Moshi had a great showing at this year’s CES as they unveiled a plethora of accessories for several Mac products. Leading the line of goods was their Clarus headphones which features a modern in-ear design and two drivers on the inside to give exceptional sound quality. The earpiece is flexible and soft to the touch so your ear won’t be sore after wear. The braided cover on the cord will surely extend the life of the these headphones as it’ll help avoid tangling while the iPhone mic/control capsule on the cable lets you control your unit without having to reach for it.
Netflix has officially unveiled their streaming service for the United Kingdom and Ireland, giving access to the company’s massive catalog of entertainment for 5.99 pounds / 6.99 euros a month. Residents can queue for a one month free trial at the website right now, and at launch it works not only on PCs, but also the usual suite of game consoles, Blu-ray players from LG, Samsung Smart TV, iOS and Android phones plus smart TV adaptors from Philips, Western Digital and Roku.
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The rumor mill is in full swing with Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 being outed on several sites. The successor to the X100, the X-Pro1 has been said to have a 16 MP APS-CMOS censor, hybrid view-finder, magnesium and alloy body and a full suite of accessories. It’s seen being packaged with a 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0 and 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens as well as a larger 60mm lens. No concrete word on pricing just yet but rest assured the details will be out soon enough.
Nikon has finally unveiled the D4, the long-awaited successor to the camera maker’s full-frame D3S DSLR. It features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800 at Hi-4 as well as a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor to take things next level. The D4 can also capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that’s compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. Nikon’s latest beast also features two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s — enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. A release is slated for late February.
RED, makers of some of the most innovative digital cameras and video recorders on the market, has released the Scarlet-X, one that’s able to capture 5K REDCODE RAW still and 4K motion and is compatible with 3rd party lenses as well. It comes standard with Canon EF and PL mount options and allows you to access other familiar lenses from popular brands such as Panavision and Nikon. The Scarlet-X will be available on December 1st with a retail price of $9,750 USD.
UP by Jawbone is a revolutionary new product from the creator of some of the innovative bluetooth products out (see: Icon, Jambox). They’re taking wireless technology to the next level once again with this wristband, which tracks your movement, sleep patterns, and eating habits and then puts that information in the palm of your hand through an accompanying iPhone app. It’s available now in a few different colors and three different sizes.
Buy It: $99 at Jawbone
Canon’s announced the EOS-1D X, a full-frame beauty that’s set to replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III as well as the EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon lineup. The 18 megapixel sensor is supported by a pair of Digic 5+ imaging processors, which help drive a 61-point high density reticular AF system, a top ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native), a 252-zone metering system, a 14 fps JPEG burst mode and a built-in wired gigabit LAN connection, for remote shooting and image transfer. This one’s pretty epic as it has an incredibly sharp intelligent optical viewfinder, with an on-demand grid, AF status indicator, a dual-axis electronic level and a shooting mode readout. Beyond this, the video capturing capabilities are intense as you can choose between 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30 fps, or 720p at 50 or 60 fps.
Look for the EOS-1D X to release in March 2012 with a pricetag of $6,800.
After tons of rumors and speculation, Facebook has officially unveiled their iPad app.The app’s well designed, and puts a ton of emphasis on the iPad multitouch interface. Expect some of the features to trickle down to the iPhone app in the near future as well. The app features hi-res photos, access to games, chat and more. Everything is accessible with a simple dropdown menu and navigation bar helping you when needed.
Amazon has finally taken the covers off the new Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that will give users access to more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines and books on the go. The Amazon Appstore features thousands of top apps and games (though there is no access to Android Market) and Amazon Silk, the online retailer’s ultra-fast web browser. The tablet itself is pretty speedy as well as it’s fitted with a dual-core processor and all your Amazon content is pushed to Amazon Cloud so you can download what you want when you want it and delete it off the Kindle Fire to free up more of that 8GB onboard storage.
The two clinching features that really stood out to us were Amazon Whispersync and Kindle Fire’s deep integration with Amazon Prime. Prime members can keep shopping through the tablet and utilize all their current benefits and access unlimited streaming of over 10,000 movies and TV shows. Whispersync is next level as it automatically syncs your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and other key highlights across all your devices. With the Kindle Fire, Whispersync goes one step further by adding video to the mix. Basically, watch any of those movies or shows on your Kindle Fire and then turn on your PC, Mac, or any one of over 300 compatible TVs and you can pick up right where you left off.
Being loyal Nikon fans, we’re really excited to hear that the company is releasing a line of mirror less cameras. The Nikon 1 system will consist of two new, extremely versatile cameras — the V1 and J1 — and will also bring forth four new ultra-portable lenses. To compete directly with the NEX-5, PL1, GF-1 and their brethren, the Nikon 1 system will be the perfect blend of image quality, speed and portability. The system’s built from the ground up and comes with some top-notch features.