LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer
When it comes to capturing daily experiences into still images, more and more people now rely on their smartphones to do the job. It is a handy device and only takes a second to take out from one’s pocket and snap away photos. While people nowadays prefer to share the images to friends and family online, there are also others who prefer getting physical copies. It may be difficult bringing along normal printers to do the job. That is why this LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer makes a more convenient option.
The LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer is a handy device that will allow users to create physical copies of their digital photos while on the go. It makes use of ZinkTM photo paper for printing those photos that you need not keep inside your smartphone storage. The printing technology makes use of heat to imprint the images into the special photo paper. This way it does not need any ink cartridge, making printing more convenient and compact.
The LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer also connects wirelessly to your smartphone or any other Bluetooth compatible device. With the LG Smart Photo app, users can then edit and enhance their captured images before they plan to print it. The app even provides a way to affix a QR code to photos for smart tagging. With the NFC feature, users can simply place their tagged smartphones near the LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer and it will bring up the Smart Photo app automatically. It is now that easy to print photos from your smartphone through the LG Bluetooth Portable Photo Printer. It is now available at Gadgets Catalog for around $200.
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Two LG 4K TV Sets Launched
Since 3D TV did not take off as companies would have hoped, they are trying to pin their hopes on the “next big thing” in home entertainment: ultra high-definition 4K TV sets. After Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba launched their respective big TVs, it is LG’s turn to bring out the guns with two LG 4K TV sets.
The 55- and 65-inch LG 4K TV sets are now available in the United States. They are priced at $6,999 and $7,999, respectively. In comparison, Sony’s 65-inch 4K TV costs $6,999, while Samsung’s 65-incher costs around $7,9000 in South Korea.
Both TV sets fall under the LG LA9700 series and sport ultra high-def resolution, or 3840 x 2160 pixels. That’s 8.3 million pixels per frame. Other interesting specs include a 178-degree viewing angle, NANO FULL LED backlighting technology, and a 4.1-channel surround sound system wherein its front-facing speaker bar can be hidden from view if needed.
And if those LG 4K TV sets are too cheap for you, just bear in mind that they also have an gigantic 84-inch 4K TV that they price for a low, low, low price of only $19,999.
With such great prices, I won’t be surprised if 4K TV sets would capture the public’s attention, much like how 3D TV did.
LG to Offer Curved OLED TV Sets in South Korea
LG Electronics has announced it will begin shipping its curved OLED TV sets in South Korea beginning next month. LG would be the first company to offer such a product to the mass market.
These TV sets make use of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), thus making the screens thinner and more flexible than ever. The 55-inch model will cost around 15 million won ($13,550) and is only limited to sales in LG’s home turf.
The reason why OLED screens are flexible is because its carbon-based diodes do not require a separate light source, unlike LCD screens that need a backlight to illuminate the crystals. OLEDs can also be fabricated onto a flexible plastic layer rather than glass, thus resulting to a curved OLED TV that brings the “IMAX experience” to your entertainment room.
Apart from its thin and light profile, OLED TVs are also lauded for being more energy-efficient and can bringing out the deepest blacks possible.
While LG can claim the bragging rights of being the first to bring curved OLED TV screen in the market, one analyst said LG may want to anticipate the limited demand. A market research firm, meanwhile, suggests that curved OLED TV screens are better off as marketing tools rather than consumer products due to its steep price.
Samsung also showed offed its curved OLED screen prototypes at CES last January, but did not announced at the time when their displays would be released.
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LG Korea Releases Bedding King Vacuum
One of the more challenging areas in the home to clean is the bedroom. While the floors may be easier to clean, the bed and the beddings may be a different matter altogether. Aside from washing them with great difficulty using capable washing machines, there is still the issue of drying them and making them allergen-free to consider. If there are such problems, then this new LG Korea Bedding Cleaner might help.
LG Korea recently launched its new VH9200DS Bedding King bedding cleaner with greatly enhanced cleaning performance. It comes with two powerful vibrating punch motion per minute that knocks back and forth up to 8,000 times. This allows the powerful bedding cleaner from removing the invisible dust from the beddings as well as the microscopic pests such as mites and ticks. The cleaner’s powerful suction power and soft rotation brush makes sure that the dust and pests are effectively removed from the bedding fibers.
The LG VH9200DS also comes with 2 high performing HEPA filters that trap small dust particles and allergens the base station of the bedding cleaner also comes with a UV lamp that kills harmful bacteria that may be found at the bottom of the cleaner. Its ergonomic handle design makes it easy to use without giving strain to the waist. The LG VH9200DS Bedding King is now available in the Korean market for 219,000 Korean won or around US$195.
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The AT&T LG Optimus G
One of AT&T’s latest flagship 4G LTE phones is the LG Optimus G. It is one of the first phones to offer the full quad core Snapdragon processors running at 1.5GHz. It has 16GB of internal flash storage that is expandable via a micro SD slot on the side of the phone which AT&T ships with an extra 16GB card in.
This device puts everything in your pocket, ranging from Wireless N capabilities to an 8 megapixel camera as well as Near Field Communications, all with superior gaming performance with the snapdragon processor. Connecting to the computer is as simple as using any micro USB cable, however for charging you will want to use the supplied wall adapter for the fastest charge. In the event you need to save power the phone has an “Eco Mode” which will reduce processor usage and extend the battery life in exchange for application performance.
The only major downside to this phone is that it is currently stuck on an older version of the Android operating system, 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. However there is rumor that LG will be pushing an update to the US market in the first or second quarter of 2013 – of which they have already started rolling out in South Korea.
The AT&T version of the LG Optimus G is available at most of their stores for $99 with contract renewal, otherwise it is a $449 phone.
LG Reports 10 Million LTE Smartphones Sold Globally
LG has proudly announced that it has sold 10 million 4G LTE smartphones, two years since LG began offering LTE-compliant phones. This milestone comes after the South Korean electronics company reached the 5 million mark in August 2012.
“Aggressive pushing forward with 4G LTE technology allows LG satisfy the needs of consumers and is a huge factor in our growing success in global LTE smartphone sales,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG’s mobile division. “Having established ourselves as a major industry player, we will continue to expand our footprint in the global LTE market with a wider range of differentiated, high quality LTE smartphones.”
While it took quite a lot of time for LG to achieve the 10 million figure, the news comes just as LG is set to distribute its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, to 50 more countries. The company is also gearing to offer its budget-friendly 4G smartphones, namely Optimus F7 and F5, which are due later this year.
LG Introduces Tiny Wireless Charger
LG shows off all its wares at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is also here where the company has announced its newest smartphones and its acquisition of webOS from HP, a sign that it could slowly veer away from popular-yet-prone-to-patent-lawsuits Android.
But it does not stop there, as LG recently shows off its “world’s smallest” wireless charging device. The WCP-300 is a black, circular pad that measures 6.9 centimeters in diameter. It comes with a standard 5-pin microUSB charger and complies with the Qi standards set by the Wireless Power Consortium.
So far, the WCP-300 can charge the LG Spectrum, the Nexus 4, and the Optimus G Pro. The first two devices are already available in the United States, while the Optimus G Pro is so far being offered in Asia.
LG hopes more smartphones would have built-in support for the wireless charging tech, as the company plans on pushing for smartphones with “more advanced” method of power charging in the global market.
The LG WCP-300 will be available beginning next week in South Korea for around $60. The rest of the world will have to wait.
LG HECTO Laser TV Creates 100-Inch Viewing Display
For people who would want to have a larger viewing display we watching TV, then simply relying on today’s technology would certainly have its limits. Screen size may be limited and, if not, the cost of the TV with the largest screen size will not be something that anyone can afford. In order to create a TV with the largest viewing display, LG is trying to take it from a different approach by coming up with the LG HECTO Laser TV.
The LG HECTO Laser TV is LG’s new home cinema system that features a 100-inch viewing display. But it uses a special screen and an external Ultra Short Throw (UST) projection unit to do the job. Its laser projector unit only requires a mere 22 inches distance from the screen to allow clear viewing. It is also able to provide Full HD 1080p resolution based on LG’s advanced laser-based illumination system. The LG HECTO Laser TV also comes with a digital tuner, 10-watt built in speakers as well as compatibility with LG’s Smart TV system as well as the features that come with it. The LG HECTO Laser TV was recently showcased in the 2013 CES in Las Vegas. No word yet on its availability and pricing.
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LG Magic Remote for TV Announced
Watching television became more convenient with the arrival of the remote control. With it, people no longer needed to travel back and forth to change channels or adjust the volume on the TV. But for years, the remote control showed little advance in terms of technology. But now, LG is introducing the Magic Remote that offers different ways to interact with today’s new line of smart TV’s.
The LG Magic Remote is designed to come with the next line of LG’s CINEMA 3D Smart TV range. The remote control is designed to feature voice control technology that can pick up voice commands to operated TV functions. The device also supports gesture control, similar to that used on the Wii remote, making it a possible alternative. It also works not only with Smart TV’s but also with other set-top boxes and Blue Ray players. The LG Smart Remote is expected to be up for exhibit on CES next year in Las Vegas.
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LG to Reveal In-House Chips in 2013
LG does a lot of things from electronics to appliances, even toothpastes, and they wants to add another title: chip maker. Last year, LG announced that they have licensed ARM’s processor designs and now have over 900 people working to design the company’s in-house chips for both smartphones and televisions.
The year 2013 would reveal the fruition of LG’s work as the South Korean company plans to reveal their first homemade chip, the H13, on CES. The “H” stands for Home Entertainment, while the “13” denotes the year. Judging by the name, the H13 will be placed in LG’s television sets.
The company has no plans of manufacturing these chips, however, leaving that responsibility to TSMC, who now makes 28 nanometer chips to various companies including Qualcomm.
The Korea Times reported that a mobile version of the H13 is in the works, which LG will use in its own phones and try to sell to other companies, just like how Samsung does it.