The ROSIE Coffee Table Touchpanel Controller is a full home entertainment hub, based around a 40″ flat panel monitor embedded in a tabletop. The interface can be customised and features include media playback, home automation and control of various devices such as security cameras or streaming devices.
There will be a variety of furniture design styles available, but no word on price or availability just yet.
Philips’ luxury end of LED backlit LCD television sets the company calls Aurea, expands on its Ambilight technology.
While Ambilight is not something of a novelty, the new 42-inch Full HD TV sets not only have light emanating from the back onto the walls of your room, but the light also spills over onto the TV‘s white casing.
The overall effect is a kaleidoscopic halo around your TV sets, which the company says, offers a more immersive cinematic viewing experience, and Philips even has many research papers from universities in Eindhoven, Munich and New York to back up their claims.
And while the TV is off or on standby mode, you can select from a few color palettes to create a loungy ambience in your living space. Otherwise, its specifications are comparable with models of other notable makers of LCD TVs. Price : US$5,760
The New York Times used words like “cult object,” “majestic,” and “titillating”; the Economist called it “ingenious” and “sleek.”
The subject of these encomiums is, incongruously, a commercial coffee machine—the Clover 1s, an $11,000 device that brews regular coffee (not espresso) one cup at a time.
The Clover’s real benefit to coffee-drinkers is the way it combines French press and vacuum methods to produce one of the best cups of coffee.
The Clover’s “VacuumPress” method, however, creates a vacuum to draw the water down through the grounds, extracting flavor and yet leaving them behind.
“Golden Age” is the name of this new, er, product, the world’s first Apple MacBook Air to be fully crystallised with 12,000 “dazzling” Swarovski elements.
The reason it looks so darn shiny is that the crystals are specially coated with 24k gold from underneath so that the transparent crystals can reflect the true gold colour.
Inspired by a traditional Japanese pattern, each “Golden Age” takes a week to create as each crystal is apparently painstakingly applied one at a time on to the hand-painted surface.
With a limited edition of only 20 pieces worldwide this is described as “undoubtedly the ultimate luxury treat for the person who thought they had everything”. Aside from taste or sense, clearly.
The “Golden Age” is getting a CeBIT debut, but will be shown also at Selfridges, Oxford Street, where the department store will sell one of the 20 “Golden Age” notebooks as of 18th March.
The Meridian 808.2 Signature Reference CD player is here to please those who seek the ultimate in world of digital music.
Featuring a novel digital speaker connector, you can hook it up to any of Median’s compatible DSP speaker range. Powering the audio side of things is Median’s Resolution Enhancement System, which upsamples regular 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality sound to 176.4kHz in 24-bit clarity.
With all these high-tech figures and more geeky terms, I’m sure it will be a luxurious acoustic treat to hungry ears. For $16,000, the new Meridian 808.2 Signature Reference CD player is truly exceptional.
This amphibious scooter could be used on land like a normal scooter, and as a propeller for swimming thanks to its two hub motors. Super fun for the kids.
The Skidscooter is designed by Yong Jieyu and has won a reddot design award.
Skidscooter functions in very different orientations in each environment and allows two very different user experiences on one product.