G-SHOCK GBA 400
The really smart GBA 400 from G shock links via BT to your android or iPhone. It has a rotary dial, which allows you to control music playback among other things plus uses Soundhound for song identification. The watch can also locate your phone within BT distance. G-shock.jp
Fuji Film X 30
The X30, Fuji’s third generation large sensor premium compact, has a superlative CMOS sensor, real-time viewfinder and a huge array of manual functions. A newly designed dual ring combines with a tiltable LCD to churn out high quality photos, plus the battery lets you take up to 470 shots between charges. Go to fujifilm.com for more details. Rs.36,000. Available late September.
KOBO aura H20
The Aura H20 e-reader has a waterproof and dust-proof design (IP 67 certified) that lets you use it just about anywhere. It also has up to two months of battery life and a 6.8” carta e-ink screen that reads immaculately even in direct sunlight. 4GB of onboard memory plus Micro SD support and WiFi seal the deal. Coming soon. Kobo.com
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
If you’re looking for noise cancellation, Plantronics is a good brand to go to. The Backbeat Pro is a wireless, noise cancelling headphone that also has a Mic for calls. It has an extended BT range of up to 100m and can stream audio for up to 24 hrs. Bulit in AptX audio ensures great sonics. plantronics.com
Casio EX FR10
Casio’s new lifestyle camera is a great piece of work, sheerly because you can detach the camera module, place it where you want and remotely shoot with the controller. Bluetooth enables connectivity while detached. A 14MP CMOS BSI sensor takes clear stills and video. Launching September in Japan.Rs.29,000. casio-intl.com
LG G WATCH R
The R version of the G watch looks elegant with a pOLED full 360 display. New features include a heart rate monitor and a fully circular UI using 100 per cent screen space. Pricing will be announced soon and it will be launched by the end of the year. Presse.lge.de
Pixavi Impact X
This “intrinsically safe smartphone” is explosion proof and rated for use in hazardous areas. It runs Android 4.2.2, has IP68 certification and makes sense in areas which involve mining, manufacture, oil/petrochemical/ gas etc. It’s also glove-compatible and has exceptional sunlight readability. Go to Pixavi.com for pricing and availability
Samsung Gear S
The Gear S has 3Gg connectivity up its sleeve and a super AMOLED display for clarity. There’s also BT and Wifi connectivity. The biggest advantage is that you can make and answer calls/texts and IMs directly from the device, with or without your smartphone. Samsung.com for more details.