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: Asus ROG 5s 5G (512GB)
Why: Take mobile gaming to the next level with this smooth operator that’s built to last, and built to win! Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G mobile platform for boosted speed and performance, get the edge in gaming with a responsive 360Hz native touch sampling rate, AirTrigger 5 game controls, ASUS GameFX audio, and a big 6,000mAh battery. Choose between four cameras – 64MP main wide-angle, 13MP ultra-wide, macro, and 24MP front for live streaming – and shoot 8K video with HDR. The unique ROG Vision rear matrix colour display features a variety of animations, or you can customise your own.
Who: Gamers looking for a super-responsive smartphone with all the bells and whistles required for fast, on-the-go play.
What: Instax Mini Evo Instant Camera
Why: Compact but packed with features, the Instax Mini Evo from Fujifilm boasts an irresistibly retro design with all the functionality of a digital device. This hybrid instant camera and smartphone printer features a 3-inch LCD rear screen and ten lens options and ten film effects to creatively capture those special moments. Editing modes allow you to crop, adjust, filter and more, or choose a classic print style. And there’s a selfie mirror, too. Use it as an instant camera or pair it with a smartphone for greater versatility, including a remote shutter button and the ability to save printed images to your phone for sharing.
Who: Creative types who want a suite of options and the all-in-one convenience of an instant camera and smartphone printer.
What: JBL Party Box 710 Portable Speaker
Why: Get the party started with this portable 800W music machine that’s Bluetooth-enabled and can be wheeled to wherever you designate the dancefloor. The PartyBox doesn’t just pump out great sound; synched to JBL Original Pro Sound, it’ll also unleash a dynamic, customisable lightshow to accompany the beats and ignite a disco inferno! Pair two PartyBox 710s via one-button True Wireless Sound for the ultimate outdoor rave, and an IPX4 splashproof rating makes it ideal for pool parties. It’s controllable from the top panel, or via the PartyBox app.
Who: When music isn’t enough, the JBL PartyBox 710 brings a kaleidoscopic nightclub ambience to any party – indoors or out.
What: Asus CX1 15.6″ Full HD Chromebook (64GB)
Why: An affordable, fast and powerful Chromebook with pre-loaded Google apps, the ASUS CX1 is driven by the Intel Celeron N5100 Processor (1.1-2.8GHz) and features a sizeable 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) screen, tactile keyboard, and a decent battery life that’s good for around ten hours (depending on usage, of course). There’s Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 support, and
2x USB-A and 2x USB-C ports provide extra connectivity for external devices and file transfers.
Who: Those who want the user-friendly interface and functionality synonymous with a Chromebook, and a large screen that’s ideal for multitasking across multiple windows.