Verbatim’s newest product is designed for those of us who could use a bit more at-a-glance information from the USB hard drives strewn across our desks. The InSight portable hard drive has a display that is always on, which shows important information such as the drive name and available free space. It runs at 5400 rpm with an 8 MB cache. You should be able to purchase one for $120 for the 320GB model, and $150 for the 500GB version.
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For those of you who are afraid of accidentally smashing your thumb drive, then you might want to invest in the Tuff-Clip USB stick from Verbatim. Not only is it made of tough ABS plastic, but it has a retractable cap and handy clip-on hook. It is available in 4GB and 8GB versions for $30 and $50, respectively.
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Verbatim has gone colorful with its new Nano Wireless Mouse. The tiny receiver can be plugged in to your USB plug and left in a laptop or netbook or slid onto the bottom of the mouse so you don’t lose it. The 2.4 GHz ergonomic mouse works for both left and right-handers and has a programmable roller button. Compatible with Windows and Mac, it comes in 6 different colors and has a price of ~$25.00, depending on where you shop.
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Verbatim’s 96668 Keyboard is perfect for people who have now have external speakers with no on/off switch. It features integrated dual stereo with volume and bass keys. It also has back lighting for nighttime illumination with play and pause control on the media console, connects by USB and is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista. The Speaker Keyboard generally sells for about $79.00, but we managed to find one on Amazon with a $20.00 rebate if you purchase before December 23.
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As we store increasing amounts of music, photos, videos and software on our computers, the need for larger-capacity pocket drives continues to grow. Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go throws down the gauntlet, storing a whopping 12GB on a drive smaller than 3 inches high by 1.4 inches wide. The mini hard drive has a flip-out USB connector, and is compatible with most Windows, Mac and Linux systems. It even includes software such as Skype, AOL Instant Messenger and an email program, all of which can be run from the drive itself, and therefore can be used on any PC that connects to the internet. Priced at $179, look for the Store ‘n’ Go to hit retailers in the next few weeks.
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