Wal-Mart has decided to sell the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player at a discounted price of $98.87 to get the holiday shopping season started early. So much for the second gen Panasonic’s Bluray DMP. Slated for today only, if you are reading this, you are probably too late unless you are on the west coast and the time is before noon. They are also offering Acer laptops for $348.00 and Sanyo 50-inch Plasma HDTVs for $998.00.
We poked around to find what was going on at the other stores, where the player is still being offered for $299.99. We did find a GPX Player at a sale price of $25.00 at Kmart. We know someone who bought one of these and although it is slow, it works. Now that’s a bargain.
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The Japanese company KDDI, in cooperation with Sanyo, has unveiled its Infobar 2 cell phone, the newest generation of the original created in 2003. The device features a 2.6-inch OLED, supports 1-Seg for mobile and reserved TV on its tuner, a 2M cam and a micro SD expansion slot. At a size of 47 × 138 x 15.5 mm and a weight of 104g, the battery allows about 290 minutes of talk time or 350 standby. Check with Sanyo for price and availability on this side of the planet.
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Sanyo has unveiled what they claim is the smallest and lightest HD digital cam on the planet. With a volume of only 16.6 cubic inches and a weight of only 9.5 ounces, the Xacti HD 1000 features an 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution that can record up to 85 minutes of 1081i high-def or over 5 hours of TV quality video with an 8G SD card (not included.) Sanyo’s new technology allows for only one processing chip while utilizing 4.2 watts of power. Its “Face Chaser” automatically detects and isolates up to 12 figures for auto-focus and proper exposure. The Xacti will be available in the U.S. next month and will retail for $799.99, which makes it about $84.00 per ounce.
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Sanyo’s Exacti E1 is another of those diminutive video cameras that can do a lot with very little. At a weight of only 8.3 oz. and utilizing H.264, it will capture 640 x 480 video at 30fps with the use of a 1 GB SD card for up to 80 minutes. With a 2.5-inch LCD display, the cam also takes 6 megapixel stills, features a 5x optical zoom, has image stabilization and the unique bonus of being waterproof. The Exacti is available in blue, white, or yellow for prices between $449.99, and $499.99 depending on where you shop online.
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While we’re on the subject of saving energy, Sanyo’s N-SC1S Solar Charger can recharge their eneloops in about 2.5 hours and also features a USB port, enabling you a DC 5V and 500mA output. Eneloops internal lithium ion batteries can be utilized on your iPod, cell phone, PSP, or MP3 player, although it will take an agonizing 6 days to reach a full charge. The Solar Charger was developed as a part of Sanyo’s ongoing “Evolution Project” and will be available in Japan in November for ¥20,000 (~$170.)