In this week’s instalment of Something on the Side, SEAN BACHER introduces the Western Digital My Passport Edge hard drive, the newly launched Canon Ixus 140 camera, Logitech’s Graffiti Mouse collection, the extremely small Jorno keyboard and the B&W P5 headphones.
The Jorno pocketable keyboard is the size of your palm when folded, measuring 7.6mm, and folds out five ways, giving you a mini QWERTY keyboard. It is compatible with an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, giving you the freedom of easily writing e-mails, taking notes in class, or working on other assignments from almost any location. The keyboard also comes equipped with a detachable cradle to hold your device securely in landscape or portrait mode.
Expect to pay: R680 for the black version and R850 for white.
Stockists: Visit www.jornostore.com.
Western Digital My Passport Edge portable hard drive
The Western Digital My Passport Edge portable hard drive has a capacity of 500GB, with USB 3.0 for fast read and write speeds. Mac and PC versions of the drive are available. The Mac version is able to work with Apple Time Machine software without any additional software being installed. The PC version incorporates Western Digital?fs SmartWarem, automatic backup software, ensuring all personal files are backed-up and protected in the event of computer loss or theft.
Expect to pay: R900
Stockists: Contact Drive Control Corporation, 011 201 8927, for a dealer in your area.
Canon Ixus 140
The Ixus 140 camera uses Canon?fs Digic 4 processor, a 16 megapixel, 28mm wide-angle lens and 8X optical zoom. The Ixus 140 also features Canon?fs ZoomPlus technology, which digitally extends each zoom?fs reach to up to double that of the optical zoom, with high quality results, and a large 3.0?f?f PureColor II G LCD screen at the back. The camera is available in Grey, Silver, Red and Pink.
Expect to pay: R1 700
Stockists: Visit www.canon.co.za for a dealer in your area.
Logitech Graffiti Mouse collection
The Logitech Graffiti Mouse collection builds on the company?fs success of its Colour collection launched in 2010. The devices feature some of the wildest and most outstanding patterns found on any mouse. Apart from the great design, they include a USB Bluetooth receiver for cordless operation. When not in use, the receiver clicks into the bottom of the mouse for easy storage.
Expect to pay: R300
Stockists: Most reputable electronics stores nationwide.
B&W P5 headphones
The B&W P5 headphones boast a natural performance. According to B&W, the use of ultra-linear neodymium magnets and mylar diaphragms provide the best sound quality possible. The speakers are made from materials that isolate a lot of external noise. They also offer a comfortable user experience ,thanks to the leather-clad headband. The P5 comes supplied with a ?gMade For iPod?h-approved cable, which allows for speech and device control.
Expect to pay: R2 890
Stockists: Visit http://www.bwloudspeakers.co.zafor a retailer closest to you.