Panasonic SC-SP100 iPod/iPhone dock just looks cool

panasonic ipod dock sc-sp100Sure, there are a million different iPod docks out there, but we just had to feature this one as it’s so unique and cool looking. The Panasonic SC-SP100 (great model name, eh?) is a universal dock for iPod and iPhones (except for iPod shuffles).

Plug your iPod/iPhone in and get 20W of speaker goodness that even includes a subwoofer. Sweet. One nice feature is the ability to still update your Apple iGadget with the USB cable plugged in.

Buy now!
Price: $114.95
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

48GB and 64GB SDXC cards to start appearing this spring

sdxc cardAnother technology that will see its latest revision usher in dramatic increases in capacity is SD cards. The latest incarnation is called SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) and has a maximum size of 2TB. Just imagine 2048GB in a card small enough to swallow.

What you need to know about SDXC
Don’t expect 2TB cards to appear just yet. 48 and 64GB cards from Panasonic and Toshiba should start appearing this Spring, with other vendors to follow closely.

You should also have some restraint; don’t rush out to buy SDXC cards without having devices that can read them. SDHC devices can read a small subset of SDXC cards only, and not at full speed.

The other major point that you should keep in mind is that only Windows 7 currently supports reading SDXC.

You can get more detailed information from the SD Card Association.

You may also want to read about USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4.

CES 2010: Panasonic Boasts 152″ 3D Plasma TV – World’s Largest

In a recurring theme at CES over the past few years, some large TV vendor is sure to outdo the previous year’s record of largest television set. This year it’s Panasonic who have announced a 152″ Full HD 3D Plasma display. Yes, 152 diagonal inches!

This is a 4096 x 2160 pixel panel that uses something called a “HD x 2 frame sequential method” for displaying discrete HD images for the left and right eyes. This is the same method uses in 3D theaters.

[press release]

Pansonic Shows Off Its “Eco Ideas” House

We may not have reached a real substantive climate agreement in Copenhagen this past week, but thankfully this is not stopping companies around the world from making steps towards improving our dire environmental state. Take Panasonic for example, which is testing out ideas for an eco-friendly house that may actually produce more energy than it uses. Now that would be novel!

Aptly dubbed the Eco Ideas House, it includes things like vacuum insulation, LED lighting, hydrogen fuel cells, and of course, smart monitoring & control systems [pictured]. The folks at DVICE took a tour and wrote about it.

Panasonic plans to be 1st to market 3D HD TV for consumers

In perhaps their biggest play at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, Panasonic showed off their 3D TV for the home market. Their system is a traditional stereoscopic system that needs glasses and works in conjunction with their Blu-ray DVD player that has 3D content. Panasonic aims to hit the market with multiple TV sizes in 2010.

They already have a full website that shows off their 3D technology. Some of their other announcements at IFA 2009 can be found here.

Panasonic Living in HD Insider contest – win a suite of HD products

Interested in winning a complete HD makeover, a high definition makeover, that is. Panasonic has just launched a new contest, the Living in HD Insider, where you can compete for a chance to win a full content creation suite of Panasonic high def products.

All you need to do is create a video saying why you should be the next LiHD Insider. Watch the video and/or visit the website for more info.

Panasonic’s LivingInHD hosting Q&As about upcoming DTV switch

Panasonic is trying to help folks who still have questions about the upcoming US transition to DTV (digital/HD TV) in June by hosting a couple of live Q&A sessions tomorrow (Jun 4) at 4PM and 7PM ET.

You can get more info at their Living in HD website, which also has tons more info on High Def products, usage, connectivity and more.

Incidentally, they are also running a sweepstakes this month and are giving away a product a day.

You can also get more info on the switch to HD at the DTV Transition website.

Panasonic Announces Nationwide Consumer Electronics Recycling Program

Panasonic Corporation of North America recently joined the growing list of environmentally conscious corporate citizens who have launched electronics recycling programs.

The Panasonic program began on November 1, 2008, with more than 160 recycling drop-off locations in 10 states, and is slated to expand to all 50 states, with hundreds more sites, over the next three years. For a list of current states and sites see

Good on you Panasonic! Check out other recycling efforts and resources by searching our blog.

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