New Products, May 17, 2017: Asus ZenFone Zoom S, B&O Beoplay P2 and more

Otterbox Commuter Series for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Otterbox Commuter Series for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Otterbox Commuter Series for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+


$69 (S8), $79 (S8+)

Just bought the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+? You might want the Otterbox Commuter case to protect it.

The case features a dual-layer protection - consisting of a soft inner slipcover and a hard exterior shell - that absorbs and deflects impact. Port covers help to prevent dirt, dust and lint from entering the jacks and ports. In addition, this thin case easily slips in and out of pockets and purses.

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Asus ZenFone Zoom S


$678 (without contract), available from Saturday

Measuring 7.9mm thick and weighing 170g, the Asus ZenFone Zoom S is the world's slimmest and lightest 5.5-inch smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery, according to its maker.

The high-capacity battery can even double as a power bank to charge other mobile devices. In addition, the Zoom S has a rear dual-camera system that consists of a main 25mm wide 12-megapixel camera and a 59mm zoom 12-megapixel camera. Thus, you can take photos of subjects near and far.

B&O Beoplay P2



Shaped like a pebble, the B&O Beoplay P2 is a Bluetooth speaker that you can slip easily into a pocket or bag, and pull it out with its genuine leather strap.

It comes with two 15W power amplifiers to deliver great audio output. A built-in microphone allows you to take calls.

Its rechargeable lithium-polymer battery provides up to 10hr of playtime. You can charge the speaker via a bundled USB-C cable.

Polar M430



Aimed at serious runners looking to improve their personal best, the M430 is equipped with Polar's proprietary wrist-based heart-rate technology, integrated GPS and personalised adaptive training guidance feature.

It has vibration alerts to inform runners exactly when they are hitting their goals during training. It comes with a lightweight breathable wristband and doubles as an activity tracker to track your daily physical activity. It is water resistant to a depth of 30m.

Logitech MK850



The Logitech MK850 wireless keyboard and mouse combo might just be what you need on your office table. It offers a full-size keyboard with a cushioned palm rest and curved keyframe that provides plenty of support for all-day typing, while its mouse has an ergonomic contoured design that fits comfortably in your right palm.

In addition, the MK850 can be paired up to three devices and switch among the three with the press of a button. So you can work on your office computer, then switch to typing on your iPad, before moving on to your Android smartphone to reply to a message, all with great ease.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2017, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe