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Loving long distance never looked so good!

2 February, 2007 | Archived Post

Technology is bridging the issue of distance this Valentine's Day

Sydney, Australia – Friday, 2 February, 2007 – With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Microsoft Australia is making it easier than ever for long-distance lovers to reach out to each other. With Microsoft's new line of webcams, distance no longer has to be a problem for sweethearts to share that special Valentine's Day message or even share a meal together!

With the help of Microsoft Australia, maintaining a long-distance relationship no longer has to be a trying experience. 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 falling snowflakes and twinkling stars, to personalise and enhance the background of video conversations.

"When you're separated by a long distance, the internet provides an ideal way to communicate," said Scott Jackson, Hardware Product Marketing Manager for the Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Australia. "Microsoft LifeCams harness the power of the internet and allow lovers to share that special face-to-face Valentine's Day experience even if they are in different countries."

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.

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 need to miss out on sharing Valentine's Day with their loved one 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 estimated 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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1comScore Networks, April 10, 2006
2Less resolution is available when sending video via instant messaging.

For further information:
Jacquie Potter
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3893 o
jacquie@howorth.com.au

Anne Flanagan
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3802 or 0405 082 603
anne@howorth.com.au

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