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.
4) Cuphead harks back to gaming’s hard times
If you’re one of a incessantly vocal minority of “real” gamers who believes that today’s titles are too hand-holding, too coddling, too accommodating – just too darn easy, basically – then Cuphead could be the 2017 release of your (doubtless difficult) dreams. Because it’s really, really tough.
A side-scrolling shooter with a delightful 1930s cartoon look, Cuphead’s retro vibes go way beyond its genre and art style. They extend to the difficulty level too, with players required to learn increasingly complex patterns to avoid death, while taking on increasingly hard-to-kill bosses.
Get it now on Windows and Xbox One from S$29.25.
3) B&W’s first noise-cancelling cans are quietly awesome
Brit speaker stalwart Bowers & Wilkins has established itself as a maker of high-class headphones over the past few years, but it’s only just hopped aboard the noise-cancelling train this week.
As you might have hoped, however, B&W’s first attempt at a pair of quietness-making cans is looking like a highly successful one, with the £329 (S$590) PX displaying all the styling flair we’d expect from the company alongside a spec list that impresses: a battery that delivers 33 hours of wired noise cancellation playback, or 22 hours of aptX Bluetooth wireless noise cancellation playback; automatic pausing/playing of your tunes when you take them off or put them on; and the same drive units as the company’s £700 (S$1250) P9s.