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: Sony WH-1000XM5 Premium Noise Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
Why: When it comes to talk of premium headphones, Sony is a name that you’ll hear a lot. Their new WH-1000XM5 brings the features that people have loved about Sony’s headphones for years to a wireless form, while adding more for our connected age. Noise cancelling functionality features multiple microphones to keep out more unwanted sounds than ever and, while on the subject of mics, there are four beamforming ones coupled with AI-based noise reduction for top quality when you’re on a call or using voice control. The overall design is refined for extra comfort, while the WH-1000XM5s are set to keep you entertained for 30 hours per charge with noise cancellation, longer without. Naturally sound is the ultimate feature, and specially designed 30mm driver units deliver more natural sound quality, while advanced music upscaling adds to the experience. They’re available in black or silver, too.
Who: If you want to go wireless while truly escaping into your music and do it in premium style, then these are the headphones for you.
What: Logitech G535 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset
Why: When you’re in the heat of battle, the best gaming headsets just do their job without weighing you down. Logitech’s G535 weigh a mere 236 grams, perfect for extended wear on those sessions that you just don’t want to wind up and, with a claimed 33 hours of battery life, they can be some seriously long sessions! Being wireless you may love the lack of cables, but be concerned about latency, however Logitech are on it, with up to 12 metres of speedy and reliable wireless freedom via their proprietary Lightspeed system that’s perfect for PC or PlayStation. Other comfort features include an adjustable, soft reversible elastic headband that’s washable if it gets mucky, while soft memory foam earpads cushion your earholes. Sonically, 40mm neodymium drivers pump out crisp, clear and deep stereo sound, a flip-to-mute mic comes through loud and clear, and it’s all adjustable by handy on-ear controls.
Who: If you get into some seriously extended sessions and are tired of headsets that make you feel weighed down, lighten up with the G535!
What: Sony WF-LS900N LinkBuds S True Wireless NC In-Ear Headphones
Why: With so much content to take in nowadays, it’s handy to be able to rely on one device to keep you bang up to date. Sony’s latest LinkBuds S aim to connect all of your worlds perfectly, be it effortlessly handling calls, taking in online content, or chilling with your favourite tunes. A truly wireless pair of earbuds utilising hi-res audio for the highest quality Bluetooth connectivity, the LinkBuds S deliver advanced noise cancelling, and natural ambient sound features. They’re armed with all you need to keep in touch with Alexa and Google Assistant, and even boast features such as Spotify Tap to keep easy connection to your playlists. Packing an IPX4 rating for protection from splashes and sweat, these ultra-compact buds are not only built to deliver, but also for comfort, and all without sticking out from your ears! Colour-wise, go natural with ecru, or opt for classic black or white.
Who: Need to be connected to all things at all times? The LinkBuds S could be your new personal assistant.
What: MSI Trident AS12TC-231AU Gaming Desktop
Why: If you’ve ever put together all the components of a PC build yourself, you’ll know that it can be fraught with incompatibilities and other pitfalls. The fine folk at MSI have taken such stresses out of the equation with this latest complete gaming desktop PC. Armed with their latest GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus graphics card, that’s just the beginning of the top-line features. Packing serious power in a small form factor PC – this is the first compact desktop to include a 500W SFX power supply – this Trident AS setup boasts the latest Intel Core i5-12400F processor, coupled with 16GB of RAM and a wealth of storage – 512GB via SSD plus 1TB of HDD. Bluetooth v5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 both feature, while Windows 11 Home comes preinstalled. Ensuring that you’re completely ready to play when you get it home, MSI also include a gaming keyboard and gaming mouse.
Who: Looking for a gaming rig that’s going to deliver right out of the box? This MSI Trident AS may be the answer – and it’s expandable, too!