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 ZV-E10 Mirrorless Vlog Camera with 16-50mm Lens Kit
Why: Designed for vlog shoots and selfies, the Sony ZV-E10 is a breeze to operate with simple, one-touch controls dispensing with the need to make fiddly, manual adjustments. Shoot movies in 4K resolution, track objects, and add blurred backgrounds with just the touch of a button. And if product reviews and video unboxings are your bag, the Product Showcase setting automatically shifts the focus from your face to whatever you’re holding aloft. The APS-C sized image sensor is over ten times larger than those in a typical smartphone, meaning more light and image data for the best possible picture quality, with skin tones rendered naturally every time. There’s also image stabilisation for smooth video footage when shooting on the move, interchangable lenses, and an Internal Directional 3-Capsule mic for crystal clear voice recording, even in a noisy crowd on a windy day.
Who: Vloggers and influencers who want a reliable, high quality camera that supports live streaming and does most of the work for them.
What: Jabra Elite 3
Why: A cutting edge design, these earbuds don’t just look good, they also perform exceptionally well. 6mm speakers deliver clear sound and punchy bass, and further customisation is available through the Jabra Sound+ app. A technology called HearThrough, which uses in-built microphones, allows users to clearly hear what’s going on around them with a simple tap on the earbud. These durable earbuds also feature noise cancellation and excellent call quality, and are rated IP55 for protection against the elements. Expect seven hours of battery charge in the earbuds and a further 28 hours in the case.
Who: Exceptional performance, multiple colours and a stylish design make the Jabra Elite 3 a solid choice right across the board.
What: Samsung Galaxy Buds2
Why: Samsung is renowned for refreshing its earbuds range regularly, and the latest to receive an update is the Galaxy Buds 2. Finished in a smart gloss, the Buds 2 have been reshaped for a snugger fit, making them a great option for working out with. Water-resistant rated to IPX2 means there’s no need to panic if you get caught in a rain shower while you’re out on a run. Sound-wise, there’s an emphasis on bass, and for users who like to customise their audio, this can be done using an EQ through the app. A solid refresh with some neat refinements including ANC, Samsung just keeps on delivering with its ear gear.
Who: The Galaxy Buds2 have wide appeal, from gym junkies right through to peeps who just appreciate good sound from their earbuds.
What: Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic
Why: Sporting a trendy design, stainless steel finish, rotating bezel, and a variety of colours to choose from, the Galaxy Watch4 Classic doesn’t just look the goods, it has all the tech required for active lifestyles. There’s comprehensive and precise activity tracking and advanced health monitoring, with vital stats stored on the Samsung Health app, as well as smart device connectivity (running Android 6.0 or later) for access to popular lifestyle apps, music streaming, Google Maps and Play store. There’s also sleep monitoring (heads up, snorers!) and enhanced fitness functions that track weight, body fat and muscle mass.
Who: Those who want a fusion of fashion and functionality in a smartwatch-cum-fitness-tracker that’s packed with essential features, and then some.