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Thoughts on Casio’s W53CA for AU

After my recent announce of the new AU Summer Collection, I had to wait a couple months before the official release of the Casio W53CA phone. I got the phone a few weeks ago and it’s a beauty, as always. It’s even thinner than the 43CA, the hinge is even smaller and more elegant. The […]

New AU phones – Summer 2007

This just in! A week after DoCoMo announced their new accelerometer-fitted mobile phones, AU have just done the same with their own Summer 2007 collection… 10 phones! Quick snippets: – 2 Casio phones. One of them (the W53CA) is now branded with Casio’s digital camera brand Exilim and boasts a 5.1 MP camera! You know […]

18,862 furious beta testers?

I have been following with interest the development of Spanning Sync‘s Google Calendar iCal syncing software. But after 7 months of hard work, the development team gave the finger to 18,862 beta testers couple days ago, by launching the final v1.0 with a very steep pricing scheme that resulted in more than 90% of angry […]

iPhone vs. the sense of touch

[37signals] There’s an interesting tradeoff presented by the iPhone. While the phone can do more, and its interface is fluid, in some ways it widens the gulf between human and computer. When you touch it it doesn’t touch you back. That may prove to be a good thing. It may prove that what we think […]

Winds Of Change?

Wouuuuh! the new DoCoMo phones just came out and I am blown away (for the first time in 4 years!); they have managed to 1-up ALL of the recent AU phones! My jaw is on the ground! The Sony-Ericsson has a 3!! inch screen + a 1.5in sub-display (and a dual Mini SD !!! / […]

SONI ERI W42S, S for Spy Shot

I am getting pretty excited by this spy shot of what looks like a shop-shelves dummy model of the forthcoming AU Kddi Sony Ericsson WIN phone series W42S. Notice the “Walkman” icon (weird… all AU phones are already mobile digital music players thanks to LISMO)… Notice the weird metal dial at the bottom of the […]

AU’s new 3D Navi!

woua! am all over this one! Especially cos it’s not supported (yet) by my new phone, but AU is releasing a complement to their popular Naviwalk pedestrian navigation service, called 3D Navi, that will detail road intersections and destination maps in 3D. Only one phone is supported for now, the WIN43T to be released at […]

Scroll wheels, discs, pads and cylinders

Updated [MP3 Insider] Synaptics wasn’t offering its technology to any other MP3 player companies until recently, and it still doesn’t offer the round version found on the iPod to anyone but Apple. However, as mentioned above, the company made a straightened-out version of it for Creative’s Zen Touch, which evidently doesn’t violate whatever agreement Synaptics […]

Cover Flow

The last time I bought an actual CD was 4 years ago, so the only contact with my music collection for 4 years has been lists and lists and lists of titles… Lost the emotions of handling your own CDs, broken covers, and gaze at their covers. When is the last time you had a […]

Bosch’s crazy infolight

[Bosch] The Integra Vision dishwasher is so quiet, we had to create INFOLIGHT, a device that beams a small light onto the floor so you can tell it’s running.[Via] Was this really the only way to let us know that it is running or not? I refuse to believe this. I understand the need and […]

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    Based in Paris & Tokyo, Paul Baron is a senior product manager for hire. Ex-@AQworks. Co-founder of cultural platform Tokyo Art Beat.
    Service design, interaction design, startups, user research.
    Posts a few times a decade since 2003.

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