Bargain hunters take note; the HD520 shoots 11MP stills and takes 720p video, all for just US$150. Its also got face tracking, a 2.5in LCD, and weighs less that 200g. It’s a very rough-and-ready camcorder, but with HD video at that price who’s complaining?
Having drooled over Seagate’s answer to digital downloads in February, we’re excited to see it finally launching in the region. This simple box lets you transfer downloadable HD content to your living room telly. Just download files to your PC, transfer them to your FreeAgent portable hard drive, stick the drive into the Theater’s slot and attach it to the TV. It supports all major codecs, 5.1 surround sound and resolutions up to 1080i. It’s available now for around US$190.
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Want to shoot a movie on your phone? And have Myleene Klass watch it? If you ticked both of the above, you’re in luck. CNN is accepting entries via YouTube for its flagship film programme The Screening Room. You’d better get to work on your storyboard, though, as the deadline for entries is May 25. Full details at the show’s official site.
Jumping aboard the good ship portable, LG has just launched the HS102. Weighing in at just 780g, the pint-sized projector is only 50mm thick. Beneath its trim figure lies the latest in DLP technology, with an LED lightsource providing over 30,000 hours of lamp life. LG claim it projects screens up to 80in, but you should probably stick to between 30-40in for the sake of clarity. The whole thing will cost you around the US$800 mark. It’s hardly as pocketable as Optoma’s Pico, but if you’re after quality on-the-go, it’s well worth a look.
Transcend has flipped the flux-capacitor, run the De Lorean DMC-12 up to 88mph and busted out its new SDHC cards with capacities measured in… time! It’s like it’s 1985 all over again, but this time Michael J Fox is popping a 60min (4GB) video card into his Walkman, rather than a pirated copy of Huey Lewis & The News’ latest album on a Maxell-90. Where we’re going, Marty, we don’t need no roads!