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Meet the EcoSport, Ford’s latest urban adventure vehicle. Designed to handle whatever the
city throws at you, its high seating position and 200-mm ground clearance places you above
the crowd, while its size and agility will allow you to navigate through tight spots. Discover
urban adventure in your EcoSport.
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Small size, big kick
SAMSUNG HT-E8200 3D BLU-RAY
SMART SOUND BAR
Complementing the images you see on screen with the full
sound of 3D Sound Plus produced through your Home Entertainment System, the Samsung HT-E8200 Sound bar is the
way to go.
By analysing the depth of the 3D image, 3D Sound Plus
synchronises the sound to match the motion and depth of the
image. Now you can enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience.
Integrated Bluetooth technology seamlessly lets you transfer
all the tunes you want between your Samsung Home Entertainment System and your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone,
tablet or iPod. It’s easy to connect all your crystal-clear digital
entertainment to whatever device you’re watching or listening
to, regardless of which room you’re in.
With 400 W output 2.1 Channel (Virtual 5.1 channel) and
wireless subwoofer, wireless built-in LAN and Samsung Smart
Hub, this system is a must for modern home owners.
Available at Makro for R6 499.
Rich, rewarding viewing
SONY 46” W804
3D/INTERNET LED TV
Stunning picture quality is a given with this baby, whether you
are watching Blu-ray discs, TV broadcasts, web videos or even
low-resolution smartphone clips. Thanks to Sony’s X-Reality PRO
image processing engine, which draws on a vast database of
shapes, patterns, textures and colour, the result is beautifully
re-mastered images that are richer in colour and detail, regardless of source. Seamless connectivity options also allow you to
share content from your mobile devices easily on the BRAVIA
KDL-W804A’s big screen. Pairing hassles are a thing of the
past, thanks to Sony’s exclusive One-touch mirroring, allowing
you to view exactly what’s on your smartphone wirelessly. And
there’s sound quality to match, thanks to ultra-slim dual-driver
speaker that delivers powerful full-range sound to enhance your
TV enjoyment. A sophisticated acoustic isolation design prevents
sound energy from being distorted or lost inside the TV cabinet.
Available at Makro for R14 999.
Party on
SAMSUNG FS9000 PREMIUM HI-FI COMPONENT AUDIO SYSTEM
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Get the party started with the Samsung FS9000 Premium Hi-fi Component Audio System. Obviously, there’s
powerful (30 720 watt PMPO/2 650 watt RMS) sound and superior sound quality with super deep bass and
clear highs. But you can also see and feel the rhythm and beat thanks to this system’s unique features: Beat
Waving illuminates the speaker in sync with the music and 3D Beat Lighting perfectly flashes lights and patterns that flow with the music. You’ll transform any party place into the
atmosphere of your favourite club. Besides the visual effects, there are
aural equivalents that will liberate your DJ creativity, too. Share and mix
your music with seven different effect modes, such as Flanger, Chorus,
WahWah and Panning. In addition, you can play your favourite tracks and
DJ mixes wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet and
PC, or plug and play your favourite music directly from your USB device.
Designed for you to freely control each effect to enhance the sound of the
music and party, this easy-to-use feature has the ability to play multiple
effects simultaneously.
Available at Makro for R9 999.
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Simple sharing
GOPRO ACTION CAMERA
SILVER EDITION
Not only is the Hero3 Silver Edition 20 per cent smaller
and 15 per cent lighter than previous models, it’s also 2x
more powerful. That makes it the most advanced Silver
Edition camera yet. Wearable, gear-mountable and waterproof to 40 metres, the Hero3 Silver Edition captures
professional-quality video at resolutions up to 1080 p
and 10 MP photos at up to 10 frames per second. With
4x faster Wi-Fi, enhanced low-light performance, 30 per
cent longer battery life and compatibility with all GoPro
mounts and accessories, the Hero3 Silver Edition makes
capturing and sharing your life easier than ever.
Available at Makro: silver R4 299; white R3 399.
A tablet for gamers and
social butterflies
10” LENOVO TABLET
Share your viewing experience
HISENSE XT780 SERIES
As tablets have continued their march into the mainstream,
increasing demand for devices with larger screens has raised
the bar for tablet makers. Lenovo has responded with the
S6000, a sleek and powerful option for customers looking
for a device that switches seamlessly from entertainment to
social media and beyond. Powered by the MTK 8389/8125
1.2 GHz quad-core processor, the S6000 shines as a multimedia and gaming tablet fronted by a 10” IPS 1280x800 display with a wide, 178-degree viewing angle, micro HDMI port
and digital microphone. The S6000 also offers a number of
additions to optimise its performance as a connectivity tool for
social networkers, including optional HSPA+ and a substantial
battery that allows for more than eight hours of continuous
Wi-Fi web browsing. Even with all these specifications, the
S6000 does not lose track of style and convenience; it is
all tied together in a super slim (8.6 mm) and light (560 g)
frame that feels good and helps you look the part.
Available at Makro.
With a solid structure and elegant design, the HiSense
XT780 TV makes a great addition to any home. The full-HD
display is bright and clear, and an optimised user interface
makes navigation very user friendly. The HiMedia function
takes you to a separate screen DNLA device hook up where
you can upload photos and videos. Hit the Social button on
the remote and a window on the side will appear with Facebook and Twitter tags. No need for smartphones or laptops
– if you’re watching it on the XT780, you can share it. The
remote is two-sided with a QWERTY keyboard and function
buttons on the front. The overall feeling of the XT780 is that
it gives you exactly what you want, when you want it.
Available at Makro.
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A revolution in gaming on the go
PS VITA ACTION
& ADVENTURE BUNDLE
Join the handheld gaming revolution with PS Vita, the next
generation portable entertainment system from PlayStation.
Experience fully immersive gameplay with intuitive dual-analogue sticks that give you the ultimate in gaming control. Enjoy a revolutionary new way to control
actions and complete challenges with a touch of your finger on the stunning five-inch OLED screen.
Games, action and experiences are brought to life with levels of stunning colour and definition
never-before-seen in portable gaming. Touch, tilt and steer your way through adventures, plus enjoy
endless ways to manipulate your environment, interact with characters and utilise in-game tools.
The PlayStation Vita represents a whole new dimension in portable gaming.
Available at Makro for R2 799.
Balanced performer
ACER ICONIA A1
Viewing music videos, gaming or browsing online are a breeze for the balanced, full-featured
and sleek (11,1 mm thick) Acer Iconia A1. Its quad-core processor ensures smooth performance with any media and its 7,9-inch HD screen with IPS technology provides consistent
images, colour and brightness from a viewing angle of up to 170 degrees. The rear camera
takes 5 MP photos and 1080 p video; the front-facing camera is ideal for video chats.
Gaming becomes more realistic and immersive, too, with gyroscopic activation that senses
your movement more precisely and responds more efficiently when you tilt the device.
Acer’s innovative Touch WakeAPP gesture allows you to wake up the tablet by touching
the display with a 5-finger or 2-thumb gesture, so you can access your favourite app straight
from sleep mode. The Iconia A1 tablet provides 7 hours HD video playback and comes with
a Micro SD slot and USB 2.
Available at Makro for R3 699.
Exquisite design can be practical
ASUS CI3 TOUCH LAPTOP
The ASUS Vivo book S550CA-CJ037H is crafted for
multitasking and multimedia wherever you go, and it’s
clad in exquisite design.
Brushed hairline aluminium textures offer high
durability and an elegant look, with a sleek form that
integrates hard drive storage and an optical drive –
it’s perfect for work and entertainment. Adding to its
compact-style finesse, the chiclet keyboard and smartgesture oversized palmrest afford intuitive input, with
Super Hybrid Engine II ensuring you’re always back on
in just two seconds.
Available at Makro for R7 499.
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Get it all in one
ACER ASPIRE Z3
Fitting the finest hardware seamlessly into your life isn’t an easy task
to accomplish. But that’s been Acer’s mission – and it’s led to the
creation of an extraordinary all-in-one desktop PC that is great to look
at and fantastic to use.
With tilting Full HD touch screen featuring optional 10-point
multi-touch and gesture control, the Aspire Z Series offers the most
natural, intuitive and immersive way to explore and enjoy everything
Windows 8 has to offer, simply by moving your hand. The screen can
be tilted up to 30 degrees so it’s easier for anyone to get a comfortable view – and the HD webcam can also be tilted back 20 degrees,
too, so you’re always in focus whenever you call your friends or family.
You can even wirelessly connect your Android mobile device to the
Aspire Z3 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and control it remotely.
Available at Makro for R10 999.
Everything moms want.
Everything kids will love
LEAPPAD ULTRA
It’s got the graphics, the camera and the looks. But LeapPad
Ultra is a kid-tough tablet. Built from the inside-out just for
kids, it has child-friendly controls, an ultra-tough frame and a
screen designed for a kid’s light touch. LeapPad Ultra is the
only child tablet with LeapSearch powered by Zui – a secure
browser that lets kids explore the content they love.
Enjoy instant access to the same outstanding library that
works with all of the company’s educational tablets: 800-plus
fun apps, games, videos, ebooks, music and more. With
games that automatically adjust to your child’s level, kids stay
challenged and inspired to learn. With so many ways to create and explore, LeapPad Ultra is the ultimate kids’ tablet to
inspire a love of learning.
Available at Makro for R1 999 each.
the perfect PC companion
ACER C120 PROJECTOR
Portability is key to today’s urban warriors – and the Acer
C120 projector is a perfect fit. Weighing only 180 g, it is
light and small enough so you can take it wherever, whenever you need to.
What’s more, its Power Over USB feature allows the USB
cable to transfer both AC power and the display signal from
notebook to projector. (Connecting the AC adaptor enables
higher-brightness (100 lumen) presentations.)
Running costs are kept to a minimum thanks to its LED
lamp. With a 20 000-hour lifespan, the LED reduces cost
and delivers an always-available light source with an instant
on/off capability: the projector is ready to be used in 5
seconds.
And speaking of speedy performance, the C120’s USB 3.0
connectivity transfers data up to 10x faster than previousgeneration USB 2.0, enhancing image brightness and quality.
Available at Makro for R3 699.
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organise and access your digital life
SEAGATE CENTRAL HARD DRIVE
Compact powerhouse
CANON 100D TWIN LENS KIT
Connect Seagate Central to your Wi-Fi router to organise
and back-up all your content on one device that you can
access from anywhere. Furthermore, you can automatically
back-up multiple PC and Mac computers; wirelessly stream
your centralised media library to gaming consoles, media
players and smart TVs; access content on-the-go with a web
browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones; and
enjoy a unique Samsung Smart TV app featuring enhanced
media navigation.
You can’t enjoy what you can’t find. But when you load your
photos, movies, music and documents onto Central, all your
files will be organised in one spot where they’re easy to access. It makes your digital life super simple.
A compact and responsive DSLR to take everywhere, the
18-megapixel Canon EOS 100D delivers superb photos and
video. It features an optical viewfinder and intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to take control of exposure,
focusing, sound and more. Video Snapshot mode is perfect
for capturing edited movie sequences in-camera; you can
shoot high-quality video at resolutions up to Full-HD (1080 p).
Track and shoot fast moving subjects at 4 fps while taking advantage of nine AF points to focus swiftly and accurately, even
with off-centre subjects. Hybrid CMOS AF II provides continuous focusing during shooting; that’s ideal for keeping moving
subjects sharp.
The 100D Twin lens bundle consists of a 100D body; 18 to
55 mm IS STM lens; 55 to 250 mm IS lens; 32 GB Sandisk
SD card; and Lowepro Event Messenger Bag.
Available at Makro.
Available at Makro; the Canon EOS 100D is priced at R10 499.
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SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB3
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab3 has been fine-tuned for your multimedia pleasure. The luxurious 10,1-inch screen showcases
everything that is great about this tablet, from its enhanced
cameras to the latest Jelly Bean OS. Whether you’re being
delighted by the amped-up media experience or savouring
the incredibly smooth user interface, the GALAXY Tab 3
works like a dream, delivering the most advanced performance in a sublimely sleek form. Easy to grasp and a
pleasure to operate, this newest tablet is the slimmest and
lightest ever. See for yourself how it measures up.
Available at Makro.
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Measure up
SAMSUNG NX1100 MIRRORLESS
DIGITAL TWIN LENS BUNDLE
Customised for the NX System, the brand-new, professional-grade, 20,3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
produces images that rival those of any premium DSLR. Each individual pixel has a large sensor
area and receives more light, guaranteeing low noise levels, high dynamic range and accurate
colour differentiation. The higher sensitivity allows you to shoot during low-light situations without
graininess or other noise. The new sensor provides full HD video output capabilities.
The camera is extremely portable and the perfect travel companion. The lightweight body also
makes it easier to shoot stills or video for longer periods of time.
The exterior of the NX1100 is just as impressive. The modern and sleek body adds another
layer of elegance and sophistication to something that’s usually more functional than beautiful.
The NX1100 Twin lens bundle consists of: NX1100 body; 20 to 50 mm lens, 50 to 200 mm
lens; 16 GB Lexar SD card; Adobe Lightroom 4 and Samsung pouch.
Available at Makro for R6 499.
DStv2.0
DSTV EXPLORA
Become a machining maestro
CNC INSTRUMENTS
The new DStv Explora has one central menu with all content
and settings centrally available. It is more aesthetically attractive than before, and can record up to 220 hours of content.
Discover, store and enjoy content like never before; the Box
Office, DStv catch up and Playlist options offer more content
availability and recording of all your favorite series.
On DStv catch up, the available series, sports and movies
availability have been increased to allow more flexibility for the
executive at work.
Additional search options have been added for ease of use,
and a new remote with more shortcut buttons allows for a
more seamless user experience.
The technology in CNC machines allows almost anyone to become
a master craftsman in a matter of hours with very little training.
Bench-top CNC platforms bring hi-tech robots into your home at
a reasonable cost and with incredible capability. What’s more,
only basic PC knowledge and a little practice with the materials
and cutting bits is needed to turn you into a maestro of machining
capability. The software will allow you to quickly extract code from
pictures, clipart and vector files or to create your own models in
CAD programs like AutoCAD, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and
Solidworks. For complex 3D-model cutting, a programme that
creates a tool path for the machine in full three dimensions from a
3D CAD model is Deskproto. This offers low-cost rapid prototyping
for everyone using a wizard to allow even the greenest operator to
create amazing projects using these machines.
Available at Makro for R2 499.
For more information, visit www.cnc-step.co.za or contact CNC
Instruments on 073 277 6582 or 079 884 8453.
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the ultimate desktop
APPLE IMAC
Sit down in front of an iMac and something incredible happens: the
world around you seems to disappear and you lose yourself in the big,
beautiful display. To create an experience this immersive, we pushed
every limit, rethought every detail and advanced iMac in the most astonishing ways. Powered by fourth-generation Intel Core processors, this
iMac is the fastest yet. Every model in the lineup comes standard with
a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and the latest NVIDIA graphics, an
advanced Fusion Drive option and much more. The gorgeous iMac display looks great from any seat in the house. A technology called in-plane
switching (IPS) gives you a bright picture with excellent colour from
nearly any angle. LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness
with no waiting. So you’re always ready to share that vacation slideshow
with the family. No desktop has ever brought so much to the table.
Available at Makro for R16 499.
No gadgets, no gizmos, just you!
XBOX 4GB KINECT
FIFA 14 BUNDLE
Crystal-clear viewing delight
SAMSUNG 55” FHD 3D
SMART LED TV (F6800)
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Xbox Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. With Kinect,
technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us
shine. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off
the couch and moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick
it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Controllerfree gaming means full body play. Kinect responds to how you
move. So if you have to kick, then kick. If you have to jump,
then jump. You already know how to play. All you have to do
now is get off the couch.
Available at Makro for R3 499.
Explore a world of new entertainment with the Samsung
F6800 Series 6 LED TV. Thanks to Samsung’s Smart Hub,
you can discover and enjoy online content and services. You
can even download apps to your Samsung Smart TV through
Samsung Apps. Meanwhile, the stunning Full HD picture quality
is enhanced by technology like Clean View and Wide Colour Enhancer Plus to deliver outstanding clarity. And, with its elegant
design, your new Smart TV is sure to be an attractive addition
to any home.
Enjoy the next level of unmatched picture quality with the
new Samsung Smart TV. Samsung’s Clear Motion Rate is able
to generate clearest motion graphics through the backlight
technology in the TV’s panel.
Get in right where the action is. Samsung’s Smart Hub creates the best environment for top notch entertainment. With
games, apps, videos and music, you will never feel bored. Enjoy
great apps from your Samsung Smart TV. And even access
photos, videos and clips on all compatible devices like a smartphone, tablet, a PC or a camera.
Available at Makro for R17 999.
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less is more
IPAD MINI
The iPad mini makes one thing clear: its 7,9-inch display more than
measures up to the complete iPad experience. At just 7,2 mm, it’s
pencil thin and almost unbelievably light, so you can easily hold it in
the palm. View web pages in Safari. See where you are and what’s
around you using Maps. Flick through your photos and watch videos
in vivid detail. And wave hello to the family on a FaceTime call. The
iPad mini display uses the same LED backlight technology as iPad
to give you plenty of pop per square inch. Plus it’s perfectly sized
to work with hundreds of thousands of apps for iPad. A beautiful
display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with
1 080 p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and the all-new design and all-new features of iOS 7 add up to the fact that iPad mini is
an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form.
Available at Macro.
Be Smart and avoid traffic.
It’s Simple
DIAL DIRECT
If you spend most of your life in traffic, you need the Simple,
Smart touch that Dial Direct offers.
We believe in making your life better in whichever way we can,
and that’s why we offer great insurance that thinks about you.
By including a TomTom Go400 with your Dial Direct comprehensive vehicle-insurance policy, you’ll dodge traffic, avoid
unnecessary wear and tear on your car and spend more time
doing the things you actually enjoy.
Our Simple, Smart philosophy is all about you, your safety
and getting the most out of your insurance, which is why you’ll
appreciate features likes 3D Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic
Updates and 3 Months Speed Cameras.
It’s really just about going the simple route to getting
smart insurance.
Limited offer. Ts and Cs apply. Savings amount is based on independent research. Lifetime traffic report function connects to
cellular mobile’s data. Data not included. While stocks last. Dial
Direct is an authorised financial services provider (FSP licence
number: 15259).
Make the most of the festive season with Bisquit
BISQUIT COGNAC
A luxury set of Bisquit Cognac VS Classique cognac with a balloon
glass from the award-winning House of Bisquit Cognac will make the
perfect Christmas gift. True to the philosophy that time is what you
make it, Bisquit Cognac is the longest distilled cognac in the world and
is aged meticulously in French oak at the beautiful Chateau Bisquit, in
the heart of the Cognac region. Each variant in its core range, the VS,
VSOP and XO, boasts international awards. After its recent string of
medals at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition, Bisquit is
now the only cognac brand in the world to have won medals for each
variant for five consecutive years.
The Bisquit Cognac VS gift pack comes with a balloon glass while the
Bisquit Cognac VSOP gift set is accompanied by two balloon glasses.
Bisquit VS R299; Bisquit VSOP R499 at selected stores.
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technology with humanity
INFINITI INTOUCH TECHNOLOGY
TM
The Infiniti Q50 brings with it a new wave of technology for the brand. The vehicle
will come standard with Infiniti InTouchTM technology – a system that will personalise your Q50 and make you feel at home very time you climb into the vehicle.
Infiniti InTouchTM integrates your digital life in a system that responds naturally
to your touch. Touch, tap or swipe to navigate email, stream music, catch up on
social media and more. You can also do a Google search or access some of your
other favourite apps, and with the customisation of Infiniti InTuition, it remembers
your personal app selection in the system.
It also allows for favoured driving position (seats, steering column,
exterior mirrors), climate control, navigation routes and options, and
preferences for communication, entertainment and information functions
to be set and stored. All this and more in the new Infiniti Q50.
Discover more at www.infinitiq50.co.za
Crystal-clear sound at your fingertips
KICKER AMPHITHEATRE
The Amphitheatre was the first KICKER system to certifiably dock iPad, iPhone
and iPod media players, and now it connects with any Bluetooth-enabled
media device as well. It is also the first that allows users to download the free
KickStart app from either iTunes or Google Play. KickStart features complete
audio customisation, social-media integration and specific Bluetooth elements
such as Auto Connect, Auto Play and Priority List.
Resembling the open-air musical venue for which it’s named, the 50-watt
Amphitheatre delivers rich, live-performance sound and legendary KICKER
bass response with its six-inch, square-reflex subwoofer and powerful internal
amplifier with digital signal processing. Music is instantly brought to life with
stunning five-inch mid-bass speakers and 3/4-inch, silk-dome tweeters. The
Amphitheater’s overall sound is the result of four years of precise tuning in
KICKER’s acoustic labs.
Visit www.planetworld.co.za or call 0861 656 463 to order.
the coolest gadget in town
PARROT AR DRONE 2.0 POWER EDITION
Take off with the new Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition this festive season and experience a
new look quadricopter. The new Power Edition is controlled using a smartphone or tablet and
has a sleek new hull design, colourful propellers and extended battery life.
Customise your AR Drone 2.0 to make it an even more exclusive flying machine. In addition,
to the standard black propellers, the Power Edition has three extra sets including, blazing red,
fiery orange and cool blue, not to mention a revamped hull to give the AR Drone a more menacing look.
The Power Edition also includes two new HD batteries with
a combined flying time of 36 minutes which will allow you to
release your full potential and become the master of the sky!
Available from www.thegadgetshop.co.za or www.smac.co.za
for R4 899, which includes a saving of R700 on accessories.
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Groundbreaking smartphone tech
SONY XPERIA Z1
The elegant, five-inch Z1 is the latest addition to Sony’s premium Z series of products and brings Sony’s proven world-class technologies to the smartphone like never before – including the very best of Sony’s camera expertise. Xperia Z1 features Sony’s award-winning
“G Lens” with a 27 mm wide angle and bright f2.0 aperture, custom-made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile
with 20,7 megapixels and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. The combination of these technologies delivers the same level
of quality and performance as a conventional compact digital camera in a slim, waterproof smartphone. Indeed, independent testing has
confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones.
Beautiful design
The Z1 includes all of the features consumers have come to expect of a Sony
smartphone. Its stunning looks combine Sony’s acclaimed OmniBalance design with
premium materials and precision engineering in a slim waterproof and dust-resistant smartphone (IP55 and IP58). A solid one-piece aluminium frame with tempered
glass on the front and back ensures beauty and durability as well as a consistent
viewing experience from any angle.
Amazing speed
Xperia Z1 features the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with
2,2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE to provide a seamless connected entertainment experience, industry-leading battery performance and amazing speed. The
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features the latest GPU and dual ISP for
incredible graphics, 3D games and videos. The Xperia Z1 also includes a 3 000
mAh battery for a high battery performance. Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode automatically turns off functions to save power when you don’t need them and restarts
them when you do.
Companion products
The Z1 is supported by an ecosystem of innovative companion products and accessories. All are underpinned by Sony’s one-touch functions with NFC technology that
will number approximately 100 compatible products by the end of the year including TVs, headphones, audio speakers, tablets, and more. Key products include:
• QX10/QX100: High-performance lens-style cameras designed for mounting on
smartphones and operated through the smartphone screen – a perfect partner
for the Z1.
• Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M: An intelligent accessory that helps Xperia Z1
detect smiles and capture special moments without needing to hold the handset.
• Smartphone Tripod SPA-MK20M: A versatile tripod perfect for extra stability
when taking pictures or capturing video.
KEY SPECS
• Sony’s “G Lens”: A lens with f2.0 and wide angle 27 mm as well as 3x
clear image zoom.
• 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 20,7 MP:
high-sensitivity sensor capturing huge amounts of detail for sharp, crisp
images, even in low-light conditions.
• Dust and water-resistant.
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2,2 Ghz processor, 4G LTE
• Memory: RAM 2 GB, Flash memory up to 16 GB, Expansion
slot microSD™ card, up to 64 GB.
• Available in black and white colour variants.
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Creativity with a twist
CANON POWERSHOT N
This camera offers a different approach to capturing creative, spontaneous photos and sharing them instantly with social networks. The
unconventional square design, innovative zoom and shoot operation
lens rings and tilting touch screen encourage you to capture your
world from a fresh angle, while the new Creative Shot mode automatically generates a selection of creative treatments with every shot
taken. The perfect smartphone companion, the PowerShot N has
been designed to simplify image sharing with intuitive Wi-Fi connectivity,
allowing you to share high-quality, artistic images and full HD videos in
near real-time.
Exceptional speed
and responsiveness
CANON POWERSHOT S120
Canon’s PowerShot S120 demonstrates the company’s unparalleled expertise in image processing and lens design. Built to
offer an exciting new level of image quality and performance
for Canon’s advanced compact range, the PowerShot S120
boasts impressive speed and responsiveness.
At the heart of this model is Canon’s new DIGIC 6 image
processor, which allows users to expand their photographic
range and take stunning images in a wide variety of challenging
situations. Canon’s HS System combines the DIGIC 6 processor
along with a 12,1 megapixel 1/1.7 type high-sensitivity CMOS
sensor to deliver images with wider dynamic range, low noise
and high levels of detail – even in low-light conditions, courtesy
of sensitivity up to ISO 12 800.
PowerShot N key features:
• Creative Shot
• Unique design
• 8x zoom, 28 mm lens; Intelligent IS
• HS System: 12,1 MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5
• Wi-Fi, GPS via mobile
• Mobile device connect button
• Any way up operation; tilt-up touchscreen
• Full HD video capture
• Hybrid auto; Smart auto (58 scenes).
PowerShot S120 key features:
• 24 mm, f/1.8, 5x zoom lens
• HS System: 12,1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6
• Intelligent IS with 5-axis movie stabilisation
• Superfast: up to 9.4 fps
• 7,5 cm touch screen
• Lens control ring, full manual and RAW
• Full HD (60 fps)
• Wi-Fi, GPS via mobile
• Star Mode
• Optional 40 m waterproof case.
Compact, powerful and versatile
CANON POWERSHOT SX280
Desirable and technologically superb, the SX280 combines the company’s brand new
DIGIC 6 image-processing technology with a 20x optical zoom, making this model the
ideal travel companion. It records everything from panoramic landscapes to family
holidays in stunning detail and full HD 60p video. Shooting and sharing high-quality
images on the move is also easy, thanks to integrated Wi-Fi function, which allows
instant connectivity with other devices such as tablets, PCs and smartphones.
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Powershot SX280 key features:
• 20x zoom, 25 mm lens
• HS System: 12,1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 6
• Intelligent IS, Enhanced Dynamic IS
• Wi-Fi
• Full HD (60 fps)
• 7,5 cm PureColor II G LCD
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GPS with A-GPS
Hybrid auto, Smart auto
Manual, AV and TV modes
High-speed shooting
Optional waterproof case
For more info, visit www.canon.co.za
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one (HD) pic ahead of the competition
ION AIR PRO ACTION CAMERA
Control your drive
TOMTOM GO 5000
Aimed at professional and amateur photographers, adventurers,
adrenaline junkies and recreational sports enthusiasts alike, this
product offers users very clear advantages:
• One of the lightest Wi-Fi-enabled HD Action cameras at just 130 g.
• No raincoat required; it’s waterproof to 10 metres and comes
complete with a waterproof microphone to enable high-quality
audio while offering protection from the elements.
• No strings attached – includes the iON Wi-Fi PODZ for real
time shoot-and-share capability.
• One finger to the competition – simple-to-use one-touch function
allows simultaneous camera start and record, all with one finger.
• Long life – 1 800 mAmp battery booster allows camera unit
to charge twice without the need for an external power source
to provide over seven hours of battery life.
• Wide-angle lens records in HD with a field view of up to
170 degrees.
• HD recording up to 1 080-pixel video resolution.
• Five-megapixel stills that can be sequenced one at a time,
three in one second or one photo every 10, 20 or 30
seconds to create amazing step-photo video.
• Free Cloud storage – 8 GB of free Cloud storage will be
provided with every iON Air Pro camera.
Completely redesigned to put you in control of your drive, the
all new TomTom GO 5000 helps you make the smartest driving
decisions by knowing precisely what is going on around you and
what lies ahead. This device includes maps for all African countries plus free lifetime traffic services (available only in SA) and
maps. With single line search and a database that includes all
the new and old street names, getting to your destination really
is easier and quicker than ever before. Interactive Maps put the
world at your fingertips: simply zoom in and out on the extralarge 13 cm touchscreen to find and explore places on the map
with your fingertips. Tap on the map to get an instant route to
your destination and see buildings and landmarks in stunning
3D. The world’s biggest database of real travel times is built
into every TomTom device, so you’ll get the fastest routes and
most accurate arrival times. Advanced lane guidance clearly
shows which lane to take at junctions, so you don’t miss your
turning. On the most difficult highway intersections, realistic 3D
representation of the junction keeps you relaxed and safe.
Available at Makro for R3 799.
Available at Makro. The Air Pro WiFi costs R4 499 and the
Air Pro Wifi Lite R2 999.
Power to your pedal
POWERBOX AND PEDALBOX BY DIESEL TORQUE
Need more oomph from your vehicle? Cost of fuel driving you crazy?
Before you throw in the towel and invest in a bicycle, consider the Powerbox, which is claimed to increase power and torque by up to 30 per cent and
improve fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent.
The Powerbox comes in a handy DIY kit complete with instructions (for the
less enthusiastic, a national dealer network can help install the system). An
add-on, the Pedalbox, is said to improve throttle response.
The system is compatible with turbodiesels and normally aspirated or
turbocharged petrol engines. Trucks and tractors are covered, too. Imported
from Germany, the components are of the highest-quality materials and carry
a lifetime warranty.
Price: from R1 995 to R5 495 for the Powerbox and R2 250 for the Pedalbox.
Check out the Powerbox and Pedalbox at www.dieseltorque.co.za, www.petrolpower.co.za, www.chiptuning.com, and www.pedalbox.com; alternatively, call
021 556 6463 or 082 379 6141.
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Mobile mechanic
GS-911 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
There’s something immensely comforting about an electronic device that functions like a personal
physician for your BMW motorcycle, especially when you’re preparing for a cross-country adventure far from service centres and other mod-cons. Meet the GS-911, a specialised diagnostic
tool that employs an intelligent electronic interface in combination with Windows PC software to
perform it’s magic.
In essence, it’s a unique combination of software and hardware that allows the rider to communicate with the control modules of a motorcycle in a safe and controlled manner. It can read
and clear fault codes, view and log real-time values (sensor inputs and outputs), reset service
reminders and adaption values, and perform component output tests. Versatility is assured by
software for most mobile phones, including BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Andriod, making it
sufficiently portable for any road trip.
Whether you’re a long-distance rider, a weekend adventurer, a technician or simply a BMW rider
who’s intent on knowing it all, you can’t go wrong with the USB and Bluetooth-enabled GS-911 BLU
Enthusiast, which retails for R2 995 (a professional version is also available).
Visit www.hexdiagnostics.co.za or call 021 850 0650.
31% more power, 15% less fuel
RACECHIP
Our popular chip-tuning modules, RaceChip®, RaceChip® Pro2
and RaceChip® Ultimate have been developed by our
engineers to increase engine power without compromising
vehicle components.
Our products will delight you. You can install them yourself
in a few minutes and RaceChip®’s supplemental control unit
provides many vehicles with turbodiesel or turbopetrol engines
a power increase of up to 31%. At the same time, you can
save up to 1,5 litres of fuel per 100 km. Our database
covers over 2 800 vehicles that can fit RaceChip® power boxes.
Racechip reads data from the engine-control unit in real
time and optimises many characteristics. This data includes
items such as injection timing, injection quantity, injection
pressure, boost pressure and air mass.
light the way
PHILIPS X-TREMEVISION
HIGH-PERFORMANCE GLOBE
Are your car’s headlamps too dim? Do road hazards present a
bigger risk than they should? Perhaps it’s time for an upgrade.
The new Philips X-tremeVision High-Performance Globe is
based on unique filament design and optimised geometry. XtremeVision uses a quartz glass burner and high-pressure gas
filling for optimal lifetime.
Thanks to this unique technology, X-tremeVision boasts
100% more light on the road compared with standard products, offering maximum visibility on the road.
XtremeVision is available in sizes H1, H4 and H7 from Autozone
retailers nationwide.
Contact: Denis cell 083 629 5200 or email denis@racechip.co.za
Website: www.racechip.co.za. RaceChip® units are priced
from R4 500.
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Continuous innovation
KIA CERATO 5
At the core of the engineering philosophy at KIA Motor Corporation is “continuous innovation”. It’s what drives the consequent
surprise associated with every line of KIA vehicles produced and
no more spectacular is the manifestation than with the optimally
turned out new Cerato 5. It continues to do its roots of “continuous surprise” proud.
The latest creation from the desk of Peter Schreyer, KIA’s legendary chief design officer, the new Cerato 5 is immediately recognisable by its distinctive tiger-nose grille, and with its clipped
rear overhang, the car looks poised and athletic. In profile,
it’s sleek and purposeful, with a sense of fluidity that’s strongly
coupé. In an uninspired world of automotive carbon copies, the
new Cerato 5 truly holds its own in its segment.
Depending on the model, the new Cerato comes with climate
control, tilt/telescopic steering column, paddle shifters for the
automatic model and and two-memory 10-way power adjustment
for the driver’s seat.
Steering wheels can also carry audio and cruise control and
selections for the comprehensive trip data computer.
High-intensity discharge headlamps mark the road ahead;
front and rear-parking radar takes care of the close-range stuff;
and flashing taillights will signal heavy braking.
It also offers the unique FlexSteer system with which the driver
can choose from a variety of steering feedback options, including
Sport, Normal and Comfort. The latter is the steering at its lightest setting, which is used primarily for easy manoeuvring when
parking, as well for city driving. Normal mode is medium steering
effort, with Sport mode the heaviest setting.
To avoid nasty surprises, the Cerato boasts a six-sensor parkdistance control with rear-view mirror camera display.
It sports a comprehensive and intuitive 110 mm colour information screen with Bluetooth phone connection and five-star
crash-protection ratings from the US and Australia, assisted by
best-in-class braking.
The new Cerato has an improved suspension and an upgraded
powertrain line-up that delivers class-leading performance and fuel
economy.
By extending the wheelbase and completely rethinking the use of
space, every occupant will enjoy the new Cerato’s roomy interior.
Soft-touch materials and carbon-pattern embossing are among the
finishing touches that give the entire cabin a high-quality, modern feel.
Featuring an intuitive instrument and switch layout, the driverorientated cockpit is the perfect blend of functionality and style. The
centre fascia is angled towards the driver by nine degrees, while the
distinctive wave-like motif of the dashboard completes the overall look.
There’s quite a bit more that continues to surprise about the
new Cerato 5. Give it a test drive and see for yourself.
For more info, visit www.kia.co.za
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Painting the world blue
BLUEMOTION
Volkswagen has implemented a multitude of strategies to make more
efficient cars, proving that small changes can make a big difference.
THINK BLUE.
Volkswagen’s Think Blue. initiative
is not only about creating efficient
vehicles, vehicle technologies and
a cleaner manufacturing process.
The idea is also there to encourage
people to think differently about the
way they live their lives. It’s a way
of encouraging everyone to play an
active role and address social and
cultural issues that affect or have
an effect on the environment.
For Volkswagen South Africa, it
means that the vehicles it
manufactures have to be built on
a state-of-the-art efficient production line. The Uitenhage factory
has, since the launch of Think Blue.
a few years ago, used less water,
reduced its solvent and CO2 emissions, lessened its overall waste
and has used less energy by looking
to alternative sources. Such has
been the success of the Think Blue.
campaign that the factory was
awarded two environmental awards
for waste reduction.
Volkswagen South Africa recognises that there are other ways
of making this world a greener
(bluer?) place. Volkswagen South
Africa has embarked on a long-term
partnership with the Dyer Island
Conservation Trust in Gansbaai
under the Think Blue Environment
pillar. The DICT is world renowned
for its groundbreaking great white
shark research and protection of
the Marine Big 5 in the Overstrand
Bay area.
BLUEMOTION
The primary goal of BlueMotion technologies is to improve the Volkswagen range’s fuel efficiency and carbon emissions, thereby
burning less fuel over time and making a smaller impact on the environment. These BlueMotion vehicles have various unique technologies and features.
Energy recuperation
Whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator
pedal or applies the brakes, the alternator’s
charging voltage is elevated and the recaptured
kinetic energy is converted into electric energy
to charge the battery. Alternator control also
allows for the lowering of alternator voltage at
other times – such as when accelerating or
cruising a constant speed. This reduced engine
load improves fuel economy.
Stop/start technology
With this technology, the engine is switched off
when the vehicle comes to a stop (at a traffic
light, for example). Once the brake pedal is
released (for automatic vehicles) or the clutch is
engaged (for manual vehicles), it switches back
on. As a result, you burn less fuel.
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Low-rolling-resistance tyres
Tyres use less energy to move the vehicle
forward. In turn, fuel is saved and emissions
are kept low (Polo BlueMotion only).
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BLUEMOTION
VEHICLES
TDI diesel engines
Thanks to longer gear ratios and dieselparticulate filters that catch the finest
carbon particles, the TDI diesel engines
are as efficient as ever.
Locally, the Polo has a full
BlueMotion derivative in its
range, while the Touareg,
Tiguan, new Golf and Volkswagen
CC have BlueMotion Technology
such as stop/start system
and brake-energy recuperation.
TSI petrol engines
Smaller and lighter, the TSI petrol units
have better fuel consumption, with no
compromise on power.
Polo 1,2 TDI BlueMotion
Price: R208 200
Power: 55 kW @ 4 200 r/min
Torque: 180 N.m @ 2 000 r/min
Fuel cons: 3,4 L/100 km
CO2 emissions: 89 g/km
Engine management
Modified engine management has helped
improved efficiency.
Gear ratios
Fuel consumption is aided by longer gear
ratios in higher gears.
Reduced overall body mass
A reduction in the mass of some of the
vehicles has helped with efficiency.
Lower suspension and drag co-efficient
The drag co-efficient and aerodynamics of the Polo have improved thanks to
lowered suspension. Covers have been
installed under BlueMotion vehicles to
improve their drag co-efficient.
Tiguan Trend and Fun in 90 kW and
118 kW 1,4 TSI manual and DSG,
2,0 TDI
Price: R304 400 to R351 300
Power: 90 to 118 kW
Torque: 200 to 280 N.m
Fuel cons: 5,3 to 6,7 L/100 km
CO2 emissions: 139 to 164 g/km
Closed front grille
Some models get a closed front grille
that help reduce drag through lower
air resistance.
CC 2,0 TDI DSG
Price: R410 900
Power: 130 kW @ 4 200 r/min
Torque: 380 N.m @ 1 750 r/min
Fuel cons: 5,2 L/100 km
CO2 emissions: 137 g/km
Alloy wheels
The lightweight alloy wheels on some
vehicles aid in improving aerodynamics.
Tailgate spoiler
Selected vehicles feature a more
aerodynamic tailgate spoiler to reduce
energy loss.
BlueMotion badge
The BlueMotion badge identifies the
cleanest cars in the Volkswagen range,
incorporating many different energy-saving
features. The BlueMotion badge represents a Volkswagen that is kinder to the
environment and better for your wallet.
Golf 1,2 TSI Trendline, 1,4 Trendline, Comfortline and DSG Comfortline, 1,4 TSI Highline, 2,0 TDI
Comfortline and 2,0 TDI Highline
DSG
Price: R246 300 to R352 700
Power: 77 to 110 kW
Torque: 175 to 320 N.m
Fuel cons: 4,4 to 5,2 L/100 km
CO2 emissions: 114 to 121 g/km
Touareg 3,0 V6 TDI/3,0
V6 TDI Terrain Tech
Price: R713 700 to R735 900
Power: 180 kW @ 4 000 r/min
Torque: 550 N.m @ 2 000 r/min
Fuel cons: 7,2/7,3 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions: 189/193 g/km
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on the beaten
track … and off
DUNLOP
Aside from hanging out with family and friends, partaking in the
accompanying activities of the silly season, now is also a time
to catch up on your to-do list. Top of that should be to check
your tyres, not only to ensure you and your loved ones’ safety,
but also to enhance your driving pleasure with a smoother ride
and improved handling. Get down to your nearest Dunlop Zone
for the right tyre at the right price with the right service, and
treat yourself to peace of mind and a more enjoyable ride.
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx is part of the Sport Maxx family
of ultra-high-performance tyres and one of the most popular
choices as an original-equipment-specified tyre by leading luxury
European car manufacturers. The Sport Maxx ensures precise
steering and excellent stability, both at high speeds and round
corners. Its outstanding road feedback allows you to stay in
control, and having been developed on the track, the tyre will
complement your vehicle’s performance to give you the full
enjoyment of your drive.
Dunlop Grandtrek AT3
This proven all-terrain pattern provides outstanding on- and offroad performance with both high-speed stability and traction in
tough conditions. So, if you’re looking for adventure this holiday
season, make sure it won’t be your tyres stopping you.
Go to www.dunlopzone.com for your nearest dealer and current
promotions, or call toll-free 0800 335 722.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER
TO DUNLOP ZONE
Fit any four Dunlop tyres of 15
inches or larger (passenger,
SUV and bakkie tyres only)
and receive this hands-free kit,
valued at R699. Offer valid
while stocks last; check www.
dunlopzone.com for full details.
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TOOLS
Blast it clean
KARCHER K 5.200 COMPACT
Now that you have exhausted your energy, worn out the scrubbing brush and still the grime
remains, call in the pressure washer. Karcher’s K 5.200 Compact is perfect for household
cleaning jobs, from all types of vehicles to paving, walls and roofs. This innovative high-pressure unit puts formidable cleaning power at your fingertips, yet has the manoeuvrability of a
much smaller machine.
Thanks to a neat aluminium telescopic handle, large wheels and carrier handles, transporting the machine is easy and it can be stored in areas as small as a boot or a cupboard.
Its powerful 2,1 kW motor generates a maximum of 140-bar pressure and a 460-litresper-hour flow rate. An energy-efficient water-cooled induction design, it carries a two-year warranty. Accessories include a nine-metre high-pressure hose, a dirt blaster and a vario-power
spray lance. A full range of accessories designed for cleaning various surfaces is also available; these include specialised shampoo concentrate, an assorted range of brushes, patio
cleaners, replacement hoses, gun and hose kits, power scrubbers and pipe cleaning kits.
Available at Makro.
Innovative all-rounder
DREMEL 3000-1/25 KIT
Versatility is the calling card of the Dremel 3000. From engraving to woodworking, thanks to its wide range of supplied
accessories and its innovative design, it’s the perfect all-round
multitool. A standout feature is the EZ Twist Nose Cap: with this
new feature, there is no need for a wrench to tighten and loosen
the collet when changing accessories. Instead, the wrench
mechanism is integrated in the tool’s nose cap. Ergonomics are
another strong point, with a comfortable grip and convenient,
lightweight housing. This kit represents great value for money for
the more demanding user: the Dremel multitool accessories are
suited for decorative projects such as engraving pots, jewellery
making, customising furniture and woodworking.
Included in the kit:
• Dremel 3000 multitool;
• High quality Dremel
flexible shaft;
• 25 Dremel accessories;
• Spacious and sturdy
storage case.
Power play
BOSCH 18 V ONE-BATTERY
‘POWER4ALL’
Now you can tackle impact drilling, screw driving, hammering,
sanding and trimming with just one battery, thanks to the new
“Power4All” 18 V lithium ion cordless system from Bosch.
It consists of the following tools:
PSR 18 Li-2 drill driver and PSB Li-2 combi drill: This 18 V
cordless drill driver, equipped with a keyless chuck, drives up to
300 screws on a single battery charge.
PST 18 Li jigsaw: This cordless jigsaw delivers an ideal combination of power, precision and compact handiness.
PSM 18 Li multi-sander: Effective for all surfaces and
corners, this is a powerful all-rounder for sanding and polishing, and very useful in hard-to-reach areas. Uneo Maxx multipurpose tool: Perfect for DIY types, this tool hammers, drill and
drive screws into a variety of surfaces.
For more info and great project ideas, visit www.bosch-do-it.co.za
Available at Makro.
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STYLE
Camp in style
CAMP MASTER SAFARI DOME 510
The Camp Master Safari Dome 510 canvas tent is Camp Master’s biggest canvas tent, sleeping five people. The Safari dome
510 features solid-spring steel poles, 280 g/m2 polycotton ripstop canvas, built-in heavy-gauge 300 g/m2 PVC ground sheet
and heavy-duty number-10 zips to make it a very durable and
long-lasting tent. Added to this are the 6 mm extra-strength
guy ropes which give this tent added stability. The Safari Dome
510 comes with a 600 mm water-column rating and taped
seems for improved water resistance. The tent also has a
built-in front awning, mesh windows for improved ventilation
and mosquito protection.
The Safari Dome 510 has a one-year warranty and a repair
kit is included for any ground sheet, flysheet and mosquito-net
repairs that may need to be done while you’re away.
Available at Makro for R3 799.
Keep it in the family
KENWOOD TITANIUM MAJOR
WITH ACCESSORIES
For millions of South Africans, the Kenwood Chef is
somewhat of an institution – a much-loved kitchen
machine that they turn to for all their culinary
needs. Luckily, if you want to spoil yourself, the
new mega-pack (KMM023) that Kenwood has
introduced is the ideal starting point; it contains
Kenwood’s top-of-the-range Titanium Major kitchen
machine with four definitive bowl tools (k-beater,
balloon whisk, dough hook and flexi beater).
It really is the winning recipe: mix the unsurpassed 1 500 W
motor with the 6,7-litre bowl and stainless-steel attachments
and combine this with the planetary mixing action to create
professional results, right at home. Use the six attachments −
food processor, multi-mill/grinder, juicer, mincer, liquidiser …
even a sausage maker and digital scale – and let your culinary
creativity run wild. From there, add the pasta maker and icecream bowl (one of 20 optional attachments) to your collection
and the number of dishes you can make is literally endless. It’s
the investment buy that you’ll enjoy for years.
Exclusive to Makro this Christmas for R6 999.
Soak up the sunshine
TERRACE LEISURE SIENNA COLLECTION
Whether it’s a lazy afternoon lounging on the patio or elegant al-fresco dining in the garden, our outdoor space is
becoming an extension of our living space. With such a variety of outdoor living requirements, the Terrace Leisure
Sienna Collection provides you with an outdoor lifestyle solution. Sienna outdoor furniture is hand woven to perfection.
The high-quality synthetic fibre is stretched over
an aluminium frame and the fabric complements a
relaxed and stylish range. This beautiful collection
blends in wonderfully with any garden. The Terrace
Leisure Sienna Collection has been extended to
include a lounge and dining set at very attractive
prices. The look and feel of the wicker and the
quality of the cushions gives you a sense of comfort
and pride when you show it off to your guests.
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The six-piece lounge set is available at Makro.
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the heat is on
AEG ULTRASPEED KETTLE
AEG’s UltraSpeed 1,7-litre stainless-steel kettle with temperature control and 30-minute keep-warm
function is perfect for brewing your hot beverage at the correct temperature.
When it comes to the perfectly brewed cup of tea, rooibos and black tea leaves are very robust
and brew best with boiling water; however, green tea tastes best when brewed between 70° C
and 80° C. The perfect cup of coffee is brewed at 96° C, as this is the temperature at which the
aromatic oils in coffee are released.
With the electronic temperature control of AEG’s UltraSpeed kettle, you can choose a precise
temperature between 50° C and 100° C, depending on the drink you need to prepare. And with a
digital display, it is easy to select the precise temperature you need and always keep control of it.
What sets this kettle apart from the others is the water level indicator with variable light.
The light changes colour as the water temperature rises to boiling, and you can end the heating
process at your preferred temperature.
The keep-warm function allows you to keep your water at the selected temperature for 30 minutes.
On offer at Makro this Christmas for R599.
Keep your cool
ELEGANCE 16” MIST FAN
Imagine sitting inside or on the veranda of your favourite restaurant and the ambient temperature is pushing
35 degrees.The MIST cooling system is engaged and that fine cool tingling sensation is experienced.
Now with the new ELEGANCE Mist Fan, this can be enjoyed in your own home. When the mist evaporates,
the exchange of energy results in the lowering of the ambient temperature – leaving you in a cool environment.
Features of the ELEGANCE MIST FAN:
• A humidifier for dry air
• Three fan speeds to suit your environment
• Oscillates for even distribution of cool air
• Castors for easy movement
• Timer function and remote control.
Exclusive to Makro stores at R1 299.
Make yummy summer treats
ELEGANCE ICE CREAM MAKER
Nothing tastes quite like your favourite homemade ice cream or sorbet. With
the Elegance Ice Cream Maker, you can experiment with your own recipes and
add fresh, healthy ingredients to suit your taste or health. Homemade
ice cream has less preservatives than shelf ice cream and the flavours
are more intense.
The Elegance Ice Cream Maker features:
• Easy-to-use functions
• Fully automatic operation with built-in cooling compressor
• It takes less than an hour to make 1,5 litres of fresh homemade ice cream
• An easy-to-clean removable bowl
• It makes sorbet, ice cream, slush drinks, frozen yoghurt and delicious
ice cream cake.
Available at Makro for R2 299.
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STYLE
the ultimate shave
PHILIPS CARE TOUCH
ELECTRIC SHAVER AT790
Get tough on ingrown hairs with the new Philips Care Touch
AT790. The new Philips Care Touch shaver is designed to reduce
ingrown hairs to give you smooth skin every day – wet or dry.
Research indicates that most men in South Africa are prone
to developing ingrown hairs and resultant skin irritation caused
by shaving. Philips created a shaver that provides a solution that
is designed to assist men in reducing ingrown hairs and less skin
irritation, caused by shaving. This is ideal for the ethnic man.
Our best shaver for ingrown hairs:
• Gentle Cut heads cut just above skin level for smooth skin.
A smooth shave for a confident look:
• Aquatec Wet & Dry: refreshing wet shave or an easy dry shave.
• Rotary Comfort System glides over your skin.
Convenient trimming:
• Pop-up trimmer: perfect for sideburns and moustache.
Easy to use:
• Lithium-ion battery for long-lasting power.
• Up to 40 minutes of cordless power.
• Battery low, battery full and charging indicator.
• Fully washable: simply rinse under the tap.
the BBQ re-invented
CADAC BRAAIMAXX PATIO BRAAI
First-prize winner at Germany’s Spoga show in the Best Innovation in BBQs category, the BraaiMaxx is a revolution in outdoor
cooking. Two independent cooking areas mean you can cook two
different dishes at the same time. Both cooking sides have an
independent dome that is double-skinned and easily cleanable with
a non-stick coating on the inside. The high-performance burners
with a built-in thermometer allow for temperatures from 90° to
350°; you can slow cook on one side while baking on the other.
Surfaces included are two non-stick BBQ grids, a stainless steel
skottel designed for Teppanyaki-style high heat cooking, a baking
stone ideal for pizzas and breads, a non-stick paella pan and
a wok. All of the surfaces can be stored and protected in the
custom-designed rack inside the cabinet, where the gas bottle
can also be conveniently stored. Supplied fittings include a hose/
regulator and a BBQ cover.
Available at Makro
for R13 999.
Available at Makro Stores for R649 with a two-year guarantee.
Revolutionising the dishwasher
TRUESTEAM TECHNOLOGY IN
THE LG STEAM DISHWASHER
Spend less time washing dishes and more time with your family, thanks to True Steam
technology with LG.
The LG Steam Dishwasher is powered up with a TrueSteam Generator and flexible
EasyRack Plus system. The TrueSteam technology and steam-focused wash cycles reduce
the need to pre-wash dishes, even the ones that are heavily soiled. You can throw your
pots and pans in a cycle without having to pre-scrub or wash them. Thanks to the unique
built-in steam generator, the steam is hot enough to dissolve tough food residue, and gentle enough to remove lipstick stains on delicate items such as wine glasses.
LG’s Innovative True Steam Technology can also be found in LG washing machines. It
penetrates fabrics with powerful steam, eliminating dirt, odours and wrinkles with a lower
water consumption than conventional washers.
Available at Makro for R8 999.
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Elevating the appliance to art
SAMSUNG 9 KG DEEP
FOAM FRONT LOADER
With Samsung’s newest washing machine, breakthrough Samsung Eco Bubble
technology froths detergent with air and water before the cycle begins, generating cleansing bubbles that penetrate fabrics faster. It empowers cool wash to
be as effectively as warm wash, which saves energy.
The Digital Inverter Motor is brushless, so there’s less friction inside the motor, which means there’s less noise and vibration. Furthermore, its durability is
guaranteed with a 10-year warranty.
And it looks great. Enhance your home décor with Crystal Gloss Design.
Samsung’s unique Touch of Color technology adds a deep and elegant transparency to the door’s rim. Complementing the washing machine’s organic design is
the wide display, featuring flat buttons that respond to your slightest touch.
Available at Makro for R7 499.
fresh, not frozen
DEFY 4-DOOR WITH MINI BAR
Defy’s new four door side-by-side fridge brings you the latest in
technological advancement – saving money while helping the
environment. Its “A Energy” rating indicates that it lowers energy
consumption, cutting down on electricity costs. An exampe of
this is Dual Cooling technology: it halves the cooling time and
provides an optimum humidity level, prolonging the lifespan of
fresh produce. Two seperate fans in the fridge and freezer
provide advanced air
flow to ensure that
ideal temperatures remain stable, preventing
food from freezing and
eliminating unpleasant
odour transfer between compartments.
The No Frost feature
eliminates the need
for manual defrosting,
while cutting down on
electricity costs even
further (ice build-up in
the freezer lessens its
effectiveness by using
more energy to maintain the temperature).
Conveniently, a Multi
Zone feature allows
the choice of fridge or
freezer with the simple
touch of a button on
the digital display.
Brew the perfect cuppa
NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO
COFFEE MACHINES
If you’re a self-confessed coffee lover, you’ll be pleased to know
you no longer have to leave your home in search of the ultimate
caffeine boost. With the recent launch of the easy-to-use
capsule system – NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto – coffee-shop quality beverages are a mere push of a button away. With a wide
variety of roast and ground coffees, as well as hot chocolate
and tea, there is something to suit every taste. NESCAFÉ Dolce
Gusto offers delicious cappuccinos, latte macchiatos, tea latte
and chococino to name a few.
Unique in design, both the Genio and Circolo machines make
a big impression while brewing a perfectly delicious cup.
Each drink variety can be prepared in less than one minute
thanks to the advanced thermo-block technology. Your waiter
couldn’t bring your drink to you
faster. It requires no fresh
milk and is clean and easy
to use, making NESCAFÉ
Dolce Gusto a truly premium quality offering.
Nescafé Dolce Gusto
Genio (R1 999) and
Circolo (R2 499)
coffee machines are
available at Makro.
Available at Makro
for R18 999.
Everything you could ever want. And more. For less.
Get your own Makro access card today! Simply apply on-line @ www.makro.co.za, call 0860 300 999,
sms “insert” to 31144 or visit your nearest Makro store.
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STYLE
Keep your cool
PRIMA ONE & ONLY 12000 BTU
PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER
Not only extremely efficient, but also more than attractive to
the eye, the POPA-12000 Prima One & Only 12000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with heating and cooling is built for all-year
comfort. It will keep you cool during the sweltering summer
months and warm you up on the coldest winter nights. What’s
more, the Prima One & Only is portable and can be moved
around the house or office block easily and conveniently. To
add to its versatility, the unit comes standard with auto swing,
sleep mode and timer as well as a heating function. It is suitable for rooms up to 24 square metres.
Available at Makro from R4 599.
Make the ordinary, imaginary
MELCO AMAYA
Ever wanted a cool way to make a living, where every day is different and your ideas and creativity can fly in endless dreams?
We have the perfect opportunity where energy and fun greet
you every day and earning your livelihood becomes a pleasure.
Melco Amaya industrial embroidery systems, quality manufactured in the USA, offer the perfect mix of high tech and creativity.
No wonder that big brand names such as Nike, New Balance,
Disney Store and Rolls-Royce have invested with Melco Amaya
to personalise the “ordinary into the imaginary”. Any item can be
embellished – golf bags, school bags, clothing, caps and shoes
– the list is endless. So too is the type of material which can be
worked – leather, cotton and plastic, among others.
The company will assist you to establish your personalisation
business using Melco Amaya and its expert team of digitisers,
technicians and operators that will train you all the way.
For more info, call 071 583 5720 or email
sales@melcoamayacape.co.za
Jack & frank: a friendship commemorated
JACK DANIEL’S SINATRA SELECT
One of the most classic brand endorsements of all time is undoubtedly
Frank Sinatra’s documented love for Jack Daniel’s. Incredibly, Sinatra was
never a paid spokesperson – Jack was just his drink – and to honour this
long-time relationship, Jack Daniel’s has released a special-edition whiskey
called Sinatra Select. Jack Daniel’s 7th Master Distiller has selected a
number of specially crafted barrels that are maturing a bold Jack Daniel’s
Tennessee Whiskey. These “Sinatra barrels” were crafted to provide full
character and a rich amber colour by exposing extra layers of toasted
wood on the inner surface of the barrels.
Available at R1 000 a bottle, Sinatra Select provides fuller character of oak
and spice notes that give way to an exceedingly smooth vanilla finish.
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Café style - right at home
DE’LONGHI PRIMADONNA EXCLUSIVE
The PrimaDonna Exclusive from De’Longhi is, simply, the best boast-worthy gadget you
can get for your kitchen. Its cutting-edge technology puts any hot drink you could possibly desire a mere button-touch away: everything from your can’t-do-without-it cappuccino
to hot chocolate for those nights when the summer rains hit. Not a morning person?
Use the colour LCD screen to programme in your favourite drinks. Espresso obsessives
will love the way the electronic control system checks quantity, temperature, pressure
and water to achieve the best flavours; simply use ground coffee or take advantage of
the built-in grinder for fresh and intense aromas. From there, the patented integrated
milk carafe gives you silky-smooth moreish froth every time. Plus, the integrated auto
clean function keeps mess to a minimum.
Price: about R15 000 from Hirsch’s and
Dion Wired. Visit www.delonghi.com.
Brew up a storm
DE’LONGHI EC850
PUMP ESPRESSO MACHINE
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy a proper coffee
machine, but have no idea where to start. De’Longhi’s EC850
pump espresso machine turns you into a barista right in your own
home. Switch between espresso, frothy cappuccino, café latte,
or just hot water for tea, with a single touch. Enjoy the convenience of pods when you’re dashing to the office, or the versatility
of ground coffee when perusing the Sunday papers. Intelligent
design features include the ability to preset and store a quantity
of coffee; a height-adjustable drip tray for different varieties; and
the latest heating technology to ensure minimal power consumption. There’s also a front-loading water tank and a shelf for mugs
and glasses – a must in small kitchens. A handy Automatic Clean
button activates a full cleaning cycle between uses.
Available for about R4 000 at Makro. Visit www.delonghi.com
Must-have gourmet gadget
DE’LONGHI ICE CREAM
MAKER ICK 6000
You’ve seen it on Masterchef South Africa − along with all sorts of
scrumptious dishes that you want to try − and now you’ve got to
have it. De’Longhi’s Ice Cream Maker (ICK 6000) is your must-have
gourmet gadget for the summer. It’s ideal for after a braai on a
lazy Saturday afternoon, or as a decadent dessert on date night.
The special paddle allows you to mix ingredients perfectly and the
removable 1,2-litre bowl means there will always be enough icecream to go around. Even better: the paddle, bowl and lid are all
dishwasher-friendly, so all that’s left for you to do is decide on the
flavour combinations. Need a little inspiration? The machine comes
with 36 ice cream and sorbet recipes that the rest of the family
won’t be able to resist.
Price: about R4 000 from Hirsch’s and Dion Wired.
Visit www.delonghi.com
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Open your Makro account now! Visit www.makro.co.za to see your exclusive benefits and to apply online for your card,
once approved collect it instore. Bring your ID book and if you are self employed, a 3 month bank statement.
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up, up and away
DISNEY/MARVEL KIDS’ BIKES
Innovate the way you train
TROJAN IRONMAN 520
We may not have superpowers at our disposal, but the exciting
new range of bikes from Disney/Marvel puts superhero wheels
under younger riders. The range consists of Barbie, Ben 10,
Spiderman, Avengers and Ariel. First off, these bikes are tough
(featuring high-tensile steel frames) but they have inflatable tyres
and steel bearings for a smooth ride. All saddles have quickrelease adjustment, allowing saddle height adjustment without
tools, and all 12” and 16” bikes are fitted with training wheels.
The 16” and 20” Spiderman, Ariel, Ben 10 and Avengers bikes
come with a detachable backpack that’s perfect for packing the
kids’ favourite toys prior to heading off on an adventure. Barbie
bikes have a basket fitted to the front handlebars; there’s also
a full range of accessories. A matching range of safety helmets
will make your offspring the envy of the neighbourhood.
The Trojan Ironman 520 treadmill allows you to maximize
your training in the comfort of your own home. The
Pafers app from Apple iStore can be downloaded
onto your iPad, which allows you to run any route
of your choice.
What’s more, your
workouts become fun
and interactive through
social media. Connect your iPad to
the console of your treadmill – which
offers a touch-friendly main menu and
allows you to track your results in order
to accomplish your goals. You can easily
search routes you want to run and follow
scenic feedback on the route.
Available at Makro, 12” for R799; 16” and 20” for R999.
The Ironman 520 has the following features:
• Speeds of 1 to 16 km/h
• A 1 230 x 630 mm running deck
• iPod, iPad and iPhone compatible
• Seven preset programmes
• Three heartrate control programmes
• One manual and four user programmes
• Electronic elevation
• 130 kg max user weight.
Available at Makro.
the best place to play, connect & share
PLAYSTATION 4
The PlayStation 4 system is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated
social capabilities and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled
content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favourite digital entertainment
apps and PlayStation exclusives, the PS4 system focuses on the gamer.
The DualShock 4 controller features new innovations to deliver more immersive
gaming experiences, including a highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch
pad located on the top of the controller that offers completely new ways
to play and interact with games. The new share button puts video
streaming and sharing a tap away.
It’s available at Makro from 13 December for R7 999.
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Conquer new terrain
RALEIGH 29ER COMP MTB
The Raleigh 29er Comp mountain bike comes with a stiff lightweight aluminium
frame and 24-speed Shimano Altus gears.This bike is fitted with hydraulic disc
brakes on the front and rear wheels that offer incredible braking power on the
larger wheel under any extreme conditions. The rims are double-walled aluminium
for incredible strength, with 2,125 tyres. This bike comes in two options, namely
front suspension as well as front and rear suspension.
The advantages of a 29er over a 26” bike are:
• Greater wheel contact on road gives better traction
which also transfers more power to the ground;
• Larger wheel handles rocks, roots and rough terrain with ease;
• Larger wheel rolls better and is faster on long marathon rides.
• Larger wheels carry momentum better than smaller wheels which
allow you to travel at a faster pace through tricky, technical areas
on the trail.
Available at Makro from R4 699 to R4 999, depending on model and size.
tools for the trade
STANLEY FATMAX RANGE
the Swiss Army knife of backpacks
SWISS ARMY BAGS
Stanley has worked with real tradesmen to introduce the new
Stanley FatMax range of power tools that includes a heat gun,
drills, saws and grinders. Every power tool in the range has
been tested and rated by real tradesmen so you can be sure it
will deliver a professional job every time.
With each power tool carrying trade-standard features, a
three-year guarantee and supplied in a heavy duty carry case,
there’s no compromise on price or performance, making these
tools perfect for the generalist tradesmen or DIYer.
Wenger Swiss Army products are recognised all over the globe
as extremely functional and durable products. Wenger has been
a maker of the Swiss Army knife since 1894 and through this
has developed a name associated with quality. This range of
back packs are packed with functions and has styles to suit
all needs.
All styles have padded backs and shoulder straps for added
comfort. There are styles that cater for the laptop user
through to styles for everyday daypack use. The items are
made from durable polyester materials and have organiser features that includes side pockets and stationery and digital storage compartments.They cost from R299 to R799, depending
on model and size.
Engineered for the trade. Available at Makro.
Available at Makro from R299 to R799, depending on
model and size.
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Get your own Makro access card today! Simply apply on-line @ www.makro.co.za, call 0860 300 999,
sms “insert” to 31144 or visit your nearest Makro store.
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fun in the sun
DOM’S NEW BUMPER BOAT
find your treasure
MINELAB
Your kids are welcome to spend a summer’s day broadening
their minds by quietly leafing through classic literature. Alternatively, they could have an absolute blast – in more ways than
one – on the water with the Banzai motorised bumper boat.
Made of UV protected PVC in a selection of mixed colours and
fitted with a powerful 12-volt motor, it has a motorised water
blaster. The idea is that, when scooting around in your cool
bumper boat, you can blast your friends with a cooling jet. Capable of handing active little bodies weighing up to 45 kg, the
bumper boat is easy to assemble and requires eight 1,5-volt
batteries. Mindful that fun in the sun does entail a modicum of
responsibility, the motor comes in a child-safe covered casing.
Minelab’s ADVENTURE detectors offer something to suit all
members of the family. X-Terra detectors are great for anyone
who would like to get involved in the hobby of metal detecting
and needs a detector that is lightweight and portable to fit into
an action-packed outdoors lifestyle. Whether you would like to
find coins, relics, jewellery or gold, from the user-friendly yet
powerful X-TERRA 305, to the advanced and versatile X-TERRA
705, there’s an easy to use X-TERRA to suit you.
Minelab’s TREASURE detectors are tailored to the specific
needs of the coin, relic and jewellery-hunting enthusiast and
professional. If you mean business when it comes to treasure
hunting, only a Minelab TREASURE detector can offer you
the superior performance you need to succeed. From the
Underwater EXCALIBUR II to the most technologically advanced
CTX-3030, there is a TREASURE detector designed for you.
Available at Makro.
For more information, visit www.minelab.co.za or contact
Minelab on 083 702 0312/082 319 3831/082 262 2278 or
info@minelab.co.za
A quick fix on the go
TORK CRAFT
Tork Craft’s new bicycle-repair stand is packed with features you
would expect to find in a stand three times the price. When folded
up, it can be stored anywhere, even in a small car boot, so you are
even able to take it with you to a race. It has work-height adjustment of between 1,1 and 1,9 metres, so is perfect for kids or the
tallest of adult. A stable design with four support legs sustains a
maximum weight of up to 30 kg. The practical fast clamping and
adjusting design allows for both standard and oversize tubing, so
virtually any bike frame will fit the repair stand. There is a magnetic
parts tray which keeps all your tools in place while you work on your
bike. It also features a unique handle-bar stabiliser to keep your
front wheel steady and out of the way while working.
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