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2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse

Lamborghini’s latest drool-machine is powered by a ferocious 425 kW V10 engine and thanks to large helpings of aluminium and carbon fibre, the Squadra Corse tips the scales at only 1340 kg - 70 kg lighter than the standard Gallardo LP 560-4. With this you can race to 200 km/h in a mere 10.4 seconds, onto a blink-and-you’ll miss top speed of around 320 km/h. More details surrounding the supercar will be announced at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. 

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Samsung Curved OLED TV

Besides boasting eye-catching curves, Samsung’s new 55" Curved OLED TV (KN55S9C) brings an end to the old problem of who has control over the TV. With its Multi View functionality it enables two users to simultaneously watch completely different full screen full HD content (in 2D or 3D), with corresponding audio. How? Multi View employs Samsung’s 3D Active glasses, which pack built-in personal speakers that offer full stereo sound. RRP: $9 000 Stateside. No local release info is available yet.

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Razer Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB gaming headset

Razer’s has release the Kraken 7.1 Surround Sound USB gaming headphones. The Kraken’s advanced virtual surround sound engine is capable of ultra-low latency audio processing, which perfectly simulates 360° surround sound. Gaming aural bliss comes at a cool R1 200.

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Bowers & Wilkins CM10 speakers

British audio aficionados Bowers & Wilkins’ (B&W’s) new flagship floorstanding loudspeaker - the CM10 - marries opulent design (Rosenut or Wengé real wood veneers) with phenomenal sound quality. The latter is due to its tweeter-on-top design which aids sound dispersion for a more natural, spacious sound. This design also creates enough space inside the speaker cabinet for a third bass driver to provide a more powerful bass punch. RRP: $4 000 (around R40 000) per pair.

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Casio G-Shock Twisted MT-G wrist watch

Casio’s G-Shock Twisted MT-G can take the knocks both outdoors and inside the most ferocious boardroom. The rugged but stylish chronograph timepiece boast Triple G Resist for shock, gravitational drop and centrifugal force resistance. It should be available in November in polished stainless steel ($900); black Ion plated stainless steel ($1 000); and a limited edition version boasting gold highlights and a red paneled bracelet band ($1 100).

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Canon PowerShot G16

Looking almost exactly like the G15 is the recently announced Canon G16 compact camera. The 12.1 megapixel camera boasts the company’s new DIGIC 6 image processor, a sensitivity range up to ISO 12 800 and up to a superb 9 fps shooting. New to the unit is full HD (1920 x 1080) 60p movie recording and also wireless connectivity - but is it enough to keep strong competition from Sony and Fujifilm in the premier compact market at bay? Stateside at least, you can expect to pay $550 (R5 500).

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Wacom Cintiq Companion

Wacom’s newly announced 13.3” Cintiq Companion tablet, aimed at creatives, boasts a luscious 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, 3rd generation Intel Core processor, a generous 8 GB of memory and Intel HD Graphics 4000. The tablet is accompanied by Wacom’s Pro Pen, which offers up 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and is compatible out the box with the likes of Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter. Users will be able to choose between a 256 GB SSD or a 512 GB capacity for a ‘mere’ $2 000 (R20 000) or $2 500 (R25 000) respectively.

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This article first appeared in TechSmart Magazine Issue 120 (September 2013).

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