Best Buy has started offering the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder for $199.99 with free shipping. This portable recorder comes equipped with five integrated studio-quality microphones and provides 4 recording modes such as Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90-degree X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound for versatile use. The Zoom H2n also records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps. Other specs include a 1.8-inch LCD display, a built-in reference speaker, a new data recovery function, and a High-Speed USB 2.0 interface. The Zoom H2n is powered by a pair of standard AA alkaline batteries that offer enough juice for up to 20-hour of operation time. [Product Page]
Rollei is ready to release two new slide and photo scanners namely the Rollei PDF-S 330 Pro and Rollei DF-S 390 Pro. The Rollei DF-S 390 Pro is capable of scanning paper photos in medium format (6×6 cm, 6×4.5 cm). The scanner has a 2.7-inch color display and a 9-megapixel CMOS sensor that offers a maximum scan resolution of 2200 dpi. The Rollei DF-S 390 Pro also adopts the Magic Touch technology that removes scratches and lint for best results.
The Rollei DF-S 390 Pro features a 9-megapixel sensor with a scan resolution of 2400 dpi and a 2.7-inch color LCD display. The gadget is able to scan color negatives, loose and mounted slides in 36x24mm format and paper photos up to a size of 10×15 cm. Both scanners come equipped with a slide holder (35 mm) for four framed slides, two film holders for film strips (135 mm and 120 mm) with up to six pictures, a power adaptor, a USB cable, a TV cable and a user manual. The Rollei PDF-S 330 Pro and Rollei DF-S 390 Pro are priced at $455 and $400, respectively. [PhotographyBLOG]
Check out this newly introduced Windows tablet PC from HP, the Slate 2. Aimed at business users, the device is packed with an 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen display (finger and pen input support), a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor, up to 64GB mSATA SSD, an SD card slot, a VGA front-facing camera, a 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3G (optional), WiFi, Bluetooth, SRS Premium Sound, a TPM embedded security chip, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, a 6-hour battery and runs on Windows 7 OS. The HP Slate 2 is scheduled to hit the market later this month for a starting price of $699. [HP]
Casio has rolled out the LK-165 portable keyboard in the US market. The keyboard features a 61-key piano-style keys that light up and teach you which notes to play. The Casio LK-165 also provides up to 400 built-in tones, 150 rhythms, 110 built-in songs, 10 reverb types, a sampling function, a 3.5mm mini audio input and a USB MIDI port for class compliant MIDI operation. This portable keyboard draws its power from an AC adapter or batteries. The Casio LK-165 portable keyboard is priced at $129.99. [Product Page]
Shanghai Donya has started selling the Evergreen DN-ECS01 USB turntable. What makes this stereo record player unique is that it comes in a briefcase. The Evergreen DN-ECS01 connects to your computer via a USB port, allowing you to record old melodies into your computer. Measuring 358mm x 290mm x 110mm and weighing 650 grams, the Evergreen DN-ECS01 USB turntable is priced at 8999 Yen($115) [Donya]