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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Displex display cleaner from Wirelessground.com

Posted by Don Tolson in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Accessories -- Display polish/cleaner
Manufacturer: WirelessGround.com
Where to Buy: WirelessGround.com
Price: Starts at $19.95USD (regularly, but may be on sale...)
Specifications: Comes in a 5g (0.175oz) tube, which should be enough for 8 to 10 screen cleans, depending upon how much you use. Note: this product is only for use on non-coated surfaces and plastics (i.e. the transparent part of the screen. Do not use on the painted portion. The product is non-returnable.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply;
  • Very gentle abrasive, so unlikely to do damage to the screen on most applications.

Cons:

  • Regular price is a bit high;
  • You'll need a number of applications to see results;
  • Probably won't remove deeper scratches.

Summary:

Getting scratches in your screen display is always annoying -- especially when you remind yourself that you had meant to get that screen protector installed, but never got around to it. There are numerous 'old wives tales' about using toothpaste, etc. to remove scratches, but it's definitely better to use a product that is specifically designed for the job. Displex, from WirelessGround, is sold as a display polish. But how good is it at taking out scratches? Let's take a look.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sony's OLED Display Wraps Tight

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...e_oled_display/

"Sony has developed a super-flexible 80 μm-thick 4.1" 121ppi OTFT-driven full colour OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder. This display can reproduce moving images while rolled-up and stretched over a thousand times."

It seems like OLED displays have been "the next big thing" for some time now, although actual products have been few, of limited size (as in under 4-inches!), and/or rather expensive - as with Sony's $2,500 11" XEL-1 television. Still, a number of companies continue to work on the technology, and the possibility of a display that can be rolled up, or even repeatedly flexed, simply has to open the possibility of innovative products. Photography Blog picked up on Sony's News Release for a rollable display: the technical jargon and photographs are interesting enough, but seeing the display in action is truly impressive!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HP Announces 30" ZR30w S-IPS LCD Monitor that Displays 1 Billion Colours

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:24 AM

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/e...71-4194577.html

"HP today announced its first 30-inch monitor to display a range of more than 1 billion colors, the HP ZR30w S-IPS LCD Display. Adding to the already powerful lineup of HP Performance Displays, the 30-inch diagonal display provides 30-bits per pixel color resolution and 1.07 billion displayable colors, compared to 16.7 million colors available on most 30-inch diagonal panels. Ideal for professionals in animation, game development, broadcast, design and graphic arts where accurate color is imperative, the HP ZR30w achieves more than 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCDs. With a wide gamut panel that covers 100 percent of sRGB and 99 percent of Adobe RGB, reds, blues and greens are visibly deeper."

Selling for $1299 USD, this is definitely a monitor for the professionals or hardcore prosumers who want a killer monitor. The 2560 x 1600 resolution is a 16:10 aspect ratio, which bucks the trend for monitors to be 16:9. I remain very pleased with my latest monitor purchase, a Dell Ultrasharp U2711.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Display Technology: Fact and Fiction

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...myths_shattered

"Not only are displays getting more complicated and harder to understand, but the competition between manufacturers has gotten so brutal that marketing gimmicks—ploys that exploit the average consumer’s technical ignorance—are playing an increasing role in driving sales. The goal of this article is to point out and explain some of the most important myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings about display technology."

I thought I knew a good deal of what to look for in a display. Resolution, contrast ratio, response time, all words that I know well. Apparently, that which I have depended on for my purchase of displays is a lie. Sure, they still have some value, but Maximum PC has written an article explaining that there is a whole world of other things to look out for; aspects that manufacturers tend to bury. The article does get a bit technical, but it is simple enough to understand for most people. All I can think of now is that there is even more to worry about. At some point, I may just give up and buy what is "good enough" and forget about the exacting details that I used to fuss over.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lenovo Showscases Dual Screen Laptop

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/1...ts-two-screens/

"This really doesn’t look like something that will catch on, but it’s certainly momentous. The Lenovo W700DS has one 17-inch display like its predecessor, and another 10-inch one that slides out from behind. Madness, you say? Yeah, I agree."

I've always found that the extra screen real estate of a second monitor adds considerably to productivity and it has always frustrated me that laptops have always lacked an effective option to have a second monitor. Yes, many laptops do offer secondary displays, but hooking up an extra monitor, and positioning it to compliment the main display is quirky at best. While some my balk, I'm finding this new laptop from Lenovo deliciously tempting. While the 10 inch display is a bit small, it can still be useful for showing handy supporting information on whatever I'm working at.


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