New products (week of April 15)

New products (week of April 15)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V

ACTION CAMERA

Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V

$649

Full high-definition (HD) is so yesterday. Sony's new Action Cam FDR-X1000V can now shoot 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) videos.

Using its ultra wide-angle lens with a 170-degree field of view, this camera can shoot 4K videos with its Exmor R CMOS image sensor and Bionz X image processor.

And it is splash-proof too.

It can shoot videos at high frame rates of 120p in full HD and 240p in standard HD for slow-motion footage. Furthermore, its SteadyShot stabilisation technology lets you capture vibration-free action footage.

SMARTPHONE CASE

BodyCon by Uniq for Samsung Galaxy S6

$14.90

If you just bought Samsung's new Galaxy S6, the BodyCon by Uniq may be just want you need.

Just 0.3mm thick, it adds only 3g to the weight of your spanking new smartphone. It offers all-round protection minus bothersome bulk. Its matte finish prevents the S6 from slipping from your hands while showing off the smartphone's sleek lines and beautiful frame.

RUNNING WATCH

Suunto Ambit3 Run

$539, available later this month

Not everyone is a triathlete. So you may have no use for a Global Positioning System watch that tracks your cycling, swimming and skiing, in addition to running, activities.

If only running is your thing, Suunto's Ambit3 Run may be all you need.

The Ambit3 Run does without many of the functions built into its pricier Ambit3 cousins, such as the Sapphire ($1,399).

It connects to the Suunto Movescount app (iOS only) to help you plan your workouts and offers voice guidance during runs.

The Ambit3 Run comes in green, black or white.

USB CABLE

J5create USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch JUC500

$59.90

This is no ordinary USB 3.0 cable. The J5create USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch JUC500 cable lets you quickly transfer data between Windows and Mac computers.

When you connect the cable to your computer, it appears as a flash drive with the Wormhole software ready to be installed.

Once the software is installed in both computers, you can drag and drop documents or copy and paste text between two Mac computers, two Windows computers or between a Mac and a Windows computer. This cable also enables you to share one keyboard and mouse between the two computers.

USB WALL CHARGER

Energea Travelite 4.8

$49.90

Ever felt you needed more USB ports to charge your numerous gadgets when you travel? The Energea Travelite 4.8 is here to help.

This wall charger has three USB ports. So you can charge three smartphones at the same time, or two smartphones and one tablet.

It has a built-in retractable two-pin United States plug and comes with a three-pin British plug adaptor. Simply push back the retractable US pins and snap on the British plug adapter to use it in Singapore or Hong Kong.

PROJECTOR

Canon LV-WX300UST

$1,899

With office and home space shrinking, projectors that can deliver huge images from short distances are in demand.

Canon's LV-WX300UST digital light-processing projector can do exactly that.

This machine can project 80-inch images in 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution from a mere 28.2cm. Place it 44.6cm from a screen and it can even manage a 100-inch image.

It has a brightness of 3,000 lumens, a contrast ratio of 2,300:1 and comes with plenty of ports, including two VGA and two HDMI ports.


This article was first published on Apr 15, 2015.
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