Archive forOctober, 2007

Estarling WiFi Photo Frames

October 26th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
WiFi photo frames are nothing new. Estarling have been pioneers into this technology for a while now and you have long been able to email your photos directly to the frame with their products. There is something attractive about not just you but the stuff you own having it’s own email address. The problem was that the early models tended to have more frame than photo and didn’t exactly look good on top of your grandma’s mahogany table. Without doubt digital photo frames are an excellent choice for mobile owners who take pictures. Too often our pictures remain on our phones...
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SanDisk Sansa TakeTV

October 26th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Got piles of DVD’s lying around your house from transferring downloaded video content so you can play it on your TV? Having to move your computer so you can plug it into the TV? This is the problem TakeTV attempts to solve – by using a USB flash drive. It’s a simple device and fairly innovative in that there is nothing much around that rivals it. You drag and drop files from your computer onto the drive and then use the dock provided to connect it to your TV with either s-video or composite connections. You then control it with...
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Smaller screens, more formats

October 15th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
I notice that the Commodore Gravel In Pocket is arriving onto the UK market. It’s a small video and music player controlled by a cheekily designed joystick at the back although from the footage I’ve seen it looks like you need two hands to operate it. It also supports WiFi with access to Commodore World but unfortunately no web browser. What struck me most about the watching the demos was that increasingly, it seems people are viewing video on smaller and smaller screens. The Gravel has 2.8 inch screen which is large by some standards. The Cowon iAudio 7 for...
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Viewty – the buzz is building

October 15th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
With the launch of the Viewty round the corner there's a bit of buzz about LG’s latest handset. TechDigest have a report after having a play with it in Seoul (with some video available here) and we're glad that they were impressed with the video playback and the camera: Us bloggers can bang on about Viewty being an iPhone killer, but LG isn’t overtly fuelling the comparison, saying it sees Viewty as more focused on photography than music, with its five-megapixel camera. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone here who uses the term "iPhone killer" – while we're firm believers...
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Microsoft Zune

October 4th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
There's lot of tech buzz today about the new Microsoft Zunes. They might not yet be available in Europe (any word on that?) but the new top-end 80GB model with its enormous screen is certainly worth a look. However the 4 and 8 GB mini models (pictured) don't seem to have much going for them; it looks far too similar to the old iPod Nano, which has just been updated to a more compact model. Perhaps that's where Microsoft are going wrong. Everything they do seems to falter a little in comparison with the iPod. Even their top end model looks...
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Special Edition Halo 3 Xbox 360

October 4th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Microsoft has released a special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 to go along with the spectacularly well selling Halo 3. Will anyone actually buy one I wonder? The original Xbox 360 visually, is a well designed games machine and in my opinion looks a lot better than the Playstation 3 which is rather clunky and tends to look a lot better in pictures than it does sitting under your TV. The Spartan green and gold Halo 3 special edition 360 is fine and actually looks pretty good. The futuristic detailing sits well with the Master Chief’s military green although I’m...
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Where are the clothes? Armani in Second Life.

October 4th, 2007 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
It's tempting to be cynical about brands setting up shop in virtual worlds as they often miss the point of places like Second Life. It's interesting to see however if brands such as Armani can use virtual worlds in an inventive and understanding way to get their message across without seeming opportunistic. After all they tend to have huge budgets which means the potential the produce a lot of excellent work. For me the key to the success of Armani's venture into the virtual world is the clothes themselves. If Armani wants to get people to buy clothes in the real...
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