Sony unveils new headphones31 March 2011 18:11:48
Electronics giant Sony has unveiled two new pairs of headphones.
The manufacturer has announced the upcoming release of the MDR-RF865RK wireless headphones and the MDR-NC13 noise cancelling in-ear travel headphones.
Featuring a transmission range of up to 100m the MDR-RF865RK wireless headphones are an ideal companion for watching TV, listening to the radio or playing video games, says Sony, thanks to their light and comfortable design and freedom from wire clutter.
The headphones come with a 40mm driver for rich audio with a deep bass response and a charging dock that take just 3.5 hours to provide 25 hours of listening time.
Meanwhile, the MDR-NC13 noise cancelling headphones are designed to reduce ambient noise by approximately 87.4 per cent, making them ideal for travellers wanting to block out noise while on the road or in the air.
They come supplied with a manganese battery but a single AAA alkaline battery boosts listening time to a full 100 hours.
Sony says the headphones will be available to buy from April.
Transcend launches new MicroSDHC memory cards31 March 2011 18:08:23
A new set of MicroSDHC memory cards has been unveiled by manufacturer Transcend.
The memory cards come with the maximum Class 10 speed rating and have a maximum transfer rate of 20 MB/s with devices supporting SD 3.0, helping support consecutive shooting and smooth HD video recording.
Designed specifically for the latest high-end mobile devices such as smartphones, digital cameras and tablet PCs, the cards come in capacities of up to 16GB in order to store a wide range of media content.
The 16GB MicroSDHC card can store up to 6,552 pictures based on five megapixel JPEG compression format, over 88 hours of standard quality video, or 240 minutes of HD video, says Transcend.
Furthermore, the memory cards come with an SDHC adapter, meaning they can be used with SDHC capable devices, such as digital cameras that have an SDHC slot.
The news follows a recent announcement by Kingston that it is extending its MicroSDHC range to include 16GB and 32GB options.
Cars 2 to get 3D support on PS331 March 2011 18:05:40
The PS3 version of upcoming videogame Cars 2 will be playable in 3D with a stereoscoping TV, it has been announced.
Produced by Disney Interactive Studios the game is due out of June 21st, three days before the theatrical release of the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Movie on June 24th.
"The 3D effects will ratchet up game play in ways that will have fans' hearts pounding when they embark on dangerous spy missions, while our innovative multiplayer with four simultaneous 3D ports bring a whole new dimension to PS3 gaming," said John Blackburn of Avalanche Software, developer of Cars 2.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed this week that British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton is to voice a character in the film.
The 2008 world champion will play the part of a race car in the new film, a follow-up to 2006's original Cars film, which was a critically-acclaimed box office hit.