Our picks of the week: Razer Huntsmen V2 Optical, Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000PB 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.

Razer Huntsmen V2 Optical
From S$299.90, available in Razer Store, Lazada and Shopee

The Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard is the world’s fastest and most responsive gaming keyboard, according to its maker. It features Razer’s 2nd-generation Linear Optical Switches, which use an infra-red beam of light to activate the switch signal to completely eliminate debounce delay.

Without debounce delay, the new switches can take advantage of Razer’s HyperPolling Technology to ramp up to a blistering true polling rate of 8,000Hz. Thus, it gives the Huntsman V2 nearly zero latency. In addition, a silicon sound dampener has been added to reduce the ‘clack’ of the key bottoming out for better typing experience.

Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000PB
S$899, available in Casio Online Store

Adding to Casio’s esteemed G-Shock 5000 line of full metal watches is the new GMW-B5000PB. Based on the very first G-Shock but in a metal case, this particular model is inspired by the beauty of Tokyo at twilight.

The watch face is adorned with orange and light blue reminiscent of Tokyo’s city lights as the sun sets. Its bezels and band feature a new purple hue with shades of deep blue-grey. Combined with with muted chroma and hairline finish, the watch evokes the image of twilight Tokyo in an integrated design.

Xiaomi Pad 5
From S$449, available in Lazada

Need a tablet for both work and entertainment? Consider the Xiaomi Pad 5. It features an 11-inch touchscreen display with a high resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz for smooth visuals.

Equipped with True Display technology, the Pad 5 automatically adjusts its display to deliver more accurate and real-to-life images according to ambient lighting. This Android tablet comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 for great performance and a large 8,710mAh battery for long battery life.

Samsung A52s 5G
From S$548, available in Lazada and Shopee

You do not need to sell a kidney to get a smartphone with 120Hz display when you can get the Samsung A52s 5G. At probably a quarter of the price of a particular fruit product, the A52s features a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz for smooth gaming or easy scrolling through social media.

In addition, the A52s comes with a rear quad-camera system comprising a 64-megapixel (MP) wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera and a 5MP depth camera. On its display, you will find a 32MP hole-punch front-facing camera for your selfies.

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM
S$1,029, available Oct 2021

For those using Canon R series mirrorless cameras, there will soon be a telephoto lens that lets you photograph wildlife easily with the RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM. With its Nano USM technology, it allows for quick and smooth autofocusing throughout its entire zoom range.

Weighing only 635g, the lens is lightweight for its class but yet offer telephoto capability of up to 400mm zoom. This allows wildlife photography lovers to shoot handheld comfortably without lugging a heavy tripod. Furthermore, it is also relatively affordable for its class.

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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