Our picks of the week: Nothing ear (1), Samsung Galaxy M52 5G 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.

Nothing ear (1)
S$179, available in Lazada

There is a lot in Nothing ear (1) true wireless earbuds. It comes with active noise cancellation that can be adjusted from transparent to maximum, depending on your surroundings. Its big 11.6mm drivers are said to deliver balanced sound quality.

In addition, its transparent design aesthetic means you can see all the engineering, including microphones, magnets and circuit boards, in plain sight. Furthermore, the earbuds can last up to 5.7 hours and up to 34 hours with the charging case.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
S$528, available in Lazada and Shopee

For those looking for a reasonably-priced smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G might just be what you are looking for. It is the first 5G-capable device in Samsung’s wallet-friendly and online-exclusive Galaxy M smartphone series.

Plus, the M52 boasts a rear triple-camera system comprising 64-megapixel (MP) main camera, 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP macro camera. It also features a 6.7-inch display with a super smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. The M52 is available in three colours of black, white and light blue.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
S$139, available Nov 18 at Google Store

The second-generation Nest Hub smart display will see plenty of improvements in terms of sleep tracking. There will be a Sleep Staging hypnogram chart in the Sleep Quality screen giving you more details about how you slept throughout the night.

A new Cough and Snore new timeline will display any other loud noises that your Nest Hub detects, such as alarms, dog barking or knocking, apart from the usual coughs and snores. In addition, the award-winning Calm app will be available through Google Assistant on all Nest smart displays, including this Nest Hub (2nd gen).

Canon PowerShot Pick
S$649, available this month

Imagine not having to keep carrying a camera around the house but yet able to capture all the significant moments with your children or loved ones? You can when you have the Canon PowerShot Pick.

This 11.7-megapixel camera uses a unique algorithm that will automatically search for faces of people nearby, while adjusting composition based on facial information with its pan, tilt and zoom mechanism. Plus, the Pick is capable of silent and high-speed tracking as well as sharp images, due to Canon’s Nano USM silent technology and its image stabilisation technology.

Astell&Kern AK Zero1
S$1,099, available in Lazada and Shopee

Audiophiles can look forward to another excellent in-ear monitor (IEM) with Astell&Kern’s new AK Zero1. This IEM does not come with one driver, but three different drivers.

Each earbud of AK Zero1 features a micro-planar dynamic driver, dual balanced armature drivers and a dynamic driver. And each driver is carefully placed in the optimal position, enclosed in specially-designed acoustic chambers. This unique design combines the sonic characteristics of each driver to produce superb audiophile-grade audio.

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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