Here are AR’s best new and newish gadgets for June 2015…
Sony Cyber-shot (WX500 RRP $478)
The pocket-sized Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is targeted at travellers and selfie-lovers with a 180-degree tilt LCD screen, 30x optical zoom, fast intelligent auto focus and Full HD video.
Acer Aspire R 14 Playbook (RRP $1,499)
Acer’s unique 360-degree, dual-torque hinge design enables easy conversion between four different modes — notebook, display, tent and pad.
Mophie Juice Pack (RRP from $129)
These protective battery cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus provide users with up to 17 extra hours of talk time, up to 12 more hours of web browsing, up to 13 more hours of video playback, and up to 60 more hours of music playback.
Uniden UH35 series (RRP from $99.95)
Available in triple or quad packs, Uniden’s UH35 series UHF two-way handheld radios are ultra-compact, and shock resistant. These temperature tested radios are perfect for hiking, camping, skiing and cycling or just hanging out in the urban jungle.
TomTom Go 6100
The newest sat nav from TomTom features a fully interactive screen to pinch, zoom and swipe – as well as a rich user interface, simplified user interaction, 3D Maps and a Click & Go mount. Drivers can also choose between 5- or 6-inch screen size.
KEF Reference 5 (RRP $28,999 per pair)
Embodying passion and perfection, the KEF Reference 5 is a tall three-way floor standing loudspeaker that aligns four powerful, extremely linear 165mm (6.5 inch) bass drivers. For the connoisseur.
Available in a range of ‘ceramic’ and ‘genuine leather’ colours, LG’s new flagship smartphone, the G4, has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display (2,560 x 1,440), 16MP and 8MP cameras, and 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD.
TCL 55-inch Curved 4K UHD TV (U55H8800CDS RRP $2,199)
Features of TCL’s Curved Ultra HD TV range include a Wide Colour Enhancer Plus technology, 3D capabilities, Harman Kardon speakers and Smart functionality via the Android operating system. Also available in 65-inch (RRP $3,299).
Braven Lux (RRP $179)
The Lux connects with any Bluetooth device, can pair with another Braven 7-Series or Lux speaker for left and right audio and features a built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone and mic to take calls.
Beats By Dre Solo2 Wireless (RRP $399)
“We’re taking one of the most popular headphones in the world and adding wireless Bluetooth functionality to it,” said Beats President Luke Wood. “The Solo2 is already a world-class headphone much lauded for its acoustics, and now it joins our growing family of successful wireless products.”