New products: Logitech G29 Driving Force, Creative Sound Blaster Free and more

GAMING PERIPHERALS

Logitech G29 Driving Force
US$399 (S$540), available from July 20

Designed for PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles, the new Logitech G29 Driving Force racing wheel is said to simulate the feel of weight shift, road conditions and even tyre wear realistically when you are playing your favourite racing game.

It comes with a three-pedal floor unit that lets you brake, accelerate and change gears like you would in a real car.

In addition, the direction pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are all conveniently located on the wheel for easy access.

ROUTER

Linksys WRT1200AC AC1200 dual-band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router
$329

The Linksys WRT1200AC is easy to manage.

With it, you can use the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app (Android and iOS) to access your home network at any time, anywhere. The app lets you prioritise the bandwidth each device gets and highlights websites for faster video-streaming or online gaming. It can also be used to monitor network activity and speed.

The router features two external antennas, a powerful 1.3GHz dual-core processor, four LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port.

BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Creative Sound Blaster Free
$179, available next month

If you need a portable Bluetooth speaker, Creative's Sound Blaster Free may fit the bill.

It weighs 400g and can easily slot into the water bottle holder on a bicycle. It is also splash-proof, so you need not worry when using it while biking or by the poolside.

Two custom-tuned neodymium drivers and twin passive radiators deliver full-range audio playback with powerful bass.

You can use it as a speakerphone when this speaker is paired with your smartphone.

AIO PC

Lenovo B50-30
$1,799

This all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC combines a 23.8-inch full high-definition touchscreen display with Intel's fourth-generation processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics processing unit. It is Lenovo's first AIO armed with Intel's RealSense 3-D camera.

This camera uses a depth sensor to simulate the vision capabilities of the human eye, allowing you to use your hands and fingers to interact with the computer, and to store depth information in 3-D photos for subsequent editing.

SOUND BAR

Sony HT-CT780
$799, next month

If your huge new LED TV needs a great sound bar to complete the package, take a look at Sony's HT-CT780.

This is a sleek low-profile 2.1-channel 330W sound bar. Its two-way speaker construction uses a woofer and tweeter to deliver full-frequency balanced stereo sound. The sound bar has three HDMI inputs so you can easily hook up multiple audio input devices. It also supports a range of audio codecs, including lossless high-definition.

You can use the sound bar to stream music from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth or Near Field Communication.

FOOTBALL BOOTS

Under Armour SpeedForm FG
$359, available from July 1

Under Armour (UA) is making inroads into the beautiful game. The new UA SpeedForm FG is designed for the feet of the world's fastest footballers, including Manchester United's Memphis Depay.

It has a close-fitting one-piece upper with a seamless heel cup and articulated toe box. A lightweight chrome boot plate supplies great traction to help you generate explosive first steps.

Compiled by Trevor Tan