Watch Akash Sablok on Omni’s 10pm Punjabi News Hour, with Jasdip Whala, talking about the latest home renovation and travel tech.
** Moto W233 Renew, www.motorola.ca, $0 on a 2 yr. Fido Plan, $69 Pay-As-You-Go
Delivers up to 9 hours of crystal clear talk time with Motorola CrystalTalk technology. It also has a built-in music player that can play up to 2 GB of stored music.
RENEW is the world’s first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled five-gallon water bottles and the first mobile phone made using 25 per cent post-consumer plastics.
100 per cent recyclable housing / Packaging for the RENEW has been reduced by 22 per cent, in-box materials are printed on 100 per cent post-consumer recycled paper using vegetable inks, and the reduced weight of the packaging helps reduce transportation emissions
** Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500, www.fujitsu.ca $499
Scanning speed @ 300 dpi (ideal for OCR scanning), supports paper sizes from Business card to Legal size (via carrier sheet), Document feeder can handle 50 pages. Included software: ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer, FFU CardMinder, and a full version of Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Standard
Output File Format: PDF / Searchable PDF / JPEG / Microsoft Word / Microsoft Excel
Automatic Blank Page Detection, Automatic Colour Detection, Automatic Image Deskew, Automatic Page Orientation
Highlighter Pen Cropping
** iHome iH9 Alarm Clock/Dock/Internet Radio, www.ihomeaudio.com $99
Remote that controls both the unit and iPod menu functions; AM/FM presets; and EQ controls for bass, treble, balance, and even 3D sound for an enhanced audio experience. The enhanced alarm settings are designed to complement your lifestyle. Wake up to your own custom iPod playlist at different times on different days with the 7-5-2 (every day, weekdays, weekends) feature. Programmable snooze settings let you slumber a little longer with intervals from 1-29 minutes. Use the gradual wake and gradual sleep functions to wake up or drift off to sleep comfortably and naturally.
** Heys Universal All-In-One Travel Adapter, www.heys.ca $25
150 Countries – 1 Adapter / Can switch between four different plug modules with just a twist of the grip: Euro module (type C), UK module (type G), US module (type A), and AUS module (type I). Simply turn it, lock it and it’s ready for use. Has a Power LED light indicator for when in use.
Important: This product does not convert electrical current. If the device you need to operate does not match the local voltage, you will need a separate converter or transformer.
** XLink Cell BT Gateway www.myxlink.com $99
Eliminate your land line/ Make or take cellular calls from any phone in the house. / Works in your home or in your office. Reduce exposure to mobile handset radiation / Eliminate poor indoor cellular reception — no more dead spots.
** Samsung Slim 8x USB DVD drive, www.samsung.ca $79
This Samsung SE-S084B external DVD±RW/DVD-RAM drive offers you all the flexibility you need in a portable burner. Featuring a USB 2.0 interface and a slim profile, the SE-S084B is perfectly suited for the Netbook computers.
Features a reliable 2 MB buffer and fast 8x burn speeds for DVD±RW media
** Stanley Black Chrome Socket Set, www.stanleytools.com $120 (Canadian Tire)
149-piece black chrome and laser etched socket set meets or exceeds ANSI standards for sockets and ratchets
Max-Drive design provides 15% more torque. Laser etched numbers easy to ready, Limited lifetime warranty
** Ryobi Lithium Ion 18v Drill, www.ryobi.com $89
Torque IV quick mode selector allows you to quickly switch between driving and drilling modes
1/2″ Single sleeve keyless chuck with spindle lock for quick, easy bit changes
2-speed drill transmission and a 24-position clutch for high-torque applications
MagTray™ magnetic holder for screws and bits, GripZone™ overmold for improved comfort
** Tritton XDS (Xtreme Docking Station), www.trittontechnologies.com $99
Comes with an integrated video port. The XDS is a universal docking station for all laptop computers that support USB 2.0. Simply connect your monitor, keyboard, mouse, Ethernet, speakers, microphone and any other USB peripheral to your laptop with one USB cable.
All cables stay connected at your desktop. Comes with drivers (Windows/Mac), wires, and power adapter.
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