A new line of laptop PC accessories launched here by CTA Digital includes a wireless mouse, wireless numeric keypad, numeric keypad with flashcard reader, a fingerprint-identifying mouse, seven-port USB hub and universal lithium-ion polymer laptop battery. The products are on display at booth 31837.
The wireless mouse with numeric keypad package lets users position the separate mouse and numeric keypad at a comfortable location without the restrictions imposed by a corded connection. The pair shares an included wireless USB receiver that plugs into a PC's USB port. The fingerprint-identification mouse identifies its authorized user by reading the user's fingerprint patterns. If the mouse doesn't recognize the fingerprint, then access to the user's computer or laptop is denied.
A combination numeric keypad and flash-card reader also features two additional USB 2.0 high-speed ports. Its built-in six-in-one card reader/writer accepts CF, MD, SM, MMC, SD, xD, MS and MS Pro cards. Over-current detection offers protection for all ports from power surges and short-circuiting of connected devices. The universal lithium-ion polymer laptop battery lasts for five hours and comes with 12 different adaptor attachments to accommodate most mainstream laptop brands. It's designed for people who travel for extended periods and need to extend the life of their laptop's battery.
The pen-style portable USB hub is a compact four-port hub with narrow pen design that connects to a computer instantly without loading drivers. It provides a 2.0 high-speed transfer rate up to 480Mbps. Over-current detection protects all four ports from power surges and short-circuiting of connected devices.
The seven-port desktop USB hub can be placed anywhere on a desktop for better access and connects to a PC without loading drivers to deliver a USB 2.0 high-speed transfer rate up to 480Mbps. It comes with DC adapter to supplement the USB-connected devices in case the PC can't provide all of the necessary power.
A USB travel kit is for laptop owners who need to connect external USB peripherals. It provides four different prong attachments to connect any USB device and includes a retractable USB cable, an ear bud headphone, USB mouse and Ethernet cable, all with retractable cords.
Pricing on all products was unavailable at press time.