Solar Sound: compact speakers with charging from the sun

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Company Devotec Industries introduced a portable speaker system with support for Interface Bluetooth - Solar Sound. This is apparently the first in the industry of wireless speakers that can be charged by solar energy. Solar Sound - a system of two 2-watt speaker, the device is compact and light (165h55h55 mm, 260 grams). Through Bluetooth wireless interface, or a regular 3.5-mm audiorazem it can be connected to the Media and mobile phones. A built-in microphone allows you to use Solar Sound as a hands-free system.

All the upper surface of the lid device took solar panels, battery capacity is 1500 mAh. Without charging Solar Sound can work for 8 hours with an average volume, and 4 hours - at full power. From the mains or a USB device will be charged for 4 hours, but from the solar battery - 12-24 hours. Office of the acoustic system by means of touch buttons. Model Solar Sound has been on sale at Devotec Industries, its cost is $ 99.99.

New photos and a possible cost of Android-smartphone HTC Click

The network is a new photo Android-smartphone HTC Click. "Live" snapshot of good quality, it may well be an idea about this novelty. Model is shown in dark blue casing. We already mentioned in the news on the smartphone HTC Click is running Android. This seems to be a model middle-class. Its performance is almost no information. Presumably, the unit is equipped with a 2.8-inch touch screen, built-in camera and 3.5-mm audio.

The source provided and the likely cost of HTC Click. Estimated, it could be $ 280-330. At the same time, telecom operators are likely to sell much cheaper than a smartphone, of course, with the contract. Perhaps he will even "free" with a connection to a certain price.

iLuv iMM9400 - vertical CD/MP3-audiosistema to the dock for the iPhone and iPod

Company iLuv announces a new version of its vertical CD/MP3-audiosistemy - iLuv iMM9400. New implemented in a coherent and attractive design, as the manufacturer promises, allows music fans to get real pleasure from high-quality sound.

New iLuv iMM9400 audio system equipped with a slot for memory card SD, USB-port and dock for the iPhone and iPod. It is compatible with multiple handheld devices, including all three generations communicator iPhone, media iPod, as well as other MP3-players. In addition, there are two-column, MP3/CD player with support for four drives, as well as AM / FM-radio with automatic tuning function of frequency. Audio is also equipped with a function jAura Soundcell Technology, improves sound quality. New Audio iLuv iMM9400 will be on sale in August at a price of 250 dollars.

A-DATA has released a series of high-speed memory card SDHC Turbo Class 10

Company A-DATA formally introduced a new series of memory cards Turbo SDHC Class 10. As is clear from the title, this series supports the new high-speed specification approved by SD Association - Class 10. This card can record large volumes of data continuously and without any loss to full occupancy. This will increase productivity in the recording device, such as photo and video cameras. For example, a photographer can make a great series of shots in succession, which was previously difficult because of limitations in the speed record on a memory card.

In DSLR SLR cameras, this problem is solved, but at the expense of significant appreciation. The speed of data transmission in a series of Turbo SDHC Class 10 increased to 22 Mb / s if the device supports the specification of SD 3.0. Users will be able to shoot good quality videos with HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which was not feasible with the previous generation of SDHC. Card A-DATA Turbo SDHC Class 10 is available with a 16 GB. In a series of memory card manufacturer provide Turbo «life» warranty.

The cost of the first processors Lynnfield starts from $ 196

Became known the value of the first quad-processor Intel Lynnfield, which is scheduled for release Sept. 6. Reported that these chips will be sold under the brands Core i5 and the Core i7, depending on the value. For example, the most affordable Lynnfield processor with clock frequency of 2.66 GHz and 8 MB of cache will be sold to a third level called Core i5 750 at a price of 196 dollars (in batches of 1000). However, this model will be the only one of the new CPU, brand won Core i5. Two other chip Lynnfield will be sold under the brand name Core i7 and at a higher price.

Unlike existing processors Core i7 9xx, new chips are designed to interface with socket LGA 1156 and will include a series of Core i7 8xx. In addition, they do not support the three-memory. The new processors Lynnfield in this series will be the name Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 and will operate at frequencies of 2.8 GHz and 2.93 GHz, and the cost of 284 and 562 dollars respectively.

Computer corpus SilverStone Raven RV02 appears in Europe in mid-August

SilverStone company has demonstrated its high level of computer corpus Raven RV02 in early June at Computex 2009. Now the information that the company plans to begin deliveries of the new product in the coming month.

Computer corpus SilverStone Raven RV02 is precisely this pattern of mounting the motherboard, like his predecessor, Raven RV01, and supports the system board form factor Extended ATX. It has dimensions of 212 x 503 x 643 mm and has a matte black color. In addition, the building is equipped with eight external compartments, size 5.25 inches, of which, however, can be used for only five. There are front panel inputs and outputs with two USB and two audioportami.

Computer corpus SilverStone Raven RV02 is available in two versions - with a window on the side facets of without it. Cooling System Corps comprises four fans. Three 180 mm fan with a speed of 700 to 1000 revolutions per minute are located at the bottom of the hull, and another 120 mm fan rotating at a speed of 950 revolutions per minute - on the rear panel.
Computer corpus SilverStone Raven RV02 should appear on sale in Europe around mid-August at a price around 130 euros.

Notebook Packard Bell Butterfly S FC - 8 hours of autonomous work

Company Packard Bell, which is a property of Acer, announced the Ultra notebook Butterfly S FC-based energy efficient platform Intel CULV. It will be sold in the European market. 13-inch Packard Bell Butterfly S FC based on Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The laptop is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and hard disk 500 GB.

For graphics Packard Bell Butterfly S FC uses a discrete graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, and has HDMI-out for connection to external monitors and high definition TV. This laptop, thanks to the processor with low power consumption, can work out without recharging the battery within 8 hours. Weight Packard Bell Butterfly S FC is 1.8 kg. New product will go on sale in Europe in the coming days. Its value can hardly be considered the budget: it is 650 euro.

Lenovo P82 - stylish GSM "cot" from China

The Chinese company Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology in the near future is going to release for sale its new mobile phone, Lenovo P82. This two-band GSM model, made in a folding form factor and has a 3.2 MP camera, looks very much like some Japanese models of mobile phones.

Speaking from the technical side of Lenovo P82, its characteristics are as follows:

  • Support communications standards: GSM 900/1800 MHz, GPRS / EDGE
  • Dimensions: 105,8 h50, 5h15, 4 mm
  • Weight: 125 gr.
  • OS: MTK
  • Messaging: SMS / EMS / MMS / E-Mail
  • External display: resolution 128h36 pixels, OLED
  • Supporting microSD memory cards
  • Camera: 3.2 MP with Autofocus
  • Sound: 64-s tone polyphonic, MP3 player
  • Communications: USB, Bluetooth
  • Built-in FM radio
  • Entertainment: 2 embedded games, support for Java
  • Other applications: Calendar, Alarm clock, Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Currency Converter and values, Notes

HTC Firestone

We have repeatedly written in the news about the new Communicator, HTC Firestone, which has not yet been formally introduced. Already appeared, and his image, and rumors about the characteristics. Now resource WMPoweruser published another picture HTC Firestone, similar to the official. It should be noted that it is quite different from the previous one. Enclosure straight lines, there is a large touch display (capacitive, according to the source) and sensor buttons for him, expressed no hardware controls. In addition, in the lower right corner of Communicator is visible, it appears that the lattice dynamics. Design of the device somewhat unusual, but quite attractive. According to WMPoweruser, HTC Firestone would be positioned with an emphasis on multimedia functionality. His release is expected in August - September.

At the moment, aware of many of the characteristics of HTC Firestone:
  • Cellular: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (4 band), UMTS / HSDPA (2 range)
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • Processor: Qualcomm 8250 (600 MHz)
  • Display: 3.6 inch, touch-sensitive, capacitive, permission - WVGA
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, WiFi b / g
  • AGPS support
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM/512 MB ROM
  • microSD-slot (supports a "hot" replacement card)
  • 3.5-mm audiorazem

Automobile Navigator Sony NV-U3DV with multimedia functions

Company Sony Announces Automobile Navigator NV-U3DV. This model with a large touch screen that supports gesture-commands: the different finger movements on the screen.

Also, a navigator can receive television, play music and video, this is especially handy on the big screen and, moreover, allows the driver to miss the road. A function Position + G will provide accurate navigation in tunnels and underground crossings, due to the barometric sensors and gyroscopes. Sony NV-U3DV supports two-and three-dimensional maps. At the moment, aware that the sale of the new browser will begin in Japan on 11 August. Its cost would be equivalent to approximately $ 700.

Specifications Sony NV-U3DV:
  • Display: 6.1 inch, touch-sensitive, permission WQVGA
  • Memory: built in 4 GB Memory Stick Duo slot
  • Supports USB interface
  • Support formats: MP3/AAC - audio, MPEG-4/AVC + H.264 - video, JPEG - image
  • Time autonomous work: 2 hours in normal mode, 3 hours - the energy saving
  • Dimensions: 182h106, 9h25, 3 mm
  • Weight: 400 grams

Mobile Google Maps with a new function to display the data layers

Google has released a new version of Google Maps for mobile operating systems, Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile. Updated maps of Google Maps 3.2 supports a new feature Layers (Layers). With its help, you can simultaneously view multiple layers of information on the same card. This may be the transport system, traffic data (in conjunction with road accidents), the results of local search, and other articles on Wikipedia. Layers can be combined arbitrarily. Thus, the user can always quickly access the necessary information, even if it is diverse.

In addition, a function of My Maps, which lets you access your home computer set up in the Google Maps map of the routes, marks and the like. Maps My Maps can be found in the menu Layers, you can not edit them, is only available to view. Among the new features Google Maps 3.2 - search results into categories, and display additional search results on top of these top ten. They appear on the map in the form of points, you can choose to receive more information. Get access to the updated Google Maps service is available with a browser on a mobile device / maps. In the near future, Google promises to add compatibility with other mobile platforms.