Drool of the Month – For Tech Lovers

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Asus Smartphone: Padfone (Rs. 64,999)

  • Padphone: Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, 4.3″ screen
  • Padphone connected to padfone: 10.1 android ICS tablet
  • 63 hours talktime
  • Can move from phone to pad without a restart
  • One data plan for both devices
  • Padfone station dock with battery boosting 102 hours talktime
  • Additional USB ports, card readers
  • 8 megapixel digital camera, Fuji image processor
  • Bluetooth stylus headset (optional)
  • Padfone storage: 32 GB EMM

 

 

 

 

 

Final Verdict: Highly useful though not equipped with novel features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikon Coolpix L610 (Rs. 13,950)

  • Long zoom
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 14x optical zoom
  • VR image stabilisation
  • Full HD 1080p movie recording
  • High-resolution LCD
  • Macro shooting from as close as 1 cm
  • EXPEED C2 imageprocessing engine
  • 19 optimised scene modes

Final Verdict: Ideal for Macro Shooting

 

 

3D Movie Viewer for Iphone (Rs. 1,040)

  • Renders YouTube 3D videos (yt3D) as 3D direct
  • Easy access to touchscreen controls
  • Requires iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 or 4S
  • Space for iPhone slippage into hand-held viewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Verdict: Good for short 3D films, not for Bollywood dramas. Eye strainer!

Speaker Keychain (Rs. 450)

  • Earphone-shaped plug and play speaker
  • Works with any 1/8″ headphone jack
  • No batteries needed
  • Approx. 1.25″ speaker diameter

Final Verdict: Lacking in novelty and oomphness

Portronics Electropen (Rs. 7,999)

  • Digital pen writes on A4/letter paper and stores the data in memory
  • Operates in two modes, offline and online
  • Can be refilled with regular ink
  • Can transfer notes to a PC
  • Handwritten notes convertible to editable text via bundled software
  • Drawing mode transfers drawing on paper to PC in real-time
  • Teaching mode projects writing on paper to a screen
  • Accepts digital signatures in online mode
  • Rechargeable receiver battery allows 8 hours of continuous writing

Final Verdict: A pen-friend that helps even after college days

App of the Month

Flipboard (Free)

Innovative and interactive. Flipboard presents a personalised magazine of everything you like and is shared with you. Flip through your Facebook news feed, Google+ Circles, Youtube videos, Tweets, Instagram photos, Tumblr posts and SoundCloud files. Fill it to the brim with things you love to read – blogs, publications, and use Instapaper or Readability to save your favourite pieces.

Specs

  • Size: 10 MB
  • Version: 1.9.7
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish Portuguese, Korean

Platforms

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch 3rd, 4th and 5th generation, Android devices

Operating System

  • iOS, Android

 

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