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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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New Arrival: Xiaomi Releases Entry-Level Redmi 9 in Singapore

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Redmi 9 will be available from July 10 for S$218 (4GB + 64GB), at official Xiaomi stores on Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10, as well as through online and offline stores of Singtel, Authorised Mi Stores and other official offline retailers in Singapore.

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

Redmi 9 will be available in three color variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple

The entry-level Redmi 9 touts major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design.

Xiaomi boasts that the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera setup – able to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with details or portrait photos.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony High-Power Audio Systems MHC-V83D, V73D, V43D, V13

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

The MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 will be available in Singapore at selected Sony Stores, Sony Store Online, Sony Centres, Sony’s flagship store on Lazada and selected authorised dealers from August 2020. Prices TBA.

The four new one-box styled models of different sizes are suitable for a variety of occasions. From left: Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D, and MHC-V13.

The four new one-box styled models of different sizes are suitable for a variety of occasions. From left: Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D, and MHC-V13.

Sony’s four new additions to its High-Power Audio Systems range introduces powerful sound with the new Omnidirectional Party Sound and Omnidirectional Party Light to create “incredible” atmospheres.

The Sony MHC-V83D, MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 expand choices for party lovers as well as families who prefer one-box styled systems with a smaller footprint and portable design.

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New Arrival: LG Launches 2020 XBOOM Go Portable Speakers in Singapore

Monday, July 6th, 2020

The new portable Bluetooth speakers of the LG XBOOM Go PL series comprises models PL7 (S$299), PL5 (S$209) and PL2 (S$109) and is now available in Singapore at all authorised retailers.

Although compact in size, the portable Bluetooth speakers have long battery lives necessary for convenient use anywhere. From Left: LG XBOOM Go PL5, PL2, PL7 wireless Bluetooth speakers.

Although compact in size, the portable Bluetooth speakers have long battery lives necessary for convenient use anywhere. From Left: LG XBOOM Go PL5, PL2, PL7 wireless Bluetooth speakers.

The three new speakers in the series boast well-balanced sound, enhanced usability and a stylish new design.

Equipped with Meridian’s advanced audio technology, the XBOOM Go PL speakers promise high quality sound with deep bass, rich treble and clear vocals.

For a wider soundstage with detail across the higher frequencies, the PL7 employs dual tweeters, while all models promise good bass with the inclusion of Dual passive radiators.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Singtel Brings Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro to Singapore

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro will be available in Singapore on July 10 at S$899 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Priced at S$899, the POCO F2 Pro ships with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform offering sustained peak performance, fast processing speeds, and a full-screen viewing experience.

Xiaomi is selling the POCO F2 Pro as “the Ultimate Flagship Killer” that’s tailored to tech enthusiasts, prioritising performance over frills.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the most powerful 5G processor on the market.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Fact sheet for the Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro. Click to enlarge.

Paired with a Kryo 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessors, promising performance for constantly connected users.

The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR5 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, fast read-and-write capabilities for smooth operations.

With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene.

This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads.
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Thematic Workplan (2H2020) for tech4tea.com: COVID-19

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Today is the beginning of the second half of 2020. Here’s the thematic workplan for tech4tea.com for the second half of the year.

Thematic Workplan 2H2020 - centred around the “aftermath” of COVID-19.

Thematic Workplan 2H2020 – centred around the “aftermath” of COVID-19.

The first half of 2020 has been ALL about something that began last year – COVID-19.

Unfortunately, the second half of 2020 looks set to be all about the pandemic as well.

The past six months saw countries all over the world reeling from the impact of a new disease – frantically learning about it and desperately trying to stem its spread.

The next six months will see countries continue their fight against the global epidemic- managing second wave outbreaks, racing to develop vaccines and cures, and emerging out of lockdowns to return to some form of normalcy.

Going forward, the “new normal” will be very different from the normal of pre-COVID days.

So the next half year will be all about living WITH COVID-19 – in all aspects of life.

For tech4tea.com, I’ve laid down a focal theme for each month in the second half of 2020.

Get in touch (johntan@tech4tea.com) if you have topics or products aligned with the above themes.

Here goes…

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New Arrival: Dell G Series Gaming Computers, Monitors & Keyboards

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Dell has announced for Singapore a slew of new gaming products including the G7 and G5 gaming laptops, Dell 27 gaming monitors and Alienware RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. Price & Availability below.

The G Series offers one of the broadest selections of gaming systems Dell has ever offered; reflecting the strong growth of the PC gaming industry and the big tent of gamers it welcomes.

The G Series offers one of the broadest selections of gaming systems Dell has ever offered; reflecting the strong growth of the PC gaming industry and the big tent of gamers it welcomes.

Dell has introduced a slew of new gaming products for the G Series.

The G Series is designed for gamers at every level, offering a wide choice of form factors, colours and configurations.

Price & Availability below.

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New Arrival: Fujitsu UH-X Notebook at Courts in Singapore

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Fujitsu Client Computing Limited (FCCL) brings new UH-X laptop model from its ultralight series to Singapore, exclusively available at Courts – from S$1,999.

The Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) notebook.

The Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) notebook.

Returning to the Singapore consumer market after 5 years, Fujitsu’s PC subsidiary, Fujitsu Client Computing Limited (FCCL), introduces a new member to its ultralight consumer laptop family.

“FCCL PCs have gained widespread support in the consumer market. As new lifestyles such as telework and online classes take hold, the need for personal computers is rapidly increasing. I look forward to FCCL’s future sales of personal computers in Singapore.” says Hiroyasu Takeda, COO for Fujitsu Client Computing.

The Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) will be available for pre-orders on Saturday, 27 June 2020 onwards – online and exclusively at four COURTS stores.

The official launch is on 4 July 2020.

As part of the UH-X series which is known for its lightweight design, the device is optimised for mobility to appeal to the needs of today’s working professionals.

The UH-X is engineered for robust multi-tasking and is equipped with up to the Intel Core i7 processor.

More details about the Fujitsu UH-X (10th Gen) notebook below from the press release.

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Acronis and Minterest Launch Acronis #CyberFit Financing in Singapore

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

The joint initiative by Acronis and Minterest aims to help businesses combat COVID-19 disruptions and remain resilient and #CyberFit despite the pandemic.

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, and Minterest, a leading Singapore-based online financial services solutions provider, have joined forces to launch Acronis #CyberFit Financing, Powered by Minterest to provide Singapore-based businesses with financing support.

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, and Minterest, a leading Singapore-based online financial services solutions provider, have joined forces to launch Acronis #CyberFit Financing, Powered by Minterest to provide Singapore-based businesses with financing support.

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses globally to operate remotely and people – to work from home.

Very often, they work with unsecured digital networks and are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

“Cybercriminals are ruthless – they see the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to target new vulnerabilities such as those caused by many staff migrating to home offices. Now more than ever, cyber protection should be a key concern for every business, as a data breach that costs a company valuable data can cripple even large organisations. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud is a solution we have developed to combat this global threat. Acronis is dedicated to doing our part to help businesses both in the digital and the real world. With support from our capable partners at Minterest, we hope to provide streamlined access to vital funding to ensure business continuity for as many Singapore businesses as possible,” said Serguei Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, essential services such as supermarkets, drug stores, medical services, mechanical services, police, and governmental agencies will need cyber protection to be #CyberFit so their IT infrastructure remains protected and operational.

Beyond the heightened cybersecurity risk, with the coronavirus outbreak slowing down economies and disrupting supply chain networks, many managed service providers, hosting companies, SMEs and home businesses are also faced with urgent cash flow issues.

As a cyber protection company, Acronis aims to help organisations safeguard their data, applications, and systems so they can remain productive and avoid costly downtime.

Through this partnership, Acronis and Minterest hope to empower businesses by providing easy access to customised financing solutions to tide them through this difficult period and to build their cybersecurity capabilities to ringfence their businesses.

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New Arrival: Fuji Xerox Singapore Launches 19 Business Printers

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Fuji Xerox Singapore has launched 19 new models from its digital multifunction printer ApeosPort and DocuPrint series. Full list of models below.

The new Fuji Xerox printers accelerates efficiency while enhancing security, document management and remote working capabilities.

The new Fuji Xerox printers accelerates efficiency while enhancing security, document management and remote working capabilities.

The latest products, together with Fuji Xerox’s solutions, will allow businesses to overcome new challenges on intensifying security risk, demand for greater efficiency, burgeoning operational complexities as well as changes in workstyle and space.

Fuji Xerox emphasises that these new devices can enhance protection, promote freedom to businesses and add value to users alike through the four-pillared benefits below.

  • 360° Data Security: The new products encompass robust measures to ensure protection which ranges from secure scanning to ceasing unauthorised access as well as audit trails to monitor devices in real-time.
  • Carefree Management: In addition to Fuji Xerox’s service teams and remote support, the new ApeosPort series offer Remote Device Health Check providing predictive device management using data obtained from devices to anticipate and mitigate probable faults, to improve overall device effectiveness and lower unplanned downtime.
  • End to End Automated Workflow: By seamlessly connecting with a host of solutions, the new Fuji Xerox ApeosPort series supports business process automation from archiving digitalised documents to simple distribution.
  • Borderless Workspace: Fuji Xerox’s mobile solutions and cloud connectivity to be used with the new ApeosPort and DocuPrint series support workstyle changes, providing prints on-the-go while promoting remote working and collaboration.

Below is the full list of new printers from Fuji Xerox, as well as more details from the press release.

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