New Products: March 08

 

Screen Security

Keeping digital documents safe from prying eyes can be difficult, but Targus has released a range of Anti-Glare Privacy Screens to stop wandering eyes from landing on sensitive information.

The easily portable micro-slim film can be attached to your notebook or LCD monitor with either specifically designed adhesive strips or tab guides, and narrows the viewing angle to a maximum of 45 degrees of the central viewing line—anyone not sitting directly in front only sees a dark, unclear screen.

The anti-glare screen relieves eyestrain and will protect your screen against scratches and other damage.

Starting at $99.95, models are available for a variety of screen sizes and come with a two-year warranty.

www.targus.com.au

Thin As Air

The world’s thinnest notebook is here, or so says Apple, and with a maximum thickness of 1.9cm that thins to 0.4cms, we’re not surprised. While on the skinny side, MacBook Air is no lightweight when it comes to capabilities. Still with a full-size keyboard and a 13-inch display screen, it also has built-in iSight and a spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so you can ‘pinch’, ‘rotate’ and ‘swipe’.

The MacBook comes with iLife as well, and includes new versions of iPhoto and iMovie. And with a backlit keyboard for dimly lit environments and an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts both the brightness of keys and display, you shouldn’t have any problems with visibility.

Retailing at $2,499, the energy efficient notebook contains a mercury-free LCD display and an aluminium enclosure, ideal for later recycling.

www.apple.com.au

Itsy Bitsy

Measuring just over 3.5cm, Kingston’s DataTraveler Mini with Migo software has the ability to transform any computer into a personalised workspace. The miniature flash drive automatically synchronises data when re-connected to any previously synchronised computer, but leaves none of your files on other systems.

Easily attachable to a keychain, or cord, the customised multifunction USB is also available in three colours, varying by capacity. And with a sliding retractable USB connector, there’s no chance of losing the cover.

Prices start from $XX and include a five-year guarantee.

www.kingston.com/anz

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Farming Logos

Need a logo? The Custom Logo Pack is your connection to Logofarm’s team of graphic designers. Submit briefs and review suggestions without leaving your office, or talk face to face with the included webcam. Logofarm will then email you three different logos, and you can choose the one most suitable to your business. Based on email feedback, the chosen logo can be revised up to three times.

The Custom Logo Pack is available for $529 and is the first of three packages on offer.

www.logofarm.com

Stay Seated

We’re all used to channel surfing on our television sets, and for those who connect their PC to the TV, it’s now possible to do a little computer surfing. Logitech’s diNovo Mini is a cordless palm-sized keyboard and media remote, with Bluetooth long-range wireless technology (up to 30 feet).

So if your PC has Bluetooth compatibility and is installed with Windows Media Center, you can lounge back and flick through all your entertainment content in comfort. You can even type in and send instant messages with the diNovo.

This sleek silver and black number also comes with backlighting and a ClickPad that you can use as a touch pad to point, scroll and click, or as a directional pad to navigate menus and make selections. And with rechargeable Li-ion batteries lasting up to one month, it’s easy to stay juiced up and in control.

The diNovo is available for $199.

www.logitech.com.au

Video Calls

Sony has released the newest member of its IP video conferencing family, the PCS-TL33. The slim and lightweight body with a screen that doubles as a PC monitor can be used on both desktops and small meeting areas. And its electronic pan, tilt and zoom camera, with a wide-angle lens and 3x digital zoom, works to provide better image quality. Audio clarity has also been improved with echo-cancelling dual integrated speakers.

One-click dialling with picture icons is possible for up to 30 contacts, but storing personal contact details on a separate memory stick is an option too. Another option from this $4,000 unit is the three window layout, with presentation notes on the left and two videoconferencing images on the right.

www.sony.com.au

H20 with your audio

If adventure sports are your idea of a break from work, this nifty little case may be just what you’re after. Anaconda’s H20 Audio’s Waterproof Armour Series is a waterproof case for your Apple iPod that can withstand some serious pummelling. The case is waterproof up to three metres and allows full access to controls; even the scroll. Whether you’re swimming, kayaking, biking or skiing, your tunes can come along for the ride.

The cases are available for all iPod generations and start from $79. The package is completed with $70 waterproof headphones.

www.anaconda.com.au

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