TV navigation devices to laptop docks: Latest from technology world
Mar 18, 2012 (dpa - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Garmin navigation device turns into TV
Berlin -- Garmin is bringing a new navigation device to the market which turns into a television thanks to a built-in DVB-T antenna. The nuvi 2585TV has a 5-inch touchscreen display and besides TV programs it can also play videos and MP3s from a micro SD card. As a navigation system, it also has the three-dimensional traffic avoidance system 3D Traffic, which updates traffic details in real time. The device is available now costs 299 euro (390 dollars).
Connect mouse and keyboard to Xbox and Playstation
Berlin -- Console game players can now use mouse and keyboard instead of the gamepad with a new adapter from Hama. This controlling option makes sense for example for first-person shooter games. The Speedshot converter connects the console and new controlling devices via the USB port. Gamers are free to decide which keys or mouse functions correlate to which gamepad buttons and the sensitivity level is also adjustable. The Speedshot converter is available now in shops with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions each costing 60 euros (79 dollars). The mouse and keyboard are not included in the price.
G Data updates security software
Berlin -- G Data has introduced the latest version of its security software with the 2013 version offering better protection for online banking and hourly updates. It is available in two packages. AntiVirus costs 30 euros and protects against all forms of malware while InternetSecurity costs 35 euro and includes a spam filter and a child protection feature. A combination of the packages is also available under the name TotalProtection, which costs 40 euros. The additional 10 euro also allows for the software to be installed on up to three computers. Those with valid G Data licenses can update their security software free of charge.
Docking station for laptops with USB 3.0
Berlin -- Toshiba's dynadock docking station will soon be available in a version with a USB 3.0 connection. Laptop users can use the dynadock U3.0 to connect numerous devices and monitors with a single USB cable. The station offers three USB 3.0 ports, two normal USB connections, an HDMI out port and one for DVI as well. The integrated graphic controller allows the laptop screen to be displayed on up to four different devices. The station will hit the market this month and will cost about 179 euros.
New PocketBook reader with touchscreen and multi-tasking
Berlin -- The new e-book reader Touch 622 from PocketBook will hit the market with a six-inch e-ink touchscreen display. The menu and arrow controls from other PocketBook models are still present. But readers can better multi-task, switching among various open books within seconds. The Touch 622 with integrated WiFi and 2 GB internal memory will hit shops this month for 179 euros.
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