Stylish gaming tablet [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FRENCH outfit Archos is back with yet another device - Archos GamePad 2 - the second generation tablet specially developed for gamers. GamePad 2 hits the US later this year for US$199.99 (about RM630), which would surely jostle for market space with the likes of the PS Vita as well as the Nintendo 3DS.
The Archos GamePad 2 will continue on the same path that the original GamePad has embarked upon. This time, you will be able to enjoy the likes of a High Definition display, better controls, a higher capacity battery, in addition to a faster processor.
Each purchase of the Archos GamePad 2 will arrive with complete versions of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour by Gameloft. You no longer need to settle for touchscreen controls that get in the way of the visuals as your thumbs or fingers touch various spots on the screen. Physical controls are the order of the day, and it will definitely be a brand new gaming experience thanks to its integrated physical control system.
The Archos GamePad 2 features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, running on a quad-core A9 1.6GHz processor accompanied by a quad-core graphics processor, 2GB RAM, incurved dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single part directional pad and a vastly improved button click-feeling so that you get to enjoy a better physical gaming experience.
You can choose either 8GB or 16GB models depending on your budget. Regardless of which model you select, they come with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.
CLICK AND BOIL
WHEN the iPod was first released, everyone marvelled at this particular piece of portable technology. After all, who could resist such a thing of beauty? Best of all, it carried tonnes of music for you on the move. Well, there have been a fair number of attempts since then to roll out devices with the letter "i"as the prefix with varying degrees of success.
The STG99.99 (RM505) iKettle, however, caught our attention for the simple fact that it claims to be the first WiFi kettle in the world which lets you boil water using your smartphone regardless of where you are at home. Of course, you need to fill it with water first which leads to the question: Since you are already in the kitchen to fill the iKettle, why not boil it then? Perhaps it's meant for times when the kettle is already pre-filled. This is where the app that accompanies the iKettle will come in handy. There is also an interesting Wake mode to gently rouse you from slumber with "Good Morning! Would you like me to put the kettle on?"
This is where you pick either Yes or No, as it will not accept anything in between such as Maybe. There will also be a quartet of tailored and precise temperature settings to choose from, so you can sip your green tea or coffee at the temperature you want.
ALL work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So Aussie company Swann Security has rolled out the Bubble Bomber mini RC helicopter. What makes it different from other remote controlled helicopters is its unique method of carrying out missions of mischief, thanks to the inclusion of a bubble solution.
The bubble solution relies on an injector to squeeze the liquid into the helicopter's undercarriage and, once it's in the air, you can drop bubbles on your victims by pressing the Bubble Button on the 2.4GHz wireless remote control. Control is within a 305m range. A pair of joysticks and trim control on the video game-styled remote paves the way for six-way multi-directional manoeuvrability. A turbo button has also been thrown into the mix to deliver greater speed. The remote control will require half a dozen AA batteries to run, while the helicopter is powered by a rechargeable 3.7-volt Li-poly battery that delivers up to seven minutes of continuous flight time on a full charge. Comes with a US$59.99 price tag.
JUST a few years back, mobile devices were either smartphones or tablets. Then came the phablet in a screen size that straddles the territory between a smartphone and a tablet.
HTC's latest HTC One Max, may just fall in that category as it has a list of innovations including a new Fingerprint Scan feature. Other mainstays of the popular HTC One such as the HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound have also been thrown into the mix, not to mention having the new HTC Sense 5.5 layer that makes this device a whole lot simpler to use.
The HTC One Max sports a 5.9 inch Full HD 1080p display and runs on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, aided by either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory that can be further expanded, courtesy of a microSD memory card slot.
You will also be able to enjoy up to 65GB of free Google Drive storage for a couple of years. Despite the larger screen size, HTC ensures that it will not run out of juice halfway through the day, thanks to a generous 3,300mAh embedded battery. Other than that, there is also HTC's UltraPixel camera technology. Price has yet to be determined, but we do know it will be in a shade of glacial silver.
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