Casio has unveiled its latest EXILIM digital cam, the Zoom EX-Z9. The compact camera features 8.1 megapixels of image res with a 3X optical zoom, a 2.6-inch LCD display, anti-shake DSP and 23 shot modes. Available in your choice of black, silver, pink, or orange, the digicam also has the company’s YouTube capture mode that allows you to record and upload videos in three simple steps. Less expensive than its brother, the EX-S880, the EX-Z9 will be available sometime this month with a $159.99 price.
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The Ultra Thin Credit Card Voice Recorder is another example of carry less, but do more. The 3.4 x 2.2 x .26-inch device weighs only 36g but holds 1GB of memory for almost 70 hours of record time. It has a rechargeable Li-ion battery with up to 4.5 hours of record/playback time and has flip-out USB 2.0 connectivity for file transfer or deletion. The Voice Recorder, which can also be used as an MP3 player and USB flash drive, includes earbuds and a neck strap, and is available for a price of $69.99.
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Wal-Mart has announced that they now have OTA (over the air) analog to digital converter boxes for sale. The Magnavox STB will set you back $49.87. If you remembered to send for your $40.00 coupon from the NTIA early, which should be arriving soon, that’s quite a savings. We also learned last week that Best Buy will be offering an Insignia converter box retailing at $59.99, beginning February 17, and will also accept the coupons.
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If you have never seen a Sharp AQUOS then you don’t know the meaning of the word “covet.” The company has just released their new X series of LCD TVs. The panels come in 37, 42, and 47-inches with a thickness of merely 3.44 cm. With full 1920 x 1080 HD, the TVs have a doublespeed LCD of 120 Hz, a contrast ratio of 15000:1, 12-bit BDE color, a 3 1.3a HDMI input, and a 1 bit digital amplifier. Check Akihabara’s site for a gallery’s worth of coveting.
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Panasonic has unveiled its latest LUMIX digital cam. The DMC-LS80 features a VARIO lens system, an 8.1 megapixel high-res, and a 3x optical zoom. It also has OIS, IAO, auto-macro setting in close range and auto-focus. Futhermore, the camera has a Venus Engine III processor with available high-speed burst shooting mode, video recording at 30 fps, and is HDTV compatible. In colors of pink, black, or silver, all this can be yours if the price is right, in this case $149.95, beginning in February.
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Convert all those old slides and 35mm film negatives up to 1,829 DPI into digital JPEGs with a single scan. The USB 2.0 converter can take all those boxes of clips and family albums and transform them into something smaller and permanent. The 5MP Cmos sensor features 10 bits per color channel and comes with software for editing, resizing, and correcting with Photoshop. Unfortunately, the device, which features and LED backlight won’t work with Mac, but for $99.00, we guess nothing is perfect. Order now for a one to 3 week delivery.
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Altech Lansing has come up with the T612 Digital Audio System for iPhone. The device will alert you to incoming calls and will pause so that you can answer. When your call is complete, simply redock and the music continues. The T612 features neodymium speakers and XdB bass-enhancement technology, and is also compatible with new-gen iPods. An aux-in jack provides other PMP access. A wireless remote allows power, track adjustments, bass and treble controls, song selection, play/pause, and more. Look for its debut this February at retailers for $199.95.
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Have a small business? Got signs and televisions in your retail space? Westinghouse wants to give you the best of both worlds with their DSB - Digital Signage in a Box. The Linux-based system integrates digital signage with television, allowing small business owners to promote and entertain at the same time.
The 1080p display is optimized to show signage that is fully customizable using only a keyboard and mouse plugged into the unit - no computer required. The ads can be programmed on a timeline of the user’s choosing and can be placed anywhere on the screen to optimize their impact.
Westinghouse will be releasing the DSB in the second quarter of this year, at a price point that is yet to be determined.
Anyone who has attempted underwater photography knows that getting a good shot is not the easiest thing in the world, especially if your instinct is to swim far away from a creature that looks like it wants you for a snack. Liquid Image has come up with a solution by designing a scuba mask with a cam built-in and tempered glass goggles with cross hairs to get a perfect shot.
The Digital Camera Mask features a 5 megapixel camera that can shoot 18 to 25 fps VGA in high and low resolution down to a depth of 30 m. It holds 16MB flash memory, has auto-off, and displays what you shoot on LCD. If you need more memory, add a microSD card. After you capture, you can simply download by USB, although ArcSoft Software is included for editing. The mask needs 2 AAA batteries (not included) and carries a MSRP of $99.99.
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It is now only 412 days until the end of analog TV. If you want to receive a coupon good for $40.00 towards the price of an ATCS tuner, you had best get to it. We checked into it yesterday (day one) and noticed that our order was around number 22,000. Since the boxes will not become available until late February or early March, the coupons will be issued then. Up to two per household are allowed and they expire 90 days from receipt. Remember that if you have cable or satellite, chances are the problem will be taken care of for you, but it never hurts to have a back-up plan.
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