New products of the week

New products of the week

SMARTPHONE

HTC Desire 510

$268

HTC's Desire 510 is the ideal smartphone for budget conscious users, but it is no tech slouch.

Equipped with a 4.7-inch (854 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display and Qualcomm's latest quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, this 4G LTE Android (OS 4.4) smartphone provides smooth and responsive graphics whether you are watching videos or playing games.

It comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and has 8GB of internal storage which is expandable to 128GB via a microSD card.

WIRELESS RANGE EXTENDER

Linksys RE6500HG

$179

So the Wi-Fi signal in your bedroom sucks because your router sits in the living room? Consider the Linksys RE6500HG. AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender.

It is a dual-band wireless range extender that features Cross-Band technology to give a stronger and more consistent 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. Its adjustable high-gain antennas are designed to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones that result from the signal being blocked by walls.

KEYBOARD

Razer OrbWeaver

$199.90

Hardcore first-person shooter gamers prefer gaming keypads that are stripped down to the essential keys for movement and short cuts. They would rather not deal with a full keyboard's 100-odd keys.

The new Razer Orbweaver gaming keypad has adjustable hand, thumb and palm-rest modules, so you can customise it for optimal comfort for your gaming sessions.

There are 30 fully programmable mechanical keys - with all-new mechanical switches designed for gaming purposes - for hot keys and macros at your fingertips. A programmable eight-way directional thumb-pad further enhances your virtual capabilities for wreaking destruction.

MOTHERBOARD

Asus X99-Deluxe

$639

For gamers building their dream gaming rig, this could be the ultimate motherboard.

It supports the latest Intel X99 Express chipset and LGA 2011-v3 socket for the new Intel Core i7 processors. Its quad-channel memory architecture has eight DIMM memory slots supporting up to 64GB of system memory.

In addition, it has five PCI-Express 3.0 slots and one PCI-Express 2.0 slot to support up to three graphics processing units. It has connectivity options aplenty with 10 USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two RJ-45 LAN ports, one optical output and five audio jacks.

POWER CHARGER

Magic-Pro Promini Power Station 10

$99

With the growing number of mobile USB devices we cannot do without, we are in danger of running out of charging ports.

The Magic-Pro Promini Power Station 10 comes to the rescue. Its 10 USB ports are capable of charging five tablets and five smartphones at the same time, off one power socket.

It uses an intelligent circuit design to prevent overcharging and short circuiting.

KEYBOARD

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480

$59

If there is a keyboard to rule them all, maybe it is Logitech's Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

It links wirelessly by Bluetooth to three devices on different platforms, including Android, Chrome, iOS, Mac and Windows.

Simply turn the Easy-Switch dial to switch from computer to tablet to smartphone. An integrated stand holds your mobile devices in position while you type away.


This article was first published on September 17, 2014.
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