COMEX 2016


1 Asus RT-AC88U

1 Asus RT-AC88U
$409 (usual price $429)

Booths 305, 8321

Running out of free LAN ports on your router? The Asus RT-AC88U router could be the answer.

Not only is the AC88U one of the few consumer routers to offer eight Gigabit LAN ports, two of its ports can be configured to aggregate their data transfers to provide up to 2Gbps of bandwidth to a single compatible client.

This router also provides top Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2,166Mbps on the 5GHz wireless band and 1,000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

Gamers will appreciate the bundled subscription to WTFast, a virtual private network that optimises online routes between your computer and game servers to reduce online latency and improve the gaming experience.

2 Casio Lampfree Projector XJ-V1
$699 (usual price $999)

Booth 8117

Unlike conventional projectors that use mercury bulbs, the Casio Lampfree series of projectors use a hybrid LED-laser light source that can last for up to 20,000 hours before needing replacement. It also results in lower power consumption (as much as 40 per cent).

The XJ-V1 has a rated brightness of 2,700 lumens, a native resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels, and a contrast ratio of 20,000 to 1. You can connect it to a computer through VGA or HDMI.

Casio is bundling a Bluetooth headset ($59), a carrying case, HDMI cable, a wireless dongle ($59) and a $10 CapitaVoucher with every purchase of a Lampfree Projector.

3 iClebo Omega
$1,088 (usual price: $1,388)

Booth 6307

With the iClebo Omega robot vacuum cleaner, you can relax on the couch with a magazine in hand instead of a broom.

Made in South Korea, the iClebo Omega's camera scans up to 130 degrees wide to ensure that it does not miss a spot. It then gathers dirt with its two side brushes before sucking them with its powerful suction system. A HEPA filter helps to trap fine dust particles.

When fully charged, which takes up to 3 hours, the Omega can clean your house for up to 80 minutes.

4 Samsung 65" Curved UHD 4K Smart TV (65KU6500K)

Booth 8245

If you are looking to splurge on a new TV set, consider Samsung's latest curved UHD TV.

This 65-inch TV set supports HDR Premium, a new technology that can bring out nuances in light and colour, resulting in more detailed images that look close to real life.

Samsung's Smart Hub user interface makes it easy to switch between multiple input sources. It also comes preloaded with video-streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube and Toggle.

In addition, Samsung's remote control can be used to manage other devices, such as a Blu-ray player.

5 Samsung Digital Doorlock SHP-DP728
From $970 (usual price $1,080)

Booth 6421

With the Samsung Digital Doorlock, you won't ever have to fumble for the right keys. Instead, unlock your door with a password, a fingerprint, or your smartphone.

The digital lock can also notify you on your smartphone when registered users, such as family members, arrive or leave the house. You can also view an online log of those who have accessed the door lock.

If you buy the Samsung door lock at Comex, you can enjoy a 10 per cent discount, in addition to a free gift. If you choose to pay the regular price of $1,080, you will also receive a free digital door lock (worth $420) for your bedroom.

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