Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc aka BD is an optical storage media that is next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers. Its main use is to store the high definition video. The main advantage of Blu-ray is the sheer amount of data storage.
  • A single-layer Blu-ray disc, which is the same size of a standard DVD, can hold up to 27 GB of data.
  • A double-layer Blu-ray disc can store up to 50 GB.
Blu-ray DiscAll current optical disc such as DVD rely on a red laser to read and write data, the new format as BD uses a blue-violet laser instead, hence the name Blu-ray. The benefit of using a blue-violet laser is that it can focus the laser spot with even greater precision which permits data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so data storage increases even though it's the same size as a CD/DVD. Apart from its storage capacity, it provides more interactivity to its users. With Blu-ray, you can:
  • record high-definition television without any quality loss
  • instantly skip to any spot on the disc
  • record one program while watching another on the disc
  • create play lists
  • edit or reorder programs recorded on the disc
  • automatically search for an empty space on the disc to avoid recording over a program
  • access the Web to download subtitles and other extra features
Blu-ray discs store data in form of pits - spiral grooves that run from the center of the disc to its edges. The design of the Blu-ray discs saves on manufacturing costs. Blu-ray also has a higher data transfer rate -- 36 Mbps than DVD, which transfer at 10 Mbps. A Blu-ray disc can record 25 GB of material in just over an hour and a half. Technical specifications of Blu-ray Disc : Type : Standard disc size Phyical size : 12 cm, single sided Single Layer Capacity : 25 GB (23.28 GiB) Dual Layer Capacity : 50 GB (46.56 GiB) Type : Mini disc size Phyical size : 8 cm, single sided Single Layer Capacity : 7.8 GB (7.26 GiB) Dual Layer Capacity : 15.6 GB (14.53 GiB) Various variants of blu-ray Disc : Mini Blu-ray Disc : It is a compact 8cm (~3in) diameter variant of the Blu-ray Disc that can store approximately 7.5GB of data. BD9/BD5 Blu-ray Disc : BD9 and BD5 are lower capacity variants of the Blu-ray Disc that contain Blu-ray compatible video and audio streams contained on a conventional DVD optical disc. AVCREC : AVCREC is an official lower capacity variant of the Blu-ray Disc used for storing Blu-ray Disc compatible content on conventional DVD discs.

Blu-ray Disc recordable : Blu-ray Disc recordable refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder. BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Corsair Flash Drive

Corsair Flash Drive
Corsair’s Flash drives are very popular among its users. Its one of the product is Flash Padlock. This Flash Padlock is quite different from other flash drives in terms of security. This padlock provides the total security to user's data on the go. Flash Padlock is the best way to secure your data while on the go. This Flash Padlock prevents any unauthorized access or outer-interference to the data stored on Padlock drive. For securing the data on drive, user program a pin, like they do for an ATM machine, to get access their account. This drive consists a east-t0-use keypad in conjunction with lock/unlock indicator lights makes the Flash Padlock highly intuitive to use. This flash drive is fully plug and play device which requires no software or even no drives.
The Flash Padlock contains a ash memory controller and ash memory IC similar to many USB flash drives. Unique to the Flash Padlock is an external six-button keyboard and an internal separate security processor. This specialized security processor enables or disables operation of the Flash Padlock drive. When the drive is “locked” or disabled, it will be completely invisible to the system that it is plugged into – much similar to a printer that is not powered on. When the combination is successfully entered, the drive is “unlocked” or activated, and operates as a normal USB fl ash drive. This operation continues until the drive is unplugged from the system, whereupon the Flash Padlock will automatically “lock” itself after 15 seconds of being disconnected.
The combination itself is programmable, and can be entered regardless of whether the drive is plugged into the computer. Green and red LEDs are used to indicate successful entry of the combination.Corsair Flash Drive Features of Corsair Flash Drive Auto-Locking – Self locking after removal from computer Customizable PIN – Set your own easy to remember PIN Easy to Use – Direct keypad access and indicator lights make locking/unlocking simple Plug and Play – Hardware based security works without installing or running software Platform independent – Works on Windows, MAC and Linux platforms without the use of software Corsair Flash Drive is available in 2GB and 4GB capacities models. Its price is Rs. 1,799.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Samsung Omnia

Samsung Omnia Now a days, all leading mobile companies are launching their smart phone series in the Indian market. Samsung has also launched its new smart phone Samsung Omnia aka SGH-i900. The Omnia definitely looks to be a good phone going by the specs. Building on the nearly flawless Samsung Instinct, the Omnia adds features and capabilities that make it the premiere phone on the market. Sporting a platinum look finish, the all-in-one takes advantage of samsung patented TouchWiz interface to simplify texting and data-entering. It also shows-off its unique widgets that allows you to customize and personalize various operations. Detailed features of Samsung Omnia
  • Familiar and comfortable PC-like environment
  • Continually adds innovative software applications
  • Auto-panorama shot
  • video recording with Power
  • LEDBusiness Card Reader
  • Wide Dynamic Range
  • Multi Scene mode
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Video Editor
  • Contents sharing among devices with Samsung DLNA Certified
  • internal 8GB/16GB and external memory up to 16GB
  • 23 DVD-quality films
  • 8,000 MP3 songs
  • 12,000 5-megapixel images
  • 12.5mm Ultra-slim Body
  • Built-in A-GPS / Geo-Tagging for your favorite on the road
Samsung Omnia Specification Samsung OmniaBattery Type : 1440mAh Standby (Standard) : up to 430 h (2.5G) up to 450 h(3G) Talk Time (Long Life) : up to 10 h (2.5G) up to 6.5 h (3G) Fun & Entertainment Embedded JAVA games JAVA download Embedded Wallpaper Mobile TV FM Radio Screensaver download Pod Casting Business & Office Document Viewer Mobile Printing Offline Mode File Explorer Messaging SMS / MMS Email Cell Broadcast vCard / vCalendar Instant Messaging Personal Information Management To do List Scheduler Clock Calendar Worldtime Alarm Currency Converter Converter Calculator Stopwatch RSS reader Call Functions Speakerphone Caller ID Multi Party Connectivity Bluetooth WAP USB : USB2.0 PC Sync AGPS TV-output Internet Browser Wi-Fi Platform Network & Data : GPRS, EDGE, 3G Band : 850/900/1800/1900 Operation System : Windows Mobile PPC 6.1 Browser Pocket : Internet Explorer, Opera 9.5 GSM/CDMA : GSM 3G Size Weight : 125g Dimension : 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm Camera Camera Resolution : 5.0 Megapixel Digital / Optical Zoom : Digital Zoom (x4) LED : Flash Power LED Auto Focus Shot Mode : Single / Continuous / Mosaic /Panorama/Smile Video Video player : MPEG4/H.263/H.264/WMV/Dvix/Xvid Video recording : MPEG4 / 3GPP Video messaging Video streaming Video telephony Video wallpaper Window Media Player Music & Sound Ringtones : 40 Polyphonic Ringtones,MP3 Ringtones Music Player : MP3 / AMR-NB/I-Melody/SMAF/XMF/MIDI/SP MIDI/ AAC/AAC+/Enhaced AAC+ / WMA 3D sound technology Music Library DRM : WMDRM(ILA) OMADRM1.0 OMADRM2.0(operator dependent) Memory User Memory : 8GB/16GB SMS Memory : upto 120MB Phone Book Entries : upto 120MB External Memory External Memory (microSD) Display External Resolution : WQVGA External Technology : 65K Color TFT Screen External Size : 3.2 The Samsung Omnia is available for Rs. 39, 999 (32 GB memory) and Rs. 37, 999 (24 GB memory) in India.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Apple MacBook

Apple macbook Finally, Apple announced the aluminum MacBook and its new Nvidia chipset on October 14, 2008. The Nvidia chipset brought a 1066 MHz system bus, use of DDR3 system memory, and integrated NVIDIA 9400M graphics. Other highlights include an LED backlit display, a new Mini DisplayPort, a multi-touch glass trackpad, and the removal of the FireWire 400 port. The new MacBook is thinner than earlier MacBooks and has a unibody aluminum case with tapered edges. The keyboard of MacBook is backlit like MacBook Pro.
Features Of Apple MacBook Apple MacBook Bodyaluminum Body : MacBook is designed from a solid piece of aluminum. New MacBook not only looks stunning. its also thinner, lighter and greener and more powerful then ever. But it’s not all beauty. Because of the unibody, this MacBook is also durable. LED Backlit DisplayLED Backlit Display : The ultrathin 1200 * 840 pixel LED Backlit display shows off your digital media perfectly. Its glass and aluminum is arsenic and Mercury free and LED technology makes it more powerful. Advanced GraphicsAdvanced Graphics : The new MacBook is powered by new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M which brings up to five times faster, discrete-level graphics performance to MacBook so u cam immerse yourself in life like 3D games. trackpadMulti touch Trackpad : The smooth, specious glass trackpad is designed to provide more room for your fingers and more functionality with multi-touch gestures. Since the entire trackpad doubles as the buttons, you can comfortably click anywhere. Technical Specifications of Apple Macbook Size and Weight Height : 0.95 inch (2.41 cm) Width : 12.78 inches (32.5 cm) Depth : 8.94 inches (22.7 cm) Weight : 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg) Display 13.3-inch (viewable) LED-backlight glossy widescreen, 1280 x 800 pixels Battery Up to 5 hours of wireless productivity Connectivity Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n)4 Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Two USB 2.0 ports Audio/Video Built-in iSight camera Mini DisplayPort video output with support for DVI, dual-Link DVI, and VGA video output via adapters Combined optical digital/headphone out, combined optical digital/audio line in, microphone, speakers with subwoofers Keyboard Standard keyboard on 2.0GHz model Illuminated keyboard on 2.4GHz model Apple macBook Configuration Options for Apple MacBook * Memory up to 4GBApple Logo * Hard drive up to 320GB * 128GB solid-state drive * Apple display * Keyboard and documentation (language) * Video adapters * Apple USB modem * MagSafe Airline adapter * Apple Remote * Preinstalled Apple software * MobileMe membership * AppleCare Protection Plan Package contents * MacBookMacBook Contents * 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord * Lithium-polymer battery * Display polishing cloth * Install/restore DVDs * Printed and electronic documentation Software comes with Apple MacBook Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard * Time Machine * Mail * iChat * Safari * Photo Booth * Front Row * Boot Camp iLife Suite * iPhoto * iMovie * iDVD * iWeb * GarageBand The price of Apple MacBook is Rs. 79,700 for 2.0GHz model and Rs. 96,500 for 2.4 GHz Model in Indian market.

Monday, December 22, 2008

TV USB Stick

TV USB Stick
AVerMedia now presents you the latest analog USB stick solution. AVerTV Volar AX is your cost-effective choice for your PC-TV entertainment on both notebook and desktop computers. It comes with a credit card sized remote control, allowing you to enjoy PC-TV entertainment and FM radio broadcasting with stereo sound effect. The Composite (RCA) Cable provided makes it a versatile unit by allowing connection to a DVD/VHS player, camcorder, or games console.By specializing in Microsoft Vista Media Center (MCE) platform, AVerTV Volar AX is capable of supporting such state-of-the-art operating system, which provides a luxurious but affordable feast for your PC-TV entertainment.The newest AVerTV 6 offers advanced real-time H.264 recording compression technology up to resolution of 320X240 iPod Video format recording. It also saves more than 4X hard disk spaces comparing with MPEG-2 format. Features of TV USB stick * Worldwide analog TV Access * FM Radio * Worldwide Stereo sound * Composite (RCA) Input Support * Software encode allows watching both analog TV on MCE platforms * Recording Video in H.264 format & Playing on iPod * Low Power Consumption * Credit card sized remote control Included * Ultra slim size, Grab and Go Specification of TV USB stick * Input Signal * 75 Ω TV Antenna * S-Video * Composite (RCA) * FM Radio Antenna System Requirement for TV USB stick For TimeShift and Record in MPEG-2 * Pentium 4 2.4GHz (Hyper-Threading) * AMD AthlonXP 2400+ * Pentium Mobile 1.73GHz For H.264 Recording * Pentium Mobile 2.0 GHz or Dual-Core 1.6GHz or equivalent * Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Hyper-Threading) or equivalent * 512 MB RAM or above * VGA card supports DirectX 9.0c * Sound card * USB 2.0 Port * Windows XP/XP MCE/Vista/Vista MCE Package Includes * AVerTV Volar AX * Quick Installation Guide * Installation CD * Remote Control (Batteries Included) * FM Radio Antenna * S-Video/Composite 2 in 1 Cable

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Spy Camera with MP4 Player

Spy Camera with MP4 Player
The Worlds Smallest Color Pinhole Camera built-with this Button. When put this normal button with your clothes lets you record exactly what you are looking at. No external power needed, just connect it directly with MP4 player to hidden recording so you will not miss any action. It is also great as a surveillance camera, a toy for hobby enthusiasts, as body worn solutions and so on. The included recorder can also act as a stand alone 2 MP camera and provide 320x240 Digital video (no audio) capture for those times when secrecy is not needed. Camera Features of Spy camera with MP4 player # 6 extra Buttons to match the Button Camera # Video signal system : PAL # Photo-image sensor : 1/3 CMOS COLOR # Low Illumination : 2.0lux # Horizontal Resolution : 380TV Lines # S/N ratio : Min.48dB # Video output : 1.0-/75ohms # Back light Compensation : Auto # Operating Temp : -10/+50 # Power Supply : DC 8V # Lens : 3.6 mm # Record and Display at 25 FPS # Resolution 320x240 # Connect Directly to MP4 Player / Recorder for hidden recording # No Installation just plug and play MP4 Player Features of Spy camera with MP4 player # Memory : 1GB # External Memory : SD Card (Max 2GB) # Display : 2.5 Inch TFT OLED 260K # Video Format : 3GP, MP4 # Conversion formats : MPEG1, 2, 4, AVI # Video Resolution : 320x240 # FPS (Frames per Second) : 25fps # Music Format : MP3, WMA, ADPCM, PCM # Bit rate : 32-320Kbps # Picture Format : EXIF2.1, JPEG # Built in MIC (MP4 standalone feature, camera does not record audio) # Record Format : WAV # Earphone Jack : 3.5mm # SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) : >85dB # Output of earphones : 2x5mW(32Ohm) # Output of Speaker : 10mW(32Ohm) # Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean Chinese # USB : 1.1 # System : Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP # MP4 Player Recorder Dimension : 60 x90 x 18mm (HxWxD) # Mini Camera Dimension : 30 x 20 x 15mm (HxWxD) # Button Dimension : 13 x 13 x 3mm (HxWxD) Accessories of Spy camera with MP4 player # MP4 Player/Recorder/ Mini Camera# English Manual Earphones# USB cord # Power Adaptor # Drivers and Utilities mini-CD. (Drivers for Windows 98. More recent versions of Windows do not need drivers.) # High quality bag for MP4 Spy camera with MP4 player

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Motorcycle Security Alarm

Motorcycle Security Alarm
This Motorcycle Security Alarm is a simple DIY installation unit with no special tools needed. With a user-friendly remote control alarm setup, the bike is fully protected from tamper and theft once the audio and phonic alarm is armed. If the motorcycle is touched, the alarm siren will beep and the direction lights will flash. And, if the motorcycle is touched again within 20 seconds, the alarm siren will trigger fully and sound constantly with the direction lights flashing quickly. The motorcycle engine will be locked and rendered inoperative at this stage. The Motorcycle Security Alarm system also has an anti-hijacking feature causing the motorcycle engine to be cut off after a short period. The sensitivity of the alarm system can be easily adjusted by remote to four different settings according to your specific needs. For additional peace of mind, an emergency security function ensures that the engine is completely immobilized should the motorcycle be started up forcibly. With its effective functionality and ease of use, this alarm system is an affordable security solution for any motorcycle, providing maximum peace of mind. At a Glance... • Remote controlled audio and phonic alarm • Engine immobilization and anti-hijacking functionality • Four sensitivity alarm settings Technical Specification Motorcycle Security Alarm : • Primary Function : Motorcycle Security Alarm System with remote control • Remote Range : 80M • Working Frequency : 315MHz • Volume of Alerting : >=120dB • Basic Functions : - Remote Arm/Disarm - Remote Cutoff Engine - Engine Immobilization - Remote Locater (remote finding of motorcycle) - Anti-Hijacking - Remote Sensitivity Adjustment - Mute Alarm - Auto Re-arming • Static current : <=3mA • Working Temperature : -10 - 50 Celsius • Certification : CCC, E13, UKAS, ISO-9001:2000 • Main Unit Dimensions : 80mm x 63mm x 72mm (L x W x H) • Speaker Alarm Dimensions : 52mm x 34mmmm (diameter x height) • Manufacturer Ref : NW3BO2BU07Q9 Other Features Motorcycle Security Alarm : • Remote engine choke • Waterproof Main Unit • Locating the motorcycle by the audio and phonic alarm • Input voltage: 9-15V • Protecting Voltage: 250 max VPP Package Contents with Motorcycle Security Alarm :
  • Model CVSD-J01 Motorcycle Security Alarm System

  • Speaker Alarm

  • Speaker Alarm 2x Key chain remote controller
  • User Guide - English

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quintessential Player 4.51


Quintessential is a multi format audio player with lots of extra features. With its new extended freeform skinning engine and plethora of feature extending plugins Quintessential Player can be whatever you want it to be.
This new version brings you closer to your music then ever before. Stop letting your media player push you around, take control with Quintessential's new and improved arsenal of features.
Most importantly you can take control of your listening experience for FREE. How is this possible you ask? It just is. Don't let the price fool you, there are no Pro versions, cripples, nags or spyware. Quintessential is here to be enjoyed without any catches.

Features of Quintessential Player 4.51
  • Rip CDs or convert music into your favourite format
  • Keep your music files clean with the track editor
  • More control with Skin Layouts
  • Play the track you want with a click of the mouse
  • Organize the songs you'll hear with the Playlist Editor
  • Save your desktop space when using the Remote
Technical specification of Quintessential Player 4.51
  • Title: Quintessential Player 4.51
  • Filename: qcd451.exe
  • File size: 2.21MB (2,320,501 bytes)
  • Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/XP64
  • License: Freeware
  • Author: Quinnware

Saturday, December 13, 2008

SONY PLAYSTATION 3

Finally, Sony Computer Entertainment has launched its most-awaited product PLAYSTATION 3. Sony has ruled the console landscape with its previous PlayStation home consoles, and the company is hoping that it has another blockbuster on tap. The PLAYSTATION 3 is the third home video game console produced by Sony. The PLAYSTATION 3 is a graphical powerhouse, with a cutting-edge Cell processor and a customized Nvidia graphics chip that could melt most gaming PCs. But the console goes beyond gaming. The PLAYSTATION 3 is competing with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. A major feature that distinguishes the PLAYSTATION 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network.
With the PLAYSTATION 3 system, you get free PlayStation Network membership, built-in Wi-Fi and 80GB of hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos and photos. And every PS3 system comes with a built-in Blu-ray player to give you pristine picture quality and the best high-definition viewing experience available. Whether it's gaming, Blu-ray movies, music or online services, experience it all with the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Features of PLAYSTATION 3 : GAMING - PlayStation has always been home to great games from the world's most skilled game developers and the story is no different with PS3. With a Hard Disk Drive and Blu-ray Disc storage as standard, developers can now create worlds of previously unimaginable size and detail, while the processing speed of the Cell Broadband Engine allows for advanced physical simulation and Artificial Intelligence. Combine it all with advanced High Definition graphics, and you get games that are more impressive and immerse than ever before. VIDEO - PLAYSTATION 3 is not just about the games, at its heart beats a powerful Blu-ray Disc player plus a 60GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to look after your other video files. PLAYSTATION 3 has a Blu-ray Disc Player built in. With a massive capacity on each BD, allowing up to three hours of HD video plus nine hours of Standard Definition (SD) bonus material to be stored on one double layer Blu-ray Disc, you'll be sure of no disc-swapping interruptions. As the heart of your home multimedia enjoyment, PS3 is also the perfect place to store, organise and enjoy an array of digital video files. Store your existing digital movies on the PLAYSTATION 3 system's Hard Disk Drive, plus download new content from PLAYSTATION Store including High Definition movie and game trailers. You can also access video files stored on your PS3 via Remote Play with your PSP. Build a massive library of staggering visual entertainment on your PS3, and access it in a different location via PSP. MUSIC - PLAYSTATION 3 is your very own multimedia centre and no self-respecting entertainment fan should be without some tunes to stir the soul. With a 60GB Hard Disk Drive, PLAYSTATION 3 is a great partner for your music collection. Select the Music icon on the Home Menu of PLAYSTATION 3 to access your music and audio files. Simply pop in an audio CD and the icon will pop up in the Music category. Find the track(s) or album(s) you want, press the TRIANGLE button on your SIXAXIS Wireless Controller and copy to PS3. The same goes for tunes stored on connected devices such as PSP, Memory Stick, USB drives and other compatible storage devices. You can also access the music collection on your PS3 via Remote Play with your PSP, including the Visual Player. PHOTO - A picture can paint a thousand words thanks to the PS3 system's ability to store, organise and display your digital photos. With a 60GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) at your disposal, PLAYSTATION 3 is the ideal home for all your photographic memories. Transfer your images from your Memory Stick, SD Memory Card or Compact Flash memory via the ports on your PS3, or connect an array of other devices - such as your PSP, digital camera, camera phone, USB drive, etc - via the relevant cable into one of the USB ports. Once stored on the PS3 HDD, you can organise the photos into folders, view in an array of slide shows and even send to your Friends on the PLAYSTATION Network. You can also access images stored on your PS3 HDD via Remote Play with your PSP. Your digital photo albums, holding years and years of memories are now literally at your fingertips. NETWORK - PLAYSTATION 3 is all about connectivity, interaction and the content and services offered by PLAYSTATION Network. Once your PLAYSTATION 3 is configured to your liking it will be ready for you to get online and join PLAYSTATION Network. As well as a link to the online Instruction Manuals, Network connects your PS3 to your PSP, and takes you online to the wide world of the Internet and all the exciting content in the PLAYSTATION Store. Surf all your favourite websites, create Bookmarks for your top destinations and open multiple sites in up to six windows for quick browsing. Network is where you'll find Remote Play so you can experience the power of PLAYSTATION 3, including all your saved photos, music and movies, in the palm of your hand on PSP. PS3 Technical Specifications : * CPU - PSP3 is powered by Cell Broadband Engine. * GPU - PSP3 is powered by RSX. * Memory - PSP3 has 256MB XDR Main RAM and 256MB GDDR3 VRAM. * HDD - PSP3 has memory capecity of 2.5' Serial ATA (60GB). * USB - 2.0 X 4 and Memory Stick/SD/Compact Flash Slots. * Communication - Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi* Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Wireless Controller Bluetooth (up to 7) * Screen size - 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p. * Dimensions - Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D). * Weight - Approximately 5 kg. Accessories - The PLAYSTATION 3 system includes: DUALSHOCK Wireless Controller PLAYSTATION Network Membership AC Power Adaptor AV Cables USB Cables Other Accessories : Blu-ray Remote Control Bluetooth Headset PlayStation Eye Wireless Keypad Sony has priced the PS3 at Rs. 39,990 in India. It will be available at authorized retail stores in India.