The Hot and the not so Happening

We introduce new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
     Print Edition: April 2014
The Hot and the not so Happening

We introduce new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.

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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: Rs 45,835 onwards

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.

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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: Rs 10,999 onwards

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 22,999

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 GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.

Price: Rs 5,699

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 dirives 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 34,995

The latest offering from canon boasts a lens that's ideal for low light imaging and night sky photography. Its 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.

Courtesy: Gadgets and Gizmos

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