COMEX 2016

Peripherals

1 Asus PG248Q
1 Asus PG248QPHOTOS: ASUS, AZTECH, CANON, MOTOROLA, PROLINK

1 Asus PG248Q
$899

Booths 305, 8321

Nothing completes your gaming desktop setup like a good screen to showcase amazing graphics.

If you are going for the best, the Asus PG248Q gaming monitor is the right fit. Its full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels delivers sufficient details, made even better with a 1ms response time, 180Hz refresh rate and G-Sync technology for a smooth gameplay experience.

The 24-inch screen is the perfect size when viewed at arm's length. Alternatively, you can keep your desktop clutter-free by wall-mounting the display, which can also be tilted, swivelled and pivoted.


2 Aztech MWR647 4G Mobile Wi-Fi w/ 5200mAh Built-in Powerbank
$149 (usual price $179); free Aztech PSC100 Power-Saving S-Plug (worth S$19.90)

Booth 6127

Travelling with the family can be a stressful affair when everyone is clamouring for an Internet connection. A mobile Wi-Fi dongle such as the Aztech MWR64 solves that problem since it lets up to 10 devices connect to its Wi-Fi hotspot.

Depending on the network, the mobile router can support wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps, allowing you to instantly access your Instagram and Facebook feed.

You get up to 12 hours of use before its battery goes flat. That mileage is lower if its secondary function as a power bank is being used to charge your smartphone.


3 Canon Maxify MB5170
$339 (usual price $369); freebies include $20 NTUC Voucher, PGI-2700 Black Ink and trolley

Booth 8201

Speed, cost and efficiency are the three pillars of a great printer. Finding one that covers all three aspects is not that hard if you are looking at the Canon Maxify MB5170.

In the speed department, the Canon printer delivers an impressive speed of 32.5 pages per minute for black and white printing. Small and medium-sized businesses on a tight budget will benefit from its affordable price.

As for efficiency, with multiple functions including copy, scan and fax, this printer covers its bases very well. You do not even have to flip a double-sided document to scan both sides as it supports duplex scanning.


4 Motorola Verve Ones+
$358 (usual price $498); free Swiss Brand Designer DECT phone with digital answering machine (worth $168)

Booth 6448

Most wireless earphones cannot claim to be truly cordless as the earbuds are still bound by a wire.

The Motorola Verve Ones+, however, can honestly claim to be completely wireless. Its earbuds are wirelessly connected to each other, and both are linked to a mobile device via Bluetooth.

They are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The earbuds can be neatly packed in a protective case which doubles as a charger. Music playback isn't all they are good for.

The earbuds also have microphones to let you answer calls. They are water- and sweat-proof, so you need not worry about the earbuds being damaged by a long, sweat-drenched run.


5 Prolink PUH501-NB
$99 (usual price $148); freebies include USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 v-cable, notebook adaptor cable, notebook DC tips (set of 9), car charger cable and pouch

Booth 6217

When you have too many gadgets and not enough charging points to top up their batteries, a multi-port charger can save the day.

The Prolink PUH501-NB does just that through only one charging point. Besides charging your smartphones and tablet with any of the four USB 3.0 ports, it also comes with a power adaptor point to charge your notebook.

Travelling is made much easier since you can leave your chargers at home and just rely on this to charge every gadget in your bag. Its light weight - just 169g - and compact size reduce bulk in your luggage.

• Seow Tein Hee is a freeelance writer

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2016, with the headline 'Peripherals'. Print Edition | Subscribe