The Stuff Hot Five

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

We see a lot of products every week here on Stuff. 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 the week on the Stuff website! But please, do also read the rest of the website.

5) Lambo adds an S to its topless Aventador

The ‘S’ means design and tech on the new topless Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, and it's hard to take our eyes off it. It churns about 740hp off its 6.5 litre V12 engine, making it one of the fastest Lamborghini's to drive. The Roadster does 0-100kmph in 3 secs and has a top speed of a whopping 350kmph, which is literally the average time for a human to take out his phone and dial a number.

In short, it's fast and furious, priced at ₹5.79 crore (ex-showroom). The Roadster is just 50kgs heavier than its cousin, the Aventador coupé. For further details on the Lamborghini, click the read more link below.

4) Dells precision workstation is precise with specs and tech

Dell’s latest PC offers everything you’d want if you’re a designer, builder, editor, YouTuber, gamer or even a binge-watcher. Packed with Intel’s latest 7th gen processor along with an AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 (8GB GDDR5) GPU and a beautiful 4K 27 inch IPS display.

The workstation is the world’s first VR ready all-in-one PC with a 10 speaker sound system with Jack Joseph Puig Signature Series powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro. It has options between standard, hybrid and solid-state hard disks with up to 64GB of RAM as well.

If you’ve you’ve got a budget of ₹1,09,000 and aren't too fussy about the portability, then Dell’s Precision 5720 all-in-one desktop could be just for you.

3) Destiny 2 shoots for the stars

The original Destiny may have frustrated as much as it entertained, but Bungie’s sequel succeeds in shifting the balance in favour of pure fun. On the surface little appears to have changed, with the shared world looter-shooter mechanics given only the slightest of polishes, but Destiny 2 manages to streamline its late-game grind to a much less demanding state while doing what its predecessor could not: delivering an interesting, coherent story.

As before though, the single-played campaign is merely an appetiser to the late-game activity feast; Nightfall strikes, Crucible combat and the six-player Raid is where the real fun begins – and it gets even better when you play it with friends. Bravo, Bungie.

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2) Apple finally makes its Watch a talking point

The newly-announced Series 3 sounds more useful than it is in real-life – but we suspect it’ll get a lot of use from keep-fit types who want to run/lift/cycle/climb without their mobile in their pocket.

It can also stream some 40 million tracks from the Apple Music library, which means you don’t have to pre-load your workout playlist – you can make it up as you go along.

1) iPhone X gon’ give it to ya

 

Woo, those ten years really flew by, eh? Yes, it’s been a decade since Apple launched the original iPhone, and the company clearly felt some sort of celebration was in order – albeit one in which consumers need to pay ₹89,000 to join in with.

That’s the price of the iPhone X, the super-duper smartphone designed to wow us just as much as the first iPhone wowed a public used to plasticky flip phones and unresponsive touchscreens. Yes, it’s a lot of money for a phone, but just look at what you get for it: a phone where they entire front (bar one tiny, controversial notch) is the screen – a beautiful OLED screen with a Super Retina resolution and HDR support, no less.

There’s also a much-improved front camera, which not only ups your selfie game but means FaceID replaces TouchID as Apple’s premier form of biometric authentication. The rear camera gets a tweak too, and has been primed for AR skills – something that should get every tech fan a little bit excited.

Oh, and it’s supposed to be pronounced “iPhone 10”. Good luck with that, Apple.