Gadget corner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 May, 2009, 12:00am

Fast action

Casio Computer's Exilim EX-FS10 (below) is capable of taking up to 30 shots per second - faster than a typical single-lens reflex camera - of 6-megapixel resolution. The number of shots per second can be set at 30, 15, 10, 5, 3 or 'auto' - handy for action and sports photography. The EX-FS10, which has a 2.5-inch display, records the best of the captured images - judged using software that assesses lighting, focus, colour, distance and sharpness - in a high-speed burst shot, eliminating the need to manually select a shot. It can combine a number of images from a burst shot into a single image; providing a resolution of up to 9.1 megapixels. The camera also shoots high-speed video at a maximum of 1,000 frames per second. Available in blue, grey and red, the EX-FS10 costs HK$3,980.

Power packed

In black or silver, Nokia's 6260 Slide (right) is a mid-priced 3.5G mobile phone that supports HSDPA mobile networks and up to 10.2 megabits per second in download speed. It also works with Wi-fi networks. The 114-gram handset has a 5-megapixel main camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a second camera for making video calls, a 2.4-inch display and a music player. This model, however, does not qualify as a smartphone as it lacks a touchscreen function, a Qwerty keyboard, business programs and the ability to install and run software applications. The 6260 Slide costs HK$2,880.

Sound effect

Audio electronics specialist Shure has released the most affordable and colourful model in its line of sound-isolating earphones, the SE115 (below). Available in blue, pink, black and red, the SE115 phones were designed as an upgrade to the typical earbuds that come bundled with portable music players. Second-generation Dynamic MicroSpeaker technology delivers detailed, warm sound with 'improved' bass. They come with comfortable sound-isolating sleeves, which Shure claims can block more than 90 per cent of ambient noise. With a one-year limited warranty, the SE115 earphones sell for HK$780.