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An elegantly small, intuitive and powerful interface for input and information access with a variety of devices. It solves the keyboard limitations that until now have stood in the way of achieving the objective of information access anytime, anywhere and from any device. It also replaces device interfaces that are awkward, space inefficient, time-consuming to learn and inappropriate for wireless computing because they are based on keyboard layouts that are over 100 years old and technologies that are nearly fifty years old.
FrogPad is a standard USB plug-and-play keyboard and can be used with wearable PC’s, Tablets, DeskTops, Laptops, Linux, and MACs (OS 9) and above. It has a cable connector for both a standard PC and all USB host applications, the USB cable is also used for recharging the battery inside the keyboard so that it can be used wirelessly. The Bluetooth FrogPad can also be connected and used with all Bluetooth-enabled MAC’s and PC’s and there are also beta drivers for use with Mobile phones and PDA’s.
– Gennum Bluetooth wireless technology enabled solution
– Bluetooth HID profile
– 2.4 Ghz operating frequency
– 10m (30 feet) range
– Integrated rechargeable battery (via USB)
– Portable with all the functions of a full-sized keyboard
– Single-handed use with full-sized keys
– Compatible with devices using the Bluetooth HID profile
– 3″ x 5″ compact size
– Dimensions: 5.60″ x 3.73″ x 0.66″ (0.35″ Corner Radius)
The price of the FrogPad Bluetooth Keypad is $149.99
Alienware has introduced its new model Area-51 ALX that utilizes the new P2 Full-Tower Case of the company and that features the new Intel Core 2 Extreme processor Extreme X6800, SLI configuration with two NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX or QUAD SLI with 2 GeForce 7950 GX2 videocards, Ageia PhysX Processing Unit and more. The new Area-51 ALX is just about what every gamer (and not only) always dreamt of having in his home, and I’m not talking only about the cool look…
But wait, there is more… Alienware Area-51 ALX comes by default with a 24″ Dell UltraSharp Widescreen Flat Panel monitor (1920 x 1200 resolution), but you can choose up to a 30″ Dell monitor with resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Alienware utilizes an exclusive liquid dual zone chilling system that keeps your central and graphics processors running cool and quiet. The power supply is a high-end 850W Multi-GPU Approved that is able to provide enough juice for just about every component in the case. There are 2 gigabytes of ram by default, but you can get a system with 4GB in total…
The price of the Alienware Area-51 ALX starts at about $5,999 and goes up depending on what configuration you choose.
Integra has introduced the NVS-7.7 Integrated Media Center, a purpose-built multimedia PC engineered for custom installers who want to avoid the installation, configuration, and chronic customer service issues common to open-platform PC-focused systems and software.
The Integra NVS-7.7 features Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system running on a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Dual 820 processor and 1 GB of DDR memory. A 400 GB hard drive is included for storage of a complete library of audio and video files. It includes Intel’s VIIV technology to capture, store, and distribute a complete range of media formats throughout the home, including WMV HD, MPEG -1/-2/-4, DivX, JPEG, WMA, MP3, AAC, and PCM.
The NSV-7.7 includes both digital ATSC and analog NTSC tuners for recording and playback of TV broadcasts, and an FM tuner for radio broadcasts. The front-loading DVD/CD tray can be used to capture video recorded on DVD, DVD +/-R/RW, CD-R/RW, VCD and data based optical discs. Additionally, a multi-format front-panel 8-in-1 card reader is included for use with portable storage media, including SD/MS, MS-Pro, and Smart/Flash memory cards. For further expansion and integration, there are four USB 2.0 ports, and high speed Serial ATA-II port for support of storage transfer speed up to 1.5 GB/second.
Integra has designed the NVS-7.7 to be fully compatible with RS-232 and IP-based control systems, making it much easier for installers to offer media PC integration with their whole-house system installations. The NSV-7.7 includes DVI, VGA and component video outputs that are compatible with high definition video. There are also S-Video, and composite video outputs for connection to complete range of video displays. For network distribution, the media center is compatible with all Integra Net-Tune Clients for streaming audio, and content can be shared with other Windows MCE platform devices via a standard Ethernet network.
For Audio reproduction, the NS-V7.7 features an exclusive Integra-designed audio card that includes high quality Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit DACs with the company’s acclaimed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) for smoother and more detailed stereo analog output. It is also the world’s first media server product to include Dolby Master Studio technology suite for complete 7.1-channel surround sound processing, including Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Live, ProLogic IIx, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Virtual Speaker processing.
The suggested retail price of Integra NVS-7.7 is $3000.