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Gear this week: A modern mechanical watch, an ISO 819,200 camera, IKEA, and more

By Team HardwareZone - 23 Feb 2018

Gear this week: A modern mechanical watch, an ISO 819,200 camera, IKEA, and more

Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch

The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown marries the best of mechanical and modern horological designs. The watch can function in one of three ways. In full e-Crown, a smartphone app keeps it accurate to the second. In semi e-Crown it’s kept accurate to the minute. And in mechanical mode the watch runs without help. Right now, the e-Crown is a concept, but a production version is expected later this year. 

Find out more about the Type 2 e-Crown on Ressence.


B&O Play Beoplay E8 All White and All Black

Tuned by B&O's sound engineers, the Beoplay E8 is engineered for rich, full-bodied sound. It features a four-hour battery life, and the carrying case can provide two charges, for a total of twelve hours of listening. The Beoplay E8 now come in two new limited edition colors — All White and All Black. They are the first two of the E8 Special Edition Collection.

Find out more about the Beoplay E8.


Pentax K-1 Mark II

The K-1 Mark II is Pentax’s newest full-frame DSLR, with the ability to shoot up to a whopping ISO 819,200. The camera uses the same 36.4MP sensor as the K-1 Mark I, and also without an AA filter. A new Pixel Shift Resolution System II allows the camera to take four images of the same scene and synthesize them into a single, high-resolution image. All without the need for a tripod.

Find out more about the K-1 Mark II on Pentax.



IKEA has collaborated with Hasselblad and seven professional photographers to offer prints from the Hasselblad Masters Award catalogue. The NORRHASSEL collection will feature eight images taken by photographers using Hasselblad medium format cameras. But you’ll need to wait — the collection will be launched in August 2018.

Find out more about the NORRHASSEL collection on IKEA.


Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

The upgraded Razer BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard is now more rugged than before. With an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance, it’ll live through accidental water spillage and keep pesky dust particles out. This is Razer’s first keyboard to offer these features, so you can now snack at your battle station with a relative peace of mind.

Find out more about the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate.