New Arrival: Amazon launches Prime Gaming to Replace Twitch Prime

August 11th, 2020

Prime Gaming offers free content for today’s popular video games plus free games every month.

Now more than 150 million paid Prime members around the world can get more value out of their Prime membership with the best of gaming.

Now more than 150 million paid Prime members around the world can get more value out of their Prime membership with the best of gaming.

Amazon first launched gaming benefits in 2016 as Twitch Prime.

Today, Amazon is launching Prime Gaming, an Amazon Prime benefit offering members tons of free, exclusive content for their favorite games, a collection of free PC games, and a free Twitch channel subscription every month.

This month’s more than 20 Free Games with Prime include SNK arcade classics SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, METAL SLUG 2, and indie retro brawler Treachery in Beatdown City.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore

August 10th, 2020

The Galaxy Buds Live (S$288) are Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds – now available for pre-orders, for collection from 17 August.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will be available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black.

Combining AKG’s sound expertise with a bigger, 12mm speaker compared to Galaxy Buds+, along with a bass duct, audio sounds deep and rich so you can enjoy music the way the artist intended.

Galaxy Buds Live comes with three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your loved ones, even when you’re apart.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live was unveiled together with 4 other devices during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation for open type bringing the best of both: live and spacious sound quality, with the ability for you to tune in (or out) of the world around you.

Below are details of how to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Watch3 in Singapore

August 9th, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 features advanced health features and is now available for pre-orders, for collection from 17 August. Prices and models below.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 in Mystic Black.

The Galaxy Watch3 helps manage your routines, enabling you to achieve fitness goals, and take ownership over your health.

With a slimmed-down version of the rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch3 aims to be the center of your wellness experience, sporting Samsung’s most expansive health suite yet.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was unveiled together with 4 other devices during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

With the Blood oxygen feature, you can measure and track oxygen saturation over time, for fitness and wellness purposes.

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New Arrival: Sony WH-1000XM-4 Over-ear Wireless Headphones

August 6th, 2020

Sony’s new wireless noise cancelling headphones offers up to 30 hours of battery life. The WH-1000XM4 will be available in Singapore (S$549) from tomorrow, 7 August.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$ 549 inclusive GST.

Sony’s noise cancelling wireless headphones WH-1000XM4 in Black and Platinum Silver (pictured here) will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from 7 August 2020 at a retail price of S$549 inclusive GST.

The WH-1000XM4 is the 4th generation over-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones in Sony’s 1000X family.

Key features of the WH-1000XM4 include:

  • Superior sound with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation.
  • Less noise and purer sound with smart listening technology that automatically personalises your experience.
  • Practical, comfortable and stylish with up to 30 hours battery life.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: vivo X50 and X50 Pro 5G with vivo TWS Earphone Neo

August 1st, 2020

Vivo will be launching their X50 series flagship smartphones in Singapore on 15 August. Together with the vivo X50 (S$799) and vivo X50 Pro 5G (S$1,099), the vivo TWS Earphone Neo (S$159) will also be launched.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The X50 and X50 Pro 5G feature professional-grade camera technologies for mobile photography.

Stabilisation, night mode, zoom, and portrait technologies in the X50 series smartphones enable users to capture stable and high-quality images and videos in a wide range of scenarios.

X50 Pro 5G has one 32MP front camera and four cameras on the rear (48MP Main, 8MP Super Wide-Angle, 13MP Professional Portrait, and 8MP 5x Telescopic).

X50 Pro’s 5x Telescopic lens also supports 60x Hyper Zoom.

The wireless TWS Earphone Neo has a customised 14.2mm Moving-Coil Unit, promising a more powerful and full-bodied sound, as well as a bio-fiber composite diaphragm to enhance audio details.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Soul ST-XS2 True Wireless Earbuds for Sports

July 11th, 2020

Ideal wireless earbuds for the fitness-conscious. Pretty design, snug fit, great sound quality. These were the earbuds of choice that saw my wife through the COVID-19 months and accompanied her on her morning jogs.

 

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The Soul ST-SX2 is the earbuds-of-choice when it comes to true wireless earphones for the sporty – delivering good sound quality, a snug fit and easy usability.

With COVID-19 lockdown all around the world, the only workout we’re getting nowadays are the weights and rowing machine at home, and the jogs around the neighbourhood.

No more swims or visits to the gym.

 

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I gave my wife the Soul ST-SX2 true wireless earbuds as a Mother’s Day gift – and she loves it!

I gave the Soul ST-XS2 to my wife as a Mother’s Day gift and she’s been stuck on them ever since – during her morning jogs.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ Unveiled on Unpacked 2020

August 8th, 2020

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are two versatile tablets that combine the power of a PC, the flexibility of a tablet, and the connectivity of a smartphone. Prices and pre-ordering info below.

 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ promise seamless videoconferencing, fast downloads, and virtually lag-free streaming.

Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ offer PC-level productivity because of a powerful processor, as well as an improved keyboard experience (keyboard sold separately as Book Cover Keyboard).

The S Pen is also enhanced with similar capabilities as the

 

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ together with four other devices including the Note20, during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

For entertainment, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ feature an immersive display with a 120 Hz refresh rate to power the cloud-based gaming or high-definition streaming that 5G enables — or do both at the same time with upgraded multi-tasking capabilities.

For users who want even more space to work, play, and create, Galaxy Tab S7+ offers a larger 12.4” Super AMOLED display.

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+. Click to enlarge.

Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+. Click to enlarge.

To work across multiple devices, when there’s no Wi-Fi network, you can use Auto Hotspot to automatically tether other Galaxy devices to the 5G-enabled tablet.

With Nearby Share, you can effortlessly transmit files to nearby contacts.

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ can extend a Samsung PC as a Second screen, either duplicating and extending the PC’s display.

Maximize productivity even further with tools such as Samsung Notes, S Pen, Book Cover Keyboard and Bluetooth mouse for the complete computing experience.

More details below on pre-ordering and purchasing the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ in Singapore.

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New Arrival: ASUS Announces ROG Strix G35 Gaming Desktop in Singapore

August 7th, 2020

The ASUS ROG Strix G35 is a top-of-the-line gaming desktop that promises tournament-level performance for competitive gaming with the flexibility to go beyond. Prices and configurations below.

For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the ROG Strix G35 features up to Intel Core i9 processor.

For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the ROG Strix G35 features up to Intel Core i9 processor.

The Republic of Gamers Strix Strix G35 retails from S$3,998 starting today and is available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers.

The ROG G35 ships with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which handles modern games with fast and fluid frame rates.

It is equipped with up to Intel Core i9-processor to tackle heavy multitasking, content creation, and other demanding workloads

More details below from the press release.

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Galaxy Unpacked 2020: Samsung Unveils Note20 & 4 Other Devices

August 5th, 2020

Pre-orders / Registration of Interest for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 begins tomorrow at 10am (Singapore Time). Collection from 17 August. Prices and configurations below.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

Samsung unveiled five gadgets during Galaxy Unpacked.

Singapore prices below (incl. GST). Note20 covers from S$38S$98.

  1. Galaxy Note20 (256GB)
    • Note20: S$1,398
    • Note20 5G: S$1,548
    • Note20 Ultra 5G: S$1,898
  2. Galaxy Tab
    • Tab S7 (11”, Wi-Fi/LTE): S$998S$1298
    • Tab S7+ (12.4”, Wi-Fi/5G): S$1,598/S$1,798
  3. Galaxy Watch3: S$648S$948
  4. Galaxy Buds Live: S$288
  5. Galaxy Z Fold2: S$TBA

More details below from Samsung on how to pre-order the Note20 in Singapore, as well as promotional bundles.

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New Arrival: Dell XPS Desktop and Dell S-Series Monitors

August 4th, 2020

Following the unveiling of new XPS notebooks in May, Dell is introducing the new XPS Desktop into the XPS family, as well as new S-Series monitors. Prices below.

Dell’s new S-series monitors.

Dell’s new S-series monitors.

The XPS Desktop is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core (up to i9K) processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics.

It is equipped to handle hardware-intensive tasks, creative workflows, gaming and virtual reality.

The prices and availability of the XPS Desktop, S-series monitors as well as other new Dell consumer products.

The prices and availability of the XPS Desktop, S-series monitors as well as other new Dell consumer products.

The new S-series monitors feature a sleek, new design in Platinum Silver and are available in sizes from 27” to 32” with integrated speakers, 99% sRGB colour coverage and AMD FreeSync technology.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 4a [and Pixel 4a (5G) & Pixel 5]

August 3rd, 2020

Google has launched the Pixel 4a (S$499) which will be available online from 10 September. Pre-orders for the mid-tier smartphone in Singapore begins tomorrow.

The Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform, Titan M security module for on-device security, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with an even bigger battery that lasts all day. To the right is a sneak peek at the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.

The Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform, Titan M security module for on-device security, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with an even bigger battery that lasts all day. To the right is a sneak peek at the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.

The Pixel 4a comes in Just Black with a 5.8-inch bezel-less, OLED display, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, increased storage space of 128GB and 6GB of RAM.

The Google Pixel 4a will ship with the following key features.

  • The same camera features from the Pixel 4 – including Live HDR+ Night Sight with astrophotography, Portrait Mode, and Top Shot.
  • Note that the Pixel 4a will not have the rear telephoto lens in the Pixel 4.
  • A Recorder app which automatically transcribes speech and lets you search across your audio recordings.
  • Longer battery life based on Adaptive Battery that adapts to the way users use their apps, and reduces power to apps that are rarely used.
  • Live Caption for phone calls.

Together with the launch of the Pixel 4a comes the Pixel 4a knit fabric cases, which combine beauty, lightweight protection and recycled materials.

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IFA 2020: IFA Reveals Programme for Global Press Conference

August 2nd, 2020

Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, will deliver the opening keynote for the IFA 2020 Special Edition on 3 September 2020.

During IFA 2020 GPC, global brands will unveil their latest products, news and services for the upcoming end-of-the-year shopping season.

During IFA 2020 GPC, global brands will unveil their latest products, news and services for the upcoming end-of-the-year shopping season. Click on image to enlarge.

This year, the IFA Global Press Conference (IFA GPC) will take place as part of the IFA 2020 Special Edition from 3 – 5 September in Berlin, Germany.

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