New Products - Dec. 2001 Page 4

Toshiba A picture may be worth a thousand words, but each one taken by the Toshiba PDR-M71 digital camera in Fine mode has 3.2 megapixels, with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. You can also set the resolution to Normal (1,024 x 768 pixels) or Basic (640 x 480 pixels). The camera has 2.8x optical/2.2x digital zoom plus a Macro mode for closeups. There's a flash with red-eye reduction and an 8-megabyte SmartMedia card. You can also capture up to 3 minutes of low-res video along with audio from the built-in mike. The 9-ounce camera has a USB port and comes with photo-editing software. Price: $499. www.toshiba.com, 800-631-3811

Wood Technology Most center speakers are designed to be placed on top of the TV in a home theater. Problem: where do you put it if you use a front-projection system, with no cabinet around the screen? Solution: Wood Technology's CT-12 stand for center speakers, in three heights - 12, 18, and 28 inches. All have a tilting platform so you can aim the speaker at the listening position. The solid hardwood stand includes a path to hide speaker cable, and it comes with floor spikes and anti-resonant isolation pads. Price: $70, $75, or $80 depending on height. www.wood-tech.com, 888-445-5520

Canton The Movie 10-MX home theater speaker system from Canton reproduces 5.1-channel soundtracks through five identical satellite minispeakers and a 100-watt subwoofer. The magnetically shielded satellites each have a 1/2-inch dome tweeter and a 3-inch cone driver. They roll off at 100 Hz, while the 91/2 x 141/4 x 17-inch sub, with an 8-inch driver in a bandpass enclosure, is rated down to 33 Hz; the crossover can be set anywhere from 80 to 140 Hz. Wall brackets for the satellites are supplied. Price: $899. www.cantonusa.com, 612-706-9250


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