Product News: the latest products for the week commencing September 5, 2007.

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing September 5, 2007.

Enermax Uber Chakra ECA5001BS

This case features a 25cm side panel fan with airflow direction control to support any type of CPU cooling system - whether it is fanless, water or aerial. It also contains two vertical air brushed aluminum columns and a meshed, curved front panel with bay covers. The vendor claims it is the world's first monster meshed side panel that helps to double the airflow. The Uber Chakra air vent comes integrated with a micro-dust filter and features retractable foot stands. It contains 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch external drive bays and is available in both black and silver. It also has a microphone and headset input built-in, as well as an optional mounting area for a rear exhaust fan up to 120mm in size.

Distributed by Actiontec.
RRP: $190

Logitech Squeezebox

This device allows users to play a wide variety of digital music files, including uncompressed and lossless formats, across an 802.11g wireless network or Ethernet connection. This frees users from the restrictions of cables and connectors. Whether connected to a Hi-Fi system or powered speakers, it plays a range of formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC and Ogg. Squeezebox also includes a directory of thousands of Internet radio stations and features other online music services such as MP3tunes Music Locker. Users can access all of these Internet resources without a computer. According to Logitech, the Squeezebox is an affordable way to stream premium quality digital music and Internet radio wirelessly to any stereo around the home environment.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, BJE, Synnex and Vistra.
RRP: $499

Fujitsu LifeBook T4220

Promising power and durability, the T4220 is based on a new platform aimed at enhancing user productivity. The 12.1-inch, full-featured convertible tablet PC is targeted at mobile professionals and workers in vertical industries like healthcare. The successor to the LifeBook T4215, it strives to achieve much more with less, according to Fujitsu. Weighing less than 2kg, this machine features a bi-directional hinge that allows users to swivel the screen for better clarity and visuals, making it convenient for those constantly giving presentations or drawing up documents. It comes equipped with a hot swappable modular bay, giving users the option of shaving off weight or adding in a second battery for longer life. Built-in safety measures include a Bios Lock, hard-disk lock, LifeBook lock, smartcard support and anti-theft lock slot bar to keep prying eyes away from confidential information, as well as fingerprint recognition. The LifeBook T4220 also features a three-axis shock sensor that aims to reduce damage to the hard disk and content. Once it detects imminent force, the read-write head is safely parked, eliminating the chance of it impacting the spinning hard-disk plate. The machine is based on Intel's Centrino Core 2 Duo Mobile Technology and comes with Windows Vista Business operating system preloaded. The display screen offers 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and is supported by a built-in Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, Intel Clear Video Technology13 and DVMT8 4.0 that can deliver low-power, high-performance 2D/3D graphics with Shader Model 3.0. The notebook features 2GB memory with a 120GB hard disk and contains dual built-in stereo speakers and dual built-in stereo microphone. It comes with Microsoft Experience Pack for Tablet PC, Softex Omnipass, CyberLink PowerDVD and CyberLink PowerProducer software.
Distributed by Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: $2999

Targus Voyager Backpack TBS045CA

Targus' latest notebook backpack is crafted from a tough ballistic black nylon and has been designed specifically for users that travel with lots of accessories. Designed to house machines with up to 17-inch screens, the padded, top-loading notebook compartment is complemented by an accessible insulated cooler compartment for convenient food storage and two water bottle spaces. There is also room for clothing, books and files and a removable phone pocket on the shoulder strap. The equipped zipdown workstation includes pen loops, a six-slot CD/DVD holder, an ID holder and a removable key clip. The notebook has a CD/MP3 player pocket with line-out porthole. Foam-padded adjustable shoulder straps and chest and waist straps coupled with air-mesh back padding makes the 2kg bag comfortable to carry.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, BMS Technology, Dicker Data, Bluechip Infotech, Leader Computers and Express Online.
RRP: $129.95

SanDisk Sansa Express 1GB

This fl ash-based MP3 player is designed for the value-conscious user. It comes with a microSD expansion slot, FM tuner, recording capabilities, data storage and a direct connection to a computer with no USB cable required. Other features include cableless battery charging and USB 2.0 connectivity, a bright four-line OLED screen, micro-SD expansion slot for additional memory capacity and music portability with SanDisk TrustedFlash content cards. It also offers FM recording functionality and voice recording thanks to a built-in microphone. According to SanDisk, the Sansa offers up to 15 hours battery life and controls for fast device interface navigation. The Sansa Express can hold up to 3GB of music by utilising a 2GB microSD card in the player's memory expansion slot.
Distributed by VME and Brightpoint.
RRP: $110

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