Sony Ericsson MBW Bluetooth Watches
Sony Ericsson’s MBW range of Bluetooth watches for men and women, created together with experts in watch technology Fossil, have brought together contemporary design and innovative Bluetooth technology to give you the convenience of controlling your phone from your wristwatch. You don’t have to fumble around in your back pocket or bag for your mobile phone – you can see who is calling on your watch display! Then just choose to reject, mute or take the call via the phone or a headset. The MBW-150 range is compatible with a wide range of Sony Ericsson phones, and prices start at £147.
Sony Bravia 3D TVs
3D technology is going to be huge in 2010, be it in gaming, movies or home entertainment. Leading the way is Sony with the forthcoming launch of the HX803. Sony Bravia 3D TVs will be available in stores in June, and will no doubt set the benchmark for stylish, technically advanced 3D-compatible TVs.
Built upon Sony’s very latest 200Hz high frame-rate technology that allows viewers to see 3D in full high-definition 1080 fidelity, the HD 3D image is
further enhanced with the inclusion of ‘High Speed Precision, LED Boost’ and ‘3D up conversion’. These technologies are unique to Sony and designed to make the 3D image clearer and brighter – and the 3D experience even more exciting.
To complement the launch of the HX803, Sony will simultaneously release four 3D stereoscopic PS3 game experiences through the PlayStation Network, available as a free collection to purchasers of Bravia 3D TVs.
The glasses are also a vast improvement on the old-school style. The 3D glasses use an active shutter technology to deliver full High Definition 3D and are designed for both comfort and stamina, with flexible and adjustable side arms and nosepad. The 3D specs also come in a choice of colours and sizes. With a battery life of approximately 100 hours and an auto shut-off function, Sony’s 3D glasses will allow you to enjoy the 3D action for longer.
Victorinox Secure Pro
Victorinox Secure Pro drive is the first “un-hackable memory stick”. To put that claim to the test, Victorinox actually offered a £100,000 prize to a team of “professional hackers” if they could crack the drive during the launch event – they couldn’t.
The Victorinox Secure features AES256 technology, together with Victorinox’s patented unique MKI’s Schnuffi Platform Single Chip Technology. This high-performance data memory offers enough space for your documents and presentations – effectively protected by data encryption technology. The data can only be accessed through recognition of your fingerprint or the password. Another cool feature is the self-destruct mechanism, so if there’s any attempt to force the drive open, the CPU and memory chip will be destroyed. This unique USB can hold up to 32GB of data and, as well as its security elements, also features the iconic tools you’d expect from a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife such as a blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors and keyring. In terms of memory size, 8GB to 32GB is available, priced £50-£180.
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 2 picks up ten years after the events of the original adventure and the landscape has evolved dramatically. With the success of terraforming activities, the planet’s ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush, tropical jungles and other new environments. The story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customised snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience. With this concept, gamers will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from various perspectives.
Players control their heroes across six interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. With this concept, players will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a much more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from different players’ perspectives. Beyond the deep single-player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with extensive multiplayer modes. The intense and action-packed Campaign comes with the ability to form teams of up to four players online to carry out clear mission objectives with friends.
Formats: PS3, Xbox 360, PC • Capcom • Out now (Autumn 2010 on PC)
The latest instalment in the award-winning franchise, Skate 3 breaks new ground by letting gamers build their ultimate skate team both offline and co-operatively, to take on new challenges or engage in competitive battles. In the all-new Skate School, Coach Frank acts as a mentor and teaches newcomers the ropes by showing them all the ins-and-outs of skateboarding: hone skills on the sticks before hitting the streets with your team. Veterans will also feel right at home in Skate School as they refresh their skills but also learn all the new tricks Skate 3 has to offer – including darkslides and underflips.
Skate 3 delivers a completely immersive and connected experience giving gamers the tools to build and share their own skate parks, videos, and photos with all their friends by uploading them directly from their console or importing custom-created graphics and logos from the Skate website.
Formats: PS3, Xbox 360 • Publisher: EA • Out now
Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller from Remedy, the renowned developers of the successful Max Payne series. In this dynamic new title exclusively for Xbox 360, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer’s block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée.
Players unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against terrifying enemies. In this nightmarish world, where fantasy and reality collide, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the darkness – light itself.
Formats: Xbox 360, PC • Publisher: Microsoft • Release date: Out now
Super Street Fighter IV
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV will further redefine the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more.
This latest iteration in the series features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV including Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding around eight new characters. The impressive roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games such as T. Hawk, as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.
Formats: PS3, X360 • Publisher: Capcom • Out now