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US$100 Acceleration Data Logger

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August 22, 2006

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August 23, 2006 As soon as we saw this we just knew there’d be a whole host of knowledge emanate from the application of this little baby. The new HOBO Pendant G Logger is an easy-to-use data logger for measuring and recording tilt, orientation, activity and motion forces in indoor and outdoor environments. Roughly half the size of an iPod Shuffle, the new HOBO Pendant G makes it easy and fun to record data in any environment - in the home, outside, and even underwater. Gadget lovers of all types, from electronics hobbyists to students to amateur scientists, will employ the Pendant G logger in a broad range of activities, from recording G forces on rollercoasters to measuring activity patterns of people and/or pets. Once data has been collected, users can display the data graphically on a PC or Mac.

The HOBO Pendant G incorporates a state-of-the-art, omni-directional accelerometer and onboard memory capable of storing 64,000 measurements. It also provides a convenient, direct-USB interface for linking to a computer, and works with HOBOware Lite, a user-friendly graphing and analysis software package.

The HOBO Pendant G Data Logger Kit, which includes the data logger, HOBOware Lite software, mounting bracket, and USB optic base station, is offered at a special introductory price of USD $99 through January 1, 2007. Pricing will increase to USD$139 per kit at that time. The HOBO Pendant G Data Logger Kit is available now.

Onset has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered data loggers and embedded controllers since 1981, and has sold over 1,000,000 loggers that are used throughout the world by over 50,000 customers. The company manufactures data logger and weather station products that are used to measure temperature, humidity, light intensity, voltage, and other parameters. Onset products are used in a wide range of research, commercial, industrial, and educational applications.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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