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Become the golden child this Mother’s Day and give your mum the gift she really wants

24 April, 2007 | Archived Post

Become the golden child this Mother’s Day and give your mum the gift she really wants

Let technology help you create your own Mother’s Day memories

Sydney, Australia – Monday, 24 April, 2007 – Forgot to put a Mother’s Day card in the post? Bored of the same old Mother’s Day cards? Feel like breaking the tradition of slippers and Chrysanthemums’? Why not surprise your mum this Mother’s Day with an original gift that helps you stay in touch and create your own Mother’s Day memories.

With the help of Microsoft Australia, wishing your mum a happy Mother’s Day no longer has to be an impersonal experience of sending a package in the post. Microsoft LifeCams make seeing, hearing and sharing special moments a breeze, offering brilliant video and still photography, built in microphone and fun video effects, such as growing flowers and twinkling stars, to personalise and enhance the background of video conversations.

"This is one of the ways that technology can actually make communication with your loved ones more personal, not less,” said Scott Jackson, Hardware Product Marketing Manager for the Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Australia. “There’s nothing a mum loves more than seeing her children’s smiling faces on Mother’s Day, so why not breakaway from the traditional flowers and get your mum a LifeCam."

Microsoft’s next generation webcams provide groundbreaking video and audio quality that opens the door for a better digital communications experience. Optimised for use with Windows Live Messenger, the world’s largest instant messaging network , LifeCams meet the growing demand for easier, more meaningful connections.

The entire line of Microsoft LifeCams features a unique set of features that simplify digital communications for Windows Live Messenger users, including a Windows Live Call Button to easily start a video call, seamless video control with the LifeCam Dashboard, and One-Touch Blogging to post LifeCam still photos to Windows Live Spaces.

Easy to See, Hear and Share
The new Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000 is a top-of-the-line webcam providing the highest quality still photography on the market (5.0 mega pixels interpolated), High Definition video (1.3 mega pixels) and 3x digital zoom. A 71-degree wide-angle lens allows enough room for up to three people to join in the conversation. The Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 offers High Definition still photography (1.3 mega pixels interpolated) and brilliant video (640x480 pixels) while the Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 is the only webcam in its price range featuring a built-in microphone.

Even travelers don’t have to miss out on sharing Mother’s Day with their mum thanks to Microsoft’s latest edition to the LifeCam family. The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 is a top-of-the-line notebook webcam offering High Definition video and, at 7.6 megapixels, offers the highest still photography resolution of any webcam on the market.

Pricing and Availability
The new Microsoft LifeCams are available now for the following recommend retail prices:*

Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000: $149.95
Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000: $99.95
Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000: $59.95
Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000: $179.95


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For further information:
Jacquie Potter
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3893

Anne Flanagan
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3802 or 0405 082 603

Visit the Microsoft Australia Hardware Web site at

1 According to comScore Networks, April 10, 2006

2 Less resolution is available when sending video via instant messaging.


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