New arrival: SanDisk SSD Plus internal notebook storage

June 28th, 2016

SanDisk SSD Plus come with a three-year warranty and will be available in capacities of 120GB (S$89), 240GB (S$189) and 480GB (S$239).

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus is for users looking to improve performance on an existing laptop or notebook at a fraction of the price of purchasing a new system.

The SanDisk SSD Plus offers customers faster boot-up and shutdown times, improved application response and data transfer and improved overall system performance.

By installing the SanDisk SSD Plus, users can instantly upgrade their laptop or PC, and eliminate the need to completely replace an aging laptop or desktop PC.

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Review: ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 detachable laptop

June 24th, 2016

The Transformer Book T100HA is an ideal laptop-cum-tablet hybrid companion for the mobile warrior looking for good performance, portability, connectivity and long battery life – all at an affordable price of S$499.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 hybrid features the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ x5 ‘Cherry Trail’ processors, Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system with Cortana, the voice-powered personal assistant, and support for Windows 10 Continuum adaptive interface technology.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 hybrid features the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ x5 ‘Cherry Trail’ processors, Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system with Cortana, the voice-powered personal assistant, and support for Windows 10 Continuum adaptive interface technology.

I used the Transformer Book T100HA from ASUS for two weeks as I went about between meetings and events on the road, to see how usable the hybrid 2-in-1 laptop-cum-tablet would be for someone constantly on the move.

Lighter & thinner than predecessors, the tablet measures 265 x 175 x 8.45mm physically and weighs 580g, while the keyboard dock measures 265 x 175 x 10mm and weighs 470g.

Lighter & thinner than predecessors, the tablet measures 265 x 175 x 8.45mm physically and weighs 580g, while the keyboard dock measures 265 x 175 x 10mm and weighs 470g.

I found the device ideally suited as a workhorse for the typical mobile warrior – it’s compact and therefore highly portable, and its battery easily lasts an entire workday before you put it to charge when you retire for the night back at home or at the hotel.

For leisure, you can simply pull the screen off the keyboard dock and use it as a tablet.

Typically, a compact machine like this – and even those super-thin but larger Ultrabooks – suffer from a dearth of connectivity ports.

But the tablet/screen portion of the T100HA comes with 1 x Micro USB port, 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, 1 x Micro HDMI, 1 x Micro SD card slot and 1 x headphone/mic combo jack.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA sports a durable aluminium-clad lid available in four colours: Rouge Pink, Aqua Blue, Silk White and Tin Grey.

The ASUS Transformer Book T100HA sports a durable aluminium-clad lid available in four colours: Rouge Pink, Aqua Blue, Silk White and Tin Grey.

The keyboard dock has an additional full-sized USB 2.0 port.

This means you can connect a mouse, an external hard disk drive and a mobile device all at the same time if you need/want to.

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New arrival: Canon XEED WUX450ST short throw LCOS projector

June 21st, 2016

The new Canon XEED WUX450ST projector promises stunning image quality, adaptability, and control for myriad of installation scenarios. Now available in Singapore at S$9,600.

The Canon XEED WUX450ST is suitable for a wide range of markets including higher education, museums and galleries, corporate institutions, and for applications such as simulation, training, or digital signage.

The Canon XEED WUX450ST is suitable for a wide range of markets including higher education, museums and galleries, corporate institutions, and for applications such as simulation, training, or digital signage.

Canon’s newest short throw projector, the XEED WUX450ST LCOS (Compact Install Model) has a WUXGA resolution of 1920 x 1200, 4,500 lumens of brightness, and Canon’s LCOS technology with Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS) enhancement.

With its 1.35x optical zoom, short throw ratio of 0.56:1, and 0 to +75 percent vertical lens shift (manual), the XEED WUX450ST offers installation flexibility in various settings.

Below are more details from the press release.

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Infographic: Wearable technology and the Internet of Things

June 20th, 2016

Ericsson’s report on wearable technology & the IoT explores consumer views on it, how and when wearables might break beyond health and wellness scenarios and cover more diverse needs.

The wearables market is still in the early phases of expansion, and currently dominated by health, wellness and activity tracking devices – despite industry developments pointing to an increasing number of use cases.

The wearables market is still in the early phases of expansion, and currently dominated by health, wellness and activity tracking devices – despite industry developments pointing to an increasing number of use cases.

Key findings from Ericsson’s “Wearable Technology and the Internet of Things” report

  • Wearables become the most personal devices.
    • Two in five users of wearables say they feel naked when not wearing their device, with one in five even sleeping with it on.
    • Despite this, a quarter of those who have bought wearables in the past three months say their expectations have not been met.

“Although consumers show greatest interest in devices related to safety, we also see an openness to wearable technology further away from today’s generation. In five years’ time, walking around with an ingestible sensor, which tracks your body temperature and adjusts the thermostat setting automatically once you arrive home, may be a reality,” says Sing Sethi, Ericsson’s ConsumerLab spokesperson for the report.

  • Consumers predict the wearables inflection point to be beyond 2020.
    • 6 out of 10 smartphone users are confident that wearables will have uses beyond health and wellness.
    • Consumers predict that most wearables ideas will only become mainstream beyond 2020. However, current users of wearables believe the development will be much faster.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) future shaped by wearables.
    • 74 percent believe multiple wearables and sensors will help them interact with other devices and physical things around them, whilst 1 in 3 smartphone users believes they will wear at least 5 wearables beyond 2020.
    • Thus, a setback in wearables adoption might delay the overall adoption of the IoT among consumers.

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New arrival: Lamch & Co introduces Catalyst Apple Watch Case

June 19th, 2016

Lamch & Co boasts that the Catalyst Apple Watch Case is the world’s first water and impact proof case. Available in Singapore at S$99 from Epicentre and Ante.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case (S$99) features a raised bezel that also prevent scratches on the exposed watch screen when dropped on a flat surface.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case (S$99) features a raised bezel that also prevent scratches on the exposed watch screen when dropped on a flat surface.

Lamch & Co introduces the first fully functional waterproof case for your 42-millimeter Apple Watch by lifestyle accessory brand, Catalyst.

The CES Innovation Awards 2016 Honouree boasts a waterproof rating of IP68, which not only makes your Apple Watch dustproof, it is also waterproof up to 5 atmospheres of pressure, a pressure equivalent of a depth of 50m.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case come in three colours - classic Stealth Black, rugged Rescue Ranger and trendy Green Pop.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case come in three colours – classic Stealth Black, rugged Rescue Ranger and trendy Green Pop.

The sturdy hardshell Catalyst Apple Watch Case also offers military grade impact protection based on MIL STD 810G testing, ensuring that your Apple Watch would be able to withstand drops from up to 3 feet.

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New arrival: Canon XEED 4K500ST 4K compact projector

June 17th, 2016

Canon breaks into 4K projection market with the XEED 4K500ST, which is equipped for a variety of applications. Available in Singapore now: S$65,000.

Canon boasts that the XEED 4K500ST is currently the world’s smallest and lightest 4K installation projector.

Canon boasts that the XEED 4K500ST is currently the world’s smallest and lightest 4K installation projector. S$65,000.

Canon today introduced its first 4K installation projector, the XEED 4K500ST.

Designed for a wide range of applications including simulation, medical imaging, and engineering, the XEED 4K500ST offers 4K resolution whilst being compact and lightweight.

Below are more details from the press release.

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New arrival: Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK industrial labeller

June 16th, 2016

The Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK industrial labelling solution is now available for sale in Singapore at S$598 with 1 year (carry-in) warranty.

To procure the new Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK, contact Epson distributors - C2O Corporation Pte Ltd and Swift-Value Business Pte Ltd.

To procure the new Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK, contact Epson distributors – C2O Corporation Pte Ltd and Swift-Value Business Pte Ltd. Photo credit: Epson Singapore.

The new Epson LabelWorks LW-Z900FK can be used for printing of labels for industrial use from network cabling for identification purposes, to warehouse and fieldwork usage and others.

“We have developed a tough label printer that fits the most demanding environment, designed with functionality and ease of use in mind. Waterproof, humidity-resistant and scratch-resistant, the LW-Z900FK delivers at astounding speeds and aims to bring productivity to new levels,” said Tan May Lin, Epson Singapore’s General Manager (Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Division).

The LW-Z900FK offers the option for mix-length printing, giving users the convenience of creating variable lengths of labels in a single batch for ease-of-use.

The rugged LW-Z900FK is designed for tough industrial environments and comes with magnetic mount capability for hands-free use.

The Epson labels are able to withstand exposure to heat and cold, as well as wet conditions.

The fully tested labels stick fast to most surfaces including curved surfaces, glass and stainless steel.

Its distinctive multi-faceted styling makes it easy to hold with either one hand or both, and the red body stands out even in dark environments.

With a large handle, the shock- and scratch-durable elastomer material ensures drop impact resistance.

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New arrival: OnePlus 3 Android smartphone in Singapore (Q3)

June 15th, 2016

OnePlus 3 is the new flagship smartphone for the company and will be available in Singapore from Q3 (July) onwards online and subsequently at traditional retail stores. Price TBA.

Update (24 June, 2016):

The OnePlus 3 will retail at S$699 in Singapore, and will go on sale at traditional retail channels on 30 July.

OnePlus plans to launch the phone at the Telcos on the same date (to be confirmed).

In a collaboration with Lazada, the phone will be on sale from 4 July till 30 July (online exclusive price to be confirmed).

The OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold.

The OnePlus 3 will be available in Graphite and Soft Gold.

The OnePlus 3 features Dash Charge fast charging technology, which adds a day of power in only half an hour.

It comes completely unlocked – no carrier contracts necessary, and an unlocked bootloader – to give users maximum flexibility.

It is also the first OnePlus smartphone to be available for purchase at launch without an invite on OnePlus’ e-commerce site.

More details from the press release below.

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