From the monthly archives:

August 2009

Casio Releases Two New Budget Exilim Cameras

by Johan on August 31, 2009

Casio Exilim EX-Z280 And EX-Z33 Budget Cameras

Casio just released two new cameras from its Exilim series in the form of the EX-Z280 and EX-Z33. The EX-Z280 is a 12.1-Megapixel pocket camera with a 26mm lens, a 4X optical zoom, a 35.7MB onboard memory (upgradable via SD/SDHC slot), and a 2.7-inch LCD display with 114,960 pixels. Priced at $179, this camera is also able to record 720p video.

Available in black, light pink, vivid pink, silver, and blue, the EX-Z33 provides only a 10.1 Megapixel CCD, a 3x optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD display with 230,400 pixels, and a 16.9MB onboard memory (expandable via SD/SDHC slot). The Casio Exilim EX-Z33 is priced at $119. [CrunchGear via Digital Camera Blog]

Taxan KG-PH1004XS DLP Projector

by Isaiah on August 31, 2009

Taxan KG-PH1004XS DLP Projector

Here’s the latest addition to Taxan’s DLP projector series, the KG-PH1004XS. Measuring 312mm x 250mmx 100mm and weighing 3.7kg, the projector provides an XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 3,000 lumens brightness and is capable of producing 76-inch images from 1m distance. In addition, it also comes with several connectivity ports including HDMI, DVI-I, USB and RS232C. The KG-PH1004XS is now available in Japan for $2,600. Read more

Xtreamer e-TRAYz NAS

by Johan on August 31, 2009

Xtreamer e-TRAYz NAS

Xtreamer will launch a new NAS that supports up to 4TB of storage across two bays, Anyone who has purchased last year’s model by November 1st, 2009 will get a chance to pre-order this one for €59 ($84) when the listing opens on that day. The price will increase to €99 after November 1st, 2009. For those who don’t have the current Xtreamer will have to pick up both as a €198 set. Stay tuned for more updates. [Xtreamer]

USB Multi-Touch Smart Pad

by Johan on August 31, 2009

USB Multi-Touch Smart Pad

Brando has recently launched the USB Multi-Touch Smartpad that comes equipped with 2 and 3 finger gestures allowing you to rotate images, invoke the magnifier, zoom in and out, horizontal and vertical scroll, middle click, as well as forward and back in Internet Explorer. Measuring 80mm x 104mm x 15mm and weighing 103grams, the device is compatible with Microsoft Vista and XP OS. The USB Multi-Touch Smartpad retails for only $40. [Brando]

Asus Readies Glaciator+ GeForce GTX 260 Graphics Card

Asus is getting ready to launch its new GT200-based graphics card namely the GeForce ENGTX260 GL+/HTDI/896MD3. Featuring a black PCB, the card integrates 216 Processing Cores, a 448-bit memory interface, 3-way SLI support, a dual-slot Glaciator+ fansink, two 6-pin PCIe power connectors and two DVI outputs. The card also comes with several factory overclocked frequencies – 576MHz for the GPU, 1998MHz for the 896MB of GDDR3 memory and 1242MHz for the shader. The Asus GeForce GTx 260 is currently available for pre-order for $213. Read more