Weekly high-tech product releases: world’s first 3D consumer camcorder, solar backpack

High-tech product releases announced the week ending July 28 include the world's first consumer 3D camcorder, a backpack that will charge your mobile devices, a wireless trackpad that will replace your mouse, a portable Blu-ray disc player, a powerful desktop computer, and a point-and-shoot camera that focuses on design.

World's first 3D consumer camcorder
Panasonic is giving consumers the opportunity to create their own 3D home movies with the release of the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, the world's first consumer camcorder capable of capturing stereoscopic videos. Consumers can chop and change between 3D and 2D thanks to the removable 3D conversion lens. Additional features include full 1080p HD recording, 12x optical zoom, time lapse recording, and 5.1-channel audio recording. The 3D camcorder will go on sale in October for $1,399.95 in the US and at the end of September for €1399 in Europe.

A backpack that charges your devices while you're in the sun

SEIZ Apparel S.L.'s U01 Solar Backpack is a "mini traveling power plant" that uses the sun's rays to charge your mobile devices. The solar panel is integrated into the front of the bag giving it a distinctive futuristic look. The solar panel converts sunlight into energy and stores it in a battery pack for when you need it the most. In addition to looking cool and being environmentally friendly, the backpack can also be customized with personalized text on the shoulder strap, different colors and a 15, 13 or 11" space for your laptop. Bags can be purchased from http://www.seizpacks.com/en with Solar Backpack prices starting from 328€.

A "magic" trackpad that replaces your mouse
Apple has launched a "Magic Trackpad" add-on for desktop computer users that enables them to control their computer with finger-based gestures. The wireless device lets consumers use the multitouch gestures they have grown used to on their laptop trackpads and i-devices (like pinch to zoom, image rotation, inertial scrolling, and three-finger swipes) on their desktop. The Magic Trackpad is priced at $69 and available now.

A compact portable Blu-ray disc player for 3D media on the go
Plextor's External USB-Powered Blu-ray ROM, the PX-B120U, is a compact device that lets you play your media on virtually any computer without having to plug it into a power supply. It features 4x Blu-ray playback, a top-loading mechanism for easy access, a bundled media player and a 2-year warranty. The PX-B120U sells for £92 ($140, €110) and is available now across Europe.

A customizable desktop computer with 50 percent greater performance
Apple's updated Mac Pro is a highly configurable desktop computer that packs in up to 12 processing cores and up to four 512GB solid state drives. The aluminum-bodied Mac Pro also comes with two Mini DisplayPorts so you can connect two LED Cinema Displays, an ATI Radeon HD graphics processor, Apple's OS X Snow Leopard, and iLife. The Mac Pro will be available in August with prices starting from $2,499.

A point-and-shoot digital camera that focuses on design
The FujiFilm FinePix Z800EXR point-and-shoot digital camera combines a stylish exterior with a next-generation EXR sensor and high-speed auto focus. The camera has a 3.5 inch high resolution touchscreen and shoots 12 megapixel images. It also comes with a 5x optical zoom, intelligent image stabilization, face recognition, motion panorama, and 720p video recording. The FinePix Z800EXR will start shipping in late August 2010 for $229.95.

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