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CeBIT 2004 Update - Part 2
ByCPU-zilla Category : Events Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 21st March, 2004
We continued our CeBIT coverage today starting with Albatrons booth. They did not have much new toys on display there but what caught our attention was their latest Widio gadget which was pretty interesting and useful. Widio is their latest effort in building a wireless digital audio transmitter/receiver. It transmits signals in the 2.4GHz band using several channels, much like Wi-Fi, and it uses a rather small and slim receiver to decode the signals into playable audio. It can be integrated into their motherboards and the good thing is, its a standalone device which requires no interaction with the operating system (no drivers needed). Obviously, it can be used with any other audio device, such as your iPod or your home entertainment system. The only drawback is that it would only accept stereo analog signals for now. However, you can always use up to three of these devices concurrently with each set into different channels to have them support up to six channels.
The Widio receiver looks just like a small radio. It uses a standard Nokia Li-Ion battery.
The transmitter also doubles up as a docking station for the receiver turning it into a battery charger as well.
Albatrons Grantsdale demo.
Albatrons upcoming NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700U graphics card that features their WiseFan II cooling system that uses 2+1 Backup fans. This card also features DDR III memory for added speed and performance.