The Hot and the not so Happening

Gadgets and Gizmos introduces new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
     Print Edition: February 2015
The Hot and the not so Happening

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


Mitashi has launched an Android-based Thunder Series, which includes a GameIn ThunderPro Quad-core Console and Play Thunderbolt Smartphone. The console has a 1.6 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and an 8 GB internal memory. It has trigger buttons, dual joystick along with dual speakers to get the real adrenaline pumping as a gamer. The smartphone, on the other hand, has a heavy metal body and joystick. It has got a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and an 16 GB internal memory.

Rs 2,999

After a long wait, Google has finally launched its Chromecast in the Indian market. This is a small thumb shape-sized device that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a flat panel TV. It allows users to stream content from video services like Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and content from Google Play. However, the former two does not work in India. In India, Chromecast currently supports YouTube and Google Play Movies, as well as apps from partners like Eros Now, Spuul and YuppTV.

Rs 15,490

Toshiba has launched an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet in the Indian market. Running on Windows 8.1, it is powered by Intel Atom Processor Z3735G and has got 1 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage. The tablet has got a 1280x800 pixel 10-point touch display. It has got features such as Dolby Digital Plus and comes preloaded with apps like Xbox Music and Video, Kindle Reader, Skype, and a one-year subscription to Office 365. The tablet measures 9.48 mm and weighs 385 grams. The USB data and Charge Y-cable are bundled along with WT 8.

Rs 6,495

Logitech has launched a new protective case with integrated keyboard for the new iPad Air 2. This case protects the tablets from accidental bumps, scratches and spills. The keyboard is Bluetooth-enabled and connects to the iPad Air 2 over the same technology. It has also got an automatic on/off feature, where, when the iPad is positioned upright, the keyboard turns on. When close, it turns off. There is also an auto-wake and auto-sleep feature that turns the iPad off when you close the case and wakes it when the case is opened.

Rs 13,000

Genius has come up with a mini camera that can be used to capture time-lapse videos while walking, running, riding a bike, in the rain and even underwater. The camera has a built-in Wi-Fi feature that lets you connect to your smartphone to transfer videos and photos. There is a Genius Life-Shot App available for Android or iOS smartphone. The camera features an 8 MP Sony sensor. It comes with a bike mound, tripod mount, clip strap, USB charging cable and a waterproof case with IPX8 certificate.

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