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NEW GENERATION RUNNING WATCH


Polar M430 running watch.

THE Polar M430 running watch is specially constructed for accuracy and to deliver actionable data. It comes with Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology, built-in GPS, and a personalised, adaptive training guidance.

The Polar M430 also has a lightweight, breathable wristband that supports vibration alerts so you know if you have achieved your preset goal during your run.

By keeping track of your biometrics, it can offer insight in real-time on how your body reacts to your current exercise session.

In other words, you will be able to figure out whether your exercise or training goals are being accomplished on that particular day. With the Polar M430 working alongside the Polar Flow app, you can have a clearer picture on how the workout session has benefited your overall training, in addition to getting a better idea of expected race finish times, and the amount of recovery time required.

The Polar M430’s array of GPS power modes enables its battery life to hit close to 30 hours, and it plays nice with Polar Balance for further holistic weight management tracking and guidance. The Polar M430 comes in dark grey, white and orange and will ship in May. It is priced at US$229 (RM1,014) each.
www.polar.com

WESTERN DIGITAL REVEALS MAIDEN WD PORTABLE SSD


Western Digital My Passport SSD.

THE My Passport SSD is the fastest Western Digital portable drive to date. It is specially designed for content creators and tech enthusiasts, to help them manage massive files while on the move.

In-house tests have shown the My Passport SSD is capable of hitting speeds of up to 515MB/s. It works with computers that use a USB Type-C port, and is also USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) ready while accompanied by a USB Type-C to Type-C cable with an adapter that plays nice with the more common, traditional USB Type-A ports.

Developed for both PC and Mac platforms, My Passport SSD offers added peace of mind, thanks to 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection. Users need not worry about carrying so much precious information while on the move.

The My Passport SSD is hardier than it looks, being tested with drops of up to 1.98m, and having shock resistance capability of up to 1500G of force. Available in 1TB, 512GB and 256GB, it will also feature WD Backup software that makes automatic backup of your data a snap.

The My Passport SSD will retail at US$399.99 (1TB), US$199.99 (512GB) and US$99.99 (256GB).
www.wdc.com

WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE COMBO


Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.

THE Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo boasts of a full-featured keyboard and contoured right-handed mouse set complete with a cushioned palm rest, sporting the familiar layout of a number pad alongside meticulously crafted keys which are specially designed for all-day comfort.

Whenever the keyboard and mouse are linked together, they will offer new functionality. This is made possible, thanks to Logitech DuoLink that can be downloaded for free via the Logitech Options software, allowing the mouse buttons to feature a different set of actions and gestures each time the Fn key is held down on the keyboard.

With DuoLink installed, you can simply hit play and pause through the middle click on your mouse, or skip to the song you desire on the playlist simply by tilting the scroll wheel left and right. To sweeten the deal, the Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo can switch its use between a trio of connected devices, increasing the level of efficiency along the way.

This versatile hardware will set you back by US99.99.
www.logitech.com

FIRST THX-CERTIFIED GAMING LAPTOP


Razer Blade Pro.

THE all new Razer Blade Pro boasts of being the first THX-certified gaming laptop in the world. This means that its screen has been calibrated and tested for resolution, colour accuracy and video playback performance. Not only that, the audio jack has also met THX requirements where voltage output, frequency response, distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, and crosstalk are concerned — delivering crystal clear sound through a decent pair of plugged in headphones.

In terms of hardware and processing muscle, the Razer Blade Pro runs on Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, accompanied by 32GB of DDR4 RAM, with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1,080 GPU handling all of the heavy lifting, graphics-wise. This enables users to enjoy 4K resolution in select games that support such high graphics settings, while its 17.3-inch 4K IGZO monitor and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology ensures smooth frame rates even in frantic gaming sessions and video playback.

You can also game for hours on end in comfort, thanks to the Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches that sports true actuation and reset points, where presses can be registered with a mere 65g of force, while its tri-colour LED technology delivers virtually endless lighting effects that can be customised and synced with in-game events.

The behemoth THX-certified Razer Blade Pro measures 0.88-inch (22.3mm) thin and weighs 3.7kg. The asking price might just knock some people off their stride at US$3,999.99 each.
www.razerzone.com/bladepro

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