1. WIRELESS BUT TIMELESS
Introducing Marshall’s first collection of wireless multiroom speakers, the Acton, Stanmore and Woburn. Each packs a wallop of power for sheer audio performance, and connect wirelessly through Chromecast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth and more. Even though it’s packed with new tech, the speakers still share the same timeless look as previous Marshall speakers.
MARSHALL WIRELESS MULTI- ROOM SPEAKERS
3. MINIMALIST RANGEFINDER
Fuji film’s X- E3 hits the right spot in a lot of ways, with a 24MP X-Trans sensor and 4K video capture. It also features an electronic view finder, positioned range-finder-style by the side, and a new AF joystick. The back is surprisingly minimal, relying more on the touchscreen for control instead of a d- pad.
FUJIFILM X- E3
2. LONGER LIFE, MORE COMFORTABLE DESIGN
The 2017 version of Samsung’s Gear IconX wireless earphones feature better battery life (up to five hours of streaming) and are also lighter with a redesigned shape to ensure they stay in your ear more securely. The new earphones can also communicate with Samsung’s Bixby AI via Bluetooth.
SAMSUNG GEAR ICONX (2017)
A. STOP LOSING YOUR AIRPODS!
If you’re always misplacing your AirPods, you need this. The PodCase is a Kickstarter project that lets you store your AirPods in a protective case with your iPhone, and it even invludes a 2,500mAh battery to keep them charged up. Available for the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple’s 2017 lineup of iPhones.
5. LOW- COST, HIGH-VOLUME INKJET PRINTING BLISS
Designed for SMEs, Epson’s new L6190 ink tank printer comes with print, scan, copy, and fax functions. A compact machine due to an integrated ink tank design, each black ink bottle still prints up to 7,500 mono pages, while a set of color inks can generate up to 6,000 color pages. High print quality is ensured thanks to Epson’s advanced PrecisionCore printhead.
7. WIRELESS CONSOLE AUDIO FOR PROS
The new Razer Thresher 7.1 headphones come in Xbox One and PS4 variants, and they use each console’s proprietary wireless technology to transmit 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. These gaming headsets come with 50mm drivers and 16- hour long battery lives, while boasting a maximum wireless range of 12m.
RAZER THRESHER 7.1 (2017)
6. THE ON- CAMERA FLASH, DEFINED
The Profoto A1 contains so many astoundingly good ideas that you wonder why it took so long to make an on- camera flash this modern. First, the flash has a round head, which simulates natural light with a smooth fall- out. Secondly, a magnetic mount built into the head allows you to easily snap modifiers onto the flash. For accuracy, there’s even a built- in modeling light.
8. A CREATIVE KEYBOARD FOR CREATIVE FOLKS
The new Craft keyboard comes with what that Logitech calls the Crown. This aluminum dial comes with built- in integrations for seven apps and is touchsensitive. A light tap gives you access to context- specific functions, while pressing down allows you to switch functions.
LOGITECH CRAFT KEYBOARD
9. VISUALLY VIVACIOUS, AURALLY ALLURING
Edifier’s Luna HD elegantly curved speakers with smooth piano finish are a striking addition to any home theatre. The speakers provide depth and nuance to your favorite songs, movies and games, with Digital Signal Processing and Dynamic Range Compression for precise clarity and strength. Connect wirelessly through Bluetooth, or use a 3.5mm auxiliary cable or optical input.
EDIFIER LUNA HD
10. ZOOM ZOOM
Sony’s superzoom compact is back, and it’s faster and more powerful than before. The RX 10 IV has a new 1- inch type 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor and pairs that with a BIONZ X image processor with front- end LSI, so it is able to capture at a stunning 24 fps! Add a new Fast Hybrid AF system with 315 phase detection AF points that gets focus in as little as 0.03s, and you’ll be more than ready for any shot.
SONY RX10 IV
11. FOR THE MID-PRICE AUDIOPHILE
The 8th iteration of KEF’s popular Q series Hi- Fi range features multiple enhancement that include a new Damped Tweeter Loading Tube to their Uni- Q drivers and a low- distortion inductor on the crossover. These help improve performance in the lower trebles as well as allowing the new speakers to have cleaner bass.
KEF Q SERIES SPEAKERS