Nokia Lumia 930
The Nokia Lumia 930 comes equipped with Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of the software, with a range of great features - improved imaging, word flow keyboard and Cortana voice control, to name a few. The Lumia 930 is available in a variety of colours and is designed to easily fit into your hand and pocket. With a 20MP PureView camera, surround sound recording, a powerful processor and built-in wireless charging, you won’t want your hands on any other phone.
Our favourite gadgets for the season
Price: to be announced
Stockist: available through Vodacom, MTN & Cell C from August
Garmin Forerunner 15
The Garmin Forerunner 15 is an affordable GPS running watch, equipped with a heart rate monitor. The watch tracks distance, pace, heart rate and calories you burn all day, encouraging users to wear it at all times. The Forerunner keeps you motivated by alerting you when you’ve completed a kilometre and even when you have been at rest for too long. The watch is available in a variety of fun colours, and we are loving the violet/white for the ladies.
Knomo Henderson 15 Inch Laptop Bag
This soft padded laptop bag is designed to hold laptops up to 15 inch and has easily accessible internal and external zip pockets for smartphones and other personal items. The Knomo Henderson bag can be carried by its leather grab handles or a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. What’s great about this bag is that you can register your unique Myknomo ID number found on the ID tag inside your bag so that if it gets lost, the finder can easily contact Knomo with your unique code.
The BlackBerry Z3 features a 5 inch touch display with a unique messaging and typing experience. The device is equipped with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1. and is also Android app compatible, but only a few apps are currently available. Some key features include: BBM; the BlackBerry hub, where you can access your email, BBM, messages, social media updates and notifications all in one place; and time shift and story maker, which allows you to bring a collection of photos and videos together, with music and effects to produce an HD movie.
Stockist: available through Vodacom on contract
HTC One M8
The HTC One M8 is stylishly crafted out of a smooth aluminium and is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor making it one of the fastest smartphones out there. The 5 inch full HD screen displays exceptional colour accuracy, which is equipped with gorilla glass, ensuring its durability. One of the most unique features of the device is the UltraPixel camera with excellent picture quality, capturing images with great clarity and detail in all conditions.
Stockist: contracts available from all service providers
Smeg500 Refrigerator Cellar
Fiat and Smeg have joined forces to bring you the creative, limited edition Smeg500 refrigerator cellar, with a design concept representing both brands. The bar fridge is designed to look like the bonnet of a car - available in a white, red or green finish. This extraordinary fridge boasts an adjustable thermostat, automatic defrosting, three removable bottle holders and a removable shelf for canned drinks. If you’re into drinks and collectables, then this fridge was definitely designed to impress you.
Price: R115 000
The Shy Lamp
Made from solid beech wood and a white lamp shade, the Shy Lamp is the latest in the Graeme Bettles Design character lamp series. Graeme Bettles, an award winning art director, created this lamp series to provide an emotional connection between the consumer and their furniture by bringing the pieces to life. If you’re looking for a great way to redecorate your home office or study, this desk lamp will surely bring some character into your space.
Pebble Steel Smartwatch
Crafted with stainless steel, gorilla glass and a leather or metal watch strap, Pebble has given their new watch a stylish makeover. The new Pebble watch has the same cool features as the original version, but it looks and feels more like a familiar watch. Being able to see who is calling or checking your texts and emails without having to pull take phone out, are just a few of the great things that you can expect from a Pebble smartwatch.
Canon Powershot G16
With excellent control and performance, the Canon Powershot G16 will definitely meet any experts demands. The advanced compact, point-and-shoot camera features a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom lens, optical zoom viewfinder and a DIGIC 6 image processor producing high quality still imagery - just a few among many other functions. The Powershot G16 has a large LCD monitor for live view monitoring,playback and simple menu navigation. What really makes this compact stand out, is its high speed AF system that helps to maintain sharpness in all shooting conditions.
Sony 4k Ultra Short Throw Projector
Sony has developed a stylish new projector with a furniture-like design resembling a cabinet with a projector in the middle and speakers on either side. The Sony projector can be placed on the floor, against a wall, allowing for uninterrupted viewing as people walking past won’t cast any shadows. This projector displays a 4K ultra high-definition image up to 147-inches, bringing a cinema-like experience into your home. It all sounds great, but the projector is set to come at a high price.
Price: Not yet released