New Products, Feb 21, 2018: Garmin vivofit 4, Asus ProArt PA27AC and more

Garmin vivofit 4
Garmin vivofit 4

Garmin vivofit 4



Most fitness trackers require charging after a week. Not the Garmin vivofit 4. It uses two SR43 batteries that can last for one year.

The batteries are strong enough to power a small (88 x 88 pixels) always-on display, as well as constantly monitor your daily physical activities. In addition, it automatically detects your workouts.

Asus ProArt PA27AC



Designed with graphic designers, photographers and colour professionals in mind, this 27-inch, WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) monitor delivers 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. It is pre-calibrated for the utmost colour accuracy, according to Asus, and features the HDR10 high dynamic range technology for more realistic images. It has a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

Olympus PEN E-PL9


Pricing to be confirmed, available next month

The PEN series is the most diminutive in the Olympus mirrorless camera line-up. The latest PEN camera, the E-PL9, has the same 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor as its predecessor, the E-PL8. But it features more autofocusing (AF) points at 121 (up from 81 AF points in the E-PL8), built-in flash and 4K video recording. It also has a tiltable display that can be rotated 180 degrees for easy selfie-shooting.

KEF LS50 Black Edition



To celebrate five years since the launch of its iconic LS50 speakers, British audio powerhouse KEF has released a special LS50 Black Edition. This special-edition model still features the highly acclaimed Uni-Q driver array, but is now set in a matte-black cabinet coated with metallic powder. Other touches include a unique Black Edition trim ring and black chrome-plated terminals. It also has a special plaque with a unique serial number for each pair.

Bose SoundSport Free



If you are looking at a pair of true wireless headphones, there is a new model to consider in the Bose SoundSport Free. With earbuds that do not have a connecting cable, you do not need to worry about unwieldy wires during workouts. It has Bose's proprietary StayHear+ Sport tips that ensure a secure, comfortable fit while you work out. The earbuds are also sweat resistant with a battery life of five hours.

Microsoft Surface Book 2


From $2,188, available from March 15

The Surface Book 2 is Microsoft's most powerful laptop, according to its maker. Available in display sizes of 13.5 inches or 15 inches, it comes with the seventh-or eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of system memory and discrete graphics options that include the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or 1060. The laptop has two USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C port.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2018, with the headline 'New Products'. Subscribe