Gear this week: A pint-sized handheld video cam, Marvel-themed air purifiers, and more
A pint-sized handheld video cam, Marvel-themed air purifiers, and more
DJI Osmo Pocket
The DJI Osmo Pocket is a super-small 3-axis stabilized camera that can shoot 4K footages at 60fps. It even does 12.3-megapixel stills. The Osmo Pocket features a 1/2.3-inch sensor (1.55μm pixel size) and an F2.0 lens with 80° FOV. The device measures just 10cm tall and can slide into a pocket snugly. It relies on a pair of built-in microphones as well as DJI’s advanced noise-canceling algorithms to record noise-free audio. Its 1-inch touch screen allows for live view and easy toggling between the various shooting modes. Its internal 875mAh battery will last about two hours. The DJI Osmo Pocket is available now for S$519.
Marvel Air Purifier
This range of Marvel-themed air purifiers are exclusive to Courts Singapore. Choose between Captain America or Iron Man designs. According to the company, the Marvel Air Purifier uses the “latest e-Nano filter technology” to remove airborne impurities, and features a washable filter. The air purifier is portable and it measures 265mm in height and has a depth of 190mm. It’s ideal for motor vehicles or personal workspace in the office. It retails at S$289!
ASUS ZenBook Pro 14
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 isn’t your typical 14.4-inch laptop as it features a unique 5.5-inch built-in display that doubles up as a touchpad! Called the ScreenPad, it can be used as an extended display or as a complementary toolbar to supported applications. The laptop is powered by Intel's newest 8th generation Whiskey Lake processors with up to 16GB of memory and a 512GB PCIe SSD. It also features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics chipset. The ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 packs a 70Wh battery with a claimed battery life of 12.5 hour; however, the device is relatively thin and light, measuring 17.9mm thick and weighing 1.6kg. Its SRP starts from S$2,998.
The Sphero Mini is a robot, about the size and shape of a table tennis ball, and can be controlled via an exclusive app from a paired iOS or Android smartphone. The robot can be driven around using a variety of different interfaces on the application. The most interesting interface is Face Drive that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball. The Sphero Mini features a built-in gyroscope, and accelerometer to keep in motion. Its LEDS and colorful, interchangeable shells make the robot visually enticing. Get exclusive color shells only from Apple for S$79.
BenQ W11000H Pro Cinema Projector
The BenQ W11000H is a 4K projector that supports HDR and 3D. The projector uses the DLP 4K UHD DMD chip, which has a native pixel resolution of 2,716 x 1,528 pixels, and fast switching via an optical actuator to achieve the 4K resolution. THX certification, a 14-element, 6-group lens array with H/V lens shift and 1.5x zoom, BenQ’s CinematicColor tech for 100% Rec.709 (81% DCI-P3) coverage, built-in ISFccc calibration, support for optional Panamorph Paladin anamorphic lenses, 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness are all the high-end features that will appeal to the audio visual otakus. It supports a variety of 3D formats and features two HDMI ports, each supporting HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 respectively. It’s on sale at a recommended retail price of S$7,299 from Projectial Pte Ltd at Sim Lim Square or Home Cinema Pit Pte Ltd at Oxley Bizhub.