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) BeoLab 50 speakers are pricier than a car, but sound better
If your idea of spending big on some speakers means forking out £50 (RM280) on a nice little portable Bluetooth box, best stop reading now – because these speakers right here are a wee bit tougher on the old wallet.
Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoLab 50 cabinets will set you back almost £23,000 (almost RM128,000) a pair, which hurts us to write. Then again, you get a lot for your money, even discounting that beloved B&O styling.
For starters, the BeoLab 50 is active, meaning you don’t need to hook it up to an amplifier (there’s a few quid saved already!). And its seven built-in amps provide 2100W of power, which should be more than enough to fill any room in your home with sweet, sweet sounds. Finally, it’ll set itself up for its surroundings automatically, giving you more time to go out and earn the money you’ll need to pay for it!
4) All Controller rules them all
Nowadays, many of us own a few different games machines: a console under our telly, a gaming PC in the spare room, a phone in our pocket… you get the idea. And chances are we control them all with different pads, leading to every gamer’s home becoming a depressing joypad graveyard, littered with mouldering, unloved controllers gathering dust.
It doesn’t have to be this way, say the makers of All Controller. This thing comes with the skill to work with pretty much any games machine, linking up with your Android phone, your blisteringly fast gaming rig or your Xbox One via Bluetooth or USB.
Could the war for your thumbs be over?
3) Nokia 6 shakes up the mid-range
Nokia’s (barely) modern take on the classic 3310 was just the beginning; with the 6, the once-great company is making its true re-entry into the world of smartphones.
Sure, it’s “just” a mid-range Android phone, priced at RM999 and built to take on the likes of the Moto G5, but it’s an impressive beast. How so? Well, we’re particularly enamoured of its punchy 5.5in screen, its slick stock Android operating system and its sturdy, premium build quality. In other areas, sure, it feels distinctly less-than-premium – but you can’t expect Galaxy S8-level performance from a handset less than a third of the Samsung’s asking price, can you?