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tech reviews Updated: Dec 07, 2009 20:55 IST

Much more creative
What: Creative’s international range of personal entertainment products
What’s cool: The Vado HD video camera can capture up to 7000 still photos; the Zen X-Fi mp3 player has a 3-inch touchscreen and the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset eliminates ambient noise
How much: The Vado HD video camera costs Rs 14,999, the Zen X-Fi mp3 player costs Rs 8,999 for 8 GB, Rs 11,999 for 16 GB and Rs 14,999 for 32 GB. The Inspire S2 speakers costs Rs 5,999, the Creative Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset costs Rs 6,999 and the professional series gaming handset costs Rs 4,999.

Better projections
What: Epson launches a new series of multimedia projectors for corporate and classroom purposes
What’s cool: The projectors are lightweight, come with in-built speakers and boast improved energy efficiency by up to 20 per cent How much: The Epson EB-1915 costs Rs 1, 56,900 and the Epson EB-1910 costs Rs1,42,000

A greener light
What: The GlacialLight GL-BR20 (5W)AC-LED bulbs
What’s cool: A great option for those who wants to do their bit in keeping the Earth cool and have a great lighting system. This LED bulb (20,000hrs) has a high luminous efficacy and reduces environmental degradation through cost effective energy savings and CO2 reductions. A direct replacement to halogen bulbs, these LEDs save nearly 88 per cent of power than the normal ones. Apart from household use, these are perfect for outdoor use such as landscape decorations.
How much: Costlier than usual bulbs and tubes lights, the GlacialLight LEDs come within Rs 1100 to Rs 1400. — HTC

Worth a shot
What: Documentary films shot on mobile phones will debut at the 11th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MIFF) in February 2010. The MIFF, which will be held from February 3-9 at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai, will have a full-fledged section catering to this category of films. The festival will also feature a special prize for the best film shot by a student.