BURO Gadget Guide: 6 Powerful new tech gadgets released in May 2023

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By Marissa Chin

BURO Gadget Guide: 6 Powerful new tech gadgets released in May 2023

The month of May is all about taking ‘play’ to the next level. Whether it’s gaming or photography, these newly released gadgets are here to give you an entertaining experience unlike any other. From a stylish and ultra-thin foldable smartphone to impressive speakers that will liven up any party, here are six powerful tech gadget beauties you should seriously consider. 


Huawei Mate X3

The Huawei Mate X3 made a splash in the foldable smartphone scene earlier this month as it redefines how light, thin and reliable a foldable smartphone can be. Weighing in at only 239g and with an astounding thickness of a mere 11.08mm folded, and 5.3mm unfolded, the device’s compact appearance doesn’t compromise on its performance and durability. It features the industry’s slimmest Type-C component with an integrated structural design and is IPX8 rated for water resistance.

The Mate X3 is equipped with a 6.4-inch 3D OLED exterior screen and a 7.85-inch foldable OLED internal screen. Both screens support ultra-high resolution and 426 PPI pixel density, making it the first foldable smartphone to garner two TÜV Rheinland Certifications in colour accuracy and colour projection. Huawei is known for its cinematic photography and the Mate X3 is no exception. Its patented technology sets a new standard for all-purpose shooting thanks to its 50 MP Ultra Vision Main camera, a 13 MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Camera, a 12 MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, 5X optical zoom and 50X digital zoom. The Huawei Mate X3 is available in Dark Green Vegan Leather and Black.

Price: RM8,888

Availability: Huawei Experience Stores, Website, Shopee, Lazada and authorised Huawei Partner Stores such as SenHeng, senQ, Harvey Norman and Urban Republic

For more information, visit Huawei’s website.


Samsung Odyssey Neo G7

Gaming just got a whole lot better with the arrival of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7. As its name suggests, the gaming monitor promises to bring enthusiastic gamers on a life-like and immersive journey through the screen. The Neo G7 is the first flat Mini-LED model in Samsung’s Odyssey line-up which offers unparalleled picture quality, customisable gaming experiences and personalised features for optimal gaming and entertainment. Its large 43-inch screen delivers 4K resolution with VESA Display HDR600 and HDR 10+ certification. It is also densely packed with Quantum Mini LEDs which result in more detail-rich and expansive colour expression.

Further, the Odyssey Neo G7 is a monitor built for any gaming platform—simply use the DisplayPort or HDMI connection to hook up to a gaming rig or switch to HDMI 2.1 to play on the latest game console. Alternatively, users can play a mobile game on a larger screen through the built-in WIFI/Bluetooth feature. Lags and buffers are the bane of any gamer’s existence but thanks to the device’s 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (MPRT) response time, the Odyssey Neo G7 keeps those to a minimum resulting in smooth and uninterrupted gameplay.

These days, users also expect more creative control over how they play their games. The latest monitor meets this need by offering a range of innovative gestures that let users adjust the screen size, position and even ratio for an optimal gaming setup that is specially designed for them. Users can further personalise their performance by using the Samsung Game Bar 1, a powerful tool that enables users to quickly view and change important settings without leaving the game screen. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 is available in White.

Price: From RM4,599

Availability: Official online store

Visit the website for more information.


Sony SRS- XV800  

Whether you frequently host house parties or enjoy music solo, you’ll want to have the all-new SRS-XV800 in your abode. Life should be lived at full volume so crank that music up and enjoy clear, rich sound while you dance the night away. With its Omni-directional Party Sound, the SRS-XV800 carries sound to all corners of the room no matter what you’re listening to and where you’re listening from. Five tweeters deliver clear sound to both the front and rear of the speaker and the boom box is backed up with a punchy bass you can feel vibrating in your bones, thanks to its dual X-Balanced Speaker Units. Its powerful surround sound also comes down to its design: the almost rectangular diaphragm not only maximises the speaker’s area but also increases sound pressure for a deeper bassline and greater vocal clarity.

If you can party all night long, so can the SRS-XV800. With a built-in battery of up to 25 hours of listening time, the speaker is more than equipped to keep the music going uninterrupted. Even if it does run out of juice, just a 10-minute charge grants the device three hours of playing time. Don’t be fooled by its hefty build either—the SRS-XV800 is actually portable due to its built-in wheels and handles that make it easy to go with you where the party goes.

The device even works as a great home cinema appliance that will fill the room with rich sound via Sony’s unique TV Sound Booster feature. From live performance videos to movies, the SRS-XV800 lets you enjoy enhanced audio-visual content as if you’re entering the world from your screen. Lastly, the speaker is multi-functional and comes with a karaoke and guitar input, making your gatherings all the more fun!

Price: TBA

Availability: Official online store

For more information, visit the website.


Sony SRS- XB100

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something small and powerful, the SRS-XB100 is your answer. Its compact and lightweight size of around 274g makes it easy for you to bring your music everywhere you go. With its multi-way strap, you can carry it around, tie it to your backpack or hang it off your sunbed; all you have to do is press play. If you’re worried about the little speaker getting roughed up, not to worry as the STS-XB100 comes with a durable exterior that is waterproof and dustproof.

The wireless speaker is known for its powerful and clear sound even at high volumes due to its off-centre diaphragm. It even comes with Sony’s Sound Diffusion Processor that gives you that surround sound feeling even when you’re on the move. Further, you can bid battery concerns goodbye as the SRS-XB100 has up to 16 hours of battery life. Notably, the wireless speaker is made with sustainability in mind as the body and strap are partially made from recycled plastic materials. The SRS-XB100 is available in four colourways: Orange, Blue, Light Grey and Black.

Price: TBA

Availability: Official online store

For more information, visit the website.


Garmin Edge 840 

If you’re an avid cycler, you’ll definitely want this device for your next excursion. Garmin Malaysia has released its latest GPS cycling computers to help cyclists ride smarter and train harder. Packed with features, the Edge 840 Series combines a wide array of performance-based training metrics, enhanced navigational support and a lightweight design to help passionate cyclists achieve their personal and professional goals.

These features include targeted adaptive coaching, real-life stamina tracking, and ClimbPro ascent planner. The Edge 840 Series boasts a 2.6-inch colour display and responsive touchscreen with an impressive battery life of up to 32 hours for demanding use or up to 60 hours in battery saver mode. With a litany of insights, cyclists are able to receive a more holistic view of their overall health, wellness and recovery. During rides, the device will even assess how a rider’s body holds up in different environments and prompts when it’s time to rehydrate or refuel.

Price: RM2,720, RM2,220 (non-solar model)

Availability: Shopee, Lazada, AECO e-store, Garmin Brand Stores and all authorised retailers

For more information, visit the website.


Nikon Z 8

Attention: serious photographers and videographers only. Making its Malaysian debut, Nikon’s hybrid mirrorless camera is the camera of every advanced creator and professional’s dream. The all-new Z 8 redefines the concept of versatile agility, packaging state-of-the-art features found in the previous Z 9 into a lighter, more compact form that is always snap-ready. Simply put: it’s a beast of a machine. Clocking in at approximately 910g, the camera allows for agile shooting, even for a one-person operation. Its four-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor makes for nimble and comfortable shooting angles. The camera is also compatible with various videography accessories such as the MC-N10 Remote Grip, wireless video transmitters and v-mount batteries, significantly reducing the amount of equipment needed during shoots and set-up time.

As the Z 8 is engineered with seasoned videographers in mind, the camera can record up to approximately 125 minutes in 4K UHD/60p2 and up to about 90 minutes in 8K UHD/30p3. Professionals will also find a wide variety of video formats to suit their narratives such as 12-bit N-RAW and ProRes RAW, to 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 8-bit-H265 SDR in-camera recording. The versatility of the Z 8 is endless and the results are stunning and eye-catching video content that will take your filmmaking up several notches.

Other features such as timelapse videos in 8K HDR in-camera, High-Speed Frame Capture+ (in which the camera records one second before the shutter is pressed or up to four seconds after the button is pressed), face-tracking and auto-area autofocus (AF) make the Z 8 a notable and worthy companion. Rounding up the features, the Z 8 is the first in its Z series to provide two USB terminals—one for power charging and the other for data communication—for more reliable connections on both ends. 

Price: RM18,338 for Z 8 BK SG (body only), MYR 22,608 for Z 8 BK SG (24 – 120mm f4 kit)

Availability: Official retail stores, authorised dealers

For more information, visit their website.


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