LOS ANGELES -- Gadget Grrl says, regardless of whether you are a 3D designer or have just sported a pair of 3D glasses, this new 3D Space Navigator for Notebooks is one of the slickest devices I have tried in awhile. Unlike a mouse or even a trackball, this 3D mouse allows you to push, pull, tilt, pan and zoom with incredibly smooth motion.
Next, SD cards have been around for awhile now, and prices on them keep coming down.The 2GB SD Eye-Fi Explore Card is something altogether different. What makes it different is the technology that is on the SD card. With this technology, the photos you take will be geotagged; that is the process of putting meta data onto the card consisting of the latitude and longitude coordinates.
More about that later. Now, let's look at the mouse.
3D SPACE NAVIGATOR FOR NOTEBOOKS
The base is very well constructed, sturdy, does not slide all over the desktop and is made of brushed aluminum.
I liked using this to navigate on
Earth; the smooth movement of this device made it so much easier than a regular mouse to track through the maps.
There is a snug little carrying case that comes along with the 3D mouse and it works on Win, Mac and Linux. Designers on-the-go will like the compact size of this and even gamers could use this for their more intensified gaming.
Unlike a mouse or even a trackball, this 3D mouse allows you to push, pull, tilt, pan and zoom with incredibly smooth motion.Not currently available, there is a "notify me" tab on the site to let you know when they are available.
2GB SD EYE-FI EXPLORE CARD
What makes 2GB SD Eye-Fi Explore Card unique is the technology that is on the SD card. With this technology, the photos you take will be geotagged. That's the process of putting meta data on to the card consisting of the latitude and longitude coordinates.
Along with the photos being geotagged, for better organization, the price includes unlimited Webshare service and hotspot access for one year. By the way, there are more than 10,000 hotspot locations across the U.S.
The best part of this new technology is that you don't have to stop and plug in your camera or card, because it will allow you to upload you photos wirelessly directly to a photo-sharing site or desktop/laptop.
This kind of technology is especially useful for time-sensitive photos, or videos that need to be uploaded immediately and organized so that they can be shared or edited.Many companies with blogs could use these to keep their posts up to date.
Site to see:
Don't worry, these are not illegal. All of the programs on this list are free Windows software from
. Great ones, especially if you're using Win XP, like MapCruncher, which converts maps into an online format, viewable by Virtual Earth.
There is plenty to choose from here with months and months of archived programs as well.
Diana Forbes is a Los Angeles-based writer and media personality. Her "Gadget Grrl" reviews appear in various national print and online publications, and she demonstrates consumer products on national and local television shows. Click
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