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Portable Peripherals and Accessories Gallery [Inactive]

    by Douglas Dixon


  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date.

        

Keyboards and mice - USB / data connections - Portable power - CE for Kids

See also: 
    Portable Audio Accessories Gallery -- Headsets, speakers, Bluetooth
    Portable Power Accessories Gallery -- Batteries, chargers, adapters
    Portable Storage Gallery -- Cards and drives, Flash and hard disk

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Belkin Accessories

    www.belkin.com


Belkin Mini Surge Protector / USB Charger  (3/08)

  • Three AC outlets, plus two powered USB outlets (not HSB hub for data transfer)
  • 360-degree rotating plug, 4 locking positions
  • Surge protection through all outlets
  • Offers compact, lightweight, efficient design
  • Mini-USB cable to charge virtually any USB device
  • Comes with Lifetime Product and $75,000
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration 150kHz ~ 100MHz up to 40 dB reduction 
  • Joule Rating 918J 
  • Maximum Spike Current 36,000A, Response Time <1 nanosecond 
  • Powered USB Output 5V/500mA each port 
  • 10/11 - street $11 - Model BZ103050-TVL - 3/08, 9/09 - $24.99, $19.99 retail
  • http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=400738
Find the Belkin Mini Surge Protector on Amazon.com

Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter (07)

Find the Belkin Dual USB Power Adapter on Amazon.com

Belkin Swivel USB Hub - 4 Ports  (7/07)

Find the Belkin Swivel USB Hub on Amazon.com

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Dexim Accessories

   www.dexim.net


Dexim - P-Flip - Foldable Power Play Dock for iPhone / iPod touch (09)

  • Foldable, portable, rechargeable power dock battery
  • For iPhone 3GS/3G/iPod Touch 3G/2G/1G
  • Flip closed for storage - fits in pocket (~ 3 x 2 5/8 x 1/2 in.)
  • Flip open as desktop stand - horizontal or vertical for hands-free viewing
  • Free PFlip Clock App available at Apple Store
  • Cordless charger, or connect included miniUSB cable to recharge and sync
  • 2000 mAh - Extends talk time up to 8 hours, video/game 15 hours, music 60 hours
  • 3 LEDs display iPhone/iPod and p-Flip charge status
  • Includes snap-in adapter for thinner iPod touch
  • PR 11/09 - http://www.dexim.net/press/091102.html
  • http://www.dexim.net/products/P-Flip.html
  • DCA132 - 11/09 - $54.95

Find the Dexim P-Flip Dock on Amazon


Dexim - Car Charger with USB Port for iPhone/iPod (09)

  • Cigarette lighter charger with cable and connector for iPhone 3GS/3G/iPod
  • Plus USB port with rotating cover
  • Compatible with mini/micro USB charge cables for smart phones
  • Short circuit protection; Output 5V DC, 1500mA
  • Also: Car chargers with USB port, dual USB, iPod connector, cell phone tips
  • http://www.dexim.net/products/car-audio.html
  • 10/11 - DCA136 - 11/09 - $15.90

Find the Dexim Car Charger on Amazon


Dexim - AV Adapters for iPhone / iPod (09)

  • Display photos and videos on TV from iPhone 3GS/3G/iPod touch/iPod
  • Small A/V adapter plugs in with Apple iPod 30-pin connector
  • Adapter has mini HDMI connector for A/V cable
  • Plus micro USB connector for data synchronization and charging
  • http://www.dexim.net/products/c-dock.html
  • Dexim - Premium (Component) AV Adapter for iPhone 3GS/ iPod
    • Includes component A/V out cable: R,G,B video + L&R audio
    • DWA037 - 11/09 - $49.90
  • Dexim - (Composite) AV Adapter for iPhone 3GS/ iPod
    • Includes composite video cable + L&R audio
    • DWA007 - 11/09 - $39.90

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LaCie Accessories

    www.lacie.com

    See the Portable Storage Gallery for LaCie flash and hard disk storage products


LaCie Flat Cables (12/08)

Find LaCie Flat Cables on Amazon

 

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Logitech Accessories

    www.logitech.com

    See the Consumer Home Media Gallery for Logitech webcam products


Logitech Joystick for iPad - Thumb-stick (9/11)


Find the Logitech Joystick for iPad on Amazon.com


Logitech Wireless Touchpad - Multi-touch / Gestures (9/11)


  • 5-inch touchpad for controlling computer, left/right mouse buttons
  • Multi-touch navigation and gesture-based controls
  • Up to four-finger gestures and swipes to scroll pages, jump tabs, switch applications
    • One finger control: Move cursor, tap to select
    • Two-finger scrolling: Up or down
    • Three-finger swipe: Horizontal scroll, or diagonal for page up/down
    • Four-finger swipe: Switch between applications
  • Low-profile Logitech Unifying USB receiver
    • Connect up to five other compatible devices
    • 2.4 GHz wireless avoids interference, up to 25 meters (82 feet)
  • 4 month battery life, LED indicator power, battery low
  • PR 9/11 - www.logitech.com/en-us/172/9172
  • www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/devices/8417
  • ~ 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • 9/11 - $49.99 ($40)

Find the Logitech Wireless Touchpad on Amazon.com


Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 (8/10)


  • Brightly backlit laser-etched keys, 3 settings - Only characters illuminated
  • PerfectStroke key system distributes typing force evenly across key surfaces; keystrokes comfortable, fluid, quiet
  • Logitech Incurve keys - Durable concave keys, rounded edges
  • Full-size layout, palm rest
  • Easy wireless setup - Plug wireless receiver into PC's USB port
    • Logitech Unifying receiver - Tiny, low profile - 2.4 GHz
  • Energy efficient power management
    • Backlighting auto adjusts from ambient light sensors
    • Hand proximity detection - Motion sensors detect approaching hands to turn backlighting on and off
    • Manual lighting adjustments to tailor brightness
    • On/off switch to conserve energy
  • Battery life up to 10 days, low battery indicator light alert
    • Recharge 3 to 6 hours with included microUSB cable
  • Logitech SetPoint software - customize keys, battery level
  • 1 x 7 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.
  • www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/7288
  • 10/11 - Introduced 8/10 - $99, street $88
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Find the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
and Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
on Amazon.com

Logitech Performance & Anywhere Mouse MX - Darkfield (8/09)


Logitech Performance Mouse MX - Full size

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX - Compact portable mouse

Find the Logitech Performance Mouse MX on Amazon.com
Find the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX on Amazon.com

Features

  • Adjustable fast scrolling, extra scroll options and thumb buttons
        Some require Logitech SetPoint software - CD included
  • Darkfield Laser Tracking - Precise cursor control on virtually any surface
        Regular laser tracking technology detect the texture details of surface
        Darkfield detects microscopic particles and micro-scratches on surfaces
        Works on high-gloss surfaces and glass tables (4 mm minimum thickness)
        Select 100 to 1500 dpi (in 100 dpi increments) (requires software)
  • Scroll wheel for fast scrolling
        - Hyper fast scrolling: Single spin to move through long pages
        - Click-to-click scrolling: for precision navigation,Press to switch: Button below (Performance), Scroll wheel (Anywhere)
        Tilt left or right to scroll sideways (requires software)
        Press scroll wheel as middle button (Performance - requires software)
  • Thumb buttons on side (requires software)
        - Forward / Back: Navigate web page history, browse folders 
        - Zoom: Hold while spinning scroll wheel (Performance)
  • Application button: Open windows / Expose on Mac
        Under thumb (Performance), Above scroll wheel (Anywhere)
  • Logitech Unifying receiver: Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless
        Tiny wireless receiver can stay in notebook USB connector,Receiver extension cable included
        Unifying: Add up to five other compatible Logitech keyboards and mice
  • PR 8/09 - www.logitech.com/index.cfm/172/6207&cl=us,en

Logitech Portable Lapdesk (9/09)

  • Lapdesk for notebooks, 15.6" or smaller
  • Keep cool and comfortable
       with anti-slip surfaces, slide-out mouse tray, curved edges
  • Rugged heat-resistant material, keep cool even after extended use
  • Retractable side mouse pad with ridged lip
  • Anti-slip textured top surface to secure notebook, washable
  • Anti-slip strips on bottom
  • Thin and light, carry in laptop bag or sleeve (15.6" or larger)
  • ~ 14 1/2 x 10 1/4  x 1/2 in.
  • 10/11 - 11/10, N315 - Available 9/09 - $29.99
  • www.logitech.com/en-us/notebook_products/cooling_pads/devices/6073
  • PR 9/09 - www.logitech.com/en-us/172/6274
Find the Logitech Portable Lapdesk on Amazon.com

Logitech Comfort Lapdesk for Notebooks (1/09)

  • Comfortable, stable base for laptop, and helps protect against heat
  • Home laptop users:
       60% use on couch, 36% on bed, 16% sitting or lying on floor
  • 12-degree angled riser: More comfortable viewing angle when seated
  • 4-layer heat-shielding design: Work comfortably with notebook on lap
  • Arched base for open air flow, Soft, padded, air-mesh fabric on underside
  • Stable, lightweight, thin, built-in handle: Stores neatly on side near bed or couch
  • For PC and Mac notebooks up to 17-inch display. Not for use with mouse
  • 18 x 11 1/4 inches, x 3 inches (arched end), white
  • 10/11, 11/10, Available 1/09 - $39
  • http://www.logitech.com/en-us/notebook_products/cooling_pads/devices/4841
  • PR 12/08 - www.logitech.com/index.cfm/172/5407&cl=us,en
Find the Logitech Comfort Lapdesk on Amazon.com

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Microsoft Accessories

   www.microsoft.com/hardware


Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse - Curve for Comfort, Flatten to Pack (12/10)

  • Bend into arc for comfortable fit in either hand, straightens flat for storage
  • Left / right mouse buttons, plus center touch strip to tap, slide, flick
  • BlueTrack laser technology works on difficult surfaces
    • Rough, glossy, soft (not clear glass or mirrored)
  • Tiny low-profile nano wireless USB transceiver,
    • Magnetically snaps onto bottom of mouse
  • 30-foot wireless range, virtually no interference (2.4 GHz)
  • No power button - flatten to turn off, curve up to turn on
    • Two-color battery light indicator light
  • 2 AAA alkaline batteries (included), Battery life up to 6 months
  • 2.28 x 5.14 in. (58 x 130.6 mm)
  • 10/11 - street $35 - Available 12/10 - $69
  • PR 9/10 - Announce - www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/...
  • www.microsoft.com/hardware/arctouchmouse/
  • www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/...

Find the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse on Amazon.com


Microsoft Arc Mouse - Designed for comfort, Folds for portability (3/09)

  • Comfortable arc shape, ambidextrous design - left or right hand
  • Folds to 60% of expanded size - turns off, solid metal hinge
  • USB micro-transceiver snaps in base (magnetic)
  • 2.4 GHz wireless - 30 ft. Range
  • Scroll wheel, scroll wheel button, side button
    • Customizable - Windows Flip / Instant Viewer (Exposé for Mac)
  • Battery Status LED Indicator - red when low
  • 2 AAA alkaline batteries (included), 6+ month battery life
  • 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.4 in., 3.1 oz. (open)
  • 10/11, 3/09 - $49.95 - black, red; Special Edition blue, green, purple, white
  • PR 3/09 - Special Edition - www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/mar09/...
  • www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=112
Find the Microsoft Arc Mouse on Amazon.com

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Monster Cable Accessories

    www.monstercable.com
    www.monstercable.com/Power


Monster - Cable-It Cable Management Kit  (11/07)

  • Compact cable "wrap" sleeve for home theater, office, studio 
  • Can cut to custom length with household scissors
  • Monster Zipper tool to insert and zip cables into sleeve
  • Zip up cables in 3 steps:
    - Snap open Monster Zipper tool and insert cables
          Close Zipper around cables
    - Slide the Cable.It sleeve onto the Zipper's pointed tip
          Grip sleeve around the cables
    - Holding handgrip, pull Zipper along sleeve to insert cables
  • Cable-It Large - holds 8-12 cables: 8 ft $29; 16 ft $39; 50 ft $79 
  • Cable-It Medium - holds 5-8 cables: 8 ft $19; 16 ft $24; 50 ft $69 
  • Cable-It Small - holds 3-5 cables: 8 ft $16; 16 ft $19; 50 ft $59
  • 10/11 - 9/09 - 8 ft $12, $14, $19 ...
  • PR 11/07 - www.monstercable.com/press/viewpress.asp?Article=137
  • www.monstercable.com/cableit
Find the Monster Cable-It on Amazon.com

Monster - Outlets To Go Power Strips  (7/08, 11/06)



Outlets To Go Power Strips
  • Road Warrior design: Small, light and compact
        Plugs into itself and tucks neatly away
  • Space-saving ultra-flat Dual-Side design
  • Lighted FlatProfile right-angle plug, FlatWrap flexible power cord
  • Wide spaced outlets for bulky AC adapters 
  • Blue LED indicator in plug shows outlets receiving power 
  • Built in, resettable circuit breaker
  • 10/11 - 9/09 - 12/08, 1/07 - 3-outlet $14, 4-outlet $19, 6-outlet $29
        white, silver and black
  • PR 11/07 - www.monstercable.com/press/viewpress.asp?Article=57
  • www.monstercable.com/power/travel_power/outlets_to_go.asp

Outlets to Go 3 USB  (7/08)

Find the Monster Outlets To Go 3
Outlets To Go 4
, and Outlets To Go 6 on Amazon 

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Newton Peripherals - MoGo Mice


Newton Peripherals - MoGo Presenter Mice (09)

  • Stores and charges in laptop: PC/ PCMCIA Card or ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Some combine wireless mouse and presenter (for PowerPoint)
  • Mouse mode: Left / right click, Scroll
  • Presenter Mode: Next / previous slide, switch to blank screen
  • Bluetooth paring to laptop, up to 30 feet
  • Battery life 8-10 hours, Charge in 30 minutes
  • MoGo X54 / BT Charging Cables: Connect to USB port to recharge, $19
  • MoGo Bluetooth Adapter for USB port, $29

MoGo X54 Card Mice

  • MoGo Presenter Mouse X54 Pro, $89 ($73 street)
    • Scroll strip; Laser pointer, Start/end presentation control
  • MoGo Media Mouse X54, $89 (10/11 street $29)
    • Control iTunes, YouTube, Windows Media Player and other media
    • Pause/play, volume up/down, mute, previous / next track
  • Fits laptop PCI Express slot, or Express Card 54 slot
  • Small kickstand flips out to position mouse for use
  • 3.1 x 2.125 x 0.2 in. (78 x 54 x 5 mm), 0.5 oz (14 g.)

MoGo PC Card Mice

  • MoGo Presenter Mouse PC, $89
  • MoGo Mouse BT, $79 (~ $45 street) - Mouse only, not presenter
  • Fits laptop PC/PCMCIA card slot
  • Kickstand strip flips out to position mouse for use, power on
  • Scroll: Press and hold button, move mouse
  • 3.4 x 2.125 x 0.2 in. (86 x 54 x 5 mm), 1.5 oz. (41 g.)

Find the MoGo Presenter Mouse on Amazon.com

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OtterBox Cases

  • Defense from bumps, drops and scratches - smartphones, PCs / tablets
  • Waterproof cases
  • Rugged and semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables
  • www.otterbox.com

OtterBox 1000 / 2000 - Waterproof Drybox Cases

  • Crushproof and watertight, waterproof to 100 feet, floats
  • Protect valuables from the elements
        car keys, film, batteries, credit cards, small wallets, cell phones
  • 1000: Exterior 4.837" x 3.682" x 1.652" (123 x 93.4 x 42 mm)
        Interior 3.700" x 2.350" x 1.000", 0.3 lb (0.14 kg)
  • 2000: Exterior 6.855" x 4.571" x 1.829"
        Interior 5.757" x 3.140" x 0.979"
  • (10/11, 1/09, 9/09) OtterBox 1000 $11, 2000 $17, clear, yellow, blue, black
  • www.otterbox.com/waterproof-cases/otterbox-1000
Find the OtterBox 1000 on Amazon.com

OtterBox iPod / Smartphone Defender Cases

  • Defender series: Drop, bump, and shock protection (not waterproof)
       also Impact series (bump and shock)
  • iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, HP, ...
  • Dust does not enter in a sufficient quantity 
        to interfere with satisfactory operation of equipment
  • Layer 1: two built-in polycarbonate screens, one over screen and buttons
        second over camera and flash
  • Layer 2: Hi-impact polycarbonate shell
  • Layer 3: Silicone skin to absorb bump and shock 
  • Access controls through case: audio jack, volume, and navigation keys 
  • Acoustic vents safeguard microphone, speaker, receiver 
        while maintaining clear sound transmission
  • Ambient light sensor remains functional through a polycarbonate window
  • www.otterbox.com/ipod-cases
  • (10/11, 1/09) OtterBox for iPod nano $12 to iPod touch $49

Find the OtterBox Defender for iPhone on Amazon.com

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South Mill Designs - Phubby

   www.phubby.com


Phubby - The Wrist Cubby (1/10)

  • Wrist sleeve with pouches to hold phone / media player
  • Active wear (jogging, surfers) - Lycra / Spandex mesh fabric
  • Can see who's calling through mesh material, and operate touchscreen
  • Feel phone vibrate, quick access to remove
  • Secure - Inner wrist pocket with pull tab, fold-over flap with Velcro seal
  • Outer pocket for keys, money, credit cards -- memory cards for photographers
  • 4 1/2 in. long, 3 sizes - Wrap dollar bill around wrist to measure
  • Phubby Sport - wrist cubby - $12.95, solid colors and patterns
  • Also: Hip Cubby - $34.95
  • South Mill Design, Princeton Junction, NJ
  • www.phubby.com

Find the Phubby Wrist Cubby on Amazon.com

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Verbatim


Verbatim Easy Riser Adjustable-height Mobile Mice (9/09)



  • Tilt up back for more height, close flat for travel
  • Silver and black enclosure, tapered, symmetric for right or left hand
  • Programmable scroll wheel, assign favorites for click
  • Bluetooth Wireless Mouse, no separate receiver, $39
  • Nano Wireless Mouse, 2.4GHz wireless technology, $34 (10/11 street $22)
    • Nano USB receiver: Leave plugged in laptop, store in slot in back
  • USB Retractable Wired Mouse, Extra-long retractable cord, $19
  • PR 9/09 - www.verbatim.com/news/news_detail.cfm?...
    Easy Rider line - /www.verbatim.com/products/subcategory.cfm?...

Find the Verbatim Easy Rider Nano Mouse on Amazon.com


Verbatim Go Bluetooth Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse  (1/09)



  • Use built-in Bluetooth wireless -- no receiver using USB port
  • For Apple MacBook or Bluetooth-enabled Windows laptop
  • DPI / Speed Control button / light
         Switch between 800, 1200, 1600 dpi sensitivity
  • Tilt Wheel navigation - Spin to scroll up / down, tilt left or right
  • Power button and Bluetooth connect button on bottom
  • 2 AA batteries (included)
  • 10/11 - street $24 - 1/09, 9/09 - $35 / $40
  • PR 1/09 - www.verbatim.com/news/news_detail.cfm?...
  • www.verbatim.com

Find the Verbatim Bluetooth Wireless Mouse on Amazon


Verbatim TuneBoard Speaker Keyboard for Windows / for Macintosh  (1/09)



  • Keyboard with integrated stereo speakers angled towards listener
        Eliminates clutter of speakers and wires
  • 10/11 - street $49 - 1/09, 9/09- est. street $69, Windows or Macintosh versions
  • Luminescent backlit illumination improve key visibility in low light
  • Media console section with dedicated keys
        For iTunes on Mac, Windows Media Player or other player on PC
        Multimedia keys: mute, volume, play, pause, stop, prev/next track
        Hot keys: enhanced bass, keycap background lighting
  • www.verbatim.com
  • PR 1/09 - www.verbatim.com/news/news_detail.cfm?....

Find the Verbatim TuneBoard on Amazon 

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ZAGG Accessories


ZAGG invisibleSHIELD Protective Film

  • Clear, thin adhesive film: Tough, durable gadget scratch protection
  • Screen protectors, front and/or back coverage, full-body wraps
  • Custom designs wrap entire device: screen, front, back, edges, corners, sides
  • Film is scratch and abrasion resistant, self-healing
        Originally used to protect leading edges of helicopter blades in U.S. military
  • To install (after cleaning surface)
        Spray fingers and film with Application Solution: Water-based to avoid bubbles
        Roll on to surface; If needed, peel off, moisten, and re-apply for better alignment
        Use included squeegee to smooth out bubbles, remove excess moisture
        Wipe with lint-free cloth
  • Completely removable: peal off, can use hair dryer to heat
  • Designs for over 5,000 specific devices
        iPods, MP3 players, cell phones, iPhones, smartphones, PDAs, E-book readers
        Game systems, GPS devices, digital cameras, laptops, watches
  • Lifetime replacement warranty and 45 day money-back guarantee
  • 3/08 - Phone / MP3 player front covers typically $9.95 to $14.95 (iPhone)
        Full Body Coverage $19.95 to $24.95
        MacBook Air - Full Body $54.95, Standard Coverage $39.95, Wrist Rest $24.95
     
  • 12/10 - iPad front or back $29.99, full body $39.99
    iPhone front or back $14.99, full body $24.99
  • Also - ZAGGskins - same material with custom designs
  • www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/index.php

Find ZAGG invisibleSHIELD for iPad and
invisibleSHIELD for iPhone 4 on Amazon.com

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