Frankfurt/Main The Desire 22 Pro, which is located in the middle class, is to form a team with HTC’s Vive Flow virtual reality glasses. Because it supports HDCP 2.2 and reverse wireless charging, it can send streaming service content to the glasses and charge them – both wirelessly.
The 6.6-inch display of the water and dust protected (IP67) Desire supports frame rates of up to 120 Hertz, the battery holds 4520 mAh. With Android 12.8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the 5G device, which weighs just under 206 grams, costs 399 British pounds (a good 460 euros) and will be available in the UK from August 1. HTC did not initially mention the availability in Germany.
Nikon-System camera for vloggers
The new Nikon Z 30 system camera is aimed specifically at video bloggers, who are now almost better known as vloggers. The APS-C sensor (21 megapixels), called the Nikon DX sensor, can film in Full HD (up to 25p) for up to 125 minutes at a time – if the battery is included and the temperature in the camera does not exceed 25 degrees. The Z 30 also films in 4K (30p) for shorter periods – up to 35 minutes.
On board are a rotatable and tiltable display, which also allows image control during filming, as well as Bluetooth, WLAN, HDMI and USB-C connection. Video recordings can be easily started via a button on the top of the camera. A built-in stereo microphone should provide good sound, but there is also a connector for an external microphone.
Of course, the Z 30 can also shoot photos, up to eleven frames per second in series. A self-portrait mode is also not missing.
Sales start in mid-July. The housing costs 800 euros. For example, for 1000 euros, Nikon offers a vlogging kit with a lens (for example, DX 16-50 mm VR) and a small tripod with an integrated Bluetooth remote control.
Fossil smartwatches with Alexa and blood oxygen sensor
Watch manufacturer Fossil has updated the hybrid version of its Gen-6 smartwatch. The watch, which combines an analog movement with an E-ink display, has now also received a sensor for measuring oxygen saturation in the blood as well as a micro. If necessary, the contact with voice assistant Alexa, who has now moved into the watch, runs on this.
The watch is available in two sizes: 45 mm (Machine) or 40.5 mm (Stella) diameter. With four case colors and different bracelets, there are various design combinations (229 to 259 euros). The watches cooperate with the smartphone via the Fossil smartwatch app.