Flexing Those Gizmos

Story By
Isaac William Jefferson Mandagie

The ‘weird flex’ is used whenever someone explains or boasts about something considered odd. With these fashionable gadgets, you can flex without feeling weird.

Harman Kardon Traveler Speaker

If we were to list the best products for audiophiles, Harman Kardon would surely figure among the top brands because they keep on producing great peripherals and their new Traveler speaker sets a new bar since it also functions as a power bank. The Traveler has a simple and minimalistic design with an aluminum unibody and control buttons that are placed on its leather-coated top with LED lights, giving it a premium look, while the side boasts power input port, audio jack and USB port. It sounds louder than you may expect from its size, and it clearly evokes the sound of every instrument. The Traveler also includes dual-microphones which is useful for making conference calls, complete with built-in noise and echo reduction tech. With a 2500mAh battery, The Traveler can run for up to 10 hours on a single charge. On the whole, it’s an ideal compact speaker with top-notch sound, long-lasting battery and multi-function capabilities. If there is one drawback it is that the speaker doesn’t really perform similarly across all music genres, but it does make up for this with portability.

Master & Dynamic MW60 Foldable Wireless Over Ear Headphones

Master & Dynamic is becoming an important force in the industry. With their new MW60 headphones, the quality of their headphone design is at the very top. Master & Dynamic has really given extra attention to sound quality, which feels natural and with great “oomph” provided by the bass along with well-tuned mid-range and low-mids which offer plenty of warmth to the sound without making it too muddied. The high-mids give enough presence to push vocals into the front, while the high-end sounds good with a slit sizzle. Its build ensures you feel comfortable using it over longer periods. The MW60 is a premium product that has phenomenal sound and looks and you are going to get the quality you pay for.

Apple Watch Series 4 - Gold Stainless Steel Case with Gold Milanese Loop

With the new launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 and its stunning new gold finish, Apple has introduced a new gold Milanese loop band. The Series 4 functions like your usual Apple Watch but it is different from the previous series. The first significant difference is that the size is bigger with a 42mm case and a 740 sq mm display area. The watch OS 5 still works the same but with significant improvements to its features and new software such as the Walkie-Talkie mode. The sound when receiving a call is good but users may need to find a quiet environment to make the louder speaker work. We noticed a few times when Siri wasn’t able to process commands but re-pairing the watch to the user’s iPhone may work. The Series 4 comes in two materials, aluminum and stainless steel and the new Gold Milanese Loop band suits the polished gold stainless steel finish really well.  The clasp has a perfectly tuned magnet that holds its place but is easy to remove, while the loop band feels comfortable around your wrist. All in all, it’s a smartwatch with a stylish finish and great functionality.