Harman Kardon launch the GLA-55 speaker system
If money is no object and you are looking for a sleekly designed piece of kit to wow your mates with, the GLA-55 speakers are certainly an eye-catching proposition. £749.99 is a hell of a price tag, but you can sit smug knowing that there are only 3,000 units currently in the world, and that you'll be one of the exclusive few who can afford them.
Porsche Design P'9522 mobile phone launches
This is the Porsche P’9522 – a mobile phone designed by Porsche. I can hear you already thinking ‘it’s got an expensive name on it – the features are going to be practically non-existent’. Well, tell your thoughts that they’re wrong, and should shut up – it’s actually surprisingly high-specced.
The phone case is milled from a single solid aluminum block and a single sheet of scratchproof glass! It’s got a 2.8″ touchscreen OLED display! It’s got built-in Wi-Fi and GPS! It’s got a fingerprint scanner! A fingerprint scanner, for god’s sake!
The bad news? You’re not going to get this in the Carphone Warehouse or Phones 4 U. It’s being sold in Porsche shops and ‘exclusive specialist stores’ only. There’s no price quoted, but we’ll have to assume it’s going to be more than its predecessor, the fliptastic P’9521, which costs €1200 (just over £1000).
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Rumour: New MacBook range to get aluminium shells and glass trackpads
According to the latest Apple rumour (and no, it’s not about iPhones, but it’s strangely related) the next incarnation of MacBook notebooks could feature a MacBook Air-esque seamless aluminium case, and be fitted with a multi-touch glass trackpad…
Samsung develops technology to use soda-lime bottle glass for LCD panels
Samsung’s gone bankrupt, donncha know? Well why else would they be manufacturing LCD panels using cheap-as-chips soda-lime bottle glass? It can’t produce a crisp, clear image with all those brilliant colours, can it? According to Samsung, it can.
They’ve just shown off a 19″ LCD panel at the FPD International show, and are currently planning to mass produce the…