Special edition gaming laptops [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) RAZER has teamed up with Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg to come out with a range of Koenigsegg limited edition Razer Blade laptops. This alliance will elevate both brands position to an even higher level, considering their respective preoccupation with engineering perfection.
Koenigsegg owners and Razer fans will be able to test the laptops when they are unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show later next month. Needless to say, it will most probably be just cosmetic changes with very few if any, alterations made to the insides of this already speedy gaming laptop. After all, there is always room for improvement and to eke out a few more frame rates, don't you think so?
STYLISH ANDROID SMARTPHONE
Smartphone manufacturers have picked up the trend of introducing a "mini" version of their existing flagship in efforts to offer a more affordable alternative.
The LG G2 Mini, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last week, was specially developed to be a smaller model of the award-winning LG G2. It offers most of LG G2's premium UX features including Guest Mode, Plug & Pop, Clip Tray and Capture Plus. The LG G2 Mini has been positioned to cater to a larger crowd as it comes in numerous variations such as Single/Dual SIM, 3G/4G LTE and a quartet of vibrant colour options.
The LG G2 Mini sports a 4.7-inch IPS display at qHD resolution, runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and is accompanied by a quad-core 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i processor, has 8GB of internal memory, an SD memory card slot, 1GB RAM, an 8MP shooter at the back (13MP fr the LTE model) and a front-facing 1.3MP camera, with Android 4.4 KitKat in tow.
FITNESS BAND MEETS SMARTWATCH
SAMSUNG introduces its first wearable device, Samsung Gear Fit, that boasts of a curved Super AMOLED display, targeting those who are always on the move.
It is able to deliver the unmatched convenience of Samsung Gear technology combined with the most comprehensive fitness tools in the market right now to enable users to keep physically active without having to sacrifice personal style or mobile connectivity.
You can opt to use the Samsung Gear Fit as a standalone or a companion device, where it will comfortably contour around your wrists while ensuring your eyes do not miss a single precious moment thanks to the vivid Super AMOLED display.
Features include up-to-date instant notifications from Galaxy smartphones such as incoming calls, emails, SMS, alarm, S-planner, third party apps. It also comes with changeable straps that come in black, orange and mocha grey. The 210mAh battery can last for three to four days of normal use, while the Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity ensures seamless hook ups to the latest compatible devices. Available globally from next month.
INNOVATIVE LIFE-LOGGING WRISTBAND
The recent Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, saw the introduction of the Sony SmartBand SWR10 which comes in an extremely inconspicuous form factor. Being relatively thin makes it an ideal accessory for your wrist without sacrificing performance and functionality.
It can function as a music remote control, enables you to receive notifications from your smartphone (preferably a Sony), as well as conjure up what Sony has described as Life Bookmarks (basically a life tracking ability, including your sleeping pattern).
Each Sony SmartBand features an accompanying app that is known as Lifelog, which helps you keep track of fitness goals and monitor your athletic progress, among others.
Available soon but price is unavailable at Press time. The SmartBand's core module is a 24/7 wearable device that's fully waterproof (rated IP582) despite having an exposed Micro-USB port.
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