Exciting gadgets to look forward to

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As electronic companies compete with each other’s products, flooding the markets with latest accessible and user-friendly devices, Metrolife takes a look at the gadgets that have caught attention recently in the Indian markets. 

Asus Transformer Trio Tired of using multiple devices for diverse purposes? Well, the motherboard giant, Asus has made it simple by introducing world’s first three-in-one fully functional base hybrid laptop called Transformers Trio Book in the Indian markets.   

As the name suggests, the gadget has three distinctive modes: Tablet, Laptop and Desktop mode. The tablet runs on an Android Jelly Bean (4.2) operating system and when attached with the keyboard allows one to easily toggle between a Windows or Android according to their choice. It houses a combined force of Windows and Android into a single device, giving it a brawny appearance.  


Fashioned in an aluminium metallic case, the Trio exhibits a robustly premium look and delivers a smooth switching between Windows and Android operating system. As a tablet, it has an 11.6 inch full HD display powered by an Intel Atom processor with 2GB RAM as well as 16GB onboard store capacity. The battery life with the tablet has been viewed as a disappointing one, holding for a mere three hours with the tablet. However, it gives an extra eight hours of battery life with the addition of the base.


The laptop side of the trio is well equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500 dual core processor, a 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. Moreover, it flaunts a rear 5MP camera that is only usable in Tablet mode and appears to be just average. “The specifications sound very interesting with a pretty solid configuration. The transition from Android to Windows is on the press of a button. It is a powerful system overall,” says Cigin Koshy, a tech expert.   

As an integrated and versatile product, it is indeed a well envisaged concept. The Asus has taken into consideration the upcoming computing needs and delivered a high performing processor, dual operating systems and the convenience of three devices for seamless multi-tasking. However, it might receive a tepid response for its steep price. It is priced between Rs 80,000 - 89,000.

Nikon D810

Spreading its wings, Nikon has come up with a product that would cheer both photographers and videographers to its best. Enabled to shoot a full HD, Nikon D810 also features a 36.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an ISO sensitivity range of 64 to 12800 that gives vivid quality tone and dynamic resolution in any lighting conditions. “Being a videographer, I find Nikon 810 well designed to shoot 1080p movies with 60fps (frames per second),” said Sudeesh Chandran, a videographer.

“We have indeed set a benchmark in the world of photography and video shooting as Nikon D810’s exceptional imaging technology gives an excellent shooting experience,” said managing director, Nikon India, Hiroshi Takashina, while launching the product. At Rs 1.89,000 lakh, the Nikon D810, though a ‘lust have’ for amateur photo and video enthusiasts, is best suited for pros. 

Sony Xperia C3

Designed especially keeping in mind the selfie lovers, Sony has launched Xperia C3 that features a 5MP front facing camera. Capping with it, the Smartphone has a 5.5 inch 720 display that runs on a latest version of Android OS, 4.4 KitKat and has a 1 GB RAM ,with 8GB internal storage. Giving the feature a name, Sony has termed this feature as “PROselfie cam”. The smartphone was launched on Wednesday in India and has been priced between Rs 19,000 - 21,000. 

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