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Freeswerve's launched a new gadget just in time for Christmas that it claims offers a revolutionary way to access the Net.

The Freeserve First Click Internet Power Pad combines pre-programmed buttons and smart card technology to create a wired mouse mat that's more than just a pretty picture.

The buttons offer shortcuts to specific Web sites and the smart card technology ensures security for e-commerce transactions.

The smart cards also contain personal information and preferences to improve surfing.

John Pluthero, CEO of Freeserve, said: "By simplifying access and use of the Internet and all the e-commerce sites it has to offer, our proprietary First Click device will drive to the Freeserve portals those users who are inhibited by technology and who might not otherwise contemplate shopping online."

High street retailer, Dixons, is to stock the product both singly and bundled with PCs in the run-up to Christmas.

First Click can be yours for £29.99. ®

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