Friday, July 3, 2009

Gadget Sessions: A biometric fingertip a mouse?

It’s a way to safeguard your computer while you're away from your desk with the biometric fingertip identification reader built right in. Fellowes Secure Touch Optical is said to be mini sized & that the fingerprint authenticator functions at over 99% accuracy rate.

It eliminates the need to remember passwords and provides protection against unauthorized use of your PC. Fellowes bundled the mouse with the OmniPass Security Software for managing fingerprint recognition access to your PC or notebook. The software includes a wizard that guides you through creating an identification profile. The software's Single Touch Log-On feature lets you perform startup and Windows authentication with the touch of your finger. Suggested retail was $99, but you can find it for about $80 if you do a web search (Amazon).

Via Fellowes Secure Touch Optical

Monday, June 1, 2009

Gadget Sessions: Playing games at the office & don’t want to get caught?

The Stealth Switch is the answer. Install the software and plug the hidden foot switch in. It either goes between the keyboard and your computer, or just into an available USB port. Once installed just a light tap on the foot switch hidden under your desk and it will work its magic for you. Based on your preferences, it can hide the current window, hide all windows, or hide all windows except for specified windows. Not just minimize, mind you, but totally erase from your screen. The Stealth Switch can also mute the sound, hide the taskbar, hide the desktop icons, and password protect the restore function.

When the coast is clear, another quick tap and you are ready to W.O.W, instant message, tweet or whatever you prefer in peace. The Software requires: Win 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP Home/Pro $24.99. From Think Geek.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Gadget Sessions: Acousticbuds in Full Effect!

I know I’m not alone when it comes to the ear buds that are shipped with iPods, and many of other major MP3 players. The audio isn’t ‘that’ bad, but they seem to be designed to fit about 1% of the ears people have. I haven’t came across one person yet who said: “Nice!, the ear buds that came with my MP3 player are SO comfortable!” Well guess what ladies and gentlemen? There’s a new product that can go a long way to make those ear buds you already have, a lot more comfortable. They’re called Acoustibuds and they’re a better fit, stay in the ears and improve the sound quality. In my search for a new pair, I like these a lot. Acoustibuds only come in two sizes and that’s enough. “The thin, flexible silicone rubber fins are angled to assure optimum position and contact within many different types and size ears”. They will not fit on every kind of earphone, however. Acoustibuds are designed to fit "flat faced" ear-buds like those that come with your iPods, iPhones, mp3 players and some cell phones. They are not developed to work with in-ear headphones. The price is good as well. A retail package includes one of each of the two sizes of noise-isolating earphone adapters and two storage pouches.

The price is under $15.00 They’re available in white or black, and can be purchased on

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gadget Sessions: The compact projector small enough for your pocket!

This is the 3M Micro Professional Projector (MPro110). You can connect it to most digital video devices to project photos, movies & files virtually anywhere. Use your Video iPod for example and this portable projector turns a wall into your personal theater (assuming you can dim the lights of course).

The MPro110 has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and a native resolution of 640 x 480 VGA. It lets you project video and photos from your video phone; share videos and movies from your video camera; create a slick slide show from your digital camera and even project your portable gaming console while on the road. Madden. Enough said. It uses LED technology for up to 10,000 hours of operation. The kit includes MPro110 power supply, VGA cable, video cable kit and battery. You’ll be using the AC adaptor a lot because battery life is just one hour. For more information, including device compatibility, video demo and reviews, check out:
Price is $359.95.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A simple way to put video on your PSP, iPod, or USB device!

Check out the Pinnacle Video Transfer (PVT). This is the one of the easiest ways to record video. On the bottom end of the PVT just connect the DC power and a USB flash drive. The other end of the unit has the video connections. The LED’s are also positioned above each of the video/audio inputs and the USB port. When the unit is turned on, the blue LED’s let you know the unit “sees” audio & video and the USB drive. The composite A/V cable comes w/ the PVT, but you have to supply your own S-video cable. After connecting the cables and plugging in a USB storage device, turn the device on by pressing the “Mode” button. When all the LED’s have turned blue, select the recording quality. Then hit the REC button. All the LED’s then turn red to confirm that you’re recording.

Note: There’s a warning not to remove the USB drive until its LED turns blue. When you search the drive on your computer, the recordings will be in the Video directory. Each video is numbered according to the sequence in which it was recorded, but you can easily change the file name yourself. The PVT can record directly to most iPods and the PSP as well. The PVT can be found on Amazon and bought for about $110 to $120.00.


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