For all technology lovers and everyone else who is excited about new gadgets, it definitely has been good times. From the news of the affordable wireless subwoofer by Sonos and the latest action cameras by DJI and GoPro, there has never been a better time to be alive and experience the world through the lens and sounds. News from Amazon was about its release of a new Kindle, cheaper and chargeable via USB-C and let’s not forget about Astell&Kern’s new flagship, the SP3000. But there is more to be on the lookout for and here is all you need to know.
1. Sonos Sub Mini
The new wireless mini Sub by Sono is smaller than the other version of the Sub but being a Sub Mini makes it more affordable than its predecessor costing only $429 against the $749 of the existing Sub. It also weighs twice as small with only 14 pounds against the 36 pounds of the Sub.
If you’re worried about sound and performance, be rest assured because the Sub Mini works just like the Sub allowing you to add bass to your Sonos home theatre or speaker system.
The Sub Mini though has been specifically designed to pair with Sonos’s smaller soundbars and speakers like the Ray, Beam (Gen 2), or a stereo pair of Ones. But unlike with the Sub which allows you to pair with two Sonos sounders the Arc, with the Sub Mini you can only pair one the Mini with a Sonos soundbar.
Look out for Sonos Sub Mini in stores across the globe from October 6 and it will be available in white and black finishes.
2. DJI Osmo Action 3
Osmo Action 3 is the latest action camera from DJI weighing about 145 g. It’s a mash-up of two of its previous action cameras one from 2019 and Action 2 from 2021. Action 3 takes after the classic design of its 2019 Osmo Action and the sensor and shooting capabilities from Action 2 (maxes out at 4K at 120fps).
With a quick-release mounting system and an expected price of $ 329+, the new Osmo Action camera is a new game changer by DJI. The new camera’s touchscreen is dual and it comes with a fast charging ability and an improved battery life of up to 160 minutes.
The Osmo Action 3 supports up to 230 GB of microSD and does not have built-in storage capacity. It can be used in underwater shooting when fitted with its waterproof case.
3. Fujifilm X-H2
Fujifilm continues to show us why they are still in the game by never stopping short of improving their works of art. After the X-H2S comes the X-H2 Fuji’s latest mirrorless camera to add to its X Series correction of cameras.
The X-H2 like the X-H2S has the same processor, electronic viewfinder, and built-in image stabilization but the parallel ends there. The X-H2 has been given the highest resolution out of the X series cameras with a 40.2-megapixel APS-CC sensor.
Unlike the X-H2S, the latest X-H2 consumes less power and with the VG-XH vertical grip option, you can add two extra batteries if you’re out for the whole day.
Price: $2,000 (body only)
4. GoPro Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Black Mini
The newest action camera introduced by GoPro is Hero 11 Black and it’s the latest model that the company is trying to promote.
While it may look like GoPro’s model from last year, the Hero 11 Black takes higher resolution photos and videos with its added larger sensor.
The Hero 11 Black also allows you to automatically upload your videos to the cloud and comes with enhanced audio and a lot of mounting options. With GoPro, you don’t have to be an expert to take good videos.
And because GoPro knows that size matters to some people, the Hero 11 Black Mini is the icing on top. It’s a smaller version of the Hero 11 Black, with the same abilities minus the dual touchscreen display that you will find on the bigger model.
You can still get videos sent to your phone after you highlight them, plus the easy connection between sharing your videos to social media and the HyperSmooth 5.0 ability for video stabilization.
The GoPro Hero 11 Black Mini is expected to be available from 25 October but the Hero 11 Black Mini is available in stores now.
Price: $300+ normal size. Mini; $400+
5. Amazon Kindle (2022)
A new Kindle version by Amazon is coming out with upgrades but with the same cost of $100. While it’s not as fancy as the high-ended Kindle devices, this new entry-level Kindle has been upgraded and fitted with improved battery life, a better and brighter screen than the last version and for charging, it supports USB-C making it easier to charge with an existing charger (USB-C being the standard charging way).
The 11th generation Kindle has taken out micro-USB charging to the delight of many. The e-reader is not available yet but can be pre-ordered in some regions and is set to be out on 12 October. The new Kindle is also lighter with a resolution upgrade of 300 pixels per inch.
6. Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000
For music lovers, the announcement by Astell&Kern of a new portable hi-fi player was music to their ears. The SP3000 is a beauty with the perfect blend of design and operation with high-end 904L stainless steel so you can feel the texture and a large touchscreen of 5.46”.
It comes with 256GB of internal storage space but that can be extended with external memory. The flagship SP3000 can support almost all lossless audio codecs up to 32-bit/768kHz because it has been fitted with the new high-end DAC (AK4499EX).
The final touch; the SP3000 by Astell&Kern runs on an Android operating system making it an easy experience to access your lossless service – whether Tidal, Apple Music, or Qobuz.