Microsoft Singapore has announced two new web cameras and three mice that use the latest technology and come with affordable price tags. The new peripherals will be available from mid April to early May this year.
SINGAPORE, April 6, 2010 – Microsoft is introducing premium technology to the masses at great price points, and aims to bring your computing experience to the next level.
Launching with Microsoft’s new TrueColor Technology, the LifeCam HD-5000 offers superior video quality in most lighting scenarios and claims to be the only webcam on the market to offer 720p HD widescreen video and Auto Focus for an estimated retail price under S$75.
The LifeCam HD-5000 also features a flexible attachment base that bends to fit on most surfaces, including on top of flat-screen monitors and notebook screens, or directly on the desk.
LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks
Also launching today is the LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks, which includes TrueColor Technology, 720p HD widescreen video, Auto Focus and a design just for notebooks. The LifeCam HD-6000 features a 360-degree rotation view so people can point the webcam in any direction to share more with friends and family. With a compact design, short 90cm and carrying case, the LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks is the perfect webcam for sharing life on the go.
Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Wireless Mouse 2000
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 includes a Nano transceiver that sticks out less than a centimeter from the USB port, so it can remain plugged into the computer at all times. The Wireless Mouse 2000 comes with a mini transceiver that easily snaps into the bottom of the mouse when on the go. The two mice also offer an ambidextrous shape with rubber side grips; the Wireless Mouse 2000 is a full-size mouse while the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is slightly smaller, so users can pick the best fit for their hand size.
Comfort Mouse 4500
The Comfort Mouse 4500 is the first wired mouse featuring BlueTrack Technology, making it a great choice for users who never want to deal with changing batteries.
Pricing and Availability
– The LifeCam HD-5000 will be available in mid April for the estimated retail price of S$72.90
– The LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks will be available in May for the estimated retail price of S$89.90.
– TrueColor Technology will be available via a software download for LifeCam Cinema, which is already broadly available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/
– The Wireless Mouse 2000 and Comfort Mouse 4500 will be available for S$39.90 and S$35.90 respectively, and will ship in late March when both are widely released.
– The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available for S$39.00 and ship in late April when it is widely released.