Sony has a new BRAVIA to lust after, the Z5500. It features their Motionflow 200HZ with 200fps and Image Blur Reduction technology for smooth motion and sharper images. It also has been designed to go with their HT-CT500 Home Theater system. Add to that Engine 3 that analyzes and optimizes video signals from any HD or SD source and AppliCast that can connect to online services via Ethernet without having to switch on your PC.
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Control4’s iPod Dock can access your music from almost anywhere, including another room. With simple navigation, you can check out album cover art and control your iPod. It is simple to install and set up and has an Ethernet IP connection. Connect your entire household or office with additional docks. Needless to say, it will also recharge your music/video player while in use. Contact Control4 for more information and price.
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If you are thinking bare necessity, Taiwan’s MSI has officially announced their WindBOX. The minimal desktop attaches to your monitor’s VESA mount. Features include an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1 GB of RAM and a SATA II interface. It also has Ethernet and WiFi compatibility, a 3-in-1 card reader, a VGA out and 3 USB ports. Rumor has it that it will be out this quarter with a price of ~ $250.00.
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Verismo has unveiled its VuNow PoD VN100SD that has the ability to let you watch online video content on your TV without routing through a computer. It connects like a DVD player and needs an Internet connection for its Ethernet port. Seek out videos by logging into your YouTube account and using the interface and keypad. The VN100SD is available for $99.00, while you can get the HD version for $149.00. An additional $29.00 gives you access to Bit Torrents and global Internet TV.
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iLuv has another product to add to your wish list for the holiday season. The INT 170 can access Internet and FM radio stations with either an Ethernet or WiFi connection. It doubles as a digital dual alarm clock with auto time update and LCD dimmer control, can hold 40 preset stations (20 Internet and 20 FM,) and has both a 3.5mm auxiliary and headphone jack input. With built-in speakers, wake to radio or buzzer and sleep to radio. The INT 170 has a price of $199.99.
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The Danish company Zepto has launched their Notus A12 notebook. The computer has an 800MHz Intel CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 12.1-inch LED WXGA with 1280x800 max resolution. With an 80GB, 4,2000 rpm hard drive, it also features a waterproof keyboard, integrated WiFi and an Ethernet connection. Optional are Windows Vista or XP, an additional 1GB memory, an external DVD burner and TV tuner. Prices start at ~$1,380.00.
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Sanyo has taken their basic clock radio design and created something that does much more. The R227 can also play Internet radio stations and podcasts with no subscription fee involved. The device connects via WiFi or ethernet and the company says it has enhanced sound quality. It also features a lighted LED, snooze and sleep to radio functions and access to shared music files on the same network. It can search by country or genre and users can add new stations. With 8 presets and a black lacquer-finished cabinet, the Internet Radio carries a MSRP of $169.99.
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Roberts has come up with the nifty Stream 202 radio that plays DAB, FM, and WiFi if you have a broadband connection with wireless router or Ethernet. Stream your computer’s stored tunes, listen to stations all over the planet, and save your faves with 15 presets. The Stream also features an intuitive menu, 2 alarm timers, an aux. input for MP3 player, and a socket for headphones. At a size of 300 x 174 x 115mm and a weight of 1.47kg, the radio comes with an AC adaptor or can run on 6 D batteries (not included.) It carries a price of £149.99 (~$292.00.)
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Sanrio drags out another Hello Kitty creation with its new laptop. The Epson Endeavor NH2100 has a 15.4-inch TFT WXGA display, Intel’s Celeron 540(1.86GHz) CPU, Windows Vista Home Premium, 1GB RAM, 80GB ATA/5400rpm HDD, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, and IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Ethernet connectivity. Choose one of the two model designs and expect to pay 147,000 yen ($1,410.00) towards the end of the month in Japan. We wonder if Paris Hilton will want one after reading that she had a Hello Kitty Doll designed with her likeness.
Gateway released several new desktops this week, including the next generation of their GT, DX, and FX series. If you are looking for the fastest Gateway in the West, the FX 541 features an Intel Core 2 Quad to Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, 3GB RAM, dual PCIe x16 slots with SLI support, a 9-in-1 media card reader, dual Gigabit Ethernet connection, and dual NVIDIA 8800 GT over-clocked video cards. Prices range from $1,199.99 to $3,499.99. Notice the absence of anything bovine.
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