Discovering cool new technology is an exciting prospect! Each month we take a look at some of the latest tech products available from JB Hi-Fi.
WHAT: Samsung QN85A Neo QLED Smart TV (2021)
WHY: Samsung’s new Neo QLED range represents the next evolution in TV resolution. The tech takes a literal quantum leap with the introduction of a new light source, Quantum Mini LED backlighting, which is precisely controlled by Quantum Matrix Technology and the Neo Quantum Processor, delivering greater detail, contrast and brightness, plus deeper blacks. QLED’s existing Quantum Dot technology delivers perfect colours across the spectrum, while the Quantum HDR 24x feature will further enhance the finer details of your favourite movies and shows. What else is new? A self-charging remote that’s powered by indoor lights (no more batteries!), and a NeoSlim design that’s an incredible 27mm thin. All the features synonymous with QLED are also at your fingertips, including Adaptive Picture Mode, Object Tracking Sound, Advanced Game Mode, and built-in voice assistant. Available in 4K and 8K models with big screen sizes at 55″, 65″, 75″ and 85″.
WHO: If you’re looking for OLED quality from a QLED TV, Samsung’s new Neo QLED is the screen for you.
WHAT: Sonos Roam
WHY: Portability and versatility at a great price is what you get with the Roam – the ultimate portable speaker. With a rounded, triangular design that’s slightly bigger than the average soft drink can, the Roam packs plenty of grunt with two Class-H digital amps, a tweeter and a mid-woofer delivering the kind of big sound you’d expect from a much larger speaker. The new Sound Swap feature makes multi-room listening a cinch – switch music throughout the home by simply pressing a button. The Roam also boasts voice control, TruPlay sound calibration, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and ten hours of battery life from a single charge.
WHO: “Roam if you want to,” sang The B-52’s, and now you can with all your favourites tunes on hand.
WHAT: Fitbit Ace 3 Kids’ Activity Tracker
WHY: A great incentive for kids to get out and get active, while sporting a cool-looking watch to boot. With a streamlined face and touchscreen atop a comfy silicon band, this activity tracker is good for counting laps of the playground or pool, monitoring sleep duration, and setting those all-important bedtime reminders and alarms. Parents can set up a family account using the Fitbit app that will let them keep an eye on their little one’s activity, or add a competitive edge by joining in fun step challenges. And if your child has a phone, call notifications can be received on the wrist if the device is nearby.
WHO: Ideal for children aged six and up, the name says it all really – this Fitbit is ace!
WHAT: Samsung Galaxy A32, A32 5G, A52, A52 5G, A72
WHY: Samsung’s all-new A series of Galaxy smartphones include the innovative Galaxy foundation features along with camera, screen and battery upgrades. There’s a 64MP Front Camera, Quad Rear Cameras, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, 4,500mAh long-life battery, and 6.5″ 120Hz screen for super-smooth scrolling (the A72 has a larger display at 6.7″ and a 90Hz refresh rate). A 5G model is also available for the A32 and A52, and the range’s premium finish comes in a trio of awesome colours – Awesome Black, Awesome Blue and Awesome Violet.
WHO: Those looking for the high-end features and 5G connectivity of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series without the premium price.