Apple’s new iPad and lots more, including a folding USB plug, a 41MP smartphone camera and the world’s first Wi-Fi mouse.
Nokia 808 PureView
£TBA (around £500 SIM-free)
With most smartphone cameras hovering around the five or eight megapixel count, Nokia have announced the PureView, a smartphone with an absolutely massive 41 MP sensor. The PureView can produce simply jaw-droppingly detailed massive pictures, or it can compare groups of eight pixels to each other to produce one very accurate pixel - producing ultra-sharp and detailed 8 MP shots. Or you can zoom in digitally to a shot, without producing noticeable digital blur. What's the catch? Sadly, the PureView runs on Nokia Belle - an offshoot of their dying Symbian OS. Given consumer interest in the PureView though, expect Windows Mobile versions soon.
USB plug power chargers have become vital to everyday life. Chances are you need one most days as your smartphone battery starts to run dry, or your tablet gets used up, or even your game controller's battery life starts to go feeble. They're ubiquitous - but they're not exactly nice to look at, nor are they very portable. Not so designer Min-Kyu Choi's folding Mu. It folds up to a 14mm thick box that reduces plug size by 70 per cent. Then neatly unfolds to be used where and when you need it.
The new Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker makes every step you take a step toward better fitness, even on your busiest days. The Fitbit Ultra monitors your all-day activity to provide you with real-time feedback on steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed to encourage you to walk more and be more active.
It wirelessly uploads your data to Fitbit.com so you can gain deeper insight into your daily or monthly fitness and sleep levels with free online graphs and charts. On Fitbit.com, you can earn fitness badges, connect with friends to share and compete on fitness goals, or join the Fitbit community for advice and encouragement.
iBike Dash + Power
This is the first fully customisable touch screen controlled cycle computer. You choose the information you want to see and how you want to see it. It allows you to combine numbers, maps, graphs, and colours to personalise your iBike Dash screens. Want to look at your ride from another perspective? iBike Dash lets you flip back and forth between screens and important applications while you ride. Navigation is fast and easy and screens are easy to read at a glance so you can track your progress.
It utilises ANT+ wireless technology and sensors to collect your ride data, including speed and distance, and optional heart rate, and cadence. Already own an ANT+ sensor? The iBike Dash can read that too.
HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse
The world's first Wi-Fi mouse. HP's imaginatively named Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse delivers two specific benefits over its Bluetooth rivals. Firstly, improved battery life - the quoted lifespan of the mouse is "nine months" without a recharge, double that of comparable Bluetooth mice. Secondly, no need for a Bluetooth dongle or other external receiver (and even if your laptop has got built-in Bluetooth - chances are it's a serious battery drain compared to wi-fi - which is probably on already). On top of that, the Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse features a "sculpted shape to fit like a glove in your hand" - just like every other mouse on the market.
Black & Decker iShred BD-VS600
Shredders - they're the ugly box of the office world. Even most laser printers look prettier these days. The bandwagon-name-jumping iShred is the swan to a gaggle of ugly ducklings, though. Its "world's first" vertical design collects paper in the integrated base, and the iShred won't just take six sheets at a time, but can also destroy credit cards and chews through staples. On top of that, its design cuts out the danger of fingers meeting blades and simple light system warns you if you're overheating, full-up or overloading the blades. The catch? The product is currently only available via US mail order.