High-tech product releases announced the week ending May 11 include the world’s biggest 3D TV, a high-tech smartphone for Japan, the world’s smallest Android HD video recording smartphone, the world’s thinnest 4G smartphone, luxury speakers with a designer edge and a 24kt e-reader.
The world’s biggest 3D HDTV
Samsung’s UE75D9500 TV is a dazzling 75-inch 3D-capable LED LCD TV, a TV that currently holds the title of the world’s biggest 3D screen in the world. The massive TV is the highest-end product in Samsung’s existing Smart TV lineup and sports an ultra-thin "Secret Design." The TV uses active shutter 3D technology, has a 3D Hyperial Engine, Smart Hub functions, access to Smart TV apps and web browser, and ships with a QWERTY Smart TV remote. The 75" D9500 will be available for pre-order in Korea in May. The TV is rumored to launch in the US in August for an equally dazzling price of $13,000.
An Android smartphone built for high-tech Japanese users
The Japanese-friendly Xperia acro joins Sony Ericsson's Android-powered Xperia smartphone lineup. The flagship Japanese device follows in the footsteps of the company's Arc handset and packs in mobile TV, an infrared port for data sharing with other devices, a mobile wallet for on-the-go mobile payments, an extra wide 4.2" display, an 8.1MP camera, HD video recording and a built-in HDMI-connector. The Xperia acro will arrive in Japan this summer. No prices have been announced.
The world's smallest Android HD video recording smartphone
Sony Ericsson claims its recently announced Xperia mini is the world’s smallest Android HD video recording smartphone. The pint-sized but turbo-charged smartphone sports a 3" scratch-resistant, touchsensitive display, an improved user interface, built-in social networking features, 1GHz processor, 5MP rear-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera, and handwriting recognition. The Xperia mini will be available from Q3 2011. No prices have been announced.
Razor-thin Android device also comes with a massive screen
Samsung's Infuse 4G is marketed as the thinnest 4G smartphone in the US market. The Android device has a massive 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2 GHz processor, an 8MP camera and measures in at just 9 millimeters (thinner than both the iPhone 4 and Optimus Black). The Infuse 4G will arrive on May 15 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
A high-end designer loudspeaker with a high-end price
Magico’s latest high-performance loudspeaker is a 2-way stand-mounted monitor called the Magico Q1. The compact speaker features a stylish fully-braced, fully-damped, aluminum and copper, hard-anodized enclosure and packs in a completely new set of Magico drivers that require as little as 50 watts of power. The Magico Q1 speaker is priced at an eye-watering $24,950 per pair. The Q1 will be available in the third quarter of 2011.
The world’s first 24kt gold e-reader
British luxury brand Alexander Amosu has wrapped Amazon’s Kindle e-reader in a coat of solid 24kt gold. The e-reader can be purchased in a selection of 24kt yellow, white or rose gold and can be customized to include Swarovski diamonds. For the right price, the company will engrave the tablet with a personalized message and craft a customized carrying case. Prices start from £1199 ($1,970, €1360).