Tech: December 2015

Blackberry PRIV

Blackberry has launched its first smartphone. The PRIV is powered by Android and offers a 5.4-inch dual-curved OLED screen with flexible touch screen or slide-out physical keyboard options. Other features include 32GB of internal memory (expandable to 2TB with the MicroSD slot), up to 22.5 hours of battery life and a raft of technologies to keep your information secure.

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The PRIV offers the best of both worlds with users able to choose between a virtual keyboard on the OLED display or switch seamlessly to the slideable physical keyboard for more speed and accuracy.

The 18-megapixel camera promises professional looking photos with minimum effort. It is certified by Schneider-Kreuznach and integrates technologies more commonly found in DSLR cameras.



Sony HD –SP1

Sony’s new shock-proof external hard drive ensures your data is safely stored and backed-up even in the toughest of environments.
The HD-SP1 is splash, dust and drop proof thanks to its extra-protective rubber casing, and the high-speed USB lets you transfer and store your data quickly onto the 1TB capacity drive, with multiple back-up opportunities from the unique Backup Manager software.



All-new Kindle Fire HD

Okay, so the new Kindle Fire HD range may have launched in September, but we think most people will be interested in the revamped tablets in the run up to Christmas. Measuring 7.7mm, they are the thinnest Kindles yet, feature expandable storage and are powered by the latest OS 5 Bellini technology. The new collection includes the Fire HD 8 (8-inch screen) and Fire HD 10 (10-inch screen) versions, as well as an all-new Fire Kids Edition.



KEF MUO Speakers

Award-winning industrial designer Ross Lovegrove – who designed KEF’s £140,000 Muon loudspeakers – now delivers premium design in a more affordable wireless Bluetooth speaker. The portable Muo combines KEF’s exceptional standards of sound reproduction with the convenience of streaming full bandwidth CD-like quality music wirelessly via innovative Bluetooth aptX technology, whether linking the speaker to your computer or mobile device.


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