Product: Micromax KNIGHT
With Canvas Knight, Micromax expects to have a flagship model. The phone has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 443 ppi. Canvas Knight has a MediaTek octa-core processor (2 GHz, MT6592) and 2 GB RAM. The phone comes with 32 GB storage but there is no scope for external storage. It has a 16-MP rear camera and an 8-MP front camera. The rear camera can record 1080p Full HD video. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with a 2,350 mAh battery. The price is Rs 19,999.
Product: Logitech PowerShell
Apple brought support for made-for-iPhone game controllers in iOS 7. The first one to arrive in India is the PowerShell. Priced at Rs 8,995, it works with iPhone 5, 5s and iPod Touch 5th generation. Logitech’s controller has a 1,500 mAh battery that you can use to charge your iPhone. At 120 grams, it is quite light for use over long hours. One problem is that the technology is too new to support a large number of games as developers have found ways to compensate for the lack of buttons on iPhones. But the PowerShell comes with buttons and keys.
Product: Sony Xperia E1
Raising its voice
Xperia E1 is Sony’s attempt to create a mid-tier smartphone with “seriously premium credentials”. The Xperia E1 Dual will sell for Rs 10,490, while the single SIM version will cost Rs 9,490. The phone promises a solid feel, fast processor and vivid 4-inch display with an audio experience that can be a real differentiator. The Xperia E1 comes with loud 100Db speaker. The phone runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Sony’s 30-year-old Walkman technology comes with shake-to-shuffle controls. Xperia E1 lets users set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and instant, simple switching between SIMs.
Product: Creative Aurvana
Creative Aurvana Live!2 headsets are meant for those who like to listen to good music the way they want to hear it on the go. The Creative Aurvana Live!2 is designed to deliver true-to-life acoustic performance with tighter bass. It is powered by
40 mm bio-cellulose drivers and the earcups have premium protein faux leather cushions with memory-foam to keep all external noise out.It also has an inline microphone for calls. The headset weights 255 grams and has an adjustable headband. Aurvana Live!2 is available in two colours — Black Dark Chrome and Black Dark Red Chrome.