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Wooden case delight for your iPad

Versaudio have designed and handcrafted a wonderful wooden iPad case, if you’re ever wanting to use your new toy  as picture frame.

The beautiful hand-crafted cases, made from solid woods and bamboo are reinforced with steel in order to provide strength.   It’s top loading slip-case design is easy to use and don’t worry, there are openings for the connections too. 

Ok, they’re £53 ($80) a piece, so it’s not cheap to be honest.  However, it’s a small price to pay if you think about it, especially when your jealous mates will want to pinch your new toy when they see it surrounded in one of these masterpieces! 

Pre-order your wooden case now by visiting the site, or you can ask for more information by sending them an email to

A decade worth of broadband

Accessing the web is something you do numerous times a day.  It’s so easy nowadays, if you have a PC/Laptop or mobile device then you’re only a few clicks away from accessing billions of pages of information.  People are being introduced to the internet all the time.  However, just 10 years ago it was a different story altogether.

Back in the late 90’s ‘broadband’ connections didn’t really exist – not commercially anyway.  You certainly couldn’t ring up BT and ask to get it installed in the home, meaning you were resigned to using a modem (normally 56kbps) and the speed of access to browse the ‘Information SuperHighway’ were… well, they were rubbish quite frankly!

Ten years later and most of the U.K. is on now on broadband.  And, with the government making a pledge to get super-fast broadband into EVERY home by 2020, accessing the internet has never been easier!

As we speak, Virgin Media is currently promising that its network will be available to get around 100MB broadband connections by Q4 of 2011.  However, engineers are testing double that speed (Yep, 200MB!!) for its roll out date.

So… who has fond memories of using their modem on bulletin boards back in the 90’s?   There must be some!

LG Announces Worlds First Full LED 3D HDTV – LG LX9500

LG has announced the launch of a new LED 3D HDTV, the LG LX9500. This amazing piece of tech from LG is incredibly thin at just 22.3mm at it thickest part.  The model shown in the photo features a stunning 55 inch display, which has around 1,200 individual LEDs.

The LG LX9500 features a 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a TruMotion 400Hz (480Hz) refresh rate.  As well as being very thin it also features a nice slim bezel which measures just 16mm!

“LG’s unique Full LED technology validates LG’s position as a global leader in 3D home entertainment” said Havis Kwon, Executive Vice President and head of the LCD division of LG. “By building a full line-up of 3D TVs and cultivating alliances with content and device providers, LG will set a higher benchmark in the global 3D TV industry”.    We certainly believe that!

The LG LX9500 will go on sale in Korea first and will follow suit in Europe and the U.S. soon afterwards.  LG say there will be two models available, at 47 inches and 55 inches respectively.

Pricing for the 47 inch bad boy is expected to be around $4,500….  so erm, not cheap then! 

via Engadget

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