This issue we bring you what we consider to be the finest tech junkie fixes in all the land.
Any action sports junkie will know that a camera is essential, in order to fully explain and brag that ‘sick jump’ to your nearest and dearest. The black edition shoots high-frame rate 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100, 720p120, 4Kp15 and 2.7Kp30 enabling cinema quality capture. WiFi enabling iPhone connectivity and Superview mode are just a few of the GoPro’s arsenal of extras. Shockproof and waterproof to 197′ (60m), and proven in heavy surf from Tahiti to Northern California and everywhere in between, GoPro cameras can handle it, thanks to their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action—from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt or launch into space, GoPros are built to take a beating and keep filming. Replacement lens kits and housings are available, so there’s little worry while going for glory—even while diving with sharks. GoPro mounts enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments while ensuring your camera is securely attached and with you for the ride. Helmets, poles, boards, vehicles, and even yourself—whatever you’re into, there’s a GoPro camera mount that will help you get the perfect angle and POV for your most epic adventures. The HERO3 comes with a few basic mounts to get you started. It might be smaller and lighter, but the HERO3+ is mightier. www.madison.co.uk
Remember the humble landline? “Can John come out to play, Mrs Smith?” We have come a long, long way since the humble rotary dialler. The Siemans Gigaset SL930A lets you communicate in reliable, brilliant sound quality, connect to the internet, and download apps1 to control devices like your TV. You can truly have it all at your fingertips. A true display giant, the Gigaset SL930A boasts a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen offering a full-touch user interface for quick, easy navigation. And because you deserve the best audio quality, we’ve included HDSPTM sound performance. Tired of frequent charging? With a standby time of up to 140 hours, the Gigaset SL930A won’t let you down. Talking isn’t everything. Sometimes you need to consult a search engine. Read your e-mails. Or check in with your social networks. Whatever your communication preferences, the Gigaset SL930A rises to the occasion. www.gigaset.com
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
Any hi-spec desktop or laptop deserves an SSD. The days of the USB 128mb stick are gone my friends. What would you store on it these days anyway? A few word documents? Most high-res photos take up 30mbs apiece. Kingston’s HyperX branding is reserved for its top-end SSDs, but the new HyperX 3K range is designed to deliver similar levels of high-end performance at a cheaper price. www.kingston.com
We do a fair amount of travelling at The Review, enough to want to dispense with the soft leather weekend holdall and find something that says ‘air miles’. Samsonite has long been regarded as the leader in the field with respect to flight luggage technology. Their new Lite-locked spinner is no exception. A smart and stylish option for the discerning traveller, this 93-litre Lite-locked large suitcase by Samsonite is a testament the brand’s expertise in the field of luggage-making. Crafted using the brand’s unique Curv® technology, this robust case boasts a lightweight shell with exceptional impact absorption qualities, ensuring its contents are well-protected during transit. The German-engineered case is fitted with four easy-glide spinner wheels, making for easy negotiation of airport terminals. Also designed with a TSA approved three-point lock and elasticated garment straps, this contemporary case is as secure as it is stylish. Made with the revolutionary Curv® technology. This is an advanced impact-resistant, lightweight material: recyclable and nature friendly. Curv® is known for its high energy absorption, outstanding impact performance, especially at low temperatures. www.samsonite.co.uk
DJI Phantom 2
Let’s not argue about it: the DJI drone is the coolest product to come to market this century. The liberal’s will wax on about privacy and whatnot, but we don’t intend on mounting a first strike device on ours. We also expect the majority of people that want to buy a drone like this are doing so for the immense pleasure you get from flying a mile upward and seeing your world from a different perspective. The Phantom 2 is unbelievably easy to fly. Combined with smooth, stabilised footage from the H3-2D or H3-3D gimbal, aerial cinematography and videography has never been easier. It’s light, rugged and perfect for travel. The high capacity, high performance 5200mAh Lithium Polymer battery offers up to 25 minutes of flight time. Built in intelligence provides battery capacity data, over charge/discharge protection, as well as maintenance reminders making the battery extremely safe and reliable. If you are looking to get yourself some hardware, except no substitutes, call RC Geeks on 01737 457404 or go to www.rcgeeks.co.uk