Our picks for the week: Lego Luigi Starter Course, Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 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.

Lego Adventures with Luigi Starter Course
S$84.90, pre-order now in Lazada and Shopee; available Aug 1

Fans of Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise rejoice! As its name implies, this latest Lego product lets you play with the green-clad Lego Luigi for some new exciting brick-built adventures.

It features the highly-anticipated and interactive Lego Luigi figure, to add to the Lego Super Mario product line-up launched last year. Similar to the Super Mario line-up, the Luigi Starter Course lets you freely build the courses and bring them to life in any way you like them to be.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
S$398, available Apr 26 in Singtel, M1 and StarHub

For those working in challenging environments or if you are the kind who kept dropping your smartphone, you might want to get the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.

This 5.3-inch Android smartphone is said to withstand drops from up to 1.5m. It is also water resistant down to depths of 1m for over 30 minutes. Its display’s increased touch sensitivity allows you to operate the smartphone without the hassle of removing your gloves.

Casio G-Shock G-Lide GBX-100NS
S$269, available May 7 in Casio G-Shock Store

The G-Lide series is Casio G-Shock’s extreme watches for surfers. Available in two colours of black and pink gold, this new G-Lide GBX-100NS is specially designed for night surfers according to Casio.

The watch shows surfer-essential information like tide graph, moon data, tide levels, sunrise/sunset times and high/low tide times. In addition, it can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth for quick updates to all these information.

Fitbit Luxe
S$198, available in Lazada and Shopee on Jun this year

If you are wearing a fitness tracker all the time, it better be as sleek andbeautiful as the Fitbit Luxe. To produce its premium look and feel, Fitbit claims a metal vaporising technique was used to achieve the gold and platinum finishes of the Luxe case.

The Luxe comes with a five-day battery life and a colour touchscreen to display all the health metrics it tracks. These metrics include breathing rate, heart rate variability, resting heart rate, skin temperature variation and in the near future, oxygen saturation.

Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro with MagSafe
S$59, available in Apple Store

Drivers using Apple iPhone 12 series smartphones should get the Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro with MagSafe. It features a powerful magnetic module that will keep your iPhone firmly mounted even when the roads get bumpy.

The car mount’s high-quality base and sturdy vent clip ensure it stays safely in place. It will also work with official MagSafe cases on your iPhone 12 models. Do note the mount does not charge your iPhone, but it features a slot for you to sling a charging cable around.

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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