06/01/2010, While watching a movie underwater probably isn’t the first thing on everybody’s mind, it’s nice to know that some of the gadgets we have won’t die if we accidentally drop them into the swimming pool. Such a device is the Zabady VD-J715B from Twinbird. This waterproof portable DVD player comes equipped with a 1Seg TV tuner, 7-inch widescreen 480 x 234 pixel LCD display, SD card slot (that supports up […]
05/28/2010, You might have used your CD tray as a cup holder in the past, but times have changed, and now DVDs and iPods are all the rage. Keeping with the tradition of using CD trays as holders, a user has decided to turn his DVD tray into an iPod dock, and it was done by simply taking cutting your usual DVD disc, letting the plastic dock fit into it, giving […]
04/28/2010, With the popularity of netbooks nowadays, it not surprising to see that there is a nice market for portable USB DVD burners and Buffalo has just unveiled its DVSM-PS58U2/S-BK external USB-powered DVD burner. It’s quite compact, measuring in at 14.2×13.7×2cm and uses a slot-loading mechanism instead of the ejectable tray. It’ll be available in black and be offered in Japanese stores come May.
02/10/2010, Toshiba is back with a heart for those who do not have the intestinal fortitude to get rid of their VHS collection, by offering the D-W255K – a DVD VHS recorder combo that features 250GB of storage space, a digital TV Tuner for HD recording, DLNA compatibility with a USB hard drive network and SKYPerfectTV support. For those who want something even simpler, there is the D-VDR9K that is a […]
12/02/2009, Universal Studios made a promise a long time ago, touting to launch a Blu-ray/DVD hybrid disc, and they’re finally going to make good on their promise where the ‘Flipper discs’ are concerned. This technology enables one side of the disc to hold a 50GB Blu-ray version of the film, while the other side would contain 9GB DVD technology. Would this somewhat future-proof media move more sales? We believe so – […]
11/16/2009, Not satisfied with your flimsy the CDs and DVDs? We can certainly understand that, and it seems that folks at Cranberry empathize with you too, that’s why they’re offering you a much more robust item called the DiamonDisc. It’s not made from diamonds, but hewn from “synthetic stone”, and it can take temperatures up to 170ºF (80ºC). Of course, you can’t burn it with your bog standard DVD burner, so […]
10/30/2009, VHS doesn’t want to die nicely it seems, as the format is still hanging around the likes of DVD and Blu-ray as evident by the JVC DR-BH250 which is full well capable of recording in VHS and Blu-ray physical formats apart from copying over other digital content onto its 250GB hard drive. Expect the JVC DR-BH250 to arrive in Japan for $1,400 from the beginning of November onwards.
08/19/2009, If you happen to own actual working copies of VHS cassettes but have no more players to watch your analog collection, then let the iConvert save the day. This device is able to convert all your VHS archives into a digital format without the need for a PC to act as a middleman. All you need to do is connect the VHS player and insert an SD memory card into […]
05/13/2009, Buffalo has just introduced its latest DVSM-U24FBS DVD SuperMulti Drive that not only offers recording of up to 24x DVD±Rs, it also does something most decent DVD players in your living room would do – basic upscaling of any video DVDs to 1080/60p. Just before you rub your hands in glee at taking advantage of this feature by simply upgrading your optical drive, take note that you will need a […]