Every month, we receive dozens of product announcements and mentions, sit through many a launch event and try out all kinds devices. All these products are then carefully curated by our crack team of tech gurus. The ﬁnal list is presented here in Gear and it is our hope you’ll ﬁnd something to geek-out to.
APPLE MACBOOK (2016)
Apple has just updated its ultra-thin and compact MacBooks with Intel’s latest Skylake processors which will provide up to 25% better graphics performance and a longer battery life of up to 10 hours. The newly updated MacBook will also be available in a rose gold ﬁnish similar to that of the iPhone 6s.
HASSELBLAD H6D Medium format, maximum megapixels. Whoa!
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3 One of the most impressive budget phablets to date. And by budget, we don’t mean entry-level.
SONY PLAYSTATION VR Gimmick no more, as virtual reality becomes mainstream in modern gaming.
SONY PLAYSTATION VR
Getting into the VR brouhaha is none other than Sony. The headset itself comes with a 5.7-inch OLED display with 360-degree head tracking and 100-degree ﬁeld of view. Approximately 50 compatible games will launch alongside the PlayStation VR and more than 230 developers are creating content for the headset. Such exciting times for virtual reality.
Hasselblad’s newest digital medium format camera comes in two ﬂavors; one with a 100MP sensor and the other with a 50MP sensor. There’s a wider range of shutter speeds, increased ISO range and a faster shooting range, as well as a USB 3.0 Type-C connector that transfers ﬁles rapidly. It also shoots 4K video, with a touchscreen LCD and Wi-Fi for modern conveniences.
CASIO G-SHOCK MR-G HAMMER TONE
G-Shocks are the ultimate workhorses and the last year saw the release of Casio’s most premium line, the MR-G, designed with a titanium shell and sapphire glass. If you’ve got US$6,200 to spare though, the Hammer Tone is a limited edition MR-G fortiﬁed using the traditional Japanese Tsuiki technique, which creates unique relief patterns through hammering.
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 3
The Redmi Note family has come a long way. Despite its budget-centric vision, this Chinese phone brings us premium features, such as a ﬁngerprint sensor and a metallic design. It doesn’t skimp on practicality either, with a Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM and massive 4,050mAh battery. Topped off with a Full HD screen for just $299, this phone is pretty much why ﬂagship devices have to step up their game.
It’s been a long wait, but the successor to the ground-breaking Veyron is ﬁnally here. Boasting a quad-turbocharged W16 engine, the Chiron has a maximum power output of nearly 1,500 horsepower and 1,600nm of torque, making it the most powerful production car in the world. It also Upon approval Please sign: Name and Date: means that it can hit 0-100km/h in under 2.5 seconds, and hit 200km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Top speed, if you should be bold enough to attempt, is 420km/h.
The Kindle Oasis is the smallest and thinnestKindle ever. A bulge at the rear evokes the feel of the spine of an actual book, while physical page turn buttons make a return on the front. The screen is the same six-inch300ppi e-ink display as on the Voyage, but it now comes with additional LEDs for a more even frontlight. Finally, an included leather battery cover adds a dash of style and extends battery life up to two months.
HP OFFICEJET 250 MOBILE ALL-IN-ONE
Here’s a printer targeted at ﬁeld services professionals. The OfficeJet 250 Mobile AIO features a 10-page automatic document feeder and can be recharged over USB via a vehicle’s power outlet. The power adapter is integrated into the body; there’s no separate charging brick. It’s user-friendly too, with a 2.65-inch touchscreen.
HP ELITE X2
Gone are the days where business devices are dull, thick, and clunky. From its all-aluminum body to the extra-solid detachable keyboard and slim proﬁle, there’s almost nothing to set the HP Elite x2 apart from a consumer device. It even comes with an HP Active Pen and dedicated features for enterprise security like support for Intel Core M series vPro processors, a ﬁngerprint reader, and the ability to restore its BIOS in the event of an attack.
There are gamers, and then there are TV-loving couch potatoes. But what if you’re both? The Razer Turret lets you take PC gaming to the living room with a keyboard and mouse combo that sits on your lapThe keyboard supports 10-key rollover and chiclet-style keys, while the mouse sports a 3,500DPI sensor with a slightly magnetized bottom so it doesn’t slip off. The Turret connects via Bluetooth LE or 2.4GHz Wi-Fi,so you can choose whichever suits you best.
ASUS VIVOSTICK TS10
This pocket-sized PC goes up directly against Intel’s Compute Stick and is powered by an Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC ﬂash storage. Onboard USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports let you plug in a wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and still hook up an external drive. With this, you can quickly turn any HDMI display into a fully Upon approval Please sign: Name and Date: functional Windows 10 PC.