Samsung will announce a new HD video camcorder at the upcoming consumer electronics trade show IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Few details about the camcorder have been revealed so far, but Akihabare News learned that the VP-HMX10A will be equipped with a 10x optical zoom and record videos in 1280 x 720p resolution.
Tokyo (Japan) - Sony has unveiled its latest high definition projector, claiming a contrast ratio of 35,000:1.
Using SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) technology, the new HD projection unit carries more than double the contrast of its predecessor, the VPL-VW50.
The greater contrast ratio is attributed to the projector's use of Advanced Iris 2, a technology that more clearly regulated the amount of light going through the projector's lenses.
Within less than three years of its founding, Vizio has become the largest supplier of LCD TVs in the U.S., outshipping its closest competitor, Samsung, by 130,000 units in Q2.
Costa Mesa (CA) - With 6.5 FPS continuous shooting, a new auto focus feature and a 10.1 MP sensor, Canon's latest DSLR camera is ready to hit the market.
Canon's EOS 40D, the successor to the EOS 30D, takes significant advances over the previous model with new technology that Canon introduced earlier this year. For example, the 40D incorporates Canon's DIGIC III processor, which allows for nearly instantaneous camera boot-up and advanced color rendering.
Fremont (CA) - Logitech's latest holiday offering for 2007 will be an iPod sound system with high definition tweeters controlled by motion sensitive technology.
The Pure-Fi Dream Premium Bedroom Music System includes an AM/FM radio, dual alarm setting, and of course an iPod dock. Logitech describes the system as the company's "most sophisticated design" to date.
Chicago (IL) – Nike apparently is gearing up to release a wireless workout kit that will consist of remote control for the iPod Nano and a receiver of a wireless sensor in certain Nike shoes.
Disney is launching a new line of inexpensive video camcorders and LCD television sets to further cement its lock on your kids.
Washington, D.C. – XM will be offering a new radio that will make browsing through through XM channels more convenient.
Samsung's BD-P1200 is available now for $425, the first time a widely available standalone BD player is selling for less than the Playstation 3.
Chicago (IL) - SlingMedia has received the FCC nod for a redesigned Slingbox, according to documents published on the commission's website today.
How long long do you plan on keeping your next TV? Panasonic says that its 1080p plasma displays are good for a viewing time for about 42 years - that is, of course, if the rest has not fallen apart by 2049.
Wayne (NJ) – Toshiba today released three new HD DVD players with prices ranging from $300 to $500.
Auburn Hills (MI) – Minivans may not be able to shed their soccer mom image, but there is apparently still lots of demand for the roomy family haulers. Freshly divorced from Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler has just launched its new 2008 Dodge Caravan and 2008 Chrysler Town&Country, with a boatload of new features, including the industry's first implementation of in-car Sirius TV.
Chicago (IL) – Fancy new eyewear from Oakley has popped up on the FCC website: The “O Rokr Pro” will be the second generation of Bluetooth sunglasses to result from the cooperation with Motorola and the first to be capable of music streaming.
Harman/Becker Automotive Systems has launched a new GPS device that will verbally warn drivers when they are in excess of the legal speed limit.