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IFA GPC 2018 – Day 1: Power briefings from brands & analysts

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The first day of the IFA GPC 2018 comprises a series of power briefs by industry leaders and analysts on the latest trends and products in consumer electronics and home appliances. Here is a rundown on what transpired in those proceedings.

Day 1 of the IFA GPC 2018 kicks off with the MC, Dave Graveline, handing the mic over to Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group), for the opening address.

This year, there are altogether 13 power briefings – a marked increase from last year, which saw eight power briefs and one discussion panel.

As I attend these sessions, I will post a brief synopsis of each session on Instagram and consolidate all the synopsis here.

So stay tuned!

Power briefing 1

Power briefing by Philips on innovative solutions for a healthy and joyful life.

Highlight is the new-to-world #SmartSleep solution that will change the way the world sleeps. Philips is positioned to pair clinical research, the latest digital health technologies and design capabilities to create tools that help consumers take better care of themselves and lead a balanced, healthy and energetic lifestyle through nutrition, a clean environment and sleep.

Presenting were Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice President, Head of Connected Digital Platforms Propositions; and Bernd Laudahn, Market Leader Personal Health DACH – from Philips.

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Event coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2018 in Rome, Italy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

IFA Global Press Conference 2018 is happening this weekend in Rome, Italy. I will be covering this consumer electronics and home appliances showcase, as part of a small group of media the show organisers invited from Singapore.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

IFA this year will be from 31 August 1 to 5 September, 2018.

As a lead-up to the actual trade show in September, the organisers have gathered some of the key exhibitors and media from around the world in a preview mini-show, featuring product showcases, as well as briefs and presentations on the latest trends on consumer electronics and home appliances.

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A day of walking and sightseeing in the ancient city of Rome to get the blood flowing in the veins after the long-haul flight from Singapore. Photo taken with Canon 5DX Mark IV fullframe DSLR.

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New arrival: Fitbit Versa health & fitness smartwatch in Singapore

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The new Fitbit Versa smartwatch is now available globally and in Singapore at S$318, with accessories ranging from S$50 – S$140. Includes female health tracking and quick replies to mobile Android device messages (from May).

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Versa is Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch, featuring a modern design, advanced health and fitness features, 4+ day battery life, smart features and cross platform compatibility.

Beginning in May, these new Fitbit features will be available:

Quick replies

“We’re thrilled for consumers around the world to experience Versa, a beautifully designed smartwatch for all with advanced health and fitness features, access to our large global social network and smart features people find most useful at an approachable price. We believe Versa is a smartwatch that will have mass appeal, attracting new audiences and helping us capture a previously untapped segment of users in this growing wearables category,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

Android mobile device users can respond to messages on the go using Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic smartwatches.

Create and send up to five custom pre-populated quick replies of 60 characters or less to text messages and messenger apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Female health tracking

Available to all adult users who identify as female in the Fitbit app to track their menstrual cycle and symptoms.

Makes it easier to manage their cycle with a more complete picture of health and fitness data all in one place.

Versa and Ionic users will also be able to view female health tracking information on-device.

More details below from the press release.

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Samsung showcases Galaxy Plus ecosystem around Galaxy S8/S8+

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Samsung kicks off huge publicity campaign in Singapore with pop up Galaxy Studio to showcase the Galaxy Plus ecosystem surrounding its newly launched Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.

Galaxy Studio showcases the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem that puts the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart.

“At Samsung, we remain committed to building an ecosystem of devices that will not only redefine, but also complement consumer lifestyles. The latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ are at the centre of this ecosystem, and we present Galaxy Plus so our customers can fulfil more and get more from their mobile experiences,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

The Galaxy Studio consumer event is held in celebration of the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and will be held at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from tomorrow till 29 June.

Galaxy Studio will be open from 14 April to 29 June, 11am to 9pm daily, with the exception of 22 April to 24 April, where it will be opened at 9.30am to 11pm.

Galaxy Studio will introduce the new “Galaxy Plus” ecosystem, offering options for consumers to get more out of their Galaxy S8 and S8+.

This includes the Samsung DeX Station, Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and the Mobile Photo Printer.

More details about Samsung Galaxy Plus from the press release is appended below.

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New arrival: Samsung Gear S3, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), 4 x Level mobile audio products

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Samsung Electronics Singapore today launched a slew of mobile products: the new Gear S3 flagship smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and 4 new mobile audio products in the Level series: Level Active, Level Box Pro, Level In ANC, Level U Pro ANC. Prices below.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

The new Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch offers Military-grade Protection, IP68 water and dust resistance, mobile payments, and built-in speaker and GPS.

The Gear S3 comes in two designs: the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the elegant Gear S3 classic – both are priced at S$548 and will be available in Singapore in Q4, 2016.

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The new Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung, being launched in Singapore at Elements & Co. I like the red strap.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet sports a 6-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and is a timely launch to attract customers looking for an affordable big-display alternative to the ill-fated 5.7-inch flagship Note7 phablet.

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New arrival: Lamch & Co introduces Catalyst Apple Watch Case

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Lamch & Co boasts that the Catalyst Apple Watch Case is the world’s first water and impact proof case. Available in Singapore at S$99 from Epicentre and Ante.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case (S$99) features a raised bezel that also prevent scratches on the exposed watch screen when dropped on a flat surface.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case (S$99) features a raised bezel that also prevent scratches on the exposed watch screen when dropped on a flat surface.

Lamch & Co introduces the first fully functional waterproof case for your 42-millimeter Apple Watch by lifestyle accessory brand, Catalyst.

The CES Innovation Awards 2016 Honouree boasts a waterproof rating of IP68, which not only makes your Apple Watch dustproof, it is also waterproof up to 5 atmospheres of pressure, a pressure equivalent of a depth of 50m.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case come in three colours - classic Stealth Black, rugged Rescue Ranger and trendy Green Pop.

The Catalyst Apple Watch Case come in three colours – classic Stealth Black, rugged Rescue Ranger and trendy Green Pop.

The sturdy hardshell Catalyst Apple Watch Case also offers military grade impact protection based on MIL STD 810G testing, ensuring that your Apple Watch would be able to withstand drops from up to 3 feet.

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New arrivals: ASUS ZenWatch 2 in Singapore TODAY (S$229)

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is now available in Singapore. Priced at S$229, it comes in 2 sizes with more than 50 customisable watch faces. Stores listed below.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

A variety of interchangeable straps (S$39) for the smartwatch will be available by end November.

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CES 2015: Sony SmartWear wearables – SmartWatch 3, Lifelog Web & Smart B-Trainer

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Sony Mobile today announced at CES 2015 new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range.

SmartWatch 3 from Sony Mobile.

SmartWatch 3 from Sony Mobile.

Highlights include a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including Sony’s Smart B-Trainer prototype – a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track.

Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3

Along with the stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, Sony also unveiled a new SmartWatch 3 holder, allowing users and partners alike to customise the SmartWatch 3 with any standard 24mm watch strap.

Golfshot and iFit are two developers already creating Android Wear experiences with SmartWatch 3’s standalone capability, for both performance on the course and track respectively.

Reflecting Sony’s strategy to bring new functionality and features to Lifelog, users can now access the application through their browser at lifelog.sonymobile.com.

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ASUS showcases 12 new products in Singapore for 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

In its main product launch for 2014 in Singapore, ASUS launched a slew of 12 new business, consumer and gaming products – including the Transformer Book T300 Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

The three hero products for today: ASUS Transformer Book T300Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

The three hero products for today: ASUS Transformer Book T300Chi, ROG G751 and ZenWatch.

Many of the devices were first unveiled during IFA 2014 in early September, the highlight of which was the ZenWatch – the company’s first wearable device.

It will be available in Singapore for S$299 from end of 2014.

ASUS Eeebook X205

ASUS Eeebook X205

Another significant milestone is the unveiling of devices incorporating the latest Intel Core M processor, also unveiled during IFA 2014 – the Transformer Book T300 Chi is one of the earliest off the block to ship with the new chip.

The new Core M, which enables razor-thin, energy-efficient, fanless designs for 2-in-1 devices must have played a large part in making the Transformer Book T300 Chi the world’s slimmest 12.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 tablet.

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Samsung launches GALAXY Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S and Gear S in Singapore

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The GALAXY Note 4 (S$1,088), Gear S (S$498) and Gear Circle (S$168) will reach Singapore on 11 October and but you can register your interest for the Note 4 from noon tomorrow (2 October). The GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ will be available in Q4 2014.

The GALAXY Note 4 4G+ will be available in Singapore from 11 October 2014 in Charcoal Black and Frost White. The Note Edge 4G+ will only be available in Q4 2014.

The GALAXY Note 4 4G+ will be available in Singapore from 11 October 2014 in Charcoal Black and Frost White. The Note Edge 4G+ will only be available in Q4 2014.

The slew of mobile products were first unveiled during IFA 2014.

I first played with these new gadgets when they were brought to Singapore for a preview 2 weeks ago.

They are indeed exciting additions to Samsung’s line of mobile devices.

Recommended retail prices in Singapore are listed below.

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