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Everything Digital, Well Almost: 

Everything Digital, Well Almost Bill Flaherty Spotsylvania County Schools [email protected] http://www.scs.k12.va.us/presentations/EverythingDigital

10.5" X-Large Digital Photo Frame: 

10.5' X-Large Digital Photo Frame FEATURES: Displays digital pictures Plays MP3 music Plays MPEG 1, 2 or 4 Movie files with sound 720x480 Resolution Supports up to 12 Mega Pixel image files IR Remote Control Price: $179.00 http://www.thinkgeek.com/

Fly Pentop Computer : 

Fly Pentop Computer FEATURES: Computer in a pen Talks to students Limited software with more to come Price: $99.00 http://www.flypentop.com/


HD TV - What is it? Why do I want it?: 

HD TV - What is it? Why do I want it? High resolution digital images Multiple channels of digital sound Clearer wider picture with surround sound Consumer camera - 200,000 pixels Standard broadcast camera - 500,000 pixels HD broadcast camera 2,200,000 pixels HD image is 16:9 ratio vs. standard 4:3

HD TV - What is it? Why do I want it?: 

HD TV - What is it? Why do I want it? TV that is HD capable Has the ability to display high resolution images Has an HD tuner, HD capable – tuner build in HD ready – need an HD signal from another source Resolution is a minimum of 720 lines Over three times the resolution of a standard broadcast Twice the resolution of DVD quality picture Broadcast needs to be in HD – still limited Different cables Component video DVI HDMI Difference between 720i and 720p


TIVO FEATURES: It’s a hard drive based VCR! New higher end models Includes DVD Burning Tivo ToGo can be used to download your shows from your Tivo to your Palm, Cell, iPod, Laptop, or PSP Can browse Yahoo and send a record request to your Tivo! Web-based login so you can change recording options and delete shows you know you are not going to watch Records more than one show at once Many Satellite and Cable companies now offer their units with Tivo built in Price: $??.?? http://www.tivo.com

Sling Media: 

Sling Media FEATURES: External box that hooks up to your TV and then to the Internet You then log into your sling anywhere on the Internet and watch your shows! A modem connection would be scary! Also allows you to watch live TV. Perfect for when you have more choices at home than the hotel TV Price: $129 http://us.slingmedia.com

AVerMedia UltraTV USB 300 : 

AVerMedia UltraTV USB 300 FEATURES: High Speed USB 2.0 Interface Fully Resizable TV Window (up to Full Screen) Full band Antenna andamp; Cable TV Tuner Supports color adjustments Parental Channel Lockout 16-Channel Preview Auto Scan and Full Channel Scan Album feature for still image capture Save image to BMP, JPG, TIF, PCX format (up to 1600 x 1200) Price: $66.99 http://www.aver.com/products/tvtuner_UltraTV_USB_300.shtml#2

JVC DVD with Memory Card Slots : 

JVC DVD with Memory Card Slots FEATURES: Built-in memory card slot to read SD/MMC, Compact Flash, Smart Media, XD and Memory Stick Plays DVD Video,DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video Format), CD, CD-R/RW, SVCD, VCD, JPEG, WMA/MP3, MPEG-4, DivX, SD/MMC, Memory Stick, Compact Flash, XD, and Smart Media Express Play start Component Video, Composite Video, and S-Video terminals Multi-brand remote control Coaxial digital outputs for PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS Video output DVD Component Video output S-Video output A/V COMPU LINK Price: $99 http://www.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL027230andamp;pathId=10andamp;page=5

LG RC797T VCR/DVD Recorder: 

LG RC797T VCR/DVD Recorder FEATURES: Supports DVD-to-VCR dubbing and Super VHS Quasi Playback (SQPB) One touch dubbing Records re-writable DVDS Tuner allows you to record directly from antenna Plays DVD, DVD+R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA and JPEG formats; also plays VHS tapes Price: $299 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8251535andamp;st=lg+vcr+dvdandamp;type=productandamp;id=1169512521998


Powermid FEATURES: Great for stereos with speakers in multiple rooms Works through doors, walls, even entire floors Transmitter blinks a red light to indicate that it received your command Price: $54.95 http://www.smarthome.com/8210.html

RCA Wireless Digital Video Sender : 

RCA Wireless Digital Video Sender FEATURES: Price: $149.95 http://www.rca.com/product/viewmodellist/browseproduct/0,2589,CI20015,00.html?

Plextor Convertx : 

Plextor Convertx FEATURES: Price: $47.97 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo= 1524790andamp;Sku=P67-1200andamp;SRCCODE=GOOPRODandamp;CMP=OTC-FROOGLE

Ultimate Wireless : 

Ultimate Wireless FEATURES: Fully supports VGA, Macintosh G3, G4, G4 Cube, iMac and iMac DV 2.4 GHz wireless transmission of video and stereo audio (requires stereo soundcard) ISM Band range of 2414 ~ 2468 Ghz Four selectable channels Typical operating range of 125 - 150 feet Price: $149.99 http://grandtec.com/ultimatewireless.htm

HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC: 

HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC FEATURES: Lightweight 5.5 hours of battery life Convertible Price: See HP Folks http://www.hp.com/

Remote Point Presenter: 

Remote Point Presenter FEATURES: Dedicated slide Forward, Back and Hide keys Laser pointer 360-degree cursor control Patented ClickTrigger User-assignable 'hot key' Toolkit of presentation effects 32 megabytes of onboard RAM Price: $199 http://interlinkelec.com/

Presentation Pilot Pro: 

Presentation Pilot Pro FEATURES: Dedicated slide Forward, Back and Hide keys Laser pointer 360-degree cursor control Patented ClickTrigger Right and left mouse click buttons 50' omni-directional range USB receiver fits in remote control body for easy transport. Price: $69 http://interlinkelec.com/

GoSpeak! With Wireless Microphone : 

GoSpeak! With Wireless Microphone FEATURES: Portable Master volume Line volume Mute Microphone Line in Line out Weighs less that 5 pounds 40 watt speakers Price: $599 http://interlinkelec.com/

Wireless Sound System : 

Wireless Sound System FEATURES: Portable Rechargeable or plugs into standard socket Built-in cassette deck Clip-on microphone Wireless transmitter 40W amplifier 8' speaker broadcasts to 250 people – indoors or outdoors Separate volume controls for up to 3 microphones Price: $707 http://shoplet.com/

Panasonic PV-GS35 MiniDV Camcorder : 

Panasonic PV-GS35 MiniDV Camcorder FEATURES: Input for external microphone 30x optical zoom 640x480 jpeg capture Price: $369.95 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

Nikon Coolpix S1: 

Nikon Coolpix S1 FEATURES: 3x optical zoom 5 MP resolution durable stainless steel shooting modes multi-zone focus View photos on TV and recharge using the included dock Price: $299 http://www.nikonusa.com/

Canon Powershot S3 IS : 

Canon Powershot S3 IS FEATURES: 6.0 effective megapixel resolution 12 x optical zoom P, S, A, M and scene modes Movie mode ISO: 80 - 800 SD Memory Card Price: $389 http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailActandamp;fcategoryid=144andamp;modelid=13077

Nikon D80 Digital SLR : 

Nikon D80 Digital SLR FEATURES: 10.2 effective megapixel resolution 2.5 LCD P, S, A, M and scene modes 3D color matrix 3 FPS ISO: 100 - 1,600 SD Memory Card Price: $869 – Body Only http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/digitalcamera/slr/d80/index.htm

Picasa : 

Picasa FEATURES: It’s free!!! A photo editing solution Provides 90% of what you would ever want to do with a photo I’m feeling lucky button Many more features Price: $00.00 http://picasa.com PICASA

Proshow Gold 2.5 : 

Proshow Gold 2.5 FEATURES: Creates a slide show 'Ken Burns' effect Adds narration andamp; background music Over 280 transitions Still pictures or video Various formats Executable file Video CDs DVDs Autorun CDs Price: $29.95 http://www.photodex.com/products/proshow/

Smart Sound Music Maestro: 

Smart Sound Music Maestro FEATURES: Royalty-free music Adjustable music lengths Additional themes available Price: $39.95 http://www.smartsound.com/moviemusic/index.html

WavePad : 

WavePad FEATURES: Sound Recording Software Allows for editing after recording Good tool for narration Eliminate mistakes Removes noise of hiss Ability to amplify low volume Ability to import tracks from a CD Ability to split a single file into two Price: $0.00 / $67.40 http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/

Delorme Street Atlas 2006 : 

Delorme Street Atlas 2006 FEATURES: Price: $49.95 - List www.delorme.com/streetatlasusa

PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition : 

PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition FEATURES: Beautiful photos, your way Easily view and print, no computer required! Long-lasting, fade, water, and smudge proof photos Superior performance at an unbeatable value Fast and convenient Complete compatibility Price: $199 http://www.epson.com/

SanDisk Photo Album : 

SanDisk Photo Album FEATURES: Compatible with most popular media card formats Can be used as an 8-in-1 media reader when plugged into your computer Supports JPEG files (up to 16 megapixels), Motion JPEG and MPEG-1 (QVGA resolution/up to 8 frames per second) and allows them to be played on your TV Also supports MP3 (up to 320 Kbps) for playback through your home audio system Includes remote control (batteries included), USB cable, audio/video cable, power adapter and CD-ROM Price: $47.49 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6785428andamp;type=productandamp;id=1089890841733

SanDisk 6-in-1 PCMCIA Adapter : 

SanDisk 6-in-1 PCMCIA Adapter FEATURES: Converts SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card media to a standard PC Card Provides high-speed data transfer from memory cards to any PCMCIA-interface device, including card readers, notebook and desktop computers, printers and projectors Works like a removable hard drive on any computer or notebook with a PC card slot Price: $38.94 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6730558andamp;type=productandamp;id=1087340385426

SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader : 

SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader FEATURES: Reads and writes to CompactFlash Type I/II, Secure Digital, mini Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, RS-MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SmartMedia and xD-Picture Card High-speed USB 2.0 interface; backward compatible with USB 1.1 Separate reader and docking station for desktop/laptop connectivity PC and Mac compatible Price: $40.99

XINIX CD/DVD Librarian and Storage Unit : 

XINIX CD/DVD Librarian and Storage Unit FEATURES: 1 CD DVD Librarian unit (150 disc capacity) 1 Copy of CD Librarian Software (catalog and organize...also drives the system) Stand Alone capability (doesn't need a computer) USB cable.  Hook it into your machine or chain them together (up to 127 units simultaneously) Power cable Price: $99.00 http://www.tracertek.com/cdstorage.htm

Epson PowerLite® 83c: 

Epson PowerLite® 83c FEATURES: Brilliant, sharp and engaging multimedia projected with 2200 lumens and XGA resolution Convenient closed captioning included, with no additional hardwarerequired* Amazing audio that’s sure to fi ll any classroom with built-in7 W speaker RJ-45 connectivity and included software to monitor the projector over a network Great positioning flexibility with 1.2x zoom ratio More intense, sharper images, with the latest generation of high aperature, Epson 3LCD technology Direct power on/off for remote free power control on installed units Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp technology — delivers more lumens per watt, lasts up to 4000 hours for added cost savings Easy lamp and air filter access for quick, convenient replacements http://epson.com/ Price: $670

Epson PowerLite® EMP-1705 : 

Epson PowerLite® EMP-1705 FEATURES: XGA 2200 ANSI Lumens 5-second startup time and Instant Off feature for fast setup and shut down Convenient connectivity for USB storage devices Source search function automatically displays the connected input source(s) and switches instantly between sources Digital keystone correction (+/-30˚ vertical) automatically engages without manual adjustments Wired* and wireless local networking capabilities PC-free presentations—Just connect a memory device and start your presentation http://epson.com/ Price: $995

Compaq Micro Wireless Optical Mouse : 

Compaq Micro Wireless Optical Mouse FEATURES: Price: $39.95

AmbiCom Wireless Printer Kit : 

AmbiCom Wireless Printer Kit FEATURES: Price: $53.99 http://www.buy.com

Virtual Keyboard : 

Virtual Keyboard FEATURES: Connects to PDAs Smartphones and Computers using Bluetooth Projects a full size keyboard onto any flat surface Allows the convenience of regular keyboard typing in a tiny form factor Rechargeable battery lasts for 120 minutes of continuous typing Tiny size only 3.5 inches high Compatible with PalmOS 5, PocketPC 2003, Windows Smartphone, Symbian OS, and Windows 2000/XP. Limited Mac OSX Support. Price: $179.00 http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/8193/?cpg=29T

School Pad : 

School Pad FEATURES: Bluetooth connectivity Interacts with all software Bundled with productivity software Mobile Smartboard Price: $495.00 http://www.gtcocalcomp.com/interwriteschoolpad.htm

Snapz Pro (Mac) & Snagit (Windows): 

Snapz Pro (Mac) andamp; Snagit (Windows) FEATURES: The Best screen shot software available Can save menus, screens selections andamp; windows Also makes Quicktime video with sound! Mac: Price $49 www.ambrosiasoftware.com (OSX) Windows: Snagit $39 www.snagit.com


Software: Crazy for Clipart? Tired of looking everywhere for good clip art? Nova Development Art Explosion 750,000 Offers 750,000 clip art images Includes CDs or DVDs and a book with sample images and a directory $199.99 www.novadevelopment.com www.clipart.com Offers mainly royalty free clip art for a price Can purchase by the week, month, or year $8.95 and up


Software: Affordable Photos? Did you know there are very strict rules about putting images of students in newspapers, newsletters, and the web? Now that I have totally scared you, let me scare you more. Professional photos usually sell online for $75.00 ++++ www.istockphoto.com www.dreamstime.com Anyone can submit a picture to the service. Photos are sold for a buck. Yes, a buck! They request you give credit back to them. Make sure you read their guidelines just to play it safe. Looking for very high-end professional images? www.jupiterimages.com www.gettyimages.com www.superstock.com


Digital Camera: My Favorites FEATURES: Exclusive 'Movie Snap' lets you take still images while shooting movies 16:9 widescreen for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors Compact 6.0 Megapixel, super long 12x Optical Zoom, andamp; UD Lens DIGIC II Image Processor andamp; iSAPS Technology for faster operation, superior image quality, and lower power consumption Canon Powershot S3 IS PRICE: $399


Camera Slow? It could be the card you are using in your camera Just like memory, digital camera cards have speed rating. The cheaper the card, the slower the picture taking. What to do? Buy professional-level cards. My favorite Lexar Professional 1gig, $58 San Disk Extreme III $62.99 Price? Usually $5-10 extra per card


Use a card reader! Many times can be faster than hooking up your camera to your CPU Will not kill your camera batteries as well! You can get a PCMCIA card reader for your portable! You can even get a cool key drive! Lexar is the leader in card readers www.lexar.com


Show off your pictures! www.smugmug.com Offers web interface to add picture groups as well as subgroups Drag your photos to the smugmug uploader and watch them go! End-user has the ability to download pictures in 3 different sizes as well as the original You can also set-up passwords, watermarks, and whether you allow the person to purchase the image End-user can order image on a T-shirt, coffee mug, or frame


When Something Goes Wrong Ever toasted your digital card? Feels great, doesn’t it? Lexar’s Image Rescue – www.lexar.com Image Recovery Card Testing Great for showing manufacturer bad blocks so you can get a new card Offers secure erase as well $29.99 or included with any Lexar Professional Line Card


How many remotes do you use? STOP! Logitech Harmony 880 An all-in-one remote for up to 16 (yes 16) devices Uses a web interface to set-up your remote Was a little tedious at first, but now is easy to make changes Watch DVD Will automatically set all of your components to what is needed to watch your DVD Can also set-up 16 favorite channels complete with custom log PRICE: $349.00 Home Theatre Nut?


You Probably know About: Digital Music for Everyone iTunes Music Store Mac andamp; Windows woo hoo! www.apple.com/itunes Average song $.99; average album $9.99 Free music previews of each song Gift Cards, Allowances, Books on MP3, Top radio hits and more Music video that you can watch with music store Hate Apple? andgt; A look at the iTunes Music Store andgt; You Probably Know About: The iPod Apple’s iPod www.apple.com/ipod There are now too many iPods to mention! Shuffle: cheapest andamp; smallest. Shuffles your songs. $99 and holds about 250 songs iPod: 20 gig $299 5,000 songs or 60g $399 15,000 songs Insanely simple plug and play interface Nano and iPod also store and display pictures. iPods play video.


Some iPod Accessories Mecca for iPod people www.everythingipod.com Belkin makes: www.belkin.com Microphone Adapter, Voice Recorder, Media Reader, Card Holder, Digital Camera Link, FM Transmitter, and every cable you every wanted.


A Cool Phone Accessory USB Based Phone Charger Retractable cable available from www.keyspan.com Most models available Even Mine! $21.00 Many Companies offer USB cables. Just do a Google search.


NaturalReader software is a professional text to speech program that converts any text into spoken words. Saves eye strain – relax, sit back and listen Saves time - listen while driving, exercising or enjoying nature Helps writers – improve by listening to your work Teaches second language students – expand your experience and understanding by listening to any text at any speed PRICE (Promos): 1 voice-$39.50 / 2 voices-$79.50 Convert Text to Spoken Words http://naturalreaders.com/