Stuff Picks: The Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is a full-fledged entertainment system that fits in your pocket

Plus flashy speakers and something to get your drink on

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra (S$778)

If you’re the type that watches tons of videos on your phone, the ZenFone 3 Ultra is right up your alley. It’s the first smartphone in the world fitted with a 4K UHD TV-grade video processor, while a 6.8in Full HD (1920 x 1080) display delivers top notch graphics — so you’ll pretty much be watching cat videos in stunning clarity and resolution.

Audio doesn’t take a backseat either with the phone’s 5-magnet stereo speakers and DTS Headphone:X virtual 7.1-channel surround sound to ensure a crisp and complete audiovisual experience. And the best part of all this — a massive 4600mAh battery so you won’t run out of juice during that Stranger Things binge-fest.

LG PH1 Bluetooth Speakers (S$TBC)

What do you get when you cross a lava lamp and a speaker? Well, we imagine it’d look something like the LG PH1. The best thing about listening to music on the PH1 is the lightshow that comes with it. Designed for a mini rave in your bedroom, the built-in LED lights cycle through an array of colours and illuminate along with the music played.

The audio is decent, with clear vocals and not much distortion at higher volumes. A full charge via microUSB will keep this thing running for 5 hours, and while it’s Bluetooth enabled, you can also connect your phone or PC through a 3.5mm jack to preserve battery.

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old (S$140)

It’s the weekend and you deserve a damn drink. Make it a fine one with this special edition single malt that combines sherry seasoned European and American oak cask maturation. Opening with delicate flavours of vanilla, citrus and light oak, the whiskey dances on the tongue to reveal a balanced honey sweetness with a warm wood spice finish.

The double cask process sees the American and European oaks seasoned with Oloroso Sherry for 18 months, before being transported to Scotland for the whisky fill and to mature. The result is a glass of pure class that’s meant to be savoured till the very last drop.

ASUS Transformer Book T101 (S$399)

Compact, light and exceedingly portable, this 2-in-1 notebook is primed for digital nomads who rarely work in one place. The magic lies in its reversible magnetic hinge that lets you flip the display over, turn it into a tent for screen-sharing, or detach fully to use as a tablet.

Despite its slender frame, the T101 packs a quad-core Intel Atom X5 Series processor, 2GB RAM and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi which makes for speedy transitions and multitasking. Thanks to a fanless design, the notebook is as silent as it is slim and makes a great tool for productivity on-the-go.