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Vimali Swamy
Friday, February 1, 2008
Sony Ericsson MBW-150 Bluetooth Watch
Now when you thought that mobile phone accessories could not get cooler, Sony Ericsson launches a new watch that can be linked to their mobile phones via bluetooth. Sony Ericsson’s MBW-150 Bluetooth watch sports features like call handling, music playback controls and the ability to display caller ID. The Watch also displays song information on its organic LED (OLED) display and vibrates to alert about an incoming text message or call, or if the phone is getting out of the Bluetooth range.

A sleek timepiece with a classic analog face and a small OLED display, it is available in Classic, Music, and Executive editions and costs about Rs. 6,000.

CardScan 600cx
Those who often end up rummaging for hours to find contacts from business cards can now heave a sigh of relief. CardScan 600cx, a business card reader, scans information from business cards into the correct fields of an electronic address book. So now one can build a database of vital contacts without typing, either in CardScan’s address book, in Outlook, or in any other popular contact manager. Over 50 software features help one search, sort, and use contact information efficiently.

CardScan 600cx can scan about 15 cards per minute and is easily compatible with Palm Desktop, Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, GoldMine, Palm OS, Smart Phones, and Windows Mobile devices. It is available at Rs. 12,500 excluding taxes.

Transcend Multi-Card Reader M5
Transcend has introduced its Multi-Card Reader M5 which reads almost every memory card currently available in the market and allows fast and easy transfer of music, videos, photos, and documents at a rate of 480Mb/s through its high speed USB 2.0 interface. To avoid confusion and save time, each card slot is clearly labeled on the top of the reader, a feature many a times missing in other card readers. Priced at Rs. 700, it comes with a two-year warranty and is available in two colors – pink and ivory.

Apple Mac Pro
Apple has introduced a new Mac Pro with eight processor cores and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor. With two of Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running unto 3.2 GHz, the new Mac Pro also features powerful new graphics and an internal storage of 4TB, making it the fastest Mac from Apple. It is ideal for creative professionals, 3D digital content creators, and scientists.

The standard 8-core configuration starts at just Rs. 1,57,300 and will soon be available at select Apple Authorized Reseller stores.

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