Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft Confirms October Launch for Project Natal


That’s right gaming fans, a Microsoft representative has announced the ultimate gaming experience will arrive in October 2010.

During a television broadcast,  Syed Bilal Tariq, Microsoft’s marketing manager in Saudi Arabia, has confirmed Project Natal will be launched sometime in October. this was said before, by UK television presenter, Jonathan Ross, but I’m sure we can all agree Mr. Tariq is a much more reliable source.


CrystilRoc Produces A Fully Crystalized Xbox 360 For Microsoft’s PR Campaign

CrystalRoc Xbox 360

We’ve seen before the diamond-encrusted Apple iPad which had a selling price of $20,000. Now, the guys from CrystalRoc received this task to create a fully crystallized XBOX for Microsoft’s PR campaign. The console is an amazing work of art, considering that more than 11,520 individual Swarovski crystals were used to cover it and it took over 70 hours to complete.

Nobody knows yet whether or not the crystallized Xbox will go on sale but if it does, do not hesitate to empty your pockets for this amazing piece of art.

Via CrystalRoc

Microsoft Confirms 64 Gb Zune HD


After its brief appearance on the Zune website, on Wednesday, the release of the 64 Gb Zune HD has become a certainty.

A few months after Apple released their 64 Gb iPod Touch, Microsoft counters with their very own 64 Gb version of the Zune HD. Scheduled for release on April 12th, the new Zune HD will retail at $350 and, with its increased storage capacity, it will be able to accommodate 16,000 of your favorite tunes, and play 20 minutes of 720p video.

With the release of the 64 Gb Zune HD, Microsoft is also slashing prices on previous versions of its media player: the 16 Gb Zune will retail at $200, while the 32 Gb version will sell for $270.

via Electronista

Microsoft Launches Trio of HD Webcams


The Microsoft LifeCam line just got three fresh new editions, all capable of 720p HD video. The LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-5001 webcams look slightly different, but have very similar components. They are both priced at $49.95, and Microsoft prides itself on supplying the only 720p HD widescreen and autofocus webcams, for under $50.

The LifeCam Hd-6000 webcam is aimed at notebook, and apart from 720p video and autofocus, it sports a 360 degrees rotation view that allows you to show the world your surroundings. All three HD webcams feature TrueColor technology, making you look even better than in real life.


Microsoft Hardware Brings Three New BlueTrack Technology Mice

Microsoft BlueTrack Technology Mice

Microsoft has unveiled three new mice that are based on the BlueTrack Technology. This technology makes any mouse to work on virtually any surface which is very practical considering the fact that there are people working in airports, buses or any other place where there isn’t a suitable surface for mice. These three new peripherals are the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, the Wireless Mouse 2000 and the Comfort Mouse 4500.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 has a normal size and comes with a Nano transceiver that keeps it plugged in all the time.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 2000, which is smaller in size, has a minitransceiver that can be snapped onto the mouse’s bottom when not in use. Both Mouse 2000 and Mouse 3500 have ambidextrous design with rubber side grips.


Microsoft Announces 250GB add-on HDD for Xbox 360

Xbox360 Add-on

Microsoft announced yesterday that they will come on the market with an add-on 250GB hard-disk drive for the Xbox 360 starting with March. The drive will be offered as a stand-alone unit this time considering that it has been available since last year but with a new console.

The drive is intented not only to the internal storage capacity, but also to store downloaded content through Microsoft’s Xbox Live Marketplace online store, which had 29 million users at the end of last year.


Microsoft Announces Sidewinder X4 Keyboard


Microsoft has apparently been working on improving gaming control, and today announced its new anti-ghosting keyboard, the Sidewinder X4.

The new Sidewinder keyboard has a series of features meant to give gamers more control over their in-game experience. Features like the macro-recording mode, adjustable backlight and profile switching are sure to make gaming a lot more enjoyable.

But the most interesting thing about the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is it’s anti-ghosting feature. It basically allows you to press up to 26 keys simultaneously and have your input detected correctly. The keyboard’s hardware independently scans each key, thus eliminating any ghosting problem.

Microsoft will launch the Sidewinder X4 keyboard in March, at a price of $59.99.

Branded Themes for Windows 7


The announcement was made at the Monaco Media Forum in Monte Carlo where Microsoft revealed the opportunity for marketers to customize the desktop or internet browsers with their brand names,logos or sounds.All these features will be available for desktop backgrounds,borders,slide shows or application audio elements.

“These are great examples of Microsoft innovation and technology coming together to enable top global brands to reach audiences in new and interesting ways.” said Darren Huston,vice president of the Consumer and Online Organization at Microsoft.

The global brands that are now taking part of Microsoft’s plan are Ducati,Infiniti,Ferrari,Porsche and Twentieth Century Fox.Also,users can download from Microsoft other themes representing Xbox “Gears of War” ,  Zune and Bing’s Best and Lugares Coridos.