Take it anywhere, use it anywhere! The Harman Kardon Onyx is a portable speaker that can start a party wherever you are and will always set the mood easily. You can feed it with your favourite music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or PC via DLNA, AirPlay or Bluetooth. The Onyx has no physical buttons, but a touch strip on the top and it “talks” to an app (iOS and Android) for control. The speaker has 4 drivers, two per channel plus two passive radiators mounted on either side. High-grade materials are used for the exterior, like real leather on the back panel and the brushed metal of the handle/stand, underline the system’s luxurious appeal. With promised battery life of 5 to 8 hours, the Harman Kardon Onyx allows you to share music out loud whenever and wherever you want.
With the One, HTC set a new standard for smartphones that everyone else will aim to beat in the future. Its robust aluminium body features very detailed finishing and a superb 4.7-inch Super LCD screen with Full HD resolution. The device is powered by a compelling quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and is available with 32GB or 64 GB of built-in memory. The operating system is Android but HTC’s own GUI called ‘Sense’ offers a unique user experience, including ‘BlinkFeed’ which fills the home screen with a personalized stream of news feeds, updates from social networks, photos and videos. The main 4-megapixel camera offers an image sensor called UltraPixel with vastly improved light sensitivity. Optical Image Stabilization, Macro and HDR support; a vast number of photo apps is also pre-installed, like Zoe that records up to 20 photos plus a 3-second video in one go, creating live galleries of your favourite moments. The front firing stereo speakers are treated by nothing less than Dr. Dre’s ‘Beats Audio’ providing an unparalleled listening experience. This HTC smartphone is truly One of a kind!
Slim and beautiful, the Ascend P6 is one of the thinnest smartphones in the world with a depth of just 6.18mm while it weighs in at only 120 grams. The front is almost all glass and the display is 4.7” with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and can be used even when wearing gloves. The Ascend P6 runs Android 4.2 on Huawei’s own 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera has an autofocus function and records videos with Full HD resolution, while the 5-megapixel front camera, is well suited for self-portraits. As a welcome add-on to Android the Ascend P6 uses Huawei’s user interface called ‘Emotion UI’ which among other things offers panoramic shoot and facial-recognition photography functions. In total the Ascend P6 is a surprisingly well-equipped smartphone at a very attractive price.
This is an in-ear headphone that uses clever technology with an external bass unit acoustically connected to a stream duct to improve bass reproduction without interfering with the medium and high frequency ranges. Mid-high frequencies are reproduced through twin drivers with strong neodymium magnets, using a combination of a carbon nanotubes diaphragm and a carbon diaphragm. The 1.2m cable consists of pure copper covered with silver and the 3.5mm mini jack is gold plated. The resulting sound is of an exceptional quality level with deep impressive bass that never superimposes its impression on the transparent mid-high range. The JVC HA-FXZ200 is a very valuable upgrade to the low quality headphones supplied with many mobile devices and will, without doubt, significantly improve the music listening experience on the go.
Small is beautiful and the GALAXY S4 mini underlines this more than ever. This is not simply a smaller version of the popular GALAXY S4, it is a well built, fully equipped and affordable smartphone with a metal band around the edges to provide stability and to give it a luxurious look. It fits easily in your hand and pocket but is packed with technology. A 960x540 pixel resolution 4.3” Super AMOLED display is as bright as can be and its 1.7GHz dual-core processor fast enough for easy multi-tasking when handling all your social media feeds when on the move. With a host of social applications on board from the get-go, including apps like Group Play, ChatON or S Health for example, you’ll never be out of touch. The built-in 8-megapixel camera allows you to record Full HD video more easily than ever. All in all this Samsung GALAXY S4 mini is the complete package.
It might be slim but it’s certainly not feeble! One of the thinnest tablets in the market, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with rugged protection to make it water-and-dust-resistant. Reportedly, it remains functional after being one meter underwater for up to 30 minutes. On the inside the Tablet Z boasts a fast quad-core processor, operating at 1.5 GHz with 2GB of RAM, running the Android 4.1.3 operating system. The 10.1-inch display features a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, resulting in a 224 ppi pixel density. Versions with 16GB or 32GB built-in memory are available and a MicroSD slot can be used to further expand the storage capacity. With Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE all the latest communication technologies are on board, as well. There are two cameras, the rear-mounted one of which shoots still pictures with up to 8.1megapixels using a CMOS Exmor R sensor, and also records Full HD video. Thanks to the integrated infrared port, the Xperia Tablet Z can also be turned into a remote control for your home entertainment system. Available in black or white finishes, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a combination of unique style and technology.