BURO Gadget Guide: 5 New tech gadgets released in April 2023

Nifty must-haves


By Marissa Chin

FEATURED IMAGES: Sarah Tai for BURO Malaysia
BURO Gadget Guide: 5 New tech gadgets released in April 2023

The standout tech releases this month are all about upgrading your lifestyle and hobbies to the next level. From having a gaming experience like no other on LG’s newest gaming monitor to finding a new fitness companion in Garmin’s latest Forerunner smartwatch, here are five covetable gadgets that are must-haves in your tech arsenal.


LG UltraGear OLED Gaming Monitor 

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Good news gamers! LG Electronics has introduced its latest Ultragear™ OLED Gaming Monitor (model 45GR95QE) to Malaysia and it features the world’s first 240Hz OLED panel. The leading gaming monitor is a must-have for enthusiastic gamers looking to have the best playing experience with their favourite games. The game-centric model delivers a record-breaking response time of 0.03 milliseconds Gray-to-Gray and an ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rate for whip-fast transitions all the while enhancing colour display for lifelike colours and contrast. While colours are bright, its matte anti-glare and Low Reflection OLED panel is gentler on the eyes, especially during longer game plays. 

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Further, the gaming monitor is the first 45-inch curved OLED model with an 800R curvature, 21:9 aspect ratio and a Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) resolution screen measuring at 3440 by 1440 pixels for an immersive gaming experience. The curved panel is able to deliver bright colours and crisp images thanks to its 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio and 98.5 per cent coverage of DCI-P3.

Price: RM7,647

Availability: Pre-order the model on Lazada from now until 14 May 2023

For more information, visit the website.


Leica M11 Monochrom

Everyone has their own aesthetic and style. If yours is expressed exclusively through black and white, the Leica M11 Monochrom camera is for you. As the only manufacturer worldwide to launch a camera with a dedicated black-and-white sensor back in 2012, the Leica M Monochrom was a true game changer in the camera industry. Now 11 years into the German brand’s successful endeavour, Leica Camera AG has introduced the fourth camera generation with the pioneering sensor: the Leica M11 Monochrom. Merging the analogue film camera experience with innovative digital technology, this model is perfect for photographers who love the black-and-white and vintage look.

To accompany and enhance the photo-taking experience, the Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH lens has been refined for even more flexibility and freedom. With its standard focal length of 50 millimetres, the upgraded lens delivers high-contrast and detailed results even in difficult light conditions. In addition, the M11 Monochrom can produce RAW files in DNG format or JPEGs with resolutions of 60, 36 or 18 megapixels. Combined with the large ISO range of 125 to 200,000, the camera delivers an unprecedented rendition of the finest details and natural-looking definition. Mobile workflow is seamless as users can connect to the Leica Fotos app to transfer and process images. The M11 Monochrom is designed with an all-metal body and a top plate made of high-quality aluminium, with a sapphire glass display, solid leather covering, and a scratch-resistant paint finish.

Price: RM44,450

Availability: Official online store, official stores, authorised dealers

For more information, visit the website.


Roborock S8 Pro Ultra 

Are you someone who makes sure their house is always in tip-top condition and loves a thorough cleaning session? Now, you can enjoy a spotless home without having to lift a finger with Roborock’s latest S model in the all-new RockDock Ultra system: the S8 Pro Ultra. With an all-in-one docking system, the device offers a suite of features that elevate smart cleaning up several notches. A robot vacuum is only as good as its vacuum—and the S8 Pro Ultra offers the brand’s strongest suction power at 6,000Pa. Apart from the vacuum, it also has a dual rubber roller brush that is effective at picking up all kinds of dirt, including resisting hair tangles, which also makes it ideal for pet owners.

The S8 Pro Ultra automatically lifts up to 6 millimetres under the mop-only mode and when returning to its dock, so if you’ve ever been worried about possible cross-contamination, you can bid that concern goodbye. Once docked in, the Self-Drying feature dries the washed mop and bottom of the dock with warm air to prevent mould growth and unpleasant odours. You also don’t have to worry about cleaning out the vacuum yourself as the S8 Pro Ultra has a Self-Emptying feature, allowing up to seven weeks without changing a dust bag. Further, the Self-Refilling feature helps top up the water tank during cleanup for a maximum mopping range of over 300 square metres. Now, you can go on that long holiday you’ve been dreaming of without worrying about returning to a dusty home!

Price: RM5,599

Availability: Shopee, Lazada


Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 S2 

Audiophiles, we know there’s nothing better than a pair of earphones that produces ultra high-fidelity sounds. To give your ears a real treat, consider Bowers & Wilkins’ Pi7 S2 model which redefines the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) category. The next-gen wearables gained universal acclaim for its first-generation in-ear headphones in 2021 and the British audio brand continues to make strides with Pi7 S2’s industry-leading features and upgrades.

For starters, the in-ear headphones come with improved earbud battery life, offering five hours of listening time before a recharge. The quick charge function delivers two extra hours of battery from just a 15-minute charge whilst the charging case adds on an additional 16 hours of juice. Probably the most remarkable feature of the flagship model is its Wireless Audio Retransmission which enables users to connect to an external audio source (such as an in-flight entertainment system) and wirelessly retransmit audio from the source to the earbuds via the smart charging case—all in outstanding sound quality. This is due to the combination of two technologies: Qualcomm® aptXTM Adaptive and 24-bit/ 48kHz wireless transmission between each earbud.

As the flagship True Wireless model, the Pi7 S2 features 9.2 millimetres bespoke Bowers & Wilkins drive units, joined by a high-frequency ‘balanced armature’ driver, with each of the four drive units in the system actively driven by its own amplifier. A staple in wireless in-ears, the headphones also offer Adaptive Noise Cancellation to produce the best possible listening experience. The ANC system is paired with six microphones—three in each earbud—and a Bluetooth range of up to 25 metres for crystal-clear sound quality with phone calls. The model comes in Satin Black, Canvas White and Midnight Blue.

Price: RM2,499

Availability: TC Acoustic at The Starhill, Kuala Lumpur

For more information, visit the website.


Garmin Forerunner 965

Love your runs and marathons? The newly released Garmin Forerunner 965 should be a part of your workout routine for several reasons. In celebration of the brand’s 20th year of the Forerunner series this month, Garmin has unveiled the Forerunner 965 which is made for marathon and triathlon enthusiasts. The Forerunner series was first introduced as the world’s first GPS smartwatch designed to help runners adopt accurate and sophisticated data to train safely and its latest offering is no different. 

Unique to the Forerunner 965, the smartwatch comes equipped with Stamina and Acute Chronic Workload Ratio features to track and help users manage their physical exertion and determine overall training load metrics for proper and effective training. The model also contains features such as Wrist-Based Running Dynamics (where long-distance users can access data including stride length) from vertical oscillations directly from the watch in real time. The Forerunner 965 is designed with a titanium bezel, a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, and remarkable battery life of up to 23 days in smartwatch mode, making it the current record holder for the world’s longest battery life for a running watch with an AMOLED display.

Price: RM2,970

Availability: Shopee, Lazada, official stores, authorised retailers 

For more information, visit the website.



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