Apple to turn back on 3.5mm headphone standard in order to build super-slim iPods
If there's one Apple trait you can count on when it comes to their gadget launches, it's that their love of making everything slimmer and smaller will be front and centre stage. Think back to the launch of the…
Xbox 360 S Halo Reach edition on its way
If you're a Halo fan eyeing up the new Xbox 360 slim S edition console, you might want to just hold on a second before dipping into your pockets. Microsoft are preparing to launch a Halo Reach themed version of…
Acer launch S1 Series, world's slimmest LCD monitors
Acer today launch their new range of S1 Series displays, claiming that the 13mm thick monitor in the line is the world's thinnest LCD. Ranging from 13mm to 15 mm thick and coming in 18.5, 21 and 23 inch sizes,…
Xbox 360 Slim – "Red Eye" replaces "Red Ring of Death"
Ask any Xbox 360 owner what their biggest fear is, and you'll get a universal shriek of "Red Ring of Death", the glowing sign that your console is giving up the ghost, an all-too-common occurrence. Thankfully, the RROD is no…
Is a new Xbox 360 Slim design console on the way?
Though the 2007 release of the Xbox 360 Elite souped up the games console's hard drive and gave it a lick of dark grey paint, the actual design of the machine hasn't drastically changed since it was first launched back…
Xbox 360 Elite is Xmas most wanted games console whilst Nintendo Wii's popularity drops
New research from the online shopping community Ciao shows that the Xbox 360 Elite is top of the gaming pile this year, the most wanted console ahead of its rivals the PS3 and Wii. Ciao recorded the searches of 730,000…
RUMOUR: Slim PS3 to ship this month?
Taiwanese website UDN is reporting that Sony has signed deals with two manufacturers – Foxconn and Pentagon – with a view to a July release for the slim-line version of the PS3. That’s not July 2010, it’s July 2009 – as in this very month.
The report has been backed up by “a couple of credible reports” according to Engadget. However, UDN is also reporting that the slim will be the last of PS3 of this generation with a next-generation console based on Sony’s motion controller due in 2010.
This part of UDN’s report isn’t very likely though – it’s possible the rumour mill has been fuelled by some mistranslation. Sony demonstrated the motion controller at E3 on the PS3 and has made it clear the new controller is for the PS3.
If the slim rumours turn out to be true though and the rumours regarding possible PS3 price-cuts also come to fruition then the PS3 might finally become the popular console it is capable of being.
Asus unleashes ultra-thin U and UX series of laptops
We’ve just been dropped word of some new laptops from Asus, the U and UX series. I normally strip out press release fluff, but there’s an amazing bit here that I’ll quote to you:
“Each of them a masterpiece so immensely desirable, the U and UX Series takes modern day computing to the streets, bringing delight to the users’ senses and allowing them to work or play in style.”
Hilarious. That’s not the only ridiculous section, it’s all insane. Go read it here. If you’re more into hard specs, though, then here’s the skinny. Both models have backlit keyboards, and the U series has a 15.6″ display, Core 2 Duo processor, 500GB hard drive, 512MB of GeForce G105M graphics, illuminated trackpad and Altec Lansing speakers.
The UX, on the other hand, we don’t have any info about beyond the fact that it has a slot-in optical drive and a combination of matte and gloss finishes. Let’s hope we get a bit more info soon, as well as a video of that illuminated trackpad on the U series. Pricing and availability info TBC.
ASUS launches LS221H "world's slimmest" 22-inch monitor
Here we go with the thinness wars again, with ASUS claiming that its new LS221H 22-inch monitor is the world’s slimmest, at just 45mm depth.
The monitor features leather, a glossy black chassis, and diamond-cut corners. I’m not sure I’d have put leather on a monitor, but if you enjoy the smell you’ll certainly notice it as it heats up!…