New Products, June 7, 2017: Acer Aspire U27, TomTom Touch Cardio and more

Acer Aspire U27
Acer Aspire U27

Acer Aspire U27


From $2,698, available this month

Fancy having an ultra slim, all-in-one (AIO) computer? Take a look at Acer Aspire U27.

It has a sleek 12mm chassis held by an equally elegant diamond-cut V-shape metal stand. It features a 27-inch full high-definition display with a specially designed subwoofer.

Furthermore, it uses Acer's proprietary LiquidLoop fanless cooling system, which allows for quiet operation, as well as liquid evaporation and condensation to transport and dissipate heat.

TomTom Touch Cardio



The TomTom Touch Cardio captures your daily steps, active time and calories burnt. It also monitors your sleep and all-day heart rate.

The price is $80 lower than that of the original Touch - which was launched last October - as it does not measure your body fat and muscle mass percentage like the original.

The Touch Cardio is splash and shower resistant, and has a battery life of up to five days.

Asus VivoMini VC66


From $1,199

Need a desktop computer but lack the table-top space? The Asus VivoMini VC66 mini PC might just be what you need.

It has a compact two-litre chassis with a minimalist design. It can be wall-mounted or attached to the back of a monitor. Its triple-storage design can accommodate one M.2 solid-state drive (SSD) plus two 2.5-inch SSDs or hard-disk drives.

The VC66 is powered by desktop-grade, seventh-generation Intel Core Kaby Lake processors, and it supports 4K displays and comes with six USB ports.

Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen


$469, available by end-July or August (pre-order at Nimbus Wheelock Place)

If you are a fan of the animated movie Cars, you must be excited at the prospect of remotely controlling the movie's main character, Lightning McQueen.

Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen is controlled by an app, but also reacts to your touch. It moves when you tapon the hood, top, boot and its side doors.

It has a built-in LCD screen on its windscreen for animating Lightning's eyes. An animatronic mouth moves when it talks.

According to Nimbus Wheelock Place, there will be only 50 units available in Singapore.

Casio G-Shock GA-100ST-2A Stash



Developed in collaboration with legendary New York street artist Stash, this limited-edition GA-100ST-2A watch features a black-on-black print of aerosol caps on its band and case, overlaid with a blue splash pattern. The watch also comes with a one-of-a-kind spray can packaging featuring Stash's unique logo.

Being a G-Shock watch, the GA-100ST-2A is shock-resistant, magnetic-resistant and water-resistant down to 200m. It has a 48-cities world time, five daily alarms and a 1/1,000sec stopwatch.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-O (Olympus)



Olympus mirrorless-camera users have it easier now in studio photography. Profoto, a studio lights company, has launched the Air Remote TTL-O, which works with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F mirrorless cameras.

It is a small wireless radio transmitter that can be attached to those cameras' hot shoes to provide full through-the-lens metering and high-speed synch flash capability with Profoto's Pro-10, D2, B1 and B2 flashes.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2017, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe