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: Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell
Why: The problem with many video doorbells is they need to be hardwired. That’s all well and good if you have a doorbell already installed, but if you haven’t, you’ll need the costly services of an electrician. However, with the battery-operated Arlo Wire-Free Video Doorbell, all you need do is install it yourself, connect to the Arlo App, and you’re up and running. So whether you’re at home or on the other side of the country, you can answer the doorbell via your smartphone and talk to whoever is standing there.
Who: Anyone looking for an all round security solution right at their own front door.
What: Nokia 8.3 5G 128GB
Why: With its sleek design and refractive Polar Night finish, the Nokia 8.3 resembles a smartphone James Bond might whip-out mid-martini. Featuring a 6.81” PureDisplay screen, 64MP quad camera and ZEISS cinematic video capture, the 8.3 allows you to get creative – shoot and edit pro level video in 4K with HDR10 support, while action-cam stabilisation eliminates shaky footage. And a low light video option will bring the night into focus. An ergonomic fingerprint sensor keeps things secure, and there’s a dedicated Google Assist button right at your fingertips. And it comes with a quaint but useful 3.5mm headphone jack – remember those?
Who: Creative types looking for an affordable 5G smartphone with a sizeable screen, versatile camera, and long-lasting battery.
What: Asus ROG Strix GT15 Gaming Desktop
Why: Competitive gaming is all about finding the edge over the opposition, and that’s what the GT15 is all about. Sporting an eye-catching design, there are some nice details here that make all the difference – wider vents that help keep the temperature down, a carry handle for ultimate portability, and a pop out hook to hang your headset on when you’re not right in the fight. Under the hood, the Windows 10 Pro gaming desktop uses a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card and an Intel Core 10th Gen i7 CPU for top shelf visuals at high frame rates.
Who: Anyone who enjoys competitive gaming and wants to get a jump on their opponent(s).
What: Samsung Galaxy A42 5G 128GB
Why: It wasn’t too long ago that you had to fork out over $1000 for a 5G smartphone, but for just over half of that you can be in the race with this budget model from Samsung. But budget doesn’t have to mean compromise. The A42 has a 5000mAh battery – which is just about as big as you can get – that supports fast charging. There’s plenty of visual real estate with a generous 6.6-inch HD+ AMOLED screen, and a rear quad lens camera will keep budding photographers happy. It’s rounded off with fingerprint scan security, a microSD card slot and 128GB of built-in storage.
Who: This is a great gateway smartphone to be a player on the 5G network.