Digital Lounge 2009 Buying Guide - Continued
Every summer, many Australians make a trek across our fair country, but one of the most requested items; a quality TV that runs on 12 volt power suitable for the caravan has proven difficult to find. Toshiba have stepped up to the plate with the DV series LCD and DVD combo units, available in 19, 22 and 26 inch sizes, with a nice widescreen aspect ratio. Retailing for around AUD $600 at the starting size, these units will be the gift for those that have everything!
While travelling around this summer, capture the memories with Sony's range of High Definition Handycams which provide truly astounding image quality, in a small form factor. The AVC HD format, with similar qualities to the encoding method for purchased Blu-ray discs, coupled with the high quality Carl Zeiss and Sony G series lenses make these cameras worth their weight in gold. With a range of features including GPS geo-tagging, 5.1 sound recording and up to 12 megapixel photos, the range is second to none.
Finally, Tom Tom continue their range of in car GPS units with the GO series of units, boasting some great features such as Bluetooth mobile phone tethering for hands free phone use, FM transmission and MP3 playback. In addition to the obvious and main GPS usage, the large LCD touch screen provides quick access to the menu system, making for safe driving. Tom Toms large range of GPS units start at around $200 AUD at retail.
We hope this buying guide has helped just a little. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the loyal readers of the Digital Lounge for the readership and hope they've enjoyed my musings. My best wishes to you all for a happy and safe break and I look forward to seeing you all back in 2010.
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