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A round up of the five hottest tech gadgets for this week.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-LX10 is a beast of a camera with its F1.4 high-speed lens, 20.1 megapixel, 1” MOS sensor. It can take 4K resolution Photos and Videos. This is definitely an impressive point-and-shoot camera that you will want to bring along where ever you go, especially when you can literally fit it in your pocket.

It’s available from Bing Lee, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Officeworks and is priced at $999.

Bose SoundSport

This is a comfortable set of in-ear Bluetooth headphones. It is designed to sit loosely in your ears without having the feeling of it being jammed in. They’re held in place by a soft silicon wing-like design. Bose does a good job making smooth-sounding headphones that are pretty well balanced with good bass performance. As its name implies, you can use it for sports and is sweat resistant. There’s even an inline remote and microphone for you to play music and answer calls.

You can get for $139 at JB Hi-Fi, Myer and The Bose Store.

Huawei Mate 9 Smartphone 

The high-performance Huawei Mate 9 is big on features with it’s massive 5.9-inch, 2K screens and long-lasting 4000mAh batteries. It runs on Huawei’s own new Kirin 960 processor and will be compatible with Google’s Daydream VR platform. It boasts a Leica-branded dual-lens camera with a f/2.2 lens. It’s overall design is updated with smoother bezels and a more refined look.

The Huawei Mate 9 will arrive on our shores on February 7 at a recommended retail price of AU $930 and will be available from Optus, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Vodafone and Allphones

LEGO Boost

Lego Boost is the best way for anyone to build robotic toys. It comes with motors and programmable bricks that work with existing Lego kits, turning them into motorized or motion-sensitive toys. There are also tilt sensors, including colour and distance sensors. You can use its companion app to drag and drop different actions to control the robot, rather than having to tediously code in commands. The kit comes with five robotic kits such as a cat, a robot, a guitar, a bulldozer and a LEGO stacking machine.

It is expected to be for sale in the second half of 2017, priced at US $160.

Super Retro Boy

The Super Retro Boy, essentially a clone of the original Game Boy, shares the same form-factor as the original, but packs more punch. It will play original Game Boy, Game Boy Colour and Game Boy Advance cartridges. Its 2500 mAh rechargeable battery will keep you playing your favourite games for 10 hours on a scratch and shatter-resistant TFT HD display.

The best part is that it is only priced at US $80 (AU$109) and will be released in August later this year. Availability in Australia has not yet been confirmed, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

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