New products (week of Feb 25)

New products (week of Feb 25)
MaxPower 9900mAh PowerResQ powerbank.

CABLE

Ozaki O!Tool 2-in-1 Combo Cable

$39.90

If you use an Android smartphone and an Apple iPad Air 2, the Ozaki O!Tool 2-in-1 Combo Cable may be the only cable you need.

The cable, available in black or white, has a micro-USB connector and a Lightning adaptor.

So you can plug in the Lightning adaptor when you need to charge or sync your iPad Air 2, and use the micro-USB connector to do the same for your Android smartphone or to recharge your power bank.

POWER BANK

MaxPower 9900mAh PowerResQ

$189, available from Friday

Imagine a power bank that not only charges your smartphone, but it can also jumpstart your car.

It is for real. The MaxPower 9900mAh PowerResQ uses Intelligent Reverse Polarity Protection technology to support a 12V jumpstart.

Equipped with high-quality lithium-polymer battery cells, this power bank supports fast charging and low self-charge for up to 3,000 cycles. It will recharge on its own when you are jumpstarting your car. It takes three hours to fully recharge the power bank.

It comes in an organiser pouch which also holds micro-USB, Lightning and other adaptors.

RUNNING SHOES

Saucony Triumph ISO

$199

For neutral runners who love a snug fit, Saucony's Triumph ISO may be a suitable choice.

Saucony's new IsoFit upper moulds itself to the runner's foot for a comfortable sock-like feel, yet adapts to support the foot when it is in motion.

The PwrGrid+ platform midsole provides 20 per cent more cushioning than earlier models offered and enhanced impact protection, while its carbon-rubber outsole supplies great traction.

ACTION CAMERA

Curve Prestige 100

$219, available from Friday

You love the GoPro Hero4 action camera, but it is way over your budget. A more economical option would be the Curve Prestige 100.

It shoots full high-definition videos at 30 frames per second. Unlike many action cameras, the Prestige 100 has a 1.5-inch LCD panel that lets you see exactly what you are recording with its 170-degree wide-angle lens and 16-megapixel image sensor.

It comes with many accessories, including a bike rollbar mount and a waterproof housing to protect the camera down to a depth of 30m.

NETWORKING

D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender

$69

The D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender streams music within an extended wireless network while extending the Wi-Fi network at home at the same time.

You just plug in any speaker to the DCH-M225 via a 3.5mm headphone jack, and stream music to the speaker from a smartphone on the same Wi-Fi network.

You will not have to worry about weak Wi-Fi signals, as this device, which looks like a regular power plug, is also a plug-in repeater that supports wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps.

PRINTER

Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M115 w

$149

This monochrome laser printer allows you to print, copy, and scan. Once it is set up, the DocuPrint M115 w is ready to print in under 10 seconds. It can deliver 20 copies per minute, with a maximum resolution of 2,400 x 600 dots per inch.

The printer's dual-roller system is made of a unique dust-repellent rubber that picks up single pages precisely. The machine supports poster, header/footer, watermarks, manual duplex and manual booklet printing, and is ideal for student and home-office use.


This article was first published on Feb 25, 2015.
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