I decided to make every Wednesday MAN DAY–meaning that if I haven’t address a so-called male subject, I will dedicate myself to the stronger sex (ladies. don’t groan, just go along for going’s sake) during the mid-week. This week on MAN DAY, I will be discussing sleek and upscale accessories…i.e. phones and TVs. In the future, look forward to posts about watches, jewelry, men’s clothing, and, (take a deep breath fellas) male grooming products…
I absolutely adore this earpiece! It is sleek and very fashionable for both sexes. Not only does it force others to stare in awe, it also blocks the noise that is coming out of their mouths when they try to speak to you (can’t they see your’re on the phone?). Just turn on the noise shield and you will be amazed by the clarity you now have in your ear canal. It is made of medical grade plastic and is designed to feel smooth against your skin–imagine your lovey love gently caressing your face and whispering into your ear–that’s what you’re supposed to experience. Clink on the link above for more info….
Bang and Olufsen madness…
This TV is the TV of my husband’s dreams. I imagine that when I glance at his sleeping, smiling face, he is having candy gumdrop dreams of watching this TV, savoring the juicy remote in his manly man hands, flipping through all of the various ESPN stations…
I am certainly not a tekkie, but I really like fabulous sleek devices, so this information is heavily borrowed from Tech Digest. Hell, let’s keep it real—here’s the link to the site. If you would rather not click it up, feel free to read below:
“Back in 2004 we showed you the classy BeoVision 7 widescreen telly from Bang & Olufsen. Now, they’ve brought the range squarely (ahem) into the high definition market with their BeoVision 9 HDTV (no, I don’t know why there wasn’t an 8 either…)
Its frame is diamond cut and almost square. Yes, it’s widescreen – 50 inch widescreen with 1366×768 resolution to be precise – but underneath that screen is a built-in Acoustic Lens Technology mono centre speaker, pumping out a whopping 2 x 250W. According to B&O, Acoustic Lens Technology gives ’180-degree horizontal dispersion with controlled vertical directivity’ (is that even a word?). In other words, it should produce the same sound quality wherever you’re sat in relation to the speakers. You wouldn’t expect B&O to skimp on the audio, would you?”
The home phone is another story…for my husband, that is. While all I need is a dial tone at home and the ability to dial the number, he needs (I emphasize, he needs) to have this phone (along with the iPhone–see below). It was solidified after he watched What Women Want with Mel Gibson’s playboy character gently caressing and speaking into this magnificent phone as he played the game of love. He just had to have it then….
THe phone itself is fabulous, I cannot tell a lie. The design is meant to convey simplicity, innovation, and luxury. The digital phone system has a single base that supports up to 8 cordless handsets. It has a $600 price tag, meaning that if we purchaed it, I would have to explain to my 7-year-old why he couldn’t go to school for next two weeks. Seeing that I can’t deprive my child of a quality education (it better be, at the college tuition-like rates!), we had to forego it and purchase the much desired Panasonic fax/phone combo. Not very fabulous nor very sexy, but it gets the job done.
The B&O Serene mobile phone is a weird combination of a male compact (yes, they do exist) and a phone dialing pad. I am not too sure that I will ever call home from one, but, since I am on a Bang & Olufsen kick, here goes….
Again, I am no tekkie, so here’s some info from I4U.com (thank God!):
“Bang & Olufson partnered with Samsung to develop what they call Serene Mobile. The B&O mobile phone looks like a black wallet. It features a 240×320 pixel color TFT screen and Bluetooth. Other features include GPRS,WAP 2.0 browser, MMS, VGA Camera and Email. That is pretty much it. The serene phone is very focused, which I actually like. It features also a thumb-operated wheel to navigate the functions on the screen. The number buttons are arranged in a circle. Not sure if that is great. Bang & Olufsen wants you to have their new mobile phone for Christmas and will start selling it still in Q4 2005. The price is supposed to be around 1,200 USD (1,000 Euros) without a contract.”
B&O even has an audio MP3 player–not your typical iPod like device—but for my male fabulites who can afford the hefty $800 price tag–you will be the envy of your upscale peers. Kinda like when the guy who has the Maserati GranSport Spyder pulls up next to the guy in Mercedes Benz C-class…
No tekkie writer here (I think you get the point), so here’s the info from Engadget.com
“Style-maven Bang & Olufsen has introduced a new DAP into the mix, called the Beosound 6. Breaking from typical B&O design convention — which can often be a little absurd (see the Beosound 2 and 3) — the Beosound 6 is a strikingly simple design; a silver, candy-bar shaped audio player with stripped-down controls and a thin LCD display. Specs are light at the moment, but it looks like standard MP3 / WMA playback, 4GB of flash memory (jettisoning the company’s previous SD storage scheme), a 65K color LCD screen, and USB connectivity. The player will also be accompanied by a leather case and the company’s A8 earphones, and will retail for around £400 ($812 US).”
Now, we do own the headsets and some of our childless friends own the home theater and stereo systems. Hmmm, college fund or B&O….these kids need to get some jobs or get in somebody’s movies….
But, we are planning to give ourselves a Christmas gift from B&O–we deserve it! (I have a very, very strong feeling that it will be the TV…)
I have had enough of the iPhone. As predicted, it still has kinks and Apple will come out with a smaller, cheaper version in the fall. I…AM…SO…OVER…IT. Just in case you watch absolutely no TV whatsoever, here’s a pic and a link:
So, there , I talked about the coveted iPhone. Now when Apple creates a method by which I can sync my iPod to someone else’s computer without completely erasing my entire library or importing songs manually, only then I will be screaming, very loudly, the praises of Apple. And, once EVERYTHING (all attachments and programs) opens on my MacBook, I will again drop to my knees and thank God for Apple. Until then, a pic and link is all they get from me.
Make a fabulous day for yourselves gents!
PS…for my ladies, here’s a very cool site that has all the femme tech gadgets that appeal to us:
Shiny Shiny. I absolutely love it!