conventions like Pax Prime in Seattle are occasions that attract a lot of games, both board and electronic. One of the best games that I saw was this one, Pajaggle.

Pajaggle is a game with a plastic board, made for pieces that fit precisely in place. That’s it. The goal of the game is to simply put the shapes in the proper place, in the least about of time. By the way, the player is supposed to put the big piece in the middle of the board in last, and say “Pajaggle”.

As someone who loves it when things are in order, there is something very comforting about this game. There are other ways to play this game, like a game of triads where the Pajaggle pieces are put in groups of three.

I have to say that the game is somewhat difficult as these pieces are laser-cut to fit in their one place, and some pieces fit in other pieces. It looks easy at first, but this game of shapes becomes difficult as some pieces don’t fit in as easy as they should on the first try.

All in all, Pajaggle is fun for any age. It is available for about $29.99 from the Pajaggle online store.


Tech Cult – We cover the latest tech news, but always with a funny twist.
[ Pajaggle game has turned me to a Pa-junkie copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]


Related Posts:

More here: 
Pajaggle game has turned me to a Pa-junkie

, , ,

No Comments