These products and services can help you work smarter.
The Scanalizer, a portable scanner by NeatReceipts, weighs
less than a pound, is powered by a single USB cord, and can fit into a
briefcase or laptop carrying case. The scanner allows users to scan items such
as business cards, expense reports, and other documents. The device
automatically sizes, crops, and rotates scanned documents to appear upright and
scans in black and white or color. The Scanalizer also allows users to scan and
navigate through organized digital folders. The device costs $229.95 and is
available for multiple orders. Contact NeatReceipts at (866) 632-8732 or www.neatreceipts.com.
A Better Keyboard
With a full layout, the Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard
provides users with Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology and combines scrolling,
selection, and cursor control in a lightweight design. The keyboard features a
rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, TouchDisc for fast scrolling and
navigation, PerfectStroke key system to eliminate slippage, an advanced
touch-sensitive volume slider, backlit hot keys for keyboard shortcuts, and a
charging base. Users also can launch Microsoft Windows Media Center with one
button to gain quick Internet access. The diNovo Edge keyboard costs $200. Contact Logitech at (800) 884-9480 or www.logitech.com.
The redesigned Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset now includes
three microphones, a voice-activated sensor, up to six hours of talk time, a
30-foot range, and military-grade noise shield technology. The device allows
users to turn the shield on and off, reject a call, and change the headset’s
volume. The earpiece is designed to fit comfortably in users’ ears and makes
the headset easy to position. Jawbone comes with several ear buds and loops for
additional comfort and security. The Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset costs
$120. Contact Jawbone at email@example.com or www.jawbone.com.
Growing Your Business
In The Road to Organic Growth, author Edward D. Hess shares
his study of business growth, providing a personal perspective on factors that
foster healthy company growth. The book includes instructive examples from
several leading companies and reveals strategies they have used to achieve
long-term success. Chapters cover subjects such as why organic growth is
beneficial, how to measure progress, and how to become a technology champion.
The topics are designed to help readers understand how growing naturally can be
beneficial to their businesses. The book costs $22.95. Contact EDH Ltd., at (828) 325-4966 or www.edhltd.com.
Smartphone With Capabilities
The Nokia E62 combines Bluetooth wireless technology,
enhanced voice commands, speaker phone, and conference call capability for up
to six people. The phone supports third-party e-mail clients such as Xpress
Mail and BlackBerry Connect and allows users to view attachments and use basic
features of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. A 320-by-240-pixel display
allows users to adjust brightness and contrast and use a full keyboard for data
input. The phone also features a mini USB port and uses a standard lithium-ion
battery, which permits up to 5.5 hours of digital talk time. The Nokia E62
costs $100 with a two-year Cingular Wireless contract. Contact Nokia at (866) 596-6542 or www.nokia.com.