May 5, 2009 in Business

GADGETS

 

It seems like almost everything is going green these days, so it stands to reason that PC makers would want to do the same.

One recent addition is the all-in-one PC MSI Wind Top AE1900. MSI Computer says the model uses no more than 50 watts of power at full operation, or about 80 percent less energy than a traditional desktop PC.

The space-saving model sports a touch-sensitive 18.5-inch, wide-screen display, a built-in webcam and a microphone. A model with a 1.16-gigahertz Intel Atom 230 processor, a 160-gigabyte hard drive, 1 gigabyte of memory, four USB ports and a four-in-one media card costs about $530. Online: www. msicomputer.com.

See what you saw: If your photo of the sunset doesn’t live up to your memory, a new imaging title from Light Crafts may be able to help.

The Aurora software specializes in mimicking the ability of the human eye to process images, which makes it easier for you to adjust photos so they more closely resemble what you saw – or think you saw.

In a rush? The program automatically provides quick editing suggestions and intuitive, visual editing tools that can help you re-create the perfect scene. Available as a download for PCs, the program costs about $20. Go to www.light crafts.com.

Take charge on the road: With Belkin’s Dual Auto Charger, you can charge both your iPod and your cell phone while driving to work, or if you’re lucky, the lake.

Equipped with two USB ports, the charger has one quick-charge port that powers gadgets at 1 amp and a second port, which charges devices with mini USB ports at 500 milliamps.

The charger is compatible with a variety of gadgets, including iPods, iPhones and BlackBerry devices. It costs $30. Visit: www.belkin.com.

Protect gadgets from the rough and tumble: Oops. You left your cell phone outside and it’s pouring rain. If it happens to be enclosed in a Pelican Micro Case, you can rest easy.

Not only will the airtight waterproof case keep the rain out, but the crush-proof polycarbonate case has been built to withstand up to 5,000 pounds.

Available in a variety of sizes, the protective cases can hold a variety of gadgets, as well as jewelry, papers and other important items. The cases range in price from about $9.40 to $18 and come in black, red, blue or yellow. Find out more at cableorganizer. com/pelican/ micro-cases. htm.

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