In gear

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 July, 2010, 12:00am

Stellar performer

The Galaxy S is the latest 3G smartphone from Samsung Electronics. Based on the Android operating system, it has a four-inch, multitouch display, which is larger and more power-efficient than that of the iPhone 4. Just 9.9mm thin, the Galaxy S weighs in at 119 grams, 18 grams less than the Apple device. It has a one-gigahertz processor, allowing users to multitask as they would on a laptop computer. The smartphone has a five-megapixel camera capable of shooting high-definition video, an eBook application, a ThinkFree Office program for viewing and editing Microsoft Office 2007 documents and Wi-fi and Bluetooth support, and comes equipped with Swype, a fast text-input program. The Galaxy S is priced at HK$5,588.

Smell the coffee

Nespresso, the Swiss maker of automatic coffee machines, has updated its CitiZ C110 line with models in black and white by industrial designer Antoine Cahen, who used strong lines to create sleek, art-deco-influenced styles. The brand claims the 19-bar high-pressure pump of each CitiZ machine releases the rich flavours and subtle aromas of its grand cru premium coffee capsules at the optimum drinking temperature. The Single CitiZ C110 coffee maker sells for HK$2,699 at Nespresso boutiques in Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, and IFC Mall, Central.

Stealth image

Sony's limited-edition Walkman NWZ-W252/Z is a wireless and wearable MP3 player with a distinctive green camouflage jacket. The company claims the all-weather device is durable enough to be washed under a tap. The Walkman was released in conjunction with the video game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the hand-held PlayStation Portable and comes with six songs from the game's soundtrack. Its two-gigabyte capacity is good for up to 470 songs. The Walkman NWZ-W252/Z costs HK$598.