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Virgin Mobile Alcatel One Touch Venture QWERTY Android Phone

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:59 AM PDT

Virgin Mobile Alcatel One Touch Venture QWERTY Android Phone

Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid brand, launches the new Alcatel One Touch Venture entry-level Android smartphone. The handset has a similar design as Motorola’s Droid Pro, featuring a bar-type form factor with QWERTY keyboard. It is boosted by a 600MHz processor with 512MB RAM and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Virgin Mobile Alcatel One Touch Venture QWERTY Android Phone 1

The Venture features a 2.8-inch touchscreen, a 2 Megapixel camera with LED flash and camcorder, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and built-in speakerphone. The phone comes with a 2GB SD memory card. It offers up to 300 hours of standby time and up to 4 hours of talk time.

The Alcatel One Touch Venture is available on Virgin Mobile for $99.99 under $35/month unlimited data plan.
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Toshiba EXCERIA Series SD Memory Cards with World’s Fastest Transfer Rates

Posted: 15 Mar 2012 04:22 AM PDT

Toshiba EXCERIA Series Ultra High Speed SDHC SDXC cards

Toshiba announced the new EXCERIA line of SDHC/SDXC memory cards that offers the world’s fastest transfer rates at up to 95MB/s. Toshiba’s new SD cards are fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I and their minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1 and SD speed class 10.

Three series of EXCERIA will be released. The Type 1 is equipped with new controllers and provides the world’s fastest data transfers, with a maximum read speed of 95MB/s and a write speed of 90MB/s. The Type 2 offers maximum 95MB/s read and 60MB/s write speeds, while the Type HD has 90MB/s read and 30MB/s write. Both Type 1 and Type HD will be available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB capacities with FAT32 file format and the Type 2 supports exFAT and FAT32 format with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Toshiba will first release the Type HD in April/May, then Type 1 in July, followed by Type 2 in August.

Specs:

1.  EXCERIA Type 1

Product Name SD-GU032G1  SD-GU016G1  SD-GU008G1
Capacity 32GB 16GB 8GB
Speed Class UHS-I

Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 95MB/sec
Maximum write speed 90MB/sec
Interface SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≦208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Standard Ver.3.01
File Format FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx. 2g

2. EXCERIA Type 2

Product Name  SD-GU064G2  SD-GU032G2  SD-GU016G2
Capacity 64GB 32GB 16GB
Speed Class UHS-I

Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 95MB/sec
Maximum write speed 60MB/sec
Interface SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≦208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.01
File Format exFAT FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx.2g

3. EXCERIA Type HD

Product Name  SD-GU032GH  SD-GU016GH  SD-GU008GH
Capacity 32GB 16GB 8GB
Speed Class UHS-I

Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 90MB/sec
Maximum write speed 30MB/sec
Interface SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK≦208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode 1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.01
File Format FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx. 2g

[Toshiba]


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iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 10:27 PM PDT

iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker

iHome Audio is launching on 1 April its iW2 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay. The iW2 is anout 25% smaller than its predecessor, the iW1. The AirPlay speaker connects to your home network via WiFi and is able to stream music from iPhone, iPod, iPod touch and computers running iTunes wirelessly.


iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker butons

The iHome iW2 features two full-range speaker drivers tuned with SRS Trubass sound processing. The speaker has USB port for charging and playing iPhone, iPad and iPod, and AUX input for connecting other audio sources. It comes with a remote control.

The iHome iW2 is priced at $199.99. Though the official release data is 1 April, you can now get one from Crutchfield.

iHome iW2 AirPlay Wireless Speaker back

[Businesswire]


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Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror

Sony adds to its Alpha DSLR camera line the latest Alpha A57 camera with Translucent Mirror technology. replacing the one-and-a-half year old Alpha A55. According to Sony, the Translucent Mirro design directs incoming light to the CMOS image sensor and the AF sensor at the same time, allowing full-time continuous AF during both still and video shooting. The DSLR packs a 16.1 Megapixel APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and  a latest-generation BIONZ engine. It offers an ISO range from 100 to 16,000 and extendable to up to ISO 25,600.

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror angle

Sony’s new A57 features the 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensor, the newly-enhanced Object Tracking AF that keeps faces or other selected objects in sharp focus and SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization. The camera is capable of up to 12fps high-speed shooting in the new Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode. There is 2x Clear Image Zoom technology to doubles the effective magnification of your lens, which is coupled with Sony’s By Pixel Super Resolution Technology that maintains superb image details, allowing users to get closer to the subject. The A57 is the world’s first camera to feature Auto Portrait Framing, in which the camera uses face detection and the compositional ‘rule of thirds’, and identifies your subject’s position, trimming the scene to create tightly-framed, professional looking pictures in vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape) orientation.

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror front no lens

The Aplha A57 features the Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with 1440k dot resolution and a 100% field of view, and a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD display. The shooter comes with a range of in-camera Picture Effect modes with 11 different effects and 15 total variations, and users can preview results directly in live view mode on the LCD screen or in the new Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder while shooting either Full HD video or stills. It records Full HD video at 60p, 60i or 24p frame rates and provides mini HDMI connector. “Movie-making options are enhanced further with full control over P/A/S/M shooting modes for virtually limitless creative expression.”

The new Sony Alpha A57 will be available in April as body-only (model SLT-A57) for $699 or with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens (model SLT-A57K) for $799 (pre-order at Amazon.com).

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror side

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror back

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror swivel display

Sony Alpha A57 DSLR Camera with Translucent Mirror swivel display 1

Key Features SLT-A57
Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Compatibility Sony A-mount lenses. Operation also confirmed with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
Image Sensor APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters
Processor BIONZ™ image processor
ISO Sensitivity Range AUTO (ISO 100 – 3200), ISO 100 – 16000 selectable, Multi Frame NR (extendable up to ISO 25600)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW&JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
HDMI Connector and BRAVIA Sync HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
Image Size: 3:2 (pixels) L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)S: 2448 x 1624 (4.0M)
HD movie record Recording format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)Image size (pixels) (PAL): AVCHD: 1980×1080 (50p / 28M / PS, 50i / 24M / FX, 50i / 17M/FH, 25p / 24M / FX, 25p / 17M / FH), MP4: 1440×1080 (25fps / 12M), VGA: 640×480 (25fps / 3M)
Electronic Viewfinder SVGA 1.2 cm (0.46 type) electronic viewfinder (colour), Xtra Fine (1,440,000 dots effective resolution (when viewfinder magnification is set to maximum setting), with 100% frame coverage, five display modes and grid line display modes.
LCD 7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type Xtra Fine LCD with 921k dot resolution; Tilt angle: downward 180 degrees. Rotation angle: leftward 270 degrees from position in which LCD is facing forward.
Other features Face Detection, Auto Portrait Framing, Smile Shutter, Shooting Tips, Help Guide
Clear Image Zoom Yes
Digital zoom Smart Zoom, Digital Zoom
SteadyShot™ INSIDE YES
Anti-dust System Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
Focus Modes AF/MF selectable.AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
Autofocus System TTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors
Exposure Modes iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Exposure Metering System 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure Metering Modes Multi-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight
Picture Effect 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
Creative Style Settings Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White[Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation (-3 to +3steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3steps)]
Sweep Panorama YES (2D and 3D)
Auto HDR YES (available in P/A/S/M modes)
Shutter Speed (stills) 1/4000-30sec, Bulb
Exposure Bracketing 1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames
White Balance Settings Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool White/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7, 15-step, Custom, AWB micro adjustment
Continuous Advance Shooting Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 12 images per secondContinuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 10 images per secondContinuous shooting: Hi: Maximum 8 frames per second / Lo: Maximum 3 frames per secondTele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 25 images

Continuous Advance Priority AE mode: Fine: 23 images, Standard: 27 images, RAW & JPEG: 18 images, RAW: 21 images

Continuous shooting: Fine: 25 images, Standard: 29 images, RAW & JPEG: 19 images, RAW: 21 images

Approx. no. of Shots Approx. 550 shots with Tru-Finder, approx. 590 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Built-in Flash Auto pop-up, GN10 (in metres at ISO 100), FOV coverage up to 18mm
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless*, Hi-Speed Sync.** With external Flash HVL-F58AM, HVL-F56AM, HVL-F43AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-F36AMFlash control (ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL)
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 132.1 mm × 97.5 mm × 80.7 mm
Weight Approx. 539g (body only)Approx. 618g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

[Sony]


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Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch red

Sony Mobile announced yet another Xperia smartphone, the Xperia solo featuring the Floating Touch navigation technology allows you to browse the web without actually touching the screen. The Floating Touch allows uers to navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without actually having to touch the screen.

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch nfc
The Xperia sola is powered by a dual-core 1GHz STE U8500 processor. It sports a 3.7-inch 854×480 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology, 8GB internal memory and a microSD card slot. The phone is capable of 720p HD video recording and includes 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama shooting mode. In addition to Bluetooth and WiFi, the sola also comes with DLNA certified and NFC enabled. Using the included two Xperia NFC SmartTags, users can launch a re-configured profile in the smartphone easily with a simple tap.

Sony Xperia sola will come with Android 2.3 with future upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich during Summer 2012. It will be available in black, white and red, and will be released in China as Sony Xperia MT27i.

Xperia sola

Experience NFC SmartTags

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch side horizontal

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch bravia engine

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch camera

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch black

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch black 2

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch white
Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch white 1

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch black 1

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch red 1

Sony Xperia sola Smartphone with Floating Touch red 2
[Sony Mobile 1|2]


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Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Wireless Music Doorbell

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 06:13 AM PDT

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Wireless Music Doorbell

Tired of doorbell’s ding-dong sound? What if the doorbell actually plays your favorite music. Security equipment company Swann brings the MP3 DJ Doorbell, a customizable wireless doorbell that stores and plays music, instead of ding-dong, when the doorbell is pressed. The system has two components, a speaker unit and a push button doorbell unit.

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Wireless Music Doorbell push button unit

Installation is easy. Use included double sided adhesive to attach the push button doorbell unit by the front door and either mount the speaker on your living area wall with screws or position it on top of a credenza. When the doorbell is pressed, it begins to play your favorite music. The system operates completely wirelessly, and has a wireless range of up to 330ft/100m. Both units are battery-powered, meaning there’s no need to run wiring of any kind.

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Wireless Music Doorbell speaker unit

The MP3 DJ Doorbell uses SD card to store music and supports up to 32GB card. With built-in control, the speaker unit can also be used as a on-the-wall or portable music player. It comes with MP3 editing software and a USB cable for transferring music from PC to the SD card. The wireless music doorbell system is available for $49.99.

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell Wireless Music Doorbell back
[Swann][Maxborges]


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Sprint ZTE Fury Budget-friendly Android Phone

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 05:31 AM PDT

Sprint ZTE Fury Budget-friendly Android Phone

Sprint launches a new budget-friendly Android smartphone, the ZTE Fury, which is a full-featured device “ideal for families who want the convenience and connectedness of a smartphone at an accessible price point”. The Fury sports a 3.5-inch 480×320 capacitive IPS touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash, and 4GB onboard storage.

ZTE’s Fury is boosted by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor with 512MB of RAM, and is loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It supports WiFi 802/11b/g with Mobile Hotspot capability for sharing 3G connection, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. It comes pre-loaded with the Sprint ID that enables customers to have a fully personalized experience with a few simple clicks. A 2GB microSD card is included with the Fury. The 1500mAh battery provides up to 8 hours of talk time.
Sprint ZTE Fury Budget-friendly Android Phone
As a family phone, the ZTE Fury supports Sprint’s family services including the Family Locator that allows parents to quickly and easily locate their family members on an interactive map; the Sprint Mobile Control that gives parents the opportunity to clearly understand their child's talk, text and app use habits; and Sprint Drive First that automatically locks the phone when traveling more than 10 MPH and unlocks when the car has stopped driving.

The ZTE Fury is available for $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card and a new two-year service agreement.

[Sprint]


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