Archivi giornalieri: 05/07/2011
If you like vampires and shows with the supernatural in them and have HBO, odds are you are familiar with the True Blood series. The show is pretty good, if a bit odd at times. V-MODA has been around for a long time making some very nice headphones with great audio quality. V-MODA has now announced the True Blood edition of the V-80 headphones.
The V-80 are over-ear headphones that are rugged and can pass military standards so they should survive the gym. The headphones have a removable Kevlar reinforced cable with an inline mic and remote for controlling music and calls on the iPhone and other smartphones.
The headphones come with a special custom True Blood case and have interchangeable shields for the ear cups with artwork from the show. The headphones are available right now for about $230.
AMD’s Llano platform might not satisfy everyone’s power-lust when housed in a desktop, but stick one of these all-in-one beauties in a laptop and you’re good to go. The new HP Pavilion dv6z Quad notebook — one of 11 new Fusion-powered modelsfrom HP — is a case in point, having just arrived at the company’s online store. The base model promises battery life of up to almost six hours, “discrete-class” integrated Radeon graphics with 512MB of video memory, and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor that can be clocked up to 2.3GHz using AMD’s Turbo technology. Oh yeah, and there’s the real benefit of switching to AMD: that base configuration costs just $650, versus a minimum of $999 for the Intel-equipped dv6t. For the money, you’ll also get 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 640GB 5400rpm HDD, a 1366 x 768 display (yes, a glossy one), HDMI output, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports in addition to two of the USB 2.0 variety. We ought to clarify that the sexy steel gray version on the left will cost you $25 extra, but hey, who wants to be “umber gray?”
The image above is unfortunately just a Photoshop special, designed to sucker you in. But there is evidence to suggest that a WP7 version of the overwhelmingly popular Galaxy S II might be just around the corner. What type of evidence, you ask? The numerological type: if you take the Galaxy S II’s model number, SGH-927, then add 10, you get “SGH-937.” Now, a device bearing that name has just cropped up at the Bluetooth SIG, and it’s reported to have exactly the same Bluetooth characteristics as a Mango Windows Phone 7 handset. Finally, we add some corroboration in the form of an obscure list of WP7 phones at Occasional Gamer, which also mentions the SHG-937. That leaves us just two possibilities: either WP7 is about be available on one of the best smartphones around, or it isn’t. Luckily, the occult rules of numerology state that you can pick whichever one you like.