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As good as the built-in cameras on the iPhone are, wouldn’t it be great if they were just a little bit better so you could completely forget about hauling that clunky DSLR along on trips? Well, the DxO One might be just the solution. The miniaturized proquality camera features a 20.2-megapixel one-inch sensor – ideal for low-light photography – wideaperture lens and connects to your iPhone or iPad via a concealed Lightning plug,

piggybacking off your device’s screen. Housing an onboard battery and MicroSD card, the One can also be operated independently for spontaneous shooting. The DxO One was released in the fall of 2015, but has been steadily receiving updates and extra accessories increasing the tiny camera’s array of functions and value. Since launch, it has

gained remote control over Wi-Fi, or the ability to go underwater thanks to a rugged snap-on outdoor case. Issues such as wandering autofocus and sub-par battery life have been addressed as well. The next soon-to-be-released update brings support for multi-camera Facebook Live streaming directly within the proprietary app.

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hile we’re just a quarter of the way into 2017, the tech landscape continues to evolve at breakneck speed and has already revealed a slew of new cutting-edge consumer electronics. Here are our top four picks of the latest musthave gadgets at the moment.

Axon 7 Mini For those not familiar with the name, this mobile device

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is produced by global telecommunications company ZTE, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, and just happens to be the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in North America. In January, ZTE released the Android-based Axon 7 Mini, a slightly smaller version of its flagship Axon 7 model. The sleek and fully aluminum Platinum Gray case was actually created by BMW Group’s

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Designworks, a studio that has worked with in-house brands like Rolls-Royce and MINI among other non-automotive businesses. The specification highlights are impressive: a vibrant 5.2-inch AMOLED 2k display, 16-megapixel front/eightmegapixel rear camera capable of recording in 1080p; easyaccess rear fingerprint scanner; Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 that can top up the large-capacity 2,705 mAh battery in just 90

minutes; MicroSD card slot compatible up to 128 GB; and dual front-facing speakers equipped with Dolby Atmos HiFi technology generating almost 3-D stereo sound. A 1.5 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chip provides plenty of processing power. The Axon 7 Mini is available in Canada at any Virgin Mobile for $49 on a gold two-year term.

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