Apple Macbook Air
It’s a laptop that’s thinner than any you’ve ever seen! Get this—1.93 cm at its thickest, and 0.4 cm at its thinnest point.
Weight? 1.36 kg. It’s not like they removed all the excess fat by removing vital components either. It still has a Core 2 Duo, an 80 GB hard drive, a 13.3-inch screen and 2 GB RAM along with all the extras that you find on every other laptop. Prices start from £1,199 (Rs 93,000) and go well over £2,000 (Rs 1,55,000)
The Nuvifone’s got the whole iPhone design going, with a large 3.5-inch touchscreen, MP3 / MPEG-4 / AAC playback and camera, and yes, GPS.
Garmin even has an online service that works with the phone that’ll notify you of traffic problems, weather and local events—perfect when you’re lost in bad weather and need to rush to the closest fast food joint. It’s expected to be out in the third quarter of this year
Vision Research Phantom v12
6315. No, it’s nothing to do with the resolution—it’s the frame rate that the Phantom records at—with a resolution of 1280 x 800!
Drop the resolution, and they say it can go even faster—a ridiculous million frames per second! It comes with 8 GB of high-speed DRAM, and there are 16 and 32 GB versions too. Price on request, which really means that twenty people in the world can afford it
General Dynamics Itronix Duo-Touch II
The Duo Touch II is a Core 2 Duo powered tablet PC that’s been beefed up to take a battering. It’s been made to deliver a perfect computing experience for the people working in hostile environments.
Connectivity options are plenty with everything from Bluetooth to WiFi to GPRS and EDGE. It comes with Windows XP Tablet Edition installed, or you can opt for Windows Vista.
There’s a standard 40 or 80 GB drive you can choose from or even a 16 or 32 GB solid state drive. You can use your fingers on the 8.4-inch touchscreen to control the Duo Touch II or use a stylus. What’s even better is that it weighs under 2 Kg, so you don’t have to be a body builder to carry it around
Bower and Wilkins 800D
This sound setup which looks like they put a bowling ball on top of a speaker, is one of the most exotic speakers from the big names Bower and Wilkins themselves.
The 800D weighs around 125 kg, and has been made using silver and gold components to preserve quality. Diamond tweeters are used for the high frequency range. For such exotica, you pay £13,000 (Rs 10,00,000)
The TuneStudio has a 4-channel mixer that can be used to play, mix and record tracks to and from iPods.
All recording is all done at 16-bit and 44 kHz, and there’s normalisation built into the mixer to keep volumes within acceptable limits. One of the major plus points of TuneStudio has to be its appealing looks and funky design—with loads of knobs, LEDs and dials all over the place