The number of US states which outlaw mobile device use while driving is steadily increasing. ThinkComputers’ home state, Pennsylvania, recently passed an anti-texting law, but has yet to outlaw driving and holding while talking. However, neighboring New York did pass such a law.
IOGear decided to jump on the Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone bandwagon, but with a twist. IOGear’s device is solar-powered. It can also charged via USB. From a full charge, it will last approximately 6 days under normal daylight charging. It’ll be available at Target for $69.95.
IOGear showed off a two-port, portable KVM for laptop users. Pricing and availability information was unavailable.
A neat remotely controlled HDMI switch isn’t brand new, but is nonetheless useful for folks with multiple devices, but no need for an elaborate KVM.
Lastly, IOGear’s Gearpower device is a small, 2000 mAh battery for recharging mobile devices. 2000 mAh is sufficient for approximately two full charges for most mobile phones. It’s available now for $19.95.
Update 2010/01/14: Fixed a few price errors, and the keyboard is RF, not Bluetooth. Thanks to IOGear for correcting these!
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.