New Products, Sept 14, 2016: Sony VPL-VW550ES projector, Razer Ornata Chroma and more

Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Flex 2


$148, available next month

Fitbit has updated its iconic fitness tracker, Flex. The Flex 2 is 30 per cent smaller than its predecessor, making it an ultra-slim fit for your wrist. Its LED display now uses colour-coded lights to show your progress towards your daily goal.

It is also water-resistant down to 50m, so you can wear it all the time - even while showering or swimming.

Furthermore, with its SmartTrack automatic exercise-tracking technology, it is able to detect your pool swims, as well as your runs, walks and aerobic workouts.

Microsoft Xbox One S Gears Of War 4 Limited Edition


$699, available from Nov 25

Gears Of War fans, get ready with your money. The limited-edition Gears Of War 4 Xbox One S gaming console will be here soon.

Designed to look like a piece of hardware lifted right out of the game, it features laser-etched scratches on the console's chassis and "bloody" thumbprints on the red metallic controller.

It features a 2TB hard drive, so you can store all your games without having to delete the older ones. Furthermore, it comes with a full game download of Gears Of War 4: Ultimate Edition, a Gears Of War 4 Season Pass, and eight additional Gear Packs for the game.

Logitech Webcam C925e



It is not always easy to meet up for meetings. But you can use a Web camera, such as the Logitech Webcam C925e, for a videoconference call.

With USB plug-and-play connectivity, the C925e works with virtually any video or Web conferencing application. It provides sharp 1080p videos with a 78-degree field of view.

Its RightLight 2 technology will adjust automatically to improve visual quality in low-light and backlit situations. Omnidirectional stereo microphones allow for clear communication.

Asus USB-AC68



Get the Asus USB-AC68 Wi-Fi USB 3.0 adapter to give your older laptop or PC an instant wireless upgrade.

Using a multiple-input and multiple-output configuration and Asus' AiRadar beamforming technology for optimum reception, the USB-AC68 promises ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band, and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

It has two internal antennas and two external three-position, folding antennas to improve reception in any environment. Plus, it features a stylish and futuristic design that will wow the person beside you at the cafe.

Sony VPL-VW550ES


$14,999, available in January 2017

Looking for the ultimate home cinematic experience? Consider the Sony VPL-VW550ES home cinema projector.

It supports 4K High Dynamic Range for an extremely wide tonal contrast and a higher range of brightness levels to reproduce realistic, bright and dark images.

The VPL-VW550ES comes with an impressive 1,800 lumens brightness and a dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1. Its low fan noise ensures that you will not get distracted from the movie or the football match.

In addition, Sony's lamp technology is said to provide up to 6,000 hours of operation for long-lasting enjoyment.

Razer Ornata Chroma


$159.90, available in November

The Razer Ornata Chroma uses Razer's new Mecha-Membrane, which combines the soft, cushioned touch of a membrane rubber dome with the crisp, tactile click of a mechanical switch.

Each keycap has also been redesigned to be shorter to reduce the time needed for your fingers to move between each key. The result is faster actuation for each keystroke.

In addition, it features customisable backlighting, with up to 16.8 million colour options. An ergonomic wrist rest keeps your hands comfortable during gaming marathons.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

Correction note: An earlier version of this story said that the Sony VPL-VW550E will be available next month for $13,999. This is incorrect, it will be available in January 2017 for $14,999.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2016, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe