Is there a shiny new gadget you’d like to tell s about?
Panasonic Lumix GF 8
Panasonic has taken the selfie love seriously. With the GF 8 comes a 16MP micro four-thirds camera with a flip screen that lets you view yourself (yet again) before you click. The camera also has features to retouch your face and the lighting, post image taking. A simple wave of the hand acts as a trigger for the camera to shoot. You can also interchange compatible lenses. Coming soon. panasonic.com
SandiskUltra USB Type C
Up to 128 GB of storage is available now, should you have a device with USB type C slot (Macbook, select PCs, tablets and phones). The USB 3.1 drive lets you exchange data at high speeds.
Need a good waterproof case for your iPhone? Or a battery boost? Both are covered with the Juice pack H2Pro from Mophie. The 2,750mAh battery case will give you a 100 per cent boost over your regular battery and the case is sturdy, with water resistance up to 1.2 metres for 30 minutes. Available for the iPhone 6s/6. mophie.com
Need an instant power boost in a small package? Thino is slim, light and compact, and lets you sync your iOS/Android device too, apart from charging it quickly. It is intended for a quick boost in emergencies. Coming soon. viglo.eu
Gripbell is still in Kickstarter stage, but it’s a promising piece of fitness equipment that will enhance your workout and possibly build new areas of muscle. You can use it to strengthen, stretch, flex and twist, while simultaneously increasing your grip strength. Let’s hope this gets out in the market soon. kickstarter.com
Ferrari GTC 2016 Lusso
Look what Ferrari has in its stables! The GTC4Lusso is a four-seater four-wheel drive which will provide comfort, elegance and power. The V12 engine takes you from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds, and the car pushes 335 kph when in a good mood. What more can we ask Ferrari for next? Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show. Price TBA. gtc4lusso.ferrari.com
The S60 has a crazy cool IR camera (courtesy FLIR) built in, which lets you get around in the dark (like Predator). Thermal imaging from FLIR lets you see objects based on their heat signature, plus it also lets you measure just how “hot” or “cold” different areas are. The phone is also ultra tough and water proof up to 5 metres.
Out later this year. catphones.com
LG will soon have a rolling robot that will keep your pets entertained, amongst other things. It can control appliances, TVs, monitor homes (8MP built-in camera) and make entertaining sounds to keep you company. Coming soon. lg.com