Keyport is billing its Keyport Slide V.01 as "the ultimate keychain alternative." It's a lightweight and compact container that weighs only 2.1 ounces when fully loaded and "fits comfortably in the 5th pocket of a pair of jeans." Not bad considering it comes with six ports allowing you to consolidate your keys and other accessories in a single device. One of the few things it was missing was a mini-LED light insert, at least until now.
We're a little surprised that, up until now, NEC hasn't released a large-screen LCD display with LED backlighting, but hey, there's nothing wrong with showing up fashionably late. NEC joins the large-screen LED party with a pair of professional-grade models, the 46-inch X461S and 55-inch X551S. Like nearly all LED displays, both of NEC's new models sport a super-slim profile.
Looking to replace your janky rear-projection HDTV? There are plenty of options to wade through if you're in the market for a new TV set, including four new models that Sharp has just begun shipping. These all fall under Sharp's LE830 Series Aquos Quattron LED LCD line, which it introduced earlier this year at CES.
A strong fourth quarter helped Vizio maintain its lead in the U.S. LCD TV market, which now claims a 27.6 percent market share, according to data released by iSuppli. Vizio shipped 2.9 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter, up 78.9 percent from 1.6 million in the third quarter, and has been sitting on top for all of 2010. Coming in second place is Samsung, which claims a 20.2 percent share of the market.
AOC recently launched the Aire Black LED, a family of three new displays that fall under the company's existing AireLED Series. The Aire Black LED line ships in 20-inch (e2043Fk), 22-inch (e2243Fwk) and 23-inch (e2343Fk) models, each one sporting a super slim panel measuring a scant 12.7mm. According to AOC, these are some of the slimmest monitors on the market.
You might be doing Mother Nature a big favor by investing in eco-friendly LED bulbs, but at what cost? Perhaps your health. According to a new US Irvine study, these purportedly safe and environmentally friendly bulbs are loaded with lead, arsenic, and other toxic materials, the Miami Herald reports. These bulbs, which are used in everything from traffic lights to Christmas lights, could increase the risk of things like cancer, kidney disease, and more.
If you're in the market for a 24-inch LED monitor, BenQ has two new models it hopes you'll consider, including the EW2430 and EW2430V.
Both displays sport a 3,000:1 native contrast ratio (claimed at least), BenQ's proprietary Senseye Human Vision technology, and true 8-bit color panels. Other shared features include a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (for whatever that dubious spec is worth!), a pair of HDMI ports, headphone jack, audio line in and out, a single D-Sub connector, a DVI-D connector, a built-in four-port USB hub, dual 2W speakers, and PIP/PBP functionality,
Setting the EW2430V model apart is a component (RCA) jack. Both this and the non-V model will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific after January 2011, followed by a worldwide release "thereafter." No word on price.
Are you the type that hates it when complete strangers bother you for the time? Yanko Designs' LED Array watch is your ticket to getting back at them.
Just flip your wrist and flash your watch at the next person who asks for the time, and then try not to smile when you see a pained look cross their face as they try to figure out what they're looking at. It's actually pretty simple to tell time on the LED Array watch, but only if you know the trick.
There are three rows of LEDs, the top tells the hour and the middle and bottom rows tell the minutes. If it's 2:38PM, for example, two LEDs light up on the top, three in the middle, and eight on the bottom.
Here's something a little different - a new HDTV that isn't 3D capable. We'll let you decide whether that's a good or bad thing, but what Westinghouse's new 46-inch LD-4655 LED HDTV does have going for it is a thin profile.
"Our new LD-4655 hits a perfect sweet spot for home theater lovers," says Rey Roque, Westinghouse's VP of Marketing. "Its low profile lets it stand or mount seamlessly in any sized room, but at the same time, its generous 46-inch screen gives consumers the big picture feel that's so vital to a true home theater experience. It's very exciting for us be to able to offer this kind of styling and performance at such an accessible price point."
Roque says the LD-4655 will go on sale later this month for $900. That buys you a 46-inch panel in a super thin form factor measuring 1.7 inches for the screen and just over 2 inches for its high-gloss black bezel. Other features include edge-lit LED technology, 120Hz refresh rate, 6.5ms response time, audio chip and tuning by Yamaha, and low energy consumption (80W normal, 1W in standby).
Nothing says "I love you" and "I'm a geek" like the Heart Spark heart-shaped pendant. Give one of these to a girl you're interested in, and if she doesn't make a mad dash for the door, well, she's a keeper.
The Heart Spark isn't just a litmus test for potential mates. It's a little slice of silicon with LEDs attached that flash to the wearer's heartbeat. It does this by reading a wireless feed from a polar chest strap with transmitter (sold separately, of course), or you can set it to "Fake Mode" and have it maintain a steady 75 beats per minute.
Powering the device is a standard CR2032 battery, albeit it only provides around 8 hours of run time. Still, even without the flashing LEDs, it's a neat looking pendant.