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Product News: the latest for the week commencing 10 October, 2007

Product News: the latest for the week commencing 10 October, 2007

Logitech G9 Laser Mouse

Featuring interchangeable grips and on-the-fly dpi switching, this mouse also contains full-speed USB laser tracking. Also attached is an onboard-memory profiling system, weight tuning, a custom-colour LED and a fast MicroGear Precision scroll wheel. The two interchangeable grips - XL grip and Precision - are designed to deliver comfort even during the longest gaming sessions. The XL grip provides a fuller shape and soft-touch, while the Precision grip's DryGrip technology and compact shape offers more precise fingertip control. Equipped with a weight-tuning system, this enables gamers to choose from hundreds of weight settings by inserting up to four additional weights in the mouse's weight tray, adding up to a maximum of 28g. Using LogitechSetPoint software Version 5.0, gamers can create a number of profiles for their mouse.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, BJE Enterprise and Synnex.
RRP: $169
Web: www.logitech.com

Belkin TuneStage 2 for iPod

This device aims to turn an iPod into a remote control so users can play music through a home stereo wirelessly via Bluetooth. It also gives users the ability to navigate playlists, search for artists or individual songs, and adjust the volume - all through the iPod click wheel from up to 10m away. With a transmitter connected to the iPod and a receiver wired to the system, TuneStage 2 offers quality sound without the clutter of cables. The transmitter also lets users wirelessly connect the iPod to stereo headphones or car stereos equipped with stereo Bluetooth technology. The receiver can also link an MP3 phone enabled with Bluetooth technology, or computer to the home stereo to play music anywhere.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Cellnet and Express Online.
RRP: $249.95
Web: www.belkin.com/au

CA Internet Security Suite 2007

This software is embedded on a 2GB credit-card sized flash drive memory card. Once the user has installed the CA software, the flash card can be used to transport 2GB of items such as digital music, photos and documents. The Internet Security Suite works with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and the fl ash drive lets users take advantage of Windows Vista ReadyBoost technology. This can be used to speed up applications and boot-up time for Windows Vista systems. It comes integrated with anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and a personal firewall, which can be installed on up to three PCs from the fl ash drive. Transfer speed is 480Mbps and the 2GB of storage will become available after installation and deletion of CA software from the drive. It features a Threat Outbreak Warning System that provides real-time threat alerts from the CA Security Advisor.
Distributed by Saratoga and Ingram Micrco
RRP: $129.95
Web: www.ca-store.com.au

Panasonic PT AX200

This projector ensures users that optimal viewing is maintained at all times with its Light Harmoniser II technology that senses ambient light levels and adjusts the picture accordingly. It adjusts the gamma curve, iris setting, lamp power and picture sharpness according to the lighting in the room. The unit delivers 2000 lumens brightness. It contains Panasonic's Advanced Dynamic Sharpness Control which provides finely detailed images even when displayed on large screens of 100 inches or more. The PT-AX200 has a 2X optical zoom lens and a vertical and horizontal lens shift function. Thanks to its two HDMI inputs, users can connect two devices such as a Blu-ray disc player and a game console at the same time, using HDMI cables. This eliminates the need for a HDMI switcher. It has seven picture modes including game, vivid camera, normal dynamic, cinema 1, cinema 2 and natural.
Distributed by Panasonic
RRP: $2749
Web: www.panasonic.com.au

Canon LBP5960

This desktop printer offers high quality and speed, with A3 or A4 colour printing at up to 30 pages per minute. Equipped with standard duplexing to save paper costs, the device employs Canon's On Demand fusing technology to reduce energy consumption and eliminate long warm-up times. The device is network-ready, and supports Canon Ultra Fast Rendering UFR II Lite technology for improved printing productivity while also offering PCL5c compatibility. It boasts a small desktop footprint for a colour A3 device, and has a high-speed 1200dpi print engine. According to Canon, the first black and white print is delivered in just 7.5 seconds and 9 seconds for colour. Instant wake-up from sleep mode also ensures the device is always ready to deliver while minimising energy consumption. This means users consume 75 per cent less power than other laser printers in its class, Canon said. The machine ships with a 230-sheet paper cassette and a 90-sheet multi-purpose tray as standard. This can be expanded up to 1970 sheets for heavy-duty use by adding up to three additional cassettes. The multipurpose tray accommodates media ranging from 64gsm to 220gsm. The LBP5960 features separate toner units, which means users need replace only the cartridges as required. Front-loading access allows users to easily maintain the device and replace consumables. The model features utilities like Remote User Interface, imageWARE Enterprise Management Console and includes security advancements to protect confidentiality. The printer can handle paper sizes from B5 to A3 and has standard RAM memory capacity of 384MB for enhanced productivity on complex document printing. It is equipped with a short vertical paper path design and comes with a range of software for easy management and a more professional outcome. The optical hard-disk drive delivers productivity features, enhances security and document storage. It has encrypted secured print functions that prevent confidential information interception over the network or at the device.
Distributed by Canon.
RRP: $5567
Web: www.canon.com.au

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