New Products, May 31, 2017: Asus ZenBook UX430, LG Signature Air Purifier and more

Asus ZenBook UX430.
Asus ZenBook UX430.

Asus ZenBook UX430


From $1,398

The Asus ZenBook UX430 is a stylish ultrabook with a slim bezel that measures just 7.18mm on both sides. Its 14-inch full HD display fits into a chassis that typically accommodates 13-inch displays. The chassis is only 15.9mm thick and weighs a mere 1.25kg.

Powered by the latest seventh-generation Intel Core processors with up to 16GB of system memory and 512GB of flash storage, it is the thinnest ZenBook with a high-performance Nvidia discrete graphics card.

LG Signature Air Purifier


$2,000, available next month

If you want to fend off the haze in your home, you might want to get the LG Signature Air Purifier.

It is equipped with an advanced Watering System that uses water to filter out harmful chemicals and contaminants while taking your room to comfortable humidity levels. Its Watering Engine ejects 18 litres of water an hour to purify the air, and it features LG's Black Filter System that lets you reuse the filters for up to 10 years.

Logitech Z337



Looking for desktop speakers for your home computer? Consider the Logitech Z337.

Consisting of two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, the Z337 delivers clear audio with strong bass. You can hook it up to your computer or video console, via either a 3.5mm jack or RCA input. It has Bluetooth connectivity if you want to connect it to your laptops or mobile devices wirelessly.

It also comes with a control pod for easy access to essential speaker controls like power, volume and Bluetooth pairing.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5


Pricing and availability to be confirmed

Your smartphone might be your primary camera, but is it as tough as the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-5?

This camera is dust-proof, water-resistant down to 15m, crush-resistant up to 100kg, shock-resistant to drops from a height of 2.1m and cold-resistant down to -10 deg C . It has GPS, a temperature sensor and a compass.

The TG-5 features a new 12-megapixel image sensor with a quad-core TruePic VIII image processor and a 25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 zoom lens. It can capture 4K UHD and full HD videos of up to 120 frames per second.



$998 (without contract), available from June 10

This is not only HTC's new flagship smartphone, but also the world's first "squeezable" smartphone.

The Android 7.1 U11 has the HTC Edge Sense feature that uses four sensors on each side of its aluminium frame to register your squeeze. You can customise the squeeze gesture to take selfies, open e-mails and send messages. The U11 features a 5.5-inch quad HD display and is IP67 dust-and-water resistant - it can be submerged to a depth of 1m for up to 30min.

Mujjo Premium Leather Case for Galaxy S8 and S8+


$69 (S8), $79 (S8+)

Protect your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the Mujjo Premium Leather Case. Made from 100 per cent leather, the fully wrapped case amplifies the phones' natural curves and contours for a clean look.

The interior of the case is lined with lightweight microfibre to create a satin-like finish, so you do not need to worry about scratches. In addition, the opening for the camera and fingerprint sensor is lined with an elegant leather chamfer, instead of a plastic ring.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2017, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe