Recently I posted my first edition of “What’s in my gadget bag?” This was a very popular post that did the rounds amongst all the local legends including Sumo Cat and GottaBeMobile. The reason I posted the video was that I was going on my first trip to China, an event hosted by Microsoft regarding Vista Labs. This time I probably won’t do a new “What’s in my gadget bag?” because not much has changed. What has been added, however, is a new gadget!
Most of you may know of, or may even be using, The Synergy Project. The Synergy Project is a nice bit of software developed to share one keyboard and mouse over remote access. This access may come in the form of Ethernet of wireless and give the user the ability to copy/paste while sharing one keyboard and mouse between two, three or even four or more PCs. SO when you think of Synergy Project it is not hard to think of Ultra-Mobile PC. Until now that is.
One thing about Synergy Project that always bugged me was the lag, drag, and delay associated with the remote connection. Obviously when moving one mouse from left to right and back again it is software like the Synergy Project that sometimes experiences intermittent laziness. Admittedly I was a big fan and have been promoting it often. Until now that is.
My new favorite friend is my Clixon VCC-300. It is a hardware based keyboard and mouse share and best of all it is clipboard share, Internet share and all bundled in a USB to USB dongle. So when you ask what else is in my gadget bag, you know what I will answer, my Clixon VCC-300. I know they will be available in Australia soon via Tegatech Australia but I do not know who else or where else you can get them. Here is a link to the Clixon Website. Vista drivers are available too.
Oh, that reminds me. Happy Birthday Dr. neil! We hope you liked your Clixon VCC-300!