Technology products to splurge your green on!
Feb. 6, 2006 12:00 PM
Alienware Aurora ALX Desktop
Are you an extreme gamer with a high disposable income craving an out of body experience? Then look no further than the customized Alienware Aurora ALX desktop. The Aurora ALX features a AMD Athlon (TM) 64 FX-57 with Hypertransport Technology and an NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI, which together deliver multi-GPU performance for an unprecedented Man versus Machine gaming interaction. Take you gaming skills to the next level with jaw-dropping graphics, stunning sound with 7.1 multichannel audio, and cutting edge speed for live online games. Any troubleshooting is handled by the premium support and service that comes with the system.
Prices start at $4,399 and up; buy direct from Alienware.com
Sony Ericsson W800 Phone
Talk the talk, swing to the music, and snap pictures with the new Sony Ericsson W800. The W800 ships with a 512 MB memory stick that holds approximately 15 hours of music. The Disk2Phone software enables quick and convenient transfer of music CDs onto the phone via a PC. You can also tune into FM radio on the device. The phone is equipped with a 2.0-megapixel autofocus camera with an active lens cover, flashlight, and digital still camera interface. Also, it comes with embedded games and the ability to download additional games. The phone ring is played through the stereo headphones so you won’t miss a call. Defining cool just got easier.
Priced at $499 and available at www.shopwireless.sonyericsson.com
Sling Media’s SlingBox
Missing all of your favorite TV shows because of transcontinental jet setting for work or vacation? The Slingbox Personal Broadcaster will keep you from singing the blues. The Slingbox digitizes the programming from your cable or satellite box and streams it - in real time - to a remote PC. All you need is a Windows XP or Windows 2000 PC, running Sling’s SlingPlayer viewing software with broadband Internet access. The installation is seamless and the video quality is surprisingly good. Say auf wiederschauen to missing the latest episode of Project Runway!
Priced at $249 and available from Slingmedia.com
Kodak EasyShare-One Digital Camera
Can’t resist sharing your pictures with your friends and family instantly? With the Kodak EasyShare-One Digital Camera’s Wi-Fi adapter, you can e-mail your pictures as soon as you have snapped them. The camera can be configured to connect with any available Wi-Fi networks. It has a 3X Schneider-Kreuznach zoom lens, a 4-megapixel CCD, and huge 3-inch touchscreen LCD display, which makes taking great pictures easy even in most demanding situations. The EasyShare interface system makes it “easy” to organize and share photos.
Priced at $599 and available at Amazon.com
Sony AIBO Entertainment Robot
Sony’s new AIBO robot will literally dance his way into your heart. This robo pet not only has new tricks up its sleeve, but has a lively personality to match as well. Watch AIBO’s personality evolve with interaction and pampering into your perfect pet companion. Not only does man’s best friend work overtime to remind you of birthdays and appointments, but he will also snap pictures on command and e-mail them to you. Warning! You are very likely to get emotionally attached to AIBO.
Priced at $2,099 and available at www.sonystyle.com
HP Photosmart 475 Printer
Bundle your digital camera purchase with the new HP Photosmart 475 GoGo Photo Printer that stores up to 1,000 photos internally. Plus, it lets you print true-to-life 5 x 7” photos, as well as 4 x 6” prints and panoramas!
Priced at $ 279.99 at www.hp.com