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Acer K11 Pico Projector
Acer's K11 Pico Projector measures 122 millimeters by 116 mm, and weighs 610 grams. It can project images up to 2.54 m across the diagonal, with a contrast ratio of 2000 to 1. It has an SD Card slot and USB, composite video, VGA and HDMI inputs, but a native resolution of only 858 by 600 pixels. The light source is an LED, which means the projector can be unplugged and packed up without needing time to cool off.
Netgear's Superfast Powerline Networking Gear
Netgear announced a slew of products, including next-generation powerline and advanced multimedia-optimized Wi-Fi products at CeBIT.
The Powerline AV 500 and AV+ 500 Adapter Kits will be among the first to comply with the IEEE draft P1901 standard for powerline products. Current HomePlug AV products are rated to top out at 200mbps (but real world speeds are more in the 100mbps range). Powerline products use existing electrical circuitry and therefore require no additional network wiring; they are also generally more reliable than wireless for streaming media.
A giant trampoline couch in the Webciety area at CeBIT 2010. This is where the "latest solutions, services and technologies in online business" are on display. How very dot com.
The Tunebug Shake is an alternative to headphones: connect it to a music player using Bluetooth or the 3.5mm jack socket, and it will transmit sound through your cycle helmet while allowing you to stay in touch with your environment. It comes with two mounts: a strap (pictured) and a clip Tunebug calls the Gecko that is better suited to helmets with fewer slots, such as those for snowboarding. It attaches to three self-adhesive Velcro pads that you stick to the helmet.
Soccer-playing robots draw crowds at CeBIT 2010.
eSlick PS Reader
Foxit Software will release a new version of its eSlick e-book reader, which has been redesigned to fit a bit better in a pocket, in about seven weeks. The eSlick PS -- which stands for "pocket size' -- has a six-inch screen and is slightly wider and shorter than its predecessor, the eSlick Reader. The eSlick PS will come in white and black and will cost around US$260, although Foxit hopes to eventually drop the price to less than $200.
LG GS500 Cookie Plus
The LG GS500 Cookie Plus contains software to connect to Facebook and Twitter, a 3 megapixel camera, an FM radio and a digital music player. It has a 3-inch, 400x240-pixel touchscreen and a slot for MicroSD Cards up to 16MB in capacity. It can connect to 3G networks, downloading data at up to 3.6M bps over HSDPA. It will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010.
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