Sennheiser today announces Orpheus – the best headphones in the world, offering an unprecedented audio experience. The electrostatic headphone system combines the most innovative technology, highest quality craftsmanship and luxurious materials including Italian Carrara marble. The high-end headphones, which will be hand-crafted in Germany from next year onwards, will carry a price tag around €50,000 […]
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Display specialist AOC presents a new high-end monitor that brings 4K into a more compact format to fit on any desk at home or in offices. The AOC U2477PWQ’s space-saving 23.6″ (59.9 cm) 4K display provides the user with an impressive UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Its PLS panel delivers the best colour uniformity at any viewing angle and exploits 100 % of the sRGB colour gamut. Ultra-fast HDMI 2.0 ensures a bandwidth up to 18 Gb/s, which allows a fluid playback of 4K videos, e.g. when connected to a 4K Blu-ray player, 4K camcorder or 4K gaming. The monitor comes in a premium timeless design: With its textured and transparent base, the monitor is an eye-catching companion for professional work and ambitious home users.
Impressive 4K resolution in a practical size
Many users have become accustomed to displays with high pixel densities, for example on their smartphones, so they do not want to forego this image quality on their monitor screens, too. However, most 4K displays pack the imposing 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels into large monitor sizes which do not necessarily fit into smaller offices. The new AOC U2477PWQ offers a compact solution for everyone: With its display size of 23.6″ the monitor is an ideal option for users who look for a 4K solution but do not have a big office or desk. What is more, with the new Windows 10 operating system, detecting and setting up 4K resolutions has become far more intuitive, making the use of 4K much easier with monitors of all sizes and formats. The combination of a 4K resolution with a compact screen size entails an extra high pixel density, which leads to ultra-sharp images and a crystal clear reproduction of photos and 4K videos. Users do not have to scroll or down scale their images anymore to see the whole picture and at the same time enjoy the smallest details.
Professional panel power
The PLS panel delivers a vivid as well as very precise colour reproduction and comes with wide viewing angles of 178°/178° – horizontal and vertical. PLS panels have an extremely good colour uniformity at any viewing angle. The 8-bit colour support and sRGB colour gamut rounds off the high performance of this display. This way, the U2477PWQ offers the user vibrant pictures, making it ideal for professional users like graphic designers, photographers and movie makers who prefer a smaller display size. Also, ambitious home users find a convincing solution for private photo and video editing. And even if those tasks require long-time work, the display offers a helpful technology to prevent the user from eye fatigue: Flicker FREE helps to reduce imperceptible, but eye-affecting flickering.
Timeless design, fully equipped
The stylish design of the monitor makes it a true eye-catcher in every workplace. With its textured finish and transparent stand, the display combines timelessness and modern understatement. Various ergonomic options complete the performance: Users can adjust the height, and use the tilt or pivot function to find the ideal setting for a healthy posture. And the monitor is very well equipped with advanced connectors, too. In addition to the ultra-fast HDMI 2.0 input that increases the bandwidth significantly up to 18 Gb/s and allows for 60 fps 4K video playback MHL 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 are also on board. MHL allows users to display content from a smartphone or tablet while charging it at the same time.
The AOC U2477PWQ will be available in November 2015. The MSRP will be £289. As with all of its displays, AOC offers a 3-year warranty with on-site exchange service.
Memo to Facebook, you bought the wrong company. AuraVisor has officially just become the first true Virtual Reality game changer in the industry. James Talbot. CEO, AuraVisor, wants the industry to know that his AuraVisor is definitely the most cutting edge product. It’s the first virtual reality system that doesn’t need to be connected to a computer or smartphone. Its on-board computer allows you to break free from other devices and experience the ultimate in virtual reality.
Talbot is still in shock over Oculus Rift’s Founder Palmer Lucky’s recent tweets that were circulated over the major tech sites that the industry is not ready for the mass market until VR can get rid of the $1,000 high-end PCs that are connected to the headsets via wires.
Talbot said, “We beg to differ and that is the essence of our Kickstarter campaign. AuraVisor has everything you need embedded in the headset now to experience VR without the need for a separate computer, connected by wires or even a smartphone.”
AuraVisor is a virtual reality head mounted computer (HMC) that works without a computer or smartphone, free from the clutter of wires and the hassle of interchanging a smart phone. AuraVisor has an on-board Android based operating system that allows you to experience the immersion of virtual reality, and all it offers, without breaking the budget.
The built in 5″ screen delivers full 1080 HD video and a wide 100° field of vision means that the AuraVisor provides a truly immersive gaming experience but, more than that, it’s a completely standalone entertainment system. AuraVisor fully supports 3D movies. Imagine watching the latest action films in full 3D on the equivalent of a 100 foot screen.
AuraVisor has powerful on-board WiFi and a simple smart scrolling graphical user interface. Simply turn on, download and immerse yourself in whatever activity you like.
Users have the ability to download more content, including games, videos and apps from the VR store. The VR store is based on, and linked to, the Google Play Store. With support for popular video apps such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, and gaming engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine. AuraVisor supports almost every entertainment and gaming option a user would need. A HDMI input allows users to connect a computer or gaming system for even more content. AuraVisor includes 16 GB of on board memory, with an expandable microSD slot, users can add their own content and provide additional storage space for apps.
AuraVisor features a built-in Lithium Ion battery which provides more than five hours of power. With included Bluetooth gaming controller, microUSB charging cable, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0 input and support for 4K UHD video at 60fps, AuraVisor will immerse users into the latest and greatest content available today, at a price that everyone can afford.
Currently available as part of our Kickstarter launch are options such as additional adult and children-sized faceplates and a Power Bank Battery, designed specifically for AuraVisor allowing additional gaming and entertainment time. Other features and options will be announced soon.
With over 600 backers, the AuraVisor Kickstarter campaign has already smashed its £100,000 funding goal in little over a week. For more information on the Kickstarter campaign, please visit AuraVisor Kickstarter Campaign
This is the Huawei Nexus 6P, the flagship Android device. Google have put out two Nexus devices this year and this is the Nexus 5X’s bigger brother. Packed to the gills with the latest tech the 6P is easily one of the most eye catching devices on the market, but it is any good?
Over a series of videos we will take a look at the Nexus 6P’s various features starting the the routine unboxing.
Huawei Nexus 6P spec list:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.7 inches
- WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display at 518 ppi
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
- Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
- 12.3 MP¹
- 1.55 µm pixels
- f/2.0 aperture
- IR Laser assisted autofocus
- 4K (30 fps) video capture
- Broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual flash
- 8MP camera
- 1.4 µm pixels
- f/2.4 aperture
- HD video capture (30 fps)
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit
- Adreno 430 GPU
- RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4
- Internal storage: 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB
- 159.3 X 77.8 X 7.3 mm
- 178 g
- Dual front-facing stereo speakers
- 3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear) with noise cancellation
- 3,450 mAh battery
- Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 10 minutes of charging
- LTE cat. 6
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, GLONASS
- Digital compass
- Wi-Fi use requires 802.11a/b/g/n/ac access point (router). Syncing services, such as backup, require a Google Account.
- GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
- TD-SCDMA: 34/39
- CDMA: BC0/1
- LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/19/20/28
- LTE (TDD): B38/B39/40/41
- CA DL: B1-B5, B1-B8, B1-B19, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B39-B39, B40-B40, B41-B41
- Phone is carrier-unlocked with wide-range band support for service providers worldwide. Check with your service provider for more information.
- Fingerprint sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- Hall sensor
- Android Sensor Hub
- Single USB Type-C
- Single Nano SIM slot
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Anodized aluminum
- RGB LED notification light
Belkin, the leader in mobile accessories, today announced the Ultimate Lite Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2. Weighing a mere 370g, the QODE Ultimate Lite Keyboard case is the lightest keyboard in Belkin’s collection of premium tablet keyboards.
Designed for iPad Air 2, the QODE Ultimate Lite Keyboard Case features a protective case, aluminium keyboard, and advanced power management feature to preserve the battery life of the keyboard. These key features enhance the tablet experience without compromising the design or weight of the keyboard.
The Ultimate Lite’s aluminium keyboard is designed with well-spaced and responsive keys to create a laptop-like typing experience, making it faster and more accurate for users.
This versatile protective case wraps around the iPad for full protection, and has convenient cutouts for access to all the tablet’s ports and buttons. This means users can charge their tablet or snap a picture without the hassle of removing the iPad Air 2 cover. It effortlessly folds into landscape or portrait mode for watching movies or presenting.
- Thin & lightweight
- Aluminium finish on keyboard
- Well-spaced keys offer responsive, accurate typing
- 6 month battery life
- Auto on/off feature preserves battery life
- Secure magnets hold tablet in a variety of comfortable viewing angles
- Keyboard folds into case in media mode for handheld use
- Full port access
Pricing and Availability: The QODE Ultimate Lite Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2 is available now on belkin.com/UK for an MSRP of £79.99.
Asus have been quietly releasing a slew of tablets and it would appear there is one for every taste on the market. If you have the patience you could track down every spec you desire in a tablet and not have to pay through the nose for it.
Here we take a look at one of the variants in the range. the Asus Zenpad 8.0 with the optional Power Case adapter to expand the battery life by an extra 10 – 13 hours with very little compromise.
In the inital unboxing there is a little confusion about the specs. Spending some time with the device, it is specced out as follows:
OS – Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor – Intel Atom x3-C3200 Quad-core
Screen – IPS LCD 8.0 inches, 72.2% screen-to-body ratio, 800 x 1280 pixels, 189 ppi pixel density
Storage – 16 GB + microSD up to 64 GB
RAM – 2 GB
GPU – Mali-450MP4
Front Camera – 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus
Rear Camera – 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels