Gadgets & apps
Written by Oryx
The latest in physical and digital tech wizardry.
UO Smart Beam Laser projector
This tiny little black box – just a 2.2" cube – packs a powerful laser diode which beams out sharp, 720p-quality imagery. Simply pair it with your device, or connect via a number of cable options including micro-HDMI and Apple’s Lightning Digital AV.
MOS Spring cable
Made from highly durable materials (it comes with a lifetime warranty), this is the only cable you’ll need to buy.
Micro USB – US$18.95
Lightning – US$29.95
Sound-system masters Marshall have released a two-speaker Android phone dedicated to pure, loud sound. The global equaliser lets you fine-tune your profiles, and two stereo jacks ensure you can share the experience. Add the over-ear headphones (not pictured) for a complete experience.
Phone – US$590
Monitor headphones – US$280
GoPro Hero4 Session Camera
Smaller and lighter than its predecessors, the Hero4 Session is a stand-alone unit that does not require a separate case. One-button operation shoots video at 1440p at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps, and takes 8MP photos. Compatible with all GoPro mounts. Available at Pulse, Qatar Duty Free.
Yamaha Restio wireless speakers
Yamaha recently debuted their stylish new wireless speakers in Qatar. Restio speakers come equipped with Bluetooth compatibility for use with all smartphones and tablets. Available at all Fifty One East showrooms and iSpace, Lagoona Mall.
BeoPlay A2 limited-edition speaker
A powerful, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees of impressive sound and 24 hours of battery life. The limited edition of BeoPlay A2 is now available at the Bang & Olufsen store; iSpace, Lagoona Mall; Fifty One East, Lagoona Mall; and Al Maha Center.
Consolidate and record what you are learning in 200-character ‘nuggets’. The software then sends you timely reminders, based on Spaced Repetition learning. Available for Chrome (and coming soon to other platforms).
A new viewing experience for Twitter by entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Storyline delivers tweets from the past 24 hours, clustered by user, allowing you to easily swipe through all of a user’s tweets. Once a tweet is viewed, it’s removed and never shown again, ensuring you don’t view duplicate content.