BURO Gadget Guide: 5 Notable tech releases of June 2024

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By Amanda Fung

BURO Gadget Guide: 5 Notable tech releases of June 2024

It’s time for another roundup of the best tech we’ve seen this month! In the BURO Gadget Guide, we introduce you to some of the most noteworthy gadgets from tablets to cameras. This month, we’ve got quite the lineup for you. From Panasonic’s new Lumix S9 camera to Huawei’s powerful new Matebook X Pro, these are our picks of the top tech releases of June 2024!



BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Panasonic Lumix S9

“The most compact and lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera in the Lumix S series has arrived. Despite its small stature, the Panasonic Lumix S9 doesn’t compromise on image quality with its 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the latest engine for rich and detailed photos. Made with content creators and on-the-go users in mind, the Lumix S9 is kitted out with Phase Detection Auto-Focus for subject tracking. 

“To optimise your video shoots, the camera also comes with top tier image stabilisation technology from the 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 and Active I.S. Both functions compensate for camera shakes and ensure stable footage even when shooting while walking. Speaking of video shoots, the Lumix S9 also introduces a new recording format: MP4 Lite, which captures high quality videos optimised for smartphones. Creators can also access the Lumix Lab smartphone app to format aspect ratios to suit social media viewing. With this, shooting, editing, and posting can be done while on the go. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Panasonic Lumix S9

“In addition to the shooting optimisations, video footage can be taken to the next level with the camera’s Real-Time LUT function. Users will gain access to a range of popular, classic, and bespoke colour styles on the camera itself with the dedicated LUT button on the camera body.  Those who want to create their own unique LUTs can do so on the Lumix Lab app. These colour files can then be loaded in-camera for creative shooting. You can also use other creators’ colour expressions through the app.” —Amanda Fung, Senior Lifestyle Writer

Accessibility: Purchase on Panasonic Lumix’s official Shopee and Lazada stores. 

Price: From RM 7,599

Find out more here.



BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Samsung The Frame 2024

Bring some art into your living room with Samsung’s latest The Frame TV. When not in use, the TV transforms into a work of art with a slim picture frame. You’ll have access to over 2,500 art and photography pieces—ranging from classical to modern—in the Samsung Art store, so you can curate your own home gallery. The online collection is constantly updated so you’ll always have new artworks from renowned artists and institutions to browse. With Art Mode, you can also customise layouts and colours for your art displays to fit the theme of your room. Whether you choose to mount it flush to your wall, on a studio stand, or with an auto-rotating stand, The Frame TV will look good in any corner of your abode. 

You can also customise the TV’s overall look to fit your tastes and space with its array of bezel frames. On top of that, its matte display ensures reflections don’t get in the way of your shows, movies, and artwork. As for the display, the TV provides vivid and sharp images with QLED technology and 4K capabilities. Its colour capabilities have been validated by Pantone, so you’re promised rich and vibrant colours with high fidelity. In addition to that, the TV uses Quantum Dot technology to ensure you’re provided with true tones no matter the brightness. Its Quantum Processor 4K powers its performance, optimising each frame and sound to enrich your overall viewing experience. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Samsung The Frame 2024

The Frame TV is equipped with a brightness sensor and a motion sensor. The former detects the lighting conditions in your viewing area and automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness and colour tone’s to optimise the image and maintain the artworks’ original looks. EyeComfort Mode also alters the brightness and colours according to the time of day to reduce eye strain.  Meanwhile, the latter detects when you’ve entered the room and turns on to display the artwork. Similarly, after you’ve exited the room, The Frame TV will turn off to conserve energy. Sound-wise, the TV is fitted with Dolby Atmos for a multi-dimensional sound experience.” —Amanda Fung, Senior Lifestyle Writer

Price: From RM 5,699

Availability: Purchase from the official Samsung website or at authorised retailers. 

Click here for more information. 



BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Tivoli Audio Audio Model One Digital

“At first glance, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital conjures a nostalgic feel. Its classic appearance, complete with a wooden cabinet and fabric speaker grille, evokes a nostalgic charm reminiscent of radios from decades past. Its retro exterior may have intrigued us but underneath lies a powerhouse of digital capabilities. The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital combines timeless design with modern functionality, making it a standout choice in the world of digital radios. The Model One Digital supports FM, DAB/DAB+ radio standards, ensuring access to a wide range of radio stations with crystal-clear clarity. Additionally, its integration with Wi-Fi opens up a world of possibilities, allowing users to stream music from internet radio stations worldwide or enjoy their favourite playlists from streaming services like Spotify.

“Don’t underestimate its size. Sound quality is where the Model One Digital truly shines. Tivoli Audio is renowned for its commitment to audio quality and this model delivers a rich, balanced sound beyond its compact size. Whether you’re listening to the radio or your latest playlist, the Model One Digital produces clear vocals, deep bass, and detailed highs, creating an immersive listening experience. The addition of Bluetooth, Chromecast and Airplay 2 connectivity further enhances its versatility, enabling seamless wireless streaming from smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Tivoli Audio Audio Model One Digital

“In terms of usability, the Model One Digital is designed for simplicityjust plug in and play. It boasts intuitive control knobs on the front panel, or alternatively, you can manage it remotely through your music app or the full-function remote controller that came together, ensuring effortless access to settings and presets. Its compact footprint makes it suitable for various spaces, from kitchen countertops to bedside tables. Overall, the Tivoli Audio Model One Digital blends classic charm with cutting-edge technology, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking a stylish, high-performance digital radio for their home or office.” —Jolin Lee, Deputy Editor

Price: RM1,999

Availability: Purchase from Tivoli Audio’s official Shopee or Lazada stores.

Visit the official Tivoli website for more.



BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Huawei Matebook X Pro

“New to Huawei’s PC lineup is the latest Matebook X Pro with its ultra-slim and light design. Perfect for professionals on the move, the laptop weighs in at only 980 grams and 13.5 millimetres thin but doesn’t compromise on display. Its 14.2-inch LTPS touchscreen comes with 3K resolution supported by a 100 per cent sRGB colour gamut and a new OLED display enhancement algorithm. With that, you’re promised accurate visuals and vivid pictures. The laptop’s edge-to-edge display also features anti-reflective coating to reduce eye strain and avoid interruptions to your viewing experience. 

“The Huawei Matebook X Pro is powered by the latest Intel Core Ultra 9 processor. It works with exceptional speed and seamless responsiveness, so you can depend on it for any task regardless of your line of work. Those who carry out intense data processing or video editing can rest assured that the laptop will not overheat with its innovative cooling system. It features the Huawei Shark Fin Fan 3.0 design with dual fans to ensure airflow and efficiency. Not only that, it also features a 70 Wh large-capacity battery, which can power two hours of office use with just 10 minutes of charge. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024, Huawei Matebook X Pro

“Your productivity levels will also get a boss with its Super Turbo features and AI-powered resource allocation for efficient power usage. The Huawei Share and Multi-screen features will also enable you to integrate your Huawei smartphone into your workflow. You will be able to project your smartphone screen onto your laptop, drag files between devices, and more.” —Amanda Fung, Senior Lifestyle Writer

Price: RM 10,999

Availability: Purchase on the official Huawei website

For more information, click here



BURO Gadget Guide June 2024

“Launched last month, the Huawei Pura 70 Series made headlines its collection of latest devices sporting significant upgrades. Featuring the Huawei Pura 70, Pura 70 Pro, Pura 70 Pro+ and Pura 70 Ultra, these nifty gadgets make up the rebranded P series which offer a captivating blend of innovation, artistry, and exceptional performance. I recently got my hands on Huawei’s flagship model, the Pura 70 Ultra, to test out for a month—keep reading for my thoughts below.

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024

“From the get go, the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra is a stunning smartphone to look at. It comes in three colourways of brown, black and green—the latter of which I think makes the device even more premium and elegant to the touch thanks to its starry pattern and embossed texture. Furthermore, the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra is made even more durable with the Crystal Armor Kunlun Glass which is scratch and drop resistant of up to 300 times more than normal glass. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024

“Of course, the real star of the show is the camera on the Pura 70 Ultra. Sitting on an XMAGE label that outlines the brand’s unique Forward Symbol Design, it has a distinctive Ultra Lighting Pop-out Camera lens that is accented with a unique red ring. I can’t deny that the mechanical sound it makes as it pop outs is satisfying and quite addictive! I like that it also doesn’t protrude all that much and the smartphone only sits at a slight tilt when laid flat down. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024

“Huawei’s P Series has always been a pioneer in mobile photography, setting several standards such as introducing Night Mode and dual camera systems into the market. The Pura 70 Ultra continues this legacy. The smartphone is equipped with the industry’s first Ultra Lighting Pop-up Camera, featuring a 50 megapixel retractable primary shooter that achieves a one-inch image sensor and a large aperture in a compact body. The results is a revolutionary imaging system that is able to capture photo-realistic images in stunning detail and speed. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024
Taken on the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra

“With the periscope telephoto aperture that can be manually adjusted from F4.0 to F1.6, I’m able to achieve incredible bokeh effects right on the spot. It also has superb light-gathering abilities which produces full focal HD photography across the entire focal length. In the primary shooter, I particuarly enjoy the 3.5x zoom lens as it is just so usable in various environments and different subjects. 

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024
Taken with 10x zoom on the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra

“However, you’ll find that objects from a great distance will also prove to not be an issue as the Ultra Lighting Macro Telephoto Camera can produce clear images and videos without losing any detail. As someone who frequently covers music festivals and concerts, the Pura 70 Ultra will come in super handy in these situations.

“Arguably, the most impressive camera technology on the Pura 70 Ultra is its ability for action shots and capturing fast-moving objects. Using the industry’s first Huawei XD Motion Engine and Ultra Speed Snapshot feature, the smartphone creates clean images with little to no motion blur (especially in good lighting) in just its standard mode alone. For example, check out how its powerful camera processing and nippy shutter speed produced a still image of my portable fan going at full speed! So if you’re always struggling to capture moments of your children or pets that scurry around, the Pura 70 Ultra is perfect for you.

BURO Gadget Guide June 2024

“On the other hand, I do have to mention the elephant in the room. Can you use the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra despite its restrictions and sanctions? While you won’t find the Google Play Store in the smartphone or many of Google’s native apps such as Youtube and Gmail, there have been significant improvements in Huawei’s App Gallery. Applications such as Maybank, WhatsApp and Instagram are available. To find an app that is not available in the App Gallery, you can find it on Petal Search and download it as an APK. However, as with most APK apps, they may not work smoothly as my Spotify tends to crash. But it is not to say that it’s impossible to use, you will just need to go through several more steps to get to the apps you need.

“All in all, the Pura 70 Ultra has been a delight to use during the past month. With its revolutionary camera technology, improved app gallery, sleek design and whip-fast performance, I do think that it’s a powerful smartphone befitting its premium price tag. If you’ve always wanted to get into Huawei, there’s no better time than now to try the very best of the brand.” —Marissa Chin, Lifestyle & Culture Writer 

Price: RM6, 599

Availability: Purchase at official Huawei Experience stores

For more information, latest updates or promotions about Huawei’s latest products, visit the Huawei Official Website, Facebook or Instagram.



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