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84 PRODUCTS Technology engage with technology In every issue of engage you will find up-to-date technology news, reviews and information. In fact we will go out of our way to bring the most up-to-date available technology to you. Apple iPhone The Apple iPhone is an amazing bit of technology. This marvellous touchscreen piece of kit has everything you can imagine included with it. So not only is it a mobile phone, but it can surf, email, play your tunes, and tell you when your train is due and so much more. Running on Apple’s computer operating system, the iPhone is available with either 4GB or 8GB of internal flash memory so you will have plenty of space to store at least 1000 tunes (on the 8GB) and even enough for about four movies for playback on the relatively large wide screen that it comes with. Normal price: £595-£660 www.apple.com/iphone LG combo HD-DVD and Blu-ray Do you remember the battle in the ‘80s between Betamax and VHS. Well, a new war is starting and it’s going to be pricey. In one corner you have the High Definition DVD and in the other corner is Blu-ray. Both are different technologies trying to do the same thing, which is to replace the humble DVD player. Now you could go out and buy one of these players in the hope that you won’t end up with a Betamax equivalent technology or you could do the smart thing and look at what LG is doing. The superb BH100 HD DVD/ Blu-Ray player that supports the 1080p playback through its HDMI output and carries an amazing feature with the backlit touch sensitive controls that is so thrilling to use. This HD DVD player may not be the first of its kind, but it is most certainly the first to unite the HD and Blu-ray formats that absolutely complement each other and the outcome has got to be worth a look. LG combo HD-DVD and Blu-ray drive has finally surfaced in two distinct forms, computer drive and player. Available Summer 2007 Normal price: Blu-ray - £950 approx; HD DVD - £450 approx www.lg.net Sim Card Back-Up and Organiser It will happen to most of us at some point in our lives. You store all your contacts in your mobile phone only to lose the thing with all that information. It’s bad enough if it is personal contacts you have lost but if it is business contacts then it could be disastrous. The Sim Card Data Organiser is the ideal solution, enabling you to back up all your numbers for security, and is also useful if you are one of those people that trade in their mobile phone every few months to keep up with the latest features. This Sim Card Data Organiser is a useful information back-up and organisation tool, with the ability to store data from up to three different SIM cards. Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 1cm Normal Price: £14.99 www.gadgetpages.com Playstation 3 PS3 In 2006 we were promised something special however we were sadly disappointed by Sony Playstation. This time (hand on heart) by March 2007 you will be able walk into your local electronic retailer and buy the much sought after Playstation 3. With its ability to play Hi-Def BluRay Movies, its Wi-Fi capability and Bluetooth technology for wireless controllers, the PS3 really does take Home Console gaming to another level. Normal Price: £450 www.homeandgardengifts.co.uk engage | uk ISSUE THREE 2007