BenQ

  • BenQ claims new LCD TV supports 12,000,000:1 contrast

    For some strange reason, the contrast race seems to be on. TV’s seem to getting higher and high contrast ratio, but LG was claiming a 1,000,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and now BenQ is claiming a 12,000,000:1. Read More

  • Review: BenQ Joybee GP1 projector [Update]

    Short Version: When it comes to “pocket projectors” the BenQ Joybee GP1 is a smidge to hefty to put into your back pocket, but it’s a full-fledged DLP projector powered by LEDs and has a built-in USB reader. A native resolution of 858×600 (SVGA), 100 ANSI Lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio make the 1.4lb projector well worth the $500 price tag. I can now play my Xbox… Read More

  • BenQ ‘JoyBook’ joins the netbook party

    Laptop Magazine got their hands on BenQ’s offering to the netbook corral, the JoyBook, and found it to be pretty standard 10-inch fare with a few twists… Read More

  • BenQ T60 slim cell

    And here I thought BenQ went belly-up. Apparently they’re still churning out phones, however, because here’s the slim T60 with SD card slot and 24MB of internal memory for audio and video. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and lasts for 3 hours of talk time. Boooring, Sidney, booring. Read More

  • Escape the tyranny of symmetry with this BenQ monitor


    As we all know, in the future things will by asymmetrical and cool, not round and perfect with rings like the Jetsons. BenQ is leading the charge on this front, although I think their claims of the monitor sharing “the aerodynamic curves of the B-2 stealth bomber” are exaggerated. Its specs though seem genuine and excellent: 2ms grey-to-grey response time, 4000:1… Read More

  • NFC comes to Taiwan via BenQ

    [photopress:benq_t80_nfc1.jpg,full,center] Okay, friends, it’s time for a new geek-flavored acronym! I used it earlier today when discussing the future of SIM cards, and now a housing project in Taiwan will be testing it out with new mobile phones from BenQ. It’s NFC, or Near Field Communications. In essence, you use your phone like a debit card. BenQ is building the technology… Read More

  • 'iPhone-like products' coming sometime next year

    Here’s what’s coming out of Taiwan. Asustek, BenQ, and a few other lesser-known brands are currently "developing iPhone-like products" and that the first out of the gate will likely be something from Asustek that’ll be available "as soon as the first half of 2008." The devices will run Windows Mobile and be marketed to business users with GPS and 3G… Read More

  • BenQ announces another point-and-shoot

    BenQ sure is churning out the digital point-and-shoots lately. The latest camera is the 7.2-megapixel DC-X735 featuring a 2.5-inch LCD, 3x zoom, SDHC slot with support up to 4GB, up to 6400 on the ISO and MPEG4 video recording. The X735 comes in two shades, midnight-black and vixen-red. It hits the streets next month. Product Page Read More

  • BenQ Tells You How Fat You Are

    This is by far the strangest convergence device I’ve ever seen/read about. I’d consider myself a health freak, but BenQ seems to be some sort of psychopathic healthy monster. Do consumers really want to measure their body fat while waiting for the bus or after they’ve eaten a Big Mac (I know this won’t actually be applicable)? BenQ has done their homework on how to… Read More

  • BenQ Drops X725 Digital Camera

    BenQ dropped a new award winning digital camera that employs a 3x optical zoom, Pentax lens and a 2.5-inch LCD. The X725 also records video with the 3x optical zoom, includes a 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor and the stainless-steel body is a mere 12.5mm. Other features include an advanced Super Shake-Free system for the jittery types like me. If you’re worried about those “high… Read More

  • BenQ Q-fi EF71: Pretty In Pink

    BenQ-Siemens is releasing a special edition pink Q-fi EF71. If you’re unfamiliar with Q-fi, it’s BenQ-Siemens line of music-focused devices. The EF71 clamshell has a 2.2-inch display, 2-megapixel camera with video recording with night mode. The pink wonder works as a webcam when connected to your PC/Mac via USB. This particular edition is only available in Taiwan and has a limited… Read More

  • Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Cell phones design is going to keep getting crazier and crazier. It’s inevitable. And in the pursuit to create something groundbreaking-and-original, companies are designing devices that are looking less-and-less like actual phones. Take for example these concept devices from Benq-Siemens. They do undoubtedly look cool, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re actually… Read More

  • BenQ Uses 9/11 To Push New MP3 Player, Spell Incorrectly

    Rojas over at Engadget brought to our attention that BenQ is pushing its new MusiQ MP3 player with background images of the World Trade Center. Aside from being a distasteful use of the disaster, BenQ apparently also has some beef with Webster’s Dictionary, because the last time we checked, “believe” isn’t spelled “belive.” In fact, look at that silly… Read More

  • BenQ MusiQ


    Just when you thought manufacturers had tapped the forms of potential MP3 players, BenQ comes along and turns our perceptions on their heads. The BenQ MusiQ MP3 player is exactly what it looks like, an MP3 player in the shape of dog tags. The player uses a built-in microSD card slot. It includes the MusiQ player and a special dog tag. There is one called “magic bean” for the… Read More

  • BenQ Officially Releases FP241W 24-Inch LCD Monitor


    Not that I have anywhere near the $1,099 to pick one of these up today, but just knowing that this 24-inch BenQ widescreen monitor exists makes me kinda gleeful for the day when it drops to $500. With the FP241W, the company promises the screen will take “game playing to new heights” thanks to its High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) that will allow for data-transfer rates… Read More

  • BenQ E720 7-megapixel Shooter

    movies, you’re not alone. The point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch display and an ISO of up to 1200, and can output shots in 3:2, 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios. There’s also PictBridge printing to get your photos directly from a printer – no computer necessary. No pricing on this yet, but the slick design and compact form-factor makes it a pretty great addition to your purse or… Read More

  • BenQ Mobile Phone Division Bankrupt

    Looks like BenQ’s attempt at hitting the Euro-America cellphone market is a dud. BenQ Mobile is closing its doors and laying off 3,000 employees. Apparently the company made no money, burned through initial investments like a cokehead with a year-end bonus, and is now dead. But the problems started almost immediately. BenQ invested €840 million in the mobile phone project only to… Read More

  • BenQ FP241W LCD, Now With HDMI

    BenQ is dropping a new 24″ widescreen LCD that includes HDMI support. It also promises a 100:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time and a brightness level of 500cd/m2. In addition to HDMI, the display has inputs for D-sub, DVI-D, S-Video, composite and component. I got one of those Dell widescreens with the intention of replacing the TV in my room with it, but it never gelled, partly due to… Read More

  • BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot

    The DC C1000 from BenQ is heavy on features but light on weight, which is just the way we like our point-and-shoots. It has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen, MPEG4 VGA quality video recording a 30fps, and 24MB of internal storage. The C100 also has SD card support, and is powered by 2 AA batteries, which makes it easy to carry spare batteries while… Read More

  • Two New BenQ Cameras Hit the Streets

    . Both cameras have advanced digicam features like automatic exposure control and shake-correction. They can also output in 16:9 mode, which is cool in that “well, OK” kind of way. Throw in 3X optical zooms and 2.5-inch LCDs and the cameras start to look pretty enticing. The ISO 1000 mode will be sufficient enough for those photos you take in the bushes outside of her house… Read More