Product News: the latest products for the week commencing December 12, 2007

Product News: the latest products for the week commencing December 12, 2007

Enermax Aurora Premium Keyboard

Enermax claims its newest premium keyboard boasts a minimalist design, both elegant and understated. Featuring patented Scissor key switch technology to give users a comfortable and responsive typing experience, the Aurora keyboard weighs 1.3kg so it's heavy but stable, and has a claimed durable 10 million keystroke lifetime. The keyboard is ergonomically designed, featuring fl at key caps to minimise typing distance, an extended wrist rest, and a three tiered stand. Aurora keyboards come with built-in audio I/O chips for VoIP headsets and microphone support, as well as a built-in audio chip to auto-transfer audio signal via a USB cable. The keyboard features a Windows Vista start button.

Distributed by Actiontec.
RRP: $89

HP Photosmart A826

The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center aims to give users different functions and options for their digital photos. Users can draw or write with virtual ink on the 7-inch display, or decorate their photos with borders, captions and creative graphics like they could at a photo kiosk. The A826 can also double as a personal digital photo frame by playing photos as a slideshow on the same display. Photos can be printed directly from memory cards, and basic image editing - such as red eye removal - can be done without using a PC. Photos can be printed in multiple sizes, regular and panorama ratios, and 4-inch x 6-inch photos will print in 39 seconds. Users with the HP Bluetooth Adapter can also plug it that into the printer for wireless print runs.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: $399

Mitsubishi LDT461V

Designed for commercial or public applications, the Mitsubishi LDT461V 46-inch LCD display is built for bright environments and features 1080p high-definition resolution. The screen can be used individually or in a tile formation of up to 25 screens to create one large image, while its picture-in-picture feature means a single display can show two images simultaneously. The screen has a 6ms response time to ensure images are free of ghosting. It features a screensaving function to prevent image retention and burn and a high contrast ratio of 1500:1. To help extend life and performance, the LDT461V has a power scheduling feature, allowing users to program it to switch on and off. The built-in fan also has heat monitoring. The screen can be viewed horizontally or vertically at an angle of 176 degrees.
Distributed by Altech Computers, Also Technology, BMS, Compu Wholesale, Multimedia Technology, Todaytech and XiT.
RRP: $5995
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Magellan CrossoverGPS

Magellan claims the CrossoverGPS is the only GPS product in the market that offers the user voice-prompted street directions, outback tracks, marine charts and DiscoverAus Streets & Tracks Topo mapping on an SD card. DiscoverAus Streets & Tracks Topo is a full digital display of comprehensive topographical maps, including contour lines. Switching on outdoor mode provides city, suburban and country streets, minor sealed and unsealed roads, 4WD trails, and rivers and streams in Australia. The GPS includes 30 points of interest categories including caravan parks, petrol stations, restaurants, post offices, sight-seeing locations and police stations. An intelligent search option allows users to type in the first few letters of a street name to bring up all locations matching the search entry.
Distributed by Next Destination.
RRP: $1099

Fujitsu LifeBook N6460

The Fujitsu LifeBook N6460 is a high-end notebook designed for home entertainment. It is the first in the Life-Book series with Blu-ray capability and uses advanced display and image optimising technologies. The 17-inch WXGA+ TFT display screen offers a Superfi ne quality of 370nits brightness, 600:1 contrast ratio and 72 per cent colour gamut. The graphical engine is driven by an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphic chip with 512MB Hyper Memory. The LifeBook N6460 also features a Visual Optimizer function that lets users toggle between work and entertainment modes. The notebook is powered by Intel's Centrino processor technology, and has an Intel Core2 Duo Processor with a fast 800MHz front side bus (FSB), mobile 965PM and ICH8M chipset with 802.11n connectivity and 500GB storage. The notebook features a full 10-key numeric keypad, and comes with built-in WLAN 11AGN, 1000/100/10Mbps LAN and a 56Kbps modem. Expansion and connectivity is easy with a PCMCIA Card Clot, 5x USB 2.0 ports, mini D-Sub 15-pin VGA-out, S-Video Out, HDMI-Video Out, IEEE 1394 and an SD/MS/MS PRO memory card slot.
Distributed by Bluechip Infotech and Multimedia Technology.
RRP: $5299

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