THE LATEST AND GREATEST
THE (ROBOT) DOG WHISPERER
Cute little Aibo is back! Sony’s robot puppy dog is now in its sixth generation and now pairs robotics with a new, cloud-connected AI and image sensors. The more each owner interacts with their Aibo, the more Aibo will develop a unique personality. It can now recognize faces, detect praise and smiles, as well as react to being petted or scratched.
Dutch label Mujjo has established itself as a purveyor of fine iPhone cases. Its next generation Wallet Case for the new iPhones wrap them in premium, vegetable tanned leather. The case interiors are lined with Japanese microfiber, a material that’s both lightweight and protective. The Wallet comes in two designs, one with a vertical slot and one with a side slot, either of which can hold your essential cards.
WITHINGS IS BACK!
The Withings Steel HR Sport smartwatch compasses the elegance of a unisex dress watch. Its distinctive analog watch face comes in two colors, housed in a matte black 40mm case. The discrete OLED display within shows essential health and sports data. It will gently vibrate on smartphone notifications. It has connected GPS and allows for location tracking once paired with a compatible smartphone. Its VO2 Max feature estimates how well the wearer’s body processes oxygen during physical activities.
SAFE AND PRETTY
Native Union’s new Dock Wireless Charger is both pretty and safe. Its built-in temperature control prevents overheating, while fast charging works for iPhone and all Qi-compatible devices. A dual-coil structure creates many points of connection, so you can charge your device in either portrait or landscape. It’s crafted from premium woven fabric and stainless steel, and is available in both slate and rose color ways.
PICTURE NATIVE UNION
THE PREMIER R
Canon’s first mirrorless full-frame camera is here. The EOS R shares a lot with its DSLR older brother, the 5D Mark IV. The R sports a 30MP sensor and DIGIC 8 processor, with the ability to shoot 4K video at 30p. Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel AF is onboard too, with an astonishing 5,655 selectable AF points. The battery is rated good for 370 to 450 shots per charge.
THE MAGIC PILL FOR HEADPHONES
The Creative SXFI Amp is a compact USB amplifier that makes use of the company’s Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip and a 32-bit AKM4377 DAC that will support high-resolution audio files of up to 24-bit/96KHz. It’s capable of driving headphones of up to 600 ohms despite its diminutive package. The SXFI Amp uses Creative Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, a combination of hardware and software solutions, to replicate the sound of listening to speakers through headphones.
MADE FOR FPS GAMERS
The ASUS ROG Strix Scar II is a laptop targeted at FPS gamers. It boasts super slim bezels and a speedy 144Hz panel with a 3ms response time. It’s powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, which is capable of running pretty much any game today. The WASD key cluster is also highlighted, and it features four-zone RGB backlighting. The speakers are great as well, and the loud volume and emphasis on the low-end will ensure that you feel the rumble of those explosions on the battlefield.
CARBON-TEXTURED FOR RACECAR FANS
The Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L mid-town chassis has a distinct carbon fiber texture front cover, with large air intakes. The interior will accommodate discrete graphics cards of lengths up to 400mm. The street racing car treatment is extended to its side panel and interior as they are powder coated in black. The other side panel has a edge-to-edge clear acrylic pane, ideal for showcasing build components!
PICTURE COOLER MASTER
COMPACT AND PASSIVELY-COOLED
The Zotac Zbox C-series mini PCs feature the latest 8th generation Intel Core processors in their fanless PC chassis. The C-series compact chassis measures 204mm in length, 129mm in width, and 68mm in height. The chassis incorporates a unique honeycomb design on the top and sides, with a large internal heat-sink for heat dissipation. The Zotac Zbox C-series comprises the CI660 Nano, the CI640 Nano, and the CI620 Nano.
RAY TRACING GAMING GOODNESS!
The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio is the companys flagship NVIDIA Turing-based graphics card, promising to usher in a new era of graphics technology based around ray tracing. The card features next-gen Tri-Frozr cooling solution with a triplet of Torx 3.0 fans, with independent fan control for each via the MSI Gaming app. Its RGB LED logo lighting supports MSI Mystic Light and its Turing GPU is factory-overclocked at 1,755MHz, which is about 14% over the default GPU Boost clock speed!
BRIGHT COLORS IN WIDE VIEWING ANGLES
The Sony Master Series Z9F is an Android-based Smart TV with a 75-inch vertical alignment 4K UHD LCD panel. Its new X1 Ultimate processor, combined with an updated panel structure, drives its X-Wide Angle and X-Motion Clarity features. Color change from side viewing is minimized while fast actions are kept smooth and clean without sacrificing screen brightness. The TV runs on Android TV 8.0 Oreo OS, including Android TV with Hands-free Voice Search that can receive voice search commands with built-in microphones.