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.
The Morgan EV3 pairs the British automaker’s rich legacy with modern technology. The bespoke, handcrafted car is inspired by 1930s race cars and classic motorcycles, and is entirely electric. It goes from 0-62mph in less than nine seconds, and has a top speed over 90mph. The body is made of composite carbon panels and hand worked over - get this - an ash wood frame.
OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-870 The rugged compact enhanced for allweather selfies.
LOGITECH G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Ultra-cool looking and incredibly customizable spaceship mouse.
CAT S60 From the makers of industrial machinery comes the world’s first smartphone with thermal imaging.
OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-870
The latest update to the Tough family, the TG-870 has the same dust, shock, freeze and water protection as we’ve come to know them for, but adds an automatic edge distortion compensation function to its ultra-wide angle 21mm shots so everyone can squeeze into that wefie without looking distorted, which just means that any time is a selfie time!
The CAT S60 smartphone features an integrated rear FLIR thermal camera with multiple spot meters. In addition, it also has a standard 13MP shooter and a front-facing 5MP one. This rugged, IP68 certified device operates on Android 6.0, powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor with a 3,800mAh battery. It also features a 4.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display. While the device is clearly aimed at a professional market, handheld thermal imaging is a pretty cool feature to have.
LOGITECH G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum might be one of the most customizable gaming mice out there. It features modular grips for both left- and righthanders with varying grip styles, support for both wired and wireless modes, and a dizzying palette of up to 16.8 million colors. It is also surprisingly light at just 107g, making it suitable for long hours of casual or even tournament play.
RESSENCE TYPE 5B
Ressence just keeps redefining what watches are meant to be. The newest Type 5 is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable even underwater, without any reflection or glare. That’s because the whole thing - all 142 components, including the dial - is encased in oil!
Meet your new action sports smartwatch. Powered by Android Wear, Nixon’s Mission watch is made from polycarbonate and stainless steel, with a multi-color AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass. It’s also water-resistant down to 100 meters, so you can theoretically still get your SMSes even when diving.
ACER PREDATOR XB321HK
This latest addition to the Predator series of monitors features a 32-inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS display. The sprawling 60Hz panel also supports NVIDIA's G-Sync technology for smooth and tear-free gaming experience. On top of that, it boasts a four-port USB 3.0 hub, an adjustable stand and DTS-enhanced integrated stereo speakers.
NIKON DL24-85 F/1.8-2.8
Want excellent image quality from a camera that fits in your pocket? The DL24-85 has a 20.8MP 1.0-inch BSI CMOS sensor, a brand new quad-core EXPEED 6A image-processing engine and a super macro function that lets you get “life-sized” close-up shooting so you see every detail.
B&O BEOPLAY A6
With its fabric front covering and unique design, it’s easy to mistake the BeoPlay A6 as a piece of designer furniture. Underneath lies two 60 watt 5.5-inch woofers, two 30 watt ¾-inch tweeters, and one rearfacing 60 watt 1.5-inch full-range driver that effortlessly spreads quality sound throughout the room.
RAZER BLACKWIDOW X CHROMA
Featuring a brand new minimalistic design, the Blackwidow X Chroma has an exposed military-grade metal top mounting plate, allowing the Chroma-illuminated keys to stand out. Macro keys and the USB passthrough have been removed too. Razer’s own mechanical green switches are used, rated for up to 80 million key strokes.
SONY PS-HX500 TURNTABLE
Vinyl is not dead - and neither is digital. The PS-HX500 by Sony is a modern-day turntable that plays vinyl, with the ability to capture analog digitally in its purest form. Well, as pure as digital can be to analog. Connect the PS-HX500 to PC via USB, and the turntable helps you record to High-Resolution Audio.