Archive for August, 2022

Event Forecast: XM Studios Unveils Batcave for Batman Month

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

XM Studios will be celebrating Batman Month from 3 September to 2 October 2022 with the unveiling of its new 1:30 Batcave, as well as a host of activities including workshops, photo booths and lucky draws.

The XM Store is located at Kitchener Complex, 809 French Rd, Singapore 200809, Level 3. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am - 8pm.

The XM Store is located at Kitchener Complex, 809 French Rd, Singapore 200809, Level 3. Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 8pm.

The new Batcave is in XM’s flagship store at Kitchener Complex and includes the Bat Armory, Bat Computer, Trophy Room and more.

Check out the highly detailed pieces designed and produced by XM.

(more…)

Review: Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 TWS Bluetooth Earbuds

Friday, August 26th, 2022

Two years after Huawei launched its first FreeBuds Pro flagship True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds, the Chinese company has released its successor. Co-engineered with French Audio experts Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 offers flagship-level audio quality, great active noise cancellation (ANC), at a mid-range price.

I’ve been trying the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to its launch in Singapore. It is available in Silver Frost (seen here) as well as Ceramic White and Silver Blue.

I’ve been trying the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to its launch in Singapore. It is available in Silver Frost (seen here) as well as Ceramic White and Silver Blue.

The FreeBuds Pro 2 is Huawei’s latest flagship TWS Bluetooth (5.2) earbuds.

The silicone earbud tip provides good sealing and does a good job of keeping out ambient noise even without turning on the active noise canceling mode.

The earbuds are a snug fit and didn’t fall out even when I went for a mild jog.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by tech4tea Reviews (@tech4teareviews)

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 freshly unboxed. In the box are the earbuds in the wireless charging case, three pairs of differently-sized silicone ear tips, one USB-C charging cable, as well as a Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card.

Weighing only 6.1g, it’s easy to forget they’re in the ears and I was able to wear them comfortably for long hours.

(more…)

New Arrival: Huawei Launches FreeBuds Pro 2 and FreeBuds SE

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Huawei has launched two new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds – the flagship FreeBuds Pro 2 and affordable FreeBuds SE. Both will be available online from 1 September, 2022 and in Singapore from 3 September. Prices and promotions below.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the Huawei FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 will be available on Shopee and Lazada from 1 September 2022 and at all Huawei Authorised Store locations in Singapore from 3 September.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds here.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds.

The Huawei FreeBuds SE will be available on Shopee from 1 September 2022 and on Lazada from 15 September 2022.

In Singapore, the FreeBuds SE is only available at 313@Somerset and Westgate.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 ships in Silver Frost, Ceramic White, and Silver Blue while the Huawei Freebuds SE comes in White or Blue.

Special promotional prices are available at S$268 (U.P. S$298) for FreeBuds Pro 2 and from S$48 (U.P. S$88) for FreeBuds SE.

(more…)

Event Forecast: Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup Makes a Comeback

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

The Singapore leg of the Toyota GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup (TGR GT Cup) Global series resumes this year on Gran Turismo 7 on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This is the fourth installment of the global SIM racing competition and the third iteration of the Singapore edition.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

This year the competition features a selection of Toyota GR lineups, in which players will get to push their limits through renowned circuits and experience the thrill of racing. This includes the nostalgic Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S) model.

The Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on 4 September 2022, with winners advancing to the TGR GT Cup ASIA 2022 online on 9 October 2022.

“Since 2020, Borneo Motors Singapore has brought to life the thrill of experiencing motorsports races to local e-sports enthusiasts with our Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup. We look forward to hosting yet another exciting year of the race in Singapore and through this competition, we hope that Toyota is able to make motorsports more accessible and enjoyable across generations,” shares Samuel Yong, Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Strategy at Borneo Motors Singapore.

The TGR GT Cup Singapore 2022 commenced with Qualifiers on 13 August 2022, with more than 36 participants to date.

Eventually, only 24 of the fastest competitors will advance to the Semi-Finals.

During the Semis, two groups of 12 racers will compete in two races per group, with the top six racers from each group going into the Finals.

In the Finals, racers will compete in three races, with the overall top three competitors getting onto the podium.

Through this competition, Toyota hopes to make e-motorsports accessible by providing opportunities for racing enthusiasts to experience the thrill of racing Toyota GR cars
on iconic circuits.

(more…)

New Arrival: Linksys Launches Atlas 6 WiFi Mesh Router with StarHub

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

The Linksys Atlas 6 is an affordable entry-level dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system that StarHub sells exclusively as Smart WiFi MX2.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is designed for the home, enabling remote working, content streaming, multi-user gaming etc.

“As hybrid work and play arrangements become key to long-term business success and modern wellbeing in Singapore , it is imperative that our homes are equipped with state-ofthe-art wireless connectivity with the ability to handle an influx of devices whilst delivering secure, reliable and private connections. In collaboration with StarHub, our customers can look forward to the ultimate value brought forth by the culmination of high-speed connectivity and coverage at affordable price points,” said Kingsley Chan, Business Development Director at Linksys.

The dual-band router works best with internet service plans up to a gigabit.

Each node has three 1GbE Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices to wireless networks and provides access to 160MHz channels for fast wireless connections.

Sold with StarHub’s Fibre Broadband plan, the router promises faster connections, wider coverage, and an expanded capacity for multiple device handling to serve everyone at home.

More details below from the press release.

(more…)

Event: Samsung Unpacks New Galaxy Z Foldables and Wearables

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Samsung Unpacked has just begun. Here are the five exciting Galaxy gadgets that the Korean phonemaker is going to unveil globally. Local prices and availability below. Details will be updated LIVE.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

The new devices will hit the shelves in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am.

Here are the five new foldables and wearables from Samsung.

  1. Galaxy Z Fold4 5G phablet
  2. Galaxy Z Flip4 5G smartphone
  3. Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch
  4. Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch
  5. Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds

Pre-orders commence NOW online (from 10 August 2022, Wednesday, 9pm Singapore Time).

Consumers who pre-order their devices will be able to collect their devices from 26 August 2022, Friday.

Local prices and details below, updated LIVE from Samsung Unpacked 2022 August.

(more…)

Singapore’s 57th National Day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Here’s wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day!

Singapore celebrates her 57 years today as a nation!

Singapore celebrates her 57 years today as a nation! Image on tote bag courtesy of vivo.

The island nation of Singapore was born on 9 August, 1965. Today, the country celebrates its 47th birthday.

Happy Birthday, Singapore!

Promotions: Recharge with Belkin on 8.8 Sale & National Day

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Check out the chargers and other accessories from Belkin for the 8.8 sale and National Day in Singapore.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories for the 8.8 sale and in celebration of Singapore’s National Day.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories for the 8.8 sale and in celebration of Singapore’s National Day.

The National Day long weekend is a good time to recharge and get chargers at a discount.

Belkin is offering its chargers and other accessories for the 8.8 sale and rest of August on Belkin LazMall and Shopee Mall.

Below are 8.8 discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories.

(more…)

Promotions: vivo Smartphone Discounts to Celebrate National Day

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

To celebrate Singapore’s National Day, vivo is offering discounts for its V23 5G, X70 5G, X70 Pro 5G and X80 Pro 5G smartphones.

Check out vivo’s National Day discounts for its smartphones including the X80 Pro 5G in this photo.

Check out vivo’s National Day discounts for its smartphones including the X80 Pro 5G in this photo.

Check out vivo’s promotional discounts below.

(more…)