In gear

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 June, 2010, 12:00am

X marks the spot

Samsung Electronics' new flagship compact digital camera, the EX1, features an extra-large F/1.8 lens, allowing background images to be completely blurred while subjects in the foreground remain in sharp focus. It also allows users more flexibility in low-light environments. The 10-megapixel camera features a high-quality Schneider lens that can fit more of any given subject within each frame. A three-inch, swivelling back display enables users to frame their images precisely and shoot from just about any angle. The EX1 sells for HK$3,990 at Fortress.

Louder than words

British audio specialist KEF has updated its elite Reference Series speakers with the latest version of its Uni-Q design. The devices, which come with floor stands, have the tweeter mounted at the centre of the midrange cone for superior sound dispersion. They also incorporate the firm's Uni-Balance system, which allows users to adjust the bass output to compensate for the loudspeakers' proximity to walls. The speakers come in new racing car-inspired colours, including orange sorbet, pale gold and sapphire - but these cost HK$44,000 a pair and take three months to be delivered. The speakers are also available in traditional walnut, cherry and black high-gloss finishes for HK$38,000 a pair, or satin finish for HK$33,000 a pair.

Head wind

Sony's MDR-RF4000K digital wireless headphone is designed for use with your home cinema system. It ensures clear, secure signal reception via 2.4GHz digital radio frequency transmission, over a reception range of up to 30 metres. The headphone's closed design cuts sound spillage, so you won't disturb others. It comes with a slim storage case that doubles as a battery charger. Each charge delivers up to seven hours continuous listening. The MDR-RF4000K is priced at HK$1,398.