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Foldable Keyboard

The Bluetooth foldable keyboard for iPAQ from HP is the same size as a notebook computer keyboard and has a standard, 65-key QWERTY layout. With an HP iPAQ, users can take notes, compose e-mails, write reports, and enter data. For easy portability, the keyboard folds into a compact package. The iPAQ Bluetooth foldable keyboard costs $129.99.

Contact HP at (888) 447-4104 or

Portable Printer

Featuring Bluetooth wireless technology for communicating with smart phones and personal digital assistants, users can print from any location with Brother's MW-140BT portable micro printer, which is less than 0.7 inches thick and weighs less than 11 ounces. Users can print up to four pages per minute, and the printer includes five paper types to match application requirements, internal paper cassettes for quick paper exchange, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Additional software is available for BlackBerry handhelds. The MW-140BT costs $399.99.

Contact Brother at (877) 552-6255 or

Microsoft Mobile

Windows Mobile 5.0 offers personal digital assistant and other device users updates to increase their productivity and includes Excel Mobile and PowerPoint. The software also provides improved storage, faster e-mail, ActiveSync 4.0 support for syncing pictures, and better security that is compliant with the FIPS 140-2 standard. Windows Mobile features additional support for hard drives and USB 2.0 enables users to store large amounts of information on their mobile devices. Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 is not for sale separately but comes preinstalled on a number of devices that are currently on the market. Users should contact their wireless provider to see if it can be installed on their device.

Contact Microsoft at (800) 642-7676 or

Road Master

The Magellan RoadMate 300 portable navigation system provides voice prompting, turn-by-turn guidance, a touch screen, and no access fees. Lightweight and portable, RoadMate offers users four ways to select a route and automatically updates the route if a detour is taken. With the Magellan Trip Planner, users can select multiple destination points from their address book, and RoadMate will navigate from one place to the next. The internal memory holds up to 110 megabytes of map data and includes major North American roadways. Users also can download unlimited map data to secure digital memory cards, which are sold separately, and can create new maps before traveling to different regions. The RoadMate 300 costs $523.95.

Contact Magellan at (800) 669-4477, #3, or www.

Guide to Going Green

Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery focuses on green building issues as they apply to commercial and institutional buildings. The book provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high-performance green buildings. Chapters include information on the entire process of green buildings; the theory, history, and state of the industry; and best practices. The book also provides a thorough basis of green building fundamentals and encourages readers to realize the ecological and economic benefits of energy-efficient buildings. The book costs $65.

Contact John Wiley & Sons at (877) 762-2974 or


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