Stuff Picks 05/07/15

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Our regular wrapup of the noteworthy products launched this week. 

Jays q-JAYS

Price: S$588 (pre-order from now until 26 July to get it at just S$488)

Available from: Isetan Scotts & Tampines, TwoBros Lifestyle & Gadget Stores, www.twobros.com.sg

It costs quite a bit, but it also tells you right away that these aren’t ordinary in-ear headphones. In fact, Jays wants you to know that the new q-JAYS are the world’s smallest earphones with exchangeable cables. Err… right, ok. What we’d rather have you know is that they pack top-end precision sound quality with dual balanced armatures, and come with swappable remote and mic cables for Android, iOS, and Windows smartphones.

Caudabe Veil XT for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Price: S$39

Available from: EpiCentre, EpiLife, Isetan Scotts, and Tangs Plaza

Caudabe’s been making premium ultra-thin phone cases for quite a while now, but we’ve only just gotten their Veil XT line of cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus here in Singapore. Only 0.35mm thin, you’ll barely know you’re there, yet still be able to protect and admire Apple’s superb craftsmanship and design on your device. Caudabe’s even taken the new iPhones’ protruding lens into account, building a 0.7mm ridge around it for added protection.

iFans Slim Battery Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Price: S$89

Available from: Isetan, HMV, TwoBros Lifestyle & Gadget Stores

All phones must die. Well, their batteries do. And it’s a real headache if you’ve forgot to give it a fresh charge at the end of the day. Battery packs are the solution, but an even better one is a battery pack that’s also an iPhone case. Adding up to 130% additional power with the 3100mAh (iPhone 6) or 4000mAh (iPhone 6 Plus), the iFans Slim battery case doesn’t add much bulk either at 15.2mm thickness with the iPhone mounted.

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless

Price: S$690

Available from: The Experts Group

Cut the wires. Enjoy music with absolute freedom. Listen to Apple Music with the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Bluetooth headset for up to 17 hours on a single charge. Or, if you still prefer the wired route, plug it in via the 3.5mm audio port. How’s the audio quality, you ask? Can’t be too far off the mark, given how it uses Bluetooth aptX that delivers CD-like audio quality.