New Products

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO

LENS

Pricing to be confirmed, available this month

Compatible with all Micro Four Thirds (MFT) systems, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO is a super telephoto lens meant for wildlife and sports photographers. The resulting 600mm focal length (due to MFT's 2x crop factor) is ideal for these photographers who need to get up close to the action from afar.

It is also resistant to dust and water splashes as well as being freeze-proof down to -10 deg C. And it is lightweight at only 1.48kg


La Boite Concept Cube (2.1 Thruster Edition)

SPEAKER

From $1,800

It looks and functions like a coffee table. But the La Boite Concept Cube (2.1 Thruster Edition) is a high-fidelity speaker system equipped with a frontal central woofer and two rear speakers with a total power output of 100W.

It comes with a 3.5mm mini-jack, RCA port, optical-in port, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 with Apt-X codecs wireless connectivity, letting you stream music from Bluetooth devices to the Cube.


Belkin Boost UP 2-Port Swivel Charger + Outlet

USB CHARGER

$49

With the rising number of USB devices these days, power outlets should really have USB ports. The Belkin Boost UP 2-Port Swivel Charger + Outlet is the next best thing. This charger comes with two USB ports to charge your USB-powered devices. It also has an AC outlet pass-through socket, so you can use it like a normal power outlet plug. The charger can be swivelled 360 degrees, letting you adjust accordingly to fit tight spaces when inserting your charging cables.


Razer Nabu Watch

WEARABLE

$249.90

Razer doesn't want to call its Nabu Watch a fitness tracker or smartwatch. Instead, it is marketed as a digital watch with smart functions like discreet notifications and fitness tracking.

It looks like a normal digital watch that displays time and date, but has a secondary screen below that shows notifications after you pair it with a smartphone. In addition, it tracks your daily steps taken, calories burnt and sleep with its built-in accelerometer and gyroscope.


Adidas Ace 16+ Purecontrol

FOOTBALL BOOTS

$459

Footballers will understand that you need to hit the ball at the lace area of the boot to generate power. However, the laces also get in the way of precision. Now, German sportswear giant Adidas has created a pair of laceless football boots with the Ace 16+ Purecontrol.

The boot's laces have been replaced with a thermoplastic polyurethane cage that locks over the iconic three stripes logo area on the sides in order to secure the mid foot. The foot is further held in place by a knitted upper and an internal knitted locking system.


Fujifilm X70

CAMERA

$1,099, available end-February

Designed for photography purists, the Fujifilm X70 is a compact camera with retro rangefinder-like design. It sports manual exposure compensation and shutter speed dials with aperture and focusing rings on its aluminium body.

Despite its retro looks, the X70 features modern fast autofocusing (AF) with up to 77 AF points to capture fast-moving subjects. It has a 16.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor and a fixed wide-angle 28mm f/2.8 lens.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2016, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe