20th April 2014

Source: Mir

" …. It was March 16th, 1981, one year after the introduction of the Pentax LX. The ten-millionth Pentax SLR camera, an LX, came out of AOC’s main plant in Mashiko and was given to the chief designer, then chairman of Asahi Opt. Co. Ltd. Minoru Suzuki. In order to celebrate this 10 million event, on August 25th, 1981 a limited edition "LX Gold" was introduced. It was 18 carat gold plated with brown leather (also-called lizard skin or snake skin) and was equipped with an SMC Pentax f/1.2 50mm lens also with brown leather and gold finish. All dark details of the LX Gold are dark-brown instead of black, including the front lens ring and film chamber, with only the film pressure plate and the small watch curtain in black. Of course, the natural titanium shutter curtains remain unchanged. Also a brown lens cap and everready case were provided with the LX Gold. The package included a wooden box with red lining and white silk gloves to handle the camera without leaving fingerprints on the sensitive gold plating. Both the camera and the case are provided with golden carton boxes sporting 10million logo and 1981 lettering.

Only 300 pieces of the LX Gold were manufactured, 200pcs for the Japanese home market and 100pcs for the international market. Serial numbers for the LX Gold ranged from XM001 to XM300 (XM meaning ten million). Sales started in November 1981 at 850,000 Yen, but not all of them, were sold, as some were either given to Pentax importers worldwide or became prizes for photo contests. In 1983, Mr. Greg Peck won an LX Gold as first prize in a photo contest held by British magazine Camera Weekly. Mr. Peck was already a Pentax LX user and member of the Pentax Club UK. As far as I know, today in Italy there are only three LX Gold cameras, two of them being owned by AOHC members and the third one gifted by Api to a sales representative on occasion of his retirement after many years of service with them. The LX Gold XM028 was also shown at 5th Pentax Day. An American friend of mine owns another one (XM011). Apparently, the LX Gold for the US market had a different type of leather, maybe for import laws about leather of endangered species.

- By Dario Bonazza -

The original article was published on SPOTMATIC magazine #25, July 2000. The Original Content of the above can also be found here.

Source: Mir

" …. It was March 16th, 1981, one year after the introduction of the Pentax LX. The ten-millionth Pentax SLR camera, an LX, came out of AOC’s main plant in Mashiko and was given to the chief designer, then chairman of Asahi Opt. Co. Ltd. Minoru Suzuki. In order to celebrate this 10 million event, on August 25th, 1981 a limited edition "LX Gold" was introduced. It was 18 carat gold plated with brown leather (also-called lizard skin or snake skin) and was equipped with an SMC Pentax f/1.2 50mm lens also with brown leather and gold finish. All dark details of the LX Gold are dark-brown instead of black, including the front lens ring and film chamber, with only the film pressure plate and the small watch curtain in black. Of course, the natural titanium shutter curtains remain unchanged. Also a brown lens cap and everready case were provided with the LX Gold. The package included a wooden box with red lining and white silk gloves to handle the camera without leaving fingerprints on the sensitive gold plating. Both the camera and the case are provided with golden carton boxes sporting 10million logo and 1981 lettering.

Only 300 pieces of the LX Gold were manufactured, 200pcs for the Japanese home market and 100pcs for the international market. Serial numbers for the LX Gold ranged from XM001 to XM300 (XM meaning ten million). Sales started in November 1981 at 850,000 Yen, but not all of them, were sold, as some were either given to Pentax importers worldwide or became prizes for photo contests. In 1983, Mr. Greg Peck won an LX Gold as first prize in a photo contest held by British magazine Camera Weekly. Mr. Peck was already a Pentax LX user and member of the Pentax Club UK. As far as I know, today in Italy there are only three LX Gold cameras, two of them being owned by AOHC members and the third one gifted by Api to a sales representative on occasion of his retirement after many years of service with them. The LX Gold XM028 was also shown at 5th Pentax Day. An American friend of mine owns another one (XM011). Apparently, the LX Gold for the US market had a different type of leather, maybe for import laws about leather of endangered species.

- By Dario Bonazza -

The original article was published on SPOTMATIC magazine #25, July 2000. The Original Content of the above can also be found here.

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25th February 2014

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artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES

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February 24, 2014 / 1:01PM

This Time.

A short film.

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17th February 2014

This is the clock that illuminates written reminders on its integrated dry-erase board when the alarm sounds in the morning. Ideal for noting appointments, important calls, or household tasks before going to sleep, the clock’s clear plastic board provides a 5 1/2”-wide x 2 3/4”-high writing surface. When the alarm goes off or when the top of the board is tapped, the clock’s internal LED causes any message inscribed using the included blue-ink dry-erase pen to glow. Clock displays 12/24-hour time in 3/4”-high numbers, and switches to year/date, room temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius) or a countdown timer at the touch of a button. Provides three alarm settings and plays 16 different alarm melodies. Requires three AAA batteries. 5 1/2” W x 4 3/4” H x 2 1/2” D. (12 oz.)

Source: Hammacher

This is the clock that illuminates written reminders on its integrated dry-erase board when the alarm sounds in the morning. Ideal for noting appointments, important calls, or household tasks before going to sleep, the clock’s clear plastic board provides a 5 1/2”-wide x 2 3/4”-high writing surface. When the alarm goes off or when the top of the board is tapped, the clock’s internal LED causes any message inscribed using the included blue-ink dry-erase pen to glow. Clock displays 12/24-hour time in 3/4”-high numbers, and switches to year/date, room temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius) or a countdown timer at the touch of a button. Provides three alarm settings and plays 16 different alarm melodies. Requires three AAA batteries. 5 1/2” W x 4 3/4” H x 2 1/2” D. (12 oz.)

Source: Hammacher

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16th February 2014

Have you heard about Boogie Board? If you haven’t, you should.

Kent Displays Reflex® LCD technology is a reflective, bi-stable display technology that retains an image indefinitely without power (bi-stability) and requires only a small amount of power to change an image. Other reflective display technologies include electrophoretic, electro-wetting and electrofluidic. Reflective displays are often referred to as e-paper for their ability to mimic ink on paper. Common applications are eReaders, eWriters, watch faces and indicators.

Reflex LCD technology is particularly well-suited to eWriter applications such as Boogie Board LCD eWriters. Reflex eWriter LCDs offer a smooth, controlled writing and drawing experience which closely mimics writing and drawing with pen/pencil on paper. The response of the Reflex LCD to the writing motion is immediate, unlike that found on other electronic writing devices like Internet tablets which often have a noticeable lag between writing motion and image creation.

The LCD used in Internet tablets are also made of glass, which can cause the stylus to “skate.” Skating causes the user to lose temporary control which produces an undesirable image. Reflex LCDs are made of plastic and do not experience skating. They also will not shatter like a glass LCD.

Almost any writing instrument can be used to create an image on a Reflex LCD – even your finger. (Try that with ordinary paper!) When pressure is applied to the Reflex LCD, the effected liquid crystals change from transparent to reflective. Varying amounts of pressure will produce lines of different thickness (i.e., light pressure produces thin lines, heavy pressure produces thick lines). Pressing the erase button on a Boogie Board eWriter causes a small amount of electricity to flow across the Reflex LCD and changes all liquid crystals in it to the transparent state. When all the liquid crystals in the Reflex LCD are transparent, the LCD appears completely black (the user sees through the LCD to a black coating on its back).

Because Reflex LCDs reflect ambient light, they look best in bright light – especially sunlight (which is not the case with the LCD in your typical TV, smartphone or laptop). Images on Reflex LCDs are more difficult to see in low light conditions – just like images created on paper. However, images on Reflex LCDs are not lost when subjected to complete darkness – again, just like paper. You will see the image again when the Reflex LCD is exposed to light.

Kent Displays also sells Reflex eWriter LCDs for integration into a wide variety of third party products and devices including consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, vehicle dashboards/visors, toys and fashion apparel/accessories.

The Kent Displays web site provides addional information on Reflex LCD technology and integration of Reflex eWriter LCDs into other products.

HOW DOES THE BOOGIE BOARD LCD EWRITER SAVE TREES?
Boogie Board Paperless LCD eWriters are an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective paper replacement. With each button push of the Boogie Board eWriter, a piece of paper is saved. More paper saved means less trees need to be cut down. Together we can reduce our global consumption of paper and the demand for it.

HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE INTO ACTUAL COST SAVINGS?
There are paper savings with individual use, but schools and large organizations can especially see the cost benefits. For example:

ONE AGE GROUP OF STUDENTS K-12 USING BOOGIE BOARD EWRITERS = 10 BILLION SHEETS SAVED

They have other versions to suit your needs.

Original 10.5Original 8.5 - PromoOriginal 8.5Jot 8.5Jot 4.5Sync 9.7

I have bought all of them. Except for Jot 8.5. The best is Rip version (which is no longer available. It can save what you wrote on it and transfer to your laptop and/or computer via data cable.) and Sync. I love Sync as you can save your notes and send via bluetooth as I only have iPad and Android phone. Therefore saving my notes is with ease. For Jot 4.5, it always put together with my handphone in a sling pouch. Use it whenever I need to jot down my To Do list or anything when I speak to my friends and to jot down notes when I don’t have paper or pen.

Have you heard about Boogie Board? If you haven’t, you should.

Kent Displays Reflex® LCD technology is a reflective, bi-stable display technology that retains an image indefinitely without power (bi-stability) and requires only a small amount of power to change an image. Other reflective display technologies include electrophoretic, electro-wetting and electrofluidic. Reflective displays are often referred to as e-paper for their ability to mimic ink on paper. Common applications are eReaders, eWriters, watch faces and indicators.

Reflex LCD technology is particularly well-suited to eWriter applications such as Boogie Board LCD eWriters. Reflex eWriter LCDs offer a smooth, controlled writing and drawing experience which closely mimics writing and drawing with pen/pencil on paper. The response of the Reflex LCD to the writing motion is immediate, unlike that found on other electronic writing devices like Internet tablets which often have a noticeable lag between writing motion and image creation.

The LCD used in Internet tablets are also made of glass, which can cause the stylus to “skate.” Skating causes the user to lose temporary control which produces an undesirable image. Reflex LCDs are made of plastic and do not experience skating. They also will not shatter like a glass LCD.

Almost any writing instrument can be used to create an image on a Reflex LCD – even your finger. (Try that with ordinary paper!) When pressure is applied to the Reflex LCD, the effected liquid crystals change from transparent to reflective. Varying amounts of pressure will produce lines of different thickness (i.e., light pressure produces thin lines, heavy pressure produces thick lines). Pressing the erase button on a Boogie Board eWriter causes a small amount of electricity to flow across the Reflex LCD and changes all liquid crystals in it to the transparent state. When all the liquid crystals in the Reflex LCD are transparent, the LCD appears completely black (the user sees through the LCD to a black coating on its back).

Because Reflex LCDs reflect ambient light, they look best in bright light – especially sunlight (which is not the case with the LCD in your typical TV, smartphone or laptop). Images on Reflex LCDs are more difficult to see in low light conditions – just like images created on paper. However, images on Reflex LCDs are not lost when subjected to complete darkness – again, just like paper. You will see the image again when the Reflex LCD is exposed to light.

Kent Displays also sells Reflex eWriter LCDs for integration into a wide variety of third party products and devices including consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, vehicle dashboards/visors, toys and fashion apparel/accessories.

The Kent Displays web site provides addional information on Reflex LCD technology and integration of Reflex eWriter LCDs into other products.

HOW DOES THE BOOGIE BOARD LCD EWRITER SAVE TREES?
Boogie Board Paperless LCD eWriters are an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective paper replacement. With each button push of the Boogie Board eWriter, a piece of paper is saved. More paper saved means less trees need to be cut down. Together we can reduce our global consumption of paper and the demand for it.

HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE INTO ACTUAL COST SAVINGS?
There are paper savings with individual use, but schools and large organizations can especially see the cost benefits. For example:

ONE AGE GROUP OF STUDENTS K-12 USING BOOGIE BOARD EWRITERS = 10 BILLION SHEETS SAVED

They have other versions to suit your needs.

Original 10.5
Original 8.5 - Promo
Original 8.5
Jot 8.5
Jot 4.5
Sync 9.7

I have bought all of them. Except for Jot 8.5. The best is Rip version (which is no longer available. It can save what you wrote on it and transfer to your laptop and/or computer via data cable.) and Sync. I love Sync as you can save your notes and send via bluetooth as I only have iPad and Android phone. Therefore saving my notes is with ease. For Jot 4.5, it always put together with my handphone in a sling pouch. Use it whenever I need to jot down my To Do list or anything when I speak to my friends and to jot down notes when I don’t have paper or pen.

Boogie BoardPaperSave the EarthPapersRecycleReuse

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12th February 2014

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PUMA Black is PUMA’s line of high-fashion, expensive, and unique apparel and accessories. In the New York and Tokyo PUMA Black stores, you can now check out and purchase these 4 limited edition PUMA Black folding/collapsible bikes.

The PUMA Black bikes come in 4 colors — blue, black, pink, and green — each one only made available for purchase ONCE. Yep, that means that once a color is chosen and paid for, you can’t get it anymore (unless you travel to the other PUMA Black store in a hurry).

Also interesting to note is that when/if you purchase a bike, it comes with a complete package of goodies including matching shoes, carry bag, and other gear and accessories.

Here are the general specs of each color of the bike:

Pink: BMX-style with green accents
Blue: Beach cruiser with white accents
Black: Touring bike with brown accents
Green: Road bike (all green)
If you’ve never been to the PUMA Black store in NYC, you should because it’s a pretty neat store. It’s kept in like-new condition all the time (it is a boutique after all). It’s over at 421 West 14th Street.

Post blogged on 2007. Most likely the bikes is out of stocks.

PUMA Black is PUMA’s line of high-fashion, expensive, and unique apparel and accessories. In the New York and Tokyo PUMA Black stores, you can now check out and purchase these 4 limited edition PUMA Black folding/collapsible bikes.

The PUMA Black bikes come in 4 colors — blue, black, pink, and green — each one only made available for purchase ONCE. Yep, that means that once a color is chosen and paid for, you can’t get it anymore (unless you travel to the other PUMA Black store in a hurry).

Also interesting to note is that when/if you purchase a bike, it comes with a complete package of goodies including matching shoes, carry bag, and other gear and accessories.

Here are the general specs of each color of the bike:

Pink: BMX-style with green accents
Blue: Beach cruiser with white accents
Black: Touring bike with brown accents
Green: Road bike (all green)
If you’ve never been to the PUMA Black store in NYC, you should because it’s a pretty neat store. It’s kept in like-new condition all the time (it is a boutique after all). It’s over at 421 West 14th Street.

Post blogged on 2007. Most likely the bikes is out of stocks.

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11th February 2014

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What is your fave cup?

What is your fave cup?

coffeeteacupmugsmilesadupsetangryboringyawn

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January 26, 2014 / 5:54PM

I want this cordless skipping rope!!!!

No need to go out of the house to excerise.
No need to be embrassed if the rope tangled on your feet.
No shoes required to use it.

Just need your energy and determination to keep fit is required.

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25th January 2014

M & M’s now have cookies!!

M & M’s now have cookies!!

m & m'sCookiesChocolateSnacksSnack

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