Today's cornucopia of technology is perfect for when you travel to visit your family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some tech makes getting there safer and capturing the moment easier. Other tech was meant for your escape from the in-laws.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)… Read more
Sony will be bringing its S-Frame DPP-F700 printer to the U.S. in January, the company announced Thursday. It's basically a dye-sub snapshot printer, but with a 7-inch LCD. The screen can be tilted up when the printer is in use and then folded flat against the printer so that when you remove the paper tray, you can stand the unit up horizontally or vertically.
I had a chance to play around with one and, well, it's a photo printer with a larger-than-usual LCD on top. The extra screen real estate is nice, though, especially when using the … Read more
As we expected, the Harmony 700 retains most of the great features found in the One and 900 like a rechargeable battery, color screen (though smaller), and software-based setup for use with a PC or Mac.
Judging on looks alone, the 700 seems to be cut from the same cloth as the One and 900 but lacks a certain glossy finish found on the other two remotes. Also, the buttons seem a bit smaller as there's more space in between them.
The Harmony 700 is set to go on sale this month for $150. While we can't give our final take until we properly review the remote, it seems the extra cash you'd spend to upgrade to the Harmony One would be worth it--especially since the One can be found online for $180. Of course if it's RF you're looking for, the 900 is the way to go.
Full product shot after the jump:… Read more
Logitech has announced a new wireless keyboard and mouse combination today: the Wireless Desktop MK700. The system features the company's Incursve key design (buttons meant to cradle to your fingertips) and an LCD heads-up display for battery life status and caps and number lock notifications.
The included wireless mouse has a frictionless scroll wheel with two options: click-to-click and hyperfast. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the system is battery life. Logitech says the mouse should last up to one year on a pair of AA batteries, while the keyboard will supposedly yield a whopping three years of use … Read more
In recent weeks there's been lots of news about new e-readers hitting the market. The Cool-er is out. Samsung's just released its first e-book reader in Korea. Plastic Logic is talking up its partnerships with Barnes & Noble and AT&T. And the Kindle 2 had a price drop to $299.
But what's up with Sony? True, its $400 PRS-700 hasn't been out that long, but surely the company has to put out a new e-reader sometime soon or risk losing that precious piece of market and mind share it currently enjoys in the e-reader … Read more
Sharp's first line of LED-based LCD displays is called the LC-LE700UN series, and it's available in four screen sizes. Here's a quick look:
Models (availability, suggested retail price)LC-32LE700UN (July, $1,100) LC-40LE700UN (July, $1,700) LC-46LE700UN (July, $2,200) LC-52LE700UN (July, $2,800)
Key features of the Sharp LC-LE700 series1080p native resolution LED backlight 120Hz refresh rate and dejudder processing EnergyStar compliant Four HDMI inputs The LE700 series, except for the 32-inch model, also features Aquos Net, Sharp's Internet-based service that features access to weather, stocks, and games, among others. The service, which was … Read more
Even for savvy home theater enthusiasts, buying an AV receiver can be a chore, requiring hours hunched over spec sheets trying to figure out what each model offers. From a general perspective, the Sony STR-DH700 looks to offer a good value, as a 7.1 AV receiver with three HDMI inputs, widely available for under $300.
However, the details aren't quite so kind to Sony's receiver, as it lacks onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and an onscreen display--both of which are available on Pioneer's VSX-819H, which has a street price only slightly higher.… Read more
The Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones are the latest upscale earbuds to hit the market for your listening pleasure. What sets the new headset apart from previous Ultimate Ears models is that each bud includes two separate channels--one for high and midrange frequencies, the other for lows. (By comparison, the almost twice as expensive and considerably larger Shure SE530s cram three drivers into each earbud.) Other niceties included are five extra pairs of ear tips, so you can customize the fit to the size of your ear canal (small, medium, or large), as well as an airline attenuator (to tap … Read more