Stories by Jan Birkeland

David Rayner: a new era for "Mr Vista"

David Rayner, client product marketing manager for Microsoft in New Zealand, is sometimes described as "Mr Vista" by colleagues. The man responsible for much of the buzz around the launch of Vista talks to Jan Birkelandabout going from a copier salesman to launching the new operating system and his passion for kite boarding.

Logitech Alto notebook stand

With the increased mobility market firmly in its sight, Logitech has announced the availability of the Alto notebook stand. Using a portable notebook in an office is more commonplace, and the company has set out to solve the problem of working on small keyboards at odd angles.

Toshiba Gigabeat V

The demand for mobile media players may have been the driver behind Toshiba’s latest offering in its Gigabeat series. The Gigabeat V has a 3.5-inch diagonal LCD screen, said to be the biggest screen in the current mobile media player market. The V is available in a 30GB model and its enhanced battery life offers eight hours of video playback or 30 hours of audio playback.

Toshiba Gigashot

Honing in on the growing hard disk drive-based camcorders, Toshiba is introducing the Gigashot to the local market. It aims to combine a high quality digital video camera and a digital still camera.

Playstation 3 beams down on 23 March

Sony will launch its long awaited Playstation 3 console in New Zealand on March 23, under a general release that will include Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

RoamAd Wi-Fi wins over Kordia

Trans-Tasman communications company Kordia has signed a deal for distribution of RoamAD’s converged metro Wi-Fi in New Zealand. “Metro Wi-Fi is becoming a strong global trend,” says Kordia’s CEO Geoff Hunt.