This week’s featured products are the new HSDPA phone from 3, Epson’s all-in-one printer (pictured) and organisational software from Mindgenius.com
What is it? Broadband-ready mobile phone
How much? €279 on 3Pay or €49-€179 on contract
The MOTORAZR V3xx, available from 3 Ireland, is a multimedia phone that can access new high-speed mobile data networks. The handset uses a HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) connection, which is capable of speeds up to 3.3Mbps.
For the user, this means being able to access streaming music, TV or videos at much higher speeds than 3G. 3’s HSDPA network is scheduled to be available nationally at the end of the month.
The V3xx is the thinnest and sleekest of Motorola’s 3G RAZR range, measuring just 15mm, with a 2.2-inch clear colour screen. It comes in a black or burnt metal finish and a precision cut keypad.
Epson Stylus DX7000F
What is it? All-in-one device
How much? €177.99 including Vat
Epson’s Stylus DX7000F is an all-in-one device that can print, scan, copy and fax, with a fast printing function and individual inks.
For cost-conscious small businesses, the device’s colour inks are divided between four cartridges priced at €10 that can be replaced as needed.
The unit prints and scans at high resolution and its functions can be accessed via one-touch buttons on the control panel.
At its fastest rate, the DX7000F can run at 27 pages per minute in mono and colour, with a photo printing option at 29 seconds.
What is it? Organisational software
How much? Free 30-day trial, €217 to buy
One of the many banes of a stressed businessperson’s life is gathering thoughts for a presentation or conference, writing a report or simply compiling to-do lists.
Often ideas are unstructured and they can amount to nothing more than a scribble on a piece of paper.
MindGenius note-taking software is aimed at self improvement by providing clarity of thought and purpose in whatever task needs doing, such as brainstorming, project management, decision making or analysis.
Users can put their ideas into context and create mind maps to show how they are linked.
MindGenius is available in business, education and home use versions.
By Gordon Smith