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Awards 2012 Special: The finalists Consumer Electronics Roberts

Roberts The RecordR DAB Radio The RecordR from Roberts, features a one touch record function enabling users to record direct from live FM and DAB radio direct to SD card. Consumers just need to insert an SD or SDHC card in to the side of the DAB/FM RDS digital radio, press and hold the PausePlus button and the station they are listening to can record up 24 hours or pause 60 minutes of live airtime enabling them to listen back at a later date. The radio also offers PausePlus, the revolutionary way to enjoy uninterrupted radio listening. With a single press of the PausePlus button users can put their favourite station on hold for up to 60 minutes.

Consumer Electronics Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note The Samsung Galaxy Note creates a new category of smartphone. A cross between a smartphone and a tablet, this hybrid device combines portability, power and versatility into one. The Note’s unique design and features make it the ideal on the go device. It is equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera and the pictures can be reviewed on its first-of-a-kind 5.3in Super AMOLED full touch screen. The Note’s advanced S pen technology allows pictures, presentations and schedules to be easily annotated, edited, cropped and shared. The S pen’s increased pressure sensitivity, with 128 levels of pressure, allows for meticulous precision and with the Note’s enhanced software, ideas can be created anywhere.

Consumer Electronics SPECIAL PRIZE

As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including the Sports DAB radio from Roberts.

Consumer Electronics Samsung

Samsung ES8000 TV with voice and gesture control The Samsung ES8000 is the first ever TV to feature Samsung’s Smart Interaction technology – an intuitive platform that uses gesture and voice control as well as facial recognition to control the TV. Smart Interaction complements the remote control and offers users greater choice and convenience in how they control their home entertainment experience. The ES8000’s picture quality immerses viewers in a more realistic and vivid entertainment experience. An 800 Clear Motion Rate delivers smoother motion, delivering faster moving images with awesome clarity, with spectacular 2D and 3D images in Full HD 1080p. The ES8000 TV is also futureproof with a port for a Smart Evolution Kits.


Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer The Personal 3D Viewer, HMZ-T1, is the world’s first 3D compatible Head Mounted Display equipped with high definition OLED panel. It is a wearable headset with twin OLED displays and simulated 5.1 surround sound – is a truly immersive way to enjoy movies and games in High Definition and 3D. Organic panels have a super fast response time of just 0.01 milliseconds, creating a smooth, natural video, even for fast-moving images in sports or games. Sony applied its OLED display and semiconductor silicon drive technology to develop 0.7 inch (diagonal 18.0mm), high definition OLED panel (1280 x 720).


Samsung DA-E750 Audiodock The DA-E750 Wireless Audio with Dock is Samsung’s first audio dock to feature exclusive hybrid valve amplifier technology. This technology combines the digital amplifier’s transparent clarity with the natural sound performance of valve amplifiers and produces the ultimate listening experience. The DA-E750 is also the industry’s first device with docking support for both Galaxy S smartphones as well as Apple iOS devices via its unique dual docking structure. The audio dock boasts impressive specifications, with a 2.1-channel speaker and powerful built-in subwoofer with 100 watts of sound, supporting music playback from: MP3, WMA and WAV files.

Samsung Samsung Series 7 Chronos notebook

Encased in a stunningly thin and compact aluminum chassis, the high-spec Samsung Series-7 Chronos with Intel’s Core i7 Quad Core embraces the ExpressCache technology that provides an extra 8GB of flash memory on the motherboard. This enables a faster start-up as well as increasing the overall performance. Web browsing is also two times faster* while the device takes just two seconds to wake up. Incorporating Samsung’s latest MaxScreen technology, the Series-7 Chronos enables users to experience up to an extra inch of immersive viewing without sacrificing mobility or portability because the 15in display is contained within the form factor traditionally associated with a 14in model.


As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including a Q2 Wi-Fi radio from Armour Electronics.

42 The Independent Electrical Retailer May 2012

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