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You Can Hear Me Now

Wi-Ex’s zBoost cell zone signal booster improves indoor cell phone coverage up to 3,000 square feet by capturing the wireless signal outside, bringing it inside, and amplifying it. The system includes an outdoor antenna, a RG6 coaxial cable, an indoor antenna, and a base unit that increases the signal and provides oscillation detection and correction. Available in four frequency-specific models, the zBoost works with most phones and carriers, decreases dropped or missed calls, and extends phone battery life. The system is Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada approved and costs between $169.00 and $399.99.
Contact Wi-Ex at (800) 871--1612 or

Danger and Deal Making

The Deal by Adam Gittlin, a New York–based commercial real estate professional, explores the fast-paced (and fictional) life of commercial real estate investor Jonah Gray, who spends his nights jet setting and his days collecting on the deals that pay for his Park Avenue penthouse and designer suits. When a family friend presents him with the deal of a lifetime, Gray jumps at the chance, sinking a half-billion dollars into the New York office market. Within days of signing on, however, he finds himself embroiled in public and personal scandals. Caught in a web of danger, death, and deception, Gray must put everything — yes, even the suits — on the line to close this deal. The book costs $24.95.
Contact Oceanview Publishing at (978) 356-1897 or

Double Your Function

Ritek’s Yego USB flash drive also contains two USB ports, allowing users to connect additional devices to their PCs. The drive is USB 2.0 compliant and transfers data up to 480 MB per second. Tie-style LED lights indicate usage status while the power-saving mode reduces energy consumption. The Yego is available in six colors and capacities ranging from 1 GB to 8 GB. The drive comes with a two-year warranty and the cost ranges from $13.00 to $75.98 based on color and capacity.
Contact Ritek at (800) 823-2505 or

Hard-Drive Horsepower

Available in Lamborghini’s signature colors of yellow and black, the Asus- Lamborghini VX2 computer incorporates materials and hardware that make it look, feel, and run like the legendary sports car. The notebook features a leather-bound palm rest with stitch detailing and a wheel-rimmed fan lid embossed with the Lamborghini logo. Under the hood, the VX2 includes an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the Windows Vista Ultimate operating system. The notebook also comes with a 240-degree swivel Webcam “headlight” and a built-in fingerprint scanner, which should keep someone from driving off with your data. The VX2 costs $2,999.99.
Contact Asus at (888) 678-3688 or

Population Predictions

STI:BlockPoint, an extension of the quarterly residential population- estimating product STI:PopStats, allows retailers, developers, and other commercial real estate professionals to access more than 1,000 fields of residential data at the block-point level. Combining U.S. Census data with residential ZIP+4 postal codes, the program identifies growth areas within the more than 8 million U.S. block points, giving users results that are more nuanced than basic block-group analysis. The data fields include households, incomes, home values, expenditures, lifestyles, transience, and ancestries. These details and the program’s analysis may provide the answer to omnipresent questions such as: Exactly where will we put the next Jamba Juice? STI:BlockPoint’s cost is available upon request.
Contact Synergos Technologies at (602) 770-9136 or


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