Apple Has Announced iPhone 4S, Launching October 14th

Posted by Anton on October 4th, 2011

Today Apple has announced the new iPhone 4S smartphone intended to replace the current iPhone 4 device, bringing new features and improved performance along with the new iOS 5 operating system and the new iCloud service. The iPhone 4S uses Apple’s dual-core A5 ARM-based processor, comes with an improved 8 megapixel camera with advanced optics capable of recording better still photos with high resolution and full 1080p HD resolution video. The new smartphone also introduces the new Siri feature, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by just asking it with your voice. iPhone 4S has the same beautifully thin glass and stainless steel design that millions of customers around the world love, while being completely redesigned on the inside. The display of the device remains the great Retina display that we know already from the iPhone 4, so no OLED update yer ot getting a 3D-capable screen, maybe this will come in time for iPhone 5 next year…

The iPhone 4S comes in either black or white and will be available in the US starting October 14th for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the new 64GB model (the prices are with a two year contract). iPhone 4S will be available initially only in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, following to 22 more countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. By the end of the year another 70 countries worldwide should also get the new updated iPhone 4S smartphone..

Optoma has introduced the new HD33 projector – the first more affordable Full HD 1080p 3D DLP projector with HDMI 1.4a stereoscopic 3D support. The HD33 has also been developed in parallel with the company’s new 3D-RF glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically designed to maximize brightness & contrast while eliminating the line of sight and synchronization issues commonly experienced with systems using infra-red (IR) emitters. The new glasses are fully rechargeable; the emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.

The Optoma HD33 supports all the HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats, including both Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats, and more. To further enhance 3D compatibility, Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats can be manually enabled to allow other non-HDMI 1.4a compatible devices, such as older set top boxes, Xbox360, or PCs, to display 3D via the VGA or HDMI ports. Accordingly, the HD33 offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, a +12V trigger, and a VESA 3D Port. The maximum brightness offered by Optoma HD33 is 1800 ANSI lumens and the contrast ratio is 4000:1, the projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours in bright mode.

The Optoma HD33 has an end-user price of $1,499 USD.

- You can already pre-order the Optoma HD33 3D Projector…

TiltFX Motion Control for Sony PlayStation Portable Consoles

Posted by Anton on February 22nd, 2011

How about adding the cool feature of controlling the motion in-game with the physical movement of your Sony PSP console, just like you can do it with games for most modern smartphones such as the iPhone for example? You can now add such a feature on Sony’s PlayStation portable consoles with the help of an additional accessory called the TiltFX Motion Control and the best of all is that the controller already works with most of the popular games for the PSP. TiltFX delivers real ‘Tilt’ control using the 3D movement of your PSP thanks to the TiltFX G-sensor tat features a 3 axis, high resolution MEMS accelerometer and powerful microprocessor that are designed to detect the motion of you PSP as you move it and thus creating a revolutionary way to play your PSP games…

Take your games to the next level with the latest motion sensing control. TiltFX works with all games by replacing the Direction controls with High Resolution ‘Tilt’ control so now the 3D movements of your PSP actually control the game. The TilfFX accessory is compatible only with the PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 series of consoles and it needs to be plugged in into the accessory connection at the bottom left part of the portable console. If you have a first generation PSP Fat console (PSP-1000 series), then you are not out of luck however as there is a different version especially for that console, but if you have the latest PSP Go, then unfortunately you are out of luck with this accessory. The TiltFX controller is especially great for racing games as with them the PSP console itself becomes the wheel you are rotating to drive the virtual car in the game, something that you should really try.

TiltFX Motion Control is available with a price of $19.99 USD.

- To learn more bout this interesting accessory for the PSP…

JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick

Posted by Anton on January 11th, 2011

Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the Joystick-it Tablet Arcade Stick. The Joystick-it gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games on your Apple iPad device. Simply press down to attach the Joystick-it to your iPad’s screen where the control pad for your finders is placed and you’ll be able to enjoy improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.

The Joystick-it works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the Joystick-it. Simply run your game of choice, place the Joystick-it over the on-screen control pad and push down. The Joystick-it sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the Joystick-it adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the Joystick-it to remove from the screen.

The good news is that the Joystick-it works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes not only the Apple iPad, but also many Android-based tablets that are going to be widely available this year. The Joystick-it will also work with mobile phones that use capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size as compared to the phone’s size which is much smaller than that of a tablet.

The price of the Joystick-it is $24.99 USD and it is expected to be available by the end of January.

- For more information about the Joystick-it Tablet Arcade Stick…

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