In today’s iGRIND, we have a few cool updates to things you may already have. First up, we have a webcam that takes pictures and video in HD. There’s also a hand engraved media player that probably outputs better sound than your iPod, giving a vintage look with a not so vintage sound.
Finally, a new search engine from Google for desktop clients, allows you to search easier than you do even now. Check all of this out and more in today’s iGRIND.
What: C615 HD WebCam
Made By: Logitech
What It Does: Take pictures and web video in HD.
With everything HD migrating from computer to television screens, it makes sense that a web camera would follow suit. The Logitech C615 HD WebCam shoots video chats in 720p and like its predecessor, the C915, works with both Macs and PCs. It takes 8-megapixel stills, 1080p videos (software limits video chat to 720p), and has a 360-degree swiveling autofocus shooter. For the social media obsessed, its one-click upload to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter will quench your thirst.
What: Pocket HiFi C4 Pro
Made By: Colorfly
What It Does: Play music clearer than any other media player
The Pocket HiFi C4 Pro media player from Colorfly has an engraved wood backing and retro brassy front that gives the player a distinctive look. For the audiophile, however, it’s the quality under the hood that counts.
The Colorfly is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The media player includes the CIRRUS Logic CS4398 DAC and CS8422 SRC chips which gives the player a crisp, clear sound (108dB signal-to-noise ratio) that is close to what the ear can hear (120dB dynamic range).
Sound volume won’t be a problem either as the player outputs at an impressive 13.3mW. Other niceties include an SPDIF port, microSD slot and headphone jacks in both 6.3 or 3.5-mm sizes.
Pocket HiFi C4 Pro
What: Voice & Image Search
Made By: Google
What It Does: Search internet using your voice or by pictures.
Google is on the cutting edge again, allowing their search engine to search for kittens based on your voice or a picture you drag and drop into it’s search bar. The voice search can also perform live translations. If you are searching by image, you will be able to drag an image into the search bar and Google will provide canonical information about it. For example, if you drag a logo of a business, you’ll get information about the company. Great job Google, we can see this really catching on, especially with people who are constantly multitasking online.
Google Voice and Image Search.