Our picks of the week: myFirst Fone R1s, Sony PlayStation 5 Console Cover 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.

myFirst Fone R1s
S$269, available Jan 5 (2022) in myFirst Store

If you want to keep in constant contact with your kids as well as know their whereabouts, you might want to get them myFirst Fone R1s smartwatch.

It uses cellular network that allows you to chat or video call your kids like a regular phone. You can also keep track of your kids’ location via real-time GPS using a paired app. This app also allows you set a designated safety zone through its geofencing area alert function. You can also authorise who can converse with your kids using the Fone R1s.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console Cover
S$79.90, available Jan 21 (2022)

For those who are lucky enough to own Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) gaming console, you will be happy to know that you can finally change its cover with the official Sony PS5 covers!

It will come in five colours of midnight black, cosmic red, nova pink, starlight blue, and galactic purple. The midnight black and cosmic red PS5 console covers will be available from Jan 21, 2022. If you prefer the other colours, you will have to wait till sometime during the first half of 2022.

Audeze LCD-5
S$6,999, available in Lazada and Shopee

Audiophiles will be happy to know that Audeze – the world’s leading high-end audio headphones maker – has launched its flagship reference headphones in the form of LCD-5.

It is imbued with improved drivers, more comfortable ear pads and better frame design. The acoustic chamber has been optimised to achieve an extremely clean and clear soundstage. Using premium materials like magnesium, aluminium and acetate, it enables the headphones to have high rigidity while keeping it lightweight at only 420g.

Redmi Watch 2 Lite
S$85, available in Shopee

Looking for an affordable fitness smartwatch? The Redmi Watch 2 Lite might just be for you. It comes with a 1.55-inch touchscreen display to display all the important health metrics with over 100 watch faces to choose from.

In addition, it has over 100 exercise modes with auto detection function to detect your running or walking status. Furthermore, it features many fitness tracking functions, such as heart rate tracking, sleep and stress level monitoring, SpO2 detection, and menstruation recording.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
Pricing to be confirmed, available next month

Samsung has a new tablet in the form of Galaxy Tab A8. This Android tablet sports a 10.5-inch display with slim bezels for an 80 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

It has a large 7,040mAh battery that lets you watch your Netflix shows anywhere for long periods. When leisure time is over, the Tab A8’s productivity features such as Multi-Active Window, Drag & Split, and the brand-new Screen Recorder, allow you to quickly get your work done.

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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