All the new technologies that blew our reviewers away in May 2022

Steelseries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless 10 . Review

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro

new standard

Positives

  • High level sound quality

  • Extensive sonar programs

  • High quality ANC

  • Comfortable fit with multiple adjustment points

  • Fully retractable microphone

  • Dual USB inputs

Negatives

  • GameDAC is not fully integrated with Sonar

  • The microphone is prone to picking up noise

  • Spatial audio can have bad interactions with the equalizer

there Wireless gaming headphones There are wireless noise canceling headphones. Two categories of products with two different use cases.

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless is, in a way, the best of both worlds. ANC (Active Noise Canceling) is better than any gaming headset we’ve tested, and the microphone is fully retractable, so it’s hard to notice. Of course, sound quality is paramount, and the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless once again proves to outperform the competition.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro

new standard

Sonos Ray 00005 مراجعة Review

Simon Cohen / Digital Trends

Sonos Ray speakers

The start of something wonderful

Positives

  • Built in Versatile Mode

  • Impressive sound for its size

  • Expandable to a full 5.1 system

  • Easy setup and control

Negatives

  • The price for small speakers

  • Lacks a few mid-range details

Sonos has made a name for itself with wireless multi-room audio. A few loudspeakers have been released over the years, but none come cheap. This is where Sonos Ray comes in. It still isn’t cheap, but at $279, it’s a lot cheaper than anything else Sonos has to offer.

And what you get in return is a compact speaker that looks remarkably cool for its size. It’s easy to set up, and of course, it can be expanded to a full 5.1 system when you’re ready to take the plunge.

Sonos Ray

Sonos Ray speakers

The start of something wonderful

dell ultrasharp 32 4k usb c hub monitor u3223qe front view angle review

Mark Kubock / Digital Trends

Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Hub

Deep black color, more power

Positives

  • Large, sharp 4K IPS panel

  • Excellent picture quality

  • USB-C hub and KVM switch are really useful

  • Outstanding build quality and design

  • Outstanding warranty and support

Negatives

  • expensive

  • HDR support is also

Next-generation panel types such as OLED and mini-LED offer deeper blacks and brighter lighting, but are still extremely rare, especially in large computer screens. This new Dell monitor takes a different approach, using LG’s new “IPS Black” technology for better contrast.

While the new Dell UltraSharp 32 4K Display (U3223GE) isn’t quite as competitive with OLED, it certainly takes IPS displays to the next level. On top of that, this UltraSharp monitor features the same great design and useful ports (and even a KVM switch!) you’ve come to expect from Dell’s line of premium monitors.

Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Hub Monitor U3223QE

Dell UltraSharp 32 4K USB-C Hub

Deep black color, more power

LG Puricare aerotower Review: Powerful, Quiet, and Efficient

LG PuriCare AeroTower

Strong, Quiet and Efficient

Positives

  • calm

  • Effective purification

  • Multiple cooling modes and fan speeds

  • 10 year warranty on the motor

If you don’t think there’s room for innovation in a simple air purifier, check out what LG does with the PuriCare AeroTower. AeroTower improves the air quality in your room as an oscillating fan. In our testing, we found the scrubbing to be surprisingly effective, all while remaining silent.

It comes with multiple cooling modes and keeps track of all purification through the app. While $600 is a lot of money to spend on an air purifier, this is the best device we’ve tested so far.

LG PuriCare AeroTower

LG PuriCare AeroTower

Strong, Quiet and Efficient

Falcon Northwest Tiki 2022 movie review 08

Jacob Roach / Digital Trends

Falcon Northwest Tiki

Mini PC games, elaborate

Positives

  • Blazing 4K gaming performance

  • Cool thermal design

  • First-class build quality

  • Accessible upgrades

  • Standard three-year warranty

  • Limited fan noise

Negatives

  • Limited Intel Configurations

Pre-built gaming PCs They usually come with compromises, no matter how good they are. Despite this, the Falcon NW Tiki is an almost perfect compact gaming PC.

The thermal design is excellent, and for a computer of its size, it produces very limited fan noise. All of this leads to great 4K gaming and easy upgrades in the future. And of course, the build quality options, cable management, and customization are all immaculate. If you can afford the premium price that comes with a small computer like this, you won’t be disappointed.

Falcon Northwest Tiki

Falcon Northwest Tiki

Mini PC games, elaborate

ATH CKS50TW 00020 الصوت Audio Technology Review

Simon Cohen / Digital Trends

Audio Technica ATH-CKS50TW

Big Buds, Great Sound, Big Battery

Positives

  • Great sound with massive bass

  • Huge battery capacity

  • Noise canceling is very good

  • Multipoint Bluetooth

  • IPX4 water resistance

  • aptX adaptation

Negatives

  • No wireless charging

  • No wear sensors

  • Huge charging case

This is Audio-Technica Wireless headphones They are the opposite of Apple’s iconic AirPods. It’s black and bulky and has a massive bass. When was the last time you could say that about a pair of noise-canceling earphones?

The buds also come with both very good ANC and long battery life. You will, of course, have to take on the big issue. But when it comes to battery life and low performance, the CKS50TW has no competition at its price.

Audio Technica ATH-CKS50TW

Audio Technica ATH-CKS50TW

Big Buds, Great Sound, Big Battery

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