5 New gadgets that will improve your productivity and performance

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By Aina Nur Sarah

5 New gadgets that will improve your productivity and performance

The best thing about the evolution of technology is how it helps improve the way we live. In August, the tech world brought its A game. From earphones that will tune out noise anywhere to enhanced sound systems for your home, here are five releases that intrigued us this month. 



Take your productivity up a notch with the Galaxy Tab S9 series that caters to both work and play. The all-new tablet features Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and Qualcomm Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 for a better viewing experience. With the newly earned IP68 rating that ensures the tablet is water- and dust-resistant, users can take the Galaxy Tab S9 wherever they go. Additionally, its premium Armour Aluminium metal frame makes it incredibly durable. The tablet comes in three different sizes, in colours inspired by nature—graphite and soft, natural beige. 

Further, Quick Share allows you to seamlessly transfer files to and from Android devices, whereas the Multi-Control feature allows you to manage your Android devices seamlessly. If you’ve been hesitant to switch to the digital side because you like the way pen feels on paper, the Galaxy S Pen (that you can get with the Galaxy Tab S9) now offers a pen-on-paper simulation. The S Pen has also been improved tremendously—it’s now IP68 water resistant, just like the tablet and boasts enhanced tip sensitivity for less accidental clicks. 

Price: From RM4,199 

Availability: Purchase from the Samsung Malaysia website, Samsung outlets nationwide, and authorised retail partners



It’s the best of both worlds with the Sony WF-1000XM5 that offers premium sound quality and incredible noise-cancelling performance. These wireless headphones were exclusively designed to give you sound quality so good, you feel like the artist is right in front of you. Coupled with the noise-cancelling feature, you’re bound to be fully immersed in the music. 

Tune out noise with the real-time noise-cancelling processing that reduces noise over a wide bandwidth, from low to high frequencies. This gives the user the best performance, no matter where they may be. The WF-1000XM5 also features a new high-performance driver unit Dynamic Driver X, dual feedback microphones, and innovative Noise Isolation Earbud Tips for a more stable fit. 

Price: RM1,399

Availability: Purchase from the Sony Malaysia website, Sony outlets nationwide, and authorised retail partners 



It’s bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever—the new Galaxy Watch6 might just be the perfect extension of you. The all-new smartwatch now has in-depth sleep analysis, personalised fitness insights, and comprehensive wellness features—like heart monitoring and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)—to encourage a healthier lifestyle. 

With its biggest screen yet—30 per cent slimmer and 20 per cent bigger—you’ll be able to see more at just a glance. It also provides way more personalisation with the customisable watch faces, so you can truly match your vibe! Start your days off better by understanding your nights with the in-depth sleep analysis that monitors your nightly sleep stage, sleep score, and sleep consistency, which will help you slowly improve your sleep. 

Price: From RM1,099

Availability: Purchase from the Samsung Malaysia website, Samsung outlets nationwide, and authorised retail partners



Audiophiles, this one’s for you. Bowers and Wilkins has released the 600 Series S3, the eighth generation of hi-fi’s most acclaimed loudspeakers. The 600 Series S3 has undergone significant changes and is the ideal entry point into Bowers and Wilkins, so you can enjoy higher quality sound at home. 

The most significant upgrade is the all-new tweeter dome technology, the Titanium Dome. It has a two-part construction, with a very thin, light but rigid 25-micron main dome, braced by a second 30-micron titanium ring. This new design is housed in a significantly elongated tube-loading system, which means the system reduces the resonant frequency behind the dome and gives the speaker a more open sound.

Price: RM5,816

Availability: Purchase from the Bowers and Wilkins website 



Looking to upgrade your gaming rig? The all-new Alienware Aurora R16 could be the one you’re looking for. This prebuilt desktop is the debut of Alienware’s Legend 3 desktop design, which produces efficient airflow without sacrificing gaming performance. It also has a new boxy design that runs cooler, quieter, and performs better than its predecessor.

Alienware took its users feedback into consideration and focused on improving the thermal airflow in the R16. The introduction of larger passageways and optimised internal cable management resulted in 20 per cent quieter operation and seven per cent lower temperatures compared to the Aurora R15. Combined with air or liquid cooling CPU options, the gaming experience is smoother than ever. 

Additionally, users can experience immersive gameplay with the R16 and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series high-performance graphics options. Equipped with Alienware’s 12-phase voltage regulation design, it runs clean energy consistently and allows the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to operate at the highest levels. The R16 also comes with Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E, two memory slots, two M.2 SSD slots for up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 8TB of storage. 

Price: RM10,599

Availability: Purchase online here or at any authorised retail partners


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