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SENNHEISER Introduces Stylish New Headphone Lineup

SENNHEISER Introduces Stylish New Headphone Lineup

Old Lyme, Connecticut—September 2006—For today’s active music lovers, style and mobility rank almost as high as sound quality in the choice of headphones. Fortunately, Sennheiser, the acknowledged world leader in headphone and microphone technology for home and professional audio, understands this, and has created the Style Line of ultra-lightweight earphones combining innovative design and elegant forms with true high-fidelity performance.

Three new models, each distinctly different in design but sharing their high-performance underpinnings, comprise the new Style Line, offering ideal sound delivery for music listeners using iPods, other personal MP3 players, portable CD players, and the full range of mobile music electronics. All employ Sennheiser’s latest, miniaturized driver, which incorporates a specially tuned damping system optimized for ear-canal operation to yield smooth, detailed response while delivering all the clarity and impact that experienced listeners rely on from any Sennheiser model.

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Helium Digital Announces HD-880 Bluetooth Headset with Caller ID

Helium Digital Announces HD-880 Bluetooth Headset with Caller ID

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – Helium Digital, a Canadian company specializing in trend forward accessories for digital devices, has announced the launch of the HD-880 Bluetooth Headset. Designed for use with Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, the HD-880 features an incredibly clear OLED screen to identify incoming calls, as well as provide the user with on screen instructions during set-up and usage of the device.

The OLED screen built into the HD-880 provides the user with two very important functions. First, it provides a convenient caller ID feature to identify incoming calls at times when your handset may be out of reach. Secondly, it helps to overcome one of the greatest frustrations for users of Bluetooth headsets, which is trying to determine the headset’s status through a series of blinking LED’s. The HD-880 provides the user with on screen direction for pairing, connecting, and connected status, as well as various other indicators while the device is in use. The HD-880 also features a screen rotation option that will allow the user to wear the headset on either the left or the right ear. Other features of the headset include a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, last number redial, microphone mute, as well as voice dial functionality.

KEF Launches fivetwo Series NXT-equipped Lifestyle Loudspeakers

KEF Launches fivetwo Series NXT-equipped Lifestyle Loudspeakers

NXT is pleased to confirm the launch of the new fivetwo series loudspeakers from UK Hi-Fi specialist KEF. The latest in a proud line of high-end loudspeakers that stretches back over 45 years, KEF’s fivetwo series incorporates its own Uni-Q technology and NXT SurfaceSound to realise rich, room-filling sound, beautiful avant-garde design and five audio channels from just two speakers.

The KEF fivetwo series made its debut at the 2006 IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) show in Berlin and was one of the stars of the show. It was extremely well received by the European media and attendees, its elegant and classy design particularly popular with the show’s female visitors.

HTC Launches Four New Smart Devices

HTC Launches Four New Smart Devices

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2006--HTC, the world's leading provider of Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) devices, today launched its Q4 product portfolio. The four new additions to the HTC range are each specifically designed to appeal to new market segments, bringing the benefits of Microsoft's smart mobility to new audiences.

The innovative form factors and new designs showcase the latest mobile applications - from email to navigation:

  • HTC S620 - HTC's new, super slim form factor with integrated QWERTY keyboard: perfect for email and messaging
  • HTC P3300 - HTC's first dedicated navigation PDA with in-built GPS and complete with TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software
  • HTC P3600 - HTC's next generation multimedia compact PDA with 3G connectivity and HSDPA-ready
  • HTC S310 - a small yet powerful messaging and internet smartphone for both business and consumer use

Sony HDV 1080i High-Def Prosumer Camcorder

Sony HDV 1080i High-Def Prosumer Camcorder

New Handycam Camcorder Is the World's First 1080i HDV High-Def Camcorder With Three-Chip ClearVID CMOS Sensor Technology

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony is expanding its high-definition camcorder line with the introduction of the HDR-FX7 1080i HDV camcorder, a model with three-chip ClearVID(TM) CMOS Sensor technology to deliver exceptional high-def video and the utmost in creative control.
For videographers on the move, the new model sports a compact body design, weighing in at about three pounds. It is approximately 40 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than Sony's first prosumer HDV model.

Like previous HDV models, the HDR-FX7 can record and playback both 1080i HDV and standard definition DV video on standard miniDV tapes. Recorded HDV video can be conveniently edited with a choice of available HDV, non-linear editing software. Its HDMI interface offers simple, one-cord connection to compatible display devices so you can just plug and play into instead of struggling with multiple cables.

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BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV

BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV

Small, but only on the outside; the new BeoCenter 6-23 LCD TV with FM or DAB radio

With DAB integration and the latest in LCD technology, BeoCenter 6-23 is, despite its modest size, a perfect solution as a second room TV or a compact TV for those who prioritise simple living. It is the first flat-screen with a DAB radio option, and from the on-screen rolling display, you get relevant information from the broadcaster. With its PC input connection, you have everything you need in the office - PC, radio and TV - all elegantly put together in a wide selection of colours and placement options.

Picture quality that adapts to the viewing situation
Bang & Olufsen has carefully selected the very best LCD screen currently available and added to this a number of picture-optimising features, which are part of the VisionClear concept that is implemented in all TV solutions from Bang & Olufsen. It is based on new and progressive display technology a high-glare screen, which allows us to improve contrast considerably. Furthermore, by adding the clear front glass screen, BeoCenter 6-23 achieves a much brighter picture, which is particularly advantageous for use in daytime. The new screen offers a wider viewing angle than most and this is a great advantage if BeoCenter 6-23 is placed in the kitchen or in a hallway - a typical setup for second room TVs.
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SPRINT LAUNCHES FIRST EV-DO REVISION A-CAPABLE MOBILE BROADBAND CARD IN THE NATION

SPRINT LAUNCHES FIRST EV-DO REVISION A-CAPABLE MOBILE BROADBAND CARD IN THE NATION

Sprint has reached its next Mobile Broadband milestone today with the introduction of the Novatel S720 Mobile Broadband Connection Card – the nation’s first EV-DO Revision A-capable device. Designed to operate on today’s Sprint Power Vision Network, the card will also support advanced mobile broadband speeds when Sprint begins its EV-DO Revision A rollout later this year. Some other key information to note about Sprint Mobile Broadband services:

  • With the introduction of the Novatel S720 Sprint is becoming even easier to do business with, as customers signing a two year service agreement no longer need a separate voice plan to receive the promotional Unlimited Connection Card data plan of $59.99 per month.
  • Once available, Sprint’s advanced Mobile Broadband service (EV-DO Revision A) will deliver faster speeds for a mobile DSL experience.
  • Sprint plans to reach more than 200 million people in the U.S. with mobile broadband data services (both EV-DO Revisions 0 and A) in 220 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2006.

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Sierra Wireless introduces AirCard 597E EV-DO Revision A ExpressCard

Sierra Wireless introduces AirCard 597E EV-DO Revision A ExpressCard

AirCard 597E brings new form factor and features to the company’s flagship AirCard product line

August 28, 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia – Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the introduction of its ExpressCard product line, with the upcoming AirCard® 597E wireless wide area network card for EV-DO Revision A networks. Built for notebook computers with ExpressCard expansion slots, the AirCard 597E will be fully compliant with network operator requirements and will offer user-friendly features such as Assisted GPS (aGPS) location based services; a robust, fixed antenna design; and an external antenna jack for flexibility and improved reception in fringe coverage areas or for specialized applications. The AirCard 597E is expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2007. ExpressCard models for HSDPA networks are expected to follow later in the year.

ABI research estimates that adoption of the ExpressCard standard for PC card slots will be significant in 2007, shipping in 45 percent of laptops sold, up from 10 percent in 2006*. Sierra Wireless will also continue to produce AirCard products in the Type II PC Card form factor to serve the established base of notebook users with PC Card slots. For those with PC Card slots who wish to purchase an ExpressCard product in anticipation of an upcoming notebook upgrade, the company will offer an ExpressCard-to-PC Card adapter accessory.
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Motorola Announces the ROKR E2

Motorola Announces the ROKR E2

Singapore, 28 August 2006 -- Motorola has launched in Singapore the Motorola ROKR E2 – the newest member of the company’s ROKR family of music-optimized mobile handsets. Designed for the music enthusiast who wants to carry one device, ROKR E2 lets you take hundreds of your must-have music selections with you – and delivers a world-class wireless communications experience.

Delivering a powerful mobile music experience, the Motorola ROKR E2 lets you switch seamlessly between phone calls and music play lists simply by touching a button. Based on a Linux operating system to enhance speed and flexibility, ROKR E2 also features a robust MP3 player compatible with a variety of different audio formats – making this mobile handset a powerful example of what it means to be “the device formerly known as the cell phone.”

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Google Launches Hosted Communications Services; New Google Apps for Your Domain Available Now for Easy Email, Calendaring, and More

Google Launches Hosted Communications Services; New Google Apps for Your Domain Available Now for Easy Email, Calendaring, and More

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Apps for Your Domain (http://www.google.com/a), a set of hosted applications for organizations that want to provide high quality communications tools to their users without the hassle of installing and maintaining software or hardware.

In addition to customizing the user interface with their own branding and color scheme, organizations can tailor the service to their needs by mixing and matching the email, messaging, calendaring and other tools offered through Google Apps for Your Domain. Over time, Google will offer versions of Google Apps for Your Domain that are oriented toward the needs of a variety of organizations, from family websites and community groups to non-profits and small businesses, as well as universities, large enterprises, and ISPs.

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Low Cost Cordless Convenience for Skype Users

Low Cost Cordless Convenience for Skype Users

Keyspan Cordless VoIP Phone lets you use Skype without being tethered to your Mac or PC. Now you can use Skype anywhere in your home or office.

Richmond, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2006 -- Keyspan announced its new, Skype-compatible Cordless VoIP Phone. Shipping this month, the Keyspan Cordless VoIP Phone will sell for an MSRP of just $79.

"Keyspan’s Cordless VoIP Phone lets you use Skype anywhere in your home or office," noted Mike Ridenhour, president of Keyspan. "And, you can also take the Keyspan Cordless VoIP Phone on the road, to use in hotels, airports and cafes, as long as you have an Internet connection and are within range of your laptop."

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New UMPC – ASUS R2H

New UMPC – ASUS R2H

There are an increasing number of people who are recognising the UMPCs potential as an in-car PC. Rather than going to the trouble of routing cables from some sort of tiny PC to a seperate touchscreen, it's all built in. Still, if you wanted GPS you'd still have to run a cable to a seperate unit; either that or trade battery life for the convenience of a Bluetooth connection. But now ASUS, being helpful people, has snipped another cable (virtual or real) by building a GPS receiver into its new R2H.

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