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If you’re feeling sorry for your abandoned USB ports HP has good news for you. The HD100 is the first USB 2.0 based external HD-DVD player. But in order to make use of it’s HD-DVD playback, you need at least a 3.2GHz core solo Pentium or an AMD 64 X2 2.2GHz. No wonder no one’s jumping into the high def bandwagon yet. And if you want external output (duh!), you’d better have an HDMI or HDCP-compliant DVI-D cable lying around. The drive also won’t burn regular DVDs. What a
bitch waste. It’s due around Christmas time this year, no known pricetag yet.
Press Release (PDF) – Via Everything USB.
Tired of your girlfriend bitching at you about ugly laptops? Try the new Sony Core 2 Duo notebook lineup in sexy colors and style. Following the Apple’s Macbook at 13.3 inches these are perfect fit for your screen real estate and your girl’s cute little lap.
At five pounds, these babies are nice and light, and it’s got everything you need from 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity to a DVD burner. They’ll cost you $1350 a pop and you can grab the black and urban grey models in a few weeks, but those other sexy colors will keep you in line until November.
Press Release (Sony Style) – Via Gizmodo and Laptops@TechFresh.
The Polycom Voicestation 500 conference phone has futuristic design and boasts Polycom’s Acoustic Clarity Technology. This technology provides you full duplex, natural group conferencing which minimizes background echoes, word clipping, and distortion in order to carry out a high-quality voice conference call. You can also connect Bluetooth-enabled cellphones to carry out your conference calls, or to a computer for use with VoIP programs such as Skype. No word yet on pricing and availability.
BenQ Siemens’ newest concept phone, the Black Box, uses a touch screen as its keypad. The touch screen changes the control layout immediately which depends on the functions you are using. What an interesting concept phone it is!
Slashphone via CellPhones@TechFresh.