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: HyperX Quadcast S RGB USB Condenser Gaming Microphone
Why: Nowadays we’re relying more and more on communicating via our home PCs, and whether you’re hooking up with work or presenting an incredible gaming livestream, you need quality sound. HyperX has evolved its well-received Quadcast so that, unlike most microphones, this one can be heard and seen, and while aimed at gamers, it’s suitable for anybody who’s after a top-of-the-line plug-and-play mic. The award-winning, top-tier audio quality remains, while the addition of RGB lighting could be just the thing to give your streaming that extra bit of pop. After all, why shouldn’t a product look the goods while it’s delivering them?
Who: Anybody who’s after a top-notch microphone to add style and flair to their streaming or general recording setup.
What: Samsung The Premiere
Why: Do you want to be the master of the home cinema arena? If the answer is yes, then this is exactly what you need. Picture the scene (in your cinema, not in the film) – comfy seats, popcorn, no annoying people looking at their smartphones, and The Premiere Triple Laser 4K Smart Projector beaming movies in glorious Ultra High Definition right up onto 130 inches of prime entertainment real estate. It’s a short throw projector, which means it sits just in front of the screen area, and will deliver a picture that will blow your mind. And when you’ve finished viewing movies and binge-watching TV seasons, you can throw a game on your new PS5 or Series X console and play it to the max!
Who: If you want to be the boss in home entertainment, then this is where you need to start.
What: HP Envy X360 Convert 13” Full HD 2-in-1 Laptop
Why: With a sleek and compact design that belies its durable build, the HP Envy X360 has everything you need in a 2-in-1 laptop. Intel Core i7 and SSD delivery ensures lightning fast operation, and reliable connectivity is maintained through Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. The comfortable keypad makes typing a breeze, with the alternative option of a multi-touch display when converting it into a tablet. Screen resolution is Full HD 1920 x 1080, delivering Blu-ray quality video, while audio is pumped from dual Bang & Olufsen speakers. Moreover, an automatic webcam shutter protects your privacy, so there’s no more need to stick tape over the lens.
Who: Those looking for a convertible laptop that’s packed with cutting edge tech and is built to last.
What: Himo Z20 E-Bike
Why: Ditch the car this summer – the Z20 is your new ride! This electric bike looks like it’s been designed by Q Branch for James Bond. For starters, at only 21.6kg it folds up not just once but twice, which means you can stow it just about anywhere. Another example of its Bond-esque design is the seat stem that transforms into a bicycle pump when pulled out of the frame. Shimano brakes are included, affording the rider six gears for any manual pedalling required, and the real beaut here is the battery, which is removable for easy charging. Yes, lift up your legs like you’re cycling through a daffodil field in Holland and let the 250W motor do all the hard work for you with speeds of up to 25kph.
Who: You’ve got to ask yourself, who wouldn’t want one of these?
Please Note: Each State and Territory in Australia has a different set of rules and regulations pertaining to the usage of e-scooters and e-boards (including where e-scooters and e-boards can legally be used and whether e-scooters and e-boards need to be registered with the relevant road traffic authority). Any user of this product must ensure that they check and abide by their local by-laws and use responsibly. Ride with caution and always wear a helmet and protective gear when riding your e-scooter and e-board.