JVC Everio GZ-HD7
With true 1080p LCDs and projectors emerging, it seems the era of High Definition entertainment is here. Trust JVC to make a mark. Their Everio line-up of compact camcorders has a new member-the first ever camcorder to incorporate recording at 1080p. JVC, anticipating the enormous size of video clips at this resolution, has been thoughtful enough to drop in a 60 GB hard drive.
Using their very own MPEG 2 transport stream video format (as opposed to AVCHD, which is regularly used), the Everio GZ-HD7 gives you up to five hours of glorious 1080p recordings at 30 MBps. Want to watch your recordings? The GZ-HD7 gives you three digital connects-HDMI, USB, and i-Link. At around $1,800 (Rs 85,000) it's a steal!
Here's one Nemo that won't cause nightmares from the deep! Designed for the visually challenged, this pocket-sized, ultra-portable digital magnifier from Enhanced Vision offers a 4-inch anti-glare screen with which to view fine print-such as charges on your credit card statement. Nemo takes clarity to new heights with 4.5x to 9x digital magnification. Irrespective of how illegible the material, Nemo will make sense of it all. Cost? Rs 50K. Get one just for the geek-image value-add!
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 5
When you think BeoLab 5, think revolutionary! A breakthrough marvel in acoustic engineering, it took six years to develop this speaker system. For the first time you have complete freedom to place speakers wherever you want to in a room without bothering about acoustics. The aural experience is completely independent of your position in the room, and so is the volume level (irrespective of how high and low it may be).
This level of pure sound is possible because of Acoustic Lens Technology, which ensures a constant tonal balance while you move around. BeoLab 5 is also totally digital, meaning the speaker can adjust to changes in its environment by automatically reprogramming itself. It also monitors heat levels to ensure smooth playback for prolonged periods while avoiding damage.
Available in India at an MRP of Rs 12,20,000 a pair, you'll have to mortgage your house to buy one, but this is every audiophile's dream! Just in case you don't have 12 lakhs to blow, find a showroom near you at their site, and beg for a demo!
Sharp LC65GD1E 65" LCD TV
How does 65 inches of pure HD visual perfection sound? Sharp's Aquos sports a full 1920 x 1080 resolution with a pixel response time of just 6 milliseconds, the LC65GD1E is fast-fast enough for you to experience HD sans ghosting. Then there's the high contrast ratio of 1200:1. The LC65GD1E is Digital Cable ready. A brightness of 450 cd/m2 means it can be placed anywhere in your room, even near windows. The TV sports super-tough Titanium as part of its construction material. The LC65GD1E can be yours for a bargain price of $10,000 (Rs 4,50,000).
Alienware Area 51 7500
When thinking of Area 51 think big, think huge, massive, think out of this world. It railroads all lesser "high-performance" rigs, grinding them beneath its monstrous processing power-whether central, graphics, or audio! Under that alien-ish looking body purrs real horsepower. How does an Intel Quad Core QX6700 at 2.66 GHz sound? Throw in 4 GB of ultra-low-latency DDR2 800 MHz memory. Add two GeForce 8800GTXs with 768 MB of GDDR3 memory. And finally, a Creative X-Fi Platinum. Wait, there's more-a 30-inch Dell widescreen monitor supporting 2560 x 1600, and a RAID 0 array of 10,000 rpm drives. Price? A mere Rs 2.8 lakh-less or more, depending on what you want to add or subtract.