Samsung Monitor Videoconference-Ready
The upcoming 225UW, Samsung's 22-inch Syncmaster monitor, is equipped for videoconferencing with a 2-megapixel Web cam, speakers, microphone, a 2-port USB hub and DVI/analog connections. According to Gizmodo.com, the LCD monitor has 1,680 x 1050 resolution and a 700:1 contrast ratio, and pricing will be $449.
Miniature Projection Display Moves Forward
Light Blue Optics (www.lightblueoptics.com), a UK company that is working on development of miniature projection display systems, announced last week that its products will be used to create advanced displays in partnership with an aerospace and defense company called Thales, also in the UK. Light Blue Optics' technology will be on display at the Society of Information Display show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., May 20-25.
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Keyboards Finally Safe From Cats
Do you have a fat cat who wanders over your keyboard just as you're creating an essential slide? Or worse, who lies down on your keyboard while you're participating in a WebEx seminar? Your salvation awaits, in the form of (no, really) the Kitty Keyboard Kover. For just $24.95, you can purchase a plexiglass bridge that covers your keyboard but leaves room for you to type.
The copy on the Web site is wonderfully understated, and clearly these folks will make no claims they can't back up. "Made from 1/4 inch acrylic (plexiglass), the cover easily supports a 16 lb (quite large) cat. It also, to a certain extent, helps keep all the kitty hair and dust and dirt out of the keyboard." Pictures abound of Valentiny, a large orange tabby whose overbearing but affectionate ways probably led to the invention. Even if you don't have a cat, you'll get quite a laugh from the photos on kittykeyboardkover.com.