Cybertron war draws you back
1. MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT Belkin, $ 199.95 belkin. com. au
Who said TV was sedentary? Belkin’s @ TV connects to digital set- top boxes or DVD players to broadcast television shows to Apple or Google smartphones and tablets using its @ TV app. Users can stream shows over wi- fi or 3G connections, making viewing truly mobile.
2. SOUND INVESTMENT TEAC, $ 399 teac. com. au
TEAC’s newest sound machine is designed to make more of the Apple iPhone’s audio. The 7.3kg, 180- watt speaker comes with a remote control, dial for customised bass and video outputs so users can plug it into a TV and watch iTunes downloads on the big screen.
3. MONSTER CANS Monster, $ 399 ehifi. com. au
The company that delivered the original Beats headphones has now created fashionable cans for travellers. Inspiration headphones are noise- cancelling models with large, heavily padded ear cups for comfort and, unusually, coloured headbands that can be swapped.
4. HARD CASE Lenovo, $ 1999 lenovo. com. au
The thinnest Ultrabook to hit the market has also been made tough. Lenovo used carbon fibre to create the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s exterior, adding strength to its 1.8cm thin form. The business laptop also features a 14- inch screen and new Intel Core i7 chip.
5. LONG RANGE Pentax, $ 299 pentax. com. au
Proof that a little money goes a long way in the camera market is Pentax’s upcoming X- 5 superzoom model with a 26x optical zoom. The lens on this inexpensive 16- megapixel camera will reach from 22mm to 580mm and it also offers a hinged 3- inch screen.