Motion sensors were featured on some Logitech iPod clock radios last year and we expect to see more clock radios and micro systems offering this feature going forward. In this implementation, the feature enables you to wake-up the UX-GN6 from standby mode by simply waving your hand in front of the system. (We'… Read more
JVC replaces its SD-card-based Everio GZ-MS100 with the MS120 and MS130; the MS120 has two slots, comes in black, blue, and red, and the MS130 has a single slot plus 16GB built-in memory and comes in black. They both feature a nice rollover capability that automatically overflows recording from one media to the next when necessary.
The company didn't provide any real specs on the products, so I'm going to assume they're the same as the MS100--a 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD and 35X zoom lens--and give you a big ugly picture (above). They'll be available … Read more
The Everio G series standard-definition models for 2009--the GZ-MG630, the MG670, and the MG680--have incorporated a higher-resolution 800,000-pixel CCD, up from the 680,000-pixel versions in previous models, but the sensor is the same 1/6-inch size. What effect that'll have on low-light quality, never one of JVC's strong suits, remains to be seen. The models also have 40x "dynamic zoom" lenses, a kind of fudgy cross between digital and optical zoom (it uses "nearly all of the CCD's effective pixels") like Canon's Advanced Zoom, that I suspect is based off … Read more
JVC has rolled out its low-end HD camcorders, and they're looking pretty inexpensive and colorful. They all incorporate a new (for JVC) 1/4.1-inch 3-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 20x lens. The Everio GZ-HD320 uses a 120GB hard disk; the GZ-HD300 goes with 60GB. In a nice touch we haven't seen elsewhere, the SD-based GZ-HM200 offers two card slots. The HD300 and the HM200 will come in black, red, and blue, while the HD320 sticks with basic black.
Beyond that, these models look pretty much like everyone else's on paper--support for a 24Mbps bit rate, x.… Read more
JVC rings in the New Year with not one, not two, but seven new CD receivers for its 2009 mobile entertainment product line.
JVC Mobile's new flagship KD-R900 In-Dash CD Receiver has two USB 2.0 ports (one front and one rear) for connection to an iPod, an iPhone, USB flash memory drives, digital audio players, portable HDD devices, or any two devices simultaneously. The KD-R900 also features hands-free Bluetooth phone calling and A2DP wireless audio streaming capability via an included USB Bluetooth adapter and high-quality external wired microphone. This adapter operates as a fully functional receiver, transmitter, and … Read more
In 2008, JVC became the first company to offer TVs with built-in iPod docks. For 2009, Panasonic is joining the fray with its own line of iPod-friendly TVs, but JVC is looking to defend its turf with a second generation of models. Among the array of purported feature improvements in the so-called TeleDock line for 2009. These TVs offer better iPod integration (multiple aspect ratios for iPod video playback; iPod charges whether TV is on or off; song and artist info displayed on TV during song playback; photo slide shows from iPod or USB drive can be displayed during music … Read more
For the second year, CES devotes its North Hall to automotive technology, showing the growing interest in electronics for the car. As we would expect, stereo manufacturers such as Alpine and JVC will be showing new in-dash products, expanding the idea of what the traditional stereo head unit can do. GPS and Bluetooth hands-free devices will also have a heavy presence, with connected GPS devices making an appearance as a new trend. We are also looking forward to seeing innovative new in-car services, such as Internet radio, satellite TV, and new digital music options.
At our CNET Car Tech stage … Read more