O2 Xda PDA / mobile phone

Touted as the ultimate all-in-one device for mobile professionalism, O2’s Xda can handle e-mail, voice calls, browse the Web and manage your diary. It measures a svelte 129x73x18mm, and weighs just 201g — much smaller than a jacketed iPaq. Its hard...

PartitionMagic 8.0

PowerQuest’s PartitionMagic soft­ware — long recognised as the best program for creating, resiz­ing and generally working with hard-drive partitions — has always come with a warning that it might destroy data

Norton Personal Firewall 2003

Like its competition at the top of this page, this software protects against unauthorised PC access, which means that even when your computer is connected to the Internet, no one can get in and browse your files.

McAfee Firewall 4.0 (2003)

Traversing the Internet’s highways and byways unguarded is a fool­hardy endeavour. On installation, Firewall 4.0 scans various aspects of the host computer, looking for security holes. It also treats users to a visual trace of given domains, includin...

Creative MegaWorks THX 5.1 550 speakers

These hot new speakers from Creative should be available for purchase towards the end of February and come with the THX seal of approval from LucasArts, guaranteeing quality cinematic audio. If you want the best sound solution for gaming, music or ho...

Virtual PC for Windows 5.0

Virtual PC for Windows seems like a bit of a strange idea at first. After all, you already have a fully functional PC, why bother emulating another?

ViewSonic Wire­less Smart Displays

Imagine being able to turn your desktop PC into a tablet PC. Well, ViewSonic has confirmed its intent to release during the first quarter of 2003 a range of 802.11b wireless smart displays — what it has dubbed airpanels.

Electrovaya PowerPad 160

Notebooks are convenient for moving from A to B, but the majority of work you do on them is usually conducted near a mains power supply. For users who have let their notebook stretch its mobile legs, the results can sometimes be frustrating.

iRiver iFP-180T personal MP3 player

Amid a slew of MP3 players of late, iRiver has continued to release quality products that stand out from the rest of the crowd. iRiver’s latest offering, the iFP-180T, is a small compact player.

Teleadapt SIMbackup

This tiny device, not much bigger than a matchbox, backs up all the contacts held on a mobile phone SIM card.


ADO Group has just ventured into the LCD market with its latest Vibrant-branded LCD monitors. As the exclusive distributor in Australia of the Vibrant monitors, ADO is looking to expand into the already competitive LCD market. Tatung, a well-known mo...

Canopus Imaginate software

Imaginate is a hardware-independent software package designed to allow high-level manipulation and animation of still images for video production. It comes on a single CD, is installed within minutes, and supports Windows Me, 2000 and XP Home and Pro...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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