Archive for the ‘Mouse’ Category

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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New arrival: Microsoft launches new Surface line-up & store in Singapore

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Microsoft launched in Singapore today the new Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio. It also unveiled its first dedicated Surface Store in South East Asia – inside the Harvey Norman Millenia Walk store in Singapore. Prices below.

The Microsoft Surface family: (from left) Surface Pro, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, Surface Laptop.

The Microsoft Surface family: (from left) Surface Pro, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, Surface Laptop.

The new Surface computers are additions to the existing Surface Pro tablet.

The Surface Book 2 & Surface Studio will be available from 15 March, while the Surface Pro & Surface Laptop are available now.

Prices and configurations of the new Surface devices in Singapore are listed below.

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Opening: New HP Singapore flagship store in Marina Square

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

The new store is officially opened today and is located at #02-213/214/214A in Marina Square.

The new HP flagship store aims tol make it easier for consumers and SMBs to select the latest HP PC and print technologies to meet their needs. “Many users are confounded by the range and variety of form factors that have evolved to meet the needs of users at home, in the office and on the go. The new store features a modern, clean design, making it easy for the style-savvy to find a product that matches their personality or the avid gamer who needs a high-performing laptop to give him a winning edge,” said Lionel Chng, Managing Director, HP Singapore.

The new HP flagship store aims tol make it easier for consumers and SMBs to select the latest HP PC and print technologies to meet their needs. “Many users are confounded by the range and variety of form factors that have evolved to meet the needs of users at home, in the office and on the go. The new store features a modern, clean design, making it easy for the style-savvy to find a product that matches their personality or the avid gamer who needs a high-performing laptop to give him a winning edge,” said Lionel Chng, Managing Director, HP Singapore.

The new HP flagship store is managed by Newstead Technologies and features the latest lifestyle, gaming and office devices.

Students, millennials and families can easily find a suitable convertible, notebook or desktop PC that reflects their sense of style and delivers the power they need from the complete new HP Pavilion PC portfolio on display.

The new HP store features a lifestyle experience zone for shoppers to try out the latest Spectre and ENVY notebooks from HP. “We are proud to be HP’s partner in the opening of a new 1,500 square-feet flagship store within the upcoming IT Zone at Marina Square. Its completely new, clean design enhances the store’s overall ambience making it a comfortable space for customers who need something quickly or want to spend some time locating the right solution,

The new HP store features a lifestyle experience zone for shoppers to try out the latest Spectre and ENVY notebooks from HP. “We are proud to be HP’s partner in the opening of a new 1,500 square-feet flagship store within the upcoming IT Zone at Marina Square. Its completely new, clean design enhances the store’s overall ambience making it a comfortable space for customers who need something quickly or want to spend some time locating the right solution,” said Mindy Tan, Chief Executive Officer for Newstead Technologies.

The range features an Intel® RealSense Camera option for improved security with facial authentication as well as a choice of the latest Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium® or up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors subject to model.

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New arrival: Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The new K780 wireless keyboard from Logitech has a 10-key pad and can switch easily between any three connected smartphones/tablets. Available in Singapore now at S$129.

With a power-saving idle mode and an on/off switch, the K780 Multi-Device offers up to 24-months of battery life – plenty of time to get used to a new way of multi-tasking, by typing on all your devices with a single keyboard.

With a power-saving idle mode and an on/off switch, the K780 Multi-Device offers up to 24-months of battery life – plenty of time to get used to a new way of multi-tasking, by typing on all your devices with a single keyboard.

The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is a fully-equipped computer keyboard with a 10-key pad that works with smartphones and tablets.

With the touch of an Easy-Switch button, you can easily switch between– and type on – any three connected devices.

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New arrival: Logitech M238 Party Collection wireless mouse

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The 2016 Party Collection wireless mouse from Logitech is now available in Singapore for S$29.

There are six designs to choose from: (clockwise from top left) gorillas, flamingos, astronauts, popsicles, cocktails and toucans.

There are six designs to choose from: (clockwise from top left) gorillas, flamingos, astronauts, popsicles, cocktails and toucans.

The festive Party Collection is inspired by the ‘80s Memphis style of design that emphasises bright, contrasting colors and graphic patterns.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Monkey finds a BFF. The M238 Logitech “Toucan” wireless mouse from the 2016 Party Collection meets up with the veteran “Monkey” from last year’s Logitech 2015 Play Collection. S$29 in #Singapore now. A single battery lasts up to 12 months!

Each mouse lasts up to 12 months on a single battery and is compatible with Windows®, Mac OS®, Chrome OS™ or Linux®.

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Christmas shopping guide: Logitech gadgets & accessories

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

If you’re looking for a useful and chic gadget for a friend this Christmas, check out Logitec’s range of keyboards, mouse, headsets and accessories.

Clockwise from top-left: Logitech MX Anywhere II mouse, G633 gaming headset, K400+ living room keyboard, M337 mouse, K380 keyboard, CREATE case/keyboard for iPad Pro.

Clockwise from top-left: Logitech MX Anywhere II mouse, G633 gaming headset, K400+ living room keyboard, M337 mouse, K380 keyboard, CREATE case/keyboard for iPad Pro.

I’m using a number of Logitech’s products because they perform well and are reliable, and they look rather chic as well.

Also they are reasonably priced and affordable, and offer good value for money.

So if you’re looking for that tech gadget for a friend this Christmas, check them out!

Below are some of their more interesting gift ideas.

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New arrivals: Logitech Wireless Mouse M280

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 is available in Singapore now for S$29.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 - 18 months of battery life.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 – 18 months of battery life.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 is designed with a curved shape to guide your hand to a natural position.

“With the considerable amount of time each day that we all spend using desktops, laptops and tablets, it is really important that our input devices are comfortable to use,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director for Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech.

With the asymmetrical form, a wide wheel that improves the scrolling experience and the Logitech Advanced Optical Sensor to provide enhanced precision and responsiveness, this mouse is a fit for any of your needs, whether you’re hard at work or just browsing the Internet.

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 is compatible with all major operating systems, and it has an integrated sensor for precise tracking and smooth cursor control.

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New arrivals: 2014 Logitech Color Collection M235 wireless mouse

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M235 (S$29) comes in four colours: Green Envy, Bubble Bath, Blue Bliss and Daring Diva; and is available in Singapore in May 2014.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M235 - a mix of precision and comfort, with bold color blends.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M235 – a mix of precision and comfort, with bold color blends.

Equipped with Logitech’s Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, the mouse promises a powerful, reliable connection with virtually no delays or dropouts.

The M235 measures 95 x 55 x 38.7 mm and weighs 84g including the battery and receiver (57.5g without battery and receiver).

It comes with a 3-year hardware warranty.

The new eye-catching contemporary colors. in this bright, vibrant collection puts a wide range of fashionable looks in the palm of your hand.

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Thinking of what to buy for Valentine’s Day?

Range of Valentine's Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Range of Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Logitech has put together a list of gadgets for the tech-savvy couple.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)

For the music-loving mum to enjoy her favourite tunes.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)Play soothing music to accompany that special home-cooked candle-light dinner.

With its 360-degree design, the UE BOOM projects your soulful tunes in every direction, no matter where you are.

It can also be paired with another UE BOOM unit for a larger sound.

Available in white, black, red and blue.

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299)

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299), Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)

A good gaming mouse and keyboard makes the avid gamer’s lifemuch easier.

Just as the gaming mouse and keyboard go hand in hand, take this chance to test how well you can work with your Significant Other in the virtual world and you might just discover a new side of your relationship.

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COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 Sep) at Singapore Expo & promotions flyers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is here again, this time at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. COMEX will open from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE). Floor plan and promotion flyers below.

COMEX 2013 (5 - 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

For COMEX 2013, I’ve compiled promotions and flyers from selected exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook Page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

  • ASUS desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, phablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, wireless networking equipment.
  • Canon
  • Dell desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks; and monitors.
  • Epson single-function printers, scanners and projectors, as well as multi-function inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fujitsu notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet/laptop hybrids and PC accessories.
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint monochrome/colour laser printers for personal, SOHO or SME use.
  • HP
    • Monochrome/colour inkjet/laserjet printers and accessories, including mouse, keyboards, headsets, speakers, laptop bags and backpack, webcams and batteries.
    • Monitors & Computers (desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid notebook/tablets)
  • Jabra audio accessories, wireless headsets, speakers.
  • Lenovo PCs: All-in-One desktop computers, multi-mode laptops, Ultrabooks, and hybrid notebook/tablets.
  • Linksys wireless devices.
  • M1 mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and MiBox TV.
  • Netgear networking equipment eg. switches, routers and media streamers.
  • Nikon CoolPix compact cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well as DSLRs.
  • Norton security software solutions: Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus.
  • nubox Apple products and accessoires.
  • Olympus compact or tough cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, lenses and accessories.
  • Plantronics Bluetooth mobile headsets.
  • Samsung
  • Seagate storage products – hard disks, personal cloud storage/backup and media streaming solutions.
  • SingTel mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and Mio TV.
  • Skullcandy earphones and headphones.
  • StarHub mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, StarHub TV – for home use and for businesses/enterprises.
  • tech@vogue accessories for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • TomTom portable navigation GPS devices, car chargers, phone mounts and Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
  • WD storage products (hard disks and personal cloud solutions) and HD Media Player.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

Below are the floor plans for the exhibitors.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2013 7-10 Mar Marina Bay Sands
PC Show 2013 6-9 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2013 5-8 Sep Singapore Expo
SITEX 2013 28 Nov – 1 Dec Singapore Expo