Top new tech products: most powerful gaming laptop, notebook that can withstand 1 ton
Wednesday 20 April 2011
High-tech product releases announced the week ending April 20 include the most powerful gaming laptop in the universe, a super durable laptop, a smart watch that connects to your smartphone, a home theater system with enhanced 3D sound, a wristwatch band for the iPod nano and an old-school flip phone.
The most powerful gaming laptop in the universe
The hefty Alienware M18x from Dell is an 18" monster with the latest in gaming technology. It has dual-graphics technology with the option of an Intel Core i7 Extreme processor overclocked to 4GHz, wireless HD audio and video so you can stream games to larger screens, plus HDMI and USB 3.0 connectivity. Release date and price will be announced in the coming weeks.
A notebook that won't crumble under 1 ton of pressure
Samsung's Sense Series 6 notebook is a "super durable" laptop for corporate use that can resist up to one ton (907kg) of pressure. The laptop is encased in Duracase ProMG which means it's five times as strong as other similar laptops on the market and is shock resistant. The Sense Series 6 notebook has an Intel Quad Core i7 processor, Nividia Hybrid Graphics and a 14.15” screen. No word on pricing or release date.
A smart watch that runs applications
A Canadian company called inPulse has developed a watch that connects to your smartphone (or PC) and can be programmed to relay instant notifications, alert you of new emails or to 'check in' to places on Facebook. The smart watch has a 1.3" OLED display, vibrating motor, button, timers and alerts - all of which are fully programmable with downloadable apps. The inPulse watch is available in Metallic Silver for $149 or in Black Anodized for $199 from http://www.getinpulse.com/
A home theater system with 3D sound
Samsung's Home Entertainment System (HT-D6750W) is a premium sound system built for watching and listening to movies in 3D. The HT-D6750W comes with with '3D Sound Plus,' a feature which delivers 3D depth sound effects on the 1,300W 7.1 channel speaker system. It has built-in WiFi so you can share photos, movies, music from devices connected to your home network and TV apps connect you to the latest content. Other features include 2D to 3D video conversion, DLNA connectivity and Full HD 1080p playback of 3D Blu-ray discs. The HT-D6750W is priced at AU$999 ($1050, €735) and is available now.
A wristwatch for your iPod nano
iWatchz, one of the many wristwatch companies that popped up after Apple CEO Steve Jobs suggested the iPod nano could be worn as a watch, released two new models for its collection of iPod nano watch strap collections. The iWatchz's Carbon Collection ($49.95) is made of high-end black leather and anodized aluminum while the Timepiece collection ($89.95) is made of polished stainless-steel and dark brown leather. The iWatchz Carbon Collection retails for $49.95 while the Timepiece collection is priced at $89.95. Both bands are available now.
An old-school flip phone with an LED matrix display
Motorola's Gleam is a slick-looking flip phone reminiscent of Motorola's popular Razr handset. On the inside the feature phone is pretty basic, but it does have a few nice design touches on the outside. An LED matrix lights up the front of the device alerting you to missed calls and unread messages while the etched keyboard adds to the futuristic look. Additional features include a 2.4" display, FM radio, 2MP camera, video recording, WAP 2.0 browser support, and Bluetooth 2.1. The Gleam will be available in the third quarter of 2011. No price has been announced.
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