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Latest gadgets and tech services to hit the market. Featuring: Nikon D810A, SBI Card Mobile App and more
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Nikon India has introduced the D810A, a DSLR designed for astrophotography hobbyists
Nikon India has introduced the D810A, a DSLR designed for astrophotography hobbyists

Latest gadgets to hit the market -

Nikon D810A (Rs 1,73,000):

Nikon India has introduced the D810A, a DSLR designed for astrophotography hobbyists as they often require custom equipment and hours of persistence. The D810A can capture astronomical subjects that emit the H-alpha wavelengths of light such as nebulae and other distant galaxies in red, allowing astrophotographers to see them just as imagined. In addition, it has got a 36.3 megapixels superior image quality in ultra-HD.

Acer aspire E5-571 (Rs 44,499):

Powered by the fifth generation Intel Core i7 processor, Acer has launched the Aspire E5-571 in India. The notebook comes with Windows 8.1, up to 12 GB memory, 1 TB hard disk, incorporates the latest NVIDIA GeForce 800M series card and provides an exceptional cinematic or gaming experience. It has up to seven hours of battery backup. It also has a Precision Touchpad (PTP) that supports six core Windows 8.1 TouchPad gestures, reducing unintended tap and cursor motions, and improving pinch-to-zoom, smoother scrolling and screen navigation.

Mitashi 58-inch LED TV (Rs 84,990):

Just in time for the Cricket World Cup 2015, Mitashi has launched a 58-inch LED TV. The company claims that it has a super slim panel, giving it a sleek and smart look. It is a full HD panel with 1920x1080 resolution, and has also got a USB port, 3 HDMI inputs and PC input. It has the contrast ratio of 500,000:1 and aspect ratio of 16:9 and comes with a threeyear warranty.

Lava IRIS X8 (Rs 8,999):

Lava has introduced a new smartphone. The Iris X8 comes with 16 GB internal storage. It runs on Android KitKat and is upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop (guaranteed upgrade).The smartphone is powered by octa-core processor and has 2 GB of RAM. It has got a five-inch HD display, 8 MP camera with dual LED flash and 2500 mAh battery. Lava has also tied up with Airtel to offer free 500 MB of 3G data per month for two months in 3G network circles and on 2G in 2G network circles.

SBI Card Mobile App:

Many Indians hold an account in the State Bank of India, and so the bank has relaunched its mobile application. This new app allows its users to access SBI card account with their user ID & password. It gives access to account summary, unbilled transactions, card statement for the last 12 months, reward point summary, payment history for the last six months, rewards catalogue and attractive offers. It even alerts cardholder on due date of payments, call helpline or use the SMS service with a click of the button. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones.

Canon PowerShot SX530 (Rs 21,995):

The latest from Canon's stable is the PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera with a 50x (24-1200mm) zoom lens. Its main feature is the 0cm macro for close macro shots. It has advanced Zoom Framing Assist Auto which automatically tracks the subject and zooms in/out accordingly to maintain the subject's relative size in the frame. It can take three continuous shots and automatically generates six still images. There is a remote shooting function that connects the camera to a smart device using Wi-Fi via Canon CameraWindow app.

ICC Pro Cricket 2015 Game:

Disney India has announced ICC Pro Cricket 2015 game for iOS, Android, Mobile, DTH, and PC. Developed by Indiagames, it is a real cricket simulation game with high quality gameplay and superior visual experience. The game features various modes and includes all 14 countries participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The game's daily objective is to earn points and coins, which will help you strengthen your squad.

LG Smart Inverter 2.0 [Rs 26,500 (255 l); Rs 66,100 (495 l)]:

A leading name in the home appliances space, LG has launched a new range of refrigerators in India. The new series comes with the unique Smart Connect feature along with Smart Inverter Compressor and Smart Diagnosis, which helps in case of frequent power cuts and fluctuations in summers. This frost-free range has smart storage setup for better food management, leading to ease of use while preserving bacteria and odour-free fresh air inside different refrigerator compartments.

TogoFogo:

Second-hand mobile handset market in India is a big one. TogoFogo is an online marketplace for selling and buying unboxed/excess stock, refurbished and certified preowned mobiles and tablets. The company claims that all products sold on its website undergo a stringent 75-point quality checks. It also claims to offer secured and hassle-free payment options like online and cash on delivery and remittance, three-day, 100 per cent moneyback return policy, etc.

Portronics 6-port USB Home charger:

Addressing the problem of having limited number of ports and many gadgets to charge, Portronics has launched a 6-port USB home charger. This device offers these ports with high speed charging to any standard AC outlet without depending on your computer. Priced economically, it is ideal for use at home as well as office. Rs 999

JBL Go (Rs 1,999):

Since the last couple of years, portable speakers are very much in demand. After launching some wonderful speakers in the past, JBL has now launched Go. It is a wireless portable Bluetooth speaker, powered by a 600 mAh battery that delivers five hours of audio playback. It is a compact, palm-sized speaker with 82.50x29.95x67.91mm dimensions. It has got buttons for power, Bluetooth, volume and call answering along with a mic. It also has an onboard echo and noisecancellation technology.

Karbonn Titanium Mach One (Rs 6,990):

Karbonn Mobiles has launched its new smartphone, the Titanium Mach One. Following the trend of launching smartphones exclusively through an online retailer, this one will be available on Snapdeal.com. It has got gestureenabled features, multiple camera functions, optimised battery life and customisable dead screen updates for quick and easy interactivity.

Portronics Pure Sound Pro BT 2 (Rs 3,999)

Upgrading its portable Bluetooth speaker, Portronics has now launched the Pure Sound Pro BT 2. Designed for people who love to carry music on the go, it can be used to play music from a mobile phone or a tablet. It supports Bluetooth, has a range of about 30 feet, gives seven hours of playback on the 2000mAh battery, has FM connectivity.

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