Basis Peak Smartwatch is a fitness freak dream

Basis Peak is a fitness and sleek tracker that look very stylish and is equipped with advanced monitoring and smartphone notification system. It includes 24 hour heart rate monitoring that works all seven days in a week.

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Basis Peak supports automatic monitoring of activities, advanced analysis of sleep and can fetch smartphone notifications such as SMS, calls and e-mails. Basis Peak constantly monitors the movement , the perspiration and skin temperature. This multi-sensor, combined with the Body IQ Basis technology lets the smartwatch automatically detect the distance, running, pedaling, the phases and the quality of sleep.

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Asus SDRW 08D2S U Lite DVD writer has mere 6 watt power consumption

Asus SDRW 08D2S U Lite is the newest USB powered portable DVD writer on sale. Priced at about 3300 Yen ($ 27), it consumes mere 6 watts of power and you do not a a separate power supply to use it. Supported list of operating systems include Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 / 8.1, Mac OS X 10.5 or later. There are two colors to choose from, black and white.

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Asus MG279Q is a monitor with FreeSync support

Earlier it was not know if the Asus MG279Q supports AMD FreeSync or not but today it was confirmed by an AMD representative that the Asus MG279Q will indeed support FreeSync technology. However it will be limited to a minimum of 40 Hz and a maximum of 120 Hz.

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Here are the exact words of AMD,

AMD does not have a black or white list for FreeSync monitors, and while the monitor supports the standard DisplayPort 1.2a, it can operate at variable refresh rate (VRR) provided by the manufacturer.

An Asus representative confirmed that the new Asus MG279Q features variable refresh rates between 40 and 120 H which means it will be compatible with AMD FreeSync. Asus MG279Q specifications include a 27 inch screen with IPS type panel. It has resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and has refresh rates of 120 Hz. Asus MG279Q has a contrast ratio of 1000: 1, 350 cd / m2 brightness and viewing angles of 178 degrees.

Port selection includes DisplayPort 1.2a +, a mini Display Port, two HDMi and MHL port with two USB 3.0 ports. The monitor will hit the market shelves by the end of March at a suggested price of $ 699.

Elecom SX-CL24L CL23L CL22L CL21L CL20 laptop coolers launched in Japan

Elecom has launched six new laptop coolers in the Japanese market. First is the SX-CL24L SX-CL23L which have blast mode switch that increases the rotational speed of the cooling fan. It features a 14 cm fan that spins at 1300 rpm that can cool down your laptop by up to 13 degrees. The main difference between the SX-CL24L and SX-CL23L is the use of built-in USB 3.0 hub that adds four additional ports. SX-CL24L price is ¥ 22,800 ($ 190) while the SX-CL23L retails for ¥ 15,100 ($ 125). Weight of SX-CL24L is about 1,580g and SX-CL23L weighs 1,530g.

Elecom SX-CL24L CL23L CL22L CL21L CL20

SX-CL22L – It is a notebook PC cooler with a stand where you can adjust the angle of the body. It is with a 20cm fan capable of doing maximum 800rpm which in turns cools down your laptop by 10 degrees. Price is ¥ 8,870 ($ 74).

SX-CL21L, SX-CL21- The SX-CL21L is for 15.4 inch to 17 inch laptops. The main difference between SX-CL21L and SX-CL21 is their size. The SX-CL21 can be used only with 12.1 to 14.1 inch laptops. Both come equipped with a 20cm fan capable of doing a maximum of 800rpm. With tax, the price of SX-CL21L is ¥ 8,870 while the SX-CL21 7,090 yen.

SX-CL20 – It is a flat cooler for laptops that can accommodate a wide range of laptops (12.1 – 17 inch). The price is ¥ 5,310 and is available in only black color.

Sony SL-BG1, SL-BG2 SSD are credit card sized

Sony has launched two external SSD devices that are no more than credit cards. The SL-BG2 solid state drive come with 256 gigabytes of storage space while the SL-BG1 model is being offered in only 128GB variant.

This is ideal for ultrabook users that often have to deal with limited storage space.  Both have highly durable built thanks to the brushed aluminum casing that does a good deal of job against vibration, shock and heat.

And since both Sony SL-BG1 and SL-BG2 make use of solid state technology, the data is immediately accessible. In fact you can get up to 290 MB / s if you use it on a USB 3.0 port. This ensures maximum efficiency and reliability.


Available in black and silver metallic colors, you can pre book it on official Sony’s website. 

Download Opera Mini Browser for Galaxy Gear S Smartwatch

The Samsung Galaxy Gear S smartwatch is the first watch to get a web browser as today Opera software has announced the release of its new Opera mini web browser for the Tizen based smartwatch.

You can download the Opera Mini v7.5 web browser  from Samsung Gear apps for free. Like any other Opera Mini browser it comes with smart page feature that shows links based on the websites that you visit frequently.

Download Opera Mini Browser for Galaxy Gear S Smartwatch

It also allows you to save web pages for offline reading. In fact, Opera has optimized it for saving data and reading pages off line.

Opera said in a blog post,

The Internet is something we are used to accessing wherever we are and on practically every device we use. But, for some reason, the smartwatch has been stripped of an Internet browser – until today. We’re happy to announce that Opera Mini has become the first web browser on a Tizen-based smartwatch, the new Samsung Gear S.