HUAWEI enters smart speaker market
HUAWEI has entered the smart speaker market with the two-in-one HUAWEI AI Cube, combining a speaker and a 4G/WiFi router for internet access. Built-in Alexa means the device can also be used to play music, control smart home devices and access more than 50,000 skills by voice alone.
Mobile multi-monitor setup
AOC’s new portable monitor, the AOC I1601FWUX, gives mobile workers the benefit of a multi-monitor setup without the clutter of cables and connectors. The 15.6-inch display connects to, and is powered by, the video source through a single USB-C cable. Its foldable cover doubles as a stand (portrait or landscape).
The Yamaha YVC-200 portable USB + Bluetooth speakerphone delivers high quality audio for on-the-go conferencing. Featuring an intelligent microphone with adaptive echo cancellation and Human Voice Activity Detection, it picks up the speaker’s voice, not background noise.
Acronis True Image 2019 is a 15-year Anniversary Edition of the company’s personal backup software. Featuring AI-based anti-ransomware technology, it is the only home solution that allows users to make full image backups to both local and cloud storage and clone an active system disk on either a Windows or Mac machine. A new Survival Kit feature lets the user create an all-in-one recovery tool on an external hard drive containing everything needed to restore a system.
Type more quickly with the Sandberg 2in1 Bluetooth Keyboard for tablets or smartphones. The keyboard can connect to two devices simultaneously and, thanks to two-channel Bluetooth, enables users to switch between devices simply by pressing the FN key and 1 or 2.
New A2 electric vehicle (EV) charging points from Andersen EV have the same stylish design as the original A1 model but three times the output (22kW), enabling most vehicles to reach 80% charge in just 30 minutes. Other new features include the ability to connect to solar panels and power walls for carbon-zero charging and a connect app for management and remote control. As well as providing information on charging times and cost, Konnect can be used to lock/unlock a unit and remotely control power to charging cables. For businesses that provide EV charging as a service, it offers the ability to control how much power the charging points are drawing and prioritise charging of specific vehicles.
Flexible set up
New from PFU (EMEA), the f-7300NX supports network image capture by distributed teams. Multiple set-up options include USB, network connection to a PC or network connection to a central server. It can scan at speeds of up to 60 pages (120 images) per minute and offers a choice of software options: Paperstream IP NET, for simple integration of Paperstream Capture or Twain/ISIS PC-based workﬂow applications over wired or wireless networks; PaperStream NX Manager, for a company wide deployment of a centrally administered document capture solution without the need for local PCs; and Paperstream NX Manager APIs, for integrating devices into third party applications.
Mobile phone station
A new category of productivity solution for mobile-first professionals, the Plantronics Elara 60 Series enhances a mobile phone with useful deskphone capabilities, including a headset, speakerphone, handset, dial pad, native Microsoft Teams integration (with alerts and one-touch or voice-activated operation) and wired and wireless charging.