5 New and interesting tech gadgets you need to check out for July 2020

5 New and interesting tech gadgets you need to check out for July 2020

What to look for?

Text: Ronn Tan

Looking for the latest drop? We've got you covered in this roundup of some of the best (and most unique) gadgets

Every month, the realm of technology is blessed with new gadgets and products—from wearables and computers to mobile and audio. Some are completely fresh drops while the others are modified or updated versions of existing items. Let's take a look at the most exciting ones you should definitely check out this month.

1. Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

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Described as the ultimate GPS cycling computer, the Edge 1030 Plus is engineered for cyclists with safety and tracking capabilities, performance insights, as well as state-of-the-art navigation. In addition to turn-by-turn navigation and alerts that notify riders of sharp curves ahead, the gadget's preloaded Garmin Cycle Maps now have wider coverage than ever before. Moreover, riders can view trail details from more than 80 countries right on the device using the preloaded Trailforks app. 

The Edge 1030 Plus allows riders to see how their body is holding up in different environments with heat and altitude acclimation as well as receive in-ride notifications when it’s time to refuel or rehydrate. As for battery life, the Edge 1030 Plus features up to 24 hours of battery life while using GPS, multiple paired sensors, and connected features.

Price: RM3,399

For more information, visit this website.

2. Canon EOS R5

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Photo by Canon

Meet the next-generation camera in the EOS R series—two years after the launch of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless system back in 2018. For the EOS R5, the brand has developed an entirely new CMOS image sensor. This means increased image and video quality, especially when powered with the new Digic processor. The split-second details between a subject’s movement can be captured with the assistance of up to 12 frames per second with mechanical shutter (up to 20 frames per second with silent shutter).

Furthermore, to match its High-Speed Shooting capability of 20 frames per second, Canon utilises the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology to make Ultra-High-Speed Autofocus calculations. Oh, this is also Canon's first camera to incorporate five-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation. The Canon EOS R5 will be available in Malaysia in August 2020.

Price: From RM17,999

For more information, visit this website.

3. Montblanc Summit 2+ Smartwatch

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In addition to being the first luxury smartwatch that can directly activate cellular connectivity right in the Wear OS by Google app on Android smartphones, the Summit 2+ comes with a distinctive Montblanc design—in a 43.5-millimetre pure steel case. Elegantly linked to a 22-millimetre exchangeable strap are a Snapdragon 3100, extended battery power of 440 milliampere hour, and 1.28-inch Amoled Screen. The presence of a built-in speaker means that users have direct access to services such as phone calls or the Google Assistant.

There are over a thousand watch face combinations as well as different case finishes such as black DLC (diamond-like carbon coating) steel, stainless steel, rose gold-coloured, and bronze-coloured steel. Other notable features include an outdoor toolbox with Speedometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and GPS; the always-on colour ambient mode; and Heart Rate Algorithm.

Price: From RM5,200

For more information, visit this website.

4. Bang and Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport

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Photo by Bang & Olufsen

Designed for sport, the wireless earphones are lightweight, durable, and comes with a customisable fit through ergonomically-shaped earbuds. As for battery life, a single charge provides up to seven hours of playtime, or up to 30 hours with the charging case.

Another notable feature is it's waterproof and sweat-resistant—combining Bang and Olufsen Signature Sound with the ability to withstand the most demanding weather conditions. The Beoplay E8 Sport earphones are available in Oxygen Blue and Black. With the latest Bluetooth 5.1 and Qualcomm aptX technologies, expect better sound, flawless connections, and crystal clear call clarity.

Price: €350 (approximately RM1,686.45)

For more information, visit this website.

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

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Photo by Samsung

The "lighter" version of the brand's flagship tablet comes with a large 10.4-inch display, One UI 2 on Android, and S Pen in box. Due to its seamless, metal unibody, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is slim and lightweight. With Samsung Knox, your private data on Tab S6 Lite is protected from malware and malicious attacks with defense-grade security. To reduce eye strain, you can also opt for Dark Mode.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes with a eight-megapixel rear camera and five-megapixel front camera. You can get the tablet in either Blue or Gray.

Price: RM1,699

For more information, visit this website.

What are your favourite gadgets from this month's roundup of tech products to check out? Stay tuned for more next month!

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