If you’re looking for a portable and slim bluetooth keyboard to work with your iPad or iPhone, Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is an attractive offering. The keyboard measured just 5mm thin in a foldable design, is capable of Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and works across iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows tablets and phones. It has a built-in rechargeable battery for up for three months usage for each charge. In addition, the full-size keyset is designed to be spill-proof. Pick up Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard over here.
Nintendo has announced that its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be discontinued on May 20, 2014. Many Wii, DS and DSi game titles will lost the functionality for online play, leaderboards, sharing of contents, user exchange of game items and download of free add-ons.
Only online features for games using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service are impacted. Other online functionality on Wii and Nintendo DS, such as access to the Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo DSi Shop and video-on-demand services, are not affected at this time. Online play for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be unaffected (aside from the Wii mode on Wii U and Nintendo DS games played on Nintendo 3DS family systems).
This change will not affect online stores and offline play. Nintendo has also published a list of affected game titles.
SanDisk has just released its Ultra 128GB UHS-I microSDXC card, the world’s largest capacity microSD card. Beside having the largest capacity, the Ultra branding by Sandisk means performance, and it has twice the speed of ordinary microSD card at up to 30MB/s. Measured at just 0.6 x 0.4 inches, it probably is smaller than your fingernail. SanDisk Ultra 128GB UHS-I microSDXC card is $120 and is available at Amazon.
Microsoft is offering a Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which essentially is giving you free digital version of Titanfall and one month of Xbox Live subscription when you buy the console. Judging from sales figure, Microsoft Xbox One is losing the next-gen console battle to PlayStation 4. Titanfall which is exclusive to Xbox might be its saving grace. The bundle at $499.99 will be on sale on March 11, 2014 and you can pre-order it now.
High Resolution Technologies (HRT) has a reputation of making great value USB DAC, with all products designed and manufactured in California USA. HRT microStreamer is the breakout product that cements that impression with great reviews and multiple awards.
HRT microStreamer is tiny measures just 1 x 3 x 6 cm, and connects to your computer via USB. It has two outputs, one for your headphones and the other for connecting to an amplifier or powered speakers. It uses asynchronous USB for a jitter free audio, and is capable of up to 24bit 96kHz.
HRT microStreamer is one of the few portable DAC that is compatible with iOS devices with no additional power required. To use with your iPhone or iPad, you need Apple’s USB Camera Adapter and iOS 7.
GoPro defines the action camera category, and its latest HERO3+ range of cameras fortify its lead in this niche market. The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition is the newest flagship model that showcases the advanced features that make the brand and camera so endearing to its fans.
The video camera is 20% smaller (3.9 x 3.9 x 9.7 inches and 1.4 pounds) than its predecessors HERO and HERO2. It comes with a lighter housing which is waterproof to 131’/40m, improved image quality and sharpness from its 12MP sensor, improved audio capture, auto low light mode, 4 times faster built in Wi-Fi, Super View mode for wide angle perspective and 30% longer battery life.
The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition supports video frame rate at 4Kp15, 2.7Kp30, 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120. It is the only HERO3+ model supporting 4k video capture. It is capable of high 30 fps burst rate for still photo, making it ideal also for sports still shots. The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition is priced at $399 that comes bundled with a Wi-Fi Remote controller, though more likely you’d interact with the video camera via GoPro app on your iPhone.
LaCie has partnered with French luxury brand Christofle to design an elegant and most impressive hard drive we’ve ever seen. The external hard drive is a silver-plated hard drive that will most definitely add some fanciness to your desktop.
Enclosed in a globe-inspired spherical silver-plated steel case, LaCie Sphère is handcrafted and silvered in France. The drive will be available at end February 2014 in 1TB capacity at Lacie online store for $490.
Fujifilm INSTAX is probably the last great instant film camera still in production and being improved. INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic is the latest model that sports a stylish retro look, high performance flash, build-in Li-ion rechargeable battery and new double exposure and macro modes. Couple with its other exposure mode such as party mode, kids mode, landscape mode, Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 is the go-to instant camera for party and fun. Available at Amazon for $180.