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New gadgets available in Phnom Penh

New gadgets available in Phnom Penh


Watch is also a mobile phone

Move over, wristwatches. Now users can carry a whole computer on their wrists, using a new Wrist Mobile Phone offered by USC Technology Center.

The size of an ordinary wristwatch, the Wrist Mobile Phone offers a 1.3-inch 260K TFT touch screen, Bluetooth wireless data transmission (with headset), Memory Phonebook Advanced, Photocall, and a 1.3 megapizels CMOS camera.

The device supports FM, a SIM card,, a TF card, incoming call vibration, 7 colours light, MP3 and MP4 player, handwriting, touch screen, and intelligenct pronunciation digital dialing.

Ringtone types include 64 channel polyphonic ringtones, MP3 ringtone, and Record ringtone.

The Wrist Mobile Phone supplies network 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/100 (two antennas for choice), a free 1 GB TF card, USB data transmission, recording, PIM including calendar, SMS, MMS, GPRS, and 3.7 volt polymer battery with 4.2 volt charge limit.

It also supports GPRSWAPSTK and the following languages: English, French, Arabic, Russian, German, Italian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, and traditional Chinese.

With 100 hours stand-by time and up to 150 minutes talk time, the Wrist Mobile Phone comes with mobile phone charger, Bluetooth headset charger, wristband, data line, and battery.

Interactive Pen:  Digital Note Taker & Mouse

Ever wish your pen could remember what you have written, when you cannot? Now it can, through INOTE, a new system for education and business.

The first device ever made to capture natural handwriting from any paper, and store it in the receiver, INOTE requires no special paper, notepad or special ink. Through handwriting recognition software, the pen turns handwriting into digital text. Now it is no need to carry a laptop all the time. Just write on regular paper and upload the writing when convenient.

Able to recognize the user’s handwriting and store it in memory, INOTE helps everyone from designers, businessmen, managers, and scientists to students and teachers. INOTE operates in two modes – either connected by USB cable, or unconnected to a computer.

In mobile mode, INOTE lets the user take notes at a meeting and store them with no computer needed. Then the user simply uploads text, emails it, and files it once connected to a computer. In online mode, plugged into a USB port, INOTE works as a PC compatible pen.

INOTE stores handwritten input into a hard or flash drive in real time with accuracy of 0.2 mm and synchronizes with a PC or notebook to store, organize, edit, or share material. The users can annotate or write directly into Microsoft Office applications, using regular paper, and store over 100 A4 pages.

Other features include a rechargeable battery and LCD status indication, full mouse functionality when working online, a Notes Manager Application, and optional handwriting recognition. INOTE runs on Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4), Microsoft Windows XP (SP2), and Microsoft Windows Vista.

Portable movie theatre in a pair of glassed

Now you can carry a movie theatre in a pair of glasses, thanks to the EVG 920D CD Glasses video eyewear from the USC Technology Center. The glasses let users enjoy private theatre or amazing PC games anywhere, at any time, and offer a user-friendly operation button for fast and easy control.

Especially designed for PSP games and for comfortable viewing without eye irritation or eyestrain, the glasses provide an 80-inch virtual screen with a 35-degree diagonal visual angle, using a unique non-spherical optical system with dual video channels and striking 3D stereoscopic capability, plus 2D/3D switching at one touch. A USB interface lets users upload files easily.

The glasses have 640*480 resolution and support up to 1024*7687, with CVBS video input and PC-HV signal. The video system has an NTSC/PAL auto switch, dual track stereo, and low power consumption (less than 1.1W). A 1000mAh Li-ion batter supplies 3 to 4 hours power duration when fully charged. Users have a choice of OSD languages:  English, French, German, Spanish, and Korean.

The system weighs a mere 0.75 kg and comes in silver or red. Accessories include eye patch, wire control, nose clip, AV cables, USB charger, VGA signal cable, video cable, and PSP cable.

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