With gas prices on a consistent incline; Automobile marketing campaigns are in full swing to push the latest hybrid and electric vehicles. Check out this new electric bike motorcycle. For a $44K investment, it all the specs of a normal motorcycle except the huge gas bill. Toted as quiet, clean and efficient, the Sora Electric Motorcycle by Lito Green Motion has 708ft-lbs of torque, top speed of 120mph and a range of 185miles, and such nice extras an LCD touch screen, on-board GPS and the words first electric seat. Not the most esthetically pleasing (I salivate when I see a Ninja) but you can “ride it like a café racer, street fighter or daily driver with a simple touch of a button”. Innovation and versatility at it’s finest.
Archive for technology
I came across the Olympus Pen E-PL2 while surfing the net. It is pretty dope because it has implemented the Air Jordan black and white cement pattern in the design. Apparently the esthetics is where the coolness ends because although it is an upgrade from the Olympus E-PL1, released last year, the reviews that I have read do not favour the camera’s performance. Reviews reveal that it has a wider ISO range and improved video shooting. Additionally, it is compact and easy to use; however, it does not have a viewfinder and noisy images. All in all, it seems to have not changed much since last year’s model.
To take John McEnroe’s famous quote badly out of context, you cannot be serious about video recording without giving your devices a nice big display for videographers to monitor their recordings through. Sony’s clearly in agreement and has today revealed the CLM-V55, a 5-inch clip-on unit for its interchangeable lens cameras, that provides WVGA resolution, tilt / swivel adjustments, and color peaking plus pixel magnification to make sure focus is just how you like it. The primary beneficiaries of this would be those delightful A33 and A55 siblings, which strive to combine the fast autofocus of a camcorder with the image quality of a DSLR, along with the NEX-VG10, an all-out camcorder that can nonetheless exchange its lenses and even exploit Alpha-mount glass via an adapter. You can see it outfitted with the V55 after the break, right next to the full press release. Launch is expected in March at an as yet unannounced price.
The new Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder is a great buy for those looking for a pocket size video recorder. The Q3HD not only offers Zoom’s X-Y stereo audio recording capabilities (at up to 24 bits/96KHz) but can capture 1080p high-definition video at 30 frames per second—and 720p video at either 30 or 60 frames per second. Three different lighting settings (concert, night, and automatic) allows’ you to capture footage with stunning clarity and resolution. Additionally you have the choice of manually adjusting your audio settings to accommodate various environments or set it automatically to adjust. Great for shooting concerts, interviews, weddings or anything else you would use your handy cam for. I wonder if it’s too late to add to the Christmas Wish list?