Techno Talk
Written by ABC admin    Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:19    PDF Print E-mail
Refresh Your Office

Drobo 5D 5-bay Storage Array - 

Drobo 5D is the highest-performing personal storage array on the planet. Built on awardwinning BeyondRAID technology with single- or dual-drive redundancy, Drobo 5D protects your data without any user interaction, even in the event of multiple drive failures. Thunderbolt I/O technology provides performance that’s up to 5x faster than the previous-generation Drobo is the only storage array that offers Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. This latest generation of USB also offers high-performance connectivity and is backward compatibility with any computer running compatible versions of Mac OS X or Windows.

Price: €815.oo

 

Portable Handheld Shredder

Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand, this Portable Handy Shredder enables you to destroy personal documents and keep your identity secure wherever you are.It shreds up to 4 layers of paper at once.

Price: €30.oo


Waring Double Wine Chiller/Warmer

When you suddenly get an important business partner, whether you need to serve warm or chill, this double-bottle container makes it easy to get the most out every drink. All you need to do is enter the temperature into its easy-touse CPU controls--or select one of the 33 preloaded settings from its built-in library and wait for the LED display to wish you "Cheers!”

Price: €115.oo


Illuminated Magnifier Paperweight

This illuminated magnifier paperweight has a 5 times magnification to make even the smallest writing legible, plus 3 bright LED lights to make the task even easier. Just press the centre of the glass to activate the lights. The magnifying glass's weighty construction makes it perfect for use as a paperweight and an invaluable accessory for a study or desk.

Price: €25.oo


Crazy Calculator

Liven up the office or your lessons with this joke Crazy Calculator. On best behaviour you can use it as a standard calculator. But when no one is watching, switch it to crazy mode, pass it to a friend or colleague and watch and laugh! Every time they press the = sign, the calculator will come up with "You tell me", "Ask nicely" and a host of other sarcastic messages instead of the answer.

Price: €12.oo


Speaker Showerhead

The Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead has a speaker in the centre of a showerhead. The speaker itself is a rechargeable and waterproof device which can be taken out of the showerhead itself. It has Bluetooth capability so need for any wires. You simply pair up your phone or tablet, start streaming your music and you’re away

Price: €155.oo


Image Restoring Digital Slide Converter

This is the scanner that converts and restores 35mm slide images to their original quality. Its magazine accepts up to 50 slides at a time, scanning them automatically, enabling large-scale conversion projects. A full 5,000 x 5,000 dpi resolution scan-its highest setting-of a single slide takes just over three minutes, capturing all the details of the original image at 34 megapixels. Once converted, the software restores original colors from faded film images, and removes film grain from converted images. Images are saved onto a computer using USB cable.

Price: €990.oo


Multi-position Clip-on LED Light

If you find it difficult to use your computer in poor light, this versatile clip-on light will illuminate your keyboard when using your laptop. The light clips to your monitor, laptop lid, shelves or table and the flip-out legs turn it into a tabletop lamp. It is also ideal for reading, needlework or wherever extra light is needed.

Price: €30.oo


Heated Insoles Foot Warmer

In case you are working in a cold office, this foot warmer offers convenient remote operation, no wires or external batteries, and up to 2,500 hours of toasty heat to warm cold feet for about four winters of heavy use.

Price: €99.oo


The Office Pod

The Office Pod is one of the most elaborate office gadget ever conceived. This is an actual pod that looks like a sauna. You can fit your desk and chair inside, along with basic office shelves and a filing cabinet. Once you close the door to your pod you will have blocked out all outside noise. Additionally, you can cause all the glass to become a two-way mirror so no one can see inside your office pod.

Price: €18,000.oo


Plantronics Savi Office Convertible

The Plantronics Savi Office Convertible can pull sound from your PC or a phone, and when coupled with the handset lifter option, you can answer calls from anyplace within its 10-meters range. The sound is crystal clear, and it switches seamlessly between Skype and the Polycom Phone. If you live on the phone this gadget is very handy.

Price: €305.oo


Sony Scent Capturing Post Card Printer

This small hand held machine uses its “electronic nose” to recognize patterns of particular odors and translate it onto a tangible postcard size paper. Aroma based inks are printed onto the special photo paper which can then be exposed by peeling back the flap to smell the scent. This interactive and innovative machine allows users to communicate and share information in ways that have never been done before by utilizing one of humanity’s most prominent senses.

Price: TBA


Leaf Touch Screen Keyboard

This Touch Screen Keyboard is a large touch screen with a 108 full QWERTY keyboard display. Each key is individually backlit to provide optimal lighting under any light condition, so a glare won’t be an issue. With each successful press, a corresponding beep will chime and the sensitivity of the keys can be adjusted to the speed of even the most experienced writers. One of the best assets about this keyboard is when it’s shut off. The mirror-like surface is a real eye catcher and will add an incredible aesthetic and a bit of class to your PC or Mac set up.

Price: €190.oo


Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Camera

The Galaxy Camera features a 16-megapixel image sensor, 21x optical zoom lens, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD Super Clear LCD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, microSD card slot and a 1,650mAh battery. With Android and 4G LTE, the Galaxy Camera is well-equipped for both fast photo editing with apps like Instagram and for sharing to social networks such as Facebook.

Price: €420.oo

 

 
Written by ABC admin    Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:58    PDF Print E-mail
Business Gifts

Leica X2 Camera

The Acqua di Parma Tie Holder is made with beautiful buffalo skin, and finished with a precious brown moiré silk lining. It accommodates up to four ties, and is fitted with a removable cufflin pocket and a collar bone holder. Each product is hand made with care and passion by expert Florentine leather craftsmen.

Price: €1,450 

 

Lighter

Celebrating the sophistication of the man widely regarded as the greatest male star in the history mof American cinema, the Ligne 2 lighter bears the engraved profile and signature of Humphrey Bogart. A combination of grain d’orge décor and shiny yellow gold finish deliver a distinctive look and feel in hand.

Price: €980

 

Leather Desk Set

This luxury calf leather desk set from Graf von Faber-Castell features a letter opener, notelet box, pen tray, pen holder, 6 guilloche pencils and a desk pad. An exquisite gift that’s sure to last them for years.

Price: €1,240


Verismo™ 585 coffee machine

This single-cup brewing system lets you use specially packaged pods to recreate the recipes used every day in the Starbucks coffeehouses. With its 3.5 litre water tank and storage for up to 30 used pods, it's easy to make plenty of your favourite drinks at home.

Price: €420


Swing Arm Lamp

This sleek desk lamp has an adjustable balance arm andlamp head. This stylish lamp is a task light and attractive addition to most interiors. Use this with your vintage, modern, traditional or transitional decor furnishings at home or office.

Price: €375


Messenger Bag

Mulberry’s Antony messenger bag has been crafted from fine vegetable-dyed leather and has an adjustable canvas strap and fastens with a stylish twist lock closure. The piece also features a separate compartment for extra storage making this the ultimate day-to-day bag for the discerning modern man - a musthave accessory for autumn/winter.

Price: €675

 

Bowler Hat Cufflinks

Expertly crafted from sterling silver, they feature handsome black enamel bowler hats. Having produced fine accessories for men for seven generations, these cufflinks ooze quality.

Price: €220


Silk Scarf

Bordeaux bordered Square Como silk scarf featuring exclusive Pineider bespoke stationery design. Pineider Italian silk scarves are handmade by the finest Italian craftsmen in Como, Italy.Dimensions: 90 x 90 cm

Price: €280


Prestige Rollerball Pen

Combining Karl Lagerfeld's flawless design aesthetic with S.T. Dupont's history of more than 135 years of meticulous care and unique expertise, this lotus red rollerball pen is an elegant and timeless addition to your writing portfolio.

Price: €335


Electronics IPad Book

Crafted from textured Saffiano leather and featuring a zip around closure, MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Electronics iPad Book is both a practical and chic accessory to keep iPads scratch-free on-the-go.

Price: €140


Swiss Army Knife

The Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Pocket Knife features large and small blades, corkscrew, can open, small screwdriver, bottle opener, screwdriver, wire stripper, wood saw, reamer with sewing eye, hook, tweezers, toothpick, and key ring.

Price: €340


Wheeled Brief

Main compartment with lockable zipper sliders features a built-in, padded laptop sleeve which fits most 39 cm laptops. Two mesh pockets for storing computer peripherals and a horizontal fan file divider for important documents Adjustable webbing shoulder strap features a sliding cushion with gripping material to prevent the bag from slipping.

Price: €340


7 in 1 Game Set

 

While away the hours with "7 in 1" game set. Presented in an elegant lacquered box, it is perfect for after-dinner entertaining, and i deal as a gift.

Price: €220


Silver Shoe Horn

 

Its a handmade luxury shoe horn crafted with a beechwood shaft. The handle is a 350 grams silver labrador over a resin heart.The Pasotti Ombrelli Sterling Silver Shoe Horn - Labrador is packaged in a beautiful Pasotti gift box.

Price: €340


Heart Wallet

Designed with a charming heart stud embellishment, Anya Hindmarch's Joss wallet is an elegant and practical accessory that is perfect for storing all your daily essentials.

Price: €340

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 December 2012 07:38 )
 
Written by ABC admin    Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:30    PDF Print E-mail
Best Gadgets 2012

Technology just keeps changing. No matter how often you buy the newest phone or computer, there’s always something bigger, better and faster that you hear about just after you’ve purchased your favorite new toy. But the constant development in electronics is also what makes all of the gear so exciting. Innovation and improvement are the cornerstones of each upgraded model, and often times those extra pixels in a high-resolution screen, the extra speed in microchip or the additional memory in a hard drive can make a big difference

 

Pure Sensia 200D Connect Price: €3,150.oo

Pure announced the Sensia 200D Connect wireless music system with a large high-resolution, high-capacity colour touchscreen and an advanced user-interface. As the followup to their original Sensia, the 200D delivers upgraded performance, room-filling audio and one-touch and timed USB recording, as well as cloud-based music streaming

 

Master Lock dialSpeed Price: €20.oo

Typical padlocks have 64,000 possible combinations; the electronic dialSpeed has 22 million, the most of any portable lock. Four directional buttons correspond to numbers or letters. A combo of up to 12 presses signals a motor to release the catch

 

Self-Balancing Single Wheel Price: €3,500.oo

This unique ride takes the form of a single-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooter, and goes by the name of RYNO, or “Ride Your New Opportunity”. The RYNO can reach 32 km p/h on its single 25" tire and has turning radius of under 70cm. The battery takes about an hour and a half for a full charge, letting riders travel for approximately 35 kilometres, and the 60 kg bike is small enough to be brought onto buses, trains, and inside buildings. The RYNO can also handle riders up to 140 kilograms so it’s not just for smaller people. The RYNO is expected to go into production in 2013.

 

Polaroid Smart Camera Price: €235.oo

Polaroid has unveiled its new SC1630 Smart Camera, equipping a smartphone with a dedicated camera. The device features a 16-megapixel 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom (5x digital) and 6.5 - 19.5 mm lens to offer a 35 - 108 mm equivalent in lens range. At the back there's a 3.2-inch touchscreen that shows the images and allows the user to access applications and the Android Market. Although you won't be able to make regular phone calls since the device does not include microphone or speaker, there's still an option to make VOIP calls. The device weighs 142 g.

 

Virtual Laser lane Price: €32.oo

Cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. In contrast to pedestrians, they move mainly on public roads. On the road, any cyclist can be hit harder and faster than a car - especially at night. For safety, the bike has to be clearly and accurately marked and visible day and night. One reasonable solution was proposed Korean company. A miniature device, fixed under the seat, delivers signals about the bike by means of an array red LEDs and a pair of laser projectors.

 

Robot Cleaner Price: €560.oo

Robot Cleaner HOM-BOT (LrV5900) makes vacuuming effortless. With its “memorize” mode, this smartvac can remember when it was last stopped and then start vacuuming from that spot (whether you stopped it manually or it shut off itself.) Its 51 sensors sense objects as thin as 1 cm. The robot vacuum has already debuted in Asia.

 

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen Price: €120.oo-155.oo

This groundbreaking computer-withina- pen captures handwriting while simultaneously recording audio and synchronizing it to your notes, creating a truly innovative link between penand - paper and the digital domain for those who still depend on written notes. An infrared camera at the tip of the pen captures 72 pictures per second to digitally track numbers, words and drawings

 

Powertrekk Fuel Cell Charges Price: €234.oo

The Powertrekk Fuel Cell Charges is an innovative eco-friendly instant charging device that uses water to make electricity enabling you to charge your smartphones and all other mobile devices anywhere. This device is easy to use and safe and convenient to carry. And, moreover, it seems to me better than solar charger.

 

Binatone iDect Eclipse Price: €80.oo

If you like your home phones to be futuristic looking, the all-in-one handset with base built-in has a 13 hour battery, storage for 220 contacts, and can be worn around your neck. Make and receive phone calls while moving around your home or the office with this iDECT Eclipse cordless telephone. Complete with a 50m indoor range, it also has a built-in answer machine to ensure that you never miss a message again.

 

Nike+ Fuel Band Price: €150.oo

The Nike+ Fuel band is loaded with a host of features. This device helps you measure activities using a metric value called ‘Nike Fuel’. This wrist band has an ergonomic design and can be worn throughout the day. It provides you a calculated result of your activities through movement of your wrists. It has an LED dot matrix display which displays Calories, Step, time and Nike Fuel.

 

BlackBerry Porsche Price: €1,400.oo

Research in Motion (RIM) launched its newest product, the BlackBerry Porsche P’9981 Smartphone. A cell phone that relies on stylish elements, thanks to its cooperation with Porsche, the famous car manufacturer, for its smartphone product design. The BlackBerry offers a full touch screen for the user, with fluid animation and high resolution liquid Graph 2.8 with a wide keyboard .With a 1.2 GHz processor and 8 GB of onboard memory, this product offers the experience for surfing the internet quickly. Plus, with a 720 pixel HD recording on it, this smartphone also gives a better multimedia features

 

BOXX electric bike Price: €3,100.oo

The design is a compact two wheeler, which measures approximately 90cm long, weighing only 55 kgs. The emissions free all-electric vehicle has a maximum speed of 75 km/h and includes standard features such as all-wheel drive, traction control, ABS systems and over-sized all LED dot lighting. It is built for one occupant and has capacity to carry up to 140 kgs. Onboard storage includes two cargo bays, with room for two secured bags.

 

Solar Kindle Price: €63.oo

Imagine reading your favourite books on Kindle for three months without having to recharge! SolarKindle does just that. The case allows the user to read Kindle for months. It also allows the reading lamp to stay lit for over 50 hours per charge. As you might have guessed from the name of the device, the case features a built-in solar panel that harnesses solar energy to power both the case and the Kindle. What’s more you can charge the device during cloudy days with the help of a USB port. The device will be released by January 15.

 

Apple iPhone 5 Price: €155.oo

Apple iPhone 5 released in September has a new Apple A6 processor. Apple claims that it is twice as fast as the A5 processor on the iPhone 4S. It is is also more powerefficient, providing up to 8 hours of browsing/talk-time on cellular network and 10 hours of video playback. Although not officially confirmed, the iPhone 5 is expected to have 1GB RAM — up from the 512MB RAM on the iPhone 4S. Storage stays the same at 16/32/64GB with no memory expansion possible. Wireless connectivity now includes 4G/LTE in addition to 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

 

Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon Price: €235,000.oo

The new Dewitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon comes in either 18-karat white gold or rose gold 43 mm case. The white gold, “Haute Joaillerie”, version has its bezel lit-up with 36 baguette-cut diamonds, with eight brilliant-cut diamonds marking the hours. The whole movement is comprised of 185 pieces. It features a variable inertia balance and an escapement made of 18 karat yellow gold, with an Art-Deco style bridge. The winding barrel at 12 o’clock, also made of 18 karat yellow gold, is inspired by a vintage steering wheel. The barrel is also skeletonised, allowing a even greater view of the movement.

 
Written by ABC admin    Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:34    PDF Print E-mail
Thinking about skiing?

 

Best Men’s Ski Boots for Winter 2013 With over 200 different types of boots available for the 2013 season, we were very overwhelmed with all the choices that were available with men’s skiing boots. Nearly all the major brands introduced new lines of skiing boots for the upcoming season Based on experts's tests, however, we believe that the best ski boots for the 2013 season for men include: Dalbello Havok Ski Boots, Nordica Transfire R3 and Cruise 70, Atomic Hawk 80 and Rossignol Evo 80.

Nordica Transfire R3 cca €270.00

The Transfire R3 is part of a completely new line from Nordica. This series is for the sport performance skier looking for a high level of precision combined with a more forgiving blend that supports their advancing skiing ability in a wide variety of conditions and terrain.The adjustable cuff profile allows for a neutral standing position for all day comfort, and the all new lateral shell design allows for a more efficient transfer of energy that is compatible with today's style of skiing.

Dalbello's Axion 9 cca €270.00

Dalbello's Axion 9 Ski Boot offers athletic male riders some good solid support in a last width that's wide enough for human feet. A TRUFIT Sport liner is warm and padded, but it's also designed anatomically so that you don't lose any of your effort to dead space in the boot. Canting, flex control, and microadjustable buckles give you all the adjustability you need to get the most out of the Axion 9 Boot.

Rossignol Evo 80 cca €270.00

A great boot for the true beginner, with a wide foot and wide shaft of the leg. Notches in the plastic along the instep make it really easy for you to enter and exit the Evo 80. The Neutral Stance will give you more control, better balance, and reduce fatigue. The Sensor Liner is 104mm wide, and has a V shape in the forefoot, wide heel cup, and an asymmetrical toe box, all for added comfort as you slide your way down the mountain. The Rossignol Sensor Shell uses a boot board that connects key receptor points to the boot sole.


Atomic Hawx 80 €150.00 - €230.00

Atomic Hawx 80 Ski Boots have an i-Flex zone at the front of the boot that works like an additional joint. It promotes natural forefoot flexibility, improves balance on the ski and provides for precision control. A soft Hawx flex delivers convincing performance while offering maximum comfort. Atomic Hawx 80 Ski Boots have an ASY Comfort T2 liner that can be individually adjusted in the ankle and forefoot zones.

Dalbello Voodoo Ski Boots cca €365.00

Dalbello’s new Sherpa models are for the next generation of alpine touring enthuasists looking for a boot with balanced crossover performance, both uphill and down. The Dalbello Sherpa 7/3 Ski Boots are engineered for comfort on the ascent and lightweight handling, and designed to be powerful enough to steer long, wide, modern big mountain skis through the most difficult snow and terrain.

Nordica Transfire R4 cca €240.00

Nordica Transfire R4 Ski Boots: Lower upper cuff hinge location increases dampening and margin for error and 45-degree middle buckle enhances heel hold. The Adjustable Cuff Profile allows for increased calf room and single cuff adjustment helps dial lateral stance balance.

Nordica FireArrow F1 cca €540.00

Technology and power are combined to give the Nordica FireArrow F1 Ski Boots an edge above so many other boots on the market. Offering a 45 degree closure, you'll have the maximum amount of heel retention and forefoot comfort so your fit can be secure inside these boots. Easy entry and exit are also made possible by this 45 degree feature. Micro Buckles on all buckles ensures the most customized and comfortable fit.

Full Tilt Classic Ski Boots cca €425.00

Full Tilt brings this living legend back to life each year using all of the original molds, lightweight materials and same looks that putthis Original 3-Piece Design on the map. If you loved the original, you'll love the classic even more thanks to the addition of the Quick Fit Performer liner with Intuition foam that molds 100% to your feet for a custom fit that's as ahead of it's time as the Original 3-PieceDesign was itself.

 

Nordica Double Six cca €385.00

The Double Six Ski Boots are light in weight but heavy on power and performance. The boots have a 45 Degree Instep Retention which provides the maximum amount of heel retention and forefoot comfort so you're fit can be secure inside these boots. Easy entry and exit are also made possible by this 45 degree feature. Its Progressive Flex offers a buttery initial flex for easy ankle flexion and a high level of support on the landing.

Atomic Line Influence 115 cca €600.00 

The Early Rise rocker at the tip and the 115mm waist make the ski soar over the slope like a lord, and any obstacles will be annihilated. Its twin-tip shape makes it super playful while the titanal reinforcements give it tons of personnality and power. This monster handles speed incredibly well, it stays stable and very active on energy transfers.

Elan Amphibio 78ti cca €620.00

The Amphibio ® Waveflex 78Ti is just as versatile and flexible as its namesuggests. Equipped with WaveFlex technology, RST Sidewall, reinforcedwith a layer of Mono titanium and upgraded with the revolutionary Amphibio ® technology, it is ready to roll whenever you are. The Power Woodcore brings better edge hold on tip and tail areas resulting in a uniform ski flex.

G3 Empire cca €620.00

With its clean lines and full reverse camber, the Empire stands out as one of 2013’s most attractive new powder skis for both man, woman. The wood core is reinforced with two layers of metal alloy, producing a burly ride for big descents. But G3 also softened the tip and tail for a playful and buttery float in powder—perfect for drifting down the mountains of your dreams.

Fischer Koa 78 cca €320.00

The Fischer Koa 78 with V9 Railflex is a women’s ski that’s perfect for the expert skier who wants to be able to go anywhere on the mountain. The versatility and durability of these skis make them a great buy for any woman who really wants to enjoy all of the surfaces on the mountain rather than just stick to the groomed paths.

Oakley Proven MX Fire Skull Sprocket Men's Dirt Goggle cca €45.00

Scott Dana Women's Goggles cca €43.00

Menzella Get Intense Ski Gloves cca €35.00

Scott Traverse Ski Gloves cca €35.00

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 October 2012 09:58 )
 
Written by ABC admin    Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:54    PDF Print E-mail
Hotest Tech

Samsung ES9500 OLED TV €TBC

We’ve come along way since Sony’s bedroomsized OLED offering from a few years ago, and now you can get a richer, more colourful picture in bigger 55-inch screen surroundings. Aside from deeper blacks and the impressive contrast ratio, prospective owners can expect faster response time compared to LCD sets which will eliminate motion blur and with Samsung’s Multi-View you can watch two different programmes on the same screen via the included 3D glasses that also have integrated headphones to avoid the leaking sound of Walford’s finest.

 

Canon EOS 650D €800

The new Canon EOS 650D is a user-friendly enthusiast-level D-SLR full of new tech and functions, including a new touch-screen and much more than a simple upgrade from the Canon EOS 600D (which it now sits above in the range). As well as helpful intelligent auto modes, there are a wealth of advanced features available as your camera skills and photography progresses. The EOS 650D is equipped with a new 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS sensor and powerful Digic 5 processor, that enables you to capture excellent, full-resolution images at up to five frames per second (fps).


Sennheiser MOMENTUM headphones €260

Delivering stellar sound is simply not enough for this style-conscious world we now live in and having realised that very thing, Sennheiser has served up its latest headphone collection that is more about looking the part. There’s little detail on the tech nestled inside, but headbands and earpads are made from soft leather and English tannery Pittards with a 3.5mm cable that hosts an integrated remote and mic which make the MOMENTUM headphones iPhone friendly.


Sony Xperia S tablet €TBC 

Having unveiled its first S tablet at IFA last year, Sony has given its latest slate the Xperia branded makeover, making it thinner (8mm) and lighter than its predecessor. Running on Android 4.0 and powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quadcore processor, the Tablet S also hosts a 9.4-inch 1280x800 IPS OptiContrast display and Sony’s ClearAudio+ technology making it a suitable surrounding for watching movies. Comes with an 8-Megapixel rear-facing HD camera and 1.0- Megapixel front-facing HD snapper.


HP Envy x2 Hybrid €TBC

Post-TouchPad demise, HP has decided to embrace Windows 8 and a QWERTY keyboard dock. Powered by an Intel Atom “Clover Trail” processor with 64GB of SSD storage, the 11.6-inch Envy x2 that can work as a laptop and a tablet sports a 1366 x 768 resolution IPS display and will have Beats Audio and NFC on board like the Spectre with a rear-facing 8-Megapixel camera and a HD webcam to take care of video chats. With so many hybrid devices outed, the Envy x2 may just have the looks and the specs to stand out from the crowd.


Yamaha YSP-4300 Soundbar €1.300

If your current home cinema setup lacks an audio roar, Yamaha reckons its latest soundbar offering should help amplify your viewing with 7.1 surround sound. Using Intellibeam technology to bounce sound beams around the room, the subwoofer and bar setup uses AirWired2 technology for delay free sound and the ability to wirelessly send tunes from your Mac, PC or iOS device to put it into party action. There’s also an FM tuner on board and it can be wall mounted if space is currently at a premium.


Dell XPS Duo 12 €TBC

One of the biggest trends of IFA this year has been the surge of tablet and ultrabook mash-ups and keen not to be left out, the Duo 12 is another hybrid Windows 8 device, but with a twist. Featuring a glossy full HD touchscreen with tough Corning Gorilla Glass and an aluminium and carbon fibre chassis, a flip hinge mechanism let’s you swivel the screen vertically from within the frame so you can choose between ultrabook and tablet modes. Here’s hoping it fares better than Dell’s last hybrid laptop/tablet outing…


Sony Xperia T €TBC

Previously going by the name Xperia Mint, the Xperia T has now been made official and becomes Sony’s latest flagship smartphone. Hosting a hulking 4.6-inch HD Reality Display, the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a 13-Megapixel with full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and 720p HD front camera. A 1.5GHz dualcore processor should handle all your multitasking and multimedia needs and with the PlayStation Certified stamp can play a host of PS One classic amongst other gaming goodies.


LG TM2792 Personal TV €TBC

If your modest living abode cannot accommodate a hulking 84-inch television, this more bedroom-friendly 27-inch telly from LG might be more suitable. Featuring LG’s sleek CINEMA SCREEN with a narrow bezel, the full HD set boasts Smart TV support and SmartShare to share content between laptops, smartphones and hard drives plus DLNA, Wi-Fi and WiDi connectivity.


Monitor Audio i-deck 100 iPod €TBC

With iPod docks ranging from the reasonable to the eye-wateringly expensive, the Monitor Audio i-deck 100 hopes to win you over by offering a premium price tag for a premium product. Monitor Audio has overlooked the cheap and cheerful approach to iPod docks, instead offering up the high-end Monitor Audio i-deck 100, a well designed device which pairs good looks with strong performances.


Masterpiece of Bicycles €5.500

Discover the technology behind the lightest, stiffest, best-performing road bike ever produced by Giant. From its all-new OverDrive 2 fork steerer-tube design, which improves steering precision by 40 per cent, to the Advanced SL composite material and cutting-edge construction techniques. Using Advanced SLgrade composite and technical innovations including the OverDrive 2 steerer tube, which boosts front-end stiffness and steering precision, the TCR Advanced SL is the go-to choice for Rabobank pros that need one bike that can do it all.


TDK Life on Record Wireless €400

Former cassette specialists TDK have unveiled a slew of new retro-styled speaker setups with this updated boombox our pick of the best. Sporting a 2.1 stereo speaker configuration, a built-in rechargeable battery means it’s parkfriendly and with Bluetooth AAC streaming can now deliver near-lossless audio from your mobile device. Other specs include a 3.5mm minput, USB charging port and a carry handle if you don’t fancy putting it on your shoulder mlike you’ve just walked out of Breakdance.


Polaroid Z2300 €130

The Polaroid Z2300 instant is the latest snapper from the cult brand to include a built-in Zink printer along with a 10 megapixel image sensor. The Polaroid Z2300 is the brand’s first compact camera with a built-in printer. A little on the chunky side for a compact, the camera is available in black or white and there’s even a rainbow stripe that harks back to the days of the classic Polaroid.













Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:00 )
 


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