New Products from AOC, BlueAnt, Lenovo, Garmin

Monitor, Bluetooth headset, netbook, GPS navigator.

by / July 31, 2009
BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth headset Photo courtesy of BlueAnt

AOC offers a green, high-definition, ultra-thin 22-inch monitor. The AOC V22 widescreen, white-light-emitting diode display is equipped with two HDMI inputs, 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 2 millisecond response time. It also has integrated speakers, webcam and microphone, and a silver navigation ring that allows for control of its features with graphic on-screen display adjustments. The 18.5 mm profile monitor has 1680x1050 resolution, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool silver certification and is Energy Star-compliant. Photo courtesy of AOC

BlueAnt voice-controlled Bluetooth headset lets users avoid fiddling with phone buttons. The BlueAnt Q1 gives up to four hours of talk time and 100 hours standby time. Its voice control is embedded in the headset itself, instead of only supporting voice dial capabilities through the mobile phone's voice features. Dual microphones and voice isolation technology make calls clear in noisy environments. Users can connect two phones at once. Photo courtesy of BlueAnt

Lenovo presents its first 12-inch netbook. The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 includes a 12.1-inch screen, a full-size keyboard and NVIDIA ION graphics. It weighs 3 pounds and comes with up to 160 GB of storage, 1 GB of memory and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor. The netbook plays 1080 pixel high-definition video and carries up to six hours of battery life. The IdeaPad is Wi-Fi ready and 3G-capable with an ExpressCard slot to enable connectivity. Photo courtesy of Lenovo

The Garmin Oregon 550t with built-in camera offers touchscreen GPS. The Oregon 550t navigator is preloaded with 1:100,000 scale U.S. Geological Survey-comparable topographical maps for the nation in 3-D elevation perspective. The device creates geotagged images with its 4x zoom, 3.2 megapixel, waterproof digital camera. The Oregon 550t has 850 MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The device operates for 16 hours on a single charge. Photo courtesy of Garmin



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Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.