New Products: Jays q-Jays earphones, Ozaki O!coat Shockband Apple Watch Case and more

Jays q-Jays


$588, available next month

The new q-Jays are the world's smallest earphones with interchangeable cables, according to their Swedish audio equipment maker, Jays.

Only 2cm long, the stainless steel-clad earbuds come with 1.2m-long interchangeable Kevlar cables. Though tiny, the earbuds sill manage to be fitted with Jays' custom dual-balanced armature drivers, each consisting of a dedicated woofer with a mid-range/tweeter driver.

The drivers are said to deliver sound with incredible clarity while tailor-made acoustic filters allow audio quality that conveys clean and smooth highs with sharp details.

HP Pavilion x2



The latest-generation HP Pavilion x2 has a latchless magnetic connector that allows the keyboard to be detached easily, so you can use it as a regular laptop or as a 10-inch tablet.

Like Apple's new 12-inch MacBook, the Pavilion x2 uses a USB-C port for charging. But it still has a USB 2.0 port for data transfer and a micro-HDMI port for connection to an external display.

As a tablet, the Pavilion x2 is just 9.65mm thick and weighs just 590g. With the keyboard attached, it is 16.75mm thick and tips the scales at 1,120g. It is available in white or red.

Alcatel OneTouch Watch


$248, available on

So you can't decide if you should go for the iOS-only Apple Watch or one of the Android-only Android Wear smartwatches such as the Motorola Moto 360? There is a third way, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch.

Compatible with both Android (4.3 and above) and iOS (7 and above) systems, OneTouch sports a round face with a 1.22-inch colour display of 240 x 204 pixels.

When paired with the smartphone, it will display notifications, from e-mail to social media updates. You can use it to control your music or take pictures. It can also track your sleep, distances covered, steps taken and calories burnt.

Ozaki O!coat Shockband Apple Watch Case



If the very thought of your new Apple Watch being scratched or bumped hurts, you may want to get the Ozaki O!coat Shockband.

Its aluminium outer shell and soft rubber inner layer provide optimal protection from bumps, knocks and scratches. It is supposed to be capable of shielding the display from face-down impact.

The Shockband is easy to put on and take off - all within a second.

It comes in 38mm and 42mm versions, and is available in black, blue, green, pink or white.

New Balance Visaro Pro FG



Track shoe giant New Balance is introducing one of its first football boots.

Designed for midfielders, the Visaro is lined with Ariaprene, a 4mm honeycomb-like mesh. This thin synthetic upper offers a barefoot fit with soft touch control for superior ball manipulation. A Low Pressure Zone instep gives instant ball control.

Visaro's fixed FreshFoam sockliner provides great cushioning and helps alleviate stud pressure. Its Super-Flex soleplate delivers exceptional ground contact with a Medial Pivot Zone for quick turns. Great for midfield maestros who need to control the match's tempo and create chances.

Koala Kicks Celebrity Series for iPhone 6/6 Plus


$55 (iPhone 6)/$59 (iPhone 6 Plus)

Get the Celebrity Series cases for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by Japanese lifestyle label Koala Kicks.

The series is a collaboration with eBoy, a pixel art group famous for its complex pixelated illustrations that have surfaced on posters, shirts and in art galleries.

The minimalist cases feature pixelated cartoons of fashion and music icons like Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Karl Lagerfeld.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2015, with the headline 'NewProducts'. Print Edition | Subscribe