Tech: May 2016

Rebecca Eves reveals the latest gadgets which promise to bring technological innovation to your life – whether at work or at home

LG-G5

LG G5

The latest offering from LG mobile gets by with a little help from its friends. The modular design of the G5 allows users to transform it into a digital camera, a Hi-Fi player, a hub for VR goggles and more. The sleek design features a slide-out battery so you can pop a fully charged one in within seconds instead of hanging out by a socket for a while, and the insulative antenna is invisibly integrated into the unit, which also houses a 5.3-inch, 554 ppi display. Out now, you can purchase the LG G5 for around £500. www.lg.com

 

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The LG CAM Plus is part of the modular design and can be attached via the battery slot to provide the comfortable grip, physical buttons, auto focus and exposure lock of a standalone camera. This attachment also brings additional battery life for longer photo shoots.

 

LG-360VR

One of the G5’s friends is the LG 360 VR goggle, which works to simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from 2m away. Other companion devices include the 360 CAM (a compact 360-degree camera with 4GB internal memory), the Rolling Bot (a ball that captures images and videos as it rolls) and H3 by B&O Play (high-end earphones).

 

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Sony VPL-HW45ES

With better brightness, contrast and resolution than its predecessor, the new projector from Sony will enable you to bring the Full HD 3D cinema experience home. Sony claims that the fan is quiet, and the lamp is long-lasting, with 6000 hours of viewing time – ideal for first-time projectionists. www.sony.co.uk

 

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ80

Small, sturdy, and weighing in at under 300g, the new TZ (around £330) is ideal for compact photography on the go. The 30x zoom lens will take in every holiday moment, while the 18M sensor captures high quality images in all conditions. New capabilities include extracting an 8-megapixel still from 4K video.

www.panasonic.co.uk

 

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

The eighth generation of Kindle is thinner and lighter than ever before, and has a new dual-battery system that recharges the e-reader from its cover – delivering months of battery life. The centre of gravity has also been shifted to the palm of your hand so it feels balanced for one-handed reading. From £269.99.

www.amazon.co.uk

 

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