The Costa Coﬀee Clever Cup has an NFC chip embedded in its bottom, making it possibly the first contactless reusable beverage cup. It’s powered by Barclay card’s bPay technology, allowing users to make purchases with the cup, balance and track their digital wallet via a dedicated mobile application. Alas, it’s only available in the United Kingdom. COSTA COFFEE CLEVER CUP
2. IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
The ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16G graphics card features AMD’s first 7nm-based Vega GPU. The new GPU is built on enhanced 2nd generation AMD Vega architecture. The card is rated to operate at a boost frequency of 1750MHz, with a base clock of 1400MHz. It sports 16GB of HBM2 video memory, with a 1TB/s memory bandwidth over its 4,096 bit-wide memory bus. According to AMD, this allows for consistent high frame rates for 4K and higher resolution content! ASROCK PHANTOM GAMING X RADEON VII 16G
3. SCI-FI MADE REAL
This futuristic electric motorcycle is a two-wheeled marvel and more. Weighing just 220kg with a range of 193km, you get a heart-stopping 0-100km in just 3.1 seconds. But it’s its machine-to-human interface that’s out of this world. Think jacket with audio-powered haptic feedback and a connected Arc Zenith helmet with a heads-up display. ARC VECTOR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
PICTURES ARC, ASROCK, COSTA,
4. IT’S NEVER ENOUGH
The SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 1TB microSD is allegedly the world’s fastest memory card with up to 160MB/s read speeds and 90MB/s write speeds. 4K video recording, game loading and burst-mode photography ain’t got nothing on it. SANDISK EXTREME UHS-I 1TB MICROSD
5. 35MM FULL-FRAME GOODNESS
The Panasonic Lumix S1R seems to be more photography-centric, and features a high-resolution mode that allows the camera to capture a 187-megapixel high-precision photo. It comes without a low-pass filter for optimum resolution, and uses a new high-speed Venus Engine image processor. PANASONIC LUMIX S1R MIRRORLESS FULL-FRAME CAMERA
6. CONTROL IS THE NAME OF THE GAME
This gaming mouse is built exclusively for MMO games and its unique traits include a D-pad and a customizable 96x24 OLED display. The D-pad is integrated into the left side grip and you can of course map custom commands or abilities to the buttons using Cooler Master’s software. COOLER MASTER MM830
7. INSIGHTS TO YOUR RUNS
The UA Hovr Infinite is a pair of smart running shoes, and its right shoe has an embedded sensor in its midsole that digitally connects to the MapMyRun app via Bluetooth. It allows for tracking, analysis, and storage of detailed running metrics. There’s an updated feature, the Gait Coaching, which can tell the runner in-depth details about their stride and provide predictive analysis, based on historical data for pace, and even plan future runs. UA OVR INFINITE SMART
PICTURES COOLER MASTER, PANASONIC, UNDER ARMOUR, SANDISK
8. A WHOOPING LARGE DISPLAY
The LG gram 17 is a lightweight 17-inch notebook that tips at scale at 1.34kg. Powered by the 8th-gen Intel Core i7 mobile CPU, with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB M.2 SATA-based SSD, it’s not a lightweight in terms of its hardware specs. Its 17-inch IPS display boasts a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is supposedly better for image and video editing. LG GRAM 17
9. 3D-PRINTED FROM SAND
This sound system comprises two satellite Spirula speakers and a Thunderstone subwoofer. They incorporate reinforced 3D-printed silica sand cores, with excellent damping properties. With a limited production run of 1,618 pairs, this fossil-inspired shape audio system may be as rare as the very relics that inspired their creation. DEEPTIME IONIC 2.1 SOUND SYSTEM
10. MORE HOLES THAN SWISS CHEESE?
The Finalmouse Air58 Ninja mouse an ambidextrous mouse, with two side buttons on the left only right-handers will be able to use. The mouse has a great sensor, a comfortable shape, and is freakishly light. Its perforated design is sure to turn heads or trigger your trypophobia. FINALMOUSE AIR58 NINJA MOUSE
11. POSSIBLY SAVING MARRIAGES
Ford has introduced its prototype LaneKeeping bed. It features a conveyer belt-like mattress with pressure sensors. Once the Lane-Keeping bed detects the invasive weight of the bed mate, the mattress will roll the “space invader” back to his or her side the bed, eﬀectively keeping the selfish bed mate “in lane”. FORD LANE-KEEPING BED
PICTURES FINALMOUSE, DEEPTIME, FORD, LG
12. WHAT ABOUT THE LADIES?
The Mi Men’s Sports Shoes 2 sports a minimalist design and is manufactured using the Uni-Moulding process. It fuses five layers of diﬀerent materials into a single mould, eschewing the use of ordinary glue. The shoe’s midsole is made from DuPont INFUSE material that is resilient and less deformable than ordinary EVA. It’s available in diﬀerent color options that include black, floral blue and dark grey. XIAOMI MI MEN’S SPORTS SHOES 2
13. LOOK, MA, NO CAMERA BUMP!
The Nokia 9 PureView smartphone boasts of a 5-sensor rear camera system with Zeiss optics. All five cameras can fire at the same time, each with a diﬀerent exposure. The phone can save photos in RAW and editable on the phone with the pre-installed Lightroom mobile app. NOKIA 9 PUREVIEW SMARTPHONE
14. IT COMES IN GREEN TOO...
The Leica Summicron-M 50 mm f2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens is the accompanying lens kit for the Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ camera body. Its enamel green treatment is a first for a M lens, the distance scale (in feet) and the focal length engravings are highlighted in red; in stark contrast to the white engravings on the lens. LEICA SUMMICRON-M 50 MM F2 EDITION ‘SAFARI’ LENS
PICTURES XIAOMI, LEICA, NOKIA