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Launch Pad

     Print Edition: August 2011

SONY HDR PJ50

After showcasing this Handycam at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, Sony has finally brought it to the Indian shores. With 220 GB hard disk drive, this Handycam comes with an in-built, high contrast projector that can throw up to 60 inches from a distance of just 3 metres. For the perfect playback experiences, it also has Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and clear phase stereo speakers that produce true-to-life sound. Other features include 7.1 MP sensor, 12X optical zoom and full HD recording capabilities.
Price: Rs 59,990

LOGITECH N200
Having a cooling pad for a notebook is a good idea but it does consume electricity. For those who fear that cooling pads means extra money on energy needs, Logitech has come up with an efficient cooling pad that is powered via the USB port. It has two fan speeds for adjusting air flow as per need and a padded base with an air-mesh fabric. The slim design and light weight makes it portable enough to be ferried around easily. Price: Rs 1,595

SAMSUNG HT-D5550
Samsung has recently added to its home theatre ente-tainment systems with the launch of its new HT-D5550 HTS. Packed with pioneering features, including 3DSound Plus, Crystal Amplifier Plus, Smart Hub, AllShare and Built-in Wireless LAN, the HT-D5550's superior sound quality complements the breadth of content that people watch in their home-streaming 3D, 2D and HD content. This 5.1 channel speaker system has a total sound output of 1000 Watts and comes with four stylishtallboy and a wireless rear speaker. It has a built-in Karaoke feature as well. Price: Rs 49,900

HIP STREET HSM-13
Audio, video and wireless accessory brand Hip Street has introduced a new notebook mouse. The HSM 13 has an ergonomic design for a comfortable grip and is compatible with both desktops and notebooks. Optimised to be used by left-handed people, it can work on any glass surface. Available in multiple colours this optical mouse comes with a 1.35 metre cable length. Price: Rs 349

TITAN HTSE
The leading watch brand in the Indian market has launched a new range of futuristic watches. Labeled as HTSE (High Tech Self Energized), these watches can charge themselves from any source of light. The quick start function activates the watch from the dead state within 20 seconds and the sleep mode increases the life of the watch. It comes with other features such as over charge prevention, time set warning function and end of life indicator as well. The collection is built of 10 watches
Specs: 4-inch display; 5 MP camera; 2 GB internal storage, 32 GB memory, expandable; EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth; 109 gm; 1500 mAh battery

ZEN M72
Affordable phones are not the best looking. Conversely, good-looking phones come at a price. Striking a balance between the two, Zen Mobile has come up with an affordable dual SIM phone that looks good too. The M72 has a 2.4-inch coloured display along with a 1.3 MP camera. And the 1800 mAh battery has a standby time of 40 days. Other features include Bluetooth, music player, soundrecorder, dual LEDtorch, 3.5 mm jack, anti theft mobile tracker and private data protection. Price: Rs 1,749

LENOVO IDEACENTRE A320
Another device to hop on to the slim category of electronics is Lenovo's latest all-in-one PC. The A320 is just 18.5 mm thin and looks ravishing. It is a compact, space-saving PC aimed at entertainment or students and also for those wanting a second PC for their home. Equipped with an ultraslim, double shell design and a wide 21.5-inch LED screen, this stylish Lenovo IdeaCentre A320 is powered by 2nd Generation Intel Corei3/i5 processor. It also has 8 GB DDR 3 RAM and 750 GB hard drive. Bluetooth and a 7-in-1 card reader is also integrated. Price: Ra 50,990

MOTOROLA XOOM TABLET 3G
The wait is finally over. Motorola's most talked about tablet is here. The configuration includes 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. This tablet showcases Android's Honeycomb operating system with its inter-active, customisable home screen and moveable widgets. All this and more on a beautiful 10.1-inch touch screen that can display 1280x800 widescreen HD pictures. HDMI output is also supported by this tablet that enables it to connect to any HDTV to exhibit high resolution pictureson it. A Wi-Fi only version of the tablet is also available for Rs 32,990.  Price: Rs 39,990

OSIM USQUEEZ WARM
Osim India recently introduced the Osim uSqeez Warm. Inspired by the warm-spa experience, this massager uses the warm air technology to sooth tired muscles while improving blood circulation. The massager has foot rollers that work on health reflexology points and extends a squeeze effect around the calf muscles. It also has a turbo vibration massage for acupressure points. It weighs 24 kg. Price: Rs 35,000

LAVA M30
Lava Mobiles has recently launched a dual-SIM music phone. Claiming to have SRSWow HD Technology and Yamaha PA speakers, it can support two GSM connections. A candy bar device with a 2.2-inchdisplay, the phone has metallic looks. Autocall recording, Snaptu, Opera Mini web browser, earphone sharing hub and a 3.5mm jack with earphone sharing hub are a few features on which the company is pushing this phone in the market. Price: Rs 4,499

HARMAN KARDON BDS HTS
From the factories of Harman Kardon comes a new range of Blu-ray home theatre system to blast your ears with. This one is a 5.1 channel surround sound system which combines the functionality of a combined A/V receiver and Blu-ray Disc player and loudspeakers in one easy-to-use sleek unit. Video and audio performance is exemplary from the wide variety of supported input sources that includes TV, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, radio, and USB as well as iPod and iPhone. The supplied remote can also be easily programmed to control your TV, cable box, satellite tuner and other device. Price: Rs 59,990

VIO700 PHONE SANITIZER
Violight has finally brought its sanitisers for mobile handsets to India. You insert your phone into the dock of the sanitiser and cover it. Put it on and its ultraviolet light starts working. After three minutes, you can be assured that your phone is 99 per cent free of germs. How's that for a really clean, healthy phone? Price: Rs 3,500

FUJITSU LIFEBOOK P771 WITH BAY PROJECTOR
Talk about innovation. Most of us connect our laptops to an external projector, but Fujitsu took it a step further and has infused a projector within its new laptop. The projector comes as a separate accessory for P771. This is the first of its kind projector, which can be inserted in the modular bay of a notebook. The Bay Projector converts the LIFEBOOK into a fully-equipped mobile office. It gives an advantage of not carrying the cables around as well. This 210g light weight projector works almost on every surface. It consumes less power, quieter and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Price: TBA

JABRA STONE 2
The award winning Bluetooth headset from Jabra, the Stone 2, is a beauty. One of its kind, it can be operated through voice. Using voice commands, one can make a call, answer, end, redial, ignore and even reject a call. Available in the colour variants of Black (leather finish, discreet, as per user preference), White (gloss finish) it is priced on the higher side.
Price: Rs 7,999

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