These are the new tech gadgets to check out for October 2020


By Ronn Tan

These are the new tech gadgets to check out for October 2020

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. LG Tone Free Wireless Earbuds

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Collaborating with Meridian, one of the world’s pioneers in high-resolution audio, the wireless earbuds feature a sleek design that’s equipped with unique UV (ultraviolet) sterilisation, Noise Isolation (using its natural shape and materials to block out ambient sound), and extended battery life. With LG’s industry-first UVnano charging case, the self-cleaning feature is said to be able to eliminate 99.9 per cent bacteria on the earbuds by utilising UV LED light as they charge.

In addition, the wireless earbuds come with Meridian’s Headphone Spatial Processing (HSP)—simulating the experience of listening to real loudspeakers and vocals with pristine clarity. The LG Tone Free Wireless Earbuds are available in two colours: Stylish Black and Modern White.

Price: RM799

For more information, visit this website.

2. Garmin Forerunner 745

Photo by Garmin

Looking for a new GPS smartwatch? Here’s one to consider! The Garmin Forerunner 745—available in Black, Neo Tropic, Magma Red, or Whitestone—features up to one week of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode, and up to six hours in GPS mode with music. Equipped with Body Battery energy monitor, you can find the best times for activity and rest by tracking energy levels.

Ideal for athletes, the Forerunner 745 includes key performance monitoring tools from Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, training load, training status, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects—as well as Running Dynamics Pod. Even better, the watch only weighs 47 grammes.

Price: RM2,499

For more information, visit this website.

3. GoPro Hero 9 Black

Photo by GoPro

The new flagship action camera comes with a plethora of exciting features. They include a new front-facing display, 30 per cent more battery life than its predecessor, the HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon leveling, as well as a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20-Megapixel photos.

In addition, the camera’s packaging will also be plastic-free and in a travel case. There is a 2.27-inch rear display with touch zoom and a 1.4-inch front colour display with live preview.

Price: RM2,099

For more information, visit this website.

4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G

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In addition to being dust and water resistant, the smartphone is also equipped with 4,500mAH battery for all-day battery life. In order to create the all-new Galaxy S20 FE, selected features of the Galaxy S20 series were taken. They include expandable storage, hyper-fast connectivity, an AI-powered camera, and smooth scrolling display.

The 32-Megapixel camera now comes with tetra-binning technology as well as 30X Space Zoom. Apart from 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super Amoled Screen, Samsung also equipped the Galaxy S20 FE with an advanced processor and 5G connectivity. The smartphone is available in Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, and Cloud White.

Price: RM3,399

For more information, visit this website.

5. Dell XPS 13

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Powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors, the new XPS 13 laptop will be in Malaysia this month. In addition to the 13.4-inch touch display, the laptop now supports Intel Iris Xe graphics and Thunderbolt Four. In addition, offering pinpoint accuracy for all your computing needs is the optional 4K Ultra HD+ touch display.

The new XPS 13 laptop features a six per cent thinner design as compare with the previous generation and is equipped with a new twin coil press fit hinge to maximise the screen to body ratio and enable four-sided InfinityEdge. It is available with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

Price: RM6,398.99

For more information, visit this website.

For last month’s list of new tech gadgets, click here.

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