• Frederic Jouvenot Helios Is Sun Worshippers's Watch

    One of the best mechanical watches for 2011 shown at the GTE (Geneva Time Exhibition) was clearly Frederic Jouvenot’s masterfully creative and well-executed Helios watch. The talented Mr. Jouvenot – a young and ambitious watch maker – was nice enough to show off the watch to me himself. I was dazzled by just how different, yet easy to read it was – and for about… Read More

  • Helios H2000 Upscaling DVD Player: 1080i, Works With XviD

    Still put off by the so-called high-def optical disc format war? For $99 come August, you’ll be able to grab the Helios H2000 upscaling DVD player. It connects to your HDTV via an HDMI or component connection and upscales video to 1080i from any number of sources, including Divx and XviD. No, it’s not as satisfying as a fully featured HD DVD or Blu-ray player, but if you’re… Read More

  • Helios H4000 Upscaling HD DVD Player

    Not only is this Helios player thin, light, and cheap at only $169, it can upscale to 1080p using HDMI and component, or 1080i using projectors (VGA). If watching your Se7en DVDs in high definition wasn’t enough to get you going, how about being able to play back DivX, XviD, MPEG1, MPEG, MPEG4, SVCD, VCD and HDCDs all from any disc you throw in there? It’s also NTSC and PAL… Read More