New Products from Gateway, Belkin, Motorola, Bluelounge

Netbook, Bluetooth mouse, smartphone, computer desk.

by / September 1, 2009

Gateway's first 11.6-inch netbook with a full-size keyboard delivers functionality and performance. Gateway introduced the LT3100 netbook with high-definition 11.6-inch display, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g connectivity and an AMD Athlon processor. It weighs 3.14 pounds and measures about an inch thick. The netbook has up to 2 GB of DDR2 memory and up to a 250 GB internal hard drive. Available with a 6-cell battery, the LT3100 provides up to five hours of battery life.

Belkin's new wireless Bluetooth comfort mouse is designed to fit the user's hand. The mouse connects wirelessly to laptops via built-in 2.4 GHz Bluetooth. The device scrolls horizontally and vertically, is compatible with Macs and PCs, and comes in black or white. A laser optical sensor lets users mouse on different surfaces.

The Motorola Karma available from AT&T is a compact messaging device that lets users express themselves any way they want, whether texting, blogging, tweeting or talking. The smartphone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 2.0 megapixel camera. The Karma has IM-style texting with an all-in-one view of messages, and easy scroll navigation lets users keep track of conversations and stay organized. Instant messages can be sent to multiple people at once using services like Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

Bluelounge StudioDesk: The Ultimate Cable Management Solution StudioDesk's sliding top surface uncovers a large storage compartment that conceals peripheral hardware and accompanying cables. A slot across the width of the desktop lets the user interconnect hidden power strips, AC adapters, hubs, external hard drives, routers, etc. - keeping the desktop clutter-free. An opening below the StudioDesk's rear corners means one cable can connect everything to a power socket. The desk features solid mahogany legs and details. White laminate is used for the desktop surfaces and storage spaces. StudioDesk measures 47x27.5x29.5 inches.

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