Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Presenting On The Go: The Impatica Showmate Reviewed
Posted by Jon Westfall in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Product Category: Presentation Accessory
Where to Buy: Manufacturer's Website
Price: $249.99 USD
System Requirements: Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003 or later and Microsoft Bluetooth. Projector or other display with VGA input.
Specifications: 3.5" x 2.5" x 1"; Outputs SVGA (up to 800 x 600).
Ah presentations - a must for all of us in the corporate or academic worlds. However, presentations usually mean Powerpoint and Powerpoint usually means "Bring the Laptop!". Some of us get lucky and present in places with computers already set up (well, lucky in the sense that we find that our USB key doesn't work with that computer or that the file won't open). Still others of us get the joys of dragging around a laptop, finding cables, messing around with remotes, etc... However, Impatica's Showmate promises to change that by allowing you to plug in a small dongle to your projector, fire up the presentation on your mobile device, and present away. But does it work in the hectic world of meeting schedules and impatient audiences?
Let's Find Out!<!>