New Apple iPad, Moto 360 and Sony a7S II Digital Camera

New Apple iPad, Moto 360 and Sony a7S II Digital Camera

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On today’s Smart Homes Now! Blog,  we’re telling you about the new gadgets that were launched last week.

First off, Apple just released their newest iPhones and iPad but we’re more interested in the iPad.  Apple’s new iPad Pro has all the  features tablet users want: a 12.9 inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels and a new 64-bit A9X chip to run most applications.  But what sets this one apart is the the Apple Pencil and its new  Smart Keyboard.

They packed in the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard so the new iPad Pro can be used for office productivity and even advanced 3D design.

Apple iPad Pro

Yes, you read that right.  With the Apple Pencil, you can use it for fine art illustration and detailed 3D Design. The iPad Pro just became a graphics tablet.

The Smart Keyboard offers a full-sized keyboard in a thin design.   The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are purchased separately.

And here’s the thing.  We saw the same kind of product features years ago when Microsoft came out with the Surface. So there’s really nothing new about the iPad Pro except they might be able to achieve what Microsoft couldn’t: mass adoption.

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That’s that for office productivity.  If you want a device that’ll keep up with you as you exercise, then check out the Moto 360.  Its a wearable timepiece that can track your heart rate and act as a GPS as well. You can use this while you do your daily jogs and exercise routine as it has an activity tracker.  Pair this with the the Moto Body, its health and wellness app to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.  It also looks pretty snazzy.

Moto 360 Android Watch

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Finally, we’re excited about the latest Sony Digital camera.  The Sony a7S II is a mirrorless digital camera.

This is significant because mirrorless digital cameras allow users to swap lenses easily.

The Sony a7S II promises to offer  ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range plus 5-axis image stabilization for greater shooting control. The a7S II  can also be used to shoot in bright light and low light conditions.

It can record full-frame 4K video internally with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, the world’s first camera to achieve this capability.  The a7S II can record Full HD at120fps at 100Mbps[5] in full frame format. Users can  immediately review the clip on the camera screen.  Users can turn into appealing 4x/5x slow motion footage in Full HD (24p/30p) resolution.

a7S II (PRNewsFoto/Sony Electronics)

a7S II (PRNewsFoto/Sony Electronics)


The a7S II delivers sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600[1] thanks to the combination of its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine. Sony says that the sensor works to optimize the dynamic range across the entire ISO range, broadening the amount of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimizing noise in dark scenes. The BIONZ X processor features an upgraded image processing algorithm that maximizes the sensor’s capabilities overall, in particular at the mid-high end of the ISO scale, and results in extremely detailed still images and movies with minimal noise.

It also has new picture profile settings, 5-Axis Image Stabilization and  offers 169 AF points for fast  precise focusing. On top of that, it has  Fast Intelligent AF to detect contrast more easily and react speedily even in low-light situations.

It also has   the world’s highest viewfinder magnification[7] of 0.78x (roughly 38.5 degrees in diagonal field of view) and shows clear images across the entire display area.

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We’re hoping to see all of these during the holidays. Just in time for Christmas.