An ElitePad Retail Jacket
HP provided a retail market makeover to its ElitePad with a retail jacket that transforms the ElitePad 900 tablet into a POS device. The retail jacket is a seamless sleeve that outfits the ElitePad with a 1-D/2-D imaging barcode scanner, a three-track bi-directional magnetic strip reader, a USB port and an optional secondary battery that combined provides 20 hour battery life for the product. Rick Chernick, CEO of Camera Corner Connecting Point, Green Bay, Wis., said he sees the ElitePad gaining marketplace momentum. "My guys are raving about it," he said.