Bose QC45
Bose QC45
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HEADPHONES

Bose QC45

The successor to Bose’s wildly popular QuietComfort (QC) 35 series, the new QC45 head-phones retain the hallmarks of their predecessor — amazing audio, all-day comfort and stability, easy-to-use controls, and rock-solid connectivity — while introducing new features. Boasting just two settings — Quiet Mode and Aware Mode — the QC45 has improved noise cancellation to better silence mid-range frequencies, as well as the ability to provide full transparency so you can hear your surrounding environ-ment without having to remove them. It also makes for better calls or Zoom meetings thanks to a beam-form array that isolates your voice and a rejec-tion array that dampens and blocks audible distractions. Function-specific buttons make navigating the QC45 an easy affair. With a new USB-C charging port and up to 24 hours’ battery life, the Bose QC45 will outlast any meeting or flight.

Pre-order 11 November, estimated retail price R8 500, soundimports.co.za

SMARTPHONE

Xiaomi 11T Pro

Expectations are high whenever Xiaomi, the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer, unveils a new model. With the 11T Pro, those expectations are exceeded. Hailed as a “cinematic power-house”, the 11T Pro has a triple camera setup consisting of a 108MP high-resolution wide-an-gle, 120° ultra-wide-angle, and 2x telemacro camera. It also boasts AI Cinema modes, 8K recording, Dolby Atmos immersive audio, and dual speakers with sound by Harman Kardon. All of this is powered by a Snapdragon 888 system-on-chip (SoC) and a 5 000mAh battery with 120W charging that can charge your device from 0-100% in just 17 minutes. If the 11T Pro is a bit too much for you, you may want to explore the non-pro variant, which has the same camera and display but decreases the charging speed to 67W and swaps the Snapdragon SoC for a MediaTek one. F

rom R13 999, vodacom.co.za

Xiaomi 11T Pro.
Xiaomi 11T Pro.
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SMARTWATCH

Huawei Watch 3 series

Consisting of two de-vices, the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, Huawei’s new smartwatch series runs on the company’s next-generation HarmonyOS 2 smart operating system. The Watch 3 series boasts a brighter, scratch-re-sistant, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint face made with ultra-curved 3D glass, while the body is made of heavy-duty titanium. Both devices are built to withstand the harshest of South African conditions without compromising the sleek design.A timeless aesthetic is one thing, but a smartwatch without great features isn’t exactly smart. Thank-fully, the Watch 3 series sports a new chipset that provides precise GPS location services, helps fitness enthusi-asts track their health more accurately, and automatically sends an alert if you have fallen. With 6GB of on-board storage, you’ll be able to store apps and music on the watch without tethering it to your phone. In addition, the eSIM technology lets you send and receive phone calls and text messages even when your phone runs out of battery or isn’t around. The Huawei Watch 3 Pro has up to five days of battery life in smart mode and 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode, while the Huawei Watch 3 has three days’ battery life in smart mode and 14 days in ultra-long battery life mode.

From R7 299, consumer.huawei.com/za/wearables/

Huawei Watch 3 Series.
Huawei Watch 3 Series.
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 From the November edition of Wanted, 2021.

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