Product News: Sony Ericsson phone, Epson projector and Oki colour printer


30 May 2006

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Products we are previewing this week include the Sony Ericsson V630i phone, Epson EMP TW600 projector (pictured) and Oki C5000 colour printer.

Sony Ericsson V630i
What is it? Mobile phone
Price: €TBC

The V630i 3G phone from Sony Ericsson, exclusively with Vodafone, has a range of multimedia features and comes with a 256MB Memory Stick Micro card that can store up to 230 tracks.

A simpler design for the user interface lets the user navigate around the phone with the minimum of clicks. Other features include a built-in 2MP camera with digital zoom and a 1.9-inch colour screen.

The handset has a dedicated hard key for single-click access to the music player at any time and it handles all of the main music download formats, so that it can import music from a PC that originated from a variety of music services or directly from the user’s own CD collection.

Epson EMP-TW600
What is it? Projector
Price: €2,000

Home cinema enthusiasts can recreate the theatre experience with the new Epson EMP-TW600 projector, which will work with a high-definition signal.

The unit’s sleek finish befits a piece of home entertainment gear and it features a W-XGA resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). It accepts signals from a TV, PC, DVD player, digital camera, games console or digital set-top box.

According to Epson, the EMP-TW600 can display at 60-inch screen size from a distance of just 1.5 metres. The cinema filter feature adjusts settings according to surroundings to give bright images in a light room or optimum contrast in a darkened space.

OKI C5000 Series
What is it? Colour printers
Price: From €724

OKI Printing Solutions’ new A4 range of digital colour page printers, the C5600, C5700 and C5900 series comprises eight models, offering fast and affordable colour/mono output for workgroups or small businesses.

Colour page costs can be managed effectively using Print Control software, allowing businesses to monitor and track access to colour output. Oki claims that in black and white mode, the cost per copy prices are comparable to mono-only workgroup devices.

The C5600 and C5700 Series can print at 32ppm (mono) 20ppm (colour), with the first mono page out in only eight seconds.

The four models in the C5900 Series offer 26ppm (colour) and 32ppm (mono), with up to 930 sheets paper capacity and large capacity consumables.

By Gordon Smith