Gadget corner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 November, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 November, 2009, 12:00am

Power of touch

Sony is keeping the competition with Apple's iMac alive with the Vaio L Series PC (below), which runs Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system and is powered by Intel's Core2 Duo processor. A beautiful match for any decor, this all-in-one desktop computer weighs 12.5kg and is only 19cm thick. It features a 24-inch, high-definition, multitouch display so you can flip through, zoom and rotate images and data on screen. It has a webcam, speakers and an amplifier built in and four-gigabytes of internal memory, a 500GB hard disk drive, a wireless keyboard and mouse and a Blu-ray Disc player. The Vaio L Series PC is priced at HK$14,980.

Moving music

German audio specialist Sennheiser's latest mini-headphones, the PX 200-II (below right), have a clever 'fold and flip' design that allows you to close the headband, fold in the ear cups and pack the 60-gram device inside a pouch. There are steel reinforcements in the headband and sturdy metal joints to provide the necessary strength and durability for everyday use. Its closed design and padded ear cushions effectively nullify external noise. A 1.2-metre long, single-phone cable offers generous freedom of movement - even if your MP3 player is in your pocket.

Available in black and white, the PX 200-II headphones sell for HK$790.

Basic skills

Motorola may have been surpassed by its competitors in the 3G smartphone market but it remains a source of quality affordable mobile phones. The Moto WX395 handset (left) is its latest no-frills GPRS camera-phone with basic music-playing functions for the mass market. It has a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 1.8-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity and supports up to 2GB of storage with a microSD flash memory card. The Moto WX395 costs HK$599.