March 25, 2003
The Auravision EluminX keyboard is a slim, sleek keyboard that glows a pleasant aqua-marine blue visible only in low light situations. It’s fully compatible with Windows 95 and upwards, of course. The keys are easy to type on, but the click made when pressed is a bit loud. Is a glow in the dark keyboard crucial to your survival? Hardly. Is it fun? You bet. Read the full review on PC Magazine's Web site.
Fortunately, a single multifunction printer (MFP) neatly folds all this technology into one handy, network-accessible location. An MFP combines a monochrome or color laser printer, a scanner, a copier, a fax machine, and, if the unit is enterprise-oriented, a hard drive for storing documents sent from any PC on the network. Read the whole story at PC Magazine.
March 20, 2003
On a more serious note, Gates painted a picture of a future in which people will own several different devices, running various version of XP. The devices would include PCs, laptops, Pocket PCs, and smartphones. The Tablet PC is an additional device that he feels will have a separate niche. While Gates is obviously taken with devices, he suggested that tablets should connect not just over LANs, but over WANs, through GPRS or CDMA 1xRTT PC Card modems. Read my full show report on PC Magazine's Web site.