Sunday, July 31, 2011
For Spring 2012 Lacoste will be introducing a new line to its footwear program, dubbed LED (Lacoste Essential Design). Working with simpler silhouettes and an emphasis on material quality and construction, the collection adds more of a high end look to the traditional Lacoste sneaker roster. Inspired by classic sports such as tennis, golf and sailing – sprinkled with the French tradition Lacoste has become recognized for – LED should make for a good compliment to the brand’s pricier prep attire. Stay tuned for a closer look.
Source: Sneakers Magazine
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I hear voices. Even now I hear them. The little voices, all the time, telling me what to do.
I wish they’d get off my back.
Honk if you love geeses.
You’re giving us goosebumps, Helen R.
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• Manually and sound activated recording
• Web camera for online video chat
• Support AVI video format
• Low illumination, high resolution image with 2000K pixels
• High speed recording and quick light response
• 30 frames per second for 640*480 video output
• Built-in Li rechargeable battery lasting for 2 hours
• Provide 2G Micro SD card and Support 8G memory card (max)
• Easy operation with LED indicator
• Support USB 2.0
• Flexible installation with clip and bracket
• Support JPEG picture format
• Pixel 2000000 color CMOS
• View Angle 62
• Minimum Illumination 1Lux(Min)
• Battery Capacity 260mAH
• Consumption Current 120mA/3.7V(Max)
• Store Temperature -20 ~80
• Operation Temperature -10? ~50
• Operation Humidity 15-85%RH
• Memory medium Micro SD Card (TF Card)
• SD Capability - Max 8GB Micro SD Card
• Video Function and Format Video decode use motion JPEG
• Recording for AVI format.VGA (640X 480 @ 30frame/second)
• USB Jack USB1.1
• Weight 50g(approx.)
• Dimension 55 X 28 X 20 cm (approx.)
• Operation System Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP/Vista
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Many in the blogosphere have been disputing whether the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Asus Transformer has taken the crown for best sold Android tablet – so far. Either way, we know based off the earnings report from Motorola that they’ve sold close to 450,000 Xooms, but we still can’t be sure how many Galaxy Tab 10′s or Transformers have been sold to date. Either way, it matters not. What matters in the tablet space is innovation, build quality, battery life, connectivity and price. Oh and let’s not forget prompt updates either. So where does this bring us to today?
As of today, ASUS has officially announced the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, which is a tablet that will certainly appeal to productivity afficianados, and for those looking for something with a little more. Featuring virtually identical specs to the Asus Transformer and other Android Honeycomb tablets, its specs include a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 IPS 10.1 inch display, protected with Corning’s Gorilla Glass, and comes with a 1Ghz dual core Tegra 2 SoC, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and 16GB of memory on board.
In terms of aesthetics and form factor, it is slightly bulkier than some of the other Android tablets on the market, but carries with it a slide-out keyboard at all times, sans trackpad. Soon to be available in either pearl white or metallic brown, it features a slide-out keyboard, Android 3.1 -with Android 3.2 to come soon. It also features a highly sought after full sized USB port, where the owner will be able to pair it with a wireless mouse, or to connect it to any of the tens of thousands of USB devices available. Additionally, it comes with a Micro SD card reader, and a mini-HDMI port.
USB Host Functionality
Toshiba’s tablet was received with some acclaim for its full featured connectivity suite, with a full sized USB port, and a full sized SD Card reader that readers up o 128GB SDXC cards. Conversely, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, holder of the world’s thinnest tablet title, had to make some compromises (no HDMI, no SD card slot) to achieve its 8.9 mm profile. Today, we have the Asus Eee Pad Slider, which is arguably one of the most innovative tablets set to be on the released on the market soon. With its full sized USB port, you can plug in a wireless USB mouse and having it working in seconds. Android 3.1 comes with USB host functionality, and you can also plug in gaming controllers as well.
Other things of note
The display, as we mentioned before, is protected by a layer of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, and supports up to 10 simultaneous touches, making it one of the best tablet displays on the market. There is also a front-facing 1.2MP camera and back-facing 5MP camera, and we believe ASUS has worked hard to resolve the subpar video/picture taking experience with the debut of the Asus Eee Pad Slider.
While not iPad 2/Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab slim, it still manages to pack a lot into a rather svelte form factor. The sliding mechanism looks to be very well designed, and requires two hands to operate. Judging from the video below, it looks pretty sold it us.
While this might not be in English, it still gives you an excellent idea of what to expect.
Essentially what the reviewer is saying is that the Slider feels a bit more substantial in the hand, weighing in at over 2 pounds. That being said, the Transformer with keyboard dock weighs in at over 3 pounds so it really depends on your priorities. Additionally, the Asus Eee Pad Slider is lacking in a touchpad like the one found on the keyboard dock of the Transformer. The unit in the video came with Android 3.1 on board. Also, the reviewer mentioned that it felt incredibly responsive, and that he was quite pleased with how everything performed. Plus, the keyboard is actually quite useful, and works very well.
So we bring this to you today, and we’d love to hear your thoughts. Do physical keyboards belong on tablets? Can tablets ever become a serious platform for those with productivity in mind? It’s set to go on sale as early as September, but expect a global launch some time in the fall.
- Asus Eee Pad Slider Release Date Confirmed for UK
- Asus Eee Pad Slider to launch soon
- ASUS Eee Pad Slider Nearing Release, Seen Sliding Past FCC
This upcoming movie explores in unflinching detail what it means to be out of the loop, to not exist on facebook, to have to say everything face to face. To be simply ‘untaggable‘.
And in case this trailer seems oddly familiar in its storyline, have a look at Mel Gibson directing and starring in a similar flick a while back:
And so it begins again. BGR has an exclusive scoop from an “unproven” (ooh!) source: Apple is in talks to buy Barnes & Noble, the country’s last remaining national bookseller. As BGR points out, the acquisition would get Apple B&N’s digital books and other publications (which it might conceivably want) and Nook hardware (which it surely doesn’t), along with hundreds of retail outlets which it could either shutter or convert into Apple Stores. (Enormous Apple Stores! Usually located conveniently close to existing Apple Stores!)
Here’s a bit of deep insight from another BGR source (the story doesn’t say if it’s a proven or unproven one):
It also almost makes too much sense for Apple to do this, said another source of ours, mentioning that Apple doesn’t make moves that appear logical to most outside observers at the time.
Well said. For years, Apple has confounded the rest of us by not buying things that it should clearly be buying. Not purchasing other well-known companies is so core to Apple’s strategy that it must have a whole department devoted to non-mergers and un-acquisitions.
We’ve been over this before, but it’s worth a recap:
2003: Apple shows it’s not that serious about this music thing after all when it doesn’t buy Universal Music!
2004: The world wonders if Steve Jobs has lost all common sense when Apple doesn’t buy Pixar, a company Jobs already runs!
2005: Industry watchers the world over do a double-take in unison when Apple doesn’t buy TiVo!
2006: Apple tips its hand to its disinterest in the phone market by making a strategic decision not to buy Palm!
2006: It makes no sense at all, but Steve Jobs’ large ownership stake in a legendary Hollywood company doesn’t lead to Apple buying Disney!
2006: For reasons lost to history, Apple doesn’t take the easy route to success in gaming by buying Nintendo!
2006: Bizarrely, it turns out that Eric Schmidt didn’t join the Apple board so Apple could buy Sun!
2007: I still recall my shock and disbelief when I learned that Apple would not be buying AMD!
2008: Steve Jobs’ legendary fondness for Flash inexplicably fails to result in Apple buying Adobe!
2008: Two years after its mysterious refusal to buy Nintendo, Apple once again spurns the Japanese by not buying Sony!
2009: Apple makes a rare strategic misstep when it ultimately decides not to buy Yahoo!
2009: Apple’s continuing disinterest in gaming is confirmed when it doesn’t make a dramatic bid to buy Electronic Arts!
2009: Apple’s WWDC is a memorable one as Steve Jobs doesn’t announce “one more thing:” Apple is buying Twitter!
2009: In a move surely made primarily to confuse us all, Apple does buy Lala.
2010: With unprecedented boldness, Apple doesn’t use its huge stockpile of cash buy EA, Sony, Netflix, Facebook, or Disney–yes, simultaneously!
2011: Apple’s careful consideration of a Hulu bid continues to result in…nothing!
Now, take this for what it’s worth–remember, I’m not a professional analyst–but a careful reading of history indicates that the news of Apple’s discussions with Barnes & Noble can lead to only one outcome: Apple not buying Barnes & Noble. Like BGR says, it’s simply too logical to happen.
[BONUS EXERCISE: Tell us what Apple would be like today if it had done the logical thing and acquired Universal Music, Pixar, TiVo, Palm, Sun Disney, Nintendo, AMD, Sony, Yahoo, EA, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, and Hulu.]