Tech Talk, May 4, 2007

At Your Finger Tips
Belkin, one of the most prolific iPod accessories makers, has come up with the SportCommand. Designed for the active iPod users, it lets them remote control their iPod from within a 50 feet radius while your precious iPod remains tucked somewhere safe and warm. Its lightweight and weather-resistant durability will allow you to enjoy your iPod in places where it has never ventured before. Look out for it in Jun when it will hit the shops.
The micro hi-fi system is back in the form of the LG Chocolate DVD Micro System FB162 ($399). As befits a product which is part of the “Chocolate AV Touch me series” and a winner of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2007, this micro system is handsomely packaged. The stylish piano black design and touch pad navigator all add up to a sleek minimalist finish. Alongside some quality sounds churning out of its 160 W speakers, this a perfectly formed micro system which is immensely pleasing to the eye. Available at all major electronic retail outlets.
Visual Delight
The new LCD TV from Samsung, the Bordeaux Plus R8 LCD TV ($2,099-3,888) is a visual feast. It has curves in all the right places and comes in either neo-classic black or pearl white. It comes in a 32”, 37” and 40” versions. In terms of hardware, this isn’t a lightweight either, boasting an impressive 8000:1 dynamic contrast radio and a new Wide Colour Enhancer to add to your visual pleasure. Decorate your home with it from Samsung Flagship Store, #02-28/29 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6376-9150.
Music To Your Ears
The newest addition to the XpressMusic phone range, Nokia 5700 XpressMusic is meant for the young and young at heart. The iconic twist design allows users to switch between four different modes with ease—music player, 2 megapixel camera, video call and smartphone. Music lovers need not fret about not having their favorite tracks to hand, as this music-driven device allows you to store up to 1,500 tracks. And with in-built stereo loudspeakers, you need not be selfish about your music either. This will hit our shelves in a few months.