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Jabra Adds Three New Products to its Elite True Wireless Line-up

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Jabra has announced the launch of three products to establish its new Elite true wireless line-up – the Elite Pro, Elite Active, and core Elite lines. The additions include the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, a revolutionary product that features Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology, offering best-in-class call performance. Jabra is also releasing the Elite 7 Active with pioneering ShakeGrip coating, perfect for those active lifestyles. Finally, the third addition to the range is the Jabra Elite 3, which brings fantastic sound while on the go to a wide audience.

This redefined Elite range signifies the latest breakthrough in true wireless technology: each one is specifically engineered to reinvent the true wireless experience as you know it by introducing new and unique technologies optimised for specific use cases in a sleek and modern design. As one of the first companies to introduce true wireless technology, Jabra has taken six generations worth of learning and is reinventing true wireless to better fit with the needs of today’s millions of true wireless users.

The new Elite range is tailored for specific use scenarios. Jabra’s new Pro category is designed for those who want the best of the best for calls and music, allowing users to experience true wireless without limits. Jabra’s Active category is tailored for sports and active lifestyles and the earbuds are specifically engineered to stay put when you sweat. Finally, Elite 3 makes up part of Jabra’s core category, a new standard for entry-level, on-the-go sound.

Jabra MultiSensor Voice
The introduction of innovative Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology for the Elite 7 Pro delivers ultimate call clarity, even in the noisiest places. More people are connecting through voice: Voice calling increased year on year in 2021 and is the number two use case after music. Jabra MultiSensor Voice combines a bone conduction sensor, four microphones, and algorithms to ensure crystal clear calls. Jabra’s expertise in developing intelligent algorithms resulted in the engineering of one of the first consumer earbuds that use this hybrid technology.

A cutting-edge voice pick-up (VPU) sensor in both earbuds makes Jabra MultiSensor Voice so effective. The intelligent algorithms constantly analyse the types of noise being picked up by the built-in microphones, and when they detect wind noise, they automatically activate the VPU sensor. Bone conduction technology is used to transmit voice via the vibrations in the jawbone, and the intelligent algorithm then uses the best combination of the bone conduction sensor and microphones to transmit the best call clarity.

In addition, adjustable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) creates a fully immersive experience. Sound can be personalised even further by creating a personalised audio profile with Jabra MySound technology and using HearThrough – a technology that allows the user to define exactly how much outside noise they want to let in. The Elite 7 Pro earbuds are 16 percent smaller than the hugely popular Jabra Elite 75t, which are Jabra’s smallest earbuds so far.

By leveraging Jabra’s database of 62,000 unique ear scans, the technology pioneer was able to create a map of the average human ear and use the insight to totally redesign the earbud. Then, after excessive testing, Jabra has been able to produce an earbud that offers exceptional sound quality and optimised comfort. The all-encompassing earbuds come with nine hours of non-stop playtime with ANC and 35 hours with case charging, with fast charging that delivers 1.2 hrs of power in just 5 minutes. The Elite 7 Pro comes with Alexa built-in, Siri and Google Assistant.

Jabra ShakeGrip Technology
For those who are looking for the best fit for an active lifestyle, the Jabra Elite 7 Active is specifically engineered to suit them. Save for the Multisensor Voice technology, the Active version features the same top-quality experience as the Elite 7 Pro, with four built-in microphones for call technology and an additional two for personalisation plus adjustable ANC. In addition, based on Jabra’s unique understanding of the ear, the use of liquid silicone rubber, and a wing-free design, the new Elite 7 Active with ShakeGrip coating is designed to give the ultimate fit whatever your movements, changing the way people work out. For those who want to go outside whilst being active, the microphone mesh removes wind from calls, whilst the performance-boosting audio ensures a powerful workout music experience.

Jabra Elite 3
The Jabra Elite 3 is the perfect choice for those seeking a rich sound, powerful bass, and clear calls at a lower price point. After recognising a gap in the market for a lower price earbud that still offers the exceptional sound quality, Jabra has used its years of experience to make great sound an option for everyone. The earbuds are engineered to bring music to life with 6mm speakers and deliver crystal clear calls with 4-microphone call technology, a class-leading music equaliser, inclusion of Qualcomm aptX HD audio, and seven hours of battery life (28 hours including the charging case).

The earbuds offer outstanding noise isolation and with HearThrough awareness, users can tap into the sounds of their surroundings. Elite 3 also comes with an all-day comfortable and secure fit, sleek Danish design, and in a new range of colours including Dark Grey, Navy, Lilac, and Light Beige. René Svendsen-Tune, CEO at Jabra said, “We are more connected than ever before. The world has also never been noisier, which requires innovative technology to ensure people can be assured of a clear voice, calls, and music experience. At Jabra, we take our many years of experience to push the boundaries of technology, with the launch of our Elite 7 Pro, Elite 7 Active, and Elite 3 earbuds as a result. The introduction of these new products signifies huge developments within the market, and we are excited to be at the forefront.”

The Elite 7 Pro will be available for a price of AED 799. Stocks will be available in the second week of October. The Elite 7 Active is priced at AED 699 and stocks will be available end of Oct/early Nov. The Elite 3 is priced at AED 349 and stocks are already available in the market.

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Razer Launches Fortnite PC Peripherals Collection

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Razer has announced the launch of the new Razer | Fortnite collection – the official Fortnite licensed PC gaming peripherals. In a deal brokered by IMG, the Razer | Fortnite collection includes four of Razer’s PC gaming peripherals inspired by Fortnite’s iconic Battle Bus and Supply Llama. Each product also comes with an in-game cosmetic which can be claimed using a redemption card found inside the box.

Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro – Fortnite Edition
Shoot your shot and hit the mark with a wireless, ultra-lightweight ergonomic mouse that feels incredibly comfortable to hold. Click heads and crank 90s at will with the response that is trusted by the pros. The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro – Fortnite Edition also comes with the Cliffhanger in-game Pickaxe.

Razer BlackWidow V4 X – Fortnite Edition
Turbo build like a boss with an advanced RGB mechanical keyboard featuring 6 macro keys. Do it all without skipping a beat thanks to smooth, silent switches. The Razer BlackWidow V4 X – Fortnite Edition also comes with the Demon Skull in-game Pickaxe.

Razer Kraken V3 X – Fortnite Edition
Your Jam Tracks differently with beefy sound and greater immersion in a lightweight, ultra-comfy RGB headset. The Razer Kraken V3 X also boasts a crystal-clear mic for seamless communication with your squad. The Razer Kraken V3 X – Fortnite Edition also comes with the Raptor in-game Glider.

Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma – Fortnite Edition:
Make your setup lit with a large, soft gaming mouse mat featuring unique LED edge lighting powered by Razer Chroma RGB. Track opponents flawlessly thanks to a surface optimized for speed and precision. The Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma – Fortnite Edition also comes with the Dauntless Dragon in-game Glider.

The pricing of these devices is as follows:

  • Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro – Fortnite Edition $169.99
  • Razer BlackWidow V4 X – Fortnite Edition $169.99
  • Razer Kraken V3 X – Fortnite Edition $99.99
  • Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma – Fortnite Edition $99.99
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Soundcore by Anker H30i Wireless Headphones Review: A Bass-Boosted Budget Buddy

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Soundcore by Anker’s new H30i Wireless Headphones is a new addition to the company’s already established range of audio products. The H30i sports a familiar on-ear design. Available in black and light ivory, the aesthetics are clean and minimalist. The build quality feels surprisingly sturdy for the price point of AED 130.

An adjustable headband with metal reinforcements ensures a comfortable fit for most head sizes. Soft, leatherette earcups provide decent passive noise isolation. At a feather-light 183 grams, the H30i disappears on your head during extended listening sessions. The earcups swivel flat for easy storage in the included pouch, making them a travel-friendly companion.

Sound Quality
The H30i prioritises bass. Bass lovers will find themselves grinning from ear to ear. Anker’s signature BassUp technology delivers powerful, punchy lows that thump satisfyingly on genres like hip-hop and EDM. However, this emphasis on bass can sometimes overwhelm the mids and highs. Instruments such as guitars and vocals can sound slightly muffled.

The saving grace is the Soundcore app. This app unlocks the H30i’s true potential. It offers a variety of EQ presets, including a custom option, allowing you to tailor the sound signature to your preference. The “Electronic” preset, for example, does a good job of boosting clarity in the highs without sacrificing too much bass. Overall, while the H30i might not be an audiophile’s dream come true, it delivers a fun and engaging listening experience, especially for bass enthusiasts.

Battery Life and Connectivity
The H30i shines in the battery department. Anker boasts a staggering 70 hours of playback on a single charge, which is phenomenal for wireless headphones at this price point. During testing, we achieved close to that figure, making these headphones ideal for long journeys or all-day listening sessions. Even heavy users will likely only need to charge them once a week.

The H30i utilises Bluetooth 5.3, offering a stable connection with minimal lag. Multipoint connection allows you to seamlessly switch between two devices, making it convenient for juggling work calls and personal music listening.

Call Quality and Features
Call quality on the H30i is pretty good, too. Your voice will be audible on the other end, but background noise might be a bit more prominent than with some pricier headphones. Integrated controls on the earcup allow for volume adjustment, playback control, and answering calls. These controls are fairly intuitive and easy to use.

The H30i also offers a gaming mode that prioritises low latency for a more synchronised audio experience. While the difference might be subtle, it’s a welcome addition for casual gamers. Unfortunately, the H30i lacks active noise cancellation (ANC), a feature commonly found in higher-end models. However, it isn’t a biggie considering the relatively low entry point.

Verdict
At its price point of AED 130, the Soundcore H30i offers exceptional value for money. The combination of phenomenal battery life, comfortable design, and powerful bass response makes it a compelling choice for budget-conscious listeners who prioritise powerful low-end. The ability to customise the sound signature through the app adds further value.

Price: AED 130

Soundcore by Anker H30i Wireless Headphones AED 130
  • Final Rating
3.5

Summary

The H30i utilises Bluetooth 5.3, offering a stable connection with minimal lag. Multipoint connection allows you to seamlessly switch between two devices, making it convenient for juggling work calls and personal music listening.

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Logitech Launches Signature Slim Keyboard in the Middle East

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Logitech has announced the Middle East launch of its new Signature Slim K950 Wireless Keyboard designed to simplify the experience across personal and work computers throughout the region. For people with a single workspace for both professional and personal tasks, the Signature Slim products are beautifully designed solutions that look good in the home or office. With more features than typical entry-level keyboards and time-saving software customization, this keyboard creates a seamless, magical experience to manage work and life at the desk.

“We created the Signature Slim keyboard as the perfect companion to the Signature mouse we introduced two years ago to help the many people who juggle work, life and everything in between,” said Art O’Gnimh, general manager of the Core Personal Workspace Solutions business at Logitech. “Signature Slim helps you stay in control of professional and personal worlds, connecting effortlessly to both your home and work computers.”

The Signature Slim K950 brings familiar responsive laptop-like typing to the desk in a slim design. Optimize your desk time and daily tasks with Logi Options+ App, the software that will enhance your experience with the Signature Slim Keyboard. Transition easily between work and leisure with shortcuts such a volume control, play/pause and mute/unmute or use Smart Actions, which gives you the power to skip repetitive actions by automating multiple tasks with a single keystroke, to start or end your day in one touch. The Signature Slim K950 is now available for purchase at leading in-store and online retailers across the region.

Signature Slim K950 keyboards are designed in line with Logitech’s goal to create product experiences that improve people’s lives. This means considering environmental and social impacts as part of every design decision. Both products are certified carbon neutral, just like the rest of Logitech products, and the paper packaging comes from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources. The plastic parts in Signature Slim K950 include certified post-consumer recycled plastic to give a second life to end-of-use plastic from old consumer electronics.

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