New Products: Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta


$198, available next month

Fitness gadget giant Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker, Alta, aims to wow in both form and function. It comes in a sleek stainless steel body with an Oled display, and has interchangeable wristbands in different colours and materials.

The Alta automatically tracks your activities, such as steps taken and calories burned, as well as sleep. It also displays notifications when connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

Asus VivoBook Flip (TP301)



Resplendent in a gold finish, the Asus VivoBook Flip is a 13-inch convertible laptop that lets you use it in four different modes - laptop, tablet, tent and stand.

A robust 360-degree metal hinge lets it flip from one mode to another. It is powered by the latest sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor running the Windows 10 operating system.

Philips PerfectCare Elite Silence GC9642/60



With its powerful and consistent steam power, the GC9642/60 delivers the fastest ironing experience, according to maker Philips.

It runs quietly too. Its steam generator is fitted with silencing steam filters to reduce the noise of the steam.

Sony ICD-SX2000 Hi-Res Audio Voice Recorder


$429, available end-Feb

This 16GB digital audio recorder is able to record Hi-Res Linear PCM audio of up to 96kHz/24bit. Adjustable microphones further help users achieve high-quality sound recordings.

You can control the device's recording from your smartphone with the REC Remote app (Android and iOS). It comes with a retractable USB port that lets you plug it directly to a computer.

Oppo F1


$429, available from Feb 27

This smartphone is built for selfies. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, which has more megapixels than the 5-megapixel ones found in most smartphones.

It also comes with Oppo's unique Beautify 3.0 feature that brightens skin and removes blemishes.

And it is able to convert its 5-inch display into a camera flash for natural-looking selfies in low-light conditions.

This selfie expert comes in gold (available from Feb 27) and rose gold (available next month).

Canon imageClass MF729Cx



The Canon imageClass MF729Cx is a multi-function printer with print, copy, scan and fax functions, which makes it ideal for small home offices.

It is able to print up to 20 pages (colour or monochrome) per minute. It comes with a standard 250-sheet cassette and 50-sheet multi-purpose tray.

The printer's duplex Auto Document Feeder (ADF) is able to handle two-sided documents for both scan and copy.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 17, 2016, with the headline 'NewProducts'. Print Edition | Subscribe