The Big World of Little Technology

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Today we are focusing on the big world of little technology. I'm considered a "little girl"-in stature that is.....and I love small tech that I can put into my purse, bag, or even pocket. It just makes life easier.

I picked out a few essentials gadgets that could prove useful for that person who wants to be able to work from just about anywhere!


Aiptek PocketCinema V10 pocket-size projector

(This isn't out yet but man when it is this little gadget will complete me! I will be able to record, print, and now project all on the go from gadgets that will not break my back to carry!)


Photo: Company, June 5, 2008

Aiptek showcased its PocketCinema V10 mini projector at Computex 2008. Aiptek's PocketCinema V10, is a pocket size media player projector equipped with 3M's revolutionary miniature projection technology, which can project a 50-inch image.
The display content can come from a video capable device via the 3-in-1 AV jack. The device can also playback videos and photos from the 1GB internal memory or the SD/MMC/MS Pro card. The V10 supports JPEG, ASF, AVI and MPEG-4 formats and features a stereo speaker and built-in battery



IS-DV2.4 (Red)
Small, Compact Camcorder w/ 2.4" LCD Display


Photo: Company, June 30, 2008

Multi-function camera: The Aiptek IS-DV2.4 functions like five devices in one—a digital still camera, digital camcorder, MP3 player, voice recorder and data storage device.

8-megapixel photos: Equipped with a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the still image resolution of the IS-DV2.4 can be enhanced to 8-megapixels. Enjoy high-quality photos—perfect for prints up to 8” x 10”.

Records movies in MPEG-4 format: Easily record 720 x 480 video clips at 30 frames per second— share them over the Internet by e-mail, post on Web pages or view on your PC or television. State-of-the-art MPEG-4 format lets you capture more video in less disc space.

Up to 8 Mega Pixel Digital Camera
Record 720 x 480 MPEG-4 Video
Digital Video Stabilization

Stereo MP3 Player
4x Digital Zoom
2.4" Swivel-Reversible LCD

Flash Strobe
LED Lights
4GB SD Card Slot Expansion

TV/VCR Output



Canon Pixma IP90


The Canon Pixma iP90 is a sleek, lightweight, go-anywhere portable inkjet printer that creates full-size documents and color graphics, as well as 4x6-inch color photographs. Thanks to built-in PictBridge and infrared (IrDA) ports, you can print directly from your digital camera, PDA, or cell phone without a computer. You can also add Bluetooth functionality, a battery, or a power adapter for your car.

Turned off, the iP90 snaps shut into a tight, seamless capsule. When open, the front cover becomes an input tray for plain paper or glossy photo media, from legal to credit card size. You can fill the paper tray with either 30 plain pages, five envelopes, or 10 sheets of 4x6-inch photo paper. If you're printing 8x10-inch glossy photos, you'll have to feed them into the machine one at a time.


Brother MPrint


This has got to be the smallest portable printer out there. The MPrint family of ultra-portable, mobile printers measure just 6.3" x 3.9" x 0.7", and weigh less than 11 ounces! They produce crisp, quiet, 300 dpi printing on five different media cassettes, including notepaper, self-adhesive labels, and 2-ply carbon copy sheets.

Brother MPrint mobile printers interface with Windows® notebooks and tablet PCs, Pocket PC, Palm, and BlackBerry devices, and Windows Mobile-based Smartphones. Current MPrint models include: the MW-100, with USB and IrDA interfaces; the MW-120, with USB, Serial, and IrDA interfaces; and the MW-140BT, with USB and Bluetooth interfaces.

Included with each printer is a 50-sheet paper cassette and a built-in, rechargeable lithium ion battery capable of printing up to 100 pages on a single charge. Their compact size, internal paper cassette and variety of output media make them a perfect addition to many mobile applications. Software development kits are available for the major OS platforms to integrate mobile printing into new and existing vertical applications.


Solar Style Solar Charger


Now that you are completely mobile you need to be able to charge those gadgets and let me tell you finding an outlet is not always easy so here is a tool that will help you get the energy you need anywhere.

Recommended for:

·Standard Mobile phones
·Smart phones
·MP3 players
·And other electronic devices with similar or lesser energy consumption/battery needs.

Output Voltage- 3.6/5.5V
Output Current- >300mA
Dimensions- 107.5x72x22.5mm Weight- 131g
Full Charge- AC/Car= 4-5 Hours Sun= 6-8 Hours
Battery-On-Board (Li-ion)
Capacity- 750mAh
Voltage- 3.7V
mAh- 750
Solar Panels
Output Voltage- 7.0V
Output Current- 180mA(x2)

You do not need direct sunshine to charge, any light will work, and you can continue to charge at night since the energy is stored in the device. It is not waterproof, only works with one device at a time, and though they are working on it the charger can not charge laptops. You can get more information on the Solar Style website.


Sierra Solar Laptop Charger


Because we can't forget about the laptops. Power your laptop when you’re away from the power lines. Two or three- 10 watt PV modules provide enough power to run and/or charge most laptop computers including nearly all Macintosh as well as PC portables. Anywhere you go, just unfold the solar array, put it in the sunshine, plug in a 12 volt DC lighter adapter and you’re set. A 10 foot cord allows you to be in the shade (like under a tree at the beach) while the solar module is out in the sun working. The Notepower solar charger can charge other 12 Volt DC powered devices with rechargeable batteries too. Cell phones and other devices with DC chargers can be plugged into the Notepower solar charger and recharged as well.

Sierra Solar has three laptop chargers checkout the Sierra website for more info.


Cardscan Products


I get so many business cards and most of them end up at the bottom of my bag, to be found weeks or months later. I love this little guy, it plugs into my laptop, I scan the card in immediately (front & back) add in notes on where, when, why and then sync it with my Outlook. Bam!

A little snippet from there site:

  • Scan up to 30 cards a minute
  • Easy-to-use software is a complete contact management solution, contact information from almost anywhere (business cards, email signatures, web pages and more)
  • CardScan puts your contact information where you want it and keeps you in sync (Outlook, ACT!, Notes, GoldMine, Palm or Windows Mobile, Blackberry and more)
  • CardScan keeps your contact data safe, securely backing up your data to our CardScan at Your service online service at no charge

Get more info on the Cardscan website


So there you have it....small tech solutions that will keep you organized and Green!!


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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Bridget - I like the looks of the mini pocket projector.  I have seen the larger Toshiba that is battery powered but this mini projector looks amazing.

Jul 01, 2008 11:37 AM #1
Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Sam - I couldn't agree more! Your Iphone or Blackberry, that little guy, the mini solar charger and you are ready to go!

Jul 01, 2008 11:46 AM #2
Greg Fox
Realty World Wichita - Wichita, KS
Techy Broker in Wichita Kansas

Just when things could NEVER get smaller...

First computer I bought, they told me a computer would NEVER use more that 72K of memory.  EVERY...

Jul 01, 2008 12:55 PM #3
Andrew Magliochetti CCIM
Helios Realty and Development - Chicago, IL

That projector looks awesome.  When are they releasing it?

Jul 02, 2008 11:41 AM #4
Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Helios - I would love to know that myself so far no published release date but I will definitely be keeping an eye out!! :)

Jul 03, 2008 05:14 AM #5
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I'm with you! I'm five feet nuthin' and I like small devices that fit my hand. My nearly six foot husband just doesn't understand. Some of those devices look great.

Jul 03, 2008 05:40 AM #6
Alix Pinzon
Open Mortgage, LLC NMLS # 2975 - Downey, CA

I see that you're into gadgetry.  Their coming out with so many James Bond style items these days.  With the economy on the rocks, I wonder how successful they'll be at selling these premium priced toys. 

Jul 05, 2008 08:53 AM #7
Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Leslie - Really the smaller they are the more you can carry and thus the more you can have, maybe it's better he doesn't understand ;)

Gregg - The Iphone release this week will be a great indicator for tech spending in this economy.

Jul 07, 2008 08:45 AM #8
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

Amazing what they can do with technology.  I know that things keep getting smaller but how much smaller can we go.

Jul 07, 2008 01:57 PM #9
Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI

Like those little solar chargers... The only quandry on that is if I am in a place where I can't get a conventional a/c outlet, I should be vacation! Then again it could just be a way to make my computer run on renewable energy.

Jul 07, 2008 06:38 PM #10
IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

I already feel like I have a utility belt. Add a few more devices and I will either need a backpack or my pants will fall down.

Jul 08, 2008 01:10 AM #11
Bridget Ayers
GSW Consulting Group - Carlsbad, CA

Gene - I am a scifi lover so I imagine they can get microscopic and from an article I read they have been playing with atoms for just this cool!

Pete - Pretty soon they'll just slap those panels right on the laptops and we will be set.

IMNJ - Funny stuff, that's why we need it light and small to help those overloaded utility belts/bags....wouldn't want your pants falling down. :)

Jul 09, 2008 10:57 AM #12
Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead

Great stuff... thanks for sharing... I'm a total gadget geek, so I can appreciate these goodies!

Sep 05, 2008 09:46 AM #13
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