Everyday new devices. Let's look closer
1. Keeping Business Connected
Jabra is a solution specialist for CIOs, knowledge workers, remote teams and employee’s office workers who require an increase in productivity without the need to sacrifice flexibility. Recently, they released the Biz 2300 headphone. It has 50 percent better noise cancellation and is 20 percent lighter compared to other headphones out on the market. It is also comes with Kevlar cords and is mass deployment ready.
Jabra Biz 2300 Price: For pricing information, please contact listed distributors Contact: Advance Digital Solutions Sdn. Bhd., Ingram Micro Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 8076 4833, (03) 7952 8084 Info: jabra.com
2. With Power Comes Great 4G
Aztech is no stranger when it comes to delivering network solutions, and recently, they revealed their latest product the MWR647, a 4G Mi-Fi with a built-in power bank. This device comes with a 5,200mAh battery that is specially designed to let users enjoy up to 12 hours of use. The MWR647 provides you with the ability to share your 4G connection simultaneously up to ten devices. It is also backward compatible with 3G and 2G networks ensuring a consistent coverage regardless of area. Moreover, it comes with 802.11n standard for fast and reliable network speeds.
Additionally, the device also comes with an Ethernet port for you to connect to your desktop for added accessibility.
Aztech MWR647 4G Mi-Fi Price: RM399 Contact: Az-Technology Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7804 8450 Info: aztech.com.my
3. Thin Typing By Logitech
Logitech has recently released an expansion of its award winning tablet accessories lineup with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for the new Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 10.1. Built with precision engineered materials, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio is a thin and light protective case with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard with Android shortcuts. It also has a dual view stand for two ideal positions for typing and browsing. The SecureLock system will keep it secured to the case while still being easy to remove and insert. As a plus, it is also water-repellant and resistant against accidental bumps, scratches and spills.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 10.1 Price: RM299 Contact: Ingram Micro Sdn. Bhd., MCL Sdn. Bhd., M-Link Sdn. Bhd., Kaira Technologies Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7955 8188, (03) 8023 3800, (03) 7728 9003, (03) 7955 3669 Info: logitech.com/en-my
4. Gaming Like A Pro
ASUS has always had the answer to gamers’ needs, and they look to continuing to do so with their latest ATX motherboard, the H97-Pro Gamer. Besides being based on the latest Intel 9-series chipset, it also boast M.2 and SATA express connectivity, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and the exclusive GameFirst II networking technology. Gamers will also enjoy the SupremeFX technology on the motherboard which provides near lossless audio. The H97-Pro Gamer is engineered with premium quality components tested for real-world protection dubbed the ASUS Gamer’s Guardian. It covers on-board resettable fuses, capacitors, USB ports, audio connectors and LAN ports. Like many of ASUS’ newer offerings, it also incorporates the ASUS exclusive DIGI+ voltage regulator module to enhance performance, efficiency and reliability.
ASUS H97-Pro Gamer Price: RM459 Contact: Build Technology Supply Sdn. Bhd., Servex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7955 3699, (03) 8024 6688 Info:asus.com/my/
5. Safe Data Travels
Kingston, the defacto world leader in memory products has recently revealed the release of the DataTraveler microDuo 3.0. It has the latest small form factor which is a combination of USB 3.0 and microUSB flash drive which enables users to expand the storage on their Android tablets and smartphones by transferring files to and from their PC. The DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 expands the storage of Android devices up to 64GB and it will maintain the USB OTG standard giving host functionality in certain phones/tablets with microUSB ports. It also boasts 2-in-1 functionality with and easy Plug and Play setup for hassle free usage.
Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 Price: TBA Contact: Amble Action Sdn. Bhd., Convergent Distribution (M) Sdn. Bhd., Ingram Micro Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7665 3939, (03) 2144 1881, (03) 7952 8188 Info: kingston.com
6. Bring The TV To You
Western Digital, one of the world leaders in connected storage solutions recently unveiled their latest WD TV-Personal Edition which is an easy to use Wi-Fi enabled media player that allows users to play virtually any media file stored on USB and network storage devices or any computer within the home network. This device can support a wide variety of file formats such as MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and many more. It will also support Miracast which enables consumers to use their MIracast enabled devices onto their TV in Full HD. Additionally, it will also allow users to stream movies from apps like Youtube, Hulu Plus, VUDU and more. It can also make your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android device a remote control with the WD TV Remote App.
WD TV-Personal Edition Price: RM359 Contact: Amble Action Sdn. Bhd., Eternal Asia (M) Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7955 1768, (03) 5613 5600 Info: wd.com.my
7. Stay SMART With The NX
The latest addition to the award-winning Samsung NX series of cameras, the NX3000 is a state of the art compact system camera with 20.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 1/4000 shutter speed and 5fps continuous shooting. Selfie aware individuals will find the 3.0-inch Flip up Display with Wink Shot the perfect companion. It also brings back certain standards such as the industry leading Tag & Go integration that utilises NFC and Wi-Fi. Much like the recent slew of Samsung’s cameras, it also features the SMART mode that can add effects and edit your pictures with beautiful results.
Samsung SMART Camera NX3000 Price: RM1,699 Contact: Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd. Phone: 1 800 88 9999 Info: samsung.com.my
8. Send Your Enemies To The Underworld With Ease
GAMDIAS the professional gaming peripheral company that has taken gaming devices to new heights has recently released the HADES which is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that now levels the competition for left handed users. It has an 8200 DPI for precision, 256K onboard memory that enables users to store up to six different profiles on the mouse itself, macro assignments and muscle memory achievements. It also has eight Smart Keys with seven that are customisable for strategic reassignment for macros, profiles, media controls and Windows functions. Besides that, it will also have three sets of interchangeable side panels as well as a heavy duty 10 million click lifecycle for long term gameplay.
GAMDIAS HADES GMS7011 Price: RM249 Contact: Nation-Tech Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 4280 6636 Info: gamdias.com.my
9.Desire For More
HTC is known for their stylish and powerful smartphones and recently they unveiled the HTC Desire 816. Their newest addition to their attractive mid-range device comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display and is powered by the 1.6GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU. It runs on Android with HTC sense with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB storage which can be expanded with a microSD memory card up to 128GB. Additionally, it houses a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera for high quality photos. Akin to most HTC these days, it also boasts HTC BoomSound dual front-facing speakers that provide immersive audio for movie and video watching. It also supports 4G LTE network for fast browsing and Internet accessibility.
HTC Desire 816 Price: RM1,199 Contact: HTC Careline Phone: 1 800 88 9855 Info: htc.com/sea
10. Roll-ing All Day With Targus
Targus, the world leading laptop computer case and accessories maker recently unveiled their latest Geo 15.6-inch Roll Top Backpack which is part of the new Geo collection series. The latest innovative backpack has a creative aesthetic when compared to the regular backpack. It features a large opening with magnetic closures that can be rolled and secured with a toggle and stopper. It also has a unique side-loading feature which enables secure and flexible storage regardless of baggage size. To top it off, it will also have a soft carry handle and padded shoulder straps which sits comfortably on shoulders without adding pressure.
Targus Geo 15.6” Roll Top Backpack Price: RM338 Contact: Ban Leong Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Innoteq Apex Sdn. Bhd., M-Link System (M) Sdn. Bhd, Servex (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7956 6300, (03) 9286 5128/5768, (03) 7728 9003, (03) 8024 6688 Info: targus.com/my/
11. Feel The Power
Sony recently unveiled a whole new series of power banks which varies depending on the need of the user. These USB portable chargers have capacities that range from 5,000mAh up to 10,000mAh. These power banks will have an output of 1.5A-3.6A which allows users to charge their mobile devices incredibly fast. These devices are fitted with the Sony manufactured Lithium-ion polymer battery which can be recharged up to a thousand times providing reliability and security. Depending on the size of the power bank, some of the devices will be able to charge more than one device at any one time giving users double the utility within a single power bank.
Sony PowerBank Price: RM139 (5000mAh), RM189 (7000mAh), RM269 (10,000mAh) Contact: Digital Paper Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 5569 2002 Info: dpaper.com.my
12. Bring Your Music Everywhere
Audiobox, the sister company to SonicGear, recently released their latest portable audio solution in the form of the P5000 BTMI portable speaker. It features Bluetooth 3.0 support with a range of up to 10 meters and has a built-in 1,000mAh Lithium-Ion Battery for portable reliability. It also features stereo audio playback from SD-card and USB flash Drive for added versatility. Additionally, it will also come with a Built-in FM Radio and extendable antenna for those with the nostalgic urge to listen to mainstream radio stations. Other than that, it will also be able to support basic outlets such as PC, MP3 players, portable players and more.
Audiobox P5000 BTMI Price: RM79 Contact: Leapfrog Distribution Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7803 6703 Info: leapfrogglobal.com/amg/
13. In 2 The Core
The Samsung GALAXY series has provided many powerful devices throughout the years. Recently, Samsung revealed the new GALAXY Core 2 which is an affordable and stylish smartphone for users who are on a budget. It runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and has a 4.5-inch TFT display. It will run on the latest Android 4.4 operating system and has 0.75GB RAM with 4GB storage expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB. It sports a CMOS 5.0MP camera and has connectivity function such as 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0. The GALAXY Core 2 will also have an Easy Mode feature which makes setting up the home screen much more accessible.
Samsung GALAXY Core 2 Price: RM599 Contact: Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd. Phone: 1 800 88 9999 Info: samsung.com/my
14. Walk With Music
The long forgotten era of the Walkman gets a reboot with the next generation Walkman XZ-1 from Sony. This audio device sports a 4-inch FWVGA display and storage of up to 128GB. It supports formats such as PCM (WAV/AIFF) and lossless formats like FLAC and ALAC. Developed with the High Resolution Audio, it comes with the S-Master HX digital amplifier which reduces distortion and noise through a wide frequency range thus enabling a detailed reproduction of high frequency sound. Besides that, it also comes with the Sony DSEE HX technology that upscale your music’s audio quality to near High Resolution Audio while retaining its original tones. It will also be NFC Capable and has USB 3.0 support. It can also last up to 32 hours with continuous music playback.
Sony Walkman XZ-1 Price: RM2,199 Contact: Sony (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Phone: 1 300 88 1233 Info: sony.com.my
15. New Challenger Has Arrived
The latest Chinese smart mobile device company to arrive at our shores, ZOPO enter the market with a bang as they recently released their flagship smartphone, the ZOPO ZP 998. It has a 5.5-inch Capacitive Multi-Touch Full HD screen and is powered by a 1.7GHz octacore MTK6592 processor and runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. It also has 2GB of RAM and an internal memory of 16GB which is expandable up to 64GB with a microSD card. This smartphone also comes with Dual-SIM 3G Standby technology and has NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Camera-wise, it has a 14MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera with wide angle lens. It will also feature its unique Dual Yamaha audio and Microphone noise reduction for better call clarity.
ZOPO ZP 998 Price: RM1,098 Contact: ZOPO Mobile Malaysia Phone: (03) 7497 5555 Info: zoposhop.com
16. The Resonating Storm
Cooler Master, a renowned company for their desktop components and peripherals recently revealed the CM Storm Resonar which is their first of a kind patented Bass FX Technology for gaming and enhanced audio needs. It comes with 8mm drivers that provide a deep bass and clear sound with adjustable bass boost dials. It will also provide comfortable lightweight earbuds and cushion for passive noise cancellation. These earphones are also built with premium quality aluminium housing and tangle free cables complete with inline remote and microphone for music and phone calls.
CM Storm Resonar Price: RM250 Contact: Ban Leong Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Build Technology Supply Sdn. Bhd. Phone: (03) 7956 6300, (03) 7955 3699 Info: coolermaster.com
17. Is That 4 Mi?
The ever popular Xiaomi is back with yet another treat, this time with their latest flagship, the Mi 4. The Mi 4 has a 5-inch 1,080 x 1,920 IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display and is powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and runs on 3GB RAM with 16GB internal storage. It will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat and it maintains the use of MIUI 6. It will also sport a 13MP rear camera with flash and an 8 MP front camera for taking HD selfies. Camera features will include CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo Tagging and High Dynamic Range mode.
Xiaomi Mi 4 Price: RM1,099 (16GB), RM1,299 (32GB) Contact: Xiaomi Phone: 1 800 28 1882 Info: xiaomi.com/my/
18. Shields Up, Spears Forward
NVIDIA, is no stranger in the gaming department, and recently, they have released the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet as a full gaming companion to the harsh modern wildlife that is the city. This portable gaming device has an 8-inch 1,920 x 1,200 multi-touch Full HD display powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 192 Kepler GPU and the 2.2GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM. It will also house front facing stereo speakers with dual bass reflex port with a built-in microphone. This device will support both PC and Android games as well as provide a console capability to play games onto your TV screen via the NVIDIA Console mode with the separate SHIELD wireless controller.
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Price: 16GB - US$299 (RM957) Info: nvidia.com