New products (week of Feb 11)

New products (week of Feb 11)
Casio Oceanus OCW-G1000 watch.

WATCH

Casio Oceanus OCW-G1000

From $2,799

Casio's new Oceanus OCW-G1000 watches use both Global Positioning System (GPS) signals and radio wave time-calibration signals to determine your location, time zone and daylight savings time adjustments - all with just a push of a button.

These elegant watches in their all-metal cases feature Dual Dial World Time function, so users can see at a glance what time it is in two cities. Perfect for frequent flyers.

It is $2,799 for the silver/blue version and $3,199 for the all black and black/orange versions.

AUDIO PLAYER

Sony NW-ZX2 High-Resolution Audio Walkman

$1,599, available on Friday

Sony's NW-ZX2 High-Resolution Audio Walkman is an audiophile's dream come true. As its name suggests, it is quite at home with high-resolution audio files, providing better fidelity than MP3 or CD audio.

This Walkman applies audio smarts, such as the S-Master HX digital amplifier and DSEE HX, to reproduce more details, reduce distortion and deliver a better listening experience.

It supports digital audio files of up to 192kHz/24-bit in a variety of formats, including DSD and Flac, and has a large built-in memory of 128GB, which can be further expanded via a micro-SD card slot.

FOOTBALL BOOTS

Puma evoPower 1.2 FG

$269

Worn by the likes of Chelsea midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, the new Puma evoPower 1.2 FG is inspired by barefoot kicking.

The boots feature Gradual Stability Frame outsole technology that allows the foot to bend with a kinetic motion as if the player is barefoot, for increased power.

The uppers use Puma's Adapt-lite, a soft lightweight microfibre material that stretches longitudinally but not laterally, allowing freedom of movement while maintaining support.

HEADPHONES

Philips Fidelio M2L

$469, available next month

Apple iPhone 6 users, listen up - the Philips Fidelio M2L headphones may be your perfect companion.

It is one of the first headphones in the market with a Lightning connector, instead of the usual 3.5mm jack. The Lightning connector powers an integrated 24-bit digital-to -analogue converter and on-board amplifier.

Along with its two 40mm high-definition drivers, the M2L delivers a cleaner, more natural audio output with a wider dynamic range.

ACTION CAMERA

Polaroid Cube

$149

Measuring just 35mm by 35mm, this tiny splashproof camera shoots full high-definition (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) videos and 6-megapixel stills.

A magnet on its base allows the Polaroid Cube to be positioned on any steel surface. Its wide-angle lens give a coverage of 124 degrees. It supports micro-SD cards of up to 32GB.

Accessories, such as a waterproof case ($38) and strap mount ($28), can help you add variety to your shots.

The Polaroid Cube is available in black, red or blue.

MONITOR

Dell UltraSharp U3415W

$1,499

Here is how to get ahead of the curve. Put a curved TV in your living room and add a curved monitor for the study - Dell's UltraSharp U3415W curved monitor, for instance.

The 34-inch curved display has a resolution of 3,440 x 1,400 pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It is said to display a billion colours with a wide 99 per cent sRGB colour gamut.

The monitor uses in-plane switching technology to provide a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees (vertical) and 172 degrees (horizontal).


This article was first published on Feb 11, 2015.
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