Our picks for the week: Sharp KI-L80 Plasmacluster Air Purifier, Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 lens 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.

Sharp KI-L80 Plasmacluster Air Purifier
S$1,699, available in Lazada and Shopee

With local Covid-19 community cases rising again in Singapore, you might want purified air in your house all the time. You can now do that with the new Sharp KI-L80 Plasmacluster Air Purifier.

Powered by the Plasmacluster technology to purify air, it is said to remove, collect and capture odours and impurities ranging from viruses to allergens. So, you can have fresh and clean air in your home. It has a range of up to 62 sq m, or around the size of a 3-room HDB flat.

Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR
S$1,499, available May 27

Fujifilm X series photographers will have another amazing lens to use when the Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR is released.

It is a highly-portable and weather-resistant prime lens with a focal length of 27mm when fixed to a Fujifilm X series APS-C mirrorless camera. Its ultra-big f/1.4 aperture allows for superb natural bokeh effects, while its 15 glass elements in 9 groups arrangement offers incredible details according to its maker.

Futuristic Home Venator Gaming Desk
From S$535, available in Lazada and Shopee

Local brand Futuristic Home has launched a gaming desk called Venator. It uses a Thermofoil desktop finish that is smooth, cool-to-touch and water resistant. The surface is also said to be tactile and allows for precise mouse movements.

Furthermore, the desk comes with a headset holder, cable management tray, a 5-gang power socket and even a built-in wireless charger to charge your smartphone. Available in two lengths of 1200mm (S$535) and 1600mm (S$559), the desk is also height-adjustable to ensure maximum comfort.

Oppo A74
S$299, available in Lazada and Shopee

For those looking for an affordable smartphone with long battery life, consider the Oppo A74. This 6.43-inch Android smartphone features a large 5,000mAh battery with 33W flash charge capability. It can be charged up from zero to 54 per cent battery level in 30 minutes.

In addition, it comes with a rear triple camera system comprising a 48-megapixel (MP) main camera, a 2MP depth camera for portrait shots and a 2MP macro camera for capturing tiny details. A 16MP front-facing hole-punch camera lets you take selfies with auto beautification.

Garmin Approach S12
S$299, available in Lazada and Shopee

Easy-to-use and practical for beginner or seasoned golfers, the Garmin Approach S12 GPS golf watch features a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display with Big Numbers mode. This makes it easy for golfers to read yardage numbers during play.

Pre-loaded with over 42,000 golf courses, golfers can walk into any tee box and use the watch with confidence. With its built-in high sensitivity GPS that zeroes in on a player’s location, it is able to gain precise yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, hazards and more.

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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