New products (week of Jan 21)

New products (week of Jan 21)
OneAdaptr Twist Plus World Charging Station.

POWER ADAPTOR

OneAdaptr Twist Plus World Charging Station

$79

If you travel the world with an Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, you will love the new OneAdaptr Twist Plus World charging station. This universal adaptor attaches to any MacBook power adaptor by replacing its attached plug or extended power cord. Its twist-and-turn mechanism lets you choose the right power plug for Europe, Australia, China and North America.

Not only does it charge your MacBook, the Twist Plus also provides four USB ports for charging other mobile devices and works as a stand-alone wall charger.

DSLR CAMERA

Nikon D5500

Pricing unknown, available next month

Nikon's first DSLR to include a fully articulated touchscre
en LCD monitor, the D5500 lets you use a wide variety of creative angles.

The 3.2-inch touchscreen display has 1,037,000 dots and can be rotated up to 270 degrees. This makes it easy to shoot anything, from selfies to above-the-crowd pictures.

Inside a monocoque structure strengthened with carbon-fibre composite is a 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor, with Nikon's Expeed 4 image-processing engine and 39-point autofocusing points.

LAPTOP

AsusPro BU201

From $1,698

Designed for the business executive who works on the go, the AsusPro BU201 is a slim and elegant laptop just 2cm thick and weighing a mere 1.27kg.

It has a 12.5-inch full high-definition (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) anti-glare display and an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor packed inside a strong aluminium chassis with a tough carbon fibre cover. The anti-shock mechanism in its hard disk drive is powered by a three-axis accelerometer.

The laptop is available in Intel Core i5 ($1,698) and i7 ($2,298) models.

CAR CHARGER

Ozaki O!toolDual Car Charger

$39.90

With many people owning more than one tech gadget these days, they probably need at least two USB ports in their car. The new Ozaki O!toolDual Car Charger provides two USB ports, so you can charge your smartphone and tablet at the same time.

You even have a choice of three surfaces - wood, leather or carbon fibre - to suit the style of your car's interior. The charger works with 12V vehicle sockets, such as a cigarette-lighter outlet.

CAMERA LENS

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

$1,799, available next month

If you use Fujifilm's X-mount interchangeable lens camera, the new XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens will set your heart aflutter.

The resulting focal range is 24mm to 84mm when mounted, with a constant big aperture of f/2.8.

Fujifilm said it uses advanced optical technologies to reduce chromatic aberration and lens flare. The lens is weather-resistant, and has 14 sealing points, so you can concentrate on shooting instead of fretting about the weather.

LAPTOP BAG

Razer Tactical Bag

$249.99, available only from the Razer online store

Inspired by military utility bags, the Razer Tactical Bag is made from tightly woven robust ballistic nylon, the kind of material used in military flak jackets.

Water-resistant and rip-resistant, the exterior protects your digital gear from the elements, while a scratch-resistant interior is tough enough to survive you jamming in your stuff and pulling them out.

With two large interior compartments, the backpack has space for laptops as large as 17.3 inches. A big utility pocket in front will accommodate a tablet and bric-a-brac such as business cards, keys and cables. Two small modular front pockets and two side pockets offer easy access to oft-used items.


This article was first published on Jan 21 2015.
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