September 2011’s Must-Have Gadgets
Spruce up your new school year with these five must-have gadgets!
Technology is changing constantly, which is why you have to get ready for what Fall has to bring. Check out GADG’s fresh lineup of gadgets that are due to arrive this month:
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).
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.