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New Products from Smartmatic, Alienware, Samsung, Solio

Biometric scanner, notebook computer, touchscreen phone, solar hybrid charger.

by / March 4, 2009

ID Collector

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.


Beam Me Up

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.


Take a Gander

Samsung's Behold touchscreen phone is available through T-Mobile USA and features a 3-inch LCD with virtual, landscape QWERTY touchpad. It includes a 5-megapixel camera and camcorder with flash and autofocus. Its memory card slot expands up to 16 GB. The phone offers text messaging, instant messaging and e-mail, along with a music and video player and stereo Bluetooth.


Here Comes the Sun

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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