Archive for the ‘Accessories’ Category

New Arrival: Linksys E7350 WiFi 6 & E5600 WIFI 5 Routers

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Linksys will be launching new budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 routers under its new E-series. Price and availability below.

* In this story, the abbreviation “Wi-Fi” is used for the network protocol while the term “WiFi” is used as part of the name of the two Linksys routers.

From Left: The new Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 and E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 routers offer greater speeds for faster downloads, lower latency for more network reliability and the ability to connect more devices at once.

From Left: The new Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 and E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 routers offer greater speeds for faster downloads, lower latency for more network reliability and the ability to connect more devices at once.

The Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 router is budget-friendly while the Linksys E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 router is speedy and more powerful for gamers and early adopters.

The E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 router can cover up to 1,000 square feet.

The router can handle up to more than 10 devices at speeds up to 1.2 Gbps making it suitable for gaming, streaming and web surfing.

The E5600 WiFi 5 router is also equipped with security features such as Parental Controls and separate Guest Access that allows users to give guests access while keeping unwanted guests out of the network.

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New Arrival: Oakley Prizm Gaming Lenses with EA Sports Partnership

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

To celebrate the launch, Oakley has partnered with EA SPORTS & Madden NFL 21 for ‘Derwin James vs The World’, a weekly esports entertainment broadcast kicking off with rap superstar Lil Baby. Singapore prices & availability below.

Prizm Gaming Lenses - Oakley's first optical solution developed specifically for gaming.

Prizm Gaming LensesOakley‘s first optical solution developed specifically for gaming.

Oakley is launching the brand’s first optical solution developed specifically for gaming – Prizm Gaming Lens Technology.

The lenses are engineered to enhance visual contrast and provide sharp vision, featuring blue-light filtering technology without compromising on aesthetic.

Oakley Prizm Gaming lenses are built to enhance visual contrast and provide sharp vision.

All Oakley Prizm Gaming lenses feature blue-light filtering technology designed to reduce 40% of blue light within the 380-500nm range to help protect from artificial light.

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New Arrival: GoPro HERO9 Black Action Camera in Singapore

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

GoPro has announced its new camera, HERO9 Black, featuring “more everything” including a new sensor that offers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon leveling and more. Prices below.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The GoPro HERO9 Black features a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.

GoPro also shared that it has updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand’s product experience.

GoPro has also eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.

Features and additional details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony Alpha 7C Fullframe Camera, Zoom Lens & Flash

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 7C fullframe camera, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM compact flash. Prices TBA.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

Sony boasts that the Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body, featuring advanced AF (autofocus) and high-resolution 4K video capabilities.

When paired with the compact FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, it enables portability and versatility for full-frame imaging.

The HVL-F28RM flash is compact and features an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detection.

More details below from the press release.

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Huawei Launches 6 Gadgets at Huawei Developer Conference 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Huawei announces six new products to expand its 1+8+N ecosystem. These include two notebooks, two smartwatches and two earphones.

Six new products for Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem.

Six new products for Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem.

At the global launch event which is part of this year’s Huawei Developer Conference and through a live broadcast, Huawei unveiled six new products for the coming weeks.

These include the following.

  1. Huawei MateBook 14
  2. Huawei MateBook X
  3. Huawei Watch Fit
  4. Huawei GT 2 Pro
  5. Huawei FreeBuds Pro
  6. Huawei FreeLace Pro

Below are the highlights of the new devices, from the press release.

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IFA 2020: LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier for Personal Use

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

LG will introduce the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at IFA 2020 next week. The personal air purifier will be available starting in the fourth quarter in select markets.

LG’s PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier.

LG’s PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier addresses the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply.

The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA Filters similar to the HEPA filters used in the company’s home air purifier products.

Employing LG’s latest advancements in air purification, high-performance replaceable filters enable PuriCare Wearable to supply fresh, clean air indoor and out.

With its Dual Fans and patented Respiratory Sensor, LG’s wearable air purifier allows users to take in clean, filtered air while the Respiratory Sensor detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Inspire 2 Health Smartwatches

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Fitbit debuts Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch, as well as upgraded versions of Versa 3 and Inspire 2. Price and availability below.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

From Left: Fitbit Sense, Inspire 2 and Versa 3.

Fitbit boasts that the Sense features the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for stress management, a new ECG App, advanced heart rate tracking technology, SpO2 and on-wrist skin temperature sensors.

The Versa 3 adds a GPS and a speaker, while the Inspire 2 sports an enhanced design and Active Zone Minutes (AZM)

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 & Surface Earbuds

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

The new Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) and Surface Earbuds (S$300) from Microsoft are now available for pre-order in Singapore, and will hit the shelves on 8 September, 2020.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

Launched as part of the new Surface line-up, the Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds will be available via the Microsoft Store and authorised commercial resellers from 8 September 2020.

Surface Commercial customers can also purchase the devices from commercial resellers AsiaPac, JK Technology and UIC.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi Curved Monitor & Portable Photo Printer

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Xiaomi brings Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) to Singapore.

The Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) from Xiaomi are now available in Singapore.

The Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” (S$649) and Mi Portable Photo Printer (S$99) from Xiaomi are now available in Singapore.

The new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34” and Mi Portable Photo Printer are the latest additions to Xiaomi’s ecosystem of gadgets.

Both are available for purchase from today online at the official Xiaomi store on Lazada, and offline at Authorized Mi Stores in Singapore and through other official offline retailers.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: NUS Showcases InfinityGlove Smart Gaming Glove Prototype

Friday, August 21st, 2020

The InfinityGlove contains ultra-sensitive microfibre sensors that can translate hand gestures into in-game commands, allowing users to play first-person shooters such as Battlefield V without the need for a traditional controller or a keyboard.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

The InfinityGlove was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Photo: National University of Singapore.

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.

Editor’s Comments

This is an interesting and innovative project.

Currently each finger of the glove contains one microfibre sensor that can differentiate two states – straightened or curled – due to the difference in conductivity of the liquid metal within the fibre in the two states.

So the overall status of the glove should be readable as a five-digit binary.

Would be good to add one more to the wrist to include bending of the wrist.

And in the longer term, I can think of two ways of improving the resolution of the sensing.

One would be to implement multiple sensors per strand of microfibre.

Another would be to weave multiple microfibre strands to provide a matrix detection pattern for a snapshot of the state of each sensor.

That could probably come in useful as a grid sensor to monitor the distribution of stresses/deformation on a surface etc.

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, has developed a smart glove – called ‘InfinityGlove’ – that allows users to mimic a variety of in-game controls using simple hand gestures.

While the concept of controlling a game using your hands is not new, the main problems have always been weight and flexibility.

The current generation of smart glove type controllers available on the market are usually bulky and rigid as they rely on conventional sensors which put the hard in hardware.

The InfinityGlove overcomes existing problems with weight and flexibility by weaving ultra-thin, highly sensitive microfibre sensors into the material of the glove.

These sensors are not only lightweight and accurate, but also fulfil the role of wires thus reducing the need for additional wiring.

Currently the prototype weighs about 40 grams, and is flexible and comfortable.

More details below from the press release.

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