New products (Week of April 8)

New products (Week of April 8)
LG 65EC970T


Alcatel OneTouch Flash

$228, available exclusively on

Alcatel's OneTouch Flash is an affordable phablet with a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel touchscreen.

The Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) smartphone features an octa-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of system memory for fast performance.

The device weighs just 150g, but is equipped with a rear 13-megapixel full high-definition camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera with Smart Beauty functions for selfie lovers. It is available in white and grey.


Dyson Pure Cool


This may look like Dyson's Air Multiplier fan, but it is actually the Dyson Pure Cool, an air purifier.

Unlike conventional air purifiers that rely on big motors to force air through bulky filters to capture particles, the Pure Cool draws in air via a mixed-flow impeller using Dyson's Air Multiplier and an energy-efficient motor.

The air is passed through a patented 360-degree glass Hepa filter that is able to trap even the smallest particles of pollen and bacteria. The purified air leaves the amplifier loop at high velocity. So the Pure Cool doubles as a fan, too, purifying the air and making it circulate at the same time.


LG 65EC970T

$10,999, available end of the month

Oled (organic light-emitting diode) TV screens are thinner, lighter and more flexible than LCD or LED TVs. They also consume less power. Put this technology into a curved display and you get the LG 65EC970T TV.

Its display features a 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. Utilising LG's proprietary Four-Colour Pixel WRGB technology to produce vivid and life-like colours, this set is said to display richer, brighter and more natural hues.

Supported by a beautiful leaf-shaped stand, the sleek curved screen makes a perfect centrepiece for your living room.


Jabra Stealth UC


Weighing a mere 7.9g, the Jabra Stealth UC is the lightest Bluetooth headset in its class, according to its maker. It is slim and petite - only 1cm longer than an AA battery.

It can be paired with up to eight devices and used with two devices at the same time.

The Jabra Stealth has built-in Near Field Communication (NFC), so it is easy to pair with your NFC devices. It also has a pre-connected USB dongle to plug into your laptop, so the Stealth UC can be used for videoconferencing.


Pioneer AVH-X8750BT


Pioneer's latest flagship in-car multimedia receiver, AVH-X8750BT, provides smartphone connectivity with enhanced audio and video capabilities on a touchscreen display.

It supports Apple CarPlay, which allows iPhone (5 or later) users to use Siri voice control to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, and listen to music and podcasts.

The receiver also features Pioneer's AppRadio Mode, which lets users control apps installed on their compatible Android smartphones and iPhones.

Another feature, AppRadioLive, provides aggregated content through a new interface, for easy selection of maps, music, news and calendar entries.


Philips Mite Cleaning Vacuum Cleaner


If anyone in your household is allergic to dustmites, it may be time to get the Philips Mite Cleaning Vacuum Cleaner.

This compact handheld device can extract dust and mites even from soft surfaces, using three vibrating pads powered by a 450V motor.

The pads vibrate at a high speed of 3,600 revolutions per minute to loosen dust and dirt. The device uses an ultra-violet light to disinfect and sterilise the surfaces, while cleaning up at the same time.


This article was first published on Apr 8, 2015.
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