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Epson has added 12 new models to its consumer projector range, offering customers expanded features at accessible prices. 

For home cinema and entertainment enthusiasts, the Epson EH-TW610, EH-TW650, EH-TW5400, EH-TW5600 and EH-TW5650 offer some standout features included within the range: the addition of lens shift (EH-TW5600 and EH-TW5650), miracast and screen-mirroring (EH-TW5650) and built-in Wi-Fi (EH-TW610, EH-TW650). For an immersive experience, movie lovers will appreciate detail enhancement and frame interpolation (EH-TW5400, EH-TW5600 and EH-TW5650), providing more fluid action and reducing motion blur in fast moving screens, resulting in smoother and sharper images.

The latest models also offer a balance of home and work needs, with the Epson EB-S05, EB-X05, EB-W05, EB-U05, EB-S41, EB-X41 and EB-W41. These projectors offer a range of resolutions, optional Wi-Fi and extras like a compact carry case (EB-S41, EB-X41, EB-W41).

The projectors  retail at between R11 999 and R12 999, depending on the model,

“From family and friends to business colleagues and clients, the latest range of projectors is sure to get everyone’s attention,” says Timothy Thomas, Epson South Africa’s consumer sales manager. “With expansive displays reaching up to 3000 inches, the large screen size is matched by its quality with Epson’s 3LCD technology making the display up to three times brighter than competitor products.”

Producing an equally high White and Colour Light Output from 2,500 to 3,600 lumens, 3LCD technology ensures a well-balanced image, delivering exceptionally bright yet colourful images, with clear details, even in sunny rooms. The high contrast ratio produces defined shadows and deep blacks.

All models are easy to set up and offer keystone correction to position the image. The EH-TW5600 and EH-TW5650 also come with a 1.6x zoom and vertical lens shift, for an ever faster and more refined set up. Accessing content is fuss free with a single (EB-S05, EB-X05, EB-W05, EBS41, EB-X41, EB-W41) or double HDMI input (EH-TW610, EH-TW650, EH-TW5400, EH-TW5600, EHTW5650, EB-U05) for connecting DVD players, games consoles and more.

“Thanks to the incredibly long lamp life, the projectors offer up to 15 years’ worth of entertainment,” says Thomas. “This means they’re a long-term, affordable and hassle-free solution for anyone’s projection needs.”

The Epson EH-TW610, EH-TW650, EH-TW5400, EH-TW5600, EH-TW5650, EB-S05, EB-S05, EB-X05, EB-W05, EBS41, EB-X41 and EB-W41 will be available in South Africa at leading retailers from May 2018.

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Win a Poster Heater with Gadget and Takealot.com

This winter Gadget and Takealot.com are giving away three Poster Heaters, which look like posters but become heaters when you plug them in.

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Three Gadget readers will each win a unit, valued at R550 each. To enter, follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter and tell us on the @GadgetZA account how many Watts the heater consumes.

What’s the big deal about these heaters? Many of us are struggling to keep the balance between soaring electricity costs and the need to keep warm this winter.

However, the recently launched Poster Heater by EasyHeat and distributed in South Africa by Takealot.com is not only one of the most cost effective electric heaters currently on the market, it is also easy to setup and use.

As the name indicates, it is a poster similar to one you would hang on a wall. But, plug it in and it turns into a 300 Watt heater. The Poster Heater isn’t designed to heat hallways or large rooms, but rather smaller ones like a bedroom or a baby’s nursery or a dressing room.

It uses radiant heating, which means that it heats up in a couple of minutes and the heat is directed at the objects or people around it, quickly taking the chill out of the air and providing a comfortable ambient temperature.

The other advantage of radiant heating is that it doesn’t dry out the air like infrared or gas heaters. Users also don’t have to worry about their children or pets getting too close to it because, even though it gets hot, it can be touched.

To enter the competition follow the steps below:

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter. (We will ONLY be accepting entries via Twitter, so please don’t enter through the comments section of this article.)

2. Tell us on Twitter, via @GadgetZA, mentioning @Takealot in your posting, how many Watts the Poster Heater consumes.

cleardot.gif3. The competition closes on 31 July 2018.

4. Winners will be notified via Twitter on 1 August and Takealot.com will be in touch to organise delivery.

5. The competition is only open to South African residents.

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Happy Emoji Day! Here’s 10 reasons to be cheerful

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

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Scientist suggest that the use of emojis will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emojis to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

1.       The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emojis for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

2.       South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”… how sweet SA!

3.       French is the only language where a ‘smiley’ does not top the list for its use

4.       On average, over 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day

5.       For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015

6.       According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart

7.       To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017

8.       It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas

9.       In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s

 

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