So the 2009 holiday season is almost here - and obviously you'd like a new gadget with an OLED display. So what are your options?
Sadly, there aren't that many OLED TVs around as we'd hope for. Sony is still selling the XEL-1 (at around $2,200) - but you should hurry, as they have stopped the production line, and will soon stop offering this TV. Your other option is LG's 15" OLED TV - but this is currently available in Korea only, for around $2600. It's probably best to wait a few years before actually buying an OLED TV...
There are many OLED phones you can choose from... it seems that every week Samsung releases yet another smartphone with a large touch OLED. Samsung currently offers dozens of models - including the Impression, the Moment, the Behold II, the Omnia II and the Jet. Nokia is offering the N86 and even HP recently announced an OLED phone - the iPAQ Glisten.
Compared to mobile phones, there are very little OLED digital cameras around... There's the Samsung TL320 and the NV24HD, and also Nikon's new S70 - with a large touch AMOLED, 12Mp sensor and 5X optical zoo.
There are lot's of MP3 player that have small PMOLED displays... and some newer models that can show video on a larger AMOLED. Sony are offering two options - the X series (with a 3" touch OLED) and the NW-A840 with a smaller 2.8" display. Microsoft's new player, the Zune HD has an even larger display (3.3" touch OLED), and receives good reviews. Other companies such as iRiver, Cowon and Samsung also offer OLED A/V players, of course.
There are lot's of other gadgets with OLEDs, here's some examples:
- The BlackBerry accessory watch by Allerta
- United Keys OLED keyboard, with 9 monochrome OLED keys
- Kodak's 7.6" oled photo frame
- A diving computer by UEMIS
- An OLED lighting panel. These are expensive, and are made for designers, but can be a cool gift for x-mas, the first ever OLED Lighting panels, from either Philips or Osram
Which OLED gadget would you like?
So, what will it be? We'd love to get your comments - tell us what is your favorite OLED gadget, and which one you'll be most happy to have for the new year...