Keyboard comfort [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) THE Feenix Autore keyboard offers gamers faster typing speeds and less fatigue.
Specially modelled after the monolith from Stanley Kubrick's sci- fi epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, it is simple yet durable enough to handle the needs of aggressive gamers and typists. It sports lightweight keycaps with cherry MX Brown switches, offering effortless click and tactile response.
The keyboard also comes with Feenix font and aluminum coating to keep the surface clean and a subtle upward angle to deliver optimal wrist comfort.
A gold metal plate runs through the entire length of the chassis, enabling the keyboard to last longer than usual. The Feenix Autore is also accompanied by a HAL-approved gold plated modular mini USB to USB connection alongside an optional PS/2 adapter, while a double polyurethane layer is built alongside its aluminum coating to offer protection against spills. It is available for US$163 (RM543) at www.feenixcollection.com/.
Monitor for hardcore gaming
GAMERS tend to spend the better part of their game time and work in front of a monitor, so they might want to invest in a good one.
Philips has introduced its latest advanced gaming display, NVIDIA G-SYNC, a new technology which synchronises display refresh rates to the PC's GPU, doing away with screen tearing while minimising display stutter and input lag. G-SYNC technology will show images the moment they are rendered, ensuring that scenes appear instantly, while objects remain sharp and the level of game play remains smooth.
The 27-inch gaming monitor also comes with 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time for fast action, 300cd/cm2 brightness and a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, and displays up to 16.7 million colours. You can mount this monitor on a wall if you want to. Available in black, the G-SYNC will retail at US$649 later this year. www.philips.com
JAWBONE has always been at the forefront of Bluetooth technology and its headsets are synonymous with quality. Recently, it announced the next generation ERA headset that should interest those who live a hands-free life.
The Jawbone ERA headset is touted to be the simplest, most natural way to get the most out of your smartphone. In fact, the ERA was created to make sure it blends in seamlessly into your life while making light the work of interacting with people and your phone. The Jawbone ERA's audio interface goes to great lengths to help free up your screen and unlock the full potential of your device.
It might be 42 per cent smaller than its predecessor, but you will not find it skimping on quality as it delivers ultimate battery life, sound quality, and comfort in a discreet manner. We are looking at a 10-hour talk time on a single charger. Not only that, but there will also be a fully-updatable software as well as the latest version of Jawbone's pioneering noise-cancelling technology known as NoiseAssasin to make sure every single call gets through crystal clear.
TheJawbone ERA retails for US$129.99 with a charging case, or you can opt for the headset alone for US$99.99. You can choose from black streak, silver cross, bronze streak, and red streak at jawbone.com/headsets/era.
Smart media box
IF you are planning to upgrade your living room electronics, why not include a smart TV in the list? The Satechi Smart TV Box is a digital media player that runs on Android, and is capable of converting your TV into a computer. You can download applications right there and then, in addition to browsing the Internet without having to have a computer function as an intermediary device.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean allows you to download a plethora of apps from the Google Play Store, in addition to streaming movies, playing music, accessing games and others on your HDTV for hours on end. The Smart TV Box will connect to the Internet via WiFi or an Ethernet cable. Not only that, but it also comes with full XBMC support, a media management app for streaming live TV, watching movies and videos, as well as being able to access local storage. The Satechi Smart TV Box runs on a powerful 1.8GHz processor, has 2GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory and a quad-core Mali-400MP4 graphics card. You can also plug in a Bluetooth adapter into the Satechi Smart TV Box and use your own wireless keyboard or mouse. It will retail for US$109.99 when available. www.satechi.com
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