New arrivals: Jabra Move Wireless on-ear headphones

October 20th, 2014

Denmark-headquartered Jabra combines the brand’s signature Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology and the distinctive ergonomic beauty of Scandinavian design in the new Jabra Move Wireless (S$148).

The Jabra Move Wireless weighs only 150g and  is available in 3 colours: Cayenne, Cobalt and Coal.

The Jabra Move Wireless weighs only 150g and is available in 3 colours: Cayenne, Cobalt and Coal.

The Jabra Move Wireless sports an ultra-lightweight stainless steel headband that is both sturdy and stylish.

It promises depth and clarity for music lovers with “premium digital sound in crisp and clear mids and highs while embodying clean lines and minimalist style”.

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Fearless Channel by Garage Entertainment & Samsung SportsFlow

October 18th, 2014

Sydney based studio, Garage Entertainment, Australia’s producer/distributor of Action Sports & Adventure film and television content has collaborated with Samsung SportsFlow to launch a new Actions Sports & Adventure Channel called Fearless.

Home page of the Fearless Channel on Samsung SportsFlow.

Home page of the Fearless Channel on Samsung SportsFlow. Image source: Samsung SportsFlow.

The Fearless channel is now available on the SportsFlow app, giving on-demand access for SportsFlow users (currently over half a million) to over 1,000 best in class action sports films, including films from media houses such as Red Bull, Crusty Demons, Taylor Steele and Rip Curl.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Australian studio Garage Entertainment. As a company that understands actions sports and how to effectively display the sport, they are a critical partner supporting us to bring awesome content to SportsFlow users,” said Maurizio Barbieri, Head of Sports, Media Solution Centre, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Samsung Electronics.

Titles include “The Art OF Flight”, “Where The Trail Ends” and “Missing” – which were shown on the big screen at the Fearless Film Festival in Sentosa, in celebration of the launch of the channel.

Additionally, there will also be premium content available for purchase through the Fearless channel.

Content on the Fearless channel will be available to all SportsFlow users across Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The Fearless channel marks both the first time sports film content is available on the SportsFlow app as well as the first collaboration of Samsung SportsFlow with any film studio/distributor worldwide.

Fearless Film Festival in Sentosa (15-17 October, 2014) - action movies under the stars.

Fearless Film Festival in Sentosa (15-17 October, 2014) – action movies under the stars. Photo source: Fast Track

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Nikon launches D750, COOLPIX S6900, NIKKOR 20mm f1.8G lens & SB-500 Speedlight

September 13th, 2014

Nikon launched in Singapore today a new DSLR, a compact shooter, a 20mm prime lens and a flash. Price and availability TBA.

Update (20 October, 2014):

Nikon has announced the pricing information below. Available now.

  • AF-S NIKKOR 20MM F/1.8G ED – S$1,099
  • Speedlight SB-500 – S$319
  • Nikon DSLR D750 with 24-120 KIT – S$4,079
  • Multi-power Battery Pack MB-D16 – S$449

Update (24 September, 2014):

The Nikon D750 (body only) is now available in Singapore for S$3,079. The D750 Kit will be available in November 2014.

For every Nikon D750 (body only) purchased from 24 September 2014 to 5 October 2014, customers will be entitled to redeem a free 32GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (worth S$139).

Redemption is available from 3–5 October 2014, from 11am–7pm at Funan DigitaLife Mall, in conjunction with the upcoming I AM FULL FREEDOM Nikon consumer event.

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

The highlight of the launch is the D750, a “successor” for the aged D700 that sits between the D610 and the D810.

D750 Full-frame DSLR

The full-frame D750 is Nikon’s smallest and lightest FX-format camera and will be available in September 2014.

Nikon D750 DSLR.

Nikon D750 DSLR

It ships with built-in Wi-Fi, vertical-tilting monitor, 24.3 megapixels, 91K-pixel RGB sensor, and high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 6.5 frames per second for both FX- and DX- format, all fitted into a slim and durable body.

The FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine are packed into a monocoque structure framed by carbon fiber composite material (new material), and magnesium alloy to provide nimble durability.

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Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones to fight against Ebola

October 21st, 2014

The GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones will be used in a UN project for the three worst-hit African countries. The donated smartphones are worth about US$1 million.

All donated smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided.

All donated smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided.

The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA), will be used in the Humanitarian Connectivity Project, the UN’s IT project that utilises mobile devices to provide humanitarian support in disaster areas.

By installing the UN’s Smart Health Pro mobile application, medical staff can utilise the smartphones to treat patients and collect medical data, while quarantined patients can contact their families using the devices.

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New arrivals: Six new NEC M Series digital projectors

October 20th, 2014

The new multi-purpose projector models in the series are targeted at classrooms and mid-sized meeting rooms. Prices ranges from S$1,369-S$1,899 and is listed below.

NEC’s new projector models include the M322X, M322W, M362X, M362W, M402X and M402W projectors.

NEC’s new projector models include the M322X, M322W, M362X, M362W, M402X and M402W projectors.

NEC Asia Pacific, a leading provider of commercial display and projector solutions, added today six new digital projectors to its M Series, from 3000 ANSI Lumens to 4000 ANSI Lumens with resolution at either XGA or WXGA.

Projector Price Brightness
M322X S$1,369 3200 ANSI Lumens
M322W S$1,429
M362X S$1,669 3600 ANSI Lumens
M362W S$1,729
M402X S$1,799 4000 ANSI Lumens
M402W S$1,899

NEC offers low TCO through the projectors’ filter free design with sealed DLP light engine.

This series of ultra-durable, filter free projectors promise very low cost of ownership (TCO) and advanced multimedia capabilities.

These features, together with clear picture and full connectivity, make the DLP-based M Series projectors suitable for use in classroom and mid-sized meeting room environments, where budget and performance are equally important.

A large number of input terminals including 2 x HDMI with 3D support and 3 x USB inputs provide flexibility and future proofing of investments made by businesses and schools.

A large number of input terminals including 2 x HDMI with 3D support and 3 x USB inputs provide flexibility and future proofing of investments made by businesses and schools.

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POTD: Water spray in Sentosa in sunny Singapore

October 19th, 2014

Photo of the Day: The weather in Singapore is Summer all year round. So a shower, be it in the stall or from heaven, or in this case – from a water spray in Sentosa – is always a welcome treat.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

We were at the “Port of Lost Wonder” in Sentosa in Singapore to enjoy the sun, sand and beach for the weekend.

The water theme park had this watery playground for little children to revel in slides and water sprays.

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3 and other new products

October 17th, 2014

Following last month’s big launch of the iPhone 6, Tim Cook has just introduced the new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (from S$3,388), updated the Mac mini and made OS X Yosemite available today as a free upgrade.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

This is the second big launch for Apple close on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch last month.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thin and weighs less than 450g, featuring improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colours, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with the touch of a finger.

Local prices for the new iPads are as follows.

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New arrivals: Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router E8350

October 17th, 2014

Linksys today announced its first 4×4 Wireless AC router aimed at families and gamers. Available in Singapore from 7 November at S$399, exclusively at Challenger.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

The E8350 router is targeted at households with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming.

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New arrivals: Toshiba Ultra-HD 4K Pro Theatre TV L9450 series with Android

October 16th, 2014

The latest Ultra-HD 4K L9450 series with Android Pro Theatre TVs from Toshiba embraces the Android platform. Now available throughout Asia, prices range from S$2,299 to S$17,999 and are listed below.

The L9450 Pro-Theatre TVs with Ultra-HD 4K and Android come in 50, 65 and 84-inch models.

The L9450 Pro-Theatre TVs with Ultra-HD 4K and Android come in 50, 65 and 84-inch models.

The Android compatibility makes available an abundance of apps that are downloadable on Google Play

Toshiba Price
50L9450VE S$2,299
65L9450VE S$4,999
84L9450VE S$17,999

Four times sharper than Full HD, Ultra-HD 4K offers unparalleled clarity for a growing selection of 4K content, ranging from movies to games and photos.

Not only are visible on screen details significantly bolstered, viewers can also sit closer to the display without being distracted by pixilation.

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New arrivals: Jabra Evolve headset for businesses

October 16th, 2014

The Jabra Evolve is a new headset series targeted at businesses of all sizes, enabling greater concentration and focus in the open office, boosting productivity in noisy work environments. Sold through java Business Solutions partners from S$63.50.

The new Jabra Evolve family of business headsets. From S$63.50.

The new Jabra Evolve family of business headsets. From S$63.50.

Jabra Evolve is a series of professional headsets that support the communication needs of knowledge workers, where 69 percent state that disturbances in the open office have a negative impact on their performance.

“The Jabra Evolve headsets create a complete personal concentration zone that boosts focus and work satisfaction for employees in increasingly open, loud and distracting workspaces,” said Ben Samman, ASEAN Managing Director, Jabra.

Through advanced noise-cancellation technologies, Jabra Evolve aims to enhance productivity by offering a personal “concentration zone.”

The series consists of five headsets all purpose-built for shutting out the hustle and bustle of the open office, including features that signal when the user doesn’t want to be disturbed.

The Jabra Evolve has a microphone boom arm discreetly integrating into the headband.

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New arrivals: SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I memory cards

October 15th, 2014

The new memory cards for action cameras are built to match the harshest conditions and enables the next generation of 4K Ultra HD video capture. Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I cards are built for extreme durability.  Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I cards are built for extreme durability. Available in Singapore now in 32GB (S$49) and 64GB (S$99) capacities.

The new SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for action cameras give extreme sports enthusiasts the speed, quality, capacity, and durability they need to confidently capture the moment in breathtaking detail.

“We are committed to offering customers a range of memory solutions that stand up to environmental extremes, including temperature, water, shocks and x-rays. These new memory cards give users the confidence that their high quality video will be there to share with others when the adventure is done,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, SanDisk Corporation.

Now rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), these fast, high-performing cards are well-matched with action cameras, as they deliver the performance required to capture Full HD and 4K Ultra HD action video.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I memory cards for action cameras offer read/write speeds of up to 60MB/s/40MB/s to enable users to capture the most daring adventures in stunning detail.

With the new cards, action camera users can quickly transfer files and view their thrilling adventure on today’s new 4K TVs and monitors.

Perfect to endure all the action, the cards are waterproof, shockproof, and X-ray proof, and are capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

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