November 14, 2006
| by Rachel Cericola
There are complex control systems and control systems that just appear to be complex. It’s possible to have the flash, while allowing you to function on a daily basis. ViewSonic’s V212 plugs you into the power to control your home easily—as well as a lot of other things, including the Web, streaming video, and more.
Aside from a slew of features like checking email and playing music and video, the V212 can be customized to control and access light switches, thermostats and A/V equipment. It can even work with Z-Wave products.
The V212 is also available with built-in speakers in case you want to move with audio and video in tow—or maybe just keep confined to the couch.
- 10-inch touchscreen
- Runs on Microsoft CE.Net Framework
- 520MHz Intel Bulverde processor
- Integrated 802.11b/g
- Boasts 6 hours per charge
- Includes flash slot for media cards
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.