SMARTPHONE FOR GAMERS
THE Razer Phone gives you all the visual and graphics processing firepower in your pocket. The Android 7.0-powered device carries the world's first 120Hz UltraMotion screen that is accompanied by Dolby Atmos audio technology and lightning-fast performance.
With the 120 Hz UltraMotion display, you will be able to enjoy fast refresh rates and smooth graphics.
This 5.72-inch display is a Quad HD IGZO LCD, and your eyes will definitely pop out with the sheer visual clarity that it delivers. Your ears are in for a treat too with Dolby Atmos technology that delivers true cinematic audio through the front-firing speakers with dual dedicated amplifiers. There is a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter with a 24-bit digital audio converter (DAC) underneath the hood as well to deliver audiophile-quality sound as long as your favourite pair of headphones are plugged in.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and accompanied by 8GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ for rapid charging capability, dual rear 12MP cameras, all of the hardware is packed into a svelte 8mm aluminium body that is aesthetically pleasing.
While it currently ships with Android 7.0 Nougat, there is an Android 8.0 Oreo update scheduled for release within the first quarter of next year, with an expected price of US$699.99. www.razerzone.com
WEARABLE PAIN RELIEF DEVICE
THE Oska Pulse is a non-drug pain relief solution. It relies on its proprietary eTec Pulse Technology that makes use of optimised Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapeutic technology to provide relief from chronic and acute pain.
This non-invasive pain relief technology has none of the nasty side effects that certain pain relief drugs come with, and it also helps make you feel better by encouraging the release of your body's natural endorphins.
Using the Oska Pulse on a regular basis will not only help to reduce the amount of pain felt in the long run, it will also promote an increased range of motion. With the Oska Pulse, blood vessels will find it easier to dilate which in turn could reduce inflammation and increase blood flow.
It does not matter whether you are suffering from knee pain, pain in the back, sore and fatigued muscles, or even joint pain, Oska Pulse will be able to work its magic. Of course, it is important to remember that the device is not a substitute for medical treatment, and you should always seek advice and consultation with a medical professional before trying anything else. At best, the Oska Pulse functions as a handy tool to have around the home for those who suffer from muscular knocks and niggles.
Using it is a snap: All you need to do is to turn on the Oska Pulse, place it on or near the affected area, sit back and enjoy a non-invasive 30 minutes recovery session and drink plenty of water afterwards to maximise its benefits. The Oska Pulse will retail for US$399 (RM1,687). www.oskawellness.com
SMARTWATCH FOR FASHIONISTAS
DKNY Minute, the first smartwatch from the fashion label, features a dynamic synthesis of style and technology, targeting the always-connected modern woman's wardrobe. It helps you keep track of various smartphone notifications, perform activity tracking and enables a greater degree of control over your music.
Depending on the smartphone notification type, there will be different vibration patterns and watch hand movements to provide the relevant alerts. You can also figure out whether you can afford to eat that last slice of pizza, calorie-wise, courtesy of its activity tracking capability.
Since DKNY is a fashion brand, it makes perfect sense for the smartwatch to sport interchangeable watch straps that are easy to remove, further increasing the degree of versatility in your daily look.
Since a coin cell battery powers the DKNY Minute, you do not have to worry about bringing around a charging cable or keeping track of your charger. It is also smart enough to automatically update the current time and date based on your location, while encouraging you to wear the DKNY Minute to sleep every night since it also boasts of sleep tracking capability.
Arriving in three distinct looks, interested fashionistas can choose from silver, gold, and rose gold-tone cases that are paired with black or white leather straps, or a red quilted strap. Each one comes with an interchangeable quilted pinstripe silicone strap. This hybrid comes with a starting price point of US$155. www.dkny.com
OPEN SOURCE SMART GLASSES
THE Olympus EyeTrek Insight EI-10 is a pair of smart glasses that are compact, light and specially optimised for extended use across various business applications. Featuring a patented optical system, users are able to check out its display without having their eyesight blocked, and can easily access information whenever required without being interrupted in their activities.
Despite its size, the EyeTrek Insight EI-10 still manages to squeeze in both wireless LAN and Bluetooth technology for a truly wireless lifestyle at work. This makes it a snap to hook up to a network or to other kinds of peripheral devices, while a long battery life and hot swap capabilities paves the way for extended use across a wide range of demanding business settings.
There is an attachment mechanism in the EyeTrek Insight EI-10 that enables it to be easily mounted to other kinds of safety glasses or prescription glasses, further extending its flexibility across different kinds of workplace situations and safety requirements. Integrated sensors enable one to navigate through the user interface and applications easily. Other functions comprise photo and video capture and playback, and a QR code reader, as well as utility functions for custom developed applications.
Powered by a variant of the Android operating system, it is possible for users to come up with their own customised applications courtesy of the Olympus-provided development tools. Expect the Olympus EyeTrek Insight EI-10 to retail for US$1,499.99 as it becomes available this month. www.getolympus.com/smartglasses