New products (week of Sept 16)

Asus H170-Pro

The Asus H170-Pro motherboard is part of Asus' high-end Pro Gaming series, which combines reliable performance with blazing speed.

As its name suggests, the H170-Pro features Intel's H170 chipset, which is part of the latest sixth-generation Skylake series.

The motherboard is equipped with SupremeFX technology to deliver high-fidelity, near-lossless 115dB signal-to-noise ratio audio. The Realtek ALC1150 codec is also electromagnetically shielded to minimise interference for the best gaming experience.

Sony Bravia S8500C Television
$3,499 (55-inch) and $6,299 (65-inch)

Sony's Bravia S8500C television has 4K Ultra HD resolution, which brings to life even the smallest details in movies and television shows.

Even if you are streaming non-4K content, the television has a 4K Processor X1 chip and 4K X-Reality Pro technology, which re-masters the content to 4K quality.

The set is gently curved to draw in the viewer and to provide great viewing angles. Available in 55-inch and 65-inch models.

i.Tech MusicBand Shine 8305

The MusicBand Shine is designed with music and sports lovers in mind.

The earphones are protected by Liquipel Watersafe technology, which introduces a thin water-repellent layer over the product to keep it safe during runs or rainy weather.

The earphones are wireless, so there are no dangling wires to interfere with any exercise. It connects to your music-playing devices using Bluetooth.

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

The Logitech K380 keyboard can connect to any Bluetooth device, be it a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

If you are connected to multiple devices, there are dedicated buttons on the keyboard to easily switch between paired devices.

At just 423g, it is light enough to carry around the house or on the go. With a battery life of two years, users will not have to worry about having to charge or power their device.

Razer Diamond back
US$89.99 (S$128), available next month

The classic Razer Diamondback mouse is back, with an upgraded sensor and a snazzy new look.

When the Diamondback was released in 2004, it won over fans with its lightweight body and slim, ambidextrous design.

The new version retains the classic shell, but beefs up its tracking ability with a 16,000 DPI sensor, and an adjustable lift-off cut-off distance.

The mouse joins Razer's Chroma family and features the same signature embedded lighting over multiple locations that can be customised according to the user's preferences.

Philips Daily Collection Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker
$109 (1-litre capacity) to $139 (1.8-litre capacity)

Philips' latest rice cooker is crafted for the Singaporean palate, with 10 pre-set modes for cooking food in different ways.

There are modes for cooking congee, clay pot rice, glutinous rice, and even noodles and soup.

The cooker's heat is evenly distributed by a five-layered pot, and its timer function is perfect for busy adults, who can programme the cooker to begin preparing rice at a set time in the evening, even before they reach home.


This article was first published on September 17, 2015.
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