Our picks for the week: Sony HT-A9, JBL Club One and more

Every week, there are plenty of new products emerging in the consumer tech realm. At times, it becomes impossible to cover all of them. Here, we pick the new products of the week and deliver them to you in bite-size format.

Sony HT-A9
S$2,699, available in Sony Online Store

The Sony HT-A9 is a premium home theatre system consisting of four cylindrical-shaped speakers that connect to a control box wirelessly. You just need to connect the control box to your TV to enjoy theatre-like surround soun, thanks to its automatic 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology.

You do not need to re-arrange your furniture to position the speakers. Each speakers have two microphones that measure their relative height and position, allowing the system to generate twelve phantom speakers for immersive surround sound.

JBL Club One
S$539, available in Lazada and Shopee

This is the flagship model of JBL’s Club series headphones. The Club One is a pair of wireless over-ear headphones that comes with High-Res-certified 40mm graphene drivers for clear and detailed audio.

It is imbued with True Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology, which monitors environmental sound to automatically adjust the level of noise cancellation. Furthermore, with a press of a button, you can activate its SlientNow feature. This is said to bring about complete audio isolation for peace and quiet, especially needed after a long day of work.

Casio G-Shock GM-2100
From S$299, available at Casio Online Store from 20 Aug (13 Aug for Casio ID members)

Sometimes, all you need for a watch is a G-Shock. This G-Shock GM-2100 features a sleek octagonal bezel with a round hairline finish on its top surface. A mirror polish to its sides gives it a beautiful metallic glow.

In addition, the watch comes with world time feature allowing you to select time from 48 cities. And a double LED light for the watch and the digital display lets you see the time always. Being a G-Shock, this watch is also shock-resistant and water-resistant down to 200m.

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless
S$189.90, available on Razer Online Store

The second generation of Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds has arrived. And it now comes with Razer Chroma RGB lighting and feed-forward active noise cancellation using its dual environmental noise cancelling microphones.

Yet, it is still able to maintain an ultra-low latency of 60milliseconds for your gaming pleasure.The new earbuds also offer in-ear silicon tips for more secure wearing as well as sound profile customisation via its Razer Audio app.

Brydge 12.9 Max+
S$429, available in Ante Shop end of the month

Turn your 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet into a laptop with the Brydge 12.9 Max+ keyboard case. It is said to feature the largest multi-touch trackpad available for the iPad Pro. So, you can use it like a laptop without a mouse.

With a combined thickness of only 16.8mm, the 12.9 Max+ comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, three levels of backlit keys, and up to 135 degrees of viewing angle. Plus, you don’t need to worry about charging its battery, as it has a three-month battery life.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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