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Gear 11/03

Flashlights that last forever, getting the basics in a microtower and more

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Guiding Light
Where will you be when the lights go out? If you have ForeverFlashlights placed around the office, you and your employees willhave a better chance of finding your way to safety. Shake thiselectrochemical flashlight for 15 to 20 seconds, and itssuper-bright blue LED bulb is visible for more than a mile for fiveminutes. When it dims, shake again. You'll never have to changebulbs or batteries. The flashlight comes in two sizes and iswaterproof.

Server ItRight
You know how easily Wi-Fi (802.11) technology lets you addworkstations to your network as your business grows. D-Link'sDP-311P Wireless Print Server lets you wirelessly add printers toyour network, too. The DP-311P comes with one bidirectionalparallel port with a Centronics connector for direct connection tomost printers, giving it a wireless connection to your Ethernetnetwork for multiple users. The 802.11b-compliant DP-311P alsocomes with integrated 64/128-bit WEP encryption for networkprotection.

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