Acronis, a provider of cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, has released a 15-year Anniversary Edition of its personal backup software, Acronis True Image 2019. The software is integrated with AI-based anti-ransomware technology and is the only home solution that allows users to make full image backups to both local and cloud storage or clone an active system disk on either a Windows or Mac machine. A new Acronis Survival Kit feature gives users the ability to create an all-in-one recovery tool on an external hard drive with everything needed to restore a system.
Selfies made easy
Adonit’s new Snap 2 fine point stylus doubles as a Bluetooth camera shutter remote for iPhones. Perfect for group shots and selfies, it takes single pictures or three continuous shots at the press of a button. When not being used for writing, drawing or as a remote, the stylus attaches magnetically to the back of an iPhone with the included self-adhesive magnetic strips. The Snap 2 costs £29.99 from Amazon.
Chris is a digital assistant for drivers who want to stay connected. It attaches to the windscreen or dashboard and connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Intelligent speech and hand gesture recognition technology enables drivers to send and receive text messages, make and take phone calls, listen to music and follow navigation instructions hands-free.
Amazon’s new Show Mode for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets adds full-screen visuals to the Alexa experience, so that you can now ask Alexa to see trending news, weather, camera feeds and more. The Show Mode Charging Dock automatically switches the tablet into Show Mode while charging and holds the tablet at an adjustable angle for easy viewing.
Power on the move
The Iceworks 7000 is an ultra-slim, portable charger with a built-in type C cable for connecting to the latest devices from the likes of Google, Samsung and Huawei. At just 8mm thick, 15.5cm long and 7.8cm wide, the power bank can be slipped into a pocket, purse or wallet for on-the-go charging.
The Logitech MX VERTICAL has a distinctive handshake grip at an angle of 57 degrees to reduce forearm strain and wrist pressure. Other features of the ergonomic mouse include a best-in-class, 4,000 DPI, high-precision sensor and adjustable cursor speed. Its rechargeable battery lasts for up to four months on full charge; a one-minute charge gives three hours of use.
The Meeting Owl is a 360-degree conferencing camera, microphone and speaker. The all-in-one plug and play USB device is compatible with all popular video conferencing products including Skype for Business, BlueJeans and Zoom. A free mobile app that connects to the Meeting Owl via Wifi offers additional features, such as access to meeting room usage data and manual focus for the camera.
The D-Link Dual-Band Whole Home WiFi System (the COVR-C1203) is claimed to eliminate WiFi deadspots in homes and small offices and provide high speed, seamless WiFi over an area of 465 square metres. The mesh technology works with an existing router to create a single, stable network and can be extended with the addition of extra Covr points. It continually analyses wireless signal strength between devices, automatically connecting them to the Covr Point with the strongest Wi-Fi signal.