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Voice command

BLUEANT SAYS its V1 headset is the world's first Bluetooth headset that is fully voice controlled for hands-free cell phone operation. Built-in voice dial capabilities include redial, call-back and answer/ignore modes. Headset features such as pairing, volume and connection status also are voice-controlled. Dual microphones are harnessed to voice isolation circuitry to enhance the caller's voice and reduce environmental noise and echoes. The headset weighs just ⅓ oz.

The suggested retail price is $129.95. Contact BlueAnt, Dept. FIN, 45 Belden Place, Level 2, San Francisco, CA 94104, 866/891-3032, visit or, or circle 150.

Ultra zoom

THE NEW Canon PowerShot SX10 IS compact digital camera has a wide-angle 20X optical zoom lens (28 to 560 mm) with a new auto-focus feature that allows the camera to continuously track subject movement until the instant of exposure. Features of the 10-megapixel camera include face recognition and image stabilization. It can shoot VGA movies up to an hour long and capture high-resolution still images while shooting movies. The camera has 24 shooting modes and a 2.5-in. LCD screen.

The suggested retail price is $399.99. Contact Canon USA at 800/652-2666, visit or, or circle 151.

Multimedia phone

THE DARE touch-screen cell phone has handwriting recognition, high-end Web surfing, e-mail and media capabilities. Its 3.2-megapixel camera features face recognition, picture stitching to create panoramas, and an image editor. It can shoot 30-sec. videos for e-mailing and up to 1-hr. videos saved on the phone.

The phone, which has a 3-in. touch-screen display, has a suggested retail price of $199.99 after a $50 rebate for a two-year contract from Verizon. Contact LG Electronics USA Inc., Dept. FIN, 1000 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, 800/243-0000, visit or, or circle 152.

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