Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sharp XR-1X Ultra-Portable DLP Video Projector -1200 Lumens XGA 64% Off

The Cadillac of DLP projectors this unit combines everything we like in electronics. It's got a great price. In fact our pricing engine found one price at $1111.92.
Let's put that savings into perspectative. That's a savings of over $1290.41. That's great bargain in a small package. It's a smaller sized DLP so it not too bulky. With an ultra-portable design, the entire unit only weighs only 3.2 pounds. It sports a 1,500:1 contrast ratio, generating 1,200 ANSI lumens. The optics are among the world's finest with Carl Zeiss lenses. The old corporate slogan of Sharp comes to mind, "From Sharp minds, come Sharp products," fitting this product to a T.

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Panasonic Network Camera (KX-HCM250) 38% OFF

802.11b fans love this network camera. This video camera which easily connects to any 802.11b network allowing you to moniter an are via the Internet. You can check the image from any web enabled computer. It can transmit up to a full 30 frames per second. Still images are 640 x 480. Monitor the nanny from work. Monitor the baby without leaving your computer. Use it as a security camera. The uses for this camera are nearly endless.

Our pricing engine found offers on this product from $488.19 to $491.07.

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Night Owl Explorer Pro 5x Night Vision Scope w/I/R Illuminator 54% Off

Ok here's a pretty dang cool device. It's Night Owl Explorer Pro 5x Night Vision Scope. Great for watching nocturnal animals. It features a 15,000 image tube gain and a 5x magnifier. Infrared illuminator lets you use for night fishing, nature viewing, search and rescue, or general surveillance. Scope is compact, easy to operate and weather resistant and features a powerful 5x image magnification. The Explorer Pro is also weather- resistant so when you are caught in the rain you can still view without damaging your monocular.

This is a one of the best Generation 1 night optics night vision viewers. Generation 2 night vision equipment is better but they are at least four times as much.

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Celestron Firstscope 114EQ 114mm Reflector Telescope 47% Off

Today is Sunday which makes it Best Buys Zone Photographic Equipment day which is turning out to be more interesting than I originally thought. Photographic equipment also includes cool optics like telescopes and Night Owl Optics. So this weekly column should be quite cool.

As a kid I always wanted a telescope and never got one. It was definitely one of those science things my dad would have said, "Telescope? What the hell for BD?" This Celestron Firstscope 114EQ would make a great first telescope for today's kids. Newtonian reflector telescopes offer a number of excellent features including Freedom from most optical aberrations and delivery of very bright images. Reasonably compact and portable to focal lengths of 1000mm. Excellent performance observing faint deep-sky objects such as nebulae, remot e galaxies and star clusters. Lowest cost per square inch of aperture due to use of mirrors rather than lenses.

The 114mm (4.5") Newtonian equatorial telescope is the most popular size telescope for the more serious beginning or intermediate level astronomy enthusiast, and for good reason. The large light gathering power of this 4-½" telescope makes it ideal for deep-sky observation of galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, as well as lunar and planetary observing. This makes for a very useful and versatile instrument that can take an observer from the very first time looking through a telescope's eyepiece, through years of observing interesting subjects near and far in the night sky. Firstscope 114EQ

A high quality, economical telescope with superb optical systems housed in a glossy black metal tube. The equatorial mounts are quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axes for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope performs well.

Our pricing engine found one better price on this telescope at $160 than the already great price of $189.90

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