New Products, Jul 4, 2018: HP Envy x360 13, Garmin Fenix 5X Plus and more

HP Envy x360 13
HP Envy x360 13
Garmin Fenix 5X Plus
Garmin Fenix 5X Plus

HP Envy x360 13

LAPTOP

From $1,399, available this month

The HP Envy x360 13 is the first 13-inch convertible laptop that is powered by AMD's Ryzen processor and the Radeon Vega graphics processing unit.

At only 14.9mm thick and weighing just 1.27kg, it is ideal for those who need to lug a laptop around for presentations. A 360-degree geared hinge allows you to use the device in four modes - laptop, stand, tent and tablet. It comes with a USB-C port, two USB 3.1 ports and a microSD card reader.

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus

GPS RUNNING WATCH

From $1,299

This is the top model of Garmin's new Fenix 5 Plus range of GPS running watches. The 5X Plus features a 51mm watch case - the biggest in the series - compared with 5S Plus' 42mm case and 5 Plus' 47mm case.

It is the only one in the series to feature the wrist-based Pulse Ox Acclimation sensor that reads your blood oxygen saturation levels. It can store and play up to 500 songs via connected Bluetooth headphones (not included). The watch also supports the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution.

Aico Smart Egg

UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROLLER

$119

The Aico Smart Egg is a Bluetooth universal controller that allows you to control any infra-red (IR) device from your smartphone. Simply connect your phone to the Smart Egg using its app via Bluetooth and you can control your TV, sound system, air-conditioner and other IR devices.

It has a growing database containing over 200,000 sets of IR remote data. It emits more than 200 different IR protocols, allowing you to control most IR devices in the market.

Cooler Master CK550

MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD

$99

Looking for an affordable and no-nonsense mechanical gaming keyboard? Consider the Cooler Master CK550.

It features a minimalist design with a brushed aluminium top plate, "exposed" mechanical switches and "floating" keycaps. The switches are rated at 50 million keypresses for durability. In addition, each key is individually backlit with colour options from up to 16.7 million colours. It is also capable of multiple lighting modes and effects, such as rainbow wav, colour cycle and ripple.

Jabra Elite Active 65t

BLUETOOTH IN-EAR HEADPHONES

$298, available this month

Designed for those with active lifestyles, the Jabra Elite Active 65t true wireless in-ear headphones feature an integrated accelerometer that tracks the wearer's physical activities. The earbuds, which do not have a cable connecting them, have a special coating for better grip.

It has a five-hour battery life, with the bundled charging cradle providing two additional full charges.

Leica C-Lux

CAMERA

$1,560, available this month

Now, this might be a Leica camera that you can actually afford. The C-Lux is a prosumer camera with a 1-inch image sensor and a whopping 24-360mm f/3.3-6.4 15x optical zoom lens.

Compose your shots with its 3-inch touchscreen display, or with its 2.33-megapixel electronic viewfinder when the sunlight is too glaring. It comes with 49 auto-focusing points, so you can get your subjects in focus easily.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe