updated 02:10 am EDT, Thu July 15, 2004
IOGEAR drives, mice
At Macworld Boston, is exhibiting its new external hard drives, including its 1.8-inch USB 2.0/FireWire ION Drive and 3.5-inch Combo ION Drive as well as its new extended range of Bluetooth products, including the Wireless Bluetooth Mini Mouse and the Wireless Bluetooth Headset. IOGEAR says the Combo ION Drives are "the smallest hard drives" available on the market and offer up to 40GB of storage. The drive, due later this summer, features Tri-Select backup technology, allowing multiple types of backup settings to be designed for computers. Once the Tri-Select button has been set up, it will automatically backup a single file or an entire directory as programmed.
In addition, IOGEAR is showcasing its Bluetooth Mini Mouse, a small, lightweight device that allows computing of up to 66 feet from the computer. The mouse provides flexibility for mobile workers as it works with any Bluetooth-enabled system that supports the HID (Human Interface Device) system. The device offers 800-dpi resolution, twice the accuracy of standard mice, a USB cable for charging its battery, and an on/off switch for conserving battery life. IOGEAR's Bluetooth headset allows consumers hands free use of Bluetooth 1.1 compatible cell phones. The product comes with an ear hook and volume control for comfortable use and secure wearing. The companys says that users can "talk for hours" with a built-in rechargeable battery.