That didn't take long. A few hours after Apple announced that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C would be shipping on September 20, accessory maker Case-Mate announced its all new next-generation case collections... And there is something for everyone!
Since it has the same form factor as its predecessor, the now discontinued iPhone 5, Case-Mate has extended its Naked Tough collection to include the iPhone 5S. The Naked Tough case's smooth transparent finish and ultra slim design is perfect for protecting your new iPhone 5S, and showing off its new silver and gold colors.
HP has unveiled its new family of "reclining PCs". The HP Recline features an articulated stand and patent-pending hinge that allows you to dangle the IPS touch screen over the edge of a desk, or use it in a tabletop, flat angle, mode. The touch screen also responds to all all 10 fingers at once, and can be adjusted in an upright position for watching movies.
"Customers have told us that they want touch on their PCs, and at HP we're always looking for ways to improve the experience," said Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer PCs and Consumer Solutions, HP. "HP's family of reclining all-in-one PCs offer new ways to stay productive and enjoy immersive experiences such as movies and games with the most natural touch experience available."
One day after Sony opened pre-orders for the "world's first curved screen LED television," Samsung announced the world's first "curved UHD television" at IFA 2013. Samsung also claims to have put "an end to the debate over technological superiority, but I'm not sure what that means.
The new curved UHD TVs will be available in 65- and 55-inch models, with the promise of larger sets to come "based on consumer response." This means curved televisions could get pretty large, considering that Samsung also announced a new 98-inch 4K OLED TV at IFA on Thursday. Samsung did not announce pricing or availability. Read on for the full press release.
Out of all the products Sony announced today at IFA , the Sony lens cameras for both Android and iOS devices may be the most interesting and hardest to describe. The Sony DSC-QX10 and Sony DSC-QX100 are basically mini-cameras that attach to your smartphone to improve your device's picture taking capabilities. Both lens cameras connect to your mobile device via Wi-Fi/NFC, and allow you to access all their features using Sony's PlayMemories app. The cameras can also be used separately on their own to snap DSLR-quality pictures or capture 1080/30p HD video in MP4 format.
The DSC-QX10 transforms your smartphone into a 10x optical zoom camera, and features a back-illuminated 18MP 1 / 2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor with image stabilization. The DSC-QX100 is equipped with a 20.2MP sensor and a Carl Zeiss f/1.8 lens. Sony promises that both lens cameras will work well in low light situations, and will help you to capture higher quality images and video with your smartphone. The lens cameras also support many popular iOS and Android photo applications.
Sony made a lot of announcements druing its IFA press conference on Wednesday, but didn't have time to cover its 65-inch curved-screen, 1080p LED TV. However, the electronics maker did manage to send out a press release announcing that the S990A is now available for pre-order. Sony promises the "world's first curved screen LED television" will deliver the only all-in-one cinematic experience you will ever need for your home.
"Sony has a storied history of innovation, particularly in the television category," said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Sony Electronics Home Entertainment & Sound division. "The gentle curve of this television borrows from the screen technology found in movie theaters, and provides an immersive experience that makes viewers feel as if they are truly part of the action and in the moment of the scene they are watching."
Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the "All-New Kindle Paperwhite." The new eReader is 30% lighter than iPad mini (and a lot cheaper), and features a new built-in light that reduces eyestrain, according to Amazon. It is also equipped with a faster processor, an improved display with higher contrast, and longer battery life.
Amazon has also added some new features like Goodreads integration for instant book reviews, and Kindle Page Flip for scanning ahead without loosing your place. The ad-free Wi-Fi model is $139 and the "without special offers" model is $119. Both Wi-Fi models will begin shipping on September 30th. There is also a $189 3G version version slated for November 5th release.
Don't forget, the new LEGO Minecraft sets, The Nether (21106) and The Village (21105), go on sale Sunday, September 1. The sets have already popped up in the official LEGO store and on the Toys R Us website. The sets are cheaper through LEGO, priced at $34.99 each.
If last year's Minecraft set 21102 is any indication, these sets will sell out fast! LEGO and Minecraft fans should sign up for LEGO Minecraft notifications now. This way you miss out on the sets, and won't get stuck paying high scalper prices during the holidays. You can sign up for free email, mobile and deasktops alerts via the whohas.it LEGO Minecraft product tracker. This free tracker will alert you as soon as the new LEGO sets are in stock, so you can be the first to order.
The Moto X has been met with mixed reviews since it was announced earlier this month. The biggest selling points were its hands free voice commands, and the Motomaker website which allows customers to customize their device. Unfortunately, only AT&T subscribers have access to the Motomaker service right now, and T-Mobile users don't even know where they can buy the device. However, a rumored $100 price drop could make the flagship handset a little more sexier to buyers this upcoming holiday season.
The Moto X will be receive a $100 price drop in Q4 of 2013, according to evleaks. That would make the handset $100 on contract. Not a bad price, especially if the other US carriers add Motomaker support by the end of this year.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers, arguably one of the best Tower Defense game ever released for iOS devices, is finally getting an Android release. Fans of the medieval TD game were disappointed when developer Ironhide Game Studio did not release the second game of the hit Kingdom Rush franchise to Google Play. Even worse, Ironhide decided to release a major update entitled Rising Tide for iOS devices instead of working on an Android version of the game. This did not sit well with Android fans who made their voices heard of Ironhide's Facebook wall and Twitter feed. Ironhide responded a few days later by posting a preview video of the beta of Kingdom Rush Frontiers for Android, however no release date has been announced. You can check out the video below, and follow Ironhide on Facebook or Twitter for future updates.
The Canon 70D and all Canon 70D kits are now in stock at both B&H and Adorama. The Canon EOS 70D body is $1,199, the kit with 18-55mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens is $1,349, and the kit with 18-135mm STM f/3.5-5.6 lens is $1,549.
The feature packed DSLR is equipped with a Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 3.0" 1,040k-dot vari-angle Clear View II touchscreen LCD monitor, a 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ image processor. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Full HD 1080p video support, a High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, and 7 fps of continuous shooting.