New Products: Nespresso Pixie Clips, Sony SmartBand 2 and more

Nespresso Pixie Clips



Getting bored with the staid look of your coffee machine? Get the new Nespresso Pixie Clips.

This coffee machine features interchangeable side panels, so you can give the machine a fresh look every day. It comes with two pairs of side panels - black/lemon neon and white/coral neon. Additional side panels can be purchased separately at any Nespresso boutiques or, for $26 to $52.

Silhouette Curio


$379, available this month

The Silhouette Curio is not just a die-cut machine that can cut out patterns from paper or cardboard, it can also emboss, sketch, stipple and etch out whatever designs you can think of.

All you need to do is install the Silhouette Studio software on your computer, connect it to the Curio via USB, send the designs to the machine, and let it do its job. The Silhouette Curio is also able to cut out custom designs from vinyl, fabric and stencil materials, as well as add embossing to soft papers and vellum.

Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum


$229, available next month

Gamers who love a customisable gaming headset should take a look at Logitech's G633 Artemis Spectrum. It features backlighting, in which gamers can choose from 16.8 million colours. Three programmable G-keys make for fast execution of commands. Its backlit speaker plates are also swoppable.

It supports both Dolby and DTS Headphone:X surround sound, so gamers can hear where virtual enemies or bullets are coming from. This is the only gaming headset you will need, as it also works with PCs, mobile devices, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sony SmartBand 2


$198, available Sept 12

Unlike other fitness trackers that merely track your steps taken and calories burned, the new Sony SmartBand 2 gauges your overall fitness, excitement and stress levels by using pulse and heart rate variability data collected through its accelerometer and heart rate sensor.

With an automatic sleep detection fuction, the SmartBand 2 gives you an idea of how well you are sleeping, and can be set to vibrate gently to wake you up at the best time during your sleep cycle. Plus, it gives vibrating notifications for incoming calls, messages and e-mails when paired with your Android or iOS smartphone.

Lenovo Phab Plus



The Lenovo Phab Plus is for those who cannot decide between buying a tablet or a smartphone.

This Android 5.0 smartphone has a 6.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Said to be optimised for one-hand use despite its size, the Phab Plus allows you to double-tap on the display to wake it up, or long-press anywhere on the display to take a picture. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera to cater to your photography and selfie needs.

Skullcandy Strum


$89.90, available this month

The Skullcandy Strum's earbud nozzle has a flexible construction that naturally aligns with the distinct angle of your ear canal for a custom fit.

The earbuds feature an angled and oval-shaped design for better comfort and noise isolation. Its hook-shaped exterior sits in the V-shape of the ear and resists tugging and pulling, so the earphones always stay in place.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2015, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe