Cy­bertron war draws you back

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TECH -

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.

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