From the monthly archives:

October 2008

World’s Lightest Portable XM Radio

by Johan on October 31, 2008

World's Lightest Portable XM Radio

Pioneer boasts the latest XMp3, which is the lightest portable XM radio in the market today. The gadget is able to play your favorite MP3 files when you are bored of tuning in to XM radio stations. You can save your MP3 tunes on a microSD memory card. Other features include an auto-record capability, a buffer that stores the last 30 minutes’ worth of programms and a 100 hour storage space. You need to spend at least $280 to bring home the Pioneer XMp3 Portable XM Radio. [Boing-boing]

Rugged Recon Scout Throwable Robot

by Johan on October 31, 2008

Rugged Recon Scout Throwable Robot

The Recon Scout robot looks like a dumbbell at first glance, but it is actually a robot that moves around on quiet electric motors. The robot can be controlled by a handheld controller within a 100 foot radius. Its remote control has an integrated display so you will know where to position the Recon Scout robot. The robot is also durable enough by a hard impact because it was specially built to survive a 30 foot drop onto concrete. [PopularMechanics]

Dell Releases Two More Wide-aspect LCD Displays

Dell makes us busy with their two new wide-aspect LCD displays – the 22 inch S2209W and the 23 inch S2309W. Both LCD screens feature full 1080p resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms pixel response time, DVI with HDCP encryption support and VGA support. You can purchase the Dell S2209W for $239, meanwhile the S2309W is priced at $299. [Electronista]

JVC Sound Garden Kirikabu Concept Speaker

by Johan on October 31, 2008

JVC Sound Garden Kirikabu Concept Speaker

JVC has a new eco-friendly speaker concept which is called the Sound Garden KiriKabu. The speaker concept is now on display in Tokyo at the Designer’s Week exhibition. It merges potted plants with multi-directional speakers that consists of a woofer, and left- and right-channel stereo speakers powered by an internal amplifier. [Impress]

New Mini Audio System by Marantz

by Johan on October 31, 2008

New Mini Audio System by Marantz

Marantz offers its mini Audio System in Japan. Dubbed as the M-CR502, the system consists of an amplifier, CD player, and speakers and offers a RMS Output power of 50W x2 or 25W x4, a THD of 0.10%, a frequency response of 5Hz-20kH (±3dB) and a signal noise ratio of 86dB. Other features include a USB port, AM/FM Radio, and 5 presets of EQ. The Marantz M-CR502 is priced at €450. [Akihabara]