OKI MC560 MFP Colored Printer

OKI Printing Solutions adds a new printer to its line of colored printers with the launch of MC560 Letter/A4 color multifunction product (MFP). Offering the best possible value in the Letter/A4 color MFP segment with faster monochrome printing speeds, better color output quality in brilliant HD (high-definition) Color and a lower total cost of ownership than all competitors’ models in its class, the MC560 MFP also features a compact design that will appeal to small-medium workgroups.

Serving as a replacement to the current C5550n MFP, the MC560 MFP allows customers to save money and valuable office space, while improving document workflow and increasing the effectiveness of business communications with a single workgroup device.

Highlights of the announcement:

  • The MC560 MFP is available at a competitive price point with a compact design, providing small-medium workgroups the opportunity to save money and the valuable office space associated with maintaining multiple devices
  • The new MFP features HD Color Technology with class-leading print resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi and superior monochrome print and copy speeds of 323 pages-per-minute (ppm)
  • The new MFP improves workgroup performance by consolidating the creation and distribution of documents with one easy-to-use device
  • The MC560 MFP consumes less energy than the equivalent number of single-function products, resulting in a reduced impact on the environment

The MC560 MFP is ideal for users focused on affordability and ease-of-use, with full functionality, reliability, fast print/copy speeds and flexible paper handling that can be shared in networked environments. With multi-tasking capabilities, as a standard added benefit in medium size workgroups, the MC560 MFP replaces the need for individual faxing, printing, copying and scanning devices. By replacing multiple single function devices with the full functioned MC560 MFP, workgroups can also save time, money and energy and help reduce their environmental impact, at the affordable price of $999.

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Shuttle X270V Linux Barebone PC

PC casings are getting smaller and while some may have limitations as far as assembling them into something different and powerful when the need arises, Shuttle has something to offer which may more than be a great design that can be mistaken for a game console.

Shuttle has announced a new machine, that is larger than the Wii for sure, but still compact enough to fit into an entertainment center or onto your desk called the X270V nettop. The little machine is designed to run openSUSE Linux and features an Intel Atom processor.

The machine uses the dual-core Atom 330 CPU at 1.6GHz and supports hyperthreading. The board has a single DDR2 DIMM supporting up to 2GB of RAM. Other features include HD 6-channel audio and support for a single 2.5-inch HDD. A slim DVD burner is optional with the system and DVI video out is featured. The PSU for the system is a 60W unit.

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iBUYPOWER Core i7/GTX 285

Here is something the gaming addicts are going to like. Welcome the iBUYPOWER Core i7/GTX 285 gamer supreme, the dream of any PC gamer. This advanced PC packs a punch with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 and 6GB of RAM (and a 64-bit version of Vista to take advantage of all of that). Buy yourself a nice high-res monitor, and you’ve got a solid combo that should be able to play today’s demanding games with all the bells on.

The Gamer Supreme is actually almost piece-for-piece identical to a system I just built myself, and for around the same price. I’ve been spending some quality time with the likes of Dawn of War 2, Empire: Total War and Far Cry 2 with the settings all the way up and no problems at all.

The 928i is being offered only through Newegg. As of this post, we couldn’t purchase the 928i, though iBUYPOWER assures us that it’s shipped its inventory, and the Supreme should show up in a day or two at most, if not tonight.

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Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard

What is hard to understand is why gamers need a special kind of keyboard to enjoy their gaming needs. Normally, a conservative PC owner would be wary of hitting the keys as hard as they can and use the traditional PC towards hardcore games. Apparently, to understand that need and to satisfy the demands, specialized keyboards are being manufactured such as this one from popular brand Logitech.

The Logitech G19 is the latest gaming keyboard from Logitech and the follow up to the successful G15. Whereas the G15 had a orange backlit LCD with nothing but monochrome content, the G19 gets a full-blown color LCD for watching video and showing game stats. If you are an avid gamer looking for a new and cool gaming keyboard, the Logitech G19 may be just what you want.

The Logitech G19 is packed with features including a tiltable color LCD called the GamePanel that sports a resolution of 320 x 240. The keys are backlit and the user can choose which keys are lit and which aren’t for a completely custom layout in a dark environment. Logitech designed the G19 so that it could accept input from five keys simultaneously.

If you have the scratch lying around to spend on the G19, it is hands down the coolest gaming keyboard that Logitech has ever produced. The G19 is equally at home gaming or typing your latest term paper and it looks really cool sitting on the desk as well.

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Bella HD Mouse

Normally, a mouse would not really be given much attention. As long as it aids the PC user in the proper interface to be able to perform necessary tasks in the gaming and work sector, nothing else really matters. But this new mouse, the Bella HD mouse seems to offer something different for the avid gamer and graphic editor users.

Bella bills this wireless RF pointing device as an HD Mouse, but its neat trick is not in its 1600 dots-per-inch rez or 3000 frames-per-second response. Aimed at video editors, it gives you gestural control, so when you move your wrist forward and back, or left to right (x and y axis), you can intuitively jog-shuttle through video clips.

Working on Macs and PCs, Bella’s software lets you create 20 presets for each piece of software you’re running, giving you lots of opportunities for customization of its five buttons. With its 20-foot range that can go through walls, we’re thinking of its possibilities with a home theater PC, shuttling through clips to find just the right spot, or programming in a volume control.

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Acrylic Cowboy PC Case

Normally, PC owners would want their internal peripherals such as the processor, motherboard and the hard disks to be properly installed and hidden inside the traditional PC casing. However, this casing is somewhat different. Normally we would see the casings coming in the transparent casing but this Acrylic Cowboy PC case certainly goes way beyond that. It exposes the actual parts and surely allows you to see how your computer peripherals are functioning.

Forget sleek aluminum monoliths from Lian-Li or Antec: this is where minimalism is about more than just looking pretty. The Acrylic Cowboy, previously a hard to find oddity, is now available in the U.S. for $76. It holds ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards, power supplies, and peripherals.

Just enough to hold your Motherboard (ATX and Micro ATX), your Power Supply, HDD and ODD, these Acrylic PC Case are extremely popular among Japanese Geeks. With the strict minimum this new DC-ACPCDP/B, give you on top of the basic ATX / Micro ATX 2 LED and a power OFF/ON, a reset button and one holder to carry around your setting.

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Acer Unveils Acer Aspire 8935G Notebook

Notebooks are quire in demand today and apparently there is another one in the market from Acer. This new notebook, the Acer Aspire 8935G Notebook joins the lines of new and middle class notebooks in the market today, specifically for business and multimedia purposes.

And with quite an array of notebooks being preferred mainly due to its mobility in being able to accommodate and be flexible in the various tasks needed by yuppies today, nothing beats the reliability of a tested brand like Acer.

Some specifications of the machine are not announced at this time. What we do know is that the machine will use Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs, run Windows Vista Home Premium, and sports a massive 18.4-inch LCD.

The LCD has 1920 x 1080p resolution and a Blu-ray burner is built-in to take advantage of that resolution. Other features include an 8-cell battery, backlit keyboard, graphics via ATI Radeon HD 4670 and more. The downside is that the machine is massive weighing in at 10.1 pounds. The 8935G is set to launch in June at unspecified pricing.

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New Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse Unveiled

Microsoft’s SideWinder family has a new member in their fold. The new product is the Microsoft SideWinder X3 Mouse, which combines gaming performance and versatile design at a value price of $39.95.

This ambidextrous, eight-button gaming mouse delivers comfort for either hand along with the performance features fans of SideWinder products know and love, including a 2,000 dots-per-inch (dpi) laser-tracking engine with on-the-fly dpi switching between high, medium and low sensitivity. The SideWinder X3 Mouse is easy on the wallet, but it does not skimp on performance, offering gamers a full set of features and launching them ahead of the competition.

The SideWinder X3 Mouse will be widely available in May for an estimated retail price of $39.95 (U.S.). The mouse is available now for pre-sale on Amazon.com and will ship in May when it is released.

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ACUMEN Releases New Line of Capture Cards

ACUMEN is scheduled to release a new line of capture cards aimed at expanding its current roster of supporting cameras for playback, recording and monitoring. The range of Ai capture cards has increased triple; 4- channel (Ai-SC145, Ai-SC347), 8-channel (Ai-SC185, Ai-SC383, Ai-SC387) and 16-channel (Ai-SC165, Ai-SC363, Ai-SC367).

Recording speed adjustment is in relation to the video resolution, from 7.5 / 6.25 to 15 / 12.5 (NTSC / PAL) frames per second with a fully loaded card. External capture card Ai-BOX, its dimensions are just like a 2.5” mobile disk. Ai-BOX is able to handle video from 4 cameras via a USB 2.0 connected to computer; it is very convenient for individuals. In addition to the worktops, microscopes, and telescopes, Ai-BOX is able to export videos from anywhere the camera monitors.

All new products provide the function of cellular phone monitoring that allows you to broadcast videos to cellular phones connected to the internet. New capture cards support Windows XP, Windows Vista and the 7.0 Linux.

Compression technology H. 264 and MJPEG are both utilized in the process of video compression for Ai new capture cards. Files are saved in the format of AVI (Audio-Video-Interleaved); and allow to be played on any media players. Varied capture card models support the possibility of audio and video for different purposes.

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New SDHC Video Cards Launched in India

Transcend has announced the launch of new SDHC video cards in India, designed for recording, storing, and playing back high definition video content. Weighing 2gm, the SDHC HD Video Cards are fully Class 6 compliant, which means they provide extremely fast data transfer speeds (guaranteed minimum write speed of 6MB/s) to assure quick reaction time when used in digital cameras and camcorders.

Transcend’s Class 6 SDHC HD Video Cards cater directly to digital camera and HD camcorder users by allowing faster image and video saving for improved overall camera response. Now available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities, the Video Cards are fully backed by Transcend’s 3-Year Warranty.

When recording in high quality 1920×1080 AVCHD format at 13Mbps compression rate, a 16GB Transcend SDHC HD Video Card can store 2 hours and 40 minutes of video content. Moreover, if slightly lower quality settings are used, the same 16GB card can record up to six full hours of high definition video.

It is compatible with SD 2.0 standards and features built-in Error Correcting Code (ECC) to detect and correct transfer errors. The video cards supports Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM), allow In System Programming (ISP) for updating firmware, support auto-standby, power-off and sleep modes, mechanical write-protection switch, and are RoHS compliant.

Transcend’s SDHC HD Video Cards (4GB) is priced at Rs 1,000, (8GB) at Rs 1,800 and (16GB) at Rs 3,500.

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