New Products: Sharp air purifier, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and more

Sharp FP-FM40E-B
Sharp FP-FM40E-B
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Ariston Aures Luxury
Ariston Aures Luxury
Archt One
Archt One
Tefal Snack Collection
Tefal Snack Collection

Sharp FP-FM40E-B

AIR PURIFIER

$459

The Sharp FP-FM40E-B is the world's first air purifier with a built-in mosquito catcher.

Sharp's Plasmacluster ion technology purifies the air by emitting positive and negative ions to eliminate harmful haze particles. In addition, this machine's ultraviolet light lures mosquitoes into its narrow air inlet, where a powerful suction sucks the mosquitoes onto a three-layer adhesive sheet. Each layer of the adhesive sheet is disposable and lasts a month.


Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

SMARTPHONE

$1,098, available next month

You can finally watch 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) movies on your smartphone with the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

It is the first smartphone to feature a 5.5-inch 4K touchscreen display, which has a pixel density of 806 pixels per inch (ppi), twice that of Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Its 23-megapixel camera is able to shoot 4K videos. You can also capture a screenshot of any 4K video footage to get an 8-megapixel still image.

This Android 5.1 (Lollipop) smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor with 32GB of internal storage. Its battery is said to last two days on a full charge.


Ariston Aures Luxury

INSTANT WATER HEATER

$299, available in Dec 2015

The Ariston Aures series is the world's first electric instant water heater with constant temperature control, according to its maker.

Users can pre-set their desired water temperature to prevent scalding. The sensors in Aures measure the temperature and flow of the water entering the water heater, and the heater adjusts the power accordingly.

If the temperature of water entering the heater is above the pre-set temperature, the water will not be heated. Instead, it will warn the user through a blinking triangle icon on the heater.


Archt One

WIRELESS SPEAKER

$999, available today

Developed in Singapore, the Archt One is a wireless speaker with a driver for the mids and highs, a passive radiator for the bass and a sub-woofer. Each driver is equipped with Archt's patented sound array module that transforms the speaker from directional to omni-directional.

With its accompany app (available on Android and iOS), you can optimise the One's sound based on the space around it with the push of a button. It also lets you customise your listening preferences. You can connect a music source to the One using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, AirPlay or direct USB, and auxiliary input.


Pebble Time

SMARTWATCH

$329

The new Pebble Time smartwatch lets you see past, present and future moments in a unique timeline interface.

A press of the button shows you what is coming up on your calendar, breaking news, missed calls and other notifications.

The smartwatch works with both Android and iOS smartphones. It is water resistant down to 30m and has a battery life of a week.


Tefal Snack Collection

HOME APPLIANCE

$159

You can create your own breakfast or happy meals easily and quickly with the new Tefal Snack Collection.

It comes with three interchangeable cooking plates for waffles, pancakes and paninis. Select the cooking plate and mount it in place.

Turn on the machine for about five minutes to preheat the non-stick plates, pour in the batter or panini, close the machine for another three minutes and you can serve the dish. Plates for doughnuts, heart-shaped waffles and sandwich melts will be available next year.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2015, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe