Here are the best new and newish gadgets for April 2015…
Sony Headphones MDR-ZX660AP
Compact, stylish and designed for everyday use, Sony new on-ear ZX headphones deliver rich bass and clear mid-high notes. The tangle-free cable with in-line remote adds a touch of convenience. Also available in orange and black. RRP $119.
Acer Revo One RL85
“Acer’s Revo One looks great and is designed to be the space-saving hub for the entire family’s entertainment needs,” said Acer head of marketing Katherine Nguyen of this entertainment-focused PC, which ships with a wireless keyboard and mouse. RRP from $419.
Microsoft Lumia 532
Bringing a premium smartphone experience to a broader range of people, this handset has a 5-megapixel camera, quad-core processor and dual SIM functionality. RRP $149.
DoorBird Door Bell
DoorBird is simple to install and will work with existing electronic locks and door chimes, or on its own as a video enabled doorbell. It can cope with rain, snow, heat and frost. Vision can be accessed through a tablet and smartphone app.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT6
The toughest of all tough cameras, this 16-megapixel beast is waterproof to 13 metres, shockproof to 2 metres, freezeproof to -10° Celsius, dustproof and pressure-resistant to 100 kilograms. Woof! RRP $399.
HTC Desire 820
“Our users are increasingly looking for bigger screens, faster processors and network speeds, and outstanding battery life. We know they love the flexibility that comes with expandable memory,” said HTC country manager Ben Hodgson. RRP $499.
BenQ treVolo Bluetooth Speaker
Using years of learnings from its R&D, BenQ has created this Electrostatic Speaker, which features wings that fold back and forth to create biodirectional sound. The rechargeable battery lasts 12 hours. RRP $399.
Creative Sound Blaster X7
Designed to connect with a whole range of gaming and entertainment systems, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as a high-end external unit with an impressive 100-watt capable audio amplifier. RRP $549.
Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 6
Rugged and stylish, Catalyst has created one of the slimmest profile protective cases on the market, offering the best technical specifications whilst maintaining the curved shape of Apple’s design. RRP $93.50.
Klipsch Wireless Home Theatre Speakers
This WiSA-enabled Reference Premiere System showcases a wireless high resolution, interoperable, multi-channel audio system, which eliminates the need for a traditional A/V receiver.