New Products, Oct 19, 2016: FiiO X1 II, 360fly 4K action camera and more


FiiO X1 II



Good news for audiophiles looking for a budget portable audio player. The affordable FiiO X1 portable high-resolution audio player just got updated. Using an upgraded dedicated digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the X1 II has a higher signal-to-noise ratio than its predecessor and supports full differential line output.

It comes with Bluetooth 4.0. A single card slot supporting microSD cards of up to 256GB lets you store as many songs as possible. The X1 II will be available in rose gold, silver and black.

360fly 4K



Need to get an action camera for your upcoming vacation? Take a look at the 360fly 4K action camera, which provides a 360-degree horizontal and 240-degree vertical field of view. But since it has only a single lens, you do not need to worry about stitching lines found in dual 180-degree cameras.

It is dust-proof, shock-proof and has a water-resistant rating of IP67 - it can be submerged in water to a depth of 1m for up to 30min. It also boasts a 64GB internal memory.

LG V20


$998, available on Nov 5

The LG V20 is the one to get if you want to use the latest Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system. It is the first smartphone to come preloaded with Nougat, as well as Google's new "In Apps" phone search function.

The 5.7-inch smartphone is also the first to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. It features a rear dual-camera system comprising a 16-megapixel 28mm f/1.8 wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel 10mm f/2.4 ultra-wide angle camera.

Sony a6500


Pricing unknown, available in December

Sony has updated its flagship APS-C mirrorless camera with the a6500, Sony's first such camera to have an in-body five-axis image-stabilisation system to prevent camera shake. Like the a6300, the 24.2-megapixel a6500 features 425 phase-detection autofocusing (AF) points. It has the world's fastest AF speed of 0.05sec, according to Sony.

Furthermore, when using the electronic viewfinder, the a6500's rear touchscreen display can be used as a touchpad for control.

Asus ZenWatch 3


$369, available next month

The Asus ZenWatch 3 could be that sleek and affordable Android Wear smartwatch you are looking for. It has a round stainless steel case with a circular 1.39-inch Amoled screen.

The display has a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels and is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip and a 340mAh battery, it is rated to last for two days on each full charge.

Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition



Equipped with a built-in in-ear biometric heart-rate monitor (HRM), the Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition is not just another pair of wireless headphones. With it, you do not need to wear a HRM chest strap during your workouts.

It also claims to be the first headphone set that calculates your VO2 Max level - a gauge of your aerobic fitness. And it comes with an intelligent in-ear coaching feature that provides real-time feedback based on your heart-rate and aerobic fitness level.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2016, with the headline 'New Products'. Subscribe