Stuff Picks: the gadgets to get on 8/11

We round up the gadgets we think are the It-gadgets of this week

Star Wars Special Edition notebook (from S$1,299)

HP collaborates with Disney and Lucasfilm to create the Star Wars Special Edition notebook in anticipation of the release of Star Wars:‘The Force Awakens’.

With up to 7 hours of battery life and a full HD 15.6 inch display, users are in for a viewing treat.

There’s also the choice between sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 1TB of HDD and up to 8 GB RAM. Users have the option to choose between Intel HD Graphics 520 and NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphic processors.

The Imperial Cog desktop icon will take users to the Star Wars Command Center’s themes and galleries. Here’s where users can find unique images (over 1,100) spanning 40 years of Star Wars history. Aurebesh font is also available for an authentic Star Wars experience along with a Death Star icon for the Recycle Bin (not destroyed when empty, destroyed when full).

Samsung Galaxy View (from S$898)

With a whopping 18.4 inch full-HD screen, the new Samsung Galaxy View offers all a regular sized tablet can but with a huge display.

Boasting video playback of up to eight hours, the Galaxy View offers long hours of access to Android apps, content via Google Play and Samsung Galaxy apps which fits the different needs of your family.

Family Square is a feature on the Galaxy View which allows its users to design their own notes on photos for sharing. Additionally, its full-HD (2.1 MP) front camera makes video calls a clearer and richer experience.

The Galaxy View comes with Wi-Fi and 4G+ options in 32 GB with microSD supporting up to 128GB.

Orpheus (around €50,000, about S$76,300)

If you happen to have a huge chunk of change, Sennheiser has released a new version of the high end earphone system, Orpheus. Hand-made in Germany, these headphones were in the making for a decade by a team of Sennheiser experts.

Combining the advantages of a tube amplifier and a transistor amplifier, the Orpheus produces quality sound with precise recordings, spatiality and frequency response that extends beyond a human’s hearing ability.

Made with 6,000 meticulously chosen components such as gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes, platinum-vaporised diaphragms and Carrara marble, to ensure a hearing experience like no other, this could slightly justify its price.

Klipsch XR8i Hybrid In-Ear Headphones (S$469)

The XR8i boasts the single full-range KG-723 balanced armature unique to Klipsch which delivers cleaner, natural sounding vocals and defined upper frequencies. This pair has the rich bass of the R6i’s driver and the clarity of the balanced armature to create sound that can only be rivaled by a home theatre system.

If you're into electronic music (trance, house, drum and bass etc), these XR8i may blow your socks off because it is said to be the best for this genre compared to its brethren under Klipsch.

With its pinched oval shape and upward angle and inward tilt, there’s no mushing of headphones into your ear canal or that ache that comes with long hours of wearing ill-fitting in-ear headphones.