The Must-Have Luxury Gadgets That Will Revolutionize Your Life
In a time when gadgets have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, staying up-to-date with the newest and most exciting releases is a thrilling experience. So, here are some of the most innovative and transformative luxury gadgets.
Audi Electric Mountain Bike Powered by Fantic
The German automobile manufacturer Audi holds a famed reputation for its high-end and smoothly functioning vehicles. One of its newest releases, an electric bike in collaboration with Fantic, is worth all the hype associated with the luxury motor brand. The Audi Electric Mountain Bike Powered by Fantic takes design inspiration from the Dakar Rally-winning Audi RS Q e-Tron which can be driven effortlessly even in the most challenging terrains.
Similarly, this enduro bike is engineered with motors that make it easy for cyclists to ride comfortably both uphill and downhill, thanks to its 180mm suspension mechanism that allows for a pleasant ride. It has a rotational force of 90Nm and a power output that equals 250 watts which is powered by the inbuilt 36-volt lithium-ion Fantic battery pack. Even without putting in any effort, this e-bike can go up to a speed of 25 km/h. When it comes to stopping the bike, regardless of what speed it is being driven, the brakes can be applied precisely with zero struggle due to its INCAS 2.0 braking system.
Its frame, which is complete with a digital screen for keeping track of speed and battery power, is made using an alloy of carbon and aluminium that makes the bicycle light in weight, allowing for flexible electromobility in all instances. Available in three different sizes, this Fantic-powered Audi e-bike is about HK$76,000.
Miele DGC 7860 HC Pro
Compact with its design and multi-functional with its uses, the Miele DGC 7860 HC Pro is an ergonomic kitchen essential that any person who enjoys cooking would appreciate. The combination steam oven is equipped with functions such as rapid heat up which allows for the food to be heated up within a limited time; mix-and-match for preparing different dishes simultaneously with the help of its inbuilt networking feature Miele@home which gives clear instructions on the foods that can be cooked at the same time; and more functions that make the multi-purpose product extremely efficient.
Further raising its bar, the product is embedded with a HydroClean feature that makes the maintenance of the device quite straightforward. It self-cleans the entire oven thoroughly not even leaving the stubbornest of food stains. The Miele DGC 7860 HC Pro manages to do so by combining water with its very own bio-degradable liquid cleaner that was particularly made for cleaning the interiors of the machine.
This concisely built technology-forward oven, which takes up less kitchen space while boasting a multitude of uses, is complete with movement sensors, eco-friendly heating and steaming, and power-saving options that make it sustainable. Priced at HK$98,000, it is available in the Miele Experience Centre and the brand’s online platform.
Bang & Olufsen’s Beosystem 72-23: Nordic Dawn
Catering to people who enjoy both analogue and digital music formats is Bang & Olufsen’s Beosystem 72-23: Nordic Dawn, a music system that perfectly encapsulates the timelessness of music. With only a hundred made, it is engineered to output refined sound that even the most ardent audiophile will appreciate.
This limited-edition audio system, which is a new addition to Bang & Olufsen’s Recreated Classics Program, has modernised the iconic Beogram 4000C turntable that revolutionised the world of vinyl and has combined it with two Beolab 28 stereo speakers whose reputation is for delivering high-quality acoustics. Accompanying them is the Beoremote which is integrated with movement sensors.
In addition to the above devices which are all connected through the wireless technologies – Beosound Core and Beolab Transmitter, the Beosystem 72-23 comes with a Birch wood turntable furniture with an inbuilt connectivity hub for effortlessly setting up the audio system, a wireless charging station for the Beoremote and storage space.
In terms of design, B&O has kept it simple yet striking by opting for shades that reminisce the colours of Scandinavian sunrise. Available at select Bang & Olufsen stores in Hong Kong for HK$550,000.
DJI Inspire 3 all-in-one 8K camera drone
Our eyes are often regarded as the best camera because no camera can capture a scene as vividly as human eyes. But an equally fantastic gadget is the DJI Inspire 3 all-in-one 8K camera drone, which is even better in some ways because it allows you to record and review your recordings.
DJI has opted for a compact design that brings all the parts of the drone camera – the FPV camera, visual sensors, positioning antennas and storage card slot – into a single airframe, thus not only keeping the design simple but also taking aerodynamics into consideration so that the flight is less resistant to air. This low resistance allows the drone to reach a maximum flight speed of 10m/s and a maximum duration of 28 minutes.
Its GPS system uses Real-Time Kinematics technology with centimetre-level accuracy, ensuring that the drone can be flown more precisely. The DJI Inspire 3 offers different flight modes, among which one is the repeatable routes which allow you to take the same route repeatedly until you get the shot of your liking.
For the camera, DJI has improvised its Zenmuse X9-8K to include the newly developed image processing CineCore 3.0 which allows videos to be captured in 8K resolution. It is also integrated with the Spotlight Pro feature that enables the camera to recognise its subjects more efficiently. Available at DJI’s online store for HK$88,299.