Our picks for the week: HP Spectre x360 14, Boldr Field Medic III and more

Every week, there are plenty of new products emerging in the consumer tech realm. At times, it becomes impossible to cover all of them. Here, we pick the new products of the week and deliver them to you in bite-size format.

HP Spectre x360 14
From S$2,899, available in Lazada and Shopee

With the HP Spectre x360 14, you no longer have to carry an extra tablet. Because this laptop has a hinge that allows its display to be rotated 360 degrees to become a tablet. It also comes with a stylus for your creative needs.

Furthermore, its 14-inch OLED display comes with True Black HDR for vivid colours and strong details. The display can also change colour and brightness automatically, based on each content for the best viewing experience. The laptop is said to have a battery life of up to 17 hours.

Boldr Venture Field Medic III
S$430, available at Boldr Supply

In Apr last year, local watch company Boldr released its first Venture Field Medic watch. It is a medic-friendly chronograph watch that could measure pulse rates and respiratory counts of patients.

Now into its third iteration, the Venture Field Medic III is layered with an invisible coating that is said to kill viruses, harmful microbes and other micro-organisms. The coating is non-mutagenic, weather-proof and dermatologically proven to be safe for human use.

In addition, Boldr will donate S$30 from each Field Medic watch sale to medical relief funds such as Singapore Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera
S$199, available in Lazada and Shopee

Need to keep an eye on your naughty cats or your bouncing baby? Consider the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera. It comes with 1080p HD video recording, a 130-degree diagonal field-of-view, motion and audio detection as well as full-duplex audio for two-way conversations.

Furthermore, this indoor camera features a privacy shield feature that can be turned on or off via the Arlo app. Thus, you can decide when the camera should stop or start recording depending whether you are in or outside of the house.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal
Pricing and availability to be announced later

This is Bang & Olufsen’s first wireless gaming headphones. The Beoplay Portal lets you focus on gameplay with its adaptive noise cancellation, while its array of microphones amplify your voice when needed during multiplayer. It works with Xbox and PC via lossless 2.4GHz wireless connection as well as mobile devices via Bluetooth.

You can wear it for your long gaming sessions, as its ear cups’ memory foams are made of breathable materials. Its headband features innovative offset padding to relieve pressure. Plus, it weighs only 282g for a lightweight and comfortable fit.

Belkin Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger
S$99, available in Lazada and Shopee

If you need a fast-charging wall charger, you might want to get the Belkin Boost Charge Dual USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger. GaN, or gallium nitride, produces less heat than traditional silicon thereby allowing components to be closer.

Thus, this allows the wall charger to be smaller. Yet, it is no slouch when charging your smartphone or laptop. Its dual USB-C – one 18W and one up to 60W – can charge your 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro from 0 to 50 per cent battery life in just 60 minutes.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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