THIS WEEK IN GADGET - 4/5/11
Is Your iPad Screen Bleeding?
There were no major trade shows this week and no major announcements from Apple but a few tech items caught our eye including some 3D glasses news, new DSLRs and a cool wooden iPad smart cover.
One From Canon
and One From Nikon
A new Canon Rebel also known as the EOS 1100D will be replacing a 3 year old version. It shoots 12.2 MP photos, costs around $600 and even comes in colors. Meanwhile, Nikon announced the D5100 which will be replacing the D5000. It's a 16.2 MP camera with a 3-inch display that flips out and swivels. You can buy a version of the D5100 without a lens for around $800.
This summer we might be treated to an interesting laptop from Sony that will feature the fast new Thunderbolt bus recently introduced by Apple, SSD storage and a claimed 16.5 hour battery life powered by a new Core i7.
Is Your iPad 2
There are reports of display problems with the iPad 2 where the backlight bleeds into the screen creating white areas around the edges of the screen that are most notable on a black display in a darkened room. So far, no official word from Apple.
Wooden iPad Smart Cover
If you thought the Smart Cover was cool, you should check out this wood version that overs the same functionality including the magnetic fastener, on/off switch. It costs around $70 from Miniot.