Product News: The latest products for the week commencing May 23, 2007

Product News: The latest products for the week commencing May 23, 2007

Targus Chocolate Notebook Tote

This new notebook case is targeted at the style conscious female executive. It offers plenty of storage space and protection, such as a padded compartment to keep the notebook safe. It is also equipped with storage compartments for a PDA/mobile phone/MP3/ camera, business cards and ID. The case has penholders and a key ring holder as well as room for files and other personal accessories. It is designed for notebooks with up to 15.4-inch widescreens and is crafted from faux suede. It has koskin detail, buckle straps, soft handles to make it comfortable to carry around and metal feet for durability. Targus is donating $5 from every tote bag sale to the Breast Cancer Association.

Distributed by Ingram Micro, Dicker Data and BMS Technology.
RRP: $129.95

PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.0

The vendor claims its latest Spyware release is the first to combine spyware detection with an antivirus engine. The software contains easy to navigate features, rapid response, advanced detection and has a small footprint on the processing system. A new enhancement is Spider Scanning, which uses known signatures and behavioural techniques to help identify spyware threats quickly and effectively to reduce scan times. The vendor has also improved its ability to detect morphed and hidden spyware such as rootkits. Spyware Doctor 5.0 is equipped with OnGuard real-time monitoring, as well as Intelli-Scan: a quick search and destroy process that eliminates active running spyware threats. Users also have the option of integrating antivirus protection.
Distributed by PC Tools.
RRP: $49.95; with antivirus - $59.95
Web: www.pctools/

Mitsubishi Electric HC1100 DLP

Equipped with the latest 720p DMD panel (DC2), this projector features an expanded mirror operation angle of 12 degrees. The panels feature advanced light usage efficiency and have a contrast ratio of 3000:1. In addition, it has gamma correction that improves picture quality and three built-in settings to provide the best viewing conditions for specific content, such as sporting events and movies. Weighing in at 2.9kg, Mitsubishi says the HC1100 is the lightest projector in its class. Features include DarkChip2 technology, which generates a high resolution of 1280 x 720 dots. The machine has a filter-free design for easy maintenance and can be fixed to a wall or ceiling.
Distributed by Also Technology, TodayTech, Multimedia Technology, Compu-Wholesale and BMS Technology.
RRP: $1999

Kingston SDHC 8GB

Available with class 2, 4 and 6 speed ratings, the latest addition to Kingston's memory line-up helps improve the performance of high resolution imaging devices such as digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs and MP3 players. SDHC (secure digital high capacity) class designations reflect the minimum sustained data transfer rate (DTR) of megabytes per second. For example, a Class 2 SDHC card has a minimum DTR of 2Mbps, while a Class 6 SDHC card has a minimum DTR of 6Mbps. The higher capacities optimise SDHC-compatible devices running MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and other high quality video compression used by HD and DVD video. The new range of memory cards is backed by lifetime warranty and technical support.
Distributed by Synnex, Simms International, Ingram Micro and Avnet.
RRP: Class 2 - $199; Class 4 - $215; Class 6 - $245

Sony Vaio G118

Weighing in at 1.15kg, this notebook is a light but robust machine. Sony said it conducted extensive research and performance testing to make it the most durable notebook in its class. It has a battery life of up to 11.5 hours and a three surface carbon structure that includes carbon material in the lid, palm rest and base. The vendor says the device can cope with a fall from up to 90cm, or from a desk or waist-height, while the frame can withstand pressure of up to 120kg. It contains a 100GB hard disk drive with protection technology. This ensures that if the machine is dropped whilst on, the acceleration sensor kicks in and automatically locks down to prevent further damage and loss of data. The Vaio G series also incorporates power-saving circuitry which helps prolong battery life. Sony says the device has been designed with business users in mind. It has a non-glare, 12.1-inch LCD XGA resolution screen with 4:3 ratios. This allows business applications, such as databases, to be screened without distortion. The machine also features 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, fingerprint recognition technology and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware-level protection for files, passwords and encryption keys. It comes preinstalled with Windows Vista Business edition as well as a suite of complementary applications, including Vaio Battery Care Function, Vaio Status Monitor, Vaio Peripheral Device and Storage Media Restriction Setting Utility. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth technology, an Intel Core Solo Processor U1500, enhanced connectivity via gigabit Ethernet for quick network connections and an integrated DVD Supermultidrive for creating discs and on-the-spot backup.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Multimedia Technology, Cellnet, Edsys and Electronic Concepts.
RRP: $3699

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