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Recently I had a chance to work with some tech tools which can help you not only in your business but also in your personal life.  I see technology as the tool we leverage to build quality relationships in business.  Here are some that I recently experienced and wanted to share with you.

Libre eBook Reader PRO From Aluratek

I love reading.  We know that today reading and assimilating knowledge is critical to success.  The more one can read and process, the more information is available for connecting with others on common ground, acquiring new skills and enhancing life.

The new eBook readers are hitting the market in abundance.  One that I recently tested is the Libre eBook Reader PRO from Aluratek.  It is a reader that comes with 100 eBooks on a 2GB SD card.  These books include popular classics like Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Aesop’s Fables, Gulliver’s Travels and more.  You can purchase new books in the eBook format and read them.  Often these books cost less than the more-traditional paper books.

As a devoted book reader myself I was anxious to experience it. This was my first dedicated eBook reader that I’ve used.  I wanted to compare it to the hard copy book that we are familiar with for years.  I’ll admit that I was leery of it as I like the kinesthetic experience of holding a physical book, turning the pages, and enjoying a good read.

Well, as a die-hard book lover, I have to tell you that this is another way to enjoy reading and it has some advantages over the other method.  We are in the infancy of seeing eBook readers on the market.  Kindle from Amazon and the Sony eBook reader are the two most popular now.  However, the trend is for many to come out with their offerings and book lovers world wide are going to benefit.

My experience was that it took a wee bit of getting used to pressing the “Next Page” button vs. flipping a physical page.  However, after just a few minutes I found the button-pressing routine not only acceptable but enjoyable.

I could expand my font size to a comfort level that was just right for my eyes.  I could switch from landscape to portrait viewing, which was nice depending on the application.

I used a unit that the people at Aluratek gave me to evaluate.  I have to admit I was impressed with the screen and how it compares with other eBook readers when we turn the page.  Because it uses LCD technology the pages turn faster and there is no “flash” on a page turn which I’ve experienced with other readers.  This is important when reading a long document.

Here’s a very important feature I loved:  I was able to connect the USB they provide with the unit to my computer and copy some important PDFs that I have over to the eBook Reader.  This opens a world of possibilities.  I can print important articles or other web pages to a PDF format and then copy them to my eBook reader to review while on airplanes, when I have a few scrap minutes available and other strategic times.  This can bring to life many of those documents which have been buried on my computer in an obscure folder.

The Aluratek model is very good and worth your consideration. To say I’m pleased with it is an understatement.  It opens a new way of learning and reading.  Yes, I still want my paper books.  However, this opens a new way of reading which is most welcome for travelers and when you want to keep lots of information readily available.

(Libre eBook Reader Pro from Aluratek.  www.Aluratek.com, Retails $249.00)

Able Planet Microphone And Headset For Connecting GetAttachment.aspx

Able Planet continues to produce high quality headgear that can help you in business.  Their new Linx Microphone produces high quality sound for cell phone use as well as other applications.  Linx technology is used to enhance the sound quality.

Able Planet designs all their products to initially work well for hearing impaired individuals.  Once that threshold is attained, the resulting product will also work well for those with normal hearing.  You can see 2 videos about these at http://bit.ly/6esi9P.

Their new headset, the Extreme Noise Cancellation Headphone is designed for maximum listening safety whether one is using gaming, Skype, audio listening or other activities.  This is a product to look into not only for clear quality and richer audio but also for hearing safety.

(Able Planet, www.AblePlanet.com, $19.99 for Linx Microphone)

Copyright (c) 2010, Terry Brock and Achievement Systems, Inc.  Terry Brock is an international marketing coach and professional speaker who helps businesses generate profitable results.  He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or through his website at www.terrybrock.com.  Join the Twitter adventure with Terry through his Twitter address:@TerryBrock

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