Stuff Picks: the gadgets to get on 1/11

This week, get the hottest smartwatch, speakers and anything that catches your fancy

Pebble Time (S$329)

For the social media savvy, the Pebble Time comes with a waterproof microphone which allows for voice replies to incoming notifications or short voice notes.

With always on colour e-paper display, five to seven days of battery life, stainless steel bezel and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass screen, this smartwatch blows its predecessors out of the water.

The time-centric operating system organises information like notifications, weather, news, travel and reminders chronologically. This smartwatch works with iOS 8 and above and almost all Android 4.0+ phones.

Jaybird X2 (S$259)

Jaybird’s new X2 headphones has enhanced Bluetooth audio with its own codec that decodes audio at an enhanced bit rate resulting in crystal clear audio. Besides being pint sized, the Jaybird X2 is also designed to operate without using a lot of power. This in turn has resulted in eight hours of playtime which is about a full week of workout sessions.

SignalPlus eliminates cross-body signal interference and dropout which is great for people who’re active. The X2’s housing allows its user to wear the product under-ear or over-ear with a reduced cord length via a cord management clip. All of the X2’s components are treated to deliver on its sweat-proof promise and throws in a lifetime sweat proof warranty.

Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Audio system (S$1,399)

With its built-in dual amplifiers, this audio system recreates original sound spaces through the stereo speakers or via headphones. A 14mm soft dome tweeter and highly rigid 62mm woofer supported by a bass reflex port suppresses noise and distortion even at close range.

Sony’s new LDAC audio technology transmits triple the data which ensures that you have a great wireless listening experience from your device via Bluetooth. NFC-enabled smartphones can instantly pair with the CAS-1 as well.

Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond (S$5,000-28,000)

These high-end loudspeakers redefine what’s possible from a hi-fi loudspeaker. The new Continuum cone replaces the Kevlar cones that’s been a major part of the why 800 Series did just… okay. The bass performance was improved by inserting the aerofoil cone which reduces distortion because of new cone geometry.

Knomo Knomad Air (S$109)

For your frequent travels, get the Knomo Knomad Air. Especially if you're lugging an Apple iPad Air or 10in equivalent tablet along. Because with this bag, you can slot it in easily, and add anything else in your travel inventory. Slots are available for your pen, credit cards, smartphones and of course, don't forget your passport. Plus, a space to slot in your slim battery pack to keep your tablet going when it needs that extra juice.

Additional text by Tein Hee Seow