Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Images of Samsung YP-S3 MP3 Player

Samsung is releasing YP-S3 MP3 player soon. Here are images of YP-S3.
There are various colors.

Like an iPod, S3 has a pretty docking station. It looks like a little spaceship.

Here are the earphones.Black is also available.

Samsung YA-SBR510 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Samsung is ready to release a wireless Bluetooth speaker, YA-SBR510.
It is composed of hyper 3 channel surround speaker, Bluetooth auto seamless playbak, premium desing with a wave light, remote controller sensor, and motion detection sensor.Its excellent sourround sound with 3 channel speakers makes the listenner feel comfortable and convenient.
YA-SBR510 is slim and has stylish body with a premium blue wave light.
YA-SBR510 is compatible with not only Bluetooth, but also with optical, USB, and AUX analog. It is the best for music and movie. Place it anywhere you want to listen to without connecting long cables.
The wireless Bluetooth speaker is coming this May. The price is not yet determined. But I believe the feature should worth.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Image of Samsung YP-S2

Here are images of Samsung YP-S2 MP3 player, the Pebble. It looks like valuable shiny genuin pebble. Enjoy the images of YP-S2!

Samsung YA-EF310 Earphones

Samsung released YA-EF310, a set of Floating Type earphones.
New Samsung proprietary earphones has powerful Bass booster with in-ear floating. Here is the story of how YA-EF310 came up.

Conventional ear-but (canal) type tightens up the ear with the ear-piece and implements reproduction of the bass sound by thoroughly sealing up the speaker unit with the housing. However, this causes deterioration of the high tones or loss of a sense of presence from air tightness. To avoid this problem, Samsung came up with the idea of so-called In-Ear Floating type.

Floating Type Earphone Features are:
* Powerful bass booster from unique acoustic structure
* Good sense of presence
* Clear sound without deterioration of high tone sound
* A rich sound field with fully presence
* Best for outdoor listening

Sunday, April 20, 2008

PC Magazine - May '08 Volume

The PC Magazine released The Best Stuff in the May '08 volume.
Here is the cover page and the Best Stuff info.
You may link to http://www.pcmag.com/previous_issues/

Moki Game by Samsung

Samsung China released a game called 'Moki'.
Here is the link you can enjoy.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Review: Iriver E100 (8GB, sky blue)

The CNet.com reviewed iRiver E100 as follows:
Product Summary
The good: The Iriver E100 is packed with pretty much every feature in the book--photo and video playback, an FM radio, all recording capabilities, compatibility with both Windows and Mac, extensive audio file format support, bookmarking, microSD card expansion, even external speakers--yet it's inexpensive and easy to use.
The bad: The Iriver E100 has a cheap, plastic feel, and the interface is very basic. The clickpad is not totally responsive, and some navigation is sluggish. D-Click navigation isn't optimal for the control pad setup. No integrated podcast support.
The bottom line: The Iriver E100 is a decent choice for people who want a ton of features in an easy-to-use package, but if you're after speedy navigation or top-notch sound quality, look elsewhere.

Reviewed by: Jasmine France
Reviewed on: 04/11/2008
Released on: 04/15/2008

For a long time, the
Iriver Clix stood alone as the highest-scoring MP3 player on CNET (it is now tied with the iPod Touch). This is both good and bad for Iriver: good, because it helped to sell more units, but bad because now the company has a stellar player against which all of its future offerings will be compared. The E100, Iriver's first true U.S. release since the second-gen Clix, falls a bit flat, but it's not the worst budget option on the market. We certainly appreciate the competitive pricing--$109.99 and $159.99 for the 4GB and 8GB models, respectively--and plethora of features, but the player suffers from irksome controls, an uninspired user interface, and sound quality unbefitting to the Iriver reputation.

Click pad irritation
We wouldn't necessarily say that the Iriver E100 completely fails in the design department, but it could definitely use some work. The main issue is the control pad--it's just bad. It's plastic and feels cheaply constructed. The center button is small and recessed, which makes it difficult to press. Plus, the buttons are slightly unresponsive, and we experienced some delays when moving between selections. Also, when on the playback screen, the D-Click orientation of the pad doesn't quite mesh with the screen above. The center key is play/pause--that makes sense. Then, it's surrounded by a four-way pad with arrow indicators. However, the right and left buttons don't serve to shuttle through tracks; instead, you press up to go back and down to go forward. The right arrow acts as a shortcut/contextual menu key, while the left backs out of screens/menus. It acts exactly like the pad on the Clix, but on the Clix the control pad surrounded the edges of the display, so it worked with the clarification provided by the soft "keys" on the screen. For the E100, it's not as logical, since the soft keys are nowhere near the actual controls.

Design, interface, and other featuresFortunately, the rest of the E100's design isn't quite so bad, although it has a decidedly plasticky feel. The player comes in a variety of colors--black, brown, white, pink, and sky blue--but none of them quite pop. The QVGA (320x240 resolution) screen is nice and big, measuring 2.5 inches diagonally. Its placement and the size and shape of the device makes it look a bit like a
Zune clone, not that that's a bad thing necessarily. Around the edges of the player, you'll find a power button, a dedicated volume rocker, a hold switch, a mic, and a reset hole. The bottom side of the unit houses a standard mini USB port for syncing and charging as well as two 3.5mm jacks: one for headphone out and one for line-in. A microSD card slot built into the top side allows for memory expansion, while two speakers on the rear let you share the tunes. Both are nice extras, though don't expect stellar sound from the speakers.

The Iriver E100 has plenty of other features to keep you busy, although the ability to customize the interface to your liking is not one of them. We're a bit disappointed by this, since the overall interface is fairly bland. The main menu is icon-driven, but it's all gray and black, with a touch of red. We'd prefer some more color, or at least the option to change the wallpaper. Still, it's not a deal-breaker, and some users may appreciate the starkness. Other features include photo (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF) and video (AVI, WMV) support; voice and line-in recording; a text viewer; and a built-in FM radio with recording capability, autoscan functionality, and up to 20 preset slots. We're also pleased to note that the E100 can sync with both Windows and Mac PCs.

Music to your ears?
Of course, audio should be a top consideration when selecting an MP3 player. The E100 succeeds somewhat in this area, but doesn't hit a home run. On the plus side, the player offers extensive file format support: it plays MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, and ASF files and supports subscription services such as Rhapsody. It also offers nine EQ settings, including SRS WOW and a five-band customizable EQ. In addition, the unit offers A/B looping, lyrics display, shuffle and repeat modes, and bookmarking. Plus, there's a neat fade-in feature that gradually increases/decreases the volume on a track as it starts/ends.

The downside is that music doesn't sound all that fantastic; it definitely doesn't stack up to the Clix, or similarly priced players such as the Creative Zen V Plus. Namely, audio wasn't as crisp or as clear as we'd like; many songs (notably, Amy Winehouse tracks) had a slightly muddled quality to them. Also, we found that mids were missing the warmth and richness you get from a device capable of producing top-quality audio. On the plus side, bass was tight and present, and activating the extra bass feature helped it thump. Still, EQ settings in general did little to achieve truly great sound, although the average listener will probably find that the E100 sounds just fine. Another bummer is that any content you add via a microSD card doesn't integrate seamlessly into the music menu. Instead, you have to access the external memory separately. The rated battery life of 25 hours for audio and 5 hours for video is solid, and we hope to match it in our lab testing.

Samsung Progressive HD Camcorder SC-HMX10C

The Gadgeteer.com reviewed Samsung SC-HMX10C HD digital camcorder as follows:
Gadgeteer Hands On Review by Julie
April 04, 2008

In the two years since I reviewed the Sanyo VPC-HD1 camcorder, I've been using it as my main method of capturing video. I love it for its size and ease of use, but have always been disappointed at its low light performance. Since I don't include a video spot in all the reviews I do, I just kept putting up with the Sanyo instead of replacing it. That changed recently when the folks at Samsung invited me to review their SC-HMX10C Progressive HD camcorder. I've been using this camera for several weeks now, so let's take a closer look....
Hardware Specifications
Image SensorSensor type - CMOSSensor size - 1/4.5"Number of pixels - 1.56 MLensF Value - F1.86-2.3Optical Zoom - 10xDigital Zoom - 20xFilter Diameter - 30mmDisplay2.7" Touchscreen LCDNumber of pixels - 230 KVideoSignal - NTSCRecording Format - H.264, MP4Resolution - HD: 1280x720/59.94p, SD: 720x480/59.94p 720x480/59.94i (Line in mode)Low Light Sensitivity - 15 luxPhoto / Still ImageFormat - JPEGResolution - 1440 x 1080, VGA (640 x 480)Memory8gb built inSDHC / MMCPlus memory card slotInterfacePC - USB 2.0Video - Composite, Component, HDMIAudio - Earphone jackPowerBattery - 7.4V 850mAh Lithium PolymerSizeDimensions - 2.42 x 2.66 x 4.63 inchesWeight - 0.7lb
Package Contents
SC-HMX10C camcorderBattery packAC power adapterMulti-AV cableComponent cableHDMI cableUSB cableUser manualQuick start guideCR2025 remote batteryRemote controlCradleSoftware CDCarrying pouch
If you pay much attention at all about video formats and terms, the word progressive, is probably familiar to you. It is a scanning method. A video frame is made up of many lines of video that are scanned onto a television screen so closely that they appear to be a solid picture. The scanning method can be either interlaced or progressive. Interlaced scanning (also used in today's analog TVs), indicated by an "i" in the video format, fills in the odd number lines (1,3,5,7...) and then fills in the even number lines (2,4,6,8...) until the frame is complete. Progressive scanning, "p" fills in each line consecutively until the frame is complete, like a computer display. So, basically speaking, progressive is good. :o)
Hardware Tour
The SC-HMX10C has a small compact design that I really like. As you can see here, it's about the same size as a can of Diet Coke. It won't take up a lot of space in your gear bag.
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Review: Samsung SC-HMX10

The Labtopmag.com reviewed Samsung SC-HMX10 digital camcorder as follows:
by Russ Fischer on April 1, 2008 Pros:
* Lightweight
* Easy-to-use design
* Captures moving subjects well

* Slightly dull colors
* Low light detail and focus problems

Samsung’s HD camcorder is light (5.0 ounces) and unassuming. Shaped more or less like a soda can, the HMX10 creates 720p video (1280 x 720) compressed to the H.264/MPEG-4 codec and stored either on the internal 8GB of flash memory or to SDHC/MMC+ cards. With a minimal control layout, it's a user-friendly camcorder, but it won’t be so appealing to serious shooters. The video output has enough flaws that the cam is strictly for weekend warriors.
In terms of physical design, the HMX10 is very easy to use. The rear side is decorated with Record and Mode Select buttons, a power switch, and an Easy Settings button (which sets white balance, exposure, focus, shutter, and stabilization to ‘auto’), with photo shutter and zoom controls riding on the camera’s top side. The LCD—from which we’d like to see a bit more brightness in sunlight—handles all the UI menus through a touchscreen interface. While some on-screen buttons are small, the screen responded well, and the menu system was generally easy to use.
We have a few small complaints. The swivel grip, located on the right side, seems fragile and generally unnecessary. We’d like a better lens cap option; what appears to be an electronically controlled slider is actually operated by a switch located inconveniently at about five o’clock when viewing the camera from the rear. Finally, we’d like a mode-select dial instead of the single electronic button, which requires waiting for the camera to load each mode (photo, video, playback) before you can select the next.
In full daylight, subjects were extremely natural in appearance. Details were sharp and colors rendered with a neutral cast. But clips were arguably dull; a little saturation bump wouldn’t hurt. Because the MPEG-4 codec is not as adroit with shadow detail as AVCHD, darker details tended to fall away in bright light; fine colors and detail were also out of the camera’s range, again due in part to limitations of the codec.
The HMX10’s progressive shooting mode is good for moving shots and subjects, as you’ll see less blur and more detail per frame than shooting in an interlaced format. Low light introduced significant noise and pronounced contrast. We also had problems obtaining and keeping focus and noticed more compression artifacts due to the contrast. The cam’s mic captured realistic, very clear audio in all our clips. Samsung rates a full battery charge at 90 minutes for “continuous shooting,” but when using zoom functions and other options you can expect about 50 minutes of use.
The combination of average video quality and minimal controls decidedly make this a camera for casual shooters. However, comparably priced models from Canon and Sanyo deliver much better results. Families looking for a simple HD solution will do well with the HMX10; others should look to more robust options.

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Review: Samsung P2 (YP-P2) Digital Audio Player

The Gadgeteer.com reviewed Samsung YP-P2 digital audio player as follow:
Gadgeteer Hands On Review by Dave Rees
April 07, 2008

I have been a Mac-guy for over a decade and have owned an iPod since the beginning. I am currently using an iPod Touch and I take it with me everywhere I go. But being the gadget-junkie that I am, I was getting a bit bored with my current lot of tech-toys. So, I started looking into other portable music/video players to play with. The Samsung P2 looked like a worthy candidate; it had several features the Touch did not, a nice form-factor, and it had received rave reviews. I read many reviews praising the P2 as a less costly (some even said better) alternative to the Touch. However, those reviews were definitely coming from the perspective of Windows users. This review will be coming from a Mac/iPod user's viewpoint.
Samsung's presentation is nicely done. The plastic box is very sturdy and definitely protects the device. Included with the P2, is a nice set of earbuds (EP-370), data cable, application cd, screen protector, and stand.
Out of the box the P2 looks very nice. It is sleek & slim, constructed of a hard plastic, and comes in black, white, or burgundy. At 100mm x 52mm x 9.9mm, it is smaller than the Touch and feels not much larger than the Nano. It weighs in at just 3 ounces.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Samsung's BD-P1500 Blu-ray player release pushed up to April - UPDATE

Samsung's fourth-generation Blu-ray player will be hitting store shelves slightly sooner than expected elsewhere, as the company announced during its CeBIT press conference that worldwide release will happen in April, rather May as previously announced at CES. The BD-P1500 updates the well-received BD-P1400 player with Profile 1.1 / Bonus View goodness, as well as 7.1 PCM, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD MA audio support for $399. Pick up one of these up next month, or wait for the BD-Live enabled DMP-BD50 or BDP-S550? For those in need of legacy HD DVD support, still word whether the BD-UP5500 combo player's release date has been affected by Samsung's "focus" on Blu-ray.