Portable Projector

PLUS Vision Corp.'s new V3 series of mobile projectors includes the V3-111, an 800-lumen SVGA (800 x 600) projector, and the V3-131, a 1000-lumen XGA (1024 x 768) projector. Both are 1.38 inches thick with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and employ Digital Light Processing by Texas Instruments. The V3 series offers support for video standards including 480p, 576p 780p and 1080i interlaced high-definition imaging, and allows for video input from sources including component (YCbCr, YPbPr), S-video and composite video. Other features include 2x digital zoom, quiet performance and a presentation timer.

Color Handheld

The Java-based BlackBerry 7280 wireless handheld combines phone, e-mail, SMS, organizer, Web and corporate data applications. The new high-resolution screen displays crisp images and supports more than 65,000 colors. The 7280 also features cradle-free wireless e-mail synchronization, integrated attachment viewing, remote address look up, and secure, push-based wireless connectivity. It operates on Cingular's 850/1,900 MHz GSM/GPRS network in the United States and supports international roaming on 1,800 MHz networks.

LCD Monitor

IBM's ThinkVision L190p is a 19-inch flat panel LCD monitor that displays images at 1280 x 1024 resolution. Its ergonomic stand keeps the base stationary while the monitor swivels 135 degrees in either direction. The L190p features 500:1 contrast ratio, 25 millisecond response time, wide 170 degree viewing angles, and offers one-button access to frequently used monitor functions that adjust brightness and switch between dual input sessions.

Digital Pen

The Logitech io Personal Digital Pen captures everything users write or draw on special digital paper, like notes, ideas, sketches, drawings, e-mail, calendar or to-do list entries. When using digital pen and paper, a tiny camera in the pen registers the pen's movement across the grid surface on the paper, storing it as a series of map coordinates that correspond to the exact location of the page. Users download the handwritten notes to a PC via the USB cradle, where the pen and software automatically them by user specification.

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor