New products of the week

Top: Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard (L), Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (C), Mifa F5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (R). Bottom: Philips Avance Collection Noodle Maker HR2365 (L), Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse (C), Brother MFC-L2740DW (R).

KEYBOARD

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard

$249, available from middle of next month

Logitech's new Romer-G mechanical keys are supposed to deliver 25-per-cent faster actuation than conventional mechanical keys, have improved durability and intelligent illumination.

Unsurprisingly, Logitech claims that its G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard is the world's most advanced gaming keyboard.

The improved keys are rated to last up to 70 million keystrokes, or 40 per cent better than others in the market. You can customise the illumination of each key from a palette of 16.8 million colours. Game controls and macros can be assigned to nine programmable buttons.

DIGITAL CAMERA

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

$679

Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is a handy digital camera with plenty of zoom ability for your travel and sports photography needs.

It packs a 16.1-megapixel image sensor, a Digic 6 image processor, a tiltable 3-inch display and a 922,000-dot electronic viewfinder.

The 65x optical zoom lens has a focal range of 21mm to 1,365mm with an aperture range f/3.4-f/6.5, which lets you take wide-angle shots or an intimate close-up.

SPEAKER

Mifa F5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$79

About the size of a water bottle, the Mifa F5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker lets you enjoy music wherever you are.

Inside its cylindrical shell are two 1.5-inch speakers and a passive radiator to pump out 3-D surround sound audio.

A microSD card slot allows you to play music from a memory card. For seamless music streaming, you can connect the speaker wirelessly via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet.

There is also an auxiliary-in port if you prefer a wired connection. It runs on a 1,200mAh rechargeable battery. The speaker is available in red, yellow, green, blue or black.

HOME APPLIANCE

Philips Avance Collection Noodle Maker HR2365

$329

If you want to eat healthier noodles, why not make them yourself? With Philips' new HR2365 noodle maker, you just put in the ingredients - eggs, spinach, carrots, flour and water, for instance - let the machine get to work and you get your noodles in just 10 minutes.

With its 360-degree extrusion and kneading technology, you can make anything from Chinese ban mian to Italian penne, using four separate shaping discs. You can also tweak the texture of the noodles by adjusting the kneading time.

MOUSE

Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

$89, available later this month

Earlier Microsoft Arc Touch mice were great but they all had the same drawback - you had to use a USB wireless receiver.

The new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse frees one USB port on your laptop or desktop, as it connects via Bluetooth. Like its siblings, this mouse curves comfortably and allows for easy gliding up and down the scroll pad. When you are ready to go, flatten the mouse to turn it off and slip it into your pocket.

PRINTER

Brother MFC-L2740DW

$448, available end of the month

Brother's MFC-L2740DW is a reliable and affordable wireless all-in-one (AIO) monochrome laser printer that can print, copy, scan and fax.

It comes with a tray that holds up to 250 sheets, and a 35-sheet automatic document feeder. It can print and copy at 32 pages a minute.

This AIO supports automatic double-sided printing, single-pass duplex scanning and copying. A 2.7-inch colour touchscreen display allows intuitive menu navigation.


This article was first published on Oct 1, 2014.
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