New Products: Sony HDR-AS50, Beats Pill+, Huawei Mate 8 and more

Sony HDR-AS50
Sony HDR-AS50

Sony HDR-AS50


$299, available this month

Ready to capture your outdoor adventures this coming school holidays? Take the Sony HDR-AS50 with you.

It has an 11.1-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and an 18.4mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. With Sony's advanced SteadyShot anti-vibration system, you will find it easier to capture smooth and blur-free videos. In addition, it has a 4K time-lapse capture function that allows you to create time-lapse movies by using 4K still images shot at designated intervals.

Beats Pill+



Slightly larger than the original Beats Pill speaker, the Pill+ is touted to have a bigger and fuller sound.

To achieve this, it uses a stereo, active two-way crossover system to optimise the sound field for better dynamic range and clarity.

The Beats Pill+ app (Android and iOS), which manages the speaker, comes with an intuitive interface that lets users select different modes of play with a simple tap.

The Pill+ has a 12-hour battery life, and quickly charges to full power in just three hours.

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0



With its micro-USB and normal USB 3.0 connectors, this 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 allows you to transfer photos and videos from Android smartphones or tablets to your computer.

When plugged into a USB On-The-Go (OTG) enabled smartphone or tablet, Android's native file explorer allows access to the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive's content, so you can easily transfer files.

Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45



If you need an extra power adapter for your 12-inch MacBook, check out the PowerGear USB-C 45.

This 45W power adapter weighs a mere 162g and measures only 22mm thick. You can wrap its 1.5m USB-C power output cable around its sleek white body to further reduce space and prevent cable entanglement.

With Innergie's InnerShield Protection Technology, your devices will be protected from "over-current, over-power, over-voltage, over-temperature and short-circuiting", according to its manufacturer.

Dell OptiPlex 7000 Series All-in-One 7440


From $1,937

Dell calls this PC the world's most secure all-in-one computer.

It is said to meet compliance regulations and protects data with the Dell Data Protection Encryption scheme.

This sleek-looking PC comes with a 23.8-inch, full high-definition (HD) or optional 4K Ultra HD display. It is powered by the sixth-generation Intel Core processors and can accommodate two 2.5-inch hard drives of up to 2TB, and the latest DDR4 system memory of up to 16GB.

Huawei Mate 8


$888, available from tomorrow

Boasting a 6-inch, full high-definition (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display, fingerprint sensor and sleek 7.9mm-thick aluminium unibody design, the Huawei Mate 8 looks set to give Apple and Samsung a run for their money.

The Mate 8 uses the latest Kirin 950 ocha-core chip, which has been touted for its performance and efficiency. It runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow mobile operating system. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with its own image processor, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2016, with the headline 'NewProducts'. Print Edition | Subscribe