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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 March, 2010, 12:00am

Music to your ears

The latest entry into the high-priced in-ear headphones market is the HiDef Drum AcousticSteel headset (above) for the iPhone and digital music players. Made by British firm Atomic Floyd to compete against products from brands such as Bang & Olufsen and Bose, the HiDef Drum headset features dual-filter technology for distortion-free, bass-enhanced music and an audio cord-attached microphone to make and answer calls with Apple's smartphone. Its 24- carat gold-plated audio jack fits even the first-generation iPhone model.

The device's package includes an adapter for in-flight use and silicone ear buds to help block ambient noise. The HiDef Drum headset sells for HK$1,480.

Call the shots

Samsung Electronics' ES70 (above) is an easy-to-use 12-megapixel compact digital camera made for novice photographers. This model is equipped with a 27mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom, geared for regular still snapshots, landscape images and video recording. It has programs that allow users to select from nine photo styles when taking pictures and make adjustments for brightness and contrast. Users can also record up to two hours of video with audio. The ES70 costs HK$1,290.