First Take

A lowdown on the recently launched gadgets in the market
     Print Edition: January 2014

A look at recently launched gadgets in the market.

Fisher & Paykel’s built-in oven
Fisher & Paykel's built-in oven
Price on request
Fisher & Paykel, the New Zealand-based brand, has launched a new oven in India. It has 77 litre useable capacity and comes with pre-set functions including bake, ventbake, fan bake, classic bake, pastry bake, fan forced, roast, grill, fan grill, rotisserie, warm and self clean. It has a unique Active Venting technology, a new venting system that can remove moist air while retaining the heat within the oven. It has a maximised height with multi-shelf cooking.

LG 55EA9800
LG 55EA9800
Price:  Rs 9,99,000
LG has announced the launch of its curved OLED TV in India. This is a 55 inch TV featuring a unique 4-colour pixel technology, a staggeringly thin display (just 4.3 mm), a dramatic curved design and vivid picture quality. The colour of the pictures is practically indistinguishable from colours found in real life. Its Clear Speakers offer high quality sound.

iBall andi Uddaan
iBall andi Uddaan
Price: Rs 8,999
Concerned about safety of women, iBall has launched a new phone with security features. This is a 5 inch Android smartphone with features such as SOS panic button, GPS tracking, Geo fencing and ICE (In Case of Emergency). Running Android Jelly Bean 4.2, it is powered by a Dual Core 1.3Ghz Cortex A7 Processor and paired with 512MB RAM. It has 8MP rear camera and 2000 mAh battery.

Kaspersky Small Office Security
Kaspersky Small Office Security
Price not available
The small off ice security from Kaspersky is aimed at small organisations, with less than 25 employees. It includes features such as Web Policy Management, Data Encryption, File Backup and Safe Money to Protect Online Banking, Password Manager and Online Backup.

Acer Iconia W4 tablet
Acer Iconia W4 tablet
Price: Rs 24,999 for 32GB
Acer has launched a new 8 inch tablet in India. It features an IPS panel and Zero Air Gap technologies that provide a sharp display with enhanced clarity and brightness. This is a Windows tablet equipped with Windows 8.1 and the 4th Generation Intel Atom 1.8 GHz Quad-core processor with battery life of up to 10 hours for web browsing and video playback.

Transcend flash drives
Transcend flash drives
Price: Rs 560 onwards
Transcend has added two new flashdrives to its JetFlash series - 380 and 510. Besides the standard USB interface found on regular flash drives, the dual access JetFlash 380 also has a micro USB connection for Android devices that supports USB On-the-Go. The 510 belongs to the luxury series and has a tiny metallic design. Both are available in 8, 16 and 32 GB capacities.

Manchester United Tricks
Manchester United Tricks
Price: Rs 55
Airtel and Manchester United have jointly announced a Manchester United Tricks App for soccer fans in India. Available on the iOS platform, this is an exciting interactive game featuring animations of past and present Manchester United players. Customers can control the animations to perform tricks and earn points and bonuses. They can also purchase and unlock new players.

Master blaster stickers
Master blaster stickers in wechat
For the upcoming cricket season, WeChat has come up with some new stickers. The app developerhas aimed at cricket fans who wish to express and share their love for the master blaster, Sachin Tenkulkar, who retired recently, by launching specia"Master Blaster" stickers within the app.

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