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Not just restaurant openings, beauty launches, and watch releases: the world of tech is constantly moving, too. 

After all, humans are always on the lookout for devices that’ll improve every aspect of their current lives — be it in a more productive, effective or convenient way.

Huawei sees two new devices, a pair of earbuds, and a smartwatch to upgrade their ecosystem, while three different audio-tech brands, namely Bang & Olufsen, Devialet and Sonos, are introducing new upgrades and gadgets to improve our auditory experience, everywhere we go.

Read on for all the tech news you need to know.

[Hero and featured image credit: Sonos]

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

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Huawei launches new earbuds and smartwatch

Huawei has launched two of its latest smart audio and wearable devices in Singapore — the Huawei FreeBuds 4i and Huawei Watch FIT Elegant Edition. Get the most out of your wireless, noise-cancelling earphones with the Huawei FreeBuds 4i, crafted with 10mm large dynamic drivers that offer larger amplitude for stunning, powerful bass performance. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy up to four hours of music with a quick 10-minute fast charge, making it great for those on the go.

The Huawei Watch FIT Elegant Edition comes with all the features of the Huawei WATCH FIT Active Edition, but it has been designed to be a lot more suitable for both business and casual wear. It also sees an upgrade with a smart power-saving algorithm that enables an all-day continuous SpO2 monitoring, best for those who are keeping closer tabs on their health.

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Sonos adds a new portable speaker to its collection

Fancy a picnic outdoors? Need a portable speaker to set the mood? Enter the Sonos Roam, a sleek lightweight audio system that’s perfect for the outdoors. After all, its designed to weigh less than 500-grams, at a slim 168-millimetre in length. Did we mention it’s dustproof and fully waterproof with a rigorously tested IP67 rating? It even comes with silicone end caps and physical buttons to protect against drops or bumps. The Sonos Roam can also pair itself with more than 100 streaming services, fitting in 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge and up to 10 days of battery life when not in use.

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Bang & Olufsen introduces a new home speaker

Bang & Olufsen has introdued a new portable home speaker: the Beosound Level. Other than a visually attractive design, as with all Bang & Olufsen products, it has also been crafted with future-proofing in mind: the software module can be easily be accessed for exchange and reconnection to the mainboard, or replaced with the latest version in the future. Bored of your design? The Danish brand will continue to produce easily exchangeable front covers in new materials and colourways to fit just about any home interior.

If you’re wondering about its sound quality, Beosound Level comes with 105 watts of music power that delivers excellent clarity and dynamic bass due to its powerful five-driver speaker setup with two four-inch woofers, one two-inch full-range driver, two tweeters and low distortion amplifiers.

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Devialet upgrades its flagship Phantom speaker

French audio-tech company, Devialet, is upgrading its flagship Phantom speaker. Apart from a more intuitive interface, it also comes with a newly designed remote control for an improved user experience. Better yet, the Phantom I will now feature the brand’s unique next-generation audio processing chip, embedding signal processing and amplification performance in a unique System on a Chip (SoC) for high-performance audio, making it up to four times more energy efficient than the previous Phantom generation.

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Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.