Garmin’s new Foretrex 401 GPS device is an improvement over its 201. About 20% smaller than the original, it has a display that is about the same size. Designed for the outdoorsy type, it is lightweight, waterproof, and features a 2-axis digital compass, barometric altimeter and USB connection for data sharing and updates. At a weight of only 3 oz., the 401 needs 2 AAA batteries for up to 24 hours of usage and should retail for about $250.000 this month.
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Kingston’s DataTraveler 200 can handle up to 128GB of flash memory. The company’s Andrew Ewing says it can hold an entire library of music, photos and videos, not to mention large databases. The DT2000 has password protection and needs no administrations rights. Choose between a 32GB for $120.00, 64GB for $213.00 and the humongous 128GB at a price of $546.00.
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Those on the move will appreciate Goldtouch’s Go! Travel Keyboard. Weighing only about a pound, its 13.25 x 6 x 1-inch size is about the same as on 14-inch notebooks. Ergonomically correct, it has a soft key touch, low activation force and full key travel distance. The keyboard adjusts up to 30 degrees, conveniently folds up when not in use and is compatible with 2000/XP/Vista and Mac. Connectible by USB or USB with PS2 adapter, contact Goldtouch for pricing.
Replace your annoying “You’ve got mail” announcement with the Email Notifier. When one arrives, the small device lights up and flashes to tell you the good (or not so good) news. Attach to your USB port with no external batteries or power source needed, and use it for both your home and business accounts. The notifier is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and most POP email services for GBP 13.99 (~$23.00.)
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What better use of a pico projector than to be adapted for small hardware as Aiptek has done with its T30 and T20. The T30 is geared for iPhone and iPod users who want to have a larger view than they get now with an RGB LED included and an image size of up to 50-inches. The T20 can be used with notebooks, needs a battery, has USB connectivity with a 640x480 resolution and a maximum image size of 42-inches. Both will become available by the end of the year with no price released so far.
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Nag your loved ones with this Video Fridge Magnet. Record up to 30 seconds of A/V with its built-in camera and recorder, and it will playback on a 1 1/2-inch LCD screen and speaker. When a message is stored on the device, an LED lights up. With one click of a button, the message plays back. When it needs a recharge, plug into your PC’s USB port. Although the magnet is temporarily out of stock, contact them if you would like to pre-order for GBP 29.99 (~$48.92.)
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Yesterday, Elecom showed off their Micro Grast designer mice. Today, it’s Logitech’s turn with their 2.4GHz wireless V220s. Available in a Limited Edition of 6 different designs, the Nano-receiver is practically plug into USB and forget it. The mouse has an indicator light for battery left and hits automatic sleep mode when not in use. With 1000 dpi optical tracking, match it up to your designer laptop for $29.99.
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Elecom’s Micro Grast laser mouse was designed by Tony Stark, the man that also created Iron Man. Plug into your USB port and the M-PG2DL has a micro receiver, compact size and buttons for forward and backwards. Ergonomically correct for better control, it has 60 hrs. of usage per charge, a frequency of 2.4GHz and communicates via a DS-SS system. Choose one of eight colors at a price of $89.95.
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This might be just the thing to give for Father’s Day, to encourage both book reading and computing. Solid Alliance has taken the concept of the old type of bookmark and combined it with a new USB drive. One is a 30 x 168 x 2mm Feather while the other is a 33 x 152 x 2mm pair of Glasses. Each holds up to 2GB memory and has a price of JPY 4,100.00 (~$42.00.)
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Philips has announced their GoGear line of products. Included is the Luxe MP3 player with a Bluetooth headset that allows a switch from music to call with one click. With 100 hours of battery life, FM tuner with 20 presets and caller ID, it has a price of $79.99. The Mix has a 4GB capacity, FM tuner with presets, a 25 hour battery life, USB connection and a price of $44.99.
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