The PLC-WL2503 SANYO projector provides full functionality regardless of the surface on which an image is projected, eliminating the need for whiteboards or other surfaces with built-in sensors. The interactive wide XGA LCD projector features an ultra short-throw lens that creates images from 60 to 110 inches at a distance of no more than 47 inches from the screen. Priced at $1,695.99, the PLC-WL2503 measures 13.8 inches wide, 5.7 inches tall, and 15 inches deep and weighs 10.4 pounds. Clarity is ensured with 2,500 lumens brightness and a 500:1 contrast ratio. Learn more at http://us.sanyo.com.
The SMART Audio 340 and 360 classroom amplification systems from SMART Technologies amplify teacher and student voices, reducing vocal strain and ensuring voice clarity from anywhere in the room. The SMART Audio 340 system features integration with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, while the SMART Audio 360 system is designed for instructors who do not use the Notebook learning software. Both systems include a 3.2-ounce wireless infrared microphone that can be worn around the neck using a supplied lanyard; a control unit that provides a USB interface to the computer; and a room module that combines an amplifier and an infrared sensor. The Audio 340 system is priced at $949 without speakers and $1,099 with four speakers. The Audio 360 is $1,349 without speakers and $1,499 with speakers. Visit www.smarttech.com.
The HP Mini 1103 is HP's newest and most affordable notebook PC at $299. The 2.78-pound Mini features a 93 percent full-size keyboard and a 10.1-inch LED backlit WSVGA display and is Wi-Fi, HP Mobile Broadband, and Bluetooth enabled. The Intel Atom N455 or N475 processor keeps the Mini 1103 cool, providing optimal battery life for either the 3-cell or 6-cell battery. Visit www.hp.com.
i>clicker2, an updated version of Macmillan's student response system remote, connects instructors and students with multiple-choice interactivity, allowing students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors. The i>clicker2 features an LCD screen with vote confirmation, a battery indicator and simpler battery compartment for fewer batteries, and an improved instructor remote with a laser pointer. The product is beta testing in lectures across the United States and will be available to bookstores for $34.99 in fall 2011. Visit www.iclicker.com/iclicker2.