Back to school hardware roundup

PCR takes a look at the latest hardware for students
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With the Back to School season almost upon us, PCR takes a look at some of the hardware that your customers might be looking for.

ECOCART 16 - £799
Distributor: EcoCart
The EcoCart is a power management system with a programmable timer that conserves laptop battery life and prevents energy wastage.

SAMSUNG SSD 830 - £150
Distributor: Micro-P
It’s the ideal solution for your everyday computing needs, such as web browsing, document creation, viewing or editing multimedia files or playing PC games.

OLYMPUS VN-510 - £27.99
Distributor: Direktek
Reviews show that it is the perfect voice recorder for students during lectures, and for conversations being recorded during interviews.

SONY CAMCORDER HDR CX250 - £369.99
Distributor: Direktek
HDR CX250 is one of the essential SONY camcorders combining handy features such as optical image stabilisation, with larger images and a high quality wide-angle lens.

NABI - £179.99
Distributor: Micro-P
The new nabi is packed with a tremendous amount of content to ensure children have the best instant-on experience possible. It comes preloaded with £150 worth of free content including 25 free games, 50 free songs, 30 free books, and much more.

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ISTORAGE DATASHUR FLASH DRIVE - £48.99
Distributor: Entatech
The iStorage datAshur is the world’s most secure, easy to use and affordable USB flash drive, employing PIN code access with military grade AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

MICROSOFT MOBILE MOUSE 1000 - £14.99
Distributor: Computer 2000
Compact comfort meets convenient mobility. This compact wireless mouse has everything you need to stay connected while you're on the go.

MICROSOFT WIRELESS DESKTOP 800 - £29.99
Distributor: Computer 2000
Control and convenience are at your fingertips with this compact keyboard and reliable mouse. The strong and secured wireless signal allows you to choose where you want to work. And the desktop is easy to use – just load batteries, plug in the transceiver and start typing.

ISTORAGE DISKGENIE - £199
Distributor: Entatech
The diskGenie is the world's most secure, compact and affordable USB2 portable hard drive, employing PIN code access with Military Grade 128-bit or 256- bit AES Hardware Encryption.

D-LINK WIRELESS N CLOUD ROUTER N300 - £30.76
Distributor: Entatech
The Cloud Router gives you a fast home network – up to 300Mbps – for accessing broadband internet, sharing files, and more. This router is ideal for medium-sized or large homes.

MICROSOFT WIRELESS MOBILE MOUSE 3500 - £25
Distributor: Gem Distribution
Keep moving with a transceiver that stays in your mobile PC when you go and a mouse that works on more surfaces with Microsoft Blue track Technology.

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D-LINK DWA-140 WIRELESS N USB ADAPTOR - £27.40
Distributor: Entatech
The DWA-140 Wireless N USB mini adapter is a draft 802.11n client device that delivers real world performance gains. It is faster than 802.11g wireless adapters with the added benefit of portability between notebooks and desktop PCs.

LIVESCRIBE ECHO SMARTPEN - £179.99
Distributor: Gem Distribution
At work, in the class, or on the go, there is an easier way to stay on top of all the information you need. Echo records everything you hear, say and write and links your audio recordings to your notes.

AG NEOVO RX SERIES 32-INCH WIDESCREEN CCTV MONITOR - £1,499
Distributor: Midwich
Introducing the RX- W32, a large-format hard glass display designed for the serious surveillance centre.

CITY GEAR 16 MESSENGER BAG - £44.39
Distributor: Gem Distribution
Sleek and professional, this case is the perfect solution for those seeking innovation and protection together in one case.

LOGITECH NOTEBOOK SLEEVE - £20.41
Distributor: Gem Distribution
The comfy soft fleece lining protects your laptop from scuffs and scratches. And the durable alloy zippers are built to last.

TP LINK TL-WR702N - £20.05
Distributor: Micro-P, Computer 2000, Entatech
A tiny router offering 150Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling.

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SPEEDLINK ACUTE PRO WIRELESS PRESENTER - £32.99
Distributor: Meroncourt
Deliver professional presentations with style and convenience. The Wireless Presenter doesn’t just give you total control of your presentations – in Mouse Mode it even replaces your mouse.

SENNHEISER PC 8 USB HEADSET - £34.99
Distributor: Realtime
Whether you want to talk over the internet or listen to your favourite music, PC 8 USB delivers the dynamic stereo sound you need, and a noise cancelling microphone to match.

SPEEDLINK SYGMA COMFORT MOUSE - £7.99
Distributor: Meroncourt
Left or right handed, small or large hands, desktop PC or notebook: the SYGMA Comfort Mouse handles any task thanks to its universal design, and feels at home in anyone’s hand.

CNM 16GB SDHC CARD - £7.99
Distributor: KMS Components
Ideal for video and storing images in the latest high-resolution digital cameras.

SEAGATE 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - £149.99
Distributor: VIP Computers
GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage allows you to carry your media library with you while on the go and wirelessly stream videos, photos, music and documents to your iPad, Android tablet or smartphone.

EDIMAX EW-7438RPN WIRELESS EXTENDER - £37.99
Distributor: VIP Computers
The Edimax EW- 7438RPn N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender can easily double the signal coverage of your wi-fi network for better wi-fi quality in homes with many rooms or multiple floors.

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