Gadget Buddies

Gadget Buddies

By Imran Khan

Cinema in a box

Ever attend a braai or a party and you have to pass your phone around so your friends and family can see a funny video or a picture? It gets worse when you pass your phone around for one image and suddenly your whole gallery is being explored. We know that feeling all too well and were glad to find out about mobile projectors. There are a variety of mobile projectors on the market that sport LED technology and accept a variety of inputs. These are very handy units for quick presentations, or sharing media with family and friends. We went in search of a quality example that wouldn’t break the bank. The price of the one we found will have you running to buy one.

“Smartphone Projector 2.0” has hit South Africa and caused a storm. It’s a box made from cardboard, finished in a luxurious matt finish laminate that contains a clever lens inside. To set it up all you have to do is insert your smartphone into the box and enjoy the show. No need for a power supply or any external accessories. The lens inside the box focuses the light emitted from your Smartphone screen to project it on any flat surface. We tried it out and were impressed. However, we would stick to slightly darkened spaces and for best results a flat monochrome wall seemed to work best. At just R295 (www.mantality.co.za) it’s a cool little gadget to have and very handy.

rAge gets an upgrade

The-floor-at-rAge-will-be-fGamers and technology enthusiasts look forward to rAge each year. It is a space where gaming, technology and geek culture come together. Some attend just for the nonstop LAN sessions; or for the exhibition where you can get great deals on games and hardware. This year rAge also gets an upgrade in its internet infrastructure, offering the fastest broadband. Internet Solutions, a Pan-African Telecoms service provider is a sponsor this year and are going to provide a record shattering 5 Gigabyte per second connection speed to rAge 2015. Greg Montjoie, Executive of Connectivity at Internet Solutions, says that this is a way to demonstrate their commitment to the local gaming community. Look forward to upgrades to both Area 51 and the NAG LAN space in the Dome.

rAge take will be taking place from the October 9 to 11 at Joburg’s TicketPro Dome. We would suggest booking early via Computicket.

Visit www.rageexpo.co.za for more information.