July 29, 2008 By Miriam Jones
Map, Gab, Connect
The Garmin nüvifone touchscreen device combines a phone, Web browser and personal navigator. Navigation offers turn-by-turn directions and calculates a new route if users miss a turn. Functions include e-mail, text and instant messaging. Nüvifone's camera takes photos and automatically tags the images' latitude and longitude. Users can later navigate back to an image's location. The device includes a video camera, MP3 and MPEG4/AAC.
Samsung's 2232GW widescreen, 22-inch monitor sports 1680x1050 resolution and 2 millisecond response time. The LCD has a black glossy cabinet and matte panel surface. It has 300 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 typical contrast ratio (3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio). It receives analog RGB and DVI signals, and has D-sub and DVI-D connectors. With the tilting stand, the monitor measures 20.4x16.5x8.3 inches and weighs 11 pounds.
The Adesso AKB-230 keyboard is water resistant, flexible, and dust and contaminant-proof. The 109-key, flat design decreases negative-angle stress to users' wrists. It consists of a silicon-based material and weighs 9.6 ounces. The full-sized keyboard can withstand temperatures of 32 degrees to 175 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a USB connection and includes a PS/2 adapter.
The AgfaPhoto DV-5000G multimedia camera has a CMOS sensor with 5 megapixel resolution (11 megapixel interpolated). It has an MP3 player, a built-in 8x digital zoom and swivel 3-inch color display that automatically rotates into the best position. The camera records movies in AVI (MPEG 4) format with a resolution of 720x480 pixels at 30 frames per second.
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