A wide range of electronic gadgets – LG’s 3D ecosystem, mouse with a built-in scanner, Fujifilm’s new camera, Toshiba’s high quality services and the dynamic RoboCleaner – have entered the market to make the world a better place, feels Chandragupta Amritkar as he analyses the products
LG showcases complete 3D ecosystem
Over the past year, LG has knocked down a number of barriers facing popular adoption of 3D devices and contents. Foremost among them has been the quality of 3D display which has been markedly improved. In turn, LG’s CINEMA 3D TVs are “Flicker-Free” certified by European quality assurance agencies TÜV and Intertek, while 3D monitors have been enhanced for wide-angle viewing and bezel size reduced to give consumers maximum viewing space. Equally important, LG continues to offer the lightweight and battery-free 3D glasses which can be used with every 3D products from LG.
Providing the perfect audio for LG’s 3D range, an all-new CINEMA 3D Sound HTS whose 9.1 speaker system creates the closest thing to the audio power of movie theatres or live concerts. Upright 3D Speakers further enrich the audio by pumping sound upward, while a 360-degree reflector inside each of the speakers reflects sound in all directions.
The DO IT ALL IN 3D showcase also features a glasses-free 3D mobile device - the Optimus 3D smartphone. The Optimus 3D enables users to view, create, edit and share 3D content whenever and wherever they may be. The Optimus 3D is equipped with LG’s proprietary 3D Game Converter, allowing users to convert their existing 2D games into 3D for an optimal gaming environment.
Cleaning Robot Robocleaner RC 4.000
Cleaning our house in India can be a pain. Vacuums can be cumbersome. But how nice it would be if a small robot can be used. The RoboCleaner RC 4.000 does exactly that. The machine cleans all common home floor surfaces completely automatically and independently. Even when one is not at home. Simply plug in the charging station, switch on the unit, select the cleaning period and let the RoboCleaner do the rest. The RC 4.000 cleans with a combination of a sweeping roller and vacuum. A sensor detects the intensity of the dirt and activates one of four cleaning programmes. It easily avoids obstacles using its integrated contact sensors. Even stairs and steps are easily detected and circumvented by its collision sensor. After finishing its work it returns automatically to the base station via an infrared beam. The dirt is then vacuumed out of the RC 4.000 and the battery is charged (no manual emptying or charging required).
Toshiba Places, Toshiba’s high quality content portfolio and services offers easy access to high quality content including movies on TVs, tablets and laptops.
Having introduced many of its services to laptop and connected TV owners earlier this year, the corporation is expanding Toshiba Places by adding Book Places for e-book shopping.
On the new generation of connected TVs and laptops, Toshiba Places is providing an expanded portfolio of high-quality content including acetrax, maxdome and Viewster. acetrax offers access to a wide selection of blockbuster movies on subscription or pay-per-view, while maxdome is Germany’s largest video on demand service provider. Users can now easily access Viewster’s huge catalogue, including a broad range of feature films and TV series.
My Places provides an easy way to access and manage purchased content from different Places – whether from Music Place, Video Place, or, later on, App Place and Book Place. My Places allows customers to play purchased music or movies, create playlists, or to manage content they have purchased before. It also offers a convenient Web-based way for customers to manage account settings and passwords for services offered across the different Toshiba Places and across PC, TV and tablet devices.
LSM-100, the mouse with a built-in scanner
LG Electronics launched the LSM-100, the mouse with a built-in scanner. Operating the LSM-100’s scanning function is far more convenient than on conventional scanners. While holding the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, the user simply swipes the mouse over the material to be scanned. The scanned image can then be saved in a variety of file types – PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XLS and DOC – or dragged and dropped into the desired application.
The LSM-100 is also equipped with LG’s Optical Character Recognition technology, which converts scanned text into a Microsoft Word document that can then be edited and manipulated as the user sees fit. By eliminating the need to retype text from print media onto the screen, Optical Character Reader saves users a great deal of time.
The mouse’s compact size belies its big-sized capabilities. Because it’s not limited by a frame, the LSM-100 can scan page sizes up to A3, larger than most conventional portable scanners.
Fujifilm FinePix X10
Fujifilm’s new camera FinePix X10 features a 2/3 inch 12 million pixel CMOS sensor and f/2.0 lens. The lens is also has 4x optical zoom capability. The X10 is a highly advanced compact camera with specifications that follow in the footsteps of the sought after multi award-winning FinePix X100. It has a high-definition F2.0 wide-angle and F2.8 telephoto FUJINON 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm) that is characterized by its brightness and superb picture quality right up to the edge of an image.