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CE Today 9/20/23: News from Panasonic, Garmin, and Nikon

CE Today 9/20/23

Explore the latest trends and news in the CE (Consumer Electronics) space. Stay tuned daily for more updates. 

Panasonic Unveils GNW10 SoundSlayer: A Wearable Gaming Speaker for Immersive Gameplay

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Panasonic has unveiled the GNW10 SoundSlayer, a wearable gaming speaker designed to offer gamers a deeply immersive and realistic sound experience. This neck-mounted wearable gaming speaker features four 38mm speakers arranged for 3D sound, providing gamers with a sense of realism and intensity in their gaming experience.

The GNW10 is compatible with Windows 10/11 PCs, PS4/PS5 consoles, and the Nintendo Switch (TV mode only) and supports subwoofer output for enhanced audio. It also comes with a dedicated SoundSlayer app for configuring functions like equalizer settings and sound modes.

Additionally, the GNW10 uses AI voice control to ensure clear communication with co-op partners.

It will be available for $299 starting at the end of October 2023.

Nikon Unveils Zf Mirrorless Camera: A Fusion of Vintage Style and Modern Power

Nikon expands its full-frame camera lineup with the stylish Zf mirrorless camera, combining modern imaging technology from recent releases with a design inspired by classic Nikon cameras. The Zf features a 24.5 MP full-frame sensor and the powerful EXPEED 7 chip found in the Z8 and Z9 models, offering improved burst shooting, enhanced autofocus, and pixel-shift technology for high-resolution images. It excels in video capabilities, supporting H.256 10-bit internal log and UHD 4K at up to 60p.

The camera boasts 299 Automatic AF zones, advanced subject recognition, and 3D tracking for precise focus, even on fast-moving subjects. With an expanded ISO range (100-64,000) and eight stops of vibration reduction, it performs exceptionally well in low-light conditions. The Zf also offers a monochrome toggle for vintage aesthetics and dual card slots for versatile storage options. It will be available for purchase on B&H starting September 21, 2023 starting at $1,996.95 and offers photography enthusiasts a powerful and stylish tool.

Garmin Unveils Affordable vívoactive 5 Smartwatch

Garmin has introduced the vívoactive 5, its latest health and fitness smartwatch featuring a vibrant AMOLED touchscreen display. Priced affordably, it offers an array of health monitoring features, including stress, Body Battery™, and sleep tracking with personalized sleep coaching. With a remarkable battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode, users can enjoy around-the-clock health metrics. The watch also incorporates features like sleep score and coaching, Pulse Ox, heart rate variability (HRV) status, and a morning report. It includes wheelchair mode, improved workout insights, meditation practices, and customizable font sizes for smart notifications.

With over 30 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, users can stay active and even create custom workouts. The watch tracks heart rate, respiration, and more day and night, and offers menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking. It provides smartphone connectivity for texts, emails, and alerts, supports Garmin Pay™ contactless payments, and allows users to download songs from music services. The vívoactive 5 is available in multiple colorways at a suggested retail price of $299.99.