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Samsung MV800 (Rs. 13,800)

This is a point-and-shoot camera with a difference; the difference being that it has a super-cool form factor. The MV800 camera features a fun flip-out LCD touch screen that only makes it easy to click self portraits. Samsung claims that the multi-view camera allows one to capture images from virtually every angle by using its flip-out display. With a 5x optical zoom, photographs shot in 16.1 megapixels and a very responsive touch interface, this camera is quite a steal if you really want to get clicking. Plus, you get a number of filters to play around with as well as shooting modes such as panoramas and self shots. Self shot allows you to shoot images of yourself by flipping open the screen and a host of features like picture in picture, vignetting and close-up shots. The only drawback is that this camera lacks decent lowlight performance and image quality.

 

Atari Arcade (Rs. 2,924)

Even though Atari’s old-school favourites like Centipede, Missile Command and Asteroids are now available as a downloadable app known as the Atari Greatest Hits app for iPhones and iPads, the experience is still nowhere close to the retro experience that the golden joystick and buttons used to offer. You can now get the best of both worlds and experience a good deal of nostalgia using the Duo Powered Atari Arcade! Simply slip your iPhone or iPad into this rather cool console and game your way back into the good old retro days of arcade gaming. Even though the Atari Arcade works with just a single app (you get over 100 Atari games!), it’s well worth a buy, since no Atari game that is played on a touch-screen device has the power to make you feel warm and fuzzy about simpler times when all you needed was a joystick and four buttons!

 

Skullcandy Pipe Speaker Dock (Rs. 3,400)

Audiophiles will love this sleek piece of gadgetry. Why? Simply because it’s not only a good looker but this speaker dock also sounds amazing no matter how loud you crank up the sound. And, it’s highly portable too! Slip it into your bag and listen to music anytime, anywhere. Compatible with the iPhone, iTouch and iPod, this dock is equipped with plenty of good features since the technology employed is top notch too. If you aren’t an Apple loyalist, use the provided cable to listen to music via any brand of smart phones, laptops or MP3 players. Expect some crisp sound quality along with decent bass and sharp trebles. Choose to power this speaker dock via AC power or by using a regular AA battery if you wish to use it in the great wide outdoors. It’s the perfect holiday gadget. Not only that; it fits in the smallest of bags too. Now you won’t have to bother about lugging around a heavy setof speakers. Use it in your car for great on-the-go entertainment. Good looks, decent sound quality, an affordable price and easy portability make the Skullcandy Pipe Speaker Dock a good buy. The design is young but has a touch of sophistication with its chrome body. You’re bound to love the skull design on the speaker too! Bundled in the Skullcandy Pipe Speaker Dock is a remote control and an audio line-in cable. Affordable to the core, this speaker dock proves the old adage true that good things come in small packages!

 

Apps of the Month

iBooks 2.0 (For iPhone and iPad) (Free)

Apple has just made studying a lot more interesting with the latest iBooks app! Download interactive textbooks as well as just about any book under the sun for a fun learning experience that turns your iPad or iPhone into an e-book reader. Interact with diagrams, watch educational videos, thoroughly understand concepts through multidimensional objects and photos and take down notes with ease using this visually-pleasing app. iBooks is a great tool not just for students but also for educators who will soon be able to create their own iBooks textbooks and publish them to the iBookstore.

Biphilia (For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) (Rs. 624)

Now you can explore music in an innovative way. But, it’s not just any music that you’ll be immersing yourself in; this app is based on surreal musician Bjork’s latest album of the same name. Interestingly, the term biophilia relates to the possible bond between human beings and other living systems. The introduction has been narrated by David Attenborough. The app on the whole in quite a visual treat. Fly through a three-dimensional universe and learn more about the singer’s songs, view score sheets and musical structures and learn about natural phenomena too! Games, animations and musical essays complete the features of this app.

 

 

Volume 1 Issue 9

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