Our picks of the week: Tempest Kirin, Garmin vivomove Sport 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.

Tempest Kirin
S$229, available on Tempest

For those looking for an affordable wireless mechanical keyboard or your first step into customised mechanical keyboard, the latest Kirin by local start-up Tempest is one to consider. Available in black and white, this updated model is a tenkeyless keyboard with an aluminium plate and ABS casing.

It features a hotswappable printed circuit board that allows you to change the switches when desired. If not, you have a choice of three switches – the linear Gateron Yellow, the tactile Gateron Brown or the clicky Kailh Box White. In addition, you can choose from a variety of keycaps to suit your tastes.

Garmin vivomove Sport
S$269, available in Lazada and Shopee

The Garmin vivomove Sport might look like an analog watch with its ticking watch hands. But it is actually a smartwatch with a hidden touchscreen display that appears when needed. When you touch the display, the hands will move away immediately.

Yet, the vivomove Sport comes with a full suite of health and wellness tools that Garmin is famed for. These includes Garmin’s Body Battery energy monitoring, all-day stress tracking, sleep monitoring and tracking runs using connected GPS. The smartwatch is available in four colours of cocoa, cool mint, ivory and black.

Sony SRS-NB10
S$199, available in Lazada and Shopee

If you hate having earbuds intruding your ears or ear cups suffocating your ears, get the Sony SRS-NB10 wireless neckband speaker. It features a full-range speaker unit angled upwards to optimise sound for your ears only. Thus, you will not distract your colleagues or roommates.

With up to 20 hours of battery, the SRS-NB10 lets you to take conference calls, listen to music and walk around in total comfort all day. Furthermore, the wireless neckband speaker is able to connect to two devices at the same time for you to smoothly switch between them.

Logitech Signature M650
S$49, available in Lazada and Shopee

Unable to afford those expensive computer mouse? Fret not, you can get Logitech’s new Signature M650 wireless mouse to do the job. It comes with Smart Scrolling, which lets you get line-by-line precision when needed and speeding scrolling in an instant.

The mouse connects to your PC via either Bluetooth or Logi Bolt USB receiver. It has a battery life of up to 2 years with an AA battery, so you do not have to worry about running out of battery juice. In addition, it is available in three colours of rose, graphite and off-white. If you have big palms, you can also opt for the large version instead of the medium size.

LG Eclair QP5
S$999, available in Lazada and Shopee

Looking for a compact soundbar to go with your TV for you to enjoy Netflix shows to the fullest? Consider LG’s new Eclair QP5. It is LG’s most compact soundbar, but yet it delivers great performance with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support.

It does so by using sound expert Meridian Audio’s tuning and technology to deliver detail and spatiality via its 3.1.2 channel system and its wireless subwoofer. In addition, this soundbar supports 4K pass-through, so you can enjoy 4K and HDR content from streaming services, including Dolby Vision, to its fullest.

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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