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Bose SoundDock Digital Music System Blasts Your iPod Loud

Bose SoundDock Digital Music SystemWith the Bose SoundDock Digital Music System, the true beauty of the songs in your iPod MP3 player can be revealed. While it is true that the standard earphones aren’t really half as bad, they just can’t deliver the level of depth and detail that only true speaker systems can deliver.

Plus, with speakers, others will be able to join in on the musical fun as well. So without further ado, I urge you to put your ears close to the Bose SoundDock Digital Music System and get ready to be blown away by the sound.

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Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless Keyboard

The Mini Keyboard RemoteWhat makes the Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless Keyboard special is that it is a dual-purpose device that can serve as a visually-pleasing Media Center navigator and work as the traditional QWERTY keyboard for your personal computer.

Its clamshell design looks good even on your coffee table just as any remote control, and will be just right for your hands, especially since it weighs less than half a pound and has dimensions less than an inch high and about six inches long. If you want the most effective way to enjoy your Media Center PC-based home theater, then you should get this two-in-one controller from Logitech.

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Call and Play: Sony Ericsson Bluetooth HBH-DS970 Stereo Headset

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth HBH-DS970 Stereo Headset-If you want a Bluetooth device that allows you to listen to music and conveniently take calls, then you should definitely try the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth HBH-DS970 Stereo Headset.

This headset will redefine the way you use your phone and MP3 player since it has the ability to stream music and handle calls via Bluetooth.

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Big Sound, Small Headphones: Sennheiser PC 156 USB Headset

Sennheiser PC 156 USBMore than its interactive elements, the true gamer knows that the real gaming experience is not just a visual experience but an audio one as well. However spectacular a monitor is in displaying images, to fully enjoy a game the way that the developers intended requires no less than a powerful sound system.

Of course, there are a few things to consider when it comes to sound. For one, there is a chance that the place you live in simply won’t allow a 5.1 or a 7.1 surround sound setup (think neighbors). Thankfully, there is a great alternative to a full sound setup: The Sennheiser PC 156 USB Noise Canceling Headset works great.

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Move, Manipulate, and Feel elements of your game: the Novint Falcon

Novint Falcon Game ControllerGet ready for the Novint Falcon. This isn’t your average joystick, but an entirely new type of game controller.

Designed to replace your mouse or joystick ingame, the Falcon is essentially a small robot. The Novint Falcon Game Controller allows you to experience true virtual touch in a way that’s unlike any controller in history.

Real-time Tactile Interaction with your Gaming Reality

The Novint Falcon allows you to actually feel textile high fidelity, three dimensional force feedback. Novint Falcon Game ControllerYou move the Falcon’s controller right and left, forward and back (just like a mouse) but you can also move it up and down. When you move the free floating detachable grip and interact with a virtual object, the Falcon’s motors resist your movements creating the texture, shape, weight, dimension and dynamics relative to the game. These motors update approximately 1000 times a second, staying current with the displayed image on the screen.

Because the three dimensional feedback and interaction with the game causes the user to develop real physical manipulation skills (instead of just punching a macro key or clicking the mouse), the Novint Falcon adds an entirely new, ultra-realistic aspect of the game. While 3D imaging is nothing new, Novint’s technology transforms the user experience by adding realistically rendered tactile 3D touch to Computer Gaming.

Novint is pioneering all kinds of 3D touch products for the consumer market, the Novint Falcon being the flagship and introductory offering. In the past, the relative cost of 3D dimensional touch applications (also referred to as “Haptic” devices) made this kind of equipment impractical for consumer use. The best part about the Novint Falcon: It’s designed to be affordable for regular consumers.

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Hard Drive Stacks Ready to Go

ult33051-main.jpgThe technology-solutions provider Ultra Products has been striving to provide a wide range of high quality products and services for some time now. Actually, it is the company’s mission to be the best in its field, offering superior, innovative products at great value that ensure maximum customer satisfaction, and the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure is yet another example of how they accomplish this mission every day!.

Thanks to the innovative minds of the people at Ultra, anyone can finally configure their hard drive setup just the way they want it. Each Stackable unit can be operated separately, giving you the freedom to purchase only the parts you need. The Ultra Stackable product line offers three different models to choose from: IDE to USB 2.0, IDE to USB 2.0 or FireWire, and SATA to USB 2.0 or ESATA.

It is better to get the best out of both worlds, so a USB 2.0 model with the Firewire functionality is a smarter choice. Although the USB 2.0 transfer rate is 80 Mbps faster than the Firewire’s rate of 400Mbps, getting two interfaces will serve you well in the long run.

Aside from the plug and play USB 2.0 and Firewire Interface feature, the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure supports support 3.5″ ATA 133/100/66 Hard Drives and a maximum capacity of 750 GB.

Anyone can use the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure because its minimum system requirements include Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, or Vista, Mac OS 9 and above, and a CDROM drive for driver installation. Also, the drive enclosure comes with a user’s manual, warranty registration card, drivers for Windows 98, an AC adaptor, a 5 foot USB 2.0 cable, a 5 foot FireWire cable, and two vertical brackets and four soft feet for horizontal stacking. The back of the enclosure features a 30mm active cooling fan, an on/off toggle switch, two 1394 FireWire Ports a USB 2.0 port and a DC power port. So, power can come from the included power adapter or directly from the Ultra stackable 180-Watt Multi-outlet DC 12V Power Center. The inclusion of two 1394 FireWire ports allows for up to three FireWire devices to be joined together. This promises a convenient way to add a couple more FireWire enclosures to the stack for compatible systems.

What makes personalization of hard drives through this stackable product a great buy is that its maker is offering a one year limited warranty on every 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure. And as if that is not great enough, that warranty can be upgraded to cover three years just by registering the product on the Ultra Products website.

Being smart, portable and practical, the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure is promising to be another one of Ultra Products’ breakthrough devices that give customers great value for their money.

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Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Special Edition Webcam

Logitech 960-000016 QuickCam Ultra Vision Special Edition WebcamAre you having difficulty hearing your loved one via your webcam? Or are you tired of seeing them on your computer monitor in low quality and in slow motion? Thanks to the technological advancements from Logitech, you can now kiss your old webcam problems goodbye.  

Logitech’s new QuickCam Ultra Vision Special Edition boasts 5 precision-engineered lens elements that let you experience twice the clarity of images compared to a conventional webcam, as well as capture HD videos at 960×720 resolution.

Capturing the Future:

Image enhancement technology of the Logitech QuickcamAlong with the help of a 1.3-megapixel sensor and RightLight™2 Technology, you can enjoy natural-looking and distortion-free images under virtually any light condition.  Apart from outclassing the other webcams available in the market with its superior image-capture capability, the QuickCam® Ultra Vision Special Edition also offers quality audio technology for pure customer satisfaction. Its built-in microphone with Logitech’s RightSound™ technology removes echoes and distracting background noise, thus allowing you to communicate freely without a headset as if you were talking to someone in the same room! 

Change the way you image appears with Logitech Video EffectsAside from the above-mentioned features, you can use the Logitech Video Effects to personalize your video conversations. Logitech Video Effects takes video conversation to a whole new level with animated avatars that imitate your facial expressions and head movement Face accessories allow you to change how you look on screen as well. Conveniently, you can use these avatars with instant messaging programs like Windows® Live messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, and AOL Instant Messenger. The QuickCam® Ultra Vision Special Edition not only be gets credit for clear images and sound, it also deserves kudos for design and appearance.

Premium Logitech Design Quality

Its sleek, premium-quality build makes this webcam a wonderful accessory to install. Its two-tone exterior complements your desktop with chrome accents and neutral dark colors. It also has a flexible clip that lets you use it on either a flat surface, a monitor, or a flat-panel display.  

Logitech Quickcam 5-part Lens AssemblyAnd as if all this wasn’t enough, the QuickCam Ultra Vision Special Edition also features an extra-large lens embedded in a rotating body for easier image capture. It also has a snapshot button for still pictures, an activity light that indicates when you’re “live,” and a video preview button that lets you check your image before joining a video call. This preview button actually mirrors your image without having to launch additional software. 

With all these wonderful extras, you’re sure to get your money’s worth. The QuickCam® Ultra Vision Special Edition webcam not only makes poor-quality images and sound a thing of the past, but also introduces you to the benefits that future Logitech innovations have to offer.

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By Ethel Kay Merioles

The Art of Noise Reduction: Sound Canceling Headsets for Your PC

Gone are the days of free headphones passed out on airplanes. I still have mine—they work just fine for the low-tech applications that I use them for: mainly to tie the two separated ends of my broken desktop lamp together. Any way you hear it, headphones (and their microphone-equipped counterparts, the headset) have come a long way. One of the most impressive technologies to be developed into a consumer goods phenomenon is that of the Noise Canceling earpieces.

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Quick Tips: Setting Up Your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) – The Right Way!

APC - RS BR900VA Back-UPSSetting up a UPS is actually pretty simple, but there is a sequence that you must follow to ensure proper protection and power supplied to the devices connected. We’ll show you the steps to connecting your UPS – The Right Way!

The importance of power protection to your PC and other electronic devices is absolutely crucial. Our homes are constantly bombarded by electrical surges and brown outs. Every time your refrigerators compressor starts, there’s a surge in your home’s electrical system that can affect other electronic devices connected to wall outlets. The necessity of having a UPS becomes even more critical when

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