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New Technology March ’07

Cameron Bayley brings you some of the latest business technology to make your work life a little easier.

1) PDA and GPS Navigation

Active ImageStay connected while on the road and take the most direct route with the Mio Digiwalker P550—a handy PDA and GPS navigation system combined. Powered by Windows Mobile 5.0, the P550 lets you edit Word documents, create PowerPoint Presentations and keep Excel documents up to date, all while out of the office. The portability factor of the PDA also means the GPS system can be transferred from car to car.

  • Features:
  • • SiRFstar III GPS system
  • • Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
  • • MP3 Player, Media Player and Picture Viewer
  • • Car accessories kit

Product: Mio Digiwalker P550

RRP: $799



2) Multi-function Printer

Active ImageWhile featuring four main functions, Epson are calling their new printer a ‘more in one’ device. With its fax, copy, scan and print solutions for the home or small office, the Stylus CX6900F comes with the Epson Creativity Suite of software to scan and print with a professional touch. The new Stylus uses individual ink cartridges so you only replace colours as needed, and will even alert you when one or more are running low.

  • Features:
  • • Macintosh and Windows compatible
  • • Up to 5760dpi resolution
  • • PhotoEnhance feature for easy photo optimisation
  • • Speed dial up to 60 addresses

Product: Epson Stylus CX6900F

RRP: $299



3) Acer MonitorActive Image

Bigger may just be better, with the launch of Acer’s largest monitor, the 26-inch AL2616W. With its high definition 1900 x 1200 screen resolution, and fast response time, this monitor is not just for gamers and movie buffs, but those who work in graphic design or use multiple applications at once. There’s no special graphics adapter required, thanks to the built-in DVI connection, and it’s compatible with current video graphics cards.

  •  Features:
  • • 582mm x 375mm
  • • Weighs 9.3kg
  • • 130W power consumption
  • • 5-millisecond response time

Product: Acer AL2616W Monitor

RRP: $1,799



4) Bluetooth Mobile Headset

Active ImageFunctionality and entertainment combined, Sony Ericsson’s latest Bluetooth mobile headset now includes stereo capabilities. The HBH-DS970 Bluetooth Stereo Headset allows you to listen to your favourite tunes without missing a call. Play, pause, view and select tracks while having the convenience of caller ID, call transfer, muting, redial and call reject—without pulling your mobile out of your pocket. Better still, the headset is compatible with a range of non-Sony Ericsson phones and even some Bluetooth-enabled music devices.

  • Features:
  • • 10-metre range
  • • 6 hours talk time, 300 hours standby
  • • 27 grams
  • • Automatic volume adjustment

Product: Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

RRP: $175



5) Wireless Keyboard

Active ImageWireless keyboards reduce clutter, and create flexibility in your workspace. Logitech calls its new diNovo Edge rechargeable keyboard their most elegant ever, and the most comfortable. At just over 7mm thick, with controls set flush with the keyboard surface, it’s designed especially for comfort. And connecting to PCs via Bluetooth, with up to 10 metres coverage, the sofa can become your new desk chair. Built-in navigational features are compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows Vista.

  • Features:
  • • Orange backlit controls
  • • Windows XP and XP Media Centre configuration
  • • Touch-sensitive volume slider
  • • One-touch access to Vista’s new search feature
  • • TouchDisc feature for navigating onscreen menus

Product: Logitech diNovo Edge wireless rechargeable keyboard

RRP: $349



6) Notebook PC

Active ImageMicrosoft and Toshiba have teamed up to create a new notebook PC, designed to incorporate all the latest PC functions of Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system, in a stylish white and black design. Security and connectivity is key, automatically detecting the strongest network connection available. And the Personal Information Assistant display means you’re always aware of incoming emails and calendar events, even if the system is closed or turned off.

  • Features:
  • • Ultraviolet scratch-resistant coating
  • • 80GB Hard Drive
  • • Hinged monitor for notebook or tablet modes
  • • 2048MB memory
  • • 12.1-inch diagonal widescreen display

Product: Toshiba Portege R400

RRP: $3,750


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