Versatile adapter [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AN external hard drive definitely has its merits, but there comes a time where one would like to see it do more than just offer a portable option for storage purposes. Toshiba's Canvio Wireless Adapter is a simple yet powerful innovation that introduces wireless networking capabilities to any kind of traditional external hard drive. Users are able to share, stream and access content from any place, on any device. In fact, you are able to share content with up to eight other devices simultaneously.
It comes across as a compact device, where all that you need to do is to connect it to an external hard drive and a USB power source, and you're good to go. There are Android as well as iOS apps made available for it. In addition, an Internet pass-through mode allow users to simultaneously maintain their connection to the web and the Canvio Wireless Adapter when connected. Priced at US$79.99 (RM264), the device is only available in one colour, that is stylish black. www.toshiba.com/
RUGGED AND TOUGH CAMCORDERS
JVC has rolled out a trio of JVC Everio camcorders that are water- , dust-, shock- and freeze-proof. Sporting a 4.5 hour battery life on a single charge, the GZ-R70, GZ-R30 and GZ-R10 camcorders boast JVC's very own Quad-Proof structure, namely water resistance to a depth of five metres, the ability to withstand a drop from 1.5m, as well as dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10oC.
The camcorders maintain a familiar camcorder form factor while carrying a kind of all-weather versatility. These devices also boast 40x optical zoom, a 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, audio that zooms with the picture as well as compatibility with popular third-party editing software such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro X. There is also the Quick Charge feature, offering a one- hour charge for 1.3 hours of recording. The difference between the JVC Everio camcorders are their internal memory capacity, the inclusion of a built-in LED light in the GZ-R70 and GZ-R30 and the GZ-R10 comes in black, blue and red colours. Prices start from US$399.95 (RM1,320) to US$499.95 for the 32GB Everio GZ-R70.
MOTOROLA revealed its Moto 360 smartwatch recently, which has been reimagined yet again. The watch lets you keep track of time as well as up-to-date without distracting you, informing you of just what you need to know before you actually do, thanks to the clever use of subtle alerts and notifications. A simple twist of your wrist allows you to check out who emails or calls you, the latest social post by your friend, and the time of your next meeting.
The Moto 360 is also capable of responding to your voice, where all you need to do is to say "Ok Google" in order to ask questions, such as who emerged victorious in the latest football match derby or when your flight will take off. There is no pricing details yet but the Moto 360 is expected to be available later this summer.
STYLISH, SAVVY TIMEPIECE
LG introduces a timepiece that runs on the Android Wear platform and extends the Android operating system to wearables. LG G Watch is compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and presents relevant information to users just and when they require it, whenever they say, "OK Google" to ask questions. LG hopes to market the LG G Watch before the second quarter of the year is over.
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