DIARY: TOP GEAR - Corex CardScan 500

Imagine a world without business cards. Instead of having to lug around an inch-thick wad of embossed rectangles, you’ll wear a tiny computer built into a ring. When you meet a new contact - who is wearing a similar ring - you shake hands. His or her name, address and telephone number is automatically downloaded into your database, for transfer to a PC at your leisure.

Imagine a world without business cards. Instead of having to lug

around an inch-thick wad of embossed rectangles, you’ll wear a tiny

computer built into a ring. When you meet a new contact - who is wearing

a similar ring - you shake hands. His or her name, address and telephone

number is automatically downloaded into your database, for transfer to a

PC at your leisure.



That development is undoubtedly some way off. In fact, if predictions

made in past episodes of Tomorrow’s World are anything to go by, it will

never happen at all.



However, there is one gadget which - while it won’t rid your life of

business cards completely - will at least stop them gathering in dusty

piles on your desk. The CardScan 5000 from Corex Technologies is finding

its way onto a number of senior sales people’s desks.



It really couldn’t be simpler. You just put the business card on the

scanner’s handy little screen, press a button, and all the information

on it is automatically transferred onto your PC.



Then you can have the undeniable pleasure of ripping the now redundant

cards into tiny pieces and throwing them in the bin.



CardScan 500 - pounds 186



Order from - www.cardscan.com.



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