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Panasonic Back to School Suggestions

Back-to-School is always more fun when your children get something useful and cool. Here are some suggestions from Panasonic Canada (all prices in Canadian dollars) from earphones to digital recorders to rice cookers:

ZrO2 Couture Stereo Earphones – $59.99
These fall fashion must-haves are perfect for the student looking for a little glam to welcome in the new school year.

  • Noise isolating earphones available in three sizes (XS, S, M)
  • ErgoFit Ear pieces feature cubic zirconia by Swarovski®
  • HJF5 feature graduated crescent moon design (6 Swarovski cubic zirconia per set) and is available in aquamarine, onyx, rubis and améthyste
  • High-gloss metallic finish
  • Ductless design ideal for use with earrings

DMC-FP1 Digital Camera – $149.99
This stylish, compact camera is the perfect choice for capturing every on-campus moment!

  • This 12.1 megapixel camera is available in red, black and grey to match your personal style
  • 4x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD bring the best memories alive
  • The camera’s Intelligent Auto mode helps ensure the camera’s settings are set right to cut out shaky pictures and focus-in on the smiling faces of friends and family
  • Flip to the HD movie mode with audio when a picture isn’t enough

DMC-TS2 Digital Camera – $399.99
Rugged and tough, this camera is the best travel companion for the field trips or home games.

  • The DMC-TS2 is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof in design with the capability to record high-definition movies in AVCHD Lite
  • Featuring a 28mm wide-angle Leica lens, 4.6x optical zoom and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, this versatile camera lets you capture exciting moments in every environment
  • Available in fun orange and blue colours

DMPB100S Portable Blu-ray Player – $499.99
This portable Blu-ray player is the perfect companion for long trips home or even around campus.

  • The B100S has an 8.9-inch WXVGA LCD display with HD playback and an SD Image Viewer
  • With up to 3.5 hours playback with the supplied battery and a car DC power adapter included, you can watch your favourite flicks anywhere

RRUS571R / RRUS591K Digital IC Recorders – $99.99 / $199.99
The secret to straight As? Don’t miss a word during lectures!

  • The 571 model is available in funky red and features up to 544 hours of recording time and a battery life of approximately 45 hours in MONO SLP mode
  • The 591 model is available in black and features up to 1096 hours, 50 minutes of recording time and a battery life of approximately 45 hours in MONO SLP mode
  • Voice activated recording means you don’t need to worry about manually starting the recording – it starts for you!
  • The noise cut function helps cut out the background noises
  • Hook up to your computer with the 2.0 USB link and easily edit the MP3 recording and playback

SCHC30 Micro System – $249.99
This wall mountable audio system is a great way to centralize your CDs, iPod and radio options – perfect for a cramped dorm room

  • With dual passive radiator and advanced bamboo cone speaker, the micro system has dynamic and clear sound output
  • A motorized 2-way sliding door for iPod/iPhone and CD access and integrated AM/FM tuner with 45 presets lets you pick the music for your mood
  • Complete with play and sleep timers and an included remote control, this system is easy to use

SRMGS102 Deluxe Rice Cooker – $249.95
This large capacity, easy to use, digital rice cooker is the ultimate companion for all college bound students!

  • Fuzzy Logic versatile cooking lets you make white, brown or sticky rice in 15 minutes or make porridge for a healthy breakfast and steam veggies with the included basket
  • Features a one push auto open stainless steel lid and easy to wash detachable inner lid for easy use and easy clean up

NCHU301 Deluxe Thermo Pot – $199.99
Heat up water without a stove quickly and easily with this Deluxe Thermo Pot

  • The Thermo Pot features an easy-to-clean non-stick interior
  • Three keep-warm temperature settings use U-VIP to save energy while keeping water warm
  • With overheating protection, you don’t need to worry about melting or burning

RC-DC1 Clock radio – $79.99
Available in September, this easy to use clock radio syncs with your iPod or iPhone for a fun start to the day

  • This clock radio features an easy to read LCD screen and offers a customized wake up with a choice between AM/FM radio, buzzer, or your favourite iPod/iPhone tune
  • Select between week day, weekend, or every day alarm modes so you only wake up early for class, not the weekends
  • Customize your settings using MeLoad software with your iPod/iPhone, then sync automatically when docked into the clock

EVOLTA Alkaline Batteries
Students will love these reliable, long lasting batteries to keep them powered up throughout the school year.

  • EVOLTA AA batteries hold a Guinness World Record™ for the longest lasting1 AA Alkaline battery in a wide range of devices.
  • Specifically designed to work with a variety of electronic devices ranging from low-middle-drain remote controls, portable radios and MP3 players to high-drain digital cameras and remote-control cars.
  • EVOLTA AA battery or AAA battery four-packs are available with a manufacturer’s suggested price (MSP) of $4.99. The AA or AAA eight-pack has an MSP of $8.99.
  • 1 Based on ANSI and IEC testing (as of January 15, 2008)
    © 2008 Guinness World Records Limited. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is a trade mark of Guinness World Records Limited.

HM-TA1 Pocket Sized Camcorder – $199.99
Tiny and portable, with SKYPE compatibility, memories of a lifetime will be captured in their full glory – and easily shared with friends and family.

  • Portable pocket sized camcorder captures special moments anywhere at any time
  • Built-in SKYPE compatibility means staying in touch with out-of-town friends & family is quick and easy
  • Three colour effects including Sepia, Black & White and Soft Skin, allow for fun and creative video capture
  • Will be available in September in thee fun colours – purple, dark grey and red – to suit any style!