Honor’s first true wireless (TWS) earbuds with noise-cancelling is finally here — the Honor Magic Earbuds.
The first thing that Honor is harping about these earbuds is its sound quality. The company says it the Magic Earbuds will “cater [to] the needs of audiophiles and music enthusiasts.” A 10nm dynamic driver unit is at the heart of the earbuds to accomplish this feat.
Next is noise-cancelling. They’re doing this in two ways. First is the hybrid feedforward-feedback ANC technology. The company says it can effectively reduce distracting background noise up to 32dB. It achieves this through a feedforward mic that cancels environmental noise and a feedback mic that further filters out remaining undesirable sound in your ears.
Second is noise-cancelling during calls. The Magic Earbuds uses three Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) microphones on each side. Two external and an internal microphones work in tandem to precisely capture users’ voice while supressing the ambient noise. It’s then supported by adaptive noise cancelling technology.
If this noise-cancelling is anything like the one found the Huawei Freebuds 3, then it should deliver as promised.
Lastly, the Magic Earbuds adopt an ergonomic trapezoidal design with three sizes of silicon ear tips to ensure a proper and sung fit. It’s in-ear, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Honor says it should form a tight seal for passive noise isolation
Pricing and availability
Available in Pearl White and Robin Egg Blue, the Honor Magic Earbuds will retails for EUR 99.90 at hihonor.com in Netherland, France, Germany and Italy. Availability in Malaysia and the UK (GBP 89.99) will follow soon.
|Netherlands||€ 99.90||Bundle offer with HONOR Band5 (€29.90)||05/05/2020 – 18/05/2020||HIHONOR.COM/NL|
|France||€ 99.90||Bundle offer with HONOR Band5 (€29.90)||05/05/2020 – 11/05/2020||HIHONOR.COM/FR|
|Germany||€ 99.90||10€ off||05/05/2020 – 18/05/2020||HIHONOR.COM/DE|
|Italy||€ 99.90||20€ off||05/05/2020 – 13/05/2020||HIHONOR.COM/IT|
Sony WH-1000XM5 is a luxury for your ears
Improve noise cancelation and audio quality
Sony remains one of the most important players in the noise-canceling realm. While Bose is also a force in the industry, Sony is doing what it can to improve its own audio technology. Following up its impressive flagship lineup of headphones, the company has announced the WH-1000XM5, a new pair for your discerning ears.
Much like its predecessor, the WH-1000XM5 follows the same tradition of design. The sleeker evolution makes way for a softer, more comfortable fit around your skull, bolstered by synthetic leather.
Under the hood, the headphones sports an additional processor to improve noise cancelation, especially in mid to high frequency ranges. It can also adapt to various user scenarios like those who wear glasses or have long hair.
As always, Sony is also focusing on audio quality. The 30mm driver uses a light dome with carbon fiber composite material to deliver natural sound. Plus, with Sony’s LDAC coding technology, users can enjoy Hi-Fi Audio. DSEE Extreme automatically upscales audio files to high quality. Finally, if your audio can support it, the headphones is compatible with 360 Reality Audio.
The WH-1000XM5 also worked on call quality with four beamforming microphones on the device and noise reduction.
Starting May 20, users can buy the WM-1000XM5 for US$ 399.99.
Western Digital introduces ‘world’s fastest’ memory cards, new SSDs
Availability, capacity for memory cards to be announced
Western Digital, the company behind the renowned SanDisk storage brand, introduced new innovations at their What’s Next Western Digital Event.
Included in the reveal are a new modular SSD ecosystem and the world’s fastest SD and microSD memory cards designed for professionals: the SanDisk Professional PRO-UHS.
Terabytes of storage on the go
The new SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE modular SSD ecosystem was designed to meet the need for ultrafast portable storage devices.
The powerful ecosystem lets users swap out lightweight and high-capacity PRO-BLADE SSD mags so terabytes worth of storage may be carried easily.
The ecosystem includes:
- PRO-BLADE SSD Mag
- PRO-BLADE TRANSPORT portable SSD enclosure
- PRO-BLADE STATION desktop SSD enclosure
Western Digital also announced read speeds of up to 200MB/s on its SanDisk Extreme PRO memory card line (SD and microSD).
Paired with the new SanDisk professional PRO-READER (SD and microSD), the new products are poised to deliver unmatched speeds to enable users to offload content and other files quickly.
New WD_BLACK SSD
When it comes to gamers, Western Digital also revealed two new additions to its WD_BLACK gaming SSD lineup, with each storage coming with innovative features.
WD_BLACK SN850X NVMe SSD:
- Read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s
- Minimized latency, predictive loading, adaptive thermals management
- Downloadable WD-BLACK Dashboard for Game Mode 2.0
- Optional heatsink
- RGB lighting
WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD:
- USB 3.2 Gen2x2 interface
- Read speeds of up to 2,000MB/s
- Downloadable WD_BLACK Dashboard
- RGB lighting
Availability and storage capacities for the SanDisk memory cards will be announced later. For more information on the newest products, visit www.WDBLACK.com.
Lightweight king: Razer unveils Viper V2 Pro
20 percent lighter than the Viper Ultimate
One of the world’s lightest gaming mice is now available in the Philippines. Razer has announced the release of the ultra-lightweight and wireless gaming mouse Viper V2 Pro.
The package box will include additional grip tapes pre-cut to the mouse’s shape, a Razer Speedflex charging cable and 2.4GHz HyperSpeed USB dongle extender.
Peak performance at your fingertips
The Viper V2 Pro is 20 percent lighter than the Viper Ultimate, and comes with cutting-edge tech features, such as:
- Razer Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3
- better battery life
- all-new Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
Determined to make the Viper V2 Pro the new standard for gaming mice, Razer designed it hand-in-hand with feedback from esports pros.
This includes 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Grand Finals MVP Jimmy “Marved” Nguyen of OpTic Gaming.
For the pro
Razer’s new Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor helps achieve a complete resolution accuracy of 99.8 percent.
The powerful new sensor is equipped with AI functionality such as Smart Tracking, Motion Sync and Asymmetric Cut-off for the ultimate performance at the highest levels of play.
The Viper V2 Pro also features the new Razer Optical Mouse Switches Gen-3 for absolutely zero double-clicking issues and no debounce delay.
These new switches are rated for a click lifecycle of up to 90 million clicks, an increase of 25 percent from the previous generation’s lifespan.
Other aspects that will benefit gamers include support for USB-C charging and DPI control button on the bottom of the mouse.
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