We see a lot of products every week here on Stuff. But come Friday, 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) Clean air, buzz free
Sharp believes that clean air is not the only way to go about living a healthy life. Especially during the monsoons. So, in the interest of public health and safety, they jammed a mosquito catcher inside the FP-FM40E air purifier.
It does all the mumbo jumbo of an air purifier and manages to catch unsuspecting mosquitoes using UV light. You can probably befriend this air purifier during monsoons. Give it warm hugs worth ₹26,000.
4) Better cinemagoing experience
Samsung announced that it has installed its first ever commercial Cinema LED Screen at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Korea.
It also has High Dynamic Range (HDR) and speakers bordering the screen with proprietary audio processing technology thanks to the collaboration between HARMAN Professional Solutions and Samsung Audio Lab.
Why should we Indians care? Because this is like turning a new leaf in the world of cinema. We've been waiting for better resolution screens making its way to our nearest theatres.
Well, Korea isn't exactly close but we're betting our horses that it won't be long before it arrives in India.
3) King of all tabs
The iPad Pro 10.5 is absurdly powerful. Almost to irresponsible levels. Here’s why it's sitting right on top of our Top 10 Tablets list.
It has a fantastic screen, a battery that will genuinely last you all day, and CPU grunt that’ll outpace a laptop. It is, hands down, the best tablet you can buy today. Add the Apple Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil into the mix and it becomes a productivity powerhouse, too.
Once iOS 11 arrives, we don’t doubt that people will be ditching their laptops and picking up one of these instead.
2) DESTINY 2 BETA BE GOOD
Ahead of its 6 September release date, a taste of Bungie’s FPS sequel is currently available to all PS4 and Xbox One owners via a downloadable open beta, which features one single-player mission, the Inverted Spire co-op strike and two PvP modes (Control and the new Countdown mode) to try.
We’ve played it, and while it’s still very much Destiny (we’re definitely talking evolution over revolution here), it feels like a more polished experience with some thoughtful changes. (Plus cool new space magic superpowers!)
We’re impressed so far – and this is just a beta, without all the dopamine-inducing loot mechanics, vast scope and timed community features of the full release.
1) MODULAR MAGIC FROM THE MOTO Z2 PLAY
Mid range phones: boring, right? Not the Moto Z2 Play, thanks to its embrace of snap-on Moto Mods, fitted to the backplate via 16-pin connection, that expand the handset’s out-of-the-box skillset.
So far you can equip the Z2 Play with a handful of modules – Hasselblad-designed zoom camera, JBL-designed speaker, pico projector and power pack – but, with more on the way, it’s clear that Motorola is taking its expansion ecosystem seriously. Having outlasted both Google’s Project Ara and LG’s Friends modular systems, Moto doing a fine job of carrying the torch for smartphone expandability.
It helps that the Z2 Play itself is thoroughly decent, with a premium build, 1080p AMOLED screen, lengthy battery life and slick performance. It might not have the sheer specs to go toe-to-toe with a flagship, but the price and ability to boost performance via modules make this an easy pick for our favourite gadget of the week.