September 2011’s Must-Have Gadgets
Spruce up your new school year with these five must-have gadgets!
Sony Tablet S
The Sony Tablet S is a PlayStation certified device that runs on an Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Having a retail price $500-$600, this tablet can act as your TV’s remote and could also interact with other DLNA-enabled devices, such as PS3 and smartphones, allowing you to stream media at once. This 9.4″ tablet that features an IR port and DLNA-compatibility, also enables users to play original PlayStation games (thanks to the Sony e-reader gaming store).
Canon’s PowerShot SX150 IS
September marks the beginning of a new semester, which means it’s time to grab a new high-end camera that is capable of capturing your most precious moments at school. The PowerShot SX150 IS from Canon seems to be the best option for people of all ages — whether professional or amateur photographers. It is packed with cool features that make it easy to document still images and HD videos. It gets a 14.1 megapixel resolution with 12x optical zoom, and is available in red, black and silver designs.
The PowerShot SX150 offers quality, simplicity and value in one package.
Sprint’s Kyocera Milano
A new entry-level Android phone is due for Sprint this coming September 9. With an affordable price of $50 on a 2-year contract, the Kyocera Milano features an interactive slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 512MB of RAM, and a 512MB internal memory with 2GB SD card. It has 3-inch display, and is powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and a 800MHz processor.
Set to hit the markets of Japan in late September, the N55SF-S2630B is a 15.6-inch notebook from ASUS that is jam-packed with a 1920 x 1080 LCD display, a 2GB GeForce GT 555M graphics card, 8GB RAM, and 750GB hard drive. It is powered by a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM processor with a built-in Intel HM65 Express Chipset.
The N55SF-S2630B notebook also offers better networking services. It comes with a webcam, a Blu-ray drive, a card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1) OS. This device could be yours for 129,800 Yen ($1,690).
Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T Notebook
Specially designed for U.S. and Canadian customers, the TravelMate Timeline 8481T notebook features a measurement of 0.87-inch thick and a weight of just 3.7 pounds. What’s interesting in this device is that it has a new display technology, allowing the frameless 14-inch LCD display to fit into a 13.3-inch footprint. The notebook could also withstand extreme pressure, thanks to its dual-tone resilient magnesium-aluminum case.
Furthermore, the TravelMate Timeline 8481T also comes with a unique Autolock feature that keeps the notebook securely closed all the time. It sports Intel’s integrated HD 3000 graphics, a minimum 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB, 7,200RPM hard drive with anti-skip protection.
The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T will be retailed for $999.99.