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A lowdown on the recently launched gadgets in the market
     Print Edition: February 2014
A lowdown on the recently launched gadgets in the market
Technogym Artis.

A look at recently launched gadgets in the market.

Technogym Artis

Wearable tech has picked up pace, with Google Glass being one of the most talked about gadgets. Technogym has launched 'Artis', the world's first Google Glass-controlled treadmill. The Glass wearer can control the speed of the treadmill by using voice commands. They can also see running data on their headset and communicate with a personal trainer via a webcam.
Price
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Toshiba U series

Toshiba U series
Of the wide range of laptops launched by toshiba, the satellite u40 series is lightweight and offers high performance. it is powered by the 4th generation intel core i3 & i5 processors. the series, including the satellite u40-a i0110 and the satellite u40-a x0110, come with a 14-inch hd clear superview led backlit display, 4 gb ddr3 ram (expandable up to 16 gb), integrated intel» hd graphics 4400 and a large clickpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Price: Rs 45,835 onwards

Apple iBooks Textbooks

Apple iBooks Textbooks
Apple has launched the iBooks Textbooks in India. These include educational content from publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Hodder Education, and are quite a hit with students in the US and the UK. The multimedia books offer dynamic and interactive content such as animations, 3D diagrams, videos, photos, etc.
Price: books specific


Dell tablets

Dell tablets
Dell has recently unveiled two new tablets - Venue 7 and Venue 8 for  Rs 10,999 and  Rs 17,499 respectively. Both are powered by a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2760 (Clover Trail) processor, IPS Display with HD (WXGA 1280 x 800) resolution, Intel HD Graphics, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an integrated 4100mAh 1-Cell Battery. The tablets run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and are expected to receive the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS update.  
Price :Rs 10,999 onwards

SkullCandy Hesh 2 FC

SkullCandy Hesh 2 FC
Bringing the football club series headphones to India, the Skullcandy Hesh 2 is claimed to be an innovative upgrade from its predecessor. It has got a sleek and simplified look, and the conical over-ear housing drives an even more powerful sound. The Attacking Bass, Natural Vocals and Precision Highs build a pure audio experience for any genre of music.
Price: Rs 5,699

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
The Galaxy Grand was one of the most popular mid-segment smartphone from Samsung, and now it has a successor, the Galaxy Grand 2. The phone has got a 5.25-inch display with Android 4.3 onboard. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and paired with 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.
Price: Rs 22,999

Canon Powershot G16

Canon Powershot G16
The latest offering from Canon boasts a lens that's ideal for low light imaging and night sky photography. It is equipped with manual controls that can be used for time lapse videos. This Wi-Fi enabled camera can also be controlled using the Camera Window app for Android and iOS device. This 12.1 MP camera features a 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor and a 5x optical zoom. 
Price: Rs 34,995

Blaupunkt San Diego 530

Blaupunkt San Diego 530
Blaupunkt's latest car multimedia system has a 6-inch touchscreen (800 x 480 pixels) and is preloaded with iGO Primo navigation software and TomTom India maps. Standard features include voice navigation, intelligent quick search (IQS), smart history tracking, parking guidance and congestion detour handling. There is also a DVD/CD player, Bluetooth connectivity with built-in microphone, microSD slot and a USB port.
Price: Rs 30,990

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