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Parallel

Like the iPhone 5, Parallel is set to woo the consumers with a super battery bank of 2,500mAh – that’s a whooping 1.7X more lifespan. This is extremely convenient for consumers who are always on the go and making full use of iPhone's capability. Parallel is a detachable battery with a complementary tough polycarbonate case. Snap on when more power is required. Remove to lighten the weight. It is ergonomically designed to fit well in your hands. With a built-in lightning cable and 5 colors matching protective case, it shares the same length as iPhone 5.

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Optimo

Optimo is a ground-breaking touch screen product for programming and calibrating all digital tachographs fitted to commercial vehicles. Focusing on speed and ease of use, Optimo combines wireless communication, product application data and a host of different sensor connections into a portable device for use in the vehicle cabin and workshop. Designed for optimal ergonomics and flexible positioning, its task driven interface and innovative hardware dramatically improves the user’s experience and takes tachograph programming into the future.

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FK SERIES

The next generation of IRWIN Folding Utility Knives with BladeLock Technology feature patented technology engineered to keep your blade locked in, preventing the blade from releasing while the knife is in-use. These durable folding utility knives also feature a compact, easy-to-use design which includes a liner lock for safe, one-handed operation and a 16 degree cutting angle for ultimate comfort and control. Whether you need the compact durability of the FK100 or the versatility of built-in blade storage and screwdriver of the FK250, IRWIN is the new standard in folding utility knives.

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SWITCH

Native Union’s SWITCH is a powerful, portable Bluetooth® speaker, conference call unit and mobile powerbank. Its simple design allows it to be used in a vertical or horizontal position, with an intuitive volume wheel design that channels the retro-but-modern feel Native Union is known for. SWITCH is perfect for anyone who uses a mobile device for conference calls and enjoying music and movies. SWITCH provides 14 hours of audio playback time with crystal clear sound and has a powerful 1800mAh battery that allows it to function as a power bank for USB-enabled mobile devices.

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Pupil 108

Pupil 108: The most affordable Windows 8 convertible device for Education. A new interface and a whole new experience in learning. Pupil 108 straddles both tablet and laptop worlds, switching between the two, for an improved performance in Education. Windows 8 opens up new learning possibilities, allowing students to take full advantage of the touch screen feature and the countless apps. Part of Intel® Education Solutions, Pupil 108 is the most affordable and suitable solution for classrooms all around the world.

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BENT

Mass customization does not fit easily as a model within consumer electronics. Four target user groups are defined for customization concept: 1.travel agency-bank-secretary use, 2.office use, 3.home use, 4.retail use. These groups are defined with marketing research on the product. A comprehensive user needs research study is conducted for defining differing and customizable needs of each user group. As a result three main customization items are defined and used for differentiating the product for these user groups: 1.screen sharing 2.screen height adjustment 3.keyboard-calculator combination

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