Chandragupta Amritkar profiles more techno gadgets - Network Media Player, headphones and 3D TV - this week
SoundBar Home Cinema Speaker
Philips unveiled the world’s first ever Soundbar to seamlessly stream movies directly from a tablet to the TV. The new Philips Soundbar (CSS5123) is the answer to the demands of modern living with the simplicity of a simple flick of the finger. Perfect for those with a large library of movies on hard disks, PCs, tablets or smart phones, the Soundbar brings the luxury of a cinema into the home. This ultra-compact Soundbar is just 30 inches in width, making it perfect for placing just in front of your TV. With just one cable to connect it to the TV, installing this product couldn’t be easier. With the latest FullSound and DoubleBass technology, it produces a fantastic sound for such a discreet speaker. The Soundbar is compatible with TVs, BD/DVD players, gaming consoles and MP3 players.
SMP-N200 Network Media Player
The SMP-N200 Network Media Player is an easy way for everyone to enjoy Internet TV. Share entertainment wherever it is at home. Connect and play via USB or Wi-Fi. Enjoy photos, movies and music from a PC, laptop or other DLNA device. With streaming speed and quality constantly improving, you can discover an almost limitless world of online channels, music and movies on your TV screen with no need for separate entertainment devices. It has built-in Wi-Fi for easy connectivity to the Internet and wireless home network. One can stream movies and 3D content, boost pictures to near HD quality with Precision Cinema HD Up scaling, free app for Sony Tablet, Android smartphone, iPhone or iPod Touch for use as remote control, easy navigation with the XrossMediaBar menu.
Philips GoGear Connect
GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi has been designed with Android 2.3 Gingerbread for small portable devices. Philips GoGear Connect 3 brings you high speed internet via Wi-Fi to your fingertips and the opportunity to delve into over 300,000 apps and games available on the Android Market. Boasting a bright and capacitive 3.2” touch-screen, you can quickly and easily browse the internet as well as your own selection of games, music and movies. The Google functions like search, Gmail, Google Talk or YouTube are easily accessible from the home screen. Videos can be enjoyed with high-definition playback up to 720 p. To perfectly enjoy your music, the GoGear Connect 3 comes with the PC software Philips Songbird.
NEX-5N camera from Sony
NEX-5N camera from Sony is a 16.1 megapixels and has the world’s fastest release time lag and quick, responsive autofocus. Styled in tough, light magnesium alloy and just 23.3 mm at the slimmest point, the NEX-5N has a release time lag of approx. 0.02 seconds1: the fastest of any interchangeable lens camera in the world. The camera’s Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixel resolution is partnered by a specially-optimised version of the powerful BIONZ image processing engine. This combination of sensor and processor ensures exceptionally clean, low noise images. Maximum sensitivity is also boosted to ISO 25600, the highest among mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras, allowing very high quality handheld shooting in low light conditions. At the touch of a button, the NEX-5N shoots smooth AVCHD ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD movies with high-quality stereo sound at 50p - a world first for interchangeable lens cameras with an APS-C size sensor.
3D TV and home networking integration
Toshiba introduced two new TV ranges – The RL838 series and the TL838 / 868 series TVs that take up the main trends in the TV business – home network integration, web access and 3D TV. Toshiba’s new RL and TL series devices all feature SMART-TV, providing access to multimedia content over the web. Plus, the TL range features active shutter 3D technology to display content in high-quality 3D.
The new RL838 and TL838 / 868 TVs have everything onboard that is needed to use SMART-TV services: they feature a wide selection of interfaces such as USB, HDMI and LAN and they are wireless ready via a WLAN USB dongle, which is available as an option. DLNA certification ensures interoperability with other devices that support the specifications. With Toshiba Places, users can enjoy and share Web-based content and services - delivered by a provider they can trust - directly on a TV. It also offers access to Facebook to stay in contact with friends.