Sound ID fans rejoice: the company has just announced the Sound ID HD300, a Bluetooth headset that hopes to succeed the SM100 in audio clarity. Its predecessor, the Sound ID SM100, earned high marks from CNET editors and our readers for its amazing noise-reduction technology, thanks to Sound ID's medical roots in the study of the human ear. The HD300 improves upon the SM100 with a new technology dubbed NoiseNavigation, which promises to automatically reduce wind and background noise plus allow for greater audio clarity. Other features include PersonalSound, which lets you choose from three common "listening modes,&… Read more
Outside China, where it has home field advantage, Lenovo is in no rush to sell volumes of low-end PCs. For its export markets, the company plans to concentrate for some time to come on hawking its high-end models like the newly introduced, and roughly MacBook Air-skinny, X300 notebook--those products that it says show "the spirit of innovation." That thinking will also determine how and when Lenovo might come out with a laptop based on Intel's Atom processor.
Read more at InfoWorld: "Q&A: Lenovo takes the high-end road"
Though the MacBook Air and ThinkPad X300 might be prettier and thinner, Toshiba's outdone them both in a crucial area.
Japan's Toshiba announced Monday that it had bumped the specs of its Dynabook SS RX to include a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) as an option. That's twice the size of the Air and the X300, both of which come with a 64GB SSD. (Note: It's an option for the MacBook and standard on the ThinkPad.) So far, it appears it will be available only in Japan starting next month.
The 128GB SSD is an option, and … Read more
Got a stack of old records that you would like to get onto your iPod? Sony's PS-LX300USB may be just what you need. The turntable can be connected to any standard Windows PC via a USB cable, where your 33 1/3rpm albums or 45rpm singles can be captured and edited via the included Sound Forge Audio Studio software. Prefer to listen the old-fashioned way? The PS-LX300USB also works as a standard record player--just connect it to a receiver with a dedicated phono input (or, with the help of a phono preamp, any standard stereo input will do). How … Read more
The latest incarnation of the ThinkPad makes its official debut Tuesday.
The X300 from Lenovo is, you may have heard, rather waiflike in size.
Weighing in at just under 3 pounds and measuring less than three quarters of an inch at its skinniest point, the X300 has already been poked and prodded by plenty of tech reviewers.
CNET's own Michelle Thatcher called it her "new BFF" of ultraportables. See for yourself whether promises of 10-hour battery life, a 64GB solid-state drive, a variety of ports, and a starting price of $2,799 are charming enough to lure … Read more
The X300 is here! The X300 is here! The last few days at CNET Laptop HQ have been consumed with Lenovo's latest ThinkPad, which first popped up last week. The verdict? It's the sleekest ThinkPad yet, and quite possibly the perfect balance between portability and usability. Check out our full review on the ThinkPad X300 page and, if you missed it, the photo slide show here on Crave.
Lenovo's much-anticipated competitor to the MacBook Air finally arrived in our office this morning. The skinny ultraportable laptop may look a bit square--it is a ThinkPad, after all--but its 13.3-inch screen, full-size keyboard, and built-in DVD burner earned admiring glances from multiple passersby. We're busy at work on the review, but in between benchmark runs this afternoon, we took some photos of this, the sleekest ThinkPad yet. Take a spin through our ThinkPad X300 slide show, and keep an eye on the ThinkPad X300 product page for the complete review and CNET Editors Rating.