Three X Series, Energi To Go, LogMeIn Pro, NEC Accusync 193WXM

Energi To Go
RRP: $34.95

This is one of those ‘why didn’t they think of that before’ ideas. How many times do our phone batteries run out when we’re nowhere near the charger or a power socket? But we run electrical devices from batteries, so why not use them to charge a mobile? Just insert two AA batteries and plug in the relevant connector for your brand. Palm was the only model we found that wasn’t catered for, but even at this price it could be the technology purchase of the year. 3/5

Three X Series

X Series is Australian 3G provider Three’s attempt to bring the mobile online experience to Australian users. They’ve teamed up with eBay, Skype, MSN and more to bring a suite of applications to your mobile, the kind you’re more used to using on a PC. Mobile data for web isn’t new, but complicated pricing has been a barrier to entry for most Australian consumers. X Series is a step in the right direction in that regard, but it’ll remain to be seen if we take to mobile data as wholeheartedly as the Koreans or Japanese. 3.5/5

LogMeIn Pro
$12.95/mth per PC

Remote access software isn’t new. Even in the pre-web bulletin board days support technicians used programs to remotely control your computer to solve problems. LogMeIn is a web-based service that offers the same functionality, putting the power of remotely controlling computers in the hands of the average PC user. You simply install a utility on every PC or device you want to access, log in through their website and are transported to the desktop or deice screen you select — even an iPod. It’s not quite the same as being there, but for sending a quick email or updating a document on the run, LogMeIn Pro is the answer. 3.5/5

NEC Accusync 193WXM
RRP: $389

This 19′ LCD screen will be a great looking addition to your desktop with its cool, matte black profile. The maximum resolution of 1440×900 means you’ll see a lot of detail over a wide area and the picture quality is very high, with none of the artefacts or ‘ghosting’ you see on desktop icons using some LCD monitors. Strangely, there’s no DVI cable in the box (the digital picture signal system) but there’s a DVI port on the unit, so depending on the age of your computer you might be up for a further $30-40. 4/5

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  • 3D Artist
  • APC
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Film Stories
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo