From one Zen to another, Japanese top artist UFO-Hayashi has taken the netbook decoration assignment few steps forward by adding Kyo-Yu-ZEN pattern, which is one of the most traditional painting method in Kyoto, on top of Acer’s Aspire One unit, turning it into a lavish piece of cristal art that easily can be yours in case your pockets are loaded with $3000 of cash. If not, just hit the break and watch the presentation video, or jump straight to the eBay selling page to follow the auction.
[eBay via engadget]
For those who plan on getting a new shiny PSP 3000 console, hold on for a while, as Sony Japan has just announced 4 new carnival colors to hit the gaming device, starting March 5th. The new collection, which comes in Blue, Red, Yellow or Green flavors is expected to be priced at ¥19,800 ($225), but in case you wish to include 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, a pouch, a wrist strap and a cloth in the bundle, it will cost you ¥24,800 ($279). In any case, both options pack a 2200mAh battery inside to your satisfaction, so it’s worth the waiting, specially if you’re tired of those boring black/silver hues.
[Via Akihabara News]
Zune owners already know they can add customized laser-engraved designs to their players via the Zune Originals website. However, if it wasn’t enough, Microsoft has decided to add 46 cool and refreshing designs to decorate the zune devices with your favorite theme, all for a few bucks.
I must admit, i’m not a modding aficionados, but this new glowing green Xbox 360 neon case from XCM looks great, specially with the semi-translucent look that provides inner glance at the console itself. There’s no word on price but it should be available soon, so if you’re looking for a unique design for your gaming box, this might be a nice solution.
Samsung introduces a new limited edition Flower design for its YP-T10 players, to be released in the following weeks. The new ‘La Fleur’ design is a blend of purple and black, made of strong aluminum and includes some matching floral wallpapers, to be presented as part of the UI. No word on price or availability, but this lineup is going to be very limited, so if you like it, watch carefully for further announcements. Meanwhile, check the video after the break.
Creative has decided to broaden its Zen lineup by adding new sporty colors, including pink and red. There’s no special cause behind it, just a stylish move to offer the player to customers with different flavor. Beyond that, everything else pretty much stays identical to the previous models, including the 2.5-inch TFT display (320 x 240), storage capacity – ranged from 2GB up to 32GB, SD/SDHC slot, FM radio and more. Mind you, the pink version is exclusively available in Walmart, as the red one appears at Buy.com. Checkout the full specs after the break.
Microsoft plans to launch a Joy Division limited edition version of its Zune MP3 player, courtesy for the the band’s Unknown Pleasures DVD release on June 10th. To shed more info, Unknown Pleasures is the first album by Joy Division, released in 1979. In 2000, Q Magazine has placed this great album at number 19 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, as Pitchfork Media placed it at number 9 in its list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the 1970s, so it’s very exciting to see a company like Microsoft, making this nice gesture, by endorsing the band with a special Zune edition, that will be designed by Peter Saville, the original graphic designer behind the Joy Division album covers.
Update: There are 500 copies available in the US for $400, coming in a luxury package.
Western Digital has officially released a new My Passport Essential lineup, coming with 10 stunning glossy colors that join the already exist dull black portable drive. The new series features a luxurious soft-touch finish and shiny vivid colors, including brilliant orange, super sunny yellow, raindrop blue, arctic white, deep viola, cherry red, ultra mint, real red, intense blue, and vibrant pink. Sized at 15 x 126.15 x 79.5mm, each of the drives is available in 120GB, 160GB, 250GB or 320GB capacities, so you can pickup your favorite color with prices ranged from $119.99 to $179.99, respectively.
[WesternDigital via I4U]
I don’t really like this whitish Xbox 360 color, i think it’s dull and pale. To serve my desires (and others), XCM has created a really cool chrome Xbox 360 case, compatible with the HDMI ports. This new metallic mirrored shell will shine on your desk for merely $60, but if you want a matchable skin for your controllers, it should be $25 each, which makes this escapade a bit expensive and very smudgy.
I really like the new Art Nouveau cases from Korean company 3Rsystem, it is chic, stylish and very high-end designed. This new “R240 GRACE” lineup features mirrored black or white faceplates, adorned with nice illustrations and made of high glossy bezel. In addition, it has an impressive reddish LCD screen at the bottom and a built-in iMON, to control your multimedia wirelessly. No word on availability, but if you want to get one of these, it will cost you between $70 – $80.
[3rsys via aving]
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So many rumors are floating around the Meizu M8 cellular-player concerning launching date, interface design, iPhone cloning issues and more. One of the latest rumbling refers to the following pictures, presenting the presumably GUI of the M8 device. Although we have no resource to verify the authenticity, it sure looks different from previous publications and distinguishes the Meizu from the iPhone. Stay tuned for the next scuttlebutt, in days to come.
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Hey boys… hey girls, iPod Shuffle gets inlaid. This 18 Karat diamond encrusted was created by jeweler artist, Thomas Heyerdahl, in purpose to be auctioned for charity in London. If you care for a lavish 1GB mp3 player, made of white and pink gold, just open your wallets and count $40,000 – it’s for a good cause, so don’t be stingy.
If you want to arrange a nice cool 80′s party for your geek friends, this colorful coasters from Supermandolini can help shaping the ambiance. The company has created 6 different coasters with a glossy finish and a foam base, to stick perfectly beneath your drinks. All coasters are 3.5″ square and a pack of six will be yours for $40.
[supermandolini via techdigest]
Yes, you hear it right, the Mac Air can be laser etched with your own personal design. Not sure how many would like to revamp their expensive lappy, but you should know it is possible, as demonstrated by laser master, Phil Torrone, with 1/4 “jacks” underneath the front of the Macbook air to make it level. Looks neat.
[makezine via gizmodo]
Recently, we have spotted some new Nintendo DS colors, hitting the market, but this one has stricken us with its modish elegant matte black exterior and shellac white interior. This rare DS Lite version is a result of an alliance between the highly esteemed designer, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Japanese fashion magazine, Honeybee. Unfortunately, it is very very limited and located in Japan only, so you can pray to have one but the odds are really faint.
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If color was your reason not to purchase a new flat MacBook Air, then your excuses are over, thanks to the creative people in colorware. The company customizes a wide range of laptops, based on clients demand, giving them vivid flavors and artifacts appearance. You can choose your style out of 35 aluminum colors and create your favorite design by adding your own logo. The only problem is the price that stands on 500$ for base system color and 50$ per add-on, which makes your MacBook Air adventure very expensive.
Alienware’s powerful machines are known for many years. Yet, only recently, has the concept of galactic designs been put into practice and inspired the company to join forces with Dell in order to create an alien phone concept, running an Android OS platform inside, with a blue glowing grill and a slider shape structure from the outside. Sensitive touch keys and navigation joystick are part of the deal as well, but prices and availability are still missing. Connection between galaxies seems imminent.
Sony Ericsson has just introduced the new W980 quad-band HSDPA 2100 Walkman lineup, with nice rounded black shell design and “Walkman on Top” function, allowing full player control without opening the shell. The W980 sports the following features:
- Display: 262,144 colors (240 x 320).
- Storage: 8GB internal capacity
- 3.2MP camera with video recording.
- Features: HSDPA high speed connectivity, FM radio transmitter, Bluetooth A2DP, MP3/AAC audio compatibility, Shake Control Technology – shake your phone and change the song.
- Availability: Q3 2008.
- Price: Unknown.
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Sony Japan unveils a new version of the PS3 game console with a satin silver design. The new edition comes with a 40GB hard disk and a silver SIX-AXIS gamepad. It will be available in Japan on March 6th for $374.
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To those of you who haven’t decided what to buy to your partner for Valentine’s day, this new mp3 player from Newman might be a reasonable solution. “Couples” mp3 music device is actually 2 individual players, turning into one big red heart, once combined together. The players come with 1/2GB storage capacity, mp3 and WMA audio support, clean two touch buttons design, FM tuner, recording function and strap attached, so you can…you know, put them around the neck, like those corny necklaces we had 20 years ago. Price is around 55$ so you have 10 days to decide.
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