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Interview: Joan Hu – Overseas Southeast Asia Director, Roborock

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Joan Hu, Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock, shares her insights into Roborock’s success and decision to expand into Southeast Asia.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

To get an idea of Roborock’s journey thus far and its plans for the future, I asked Joan Hu six questions.

Q1. Roborock recorded a strong growth in China since its introduction. What do you think contributed to this?

In the robot vacuum market back in 2014, most available products only focused on the basic needs that came with a vacuum – cleaning.

We saw an opportunity to fulfill needs and wants that consumers didn’t know they had yet.

Hence, we grew our R&D department with a team of engineers, scientists, manufacturing experts and designers – all vital to create products that truly fit our users’ lifestyle.

Q2. Any new vacuum launches this year?

We have just launched the Roborock S6 MaxV in early 2020.

This is an upgrade of our popular Roborock S6, with increased suction power of up to 2,500 Pa (compared to the previous 2000 Pa) to clean even the most stubborn of dusts, especially those on carpets.

It also comes with an electronic water tank instead of a mop attachment for increased convenience and weighs lighter at just 7 lbs.

The latest S6 MaxV that Roborock launched in early 2020.

The latest S6 MaxV that Roborock launched in early 2020.

Q3. 2020 isn’t the most economically stable year. What factors contributed to Roborock’s decision to expand its influence to SouthEast Asia?

While we admit it has been a challenging year across all markets, we see this as a great opportunity to introduce our high tech products to our Southeast Asian consumers.

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New Arrival: Livinguard Masks Against COVID-19 SARS-COV-2 Virus

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Livinguard has brought its reusable face masks in Singapore. Three versions for different levels of protection (and breathability) are available online at Shopee, Lazada and ORO. Prices below.

 

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Here are the Street (2 layers) and Pro (3 layers) of the Livinguard masks.

I tried out the Street and Pro versions and liked them.

It feels light, fitting and doesn’t clog up the nostrils when you breathe.

There are three versions for different levels of protection and breathability, in 4 colours and 3 sizes.

Each mask can be rinsed once a week for up to 30 times – so that works out to 210 days of usage.

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New Arrival: Prism+ Launches Smart 4K Android TVs in Singapore

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Homegrown Prism+ attains Android TV certification and launches three new affordably-priced TVs measuring 55” (S$699), 65” (S$99), and 75” (S$1,599). Available online from today.

New Prism+ Q-series Android TVs launched in Singapore (from left): 55”, 75”, 65”.

New Prism+ Q-series Android TVs launched in Singapore (from left): 55”, 75”, 65”.

Having just entered the smart TV market last November with their inaugural E-series (32”, 43”, 55”), Prism+ is now launching their second generation of smart TVs that are Android TV certified.

That means that the new Q series Android TVs ships with the Android TV 9.0 operating system, more than 5,000 apps on Google Play, Google Assistant to voice control the TV, and built-in Chromecast to cast photos and videos from the phone or computer to the TV.

And the TVs are affordably priced because Prism+ sells directly to the consumer and removes the extra layer of middlemen mark-up that other makers have to price into their TVs.

More details below from the press release.

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OPPO Unveils Smartwatch, Wireless Earphones & 3 Televisions

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

OPPO expands its “IoT Ecosystem” with new gadgets and smart appliances in its “One More Step” launch event. New devices include the OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones, OPPO Watch RX, OPPO TV S1 and OPPO TV R1. Price & Availability TBA.

The 65-inch OPPO TV S1 features a 4K QLED resolution Quantum Dot NTSC 120% ultra-wide color gamut display with 120Hz refresh rate.

The 65-inch OPPO TV S1 features a 4K QLED resolution Quantum Dot NTSC 120% ultra-wide color gamut display with 120Hz refresh rate.

The new products that OPPO launched include the following.

  • OPPO Enco X True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones
  • OPPO Watch RX
  • OPPO TV S1
  • OPPO TV R1

The Enco X is the result of OPPO’s partnership with Hi-Fi brand Dynaudio.

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New Arrival: Ruhens Eco-Friendly MonoEco Water Purifier

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Korean water purifier brand Ruhens has launched its latest eco-friendly water purifier – the Ruhens MonoEco. Price & Availability below.

The tankless Ruhens MonoEco measures 11.5 (W) x 51.4 (D) x 43.2 cm (H) and will easily fit on any kitchen countertop.

The tankless Ruhens MonoEco measures 11.5 (W) x 51.4 (D) x 43.2 cm (H) and will easily fit on any kitchen countertop.

Made in Korea, the Ruhens MonoEco (WHP3200) is able to self-generate power for water dispensing for greater sustainability.

Apart from being eco-friendly, it also offers added convenience and flexibility in the placement of the water purifier, since there’s no need for a power source.

Powered not by electricity but by water pressure, the Ruhens MonoEco is able to generate purified water while being friendly to the environment and saving electricity bills.

One of the most common reasons for users to get the water purifier is to enjoy cleaner water without the need for boiling tap water and waiting for it to cool.

Ruhen’s filtration system includes a Micro Antioxidant Carbon Filter and a Nanofact Plus Filter.

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Review: Hydragun Percussive Therapy Massage Gun

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

The Hydragun is a percussive massage therapy device designed for sports recovery – to provide speedy and effective muscle pain relief for high-performance athletes and people working from home.

 

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The Hydragun comes in a case for carrying it around to the gym or office.

Massage guns have become very popular lately with athletes engaging in sports and fitness activities; as well as people working from home, using home furniture not suited for extended hours of work – resulting in poor postures, back & shoulder aches and carpal tunnel syndrome in the hands.

So a good massage gun has become a must-have for working adults.

The Hydragun is a Singapore-designed, China-manufactured massage gun targeting sports enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Starting from the packaging and the design and build, you can tell the company is serious about making a tool that provides effective healing and recovery for sports injuries or work sores and aches – unlike many no-brand OEM products on the bandwagon that was hastily thrown into a box with minimal documentation and sold for a song.

 

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The S$399 Hydragun alongside a S$50 OEM massage gun from a friend who bought it online. The latter was heavy and unbalanced, had no return policy or warranty and stopped working after two months even though it was hardly used. The Hydragun comes with a 30-day “No Questions Asked” Return Policy and an 18 month-warranty.

In the box, the Hydragun comprises the main vibrating therapy massager (the big gun), six head attachments (four regular, two with stainless steel heads), one charger, one manual, and a robust zippered case to easily carry it all to the gym.

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New Arrival: Dyson Lightcycle Morph Light Table/Stand Lamp

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light lights a room in one of four different ways: indirect, task, feature and ambient. Available in Singapore from today. Prices below.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph has local daylight tracking and can be personalised via the Dyson Link App to intelligently adjust the light it emits depending on the user’s task, age, mood and local daylight.

It has 360° manoeuvrability to provide customised light where you need it.

Dyson boasts that its Heat Pipe technology enables the light quality to last for decades.

Building on the core technologies of the Dyson Lightcycle task light which was launched in 2019, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has the ability to emulate some of the properties of natural light in multiple different formats.

Using Dyson’s Daylight Tracking algorithm with 3 warm and 3 cool LEDs, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to local daylight, providing the right light for the time of day depending on the user’s location.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Philips Air Purifiers & Vacuum cum Mop

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Philips launched in Singapore today the 3000i & 2000i Air Purifiers and SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 series vacuum cum mop. Price & availability below.

 The Philips Air Purifiers and SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 vacuum mop provide clean air to keep pollutants, bacteria and viruses at bay.

The Philips Air Purifiers and SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 vacuum mop provide clean air to keep pollutants, bacteria and viruses at bay.

The Philips Air Purifiers can reduce the levels of Influenza (H1N1) virus aerosols by 99.9% from air passing through the filter.

The Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series senses harmful particles, gases and allergens in real time with a professional grade sensor that detects indoor pollutants such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores and pet dander.

It has a filtration performance which can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.003 micrometer (800 times smaller than PM2.5 or smaller than the smallest known virus).

Philips AeraSense technology continuously monitors the air and can purify air in a room of 20 sqm in less than eight minutes.

The Philips Air Purifier 2000i Series also sports sending and purification technology to reduce pollutants, allergens, odors, harmful gases and even certain bacteria.

The pre-filter and True HEPA filter remove particles, while the Active Carbon filter reduces harmful gases and odors.

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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: Philips SenseIQ In Hair Dryer and Straightener

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Philips introduces intelligent SenseIQ technology for its new Hair Dryer Prestige and Hair Straightener Prestige. Price and availability below.

SenseIQ technology offers personalised care for healthy hair, enabling the Philips Hair Dryer and Straightener Prestige to sense and adapt to the hair’s temperature and characteristics to provide personalised heat protection, styling and care.

SenseIQ technology offers personalised care for healthy hair, enabling the Philips Hair Dryer and Straightener Prestige to sense and adapt to the hair’s temperature and characteristics to provide personalised heat protection, styling and care.

Both the Philips Hair Dryer Prestige and the Hair Straightener Prestige offer an alternative to “one-size fits all” offerings in haircare in an industry that is pushing steadily towards technology-backed, personalized products and experiences.

The Philips SenseIQ technology is activated through infrared sensors that continually sense the hair’s temperature, not the airflow, so the level of protection is completely personalized.

The intelligent microprocessor analyzes the data captured by the sensor and adjusts the temperature up to 4,000 times for the hair dryer and up to 20,000 times for the straightener to prevent overheating.

This sensing and adapting technology protects hair while drying, locking-in up hair’s natural moisture, for shiny and healthy-looking hair.

More details below from the press release.

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