From the monthly archives:

September 2009

DoubleSight Smart USB Monitors

by Isaiah on September 30, 2009

DS-70U

DoubleSight Displays has rolled out a new series of Smart USB monitors which include the 7-Inch DS-70U, 9-Inch DS-90U and 9-inch DS-90UC. The DS-70U offers a native resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, 30ms response time, 375 cd/m2 brightness and 350:1 contrast ratio. Followed by the DS-90U which provides a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 30ms response time, 200 cd/m2 brightness and 300:1 contrast ratio. And finally the DS-90UC that features the exact same specs found in DS-90U model but with a detachable webcam. In addition, these monitors also support landscape and portrait viewing modes and are compatible with both PC and Mac. The DS-70U, DS-90U and DS-90UC are priced at $119, $139, $159, respectively. [Product Page]

Pioneer BDR-205 - The World's First 12x Blu-ray Writer

Pioneer has just unveiled the world’s first 12x Blu-ray writer for desktop computers called the BDR-205. The drive features a 4MB cache memory, a SATA connection interface and provides 12x write speeds for Blu-ray Disc media, 16x for DVD and 40x for CD media. The Pioneer BDR-205 will start shipping in Q1 2010 for $249. [CrunchGear]

LG GD510 Mobile Phone With Solar Panel

by Johan on September 30, 2009

LG GD510 Mobile Phone With Solar Panel

LG has added a new cell phone to their range by releasing the LG GD510. The phone comes jam packed with a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 400, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 8GB of storage space to store your captured pictures or videos. Additional features include a brushed aluminum case, and an optional solar panel that will replace the battery cover and can be used to charge the phone’s battery. The LG GD510 will be available beginning in mid-October in Europe, followed by other markets. [Slashphone via Upcoming Cell Phones]

Belkin Releases iPod Touch Cases For Charity

by Johan on September 30, 2009

Belkin 'For The Cure' iPod Touch Cases

One of the most popular charitable causes for companies to donate money to is cancer research. Belkin has recently released a couple of iPod touch cases that are being sold and part of the proceeds will be given to help find a cure for breast cancer. The DualFit and Grip will be available for purchase in mid-October 2009 for $29.99 each. Belkin will give $2.50 of each sale to cancer research with a minimum donation of $100,000. [Press Release via Upcoming Cell Phones]

LaCie Sound2 USB Speaker

by Johan on September 30, 2009

LaCie Sound2 USB Speakers

If you are unsatisfied with the sound quality of your laptop’s speakers, then you should try the new LaCie Sound2 Speaker that was engineered in collaboration with loudspeaker manufacturer Cabasse. The LaCie Sound2 connects to the computer via USB 2.0 port. In addition, there is also a stereo line input for rigging up other devices. The LaCie Sound2 speakers comes equipped with a Class D Digital Amplifier, a magnetic shielding, a bass reflex system, and a 30W of total peak system output. You can purchase the LaCie Sound2 for $99.99. [LaCie]