Friday, September 15, 2006

Microsoft announces New Presenter Hardware Products

Microsoft announced two products that will aid those that do a lot of presentations.

This new line of products, dubbed 'Presenter Products' consists of the following lineup:

Common to both of these products are innovations to assist presenters to manage PowerPoint presentations, as well as a built in laser pointer with a 50 feet range, so the presenter is not tied down to the computer during their presentation.

The Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 has the following features:

Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 Features
  1. Presentation Controls - Smoothly navigate through Microsoft Office PowerPoint and other presentations from up to 30 feet away from your PC.
  2. Media Remote - Use for multimedia presentations and control digital entertainment from the comfort of your living room sofa.
  3. Battery Life Indicator - You won't caught with a dead battery—the Battery Status LED Indicator glows red when the battery is running low.
  4. 2.4 GHz Bluetooth with First Connect Technology - Connect wirelessly right out of the box with 2.4 GHz Bluetooth
  5. High Definition Laser Technology - Microsoft High Definition Laser Mouse products are more precise, more responsive, and deliver smoother tracking.
  6. Laser Pointer - Point out essential information during presentations with the laser pointer.

The Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 will also have an on/off switch to preserve battery life, a carrying case, as well as software that allows for Magnification, Button Customization, and advanced window viewing.

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 will be available in mid-October 2006 with an ERP of $99.95.

The Presenter 3000 has the following features:

Microsoft Presenter 3000 Features
  1. Best with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 - Deliver your presentation effortlessly with a full range of features that let you communicate in precise detail.
  2. Navigate with confidence - Move smoothly from slide to slide with simple slide presentation buttons.
  3. Command the pace perfectly - Control the tempo of your presentation with the LCD Presentation Timer, complete with Vibration Alert.
  4. Call attention to what counts - Highlight the details with the Laser Pointer.
  5. Interact with your presentation - Cursor control allows you point & click within your presentation.

The Presenter 3000 also offers 2.4GHz wireless with 50’ range as well as 6 month battery life.

The release date and pricing for the Microsoft Presenter 3000 should be released shortly.


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