The Stuff Hot Five

These are the top five products worth your time and money this week

We see a lot of products every week here on Stuff (India). But come Monday, which are the ones we actually want to take home with us? Every week, we condense all of the many products we see into the Hot Five — the definitive list of the best new gadgets to lust after, buy and use.

These are the best products, the top apps and games, and the best tech accessories to blow this week’s savings on. Read this, and you’ll have absorbed the best of last week on the Stuff India website! But please, do also read the rest of the website.

5) LG’s brightest OLED TV is a boon for binging

Some say LG’s panels are better than the rest. Yes, even better than Samsung’s. However, after testing the LG C8 55in OLED TV, we believe so too. It’s surely an upgrade from its predecessor and this time it seems like it’s the brightest and punchiest OLED has ever been. Binging on various content from all over was splendid and super-deep blacks now have more detail. Not forgetting its ThinQ AI brains that welcome voice commands work. Looking to buy it for your living room? Review’s right here.

Let's binge

4) Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is a multipurpose machine for creators

The Surface Book 2 takes its predecessor’s idea to an extreme. It might be slightly steep to dip your hands into, but it locks targets on multiple users at one go that include designers, audio enthusiasts, digital workers, even gamers. Does that make it an overkill for most, or does it lay down the blueprint for the ultimate portable workhorse? This first-hand experience should paint a clear picture.

3) SONY KILLS THE NOISE WITH NEW HEADPHONES

With the release of its new WH-1000XM3 headphones, we think Sony has officially claimed the title “king of noise-killing” from previous holder Bose. Because these sound-cancelling cans do an utterly amazing job of providing the wearer with a quiet place while being comfy and sounding great. We’ve never clamped such ruthless babble-killers on our lugholes, and the way you can customise the audio performance makes for an amazing bonus. Click through below for our hands-on review.

2) GoPro Hero7 Black kills the gimbal and reigns victorious

GoPro Hero7 Black is a much-needed upgrade from last year's Hero6 Black. The rugged outer shell and slick picture quality doesn’t really improve by a ton, but this time, it’s added ‘HyperSmooth’ to smoothen out shaky videos. In simple words, it’s the gimbal killer.

GoPro’s even got a new user interface to play around with: TimeWarp for buttery smooth hyperlapse videos while you move around with the GoPro with ease and you can Facebook Live directly from the camera using the GoPro app. Do you deserve this? Read our review to know more.

1) GOOGLE’S PIXEL 3 XL IS BIG, SLICK AND PACKED WITH TRICKS

But the biggest – both literally and metaphorically – phone we’ve had our hands on this week is the Google Pixel 3 XL, just launched by the company and poked and prodded by us at a London event.

 Despite its size (it totes a 6.3in screen) its slim and elegant, and comfortable to hold, while its camera is stuffed with clever software tricks and there’s a big old battery to keep its powerful guts (Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM) ticking along all day.

While previous Pixels haven’t exactly set the world on fire, the 3 XL looks set to be a slick, stylish flagship handset.