Archive for the ‘Appliances’ Category

New Arrival: Nanoleaf Lines Backlit Colour-Changing LED Light Bars

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting. Prices below.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

The new Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting.

Each set of Nanoleaf Lines is controlled by a controller which connects to a phone app via Wi-Fi.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Omnidesk Launches New Standing Desk Ascent

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

The Omnidesk Ascent will be available in Singapore from 6 December at S$1,298 for the standard resin-top version and S$1,647 for the Wildwood version with wood-top.

 

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The Omnidesk Ascent is available in standard (resin-top) or Wildwood (wood-top) versions while the frames (legs) come in black or white. This is the Wildwood version.

Pre-orders for the new Omnidesk Ascent begins today (see sidebar for promotional prices).

The controller for the Ascent has been re-designed to look more pleasing and includes a 5V USB charging port, as well as control buttons to adjust the height of the table.

The controller is located to the left of the Ascent and includes 4 buttons for pre-programmed heights, as well as an OLED screen for adjusting other settings for the table.

Newly introduced for Ascent is a companion iOS/Android app – “Omnidesk Life” – which enables users to adjust the height of the table remotely (via Bluetooth), including 9 pre-programmed heights and other features such as tracking the time spent sitting or standing at the desk.

 

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The standard (resin-top) version of the Omnidesk Ascent standing table.

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New Arrival: Philips All-in-One 8000 Series Steaming Iron

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Philips All-in-One 8000 Series combines steam and iron technology to provide an innovative precision, performance, and ease of use. RRP: S$519.

De-wrinkle your favorite outfits with ease with the Philips All-in-One 8000 Series steaming iron.

De-wrinkle your favorite outfits with ease with the Philips All-in-One 8000 Series steaming iron.

The Philips All-in-One 8000 Series Steaming Iron has an integrated multi-angle board which offers convenience, while its Dual Heating technology generates powerful and continuous steam instantly.

The OptimalTEMP heated steam plate guarantees no burns on delicate garments.

Continuous steam removes odors and kills 99.9% of bacteria and dust mites.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip to Liven Up Your Home

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Having had to #WorkFromHome for the past year, I decided to liven up the garden with a Philips Hue Lightstrip (Outdoor). It was a fun little project that was quick and easy to set up.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

The Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip is a flexible, weatherproof LED strip that can be bent and shaped to produce your own lighting designs and mood in your garden or patio.

You can also use it indoors although there is a cheaper version (Lightstrip Plus) for indoor usage that’s not weatherproof..

With its diffused glow, the lightstrip can be used for direct or indirect lighting, and is able to display 16 million colour and 50 shades of gray all shades of white to create your personalised desired effect.

In the box is the lightstrip itself, the weatherproof power supply for plugging into the mains outdoors, as well as clips and screws to fasten the lightstrip onto the ground or wall based on the design you want to shape it to.

The lightstrip itself is quite flexible so if you’re just laying the lightstrip on the ground, I found that I could shape it without using any clips.

The lightstrip comes in 2m (S$209) and 5m (S$339) versions and is part of the Philips Hue line of intelligent lighting products for the home.

 

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#t4tTUCU: Philips Hue Outdoors Lightstrip from Signify – freshly unboxed. Time to add some fun and snazzy (or calm and relaxing) ambience to the garden.

Note that, in order to maximise the use of the lightstrip, you’ll need to have a Philips Hue Bridge (S$89), which is sold separately.

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New Arrival: De’Longhi La Specialista Prestigio Pump Espresso Coffee Machine

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

La Specialista Prestigio will be available at S$1,599 from 3 September 2021, on De’Longhi Online Store and major consumer and electronics stores.

De’Longhi says that La Specialista Prestigio combines both the science of coffee making with a barista's craftsmanship.

De’Longhi says that La Specialista Prestigio combines both the science of coffee making with a barista’s craftsmanship.

The new pump espresso coffee machine was announced in conjunction with De’Longhi’s launch of its new international campaign featuring Brad Pitt in a one-minute commercial named Perfetto.

Product specifications for La Specialista Prestigio from De’Longhi. Click to enlarge.

Product specifications for La Specialista Prestigio from De’Longhi. Click to enlarge.

La Specialista Prestigio is aimed at a segment of the manual coffee drinking market that enjoys the hands-on experience of making a cup of coffee.

More details below from the press release.

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De’Longhi Unveils Brad Pitt Campaign & La Specialista Prestigio

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

De’Longhi has launched its new international campaign starring Brad Pitt, as well as its new pump espresso coffee machine, the La Specialista Prestigio (S$1,599).

“When I saw what Damien did with the film grain and Brad looking about as cool as I've ever seen him, I was excited to come up with a tune and a vibe to match,

“When I saw what Damien did with the film grain and Brad looking about as cool as I’ve ever seen him, I was excited to come up with a tune and a vibe to match,” said Justin Hurwitz, composer for Perfetto.

De’Longhi’s biggest international campaign, titled “Perfetto”, is directed by award-winning director Damien Chazelle and stars leading man Brad Pitt.

The campaign offers viewers a glimpse of a day in the life of Brad Pitt.

From getting his coffee beans in the morning, to riding around Los Angeles on his motorcycle and stopping for gas – these scenes transport viewers to a ‘Perfetto’ world where the ultimate bean to cup experience is attainable just by pressing a button at the comfort of their own home.

Check out the campaign video below.

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New Arrival: Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum Cleaner with Laser

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The V12 Detect Slim (S$899S$1,249) is Dyson’s first vacuum cleaner with laser detect technology to reveal hidden dust in the home.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Now available in Singapore, Dyson boasts that its powerful and intelligent V12 Detect Slim is capable of detecting, removing, sizing and counting microscopic dust for scientific proof of a deep clean.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim features three key technologies.

  1. Laser dust detection reveals dust particles invisible to the eye, with a precisely-angled green laser integrated into a Fluffy cleaner head – so you don’t miss a thing.
  2. Acoustic Dust Sensing provides reassurance that you have deep cleaned. LCD screen shows the size and number of particles, displaying real-time scientific proof of a deep clean by counting and measuring microscopic dust particles with a piezo sensor, which automatically increases suction power across different floors types and dust amounts.
  3. New anti-tangle hair screw clears hair fast. Anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the bin. Motor-driven cleaning for small spaces.

More details below from the press release.

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Promotion: Roborock Livestream Bundle on Shopee (27 August)

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Roborock will be offering discounted bundle price for its newly launched Roborock H7 handheld vacuum and S7 robot vacuum mop – during its livestream event this Friday on 27 August, 2021 at 6pm. Discounts for the S6 MaxV and S5 Max available too.

The Roborock Live Show is a livestream series via Shopee Live at its official Shopee store that will allow viewers to purchase selected Roborock products with livestream exclusive deals.

The Roborock Live Show is a livestream series via Shopee Live at its official Shopee store that will allow viewers to purchase selected Roborock products with livestream exclusive deals.

Roborock is offering a special livestream-only deal this Friday, 27 August on the new Roborock H7 and S7 bundle during its Roborock Live Show.

Priced at S$1,229.80 (RRP S$1,599.80) for both products, the bundle features Roborock’s latest handheld vacuum and robot vacuum.

You can also buy them separately at discounted prices during the livestream.

More details below about the Roborock H7 and Roborock S7.

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Tech4WorkFromHome: Tech U Can Use To Work & Study From Home

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

#tech4wfh is a new series to curate technology and gadgets that you can use to set up your home environment for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning – based on what I use for my own home office.

What is your #WorkFromHome or #HomeBasedLearning setup at home? Stay tuned for tech4WorkFromHome series of curated technology and gadgets to set up your work or study environment at home.

What is your #WorkFromHome or #HomeBasedLearning setup at home? Stay tuned for #tech4WorkFromHome series of curated technology and gadgets to set up your work or study environment at home.

It’s been more than a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By now, workers and students all over the world have become accustomed to lockdowns and social distancing in the fight against the respiratory disease.

#WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning have become the norm for the time being.

As a result, I’ve been inundated with requests for recommendations on technology and gadgets for setting up the home environment for working and for studying.

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Review: Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD with Synology DS918+ NAS

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

With the growing demand for storage space at home, I’ve set up an NAS (Network Attached Storage) with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD (Hard Disk Drive) in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation. Just in time for World Backup Day 2021 today.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDD freshly unwrapped (lower photo) and just prior to installation into the Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS.

With the exponentially increasing demand for storage space, businesses and home users constantly find themselves exhausting whatever storage they have – be it to store text documents, databases, photos or huge video files.

 

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The NAS sitting pretty alongside the Linksys E9450 router, all set up with RAID5 in a Synology DS918+ DiskStation with three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs within.

And with the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are working from home and students are doing home-based learning – resulting in large increases in demand for storage needs at home eg. if you’re a creative pro who now have to do your video-editing at home instead of at the office.

 

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The three Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB HDDs and Synology DS918+ DiskStation NAS just prior to unboxing.

Having gotten by with a desktop expansion HDD connected to my work laptop, I’ve decided to set up an NAS at home – to not only increase storage capacity but also to share that storage with all members of the family.

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