Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Toshiba unveils back-to-school laptop, tablet offerings

Excite Tablets: Toshiba’s new line has something for everyone with the Excite Pro, Pure, and Write, all powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Excite Pure delivers essential performance at an affordable price, while the Excite Write and Pro feature NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors and Harman Kardon speakers, perfect for both work and entertainment. The Excite Write also comes equipped with a touchscreen digitizer for precision pen and handwriting, perfect for taking notes in the classroom. The Excite Pure starts at $299.99 MSRP, the Excite Pro is priced at $499.99 MSRP and Excite Write tablet is priced at $599.99 MSRP.
Toshiba’s KIRAbook Ultrabook: Treat the student heading to college to the level of performance that he deserves. Toshiba’s KIRAbook is a striking Ultrabook that features an ultra-high resolution PixelPure touchscreen display in a beautiful, compact design. The KIRAbook is comprised of premium materials and weighs a mere 2.6 pounds and stands at 0.7 inches slim. Pricing for the KIRAbook starts at $1,599 (for a non-touch unit).
Toshiba’s Satellite S Series Laptops: Light, thin, and portable, the Satellite S series laptop is packed with features for great performance and entertainment, which the student in your life will love while easily toting around campus. Starts at $699.99 MSRP.
Qosmio X875: Made to kick productivity and entertainment into high-gear, the customizable Qosmio X75 will have the gamer in your life dazzled by the experience of its high quality sound, high-res display, and lightning speed processor. Starts at $1,549.99 MSRP.
Toshiba Satellite C-Series Laptops: An ideal laptop for any student who is just starting out, Toshiba’s touchscreen Satellite C-Series Laptops are stylish, fully customizable, and extremely affordable- perfect for everyday mobile computing. Starts at $298.99 MSRP.
Toshiba L4300U Cloud TV Series: Perfect for the college student who loves TV and gaming, this slim and sleek TV comes with Toshiba’s Cloud TV offerings, allowing the students to create calendar events and set reminders for when the next episode of their favorite shows air and also leave messages for friends and family. The Toshiba L4300U Cloud TV Series is available in 32-, 39- and 50-inch class screen sizes. Pricing: 32” - $449, 39” - $549, 50” - $899
Toshiba Canvio Slim II Portable Hard Drive: Toshiba’s Canvio Slim II Portable External Hard Drive (500GB) is ideal for storing files, photos and videos for your on-the-go student. This hard drive offers high capacity storage in a slim and sleek brushed aluminum design that is a perfect companion for your student’s new Ultrabook.

T-Mobile launching all-new LG G2, LG Optimus F6 and Optimus F3 smartphones

A trio of smartphones from LG Electronics are joining T-Mobile US, Inc.’s expanding LTE device lineup. Led by LG’s newly announced flagship smartphone, the LG G2, T-Mobile will offer customers the best of LG – cutting-edge technology, simplicity, stylish design and a suite of LG-exclusive applications. The T-Mobile LG lineup also is expanding with the availability of the LG Optimus F6 and LG Optimus F3.

“Customers are going to love the uniqueness that each LG LTE device offers – the G2 is innovative with its ergonomic and intuitive rear key design; the Optimus F6 is stylish, fast and full-featured; and the Optimus F3 is our most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone,” said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing, T-Mobile.

T-Mobile’s Triple-Threat of LG Devices
The LG G2 is sure to stun with its beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, created for the perfect viewing and multitasking experience. LG G2’s ergonomic and intuitive rear key design lets users power the device on and off, adjust the volume and easily access QuickMemo for on-the-go note taking. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP OIS camera with several shot modes like Dual Camera, Shot & Clear and VR panorama, to capture crystal clear, virtually blur-free images. Easy-to-use multitasking applications like Slide Aside and QSlide, allow users to perform several tasks, such as checking email, dialing phone numbers or scheduling appointments, simultaneously without the inconvenience of having to open and close individual applications. In addition, the extremely efficient 3,000 mAh SiO+ battery will ensure long-lasting power for users who need a super-charged smartphone without the added bulk. Pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks. Customers interested in registering for notices about the G2 can visit t-mobile.com/lg-g2.

With T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage rolling out across the country1, the LG Optimus F6 is designed to provide the speed, style and functions customers are looking for at an amazing value. The bright and super sharp 4.5-inch IPS display provides extraordinarily accurate true-to-nature color for amazing entertainment experiences. The smartphone offers a 5MP BSI camera that can take high-quality pictures in low-light environments, and also includes LG-exclusive advanced camera features, such as Time Catch Shot, Voice Shutter and LG’s unique Smart Shutter, which helps users capture their best photos and true-to-life HD videos. With Wi-Fi Calling, NFC-capabilities, LG’s innovative apps – such as QuickMemo, QSlide, Quick Translator and VuTalk – and the latest Android software2, customers won’t have to compromise on style or features with the Optimus F6. Pricing and availability for the Optimus F6 will be shared in the coming weeks. 

T-Mobile will offer its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3’s 4-inch vivid IPS display and advanced camera and video features offer accurate colors, sharp text and crisp images. Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and an extensive catalogue of LG’s suite of unique services, such as QuickMemo, QSlide, VuTalk and Genius Camera2, focus on enhancing usability for Optimus F3 customer’s everyday smartphone use.
 The Optimus F3 is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online via www.T-Mobile.com for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $103 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. For more information on the Optimus F3, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-f3.html.

Bose introduces two new sound systems for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Bose has announced two new sound systems for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible:  an optional 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround sound system and a standard nine-speaker Bose sound system.  This marks the first time in the 30-year relationship between Bose and Corvette that multiple Bose systems are available in the iconic American sports car.

Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System
Custom-engineered for the Corvette Stingray’s fully redesigned interior, the Bose Centerpoint surround system is equipped with advanced features that provide a powerful listening experience for drivers and passengers.  Through proprietary digital signal processing and lightweight, highly efficient components, Bose engineers developed a sound system that reaches live rock-concert-level volume without audible distortion.
 Next-generation Bose AudioPilot noise compensation technology helps maintain the sound system’s performance under a variety of driving conditions that can impact the audio experience, from the roar of the Corvette’s engine to the din of the outside world when the top is down on the convertible model.  AudioPilot 2.0 uses a strategically placed microphone in the cabin that continuously monitors background noise, while a sophisticated Bose algorithm analyzes the music signal and adjusts it to reduce the effects of ambient sound.  This technology operates automatically, enabling drivers to focus more on what’s coming down the road and less on audio controls.
 The Centerpoint surround sound system also provides user options to customize the listening experience with the touch of a button.  In the audio system settings, users can select stereo mode to balance the sound for both of the vehicle’s seats, driver mode for an optimized experience behind the wheel, or Centerpoint surround mode for fully immersive sound throughout the cabin.
 In surround mode, Bose Centerpoint 2.0 signal processing circuitry uses an enhanced algorithm to analyze the stereo signal and convert it into multiple channels.  Whether delivered by satellite radio, CD or MP3 file, music is reproduced with greater precision, and every voice and instrument is more distinct, as if positioned on a concert stage.

Unique System Layout for an All-New Interior
The seventh-generation Corvette’s overhauled interior, featuring a jet-inspired cockpit, presented unique challenges for designing the sound system.  Physical obstacles and space limitations in the cabin drove Bose and Chevrolet to collaborate from the earliest stages of vehicle development to identify ideal speaker placement that wouldn’t compromise system performance.
In both the Centerpoint surround and stereo sound systems, a 3.25-inch mid/high-range neodymium Twiddler® speaker is built into each door.  But unlike traditional sound system layouts, in which speakers are positioned in the same spot on both sides of the vehicle, the Twiddler speakers in the Corvette are in different locations, requiring Bose tuning expertise to ensure accurate and balanced sound reproduction.
 Adding depth to mid- and high-range frequencies, another 3.25-inch neodymium Twiddler speaker is located in the center of the instrument panel.  And behind the seats, a 5.25-inch neodymium full-range speaker is placed in each rear side panel.  In addition, 1-inch tweeters -- one in each corner of the instrument panel -- are angled toward the driver and passenger seat for improved high-frequency performance.
Bass is delivered by a pair of 10-inch Nd woofers, one in each door.  An additional 8-inch Nd woofer is included with the Bose Centerpoint surround system option, enclosed in a 14-liter bassbox located in the trunk.

Bose and Corvette:  Three Decades of Collaboration
Bose sound systems have been available in every Corvette since the 1984 model -- the first sports car to offer a Bose system.  Over the past 30 years, numerous Bose automotive innovations have been featured, including the debut of the Bose Nd woofer in the 1997 Corvette.  The relationship with Corvette is part of a broader collaboration between Bose and General Motors that has continued uninterrupted over three decades.