March 4, 2009 By Miriam Jones
The Smartmatic PARmobile collects biographic and biometric information and verifies identity. It can be used in large-scale projects like civil or voter registration, national identification and immigration control. The unit includes a fingerprint scanner, signature pad, digital camera and electronic identification reader. It prints voter lists, identity documents and electronic cards. The PARmobile operates for three hours on its own and up to eight hours when connected to an external battery.
Alienware's M17 notebook contains the Intel Core2 Extreme QX9300 mobile quad-core processor and dual 500 GB hard drives (One terabyte of storage capacity total). The laptop has an internal Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 a/b/g/draft-N, a 17-inch extreme high-definition 1920 x 1200 resolution display, dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 cards and 3 GB of DDR3 memory. Also included are a 2.0 megapixel tilting Webcam, 7-in-1 media card reader, ExpressCard slot and fingerprint reader.
Solio's magnesium edition solar hybrid charger lets users charge devices day or night. Its internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery stores power for up to one year. The set includes cables and adapters for various late-model cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras and other devices. Solio claims that one hour of sunshine equals 20 minutes talk time. The charger also comes with a universal wall adapter.
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