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Five Gadgets to Say out with the Old, in with the New

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12homespunweb.jpgRISMEDIA, Jan. 2, 2008-While the advent of the iPhone seemed to be the “end-all” as far as technologies were concerned for 2007, there are other electronics making their debut that have been making the lives of professionals both a little easier and not to mention, fun.

Double Duty: iMuffs Headphones

These wireless headphones work with both your iPod and your Bluetooth phone. With no cords to get in the way, the controls that allow you to pause, change volume and skip tracks are placed right on the headphones. When used with your Bluetooth phone, the iMuffs will pause your iPod and ring through the headphones, allowing you to talk through the built-in microphone. The headphones can connect from up to 30 feet away.
Price: $179.99


Come Together: LifeSize Express

Face-to-face video communication is key in today’s workplace conditions with colleagues and project teams spread out across the world. The LifeSize Express high definition video communication system is designed to bring people together to share ideas, travel less and always be present. Being able to see and hear your colleagues clearly will improve your company’s productivity. The system includes a high-definition codec, high-definition camera, high-definition microphone and a wireless remote. LifeSize Express can be used with any HD display or monitor.
Price: N/A


All In One: Gateway One

A compact, all-in-one design and powerful technology make the Gateway One the ideal PC for work or home. Designed to simplify every interaction you have with your PC, the slim and wireless design create a workspace that is free of wire clutter, as the One features a single power cord, and gives you the freedom to work in a style that best suites your needs. A separate power bar allows additional outputs to be kept away from your workspace.
Price: $1,299.99 to $1,799.99


Pocket PC: OQO Full PC

The OQO model 02 is a full-featured, mobile PC that weighs in at one pound. Built for the road, the mobile PC comes equipped with a backlit thumb keyboard, track stick and TouchScrollers. It also comes standard with WiFi and Bluetooth technology, making it easy to stay connected no matter where you are. The model 02 can even be hooked to a docking station allowing for connection to a full size display, keyboard, mouse, and wired Ethernet.
Price: $1,299 to $2,349


World Class Traveler: 12 Language Speaking Translator

If your job keeps you traveling overseas, Frontgate’s portable translator will come in handy. The translator includes voice recordings in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Russian, Dutch, English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish and Portuguese. The pocket-size translator also includes an organizer, calculator, local/world clock, and a currency and metric converter.
Price: $199


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