For clearer reading [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AS we grow older, eyesight begins to fail. If you need a little help, check out the new Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier. This US$19.99 (RM65.45) device is a portable accessory for those who require additional assistance to read the fine print in legal documents, books and newspapers. It also helps you pick out the minute details in photographs. The Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier offers five times magnification and a trio of LED lights to help you see more clearly. You can either use the magnifier on a flat surface with one hand or hold it up to an object for a closer observation. The LED lights turn on or off with a simple press down.
It also comes with an independent On/Off switch so users will not accidentally turn on the lights when the magnifier is not in use. This will help conserve battery life. Philatelists as well as numismatists will love the Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier which comes in pink, blue, yellow or black colours.
FOR GAMING PLEASURE
GAMING hardware specialist Razer is back in the spotlight again with its latest Razer Blade gaming laptop. Apart from having "the world's thinnest laptop" tag, it also boasts the highest resolution display yet. You need not worry about dropped frame rates as the device has been updated with the next generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M chipset, making it the highest power-per-cubic-inch laptop. The 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen display translates to a record 5.76 megapixels. This enables the 14inch display to sharply exhibit even the finest details and text at a whopping 262 pixels per inch. Thanks to the state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/ In-Plane Switching) display panel technology in the new Razer Blade, one is able to enjoy a 250 per cent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, not to mention it having a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen to play nice with Windows 8. It measures just 0.7inch thin, runs on a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor, has a 128GB solid-state drive, 8GB RAM, a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming- grade keyboard, crammed into a rugged all-aluminum chassis. Depending on the hardware configuration that you opt for, prices start from US$2,199.
MOST of us view a Bluetooth headset as a personal device. The Jabra Motion Office Bluetooth Headset System may just change that perception. It offers triple connectivity to its suite of intuitive controls for answering and ending calls from land line, softphone and mobile phones - perfect for busy office environments. The new Jabra Motion Office also comes with a desktop docking station to pair with the popular Jabra Motion. In addition, the Motion Office base can also double up as a community desktop docking station so that other Motion headset users can make use of the Motion Office base when sharing workspace or hot desking.
To ensure that no confusion arises and to ease the connection with host devices, the Motion Office boasts of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology so that it can pair up with mobile phones and tablets instantly with a simple touch. Class 1 Bluetooth protocol on the Jabra Motion Office Bluetooth Headset System gives it a 100m range from its host computer or docking station, which is a whole lot more than the standard 10m on normal Bluetooth technology. Expect the Jabra Motion Office Bluetooth Headset System to arrive in the second quarter of this year for US$380.
you're now the owner of a new iPad mini with retina display Maybe you'd like to pick up a corresponding protective case? LifeProof has just announced the availability of nuud and fre waterproof cases. These let you bring your iPad mini to wintry lands, the beach or swimming pool, without worrying about its safety.
In fact, the waterproof cases means your device can remain submerged in 2m of water for up to an hour and survive accidental drops from as as high as 1.3m.
The LifeProof nuud has a built-in screen protector, thanks to its patent-pending screenless technology which forms a waterproof seal between the case and device touch screen, without sacrificing performance. The LifeProof fre and nuud for iPad mini with retina display are now available in black and white colours. Price: US$99.99 and US$119.99 respectively.
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