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: HP x2 11″ Chromebook (128GB)
Why: The HP x2’s stylish and thin design makes it ultra portable – the full-size keyboard and kickstand is detachable – and there’s 4G connectivity for web browsing and video calls when you’re out and about. Totally user-friendly and running Chrome OS, there’s access to all the best apps from the Google Play store, and a 2K screen and dual Bang & Olufsen speakers for when you want to binge-watch. Driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it’s a fast and smooth operator with one-touch access to files, search options, apps and more. Software updates will download automatically and there’s built-in virus protection for peace-of-mind security. It’s everything you need in one compact and versatile package.
Who: Designed for work, school and play, HP’s x2 Chromebook gives you the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet.
What: Jabra Elite 7 Active ANC
Why: If you’re engaged in a strenuous workout or pounding the pavement, you want earbuds that are going to stay put. The Jabra Elite 7s feature “ShakeGrip” silicone rubber that seals them securely and comfortably, and will easily mould to fit the shape of your ear. And they’re waterproof and sweatproof for those high intensity sessions. Don’t let their size fool you – these 5.5g buds pump out dynamic sound and feature five levels of Active Noise Cancelling that can be controlled via the Jabra Sound+ app, which will also give you a customisable intuitive equaliser. You can also take calls on the run, and summon weather forecasts and the location of the nearest coffee shop with the built-in Alexa voice assistant. A full charge delivers eight hours use or, if they’re running low, a five-minute fast charge will give you an hour of power.
Who: The fitness fanatic who wants quality earbuds without any slippage.
What: Twinkly Flex RGB Light Tube
Why: The new smart lights on the block allow you to get creative and artistic this Christmas – or any time of year. Twinkly Flex is a bendable LED light tube that lets you shape it into whatever you choose and is fully controllable from your smartphone via the free Twinkly app. Experiment with over 16 million colours – every LED in the tube can be individually controlled to produce different colours, gradients and effects – and sync it to music with a dongle (sold separately).
Who: Want to create the ultimate Christmas lights display, an eye-catching design to hang above the bar, or turn the kids’ playroom into a Twinkly wonderland? The only limit is your imagination!
What: Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 with Pen (256GB)
Why: A mid-range Android tablet at a great price, the Lenovo Yoga 11 includes a Precision Pen 2 for taking notes, sketching, shading and more. The tablet’s 11″ 2K (2000 x 1200) display features a wide angle and is designed for streaming and gaming, with JBL quad speakers – two each on the bottom and sides. Aesthetically pleasing with a Storm Grey fabric backing cover to keep it fingerprint free, the Yoga 11’s adjustable metal kickstand makes it ideal for video calls and binge-watching – you can even hang it on a wall if you want to view while in the bathtub! The Android 11 user interface includes a plethora of choices, with access to Entertainment Space and Kids Space, and there are front and rear 8MP cameras for shooting selfies and HD videos.
Who: Looking for an affordable Android tablet with plenty of storage, a cinematic HD screen with quad sound, and a bonus stylus? You’ve found it.