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Temption CGK205 Watch

18 Mar


Temption is one of my favorite boutique German watch brands, and will release this new version of their CGK collection soon. The CGK205 is the follow up to the tech gadgets of CGK204 (based on the CGK203 – which I reviewed here). The collection houses a decorated Swiss ETA Valjoux 7751 automatic movement (a 7750 with an annual calendar, moon phase, and synced 24 hour hand), and lays out the dial info really nicely. For the CGK205 Temption refines the design a bit and ads a new metal bracelet option. I think it looks stellar.

While the CGK205 doesn’t offer a lot new, these are limited production watches from a boutique brand that is hard to get. For me the design is a fantastic mixture between form and function – but not everyone will have the same sense of taste. What I think the watch does well is take the design of the CGK203 and mix it with the CGK204 is a more conservative and classic manner. For me this watch is more exciting than the CGK204 because it updates the design but includes what I loved about the CGK203.

The steel watch and bracelet are 43mm wide, while the bracelet now uses horizontal style links (though a middle link is hidden on the inside for greater wearing comfort). Really nice with that typical German boutique watch makers attention to detail and quality. Price is $3,670. Contact Temption to ask where to get one (or direct from them). Last I heard most of what they produce is sold in Asia (often Japan).

Tech specs from Temption Best Gadgets:

CGK205

  • Self winding mechanical chronograph with complications
  • Movement T18.1 based on Valjoux 7751 with fine adjustment and incabloc, 25 jewels, 28800 semi amplitudes/h, power reserve min. 42h, finish: Rotor circular stripes, engraved, bridges pearled, blued screws.
  • Central hour, central minute, decentral second at 9
  • Central stop second, stop minute at 12, stop hour at 6
  • Analog date (dedicated hand aims to the date)
  • Synchronized 24h indicator at 9
  • Moon phase at 6 with rapid change mechanism
  • Curved sapphire glass on the top and sapphire glass bottom
  • Housing 43mm, SST 316 L, satinized, 14,7 mm height, water proof 100m
  • Screw on crown with integrated onyx and 3 screw on pushers (the pusher at 11 is a rapid change mechanism of the day)
  • SST bracelet – fully integrated (all large head screws with two ¾ links or leather/rubber strap (calf) 22/20mm with single wing security clasp
  • Price: 2680€ (Approx. USD 3670)

 

Source from CrunchGear

 

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Samsung’s Sexy 9-Series Hits on 17 March, 2011

17 Mar

Remember that beautiful little laptop Samsung showed off at CES that’s thinner than a MacBook Air, weighs less than three pounds, but still rocks the Sandy Bridge i5 and has 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM? Yes, the Series 9, that’s the one. These new electronics are coming out on 17 March, 2011.

Well, the 13-inch version is, anyway. There’s an 11-inch version with an i3, less RAM, and a few other downgrades (but also only weighs 2.3 lb) that will be available in April. The 13-inch starts at $1649. They do look mighty sexy, I have to say.

Here’s the press release:

UST IN TIME TO “LIGHTEN UP” FOR SPRING, LIGHTWEIGHT Samsung SERIES 9 BECOMES AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.

Samsung’s new ultra premium laptop goes on sale March 17

What:
Samsung Electronics America Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated 13-inch, Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy and other select retailers and e-tailers beginning tomorrow, March 17.

The 13-inch Series 9 laptop equipped with Windows® 7 Professional will become available at retail/e-tail and through select channel partners in mid-April.

Additionally, an 11-inch Series 9 laptop featuring Windows® 7 Home Premium and 64 GB of HDD storage will also be made available in mid-April.

Where:
Series 9 laptops will be available through a variety of retail and reseller channels including Best Buy, Amazon and Tiger. For a full list of local Samsung resellers and distributors call 1-800-SAMSUNG or visit http://www.samsung.com.
MSRP:
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Home Premium: $1,649 MSRP.
Series 9 13-inch, Windows® 7 Professional: $1,699 MSRP

Gadgets reviews of specs:
CPU:
13″ – Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.4 GHz, 3MB)
11″ – Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 380UM (1.33 GHz, 3MB)
Operating System:
13″ – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) or Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
11″ – Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Memory: (should include if it’s upgradable?)
13″ – 4GB DDR3
11″ – 2GB DDR3
Storage (max):
13″ – 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
11″ – 64GB SSD
Screen:
13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
11.1-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (340 nit)
Resolution:
13″/11″ – 1366×768
Graphics:
13″ – Intel HD GT
11″ – Intel GMA HD (Integrated)
Speakers
13″/11″ – 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers
Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 7 hours
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
Weight:
13″ – 2.89 lbs.
11″ – 2.31 lbs.

What do you think about the new Samsung’s Sexy 9-Series gadgets 2011?