Product News: Bluetooth headset, Sony laptop and Dell PC

6 Jun 2006

This week we feature a Plantronics Voyager headset (pictured), Sony Vaio laptop and Dell Precision PC in our product round-up.

Plantronics Voyager 510
What is it? Headset
Price: €156

Plantronics has debuted the world’s first VOIP-optimised Bluetooth headset solution. The headset enables provides seamless switching between PC-based softphones and mobile phone calls.
The Voyager 510-USB features a plug-and-play USB Bluetooth voice adapter allowing the headset to be used with a PC without installing any Bluetooth software – simplifying set-up considerably. Additionally, the Voyager headset has multipoint technology allowing the headset to be shared between a mobile phone and PC so a call can be taken from either at the touch of a button.
“As VoIP communication becomes increasingly relevant in today’s work environment, where professionals conduct business in the car, at coffee houses and airports across the world, there is strong demand for greater set-up and device simplification,” said Paul Dunne, country manager at Plantronics Ireland.

Sony Vaio FJ3
What is it? Laptop
Price: €1,237

The slim, stylish and colourful third-generation FJ3-Series consumer notebook now boasts more and faster memory, larger hard disks and a new DVD drive.
Despite a slim and highly portable format, the FJ3’s widescreen 14.1-inch display delivers a superior viewing experience for movies and general use alike. X-black LCD screen enhancement means stronger colours, sharper contrast and effective reflection reduction.
The integrated Sony Motion Eye video cam gives you the crucial tool you need for video calls on the go, and there’s even a pre-installed copy of Skype 2.0 to get you started with VoIP.

Dell Precision 490
What is it? Desktop PC
Price: €2,613

Dell has unveiled the new generation of its Precision workstations for customers in Europe. The Dell Precision 690 and the Dell Precision 490 workstations feature the latest dual-core Intel Xeon technology, a new, faster and more scalable memory architecture and the latest dual graphics. These combine to deliver performance gains over previous models of up to 45pc on single-threaded applications and up to 155pc on multithreaded applications.
“Customers want higher performance and memory capacity, particularly when running compute-intensive applications or dealing with extremely large or detailed images such as mechanical design and seismic data analysis,” said Greg Tierney, product marketing manager, Dell Ireland.

By John Kennedy