Microsoft Hardware meets these needs with its expanded digital communications line, which consists of the Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 (the company’s first webcam designed exclusively for laptop use), the LifeCam VX-1000, and two new digital headsets - LifeChat ZX-6000 and LifeChat LX-3000 - all optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger, the world’s largest instant messaging network, providing a simple and natural communications experience.
Creating a user experience for its Sansa portable media players, SanDisk today announced that seven companies will offer a variety of Sansa licensed accessories under a new Made for Sansa program. These include speaker docks, travel cases, headphones, armbands, FM auto transmitters, chargers and cables. "We are pleased to welcome the first partners in our Sansa accessory program," said E. Bone, SanDisk's director of consumer products. "With each new addition to the line of licensed Sansa accessories, we are creating a more complete ecosystem for enhancing the user experience among the growing base. Now users will have many options to enhance, customize and personalize their SanDisk players."
Logitech has reinvented the Harmony remote control. Adding a touch of luxury to its award-winning family of Harmony advanced universal remote controls, the company unveiled its new flagship Logitech Harmony 1000 remote, which includes a striking, color touch-sensitive screen. While it looks as expensive as traditional high-end, custom-installed remotes, the Harmony 1000 remote is more affordable, is easier for consumers to set up, and sets a new standard for ease of use. The Logitech Harmony 1000 remote delivers affordable luxury it simplifies control of today's complicated home-entertainment systems at a fraction of the price of traditional custom-installed remotes.
In November 2006, the first book in the world that helps camera phone users to take better photos will be released: Photography with a camera phone by travel photographer and author Peter de Ruiter. It is the Dutch author’s fourth book about digital photography in three years. In addition to tips on how to improve one’s photos, the book also educates the reader on how to send photos through mms (picture messaging), email and Bluetooth; make adjustments on the device; download files to the computer; enhance photos; print and use software and accessories. The book contains over one hundred beautiful photos that were all taken with mobile phones. Initially the book will be released in The Netherlands. Publication rights for other countries will be sold at the upcoming Photokina.
Antig Technology, having revealed in CeBIT 2006 its SoC fuel cell module solutions for portable electronic devices, is coming back to Germany with its fuel cell strategic partners, Nan Ya Printed Circuit Boards (NY PCB), Asia Vital Components (AVC), and Syspotek at IFA 2006 to introduce the latest fuel cell design and solution services gear toward portable devices. All headquartered in Taiwan, the four strategic partners leverage the strong design and manufacturing capability of Taiwan / Greater China IT supply chain structure to solve the commercial bottleneck of the new energy technology - Fuel Cell. Together the team fulfills a complete fuel cell system from key components to the entire system.
Lowepro, the worldwide leader of protective cases and backpacks for imaging products and a 35-year history of industry firsts, will showcase the ideal companion for photographers who are looking for an all-in-one carrying solution for their digital SLR cameras and lenses as well as a notebook computer and personal accessories at Photokina 2006. Their contemporary colors and urban-styled exteriors make them the perfect travel companion for any photo enthusiast or student traveling to any destination. The backpack’s unique triple compartment design makes organizing equipment and personal gear easy. Its roomy rear compartment stores & protects notebook computers (fits most17 inches).
Lowepro, a leading manufacturer of protective cases and backpacks for cameras, notebook computers and other consumer electronics, will exhibit their line of digital camera bags at Photokina 2006. The bags are designed specifically for today’s digital photojournalists, news, and sports photographers. The new Stealth Reporter D-Series camera bags, through its unique water-resistant top zipper, gives photographers quick and easy access to camera gear to help them capture those extraordinary moments that happen in a split second. The new camera bags include the Stealth Reporter D650 AW and D550 AW with notebook computer compartments, and the D400AW, D300AW, D200AW and D100AW models.
Belkin, the exclusive worldwide accessories partner for Samsung MP3 players, today introduces accessories for the Samsung Z5, K5, and T9 players. The line includes an FM transmitter, car chargers, screen overlays, and an array of cases that help you enhance your Samsung listening experience whether in the car or in your home. The cases and screen overlays will be available in September 2006, while the rest of the line will be available in October 2006. Launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia will follow. It will also be on display at the 2006 IFA Show in Berlin, September 1-6, in Hall 4.2b at Booth 204a. The Screen Overlay for Samsung K5 and T9 is available for $14.99