IT SHOW 2016

Peripherals to look out at the IT Show 2016

Beats Pro
Beats ProPHOTOS: BEATS, D-LINK, EPSON, FUJI XEROX, PROLINK
D-Link WirelessAC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
D-Link WirelessAC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
EpsonL655
EpsonL655
Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225fw
Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225fw
Prolink ProBrick+
Prolink ProBrick+

Beats Pro
$434 (usual price $620)
Booth 309

The Beats Pro is perfect for aspiring DJs. Designed for recording engineers and studio musicians, it has accurate sound reproduction.

Users can also share what they are listening to by daisy-chaining the Beats Pro to another set of headphones via its extra audio port.

Their solid aluminium frame means that these headphones can take their fair share of knocks. The earcups are heavily padded to block ambient noise without requiring a power source, unlike active noise-cancelling headphones.

At a promotional price of $434 (usually $620), the Beats Pro is practically a steal.


D-Link Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router
$399 (usual price $499)
Booth 6320

Making its debut at the IT Show 2016 is D-Link's latest high-end router. This tri-band router offers three separate wireless bands, but you do not need to configure anything. Its Smart Connect feature automatically connects your devices to the best available band.

It also supports an advanced feature called MU-MIMO that lets it send data to multiple compatible clients at the same time, ensuring that tasks such as gaming and 4K video streaming will be buttery smooth.

It is going for $399 (usually $499) at the IT Show 2016. The offer is limited to one unit per customer.


Epson L655
$499 (usual price $539)
Booth 8318

Save on printing costs with the Epson L655 ink tank system printer. It comes with a set of refillable ink bottles that yields up to 6,000 pages for black, and 6,500 pages for colour.

It is fast too, with a print speed of up to 13.7 pages per minute (ppm) for standard print and up to 33ppm for draft copies. More importantly, the L655 supports automatic double-sided printing, which helps to reduce paper wastage.

To sweeten the deal, Epson is offering $60 in FairPrice vouchers if you trade in an old inkjet or laser printer for the L655.


Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225 fw
$649

Booth 8128

The Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM225 fw does everything you need for a small office. This multi-function printer can copy, fax, print and scan. Its print speed (18 per minute for colour and black pages) is respectable while its toner can last up to five years or 30,000 pages.

It is modern, too, with a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen and Wi-Fi functionality for printing from a mobile device. Trade in an old inkjet or laser printer and pay just $429. Fuji Xerox will also throw in a free black toner ($97) and $80 in FairPrice vouchers.


Prolink ProBrick+
$128 (usual price $158)
Booth 6811

If you could take along only a single power adapter for all your electronic devices on a business trip, the Prolink ProBrick+ should be your first choice.

This new and handy power adapter has four USB 3.0 ports that lets it charge four devices at the same time. It also acts as a high-speed USB hub, so you can transfer data between USB devices at up to 5Gbps.

In addition, it can charge laptops too as it comes with nine different notebook tips that should work with popular models.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2016, with the headline 'PERIPHERALS'. Print Edition | Subscribe