Vertu goes stellar with the Constellation
The Vertu Constellation is retailing for a bank-breaking $8500. Pick your jaw off the floor, did you honestly expect anything less from the premium smartphone makers? The Constellation is a handcrafted thing of beauty with its supple calf leather back, premium titanium casing, and luxurious sapphire crystal screen protection. Outwardly, there’s nothing to fault, but under the hood, the Constellation falls a little short of being a supernova phone with its Android 4.2, Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.7GHz processor and 720p display.
On the bright side though, there’s always Vertu’s exclusive concierge service to make you feel like a superstar.
Leica C by Audi Design
Leica ups its style quotient by working together with Audi Design on their first Wi-Fi and NFC integrated camera for your photo uploading convenience - the Leica C. As a result of a design match made in heaven, the Leica C looks as good as the pictures you can expect from its 12.8MP 1/1.7” MOS sensor and its Vario-Summicron 7x zoom lens. Available for $990 at Leica stores.
That’s not all. If you’re the type to play dress up with your camera, there’s a range of five accessories that includes a wrap around bag and even a clutch to team your Leica C with.
EZ-Link’s catty collaboration
Uninspired ez-link card artwork is now a thing of the past. Enter My EZ-Link Online Shop, a brand new virtual shopfront dealing in limited edition tapcards and ez-link inspired merchandise in the future. And to kick things off, they’ve released a line of 12 Hello Kitty-fronted cards with Sanrio. There are 8 classic ($15) and 4 limited edition ($20) designs in total to be released every two weeks.
So go on, hop on over to the store, purchase a kitty card and have it delivered to your lady love's address to score major brownie points. And for the first time ever in the local history of Hello Kitty paraphernalia, you don't even have to queue.
Go wild with GoPro’s new HERO3+ lineup
The new HERO3+ heritage packs more into less, featuring better battery life in a smaller design. The HERO3+ Black Edition ($580) comes with 30% better battery life, improved lens for sharper images, and a fresh SuperView video mode to capture your reckless abandon in all its wide-angled glory. But if you’re just looking for an upgrade to your HERO3: Silver Edition, the HERO3+ Silver Edition ($389) combines a 2x faster image processor with 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video into a doubled-up version of its former self, perfect for recording your epic Christmas vacation with.
Both action-packed cameras feature quicker Wi-Fi transfers of up to 4 times and new housing for more portable wielding.