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01732 759725 04 INNOVATIONS What’s New Life’s a riut Inspired by a call from a doctor working on COVID wards who was unable to take his normal backpack to work because it couldn’t be disinfected, the limited edition RiutBag+ uses easy-clean tarpaulin and PVC for all surfaces, inside and out, including the straps and handles, so that it can be wiped clean and disinfected in seconds. The 20-litre capacity, 15-inch laptop backpack also features a built-in mask holder, hand sanitiser storage and RiutBag’s signature anti-theft design with all zips against the wearer’s back. It costs £129. Riut More time, less waste To meeting growing demand for economical and less wasteful printing methods, Canon is launching its first MAXIFY devices with MegaTank refillable ink tank technology. The MAXIFY GX6050 and GX7050 deliver up to 14,000 pages from a single set of colour ink bottles, cutting TCO by 85% and reducing downtime and waste. Other time-savers include a large paper capacity of up to 600 sheets, a user replaceable maintenance cartridge and remote monitoring and management. Click and project Epson is hoping to eliminate connectivity delays and improve collaboration with the launch of two wireless presentation systems for business and education. The Let’s share ELPWP10 and ELPWP20 connect multiple laptops and mobiles to a flat panel or projector simultaneously, with AES-128 encryption for security. The ELPWP10 lets users connect any source device directly to a select range of Epson laser display solutions by plugging the wireless transmitter into a laptop or using the iProjection app on a mobile device. The ELPWP20 also includes a wireless receiver that enables content to be shared securely with any display from any laptop fitted with a wireless transmitter or any mobile device via the iProjection app or Miracast. Users can connect up to six transmitters and display content from four different devices simultaneously, with easy switching between sources. Affordable and long-lasting Finnish mobile company HMD Global, exclusive licensee of the Nokia phone brand, is meeting demand for more affordable, longer lasting smartphones with the launch of six new Nokia devices. These are the Nokia X20/X10 (top of the range), Nokia G20/G10 (intermediate) and Nokia C20/C10 (entry-level), with prices starting at just € 75. All feature strong security, superior durability and regular software updates to maintain performance levels over their lifetime. In a survey commissioned to support the launch, 78% of UK respondents said they would keep a phone for longer if it maintained performance over its lifetime. Globally, 69% of consumers agreed that smartphones are too expensive and 81% said they want them to last longer. More than just a monitor ViewSonic is responding to changing work patterns by expanding its VG and VA series of monitors with highly featured models designed for secondary work hubs in the office, at home or on the road. These include the 24-inch VG2440V and 27-inch VG2740V with built-in height-adjustable webcam, speakers and microphone; the ultra-widescreen (21:9) VG3456 for multi-tasking, with a USB-C docking station with Ethernet support for 90W power charging, data transfer and connectivity to the internet and peripherals; and, for portability, the 0.7kg VA1655 with built-in stand and pivotable display, which can be moved easily around or between locations. A winning combination Acer is continuing to address the growing Chromebook market with a combination of premium features at affordable price points, underpinned by Chrome OS benefits, such as quicker boot times, an easy-to-use interface, built-in malware protection and access to millions of Android apps. A case in point is the updated Chromebook 311, now available in a version with Touch display. Aimed at families and students, the sub-1kg ultraportable is based on an ARM Octa Core processor and features an integrated 720p HDR wide-view webcam, 15-hour battery life, concave keycaps for comfortable typing, multiple connectivity options (USB-C port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2) and the ability to use Microsoft Office as well as Google Workspace. Prices start at £199. EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD EPSON E L PWP10/ E L PWP20 1