Weekly high-tech product releases: 'TRON' keyboard, luxury accessories for your gadgets, Droid X
Wednesday 30 June 2010
High-tech product releases announced the week ending June 30 include a phone that has been called the "best of the Droids," Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone portfolio,
TRON-themed peripherals with lighting effects, a luxury iPhone case with crystals and 18-karat gold, and a netbook bag for women that disguises geek with "chic."
The smartphone that has been crowned the "best of the Droids"
The Droid X is the sibling of Motorola's flagship Android-powered Droid smartphone. Inside the high-powered "superphone" you will find an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, a 1 GHz processor, Android 2.1 software (Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will be provided as an over-the-air software update in the next few months) and 8GB of memory. It also comes with a 4.3 inch high-resolution WVGA 854x480 display, 720p HD video capture and Swype. The Droid X will go on sale in the US on July 15 for $199.99 on a two-year contract. International pricing is yet to be announced.
A portfolio of high-end Android phones
Samsung has launched its attack on the high-end smartphone market with a portfolio of Android Galaxy S smartphones. The devices will feature 1GHz processors, 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screens, six-axis motion sensors, HD 720p video recording, 5 megapixel cameras, entertainment and social networking features, plus access to more than 60,000 applications through Google's Marketplace. Samsung's Galaxy range is available in four models in the USA: the Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate, and the Epic 4G. Pricing and release dates are dependent on model and region.
A range of peripherals that will make you feel like you are part of TRON: Legacy
Razer's TRON: Legacy peripherals have been designed for gamers who like streamlined design and flashy blue lighting effects. The TRON: Legacy line includes an ergonomic gaming mouse with gaming grade sensor, a gaming keyboard with programmable keys and detachable keypad, and a "high precision" mouse mat. The products will range in price from $79 to $139 and will become available in October.
A luxury iPhone case that will make you even more concerned about dropping your phone
Gresso's luxurious iPhone 4 case is crafted out of rare 200-year-old African Blackwood. Each case is unique and comes branded with an 18-karat gold Apple logo on the back panel. The case is available in two different designs, a plainer one for men and a Swarovski-encrusted and engraved version for women. Gresso's cases are priced at $3000 for the men's version and $3500 for the Swarovski crystal-encrusted model. Both models can be ordered from http://www.gresso.com and will be available in December.
A netbook bag that tries to turn geek into haute couture
You could be forgiven for thinking the Kraun Netbook Ladies Class looks more like a woman's purse than a laptop bag. The "ultra chic" case fits netbooks, notebooks and tablets that measure up to 12 inches. The bag is fabricated from white quilted eco-leather and comes with a removable chain shoulder strap. The Kraun Netbook Ladies Class is available from www.kraun.it for €24.90.
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