Archive for July, 2020

New Arrival: Lenovo ThinkVision M14t Mobile Monitor

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

The slim and portable 14-inch Full-HD touch-enabled display weighs only 698g – extending screen real estate while adding touch interaction.

Lenovo’s latest mobile monitor, the ThinkVision M14t.

Lenovo’s latest mobile monitor, the ThinkVision M14t.

The M14t features 10-point touch functionality and 4096 pressure level active pen support – enabling users to freely design, animate, present and annotate.

The pressure-sensitive pen enables more precise sketching and accurate navigation.

Mobile and remote workers can use the M14t in portrait and landscape formats with the included L-shaped dongle offering a simple cable solution, and two full-function USB Type-C ports for connectivity.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge in Singapore

Friday, July 24th, 2020

The new line-up of Family Hub Smart Fridge is now available in Singapore on Samsung Online Store and major consumer electronics & IT stores. Prices & promotions below.

The Samsung Family Hub is a perfect enhancement for all kitchen spaces, with its modern and premium built-in look, elegant flat doors, recessed handles, and fingerprint-resistant finish.

The Samsung Family Hub is a perfect enhancement for all kitchen spaces, with its modern and premium built-in look, elegant flat doors, recessed handles, and fingerprint-resistant finish.

The Family Hub line-up includes two new stylish side-by-side refrigerator models at more affordable price points.

Consumers can look forward to expanded storage with SpaceMax Technology, which utilises thinner walls to create extra storage space whilst ensuring optimal insulation and without increasing external dimensions.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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Trends: COVID-19 Gives Impetus to Hybrid Working

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

One of the impacts from the global COVID-19 pandemic is the rise of hybrid working, the new normal for businesses and organisations around the world.

* The slides in this article are extracted from Poly’s new report on how hybrid working will be the new collaborative imperative.

What to expect in the new normal of hybrid working.

What to expect in the new normal of hybrid working. Click on image to enlarge.

Working from home had always languished as the catch phrase for businesses aspiring to provide employees with a better work-life balance whilst maintaining a high level of performance.

Even though the requisite technology has been around and available for years now, the main stumbling block to greater adoption of working from home has been predominantly a cultural issue.

Four technology trends enabling hybrid working. Click on image to enlarge.

Four technology trends enabling hybrid working. Click on image to enlarge.

Companies are concerned that employees may not work as hard when left to their own devices at home, while employees worry that it is more difficult to get things done if they’re not physically working at the office.

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New Arrival: ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Phone 3 Series

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The 3rd-gen gaming smartphone series ships with the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus, 144Hz / 1ms AMOLED display and huge 6000mAh battery. Prices below.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

Featuring the uprated GameCool 3 cooling system, the ROG Phone 3 is engineered to deliver non-stop, ultrasmooth performance for the ultimate mobile gaming experience.

The series includes the flagship ROG Phone 3 and the ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition.

The ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone ever, using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus 5G Mobile Platform with advanced 5G mobile communications and Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming capabilities.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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IFA 2020: LG CTO Joins Press Conference in Berlin

Friday, July 17th, 2020

The global electronics brand from South Korea, LG, will take part in IFA 2020 Special Edition and focus on the consumer situation in times of the new normal.

At IFA 2020 Global Press Conference, international brands will present their latest innovations to international media representatives.

At IFA 2020 Global Press Conference, international brands will present their latest innovations to international media representatives.

At the IFA 2020 Global Press Conference, P. Park, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Electronics, will examine the changes in consumer lifestyles and introduce new consumer values under the theme of ‘Life’s Good from Home’.

“LG addresses a highely timely topic. We are very much looking forward to LG’s presentation of its new ideas and products to the world public”, said Jens Heithecker, IFA Executive Director.

Park will discuss the recently rising importance of the home due to increased home office situations and online education.

LG plans to present unique consumer values as a consumer electronics company that encompasses both B2C and B2B aspects.

New Arrival: Ruark Audio Launches R3 for Singapore

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Priced at S$1,299, the Ruark R3 will be available in Singapore in Rich Walnut and Soft Grey colours from mid-August 2020 onwards.

Ruark Audio R3: stylish and compact music system with expansive sound.

Ruark Audio R3: stylish and compact music system with expansive sound.

Equipped with a high-fidelity two-channel Class A-B amplifier and enclosed in hand-crafted wood cabinets, the R3 promises a dynamic performance akin to larger sound systems while doubling as a modern piece of furniture for the home.

The R3 all-in-one music system joins Ruark Audio’s luxury sound systems – the R7, R5, MR1 and MRx – which were launched in Singapore earlier this year.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Announces Ecosystem of IoT Products

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Xiaomi today announced new additions to their IoT-connected smart hardware range. The global online launch also included the presentation of Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C.

The Mi Smart Band 5 is part of the slew of new smart IoT gadgets that Xiaomi launched globally.

The Mi Smart Band 5 is part of the slew of new smart IoT gadgets that Xiaomi launched globally.

The new smart products launched by Xiaomi include the following.

  • Mi Smart Band 5
  • Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2
  • Mi Electric Scooter 1S
  • Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic
  • its first-ever Mi TV Stick
  • Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34”

The local sales info and prices in Singapore of these smart devices will be announced when those products are available.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook X Pro Pre-Orders in Singapore

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The new Huawei flagship notebook – MateBook X Pro (S$2,698) – will be available for pre-orders in Singapore from 18 – 24 July. Promotions below.

MateBook X Pro: Huawei’s flagship laptop with FullView experience.

MateBook X Pro: Huawei’s flagship laptop with FullView experience.

Made for productivity and mobility, the flagship Ultra FullView MateBook X Pro offers a borderless experience to consumers.

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features a CNC machined metallic unibody with a premium sandblasted finish that gives the exterior a smooth hand-feel.

Huawei’s latest flagship notebook is portable at only 14.6mm thick and weighing 1.33kg.

With slim bezels on all sides, the Ultra FullView Display in 3K resolution gives an edge-to-edge, expansive viewing experience with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro in Space Gray is available to pre-order in Singapore from 18 – 24 July 2020 at all Huawei Concept Stores, online official stores in Lazada and Shopee. as well as authorised retailers. Each pre-order comes with a gift bundle worth S$1,161.

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro in Space Gray is available to pre-order in Singapore from 18 – 24 July 2020 at all Huawei Concept Stores, online official stores in Lazada and Shopee. as well as authorised retailers. Each pre-order comes with a gift bundle worth S$1,161.

The display adopts an unconventional 3:2 aspect ratio targeted at productivity and content creation compared to mainstream widescreens.

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Review: Soul ST-XS2 True Wireless Earbuds for Sports

Saturday, 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: Canon Launches New Full-Frame Cameras & Lenses

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Canon has just launched two new full-frame mirrorless cameras in the EOS R lineup: the EOS R5 and EOS R6; as well as three RF-mount prime lens and its first super-telephoto L zoom lens. Price & Availability below.

Shoot high-resolution, professional-level still images and HDR PQ HEIF 10-bit video with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Shoot high-resolution, professional-level still images and HDR PQ HEIF 10-bit video with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

The EOS R5 and EOS R6 are aimed at advanced amateurs and professionals, and are designed to provide a high-quality, high-speed shooting experience.

The four RF-mounted lenses are:

  • RF85mm f/2 IS STM
  • RF600mm f/11 STM
  • RF800mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM

The three RF-mount prime lenses are fixed focal length lenses which will appeal to advanced amateurs, especially those focusing on wildlife or portrait photography.

The super-telephoto L zoom lens allows users to shoot even further with its focal length of 500mm.

Price & Availability below.

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