Sunday 19 April 2015

The ten best touch-screen gadgets

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iPad 
A cross between a smartphone and a laptop - and much more besides - the iPad was described by Steve Jobs as a technological "game changer" (although he would say that, wouldn't he?). Already a big seller in the US, it's available here from the end of April. 
Price: TBC
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iPad A cross between a smartphone and a laptop - and much more besides - the iPad was described by Steve Jobs as a technological "game changer" (although he would say that, wouldn't he?). Already a big seller in the US, it's available here from the end of April. Price: TBC www.apple.com/ie
Pure Digital Sensia Radio The screen of this high-quality digital radio allows listeners to view and interact with programmes and podcasts through an easy-to-use interface. Online apps and wi-fi access to your own music add a new dimension to radio, making it actually... wireless. Price: £218.17
Logitech Harmony 1100 Forget juggling different controllers for TVs, DVDs and stereos - this universal remote does them all. And its 8.8cm (3.5in) colour screen, with customisable icons and controls, makes the Logitech stand out from other universal remotes on the market. Price: £299.95
Nintendo DSi XL Boasting a bigger screen and wider viewing angle than its predecessor, the DSi XL is designed for easier gaming and reading. A 3D-capable version is in development, and is expected to arrive by March 2011. Price: £165.99
Canon LEGRIA HF S21 This high-definition video camera has an 8.8cm (3.5in) LCD screen for access to touch tracking, focus and exposure modes, and a 64GB Dual-Flash memory, enough for more than 24 hours of HD movies. Price: £1,252.43
Epson Stylus Photo PX810FW Combining a printer, scanner, copier and fax in one machine, this versatile touch-screen printer creates lab-quality photos from anywhere in the house with its integrated wireless and ethernet capability. Price: £249.99
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Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR Packed with features including face recognition and an upload feature for Facebook and YouTube, this intuitive touch-screen digital camera should make taking and sharing perfect pictures that much easier. Out on 6 May. Price: £199.99 (Not yet released) Pre-order on Amazon
Acer Aspire Z5610 Stylish and affordable, this all-in-one PC has a 58.4cm (23-inch) high-definition screen with Windows 7 compliant multi-touch capability. With excellent picture quality, an integrated webcam and a 1,000GB hard drive, the Acer is good value for money at less than £900. Price: £836.59
iPhone 3GS The device that convinced us about touchscreens when it launched three years ago. Still the market leader, the iPhone outperformed other leading smartphones in a recent accuracy test. Plus, the new OS should breathe new life into handsets before the next hardware release. Price: Prepay: around €519 for 16GB model. Monthly contracts vary
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Sony PRS 600 Less pricey than the iPad but with the touch-screen technology that allows readers to "turn" pages with a finger (unlike the current Kindle model), the Sony PRS 600 is a good bet for an all-round ereader. Carries 350 ebooks, with a battery life of approximately 7,500 page turns. Price: £238.49

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