The new iPod shuffle, unlike its previous generation, once again has buttons. It combines the best features of all previous shuffles into this latest gem, and returns a nice touch of functionality by restoring manual controls .
I’ve seen powerful images in all facets of photography, from street portraiture to landscapes. As I grow and see my own photographic vision develop, more and more the powerful moments I’m capturing are the small, personal moments... the moment two children make each other laugh, a family all snuggled in bed together... a mother bathing her child in the kitchen sink.
With the advent of full frame D-SLRs a few years ago many pros and amateurs alike were excited to be able to go back to the familiar "35mm" perspective and focal lengths on their lenses. Long limited by technology to APS-C size (about 2/3 the size of 35mm) sensors digital was finally able to go toe to toe with film. But the initial cameras cost nearly $8,000, putting them out of the range of most photographers. But the newest crop of full frame models have brought the costs down to a fraction of that. So should you go back to full frame with your next camera purchase? We'll take a look at some of the models and pros and cons...
The Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro is a portable stereo loudspeaker dock for your iPod or iPhone that can be AC- or battery operated. You can use the 3.5mm auxiliary audio input to connect an iPod shuffle, iPad, CD player, or computer to enjoy the rich sound. When not plugged into an electrical outlet, the unit runs on eight C batteries. So, you can share your music anywhere.
Pandigital has a pair of products that push the limits of digital photo frames. One is an 8-inch frame with its own e-mail address that receives images via a cellular phone network, bypassing the need for a computer or a Wi-Fi setup.
Touch screens are great until they get touched by greasy fingers or inadvertently scratched by jewelry or a sharp object. If you've invested in an iPhone 4, the price of adding a layer of protection is almost negligible compared to the repair or replacement costs. One of the most popular protectors is the Zagg Invisible Shield, available in three different configurations for the Apple iPhone 4.
The NP Value Series from NEC is a line of attractively priced DLP projectors designed for computer or video use. Two of the three projectors are ready for 3D computer content and the top model contains an Ethernet port.
Archos, the long-time manufacturer of personal media players, has combined the three most popular activities of media consumption—listening to music, watching video and viewing photos—with a video/still camera and FM radio all in a pocket touch screen. You can save radio shows or use the internal mic for voice recording. There's even a built-in FM transmitter. And the Archos 3cam Vision is priced less than better-known media players.
As drivers increasingly use their car stereos to play their iPods rather than radio stations or CDs, enabling accessories are becoming ever more sophisticated. The Griffin Technology iTrip AutoPilot FM Transmitter is as sophisticated an enabler as they come.
The endless summer is less boring when there's a soundtrack running between your ears—even when they're wet. Whether you're lying on the beach or doing laps in a pool, the H2O Man Swim Waterproof MP3 Player from Intova provides up to 13 hours of audio accompaniment.
If love means never fighting over who gets to dock their iPod or iPhone in the clock radio at night, then Pioneer makes it easy by providing double docks on certain models. Couples who stay together share equal recharge access with a Pioneer Double Dock: the XW-NAC1-K or XW-NAC3-K(left). Both feature black-and-white finishes, an auxiliary input and a composite video output, are Bluetooth enabled and come with remotes.
Mac mavens awoke on Tuesday to news from Apple that their world has been rocked once again with the introduction of faster and more capable iMacs(left) and Mac Pros. The company also unveiled a Magic Trackpad that brings Multi-Touch gestures to the desktop. Display devotees were awarded a 27-inch LED-lit monitor, and friends of the environment a rechargeable system for batteries, reusable for up to 10 years.
You'll typically use a new TV for the better part of a decade, so even if you're skeptical about 3D, you could well change your mind. That's one reason Sony is offering models that can be easily turned fully 3D with an optional emitter. The KDL-HX800 series in 40-, 46- and 55-inch screen sizes is ready to extend the picture to the tip of your nose when you decide the time is right for 3D.
PC makers have been trying to land a computer masquerarding as a home theater component in your living room for nearly two decades. The latest attempt comes by way of MvixUSA, a little known manufacturer of media servers and players.
While Samsung's trio of 3D Blu-ray Disc players awaits your first 3D TV, they connect to the Internet now for streaming loads of entertainment. They play regular Blu-ray discs and CDs, too. Did we mention that when they play your DVDs, they upconvert pictures for the best possible display on your HDTV?
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