Magazine article New Zealand Management

Dear Santa

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Dear Santa

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The countdown to Christmas is on once again, and as children everywhere send their wish lists off to the jolly fat fellow at the North Pole, our thoughts begin to dwell on that ultimate Christmas gift for adults.

Santa's budget doesn't exactly stretch to high-tech goodies, but imagine if it did. What sorts of technological wonders would he have in that bottomless sack of his?

Perhaps it might contain one of those new Zen Touch portable audio players--a 20GB, 1.8-inch hard drive-based portable audio player that holds up to 10,000 songs in WMA format or 5000 MP3 songs. This cool device is an absolute must for music fans, with its Touch Pad control, and extended battery life ranging from 24 to 32 hours, depending on the format you're playing.

If in-car entertainment is high on your list for Santa, he might be able to squeeze one of Sony's new XVMR90 Overhead Monitor and DVD players down your chimney. The nine-inch TFT LCD non-glare widescreen overhead monitor swivels and tilts, offers PlayStation2 or Handycam playback, and optional cordless headphones. It's the perfect companion for families on a long road trip. Sony, master of the camcorder, has a new model out just in time for Christmas, and it's a little beauty. The three megapixel DCR-PC350E MiniDV Handycam delivers the highest quality combination of video and still camera optics, and comes with a Handycam Station which, similar to a cellphone or PDA cradle, charges the camcorder and connects it to a TV or PC.

From Australian company Targus come a couple of neat stocking fillers--the Bluetooth Mini-mouse, and USB Bluetooth Adaptor--both catering for the wireless business world.

The silver/blue wireless Mini-mouse is designed for the mobile user and provides one-touch connection of empowered devices to the PC. Its bundled adaptor converts a PC to a Bluetooth enabled system and allows it to work with up to seven Bluetooth devices at the same time. …

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