Archive for July, 2006

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After a hard day of mousing is your hand twisted into a frozen non-functional claw? Maybe it’s not quite that bad, but all those hours spent clutching your mouse can tense up your hand muscles and lead to tendinitis, tenosynovitis and all kinds of scary sounding repetitive stress disorders.


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The Hoverstop mouse helps you minimize the amount of time you hand spends on the mouse. First it detects if your hand is on the mouse. It then monitors if you are actually using it (clicking, scrolling). If you are not using it for more than 10 seconds, it will vibrate softly to remind you to take your hand away and relax. This will give you many mini breaks per hour. Meanwhile you continue to work normally thinking, reading, without being disturbed. If you need the mouse again, just pick it up to resume work.

Product Features
– Symmetrical three-button mouse with scroll wheel
– Built in sensor and vibration help remind you to rest your mouse hand
– 800-dpi optical sensor
– Mouse is plug-and-play on all common operating systems and will operate both on USB and PS/2


The price of the Hoverstop Mouse is $69.99.

If you are interested in trying on of those mouses…

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The eo, a new Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) which is powered by the 1.0GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor, a new Ultra Low Voltage processor that provides longer battery life than traditional Low Voltage processors, eo was designed with ultimate productivity and convenience in mind.

The eo UMPCs comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition as well as with the new Microsoft Touch Pack. Standout features of Touch Pack include the easy-to-use Program Launcher and Dial Keys, which enable the user to input text directly on-screen with their thumbs.

With USB 2.0, wireless networking, Bluetooth connectivity, enhanced touch screen capabilities and voice recognition, eo was developed to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s highly mobile population. Smaller than a typical day planner, eo fits easily into a backpack, handbag or briefcase and represents the new generation of mobile computing.

Specification
CPU: 1.0 GHz VIA C7-M ULV
Operating System: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with Touch Pack
System Memory: 1 x SODIMM slot 256MB Standard, (Upgradeable to 1.0GB)
Hard Drive: 2.5″ (9.5mm), 40GB UDMA 133 5.400rpm
Chipsets: VIA VN800 with integrated VIA UniChrome Pro graphics, VT8237R Southbridge
Video Controller: VIA 16MB – 64MB
VGA Resolution: 800×480 Native, Zoom display 800×600, 1024×600 @ 800×480
Display Ultra: Slim 7″ Wide-Angle View TFT LCD
Input Device: Four wire resistive touch screen
User Interface: 1 x Power on/off switch, 1 x Wireless on/off switch, 1 x D-pad with enter, Left Mouse Button, Right Mouse Button, 4x Function Keys, PageUp, PageDown, Key Lock, Volume Up, Volume Down, Synaptics Transtouch Stick Cursor
Communications: QCOM 802.11b/g WLAN (5V and 3V solution), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (IVT Corp.) Class 1
I/O Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Headphone/Stereo Mic combo, 1x 36-pin Cradle Connector (cradle provides 2xUSB 2.0, DB-15, 10/100 RJ-45, Power, Audio In, Audio Out)
Audio: VT1618 – AC97 Codec, Built-In 1W Speaker, 3.5mm Headphone & Stereo Microphone Combo Jack
Case: Plastic Case
Battery: Re-chargeable 26w Lithium ION Battery (2200mAh)
Accessories Included: AC Adapter with Cord Set, Headphone/Microphone Combo, User’s Manual, Utility CDs (Restore & Utilities), 1 Year Limited Warranty
Accessories Optional: External CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive, USB Modem or GSRM Modem, Docking Cradle with additional I/O Ports, 2 Year & 3 Year Extended Warranty
Size: 8.98″ x 5.75 ” x 0.98″ (W x H x D)
Weight: <2 lbs with Battery Pack
The price of the eo UMPC v7110 starts at $899, but you have the option to upgrade the standard configuration thus making the price higher.

If you are interested in getting a TabletKiosk eo UMPC v7110 (white/black)…

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For more than 25 years, Depeche Mode has been one of the music industry’s most prolific bands selling over 50 million sound carriers in that time. The band from Basildon near London is heralding in its third decade in the business with the new album “Playing the Angel”.

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Additionally to supporting conventional MP3, WMA and OGG files, the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode further implements WMA DRM (Digital Rights Management) 9 format, often needed for playing songs purchased in the Internet. It can also play back videos, display JPEG photos, receive FM radio and be used as a dictation machine. This new i.Beat is aimed at music fanatics who not only want to listen to music files and radio, but also want to watch music videos. The stylishly designed player is available in black, with white overprint, and 256 MB to 2 GB of storage capacity. This translates to up to 600 songs or 20 hours of video.

Just 14.2mm thick, the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode is an extremely flat and dexterous multi-talented gadget. The crystal clear color display and ergonomic navigation with animated menu guidance provide for quick access to the stored multimedia files. The i.Beat vision Depeche Mode also comes with powerful software for converting existing video data into the employed MPEG4 format. The MPEG4 videos can then be played on the 1.3″ TFT color LCD display with a resolution of 160 x 120 pixels and 262,000 brilliant colors.

The SRS WOW setting of the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode provides users with impressive sound quality in surround sound. A further highlight is the USB host function (on the go = OTG) which allows images to be copied across directly from digital cameras, for example. Consequently, the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode can also be used for mobile data storage, exchanging information with the PC via a high-speed USB 2.0 interface.

With dimension of just 75.2mm x 34.5mm x 14.2mm, the trendy player is particularly wieldy. Its powerful lithium polymer power pack is also recharged via the USB interface.

The price of the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode MP3 player is between $203 and $309, depending of the size of the built in flash memory (256 MB to 2 GB).

More information about the i.Beat vision Depeche Mode MP3 player…


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