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Out of the box ... Canon, Palm, Logitech, S3

Out of the box ... Canon, Palm, Logitech, S3

CanoScan N1220U flatbed scanner

Canon has launched an ultra compact 1200dpi colour scanner. The CanoScan N1220U will retail for $299. Weighing around 1.5 kg, the flatbed scanner features 42-bit colour input, 1200 x 2400dpi resolution and a one-touch "Z-lid" scan button. Users can automatically send their scanned image to a chosen application such as a printer or e-mail file and can also select resolutions from 25 to 9600dpi depending on how the image will be used. The CanoScan uses Canon's LIDE scanning technology, incorporating a light guide and contact image sensor and comes bundled with a range of image and text scanning software, USB cable and manuals. It is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.www.canon.com.auPalm IIIxePalm has released its IIIxe handheld computer in Australia. The customisable PDA is aimed at professionals and enterprise customers working with many applications or with large data needs. It features a new dark-slate case and 8MB of memory and will be available in Australia from October. Running Palm's new 3.5 operating system, the device is supported by nearly 7000 software applications as well as snap-on solutions from more than 500 hardware developers. The product provides software-upgradable flash-ROM memory for compatibility with future versions of the Palm OS. Prices have yet to be announced.www.palm.com.auLogitech's QuickCam WebLogitech has released a new product in its range of Internet digital cameras with the QuickCam Web. The video camera will retail for around $199. Connected via a USB port, the digital camera features a SmartClip accessory to attach it to a PC or notebook and a built-in microphone as well as a host of software for video e-mail and Webcam applications. It is compatible with Windows 98 and 2000 and includes a digital video monitoring and surveillance feature that senses motion within the camera's vicinity. Live video and audio streaming is also available via the SpotLife broadcasting feature.www.logitech.comwww.spotlife.comS3's Rio 600Looking to establish itself as a Net appliances company, S3's Rio 600 digital audio player is aimed squarely at the younger consumer market. The player features a memory expansion system that supports both Windows Media and MP3 file formats out of the box. It comes bundled with Rio Audio Manager 3.3 software, allowing users to buy files over the Internet and Casady and Green's SoundJam MP for Mac users. The player will retail for $399.www.riohome.com


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