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Personal Tech: A Look At What's Hot On The Wireless Desktop

The HP LaserJet 1320nw has a 133 MHz processor and 16 Mbytes of RAM and runs on the HP Jetdirect 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet or USB 2.0 with HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet. Two new Bluetooth stereo adapters from Jabra give music fans a way to listen to their tunes without messing with wires. And Logitech's $50 V450 laser cordless mouse for notebooks lasts a year on two AA batteries and features a 2.4 GHz microreceiver.
HP LaserJet 1320nwPrint Power
Lots of digital photo printers are wireless, but the HP LaserJet 1320nw is a heavy-duty printer that handles more than just pics and spits out up to 22 pages per minute with 1,200-dpi laser imaging. The $450 1320nw packs plenty of power: a 133-MHz processor and 16 Mbytes of RAM. It can run on the HP Jetdirect 802.11b/g wireless Ethernet or USB 2.0 with HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet.



Microsoft's Ultimate KeyboardCool Keys
Microsoft's Ultimate Keyboard is wireless, rechargeable, and illuminated with a cool blue backlight smart enough to know when you've dimmed the lights or left the room. It's not available yet, but Microsoft promises a 30-foot range and metal accents. The company is only teasingly promoting the keyboard. Regardless, get ready to control your PC from your sofa.



IoGear's 2.4-GHz wireless multimedia keyboard/mouse comboReady, Set, Go Wireless
For those who can't wait to go wireless, IoGear's 2.4-GHz wireless multimedia keyboard/mouse combo is ready for action. A USB receiver, 800-dpi optical mouse, and programmable multimedia keyboard are included for $80. The keyboard offers one-click access to e-mail, CD play and pause, a media player, and Web browsing. To save battery power, the USB receiver serves as a charging cradle for the optical mouse.



Lexmark N0450e external adapterEasy To Adapt
Liberate your printer from the bonds of cables with the Lexmark N0450e external adapter. The $150 device connects over a 802.11g network and works with most laser and ink-jet printers, including those from Canon, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox.



Logitech's V450 laser cordless mouse for notebooksLong Lasting
Logitech's $50 V450 laser cordless mouse for notebooks lasts a year on two AA batteries and features a 2.4-GHz microreceiver. It scrolls horizontally and vertically, and it's Mac- and PC-compatible.



The PilotMouse Laser WirelessMouse Support
The PilotMouse Laser Wireless is Kensington's most popular laser desktop design. The $40 mouse has three programmable buttons, a scroll wheel to make navigation and repetitive tasks easier, and a range of up to 30 feet on a 2.4-GHz wireless connection. If the precision of laser tracking doesn't impress, then the five-year warranty and free tech support surely will.



Two Bluetooth stereo adapters from JabraAbracajabra
Two Bluetooth stereo adapters from Jabra will give music fans a way to listen to their tunes without messing with wires. The $50 A120s, due later this summer, works with PCs and other devices with a 3.5-mm jack such as phones. The $60 A125s plugs into the iPod mini, photo, and nano. Both adapters stream music to a Jabra or other Bluetooth stereo headset and feature 10 hours of music.

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