Sensitive Scan

The Panasonic 4085CL color scanner processes up to 85 pages per minute/170 images per minute at 300 dpi. It handles mixed-batch scanning of differently sized documents and automatically crops mixed-batch documents to the appropriate size. The scanner detects staples and prevents paper from double feeding, slipping and jamming. The 4085CL directly scans to PDF or TIFF files, and the scanner can crank out 50,000 pages a day. The automatic document feeder holds 300 pages.

Digital Switcheroo

The Belkin SOHO KVM (keyboard video mouse) switch lets users share one monitor, keyboard and mouse between two or more computers, saving desktop space. The design incorporates a built-in USB 2.0 two-port hub and touch-sensitive buttons on the front for convenient switching. A four-USB port model is also available. The company offers VGA or DVI (digital visual interface), and PS/2 or USB connections.

Multidimensional Mouse

3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator for notebooks is a three-dimensional mouse that contains an optical sensor to recognize six degrees of motion. Users can pan, zoom and rotate by lightly pushing, pulling, twisting or tilting the mouse's cap. The mouse has two programmable function keys and weighs about one-half pound. The mouse is designed for use in GIS and computer-aided design applications, and it comes with a travel case.

Slick Slider

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 arc-slider phone features touch navigation on an 800x480, 65,536-color TFT screen. It offers handwriting recognition and a 3.2-megapixel camera, and supports e-mail and RSS feeds. The phone contains up to 400 MB of memory and supports a microSD memory card. It operates on GSM, GPRS and EDGE networks. The flight mode disables phones' radio receivers and transmitters so users can safely utilize other functions.

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor