Biz Tools Singles

By SmallBusinessComputing Staff | Posted June 01, 2000
Portable Projector
Traveling presenters will appreciate the PJL1005 Litebird from ViewSonic. Weighing in at 5.6 pounds, the Litebird is a digital projector with a native resolution of 1,024 x 768 dpi. It is well suited for all types of multimedia and PowerPoint presentations. With the remote control, users can add on-screen notations, freeze frames, mute sound, and more. Connection options include a 15-pin video cable for most notebook computers or a hub for multiple inputs and outputs, including VCRs and DVD video players. The Litebird has a three-year warranty on non-consumable parts and labor, plus 90-day protection for the 2000-hour replaceable lamp.
ViewSonic Corp.; 800-888-8583; www.viewsonic.com; $6,495

Search No More
Web site visitors will have no trouble finding what they're looking for with the help of Searchbutton.com. It is a Web-based service that provides search engine technology for Web sites. Searchbutton uses a search agent or "spidering" technique that crawls through Web sites and indexes all of the pages within the site. When a visitor starts a search, the task is directed to Searchbutton's servers, which find and pull up the information. The spiders automatically check for site updates on a regular basis. Detailed monthly reports provide data on who's searching the site, what they're looking for, and what they're not finding.
Searcbutton.com; 877-813-3463; www.searchbutton.com; free

Store It
For sales people and other folks on the go, keeping paper files organized while in transit isn't always so easy. GeoFile is a portable storage filing system from Geographics. The stackable one- or two-drawer cabinets are dent, rust, and scratch proof. It has high-side drawers that accept hanging file folders. Weighing in at 18.7 pounds, the GeoFile is easy to move around the office or throw in the back of a car.
Geographics Inc.; 800-426-5923; www.geographics.com; $49.99

USB To Ethernet
Want to add a non-Ethernet port equipped laptop or PC to a network? The Pocket USB Ethernet Adapter from Shark Multimedia can do just that quite simply, provided the units have a USB port and run Windows 98. This T-Base 10 USB-to-Ethernet adapter is only 3.5-inches by 1.5-inches by .75-inches big, and is compatible with all standard T-Base 10 Ethernet LANs.
Shark Multimedia; 800-800-3321; www.sharkmm.com; $49.95

Web Notes
Thanks to iMarkup Solutions, Web site collaborators and researchers can now add comments, notes, and highlight marks to "live" Web pages within any Web browser. The iMarkup software uses a text highlighter and offers 25 different Web Sticky Notes. For those with the software, each time a Web site is visited, the markups to the site are automatically displayed and can also be e-mailed. Recipients can also make changes to the notes. Web users can organize their marked Internet pages by category or date with the iMarkup Organizer.
iMarkup Solutions Inc.; 888-236-2446; www.imarkup.com; $39

Workplace To Go
The B2 Lapstation from Intrigo makes working on road just a bit easier. This transportable and customizable computing workspace goes anywhere, anytime. The B2 features comfortable wrist pads and mesh pouches for PC cards, pens, etc. The Lapstation is also lightweight, weighing in at 4.8 pounds. Each B2 has eight accessory holes designed to attach optional Lapstation upgrades such as a page holder, task light, and cup holder.
Intrigo Inc.; 888-lapstation; www.intrigo.com; $139

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