October 1, 2007
This one's for those of you lean-in types that like to watch movies and tv shows on your computer screen. Gizmodo found a product via Sci Fi Tech that warms your rear while you sit at your computer! Great for those long cold winter nights in the basement watching your downloaded movies.
Introducing the Thanko USB Warmer Cushion
that connects to your USB port and warms up that chilly backside of yours via a temperature control dial. It can even be washed if you happen to turn up the heat a little high and start sweating! Available from Thanko
for only $25.83.
Via Gizmodo, Sci Fi Tech
Justin Davey at Permalink
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December 20, 2006
I'm always looking for the "perfect" recliner for my home entertainment center. I have to say that even though it clashes with my wife's decorating style, I really like the DS-220 from DDC. According to Trendir:
The DS-220 recliner offers comfort in futuristic style. The tall back and angled headrest give you comfortable support as you lean back and relax. The inset footrest extends on robotic like legs to truly let you stretch out. Available as either an electric or manual adjustable control the DS-220 recliner is upholstered in leather, synthetic suede or fabric, in a variety of colours. With the Step Wall Unit and the DS-220 recliner, DDC bring comfort and style to the modern home theater system. As each piece is customised the Step System ranges between $14,830 and $20,000 while prices for the DS-220 range from $4,690 to $9,690.
I stopped breathing for a second when I saw the price but the DS-220 is still pretty cool. if you've got lots of dough, be sure to check out the DDC website for all of their home theater products.
Product Page at DDC
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September 14, 2005
We've seen many incarnations of this vibrating-sound emitting somewhat comfortable piece of furniture. The Pyramat is a cushioned mat with a headrest, built-in speakers, subwoofer and reverberation technology. Moreso, Pyramat is a unique entertainment accessory - a portable foam mat that is comfortable and capable of transmitting the sound from your movie, PC or game console throughout your body.
Available at Amazon.com for $149 Pyramat Interactive PM300 3-Speaker Sound Lounger
Via gizmag at Pyramat
August 30, 2005
It's not surprising that media center PC sales are starting to take off. Who wants to buy the same old PC when it can also record TV for you.
"Sales of media center PCs have climbed dramatically over the past month to 43 percent of all desktop PCs sold at retail outlets for the week ending August 20, according to a report released Monday. That’s a marked improvement from the equivalent week at the end of June, when media center PCs were barely above the 15 percent mark, according to research firm Current Analysis. Media center PCs, which computer makers began pushing in earnest last holiday season, are aimed at making it easier for users to manage their photos, music, and video files and to connect to home entertainment centers and TVs."
At RED HERRING
August 30, 2005
When PCs start shipping with a Digital Motion Reality TV Tuner, you've got to wonder whether you'd use it for a TV or a PC.
This is the Sony Vaio V, a PC/TV combo with a 20" screen. It comes with a Pentium 4 630 (3Ghz), a 256Mb ATI RADEON XPRESS 700, 1Gb of RAM, DL/RAM DVD multi-burner, 500Gb HDD (2x250) and a Digital Motion Reality TV Tuner. Should be priced in the $4k range. Oucher!
Via Akihabara News
August 29, 2005
Right now you can save 40% on top selling HDTV, LCD TVs, and Plasma TVs at Amazon.com. With the 40% savings you can get most 37" and 42" plasma TVs for under $2000. Wild!
Some great deals include:
Panasonic TH-37PX50U 37" Flat-Panel HD-Ready Plasma TV for $1850
and the Panasonic TC-32LX50 32" Flat Panel LCD TV for $1550
At Save 40% on top selling HDTV, LCD TVs, and Plasma TVs at Amazon.com
After market close last Wednesday, TiVo announced it had delivered a second-quarter profit. Revenue grew 46% helped by new subscribers to it's recording service but says it doesn't expect a third quarter profit but should be on track for sustained profitability by the end of the year.
It's starting to happen. I love it when things like LCD picture frames become a little more. I always thought it was kind of useless to not have your picture frame a more "Harry Potter Like" poster (if you read the Potter), where things move and such. I can imagine using this to have a slideshow of pictures and short movie clips I take with my digital camera. It would also be great to have one of these with sound pumped through the house and have a video feed streaming on all of the LCD picture frames.
At ITmedia via Akihabara News
August 28, 2005
We like to think outside the normal "TV Seating Box" here at TV Snob. If you can hook this puppy up to your favorite music, imagine watching a few episodes of Firefly and having a massage all at the same time?
The iJoy can accomodate any audio source "with a headphone jack," so for us that means we could hook up a little TV for some major massage/tv viewing action. We aren't interested in the ZIP Connect charger but you can find a ton of different iJoy models on Amazon.com if you want to poke around.
At iJoy Zip Connect Chair via Shiny Shiny