Archive for August, 2013
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop review
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop. is the newest set of ergonomic devices developed by Microsoft: Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop contains a mouse and a keyboard of unusual shapes and a separate numeric keypad. Newest ergonomic devices are designed for protecting joints of users. The keyboard and mouse designed the way that helps keep hands in the correct position while working with the desktop computer.
Microsoft notes that the set was developed in close collaboration with physicians in order to provide maximum anatomical fit to human hands. The company is proud of their separate numeric keypad. The keypad can be moved around the table to any comfortable position. Unfortunately, like many other ergonomic keyboards, the new Microsoft product is not very convenient while navigating through web pages.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is designed to work with Windows 8. However it is compatible and could be used with other version of Windows operating system and even with Mac OS.
Sculp Ergonomic Mouse review
Sculp Ergonomic Mouse has an asymmetric shape. It is much higher than a conventional computer mouse. Microsoft states that such shape is preventing development of the joints wrists disease. Microsoft was trying to make Windows 8 users life easier by placing a special “Start” button on the top of the mouse device. The button instantly switch between the desktop and Metro-interfaceon Windows 8 computers.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop: previous models
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a revival of one of the previous successful Microsoft line of products. In 1994 Microsoft introduced its first ergonomic product: the Natural Keyboard. Natural Keyboard become pretty popular and was successful line of products.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop: Price and availability
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is currently available. The price for the desktop set is around $130. Buying of keyboard or mouse separately is also possible for the price of $90 and $60 respectively.
Garmin Head-Up Display review
Garmin is working on development of Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD). Garmin Head-Up Display is a new navigation device projecting navigational information from GPS enabled devices directly onto the windshield of the vehicle. It displays route, the current speed of the car, travel time to the destination and other useful traffic information.
Garmin Head-Up Display features
Head-Up Display does not restrict the driver’s view. The data are projected onto a transparent film pasted on the windshield or on the reflective lens that attaches to the HUD. Garmin head-up display is able to automatically adjust the brightness of the projection that it could be seen at night or in direct sunlight. The device is powered via 12 volt cable, which has built-in USB-port for charging your GPS capable mobile device.
Garmin Head-Up displays navigational information provided by your mobile device running on iOS, Android or Windows 8. All of them are capable to run either Garmin StreetPilot or Navigon application. The mobile device transmits navigational data via Bluetooth to the HUD. Among other things HUD could display on the windshield turn indicators, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit and estimated time of arrival.
Garmin Head-up Display: Release Date and Price
Garmin HUD should be released this autumn. The price of Garmin Head-up Display is around $130. Garmin Head-up Display is currently available for pre-orders.
Nano-Falcon : introduction
Nano-falcon is the new Japanese toy positioned as the smallest helicopter in the world managed by the remote infrared control. The cute and tiny device is manufactured by Japanese company CCP.
Nano-Falcon : technical specifications
Nano falcon is just 6.5 inches in length and has a very light weighs of 11 grams. The helicopter is managed by Infrared controller that comes with the toy. The operational range of nano-falcon is 5 meters. So it would be pretty difficult to miss out on Nano-Falcon out of sight.
Nano-falcon is powered by built-in lithium-ion polymer battery. Fully charged batteries provide enough power for five minutes of flight time of Nano falcon. Built-in batteries could be recharged in 30 minutes from the power source. Infrared remote control of nano falcon is powered by four AA size alkaline batteries.
Nano-Falcon: features and competition
Despite the smallest size Nano Falcon could successfully compete in terms of flying qualities with conventional Remote Control helicopters such as Syma S107/S107G R/C Helicopter and Micro 3-Ch Helicopter. Nano Falcon is equipped by dual rotor, can hover and descend, turn left and right, flying back and forth, while it is easily controlled and stable in motion. Such easy control and stability achieved because of built-in gyroscopic sensors
Nano-Falcon: price and availability
With huge variety of RC toys on the market, Nano-Falcon is quite an interesting product due to its size. Nano Falcon is currently available. The price of the gadget toy is around $50.
Next Generation Kindle Fire review
Next generation of Kindle Fire tablets by Amazon is under development and coming soon. The company concentrates on all aspects of the tablets in order to be able to compete with the current leader Google Nexus 7.
Second generation of Nexus 7 has been released a few days ago. The tablet come with impressive hardware improvements, runs of the latest version of Android operating system and has competitive price that is just slightly higher than the price of the very successful previous model.
Newest Kindle Fire tablet: Hardware and price expectations
Next Generation Kindle Fire seems to be ready to compete with the latest Nexus 7. According to the latest information from various internet sources newest Kindle Fire tablets may have better hardware than newest Nexus 7. In addition Amazon may keep the price for new tables the same as of low price of previous models starting from $199.
Here are some technical details about next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Next Generation Kindle Fire technical specification
Newest Kindle Fire specs
Next Generation Kindle Fire expected to come with new look and feel. 7-inch model of new Kindle Fire is powered by quad-core 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and graphic accelerator Adreno 330. Such powerful processor and graphic accelerator coupled with high definition 1920×1200 pixels display could easily handle modern games and HD video. Next generation Kindle Fire runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Amazon proprietary interface. Newest Kindle Fire comes with 2 GB of RAM and front camera. The camera was missing in the previous Kindle Fire model. Depending on user requirements new Kindle Fire could come with 16/32 or 64 GB of storage. All models have built-in Wi-Fi. Some of next generation Kindle Fire models may come with 3G and LTE support.
Next Generation Kindle Fire HD specs
Kindle Fire HD new models are very similar to above mentioned next generation Kindle Fire models. They run on the same processor and operating system, have the same amount of RAM and storage. Connectivity capabilities are also the same. The differences are 8.9-inch 2560×1600 pixels display and 8 megapixels rear camera. Such additions allow Kindle Fire to compete with the current Apple iPad tablet that is the leader on tablet pc market.
Next Generation Kindle Fire : Design Change
New Kindle tablets come with the new design. The frame around the display of new Kindle Fire becomes thinner. 7-inch Kindle Fire has a frame of 1.25 cm. 8.9 Kindle Fire HD frame is reduced to 1.9 cm. Both models have significantly reduced weight, although exact figures are not available
Newest Kindle Fire vs newest Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad
Although newest Nexus 7 came with impressive hardware and operating system improvements the next generation of Kindle Fire technical details sounds much better. Kindle Fire has a huge potential to win competition in terms of technical specs and price against the latest Nexus 7. However customer preferences are often depends on other factors such as customer loyalty, product design and how well balanced device is. Apple iPad is currently the leader on the tablets market mostly because of above mentioned reasons. Apple has an army of loyal customers, impressive design of their gadgets and technically very well balanced products. Is Amazon next generation tablet able to compete with iPad? We will see it in a few months.
More detailed description of the newest Nexus 7 could be found in one of our previous posts “New Google Nexus 7 tablet – Best Gadgets 2013”.
Newest Kindle Fire: Cost and Availability
Dispute to the numerous additional technical features and improvements next generation of Kindle Fire may keep the same low price as the previous models, i.e. price tag will start from $199. Such price policy is pretty much typical for Amazon. The company makes money on selling digital content while keeping low price on their tablets. The majority of analysts expect that Amazon introduce next generation of Kindle Fire this autumn most likely at the end of September.