Cool tools for school [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A new school year is about to begin. In addition to uniforms, textbooks and stationery, schoolchildren may also benefit from these gadgets, writes Siti Syameen Md Khalili
Dell Latitude 10 tablet
1 With its 10-inch screen, the Latitude 10 tablet has full connectivity, multimedia features and is compatible with Windows applications. It offers a swappable battery that lasts not only through school hours but afterwards when homework needs to be done. Teachers too should consider its ability to pair up with the optional productivity dock. Available at www.dell. com.my.
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
2 A camera to help spice up project paper with images, the A2400 IS comes with 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and various creative effects like Toy Camera, Miniature and Fish-eye effects. Its Intelligent IS handshakes will not stop you from taking sharp images. Details at www.canon.com.my.
Catalyst Solar Computer Backpack
3 The Catalyst Solar Computer Backpack with solar panel, lithium battery, USB and DC adapters ensures your devices stay powered during long commutes. Available at www.amazon.com.
4 This all-in-one imaging device helps you scan, copy and print with ease and economy. Using an ink tank system, the L355 helps manage expenditure on consumables with its RM20 per bottle inks. Bonus comes in the form of wireless printing and scan to email or cloud service features. Details at www.epson.com.my.
Huawei Ascend G600
5 This compact 4.5-inch smartphone with 1.2Ghz processor lets you surf the Internet via WiFi and share files via Bluetooth. This mid- range model comes with 960 x 540 Gorilla Glass screen, microSD card slot and 1950mAh battery. Details at www.huaweidevice.com.my.
Philips Eject Edition 3.0
6 This 64GB flash drive is storage rich and transfers fast. Usable with Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, it also lets you set a password to protect your data. Details at www.philips. com.my.
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b010TU
7 This model, which runs on Windows 8 operating system and Intel Pentium 987 1.5GHz, comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB SATA hard disk and ports such as USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ-45 and multi-format media card reader. Details at www.hp.com.my or HP Online Store.
MiLi Power Candy HB-Y05-2
8 Fits pockets easily.
This 500mAh battery pack works with all devices that supports micro USB or Apple interface. Comes with a stand that also lets you conduct Facetime handsfree. Available at www. lazada.com.my.
Trend Micro Titanium 2013
9 While hardware is necessary, so is software. Trend Micro Titanium protects your PC, notebook, tablet and Android devices and is compatible with Windows 8 operating system. Check out details for single or three device licences at www. trendmicro.com.my.
10 This trilingual electronic dictionary offers a wide range of titles accompanied by clear True Voice Pronunciation including Kamus Dewan, Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan, Modern Chinese Dictionary, Kamus Am Terbaru Malay-Chinese-English Dictionary and Idiom Dictionary. With 8GB internal memory and ebook functionality, you can also read favourite titles while its built-in camera lets you capture stills and videos. Details at www.appletree.com.my.
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