GEAR FOR GEARHEADS
Petrolheads who are also fitness buffs may be drawn to the new Fitbit Versa. This smart watch can track your heart rate, is water-resistant to a depth of 50m, has a four-day battery life, and can store over 300 songs, too. We’re not sure if the Exercise Modes programmed into this device include one called “Track Day”, though. From $318
Shutterbugs looking for a wide-angle lens might want to check out the Laowa 9mm f2.8D lens from Venus Optics. Weighing just 215g and measuring 60mm by 53mm, it’ll even fit in your pocket if your camera bag is full. Available for Sony E-Mount, Canon EOS-M and Fuji X models. $669
With the NAD Viso HP70, the rest of your family can sleep soundly while you’re chasing exotic cars in Gran Turismo. Apart from offering two types of noise cancellation, these headphones have RoomFeel, a sound reproduction technology that supposedly delivers the full range of sound you’d normally get from a loudspeaker. With a maximum operating time of 15 hours, it’s pretty convenient to take on long flights, too. $599
If you’re looking for a smartphone with nifty features at a price that won’t break the bank, then you might want to consider the Nokia 7 Plus. It’s equipped with a 6-inch full-HD+ display, 4GB of RAM, two rear cameras with Zeiss optics, and a 3800mAh battery. Running on stock Android, you’ll always get the latest OS updates, too. $599
Possibly aimed at enthusiasts who want a laptop that’s built like a supercar, the Gigabyte Aero 15X has a CNC-machined body and a 15-inch screen with 4K resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. Powered by an eighth- generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 graphics card, the Aero 15X should be able to handle just about any business or computer game you throw at it. $POA
TANK UP & CHOW DOWN
Fusion cuisine fans may wish to check out Neon Pigeon’s new Spring menu, which has 12 new dishes with Japanese- inspired flavours. Said dishes include Duck Tonkatsu, which is served with ponzu sauce, crispy soybeans and pickled cucumber. For dessert, try the Seaberry Bombe. Made from sea buckthorn, this mousse is presented with a sweet matcha sponge and glazed with white chocolate, topped with toasted meringue and chocolate buckwheat crumble.
Executives looking to unwind after a hard day’s work could consider heading to Propeller, a rooftop bar in Bay Hotel. Apart from new cocktails, the bar’s updated menu now offers fare such as Indonesian grilled chicken and vegetables, lamb rack and roasted potatoes, as well as Marmite chicken and Doritos pizza (left).
Diners who want to treat their dads this Father’s Day could head down to il Cielo at Hilton Singapore. Go for the Japanese Degustazione (Italian for “tasting”) menu, a five-course set with dishes such as Carpaccio di Kinmedai, Giapponese Orata Grigliata, and Spaghetti ai Ricci di Mare (below). The latter is a delectable combination of homemade pasta with Hokkaido sea urchin, Sardinia bottarga and yuzu. Prices start from $118 per person.