Archive for the ‘Appliances’ Category

Mother’s Day 2020: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Here’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift for that sophisticated mother – the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer (S$599).

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

The limited edition comes in Fuchsia/Nickel and is available directly online from Dyson’s website here.

Delivery is free and the hairdryer will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, 10 May) if you make the order by Friday, 8 May.

 

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Update (7 May): My set has arrived for the mother of the household, in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday!

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Sharp Air Purifiers Fight COVID Viruses With Plasmacluster Technology

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Sharp boasts that the air purifiers – with its patented plasmacluster technology – are the first in the world to inactivate airborne corona viruses. Prices below.

With over 80 million units of these air purifiers sold worldwide, the J80 (in this photo) and J60 will be fully stocked come Mid-May.

With over 80 million units of these air purifiers sold worldwide, the J80 (in this photo) and J60 will be fully stocked come Mid-May.

With most people staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, here’s something to enhance safety and air hygiene at home – Sharp Air Purifiers with patented Plasmacluster™️ technology, proven to fight bacteria and viruses, including the Corona Viruses (although it has yet to be tested for SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes COVID-19).

Separate research done in 2004, 2009, and 2015 have proven that the Plasmacluster™ technology in all Sharp Air Purifiers can effectively fight various types of bacteria and flu viruses – including A/H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, FCoV (which belongs to the coronavirus group).

The Plasmacluster™ technology can provide skin-beautifying effects, and are proven to improve users’ skin conditions for a few scientific reasons; improvement of skin elasticity and texture, curbs excess sebum on skin and results in smoother skin.

Product specifications and prices below.

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New Arrival: Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener With Flexing Plate

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

The Dyson cord-free Corrale straightener uses patented Dyson flexing plates that shape to gather hair, styling faster and with less reliance on heat. Price & availability TBA.

Suitable for all hair types, the styling tool also features Dyson’s Intelligent Heat Control for precise temperatures, together with 4-cell lithium-ion battery technology to provide cord-free usage anywhere.

Suitable for all hair types, the styling tool also features Dyson’s Intelligent Heat Control for precise temperatures, together with 4-cell lithium-ion battery technology to provide cord-free usage anywhere.

Dyson boasts that the Corrale is the only hair straightener with flexing plates – featuring microhinged plate technology – which flex to shape and gather hair, applying even heat and tension to all the hair strands in every pass and keeping them aligned.

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CES 2020: LG CordZero ThinQ Vacuum Cleaners & Mops

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

LG will be showcasing during CES 2020 its new cord-free cleaning products with new mopping capabilities.

LG CordZeroThinQ A9 with Power Drive Mop (in the photo) & LG CordZero ThinQ Robotic Mop will be showcased at CES 2020.

LG CordZero ThinQ A9 with Power Drive Mop (in the photo) & LG CordZeroThinQ Robotic Mop will be showcased at CES 2020.

The LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Stick Vacuum offers vacuuming and mopping from a single stick-type device, while the new CordZeroThinQ Robotic Mop combines LG’s robotics and appliance knowhow in a compact package.

“With more consumers today opting for hard floors, it was apparent that vacuums alone wouldn’t satisfy everyone. By leveraging our technological expertise and in-depth understanding of consumers’ needs, we developed CordZero ThinQ products to handle the most challenging cleaning jobs,” said Dan Song, president of the LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company.

LG’s proprietary Power Drive MopTM technology drives both the CordZeroThinQ A9 and CordZeroThinQ Robotic Mop.

An automatic water supply system enables the two rapidly rotating mop pads to have just the right amount of water to clean without leaving a puddle behind.

To accommodate different types of flooring and cleaning power, users can choose to increase, decrease or completely shut off the flow of water.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Karcher SC 3 Upright EasyFix Steam Mop in Singapore

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Karcher is launching its new hand-held steam mop in Singapore. RRP: S$398. The SC3 is part of Karcher’s range of steam-powered deep cleaning appliances in Singapore.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

The hot steam from the new Karcher SC 3 cuts through dirt, grease and grime without the usage of any chemicals. Only 30 seconds needed to heat up the steam mop for quick usage.

Apart from greater effectiveness in cleaning floor surfaces, Karcher is putting the spotlight on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Karcher’s steam cleaning technology used in the SC3 means that no detergent is needed for mopping floors.

This reduces the generation of single-use plastic containers typically used to contain floor-cleaning detergents.

Users will also avoid coming into contact with potential irritants and allergents from the chemicals used in the cleaning detergents.

 

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Vincent Sim, General Manager of Karcher Singapore launches the new SC 3 Upright EasyFix steam mop at the Karcher Centre in Singapore. S$398 from 21 Oct.

The steam cleaning also kills 99.99 percent of common household bacteria.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Philips 3200 Series LatteGo Home Espresso Machines

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Philips launches its new range of fully automated espresso machines for homes in Singapore. Prices below.

 

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The new Philips coffee machines promise high-quality coffee experience with a simple process, giving consumers a bean-to-cup experience with speed, convenience and freshness.

The range of coffee makers includes Philips 2200 Series, Philips 3100 Series, Philips 3200 Series, Philips 5000 Series and the PicoBaristo.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: LG PuriCare Air Purifier Protects Against Haze

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The new LG Puricare Air Purifier (S$1,099) offers fresh indoor air and protects against the harmful effects of haze. Available now in Best Denki, Courts and Harvey Norman.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) features 360-degree purification capability and a 6-step filtration system.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) features 360-degree purification capability and a 6-step filtration system.

The new LG PuriCare Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) removes invisible air pollutants of up to PM 1.0, enabling homeowners to enjoy fresh indoor air.

With connectivity options through Google Assistant, users can connect the air purifier to the LG SmartThinQ® app, using voice commands to check on the indoor air quality and change the air purification mode at home.

The air purifier offers the following features.

  • 360-degree purification: absorbing pollutants wherever it is placed.
  • A wider reach with Clean Booster.
  • Six-step filtration system that removes six types of pollutants.
  • Smart Indicator for keeping track of air quality.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch & Fitbit Aria Air Scale

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Fitbit has launched the Versa 2 smartwatch and Aria Air Bluetooth scale in Singapore. Price and availability below.

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatches.

Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatches.

The two new devices join the existing Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Aria.

“At Fitbit, we believe that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. That’s why we’ve designed Versa 2 to be a premium, full-featured and easy-to-use smartwatch at an accessible price point. Building on the success of our original best-selling Versa smartwatch, we believe the added value and innovation in Versa 2 with new features like Alexa, a Spotify app and advanced in-app and on-device sleep features, will bring more users into the smartwatch category, allowing them to unlock the benefits of better health,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

The new Fitbit Versa 2 is swimproof and includes sleep features like Sleep Score and smart wake, together with advanced health, fitness and smart feature.

The Versa 2 debuts an on-device microphone, which enables Fitbit’s first Alexa smartwatch experience, along with a Spotify app that allows users to control their music and podcasts, and Fitbit Pay on all models.

Coupled with even faster performance, thousands of apps and clock faces and a brighter, crisper display with an optional always-on mode, the Versa 2 wants to be your 24/7 health and wellness companion.

With 5+ days battery life, the Versa 2 has the same price tag as the Versa when the latter was launched last April.

The latest Fitbit Aria Air is an affordable Bluetooth scale that tracks weight and syncs with the Fitbit app to calculate BMI, providing a comprehensive view of your trends over time alongside your activity, heart rate, sleep and nutrition data within the Fitbit app.

Fitbit Aria Air smart Bluetooth scale.

Fitbit Aria Air smart Bluetooth scale.

When combined with Fitbit’s app and wearable devices, Aria Air provides access to added data, information and motivation to more effectively reach health and wellness goals.

Price and availability below.

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IFA GPC 2019 – Day 1: Power Briefings from Brands & Analysts

Friday, April 26th, 2019

The first day of the IFA GPC 2019 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.

 

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Day 1 of the IFA GPC 2019 kicks off with the MC, Dave Graveline (right), handing the mic over to Jens Heithecker, Executive Director (IFA) & EVP (Messe Berlin Group), for the opening address.

This year, there are altogether 11 power briefings.

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

 

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Power Briefing by Philips on how to “#makeLifeBetter: From personal to personalised health”.

Philips is innovating in the field of data-driven insights into health, with its huge expertise in connectivity, big data and Artificial Intelligence. Announced was the Philips Sonicar Teledentistry Solutions. Philips Sonicare Teledentistry service provides patients with remote dental consultation from licensed dentists within 24 hours.

The Philips Sonicare app acts as a “virtual hub” for personal oral healthcare. Users can manage their complete oral care daily and share brushing data with their doctors, putting personalised guidance and advice at their fingertips.

Presenting was Marlies Cebetsberger, Personal Health Leader Philips Market DACH.

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New Arrival: Ariston Andris2 Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Water Heaters

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Ariston launched its Andris2 range of Wi-Fi enabled water heaters in Singapore comprising the Andris2 Top, Andris2 Lux and Andris2 RS.

The new range of Ariston Andris2 smart Wi-Fi enabled water heaters in Singapore.

The new range of Ariston Andris2 smart Wi-Fi enabled water heaters in Singapore.

These smart water heaters can be controlled via a smartphone app and boasts the following patents.

  • Long-lasting Titanium heating element with lifetime warranty (only for Andris2 Top and Andris2 Lux).
  • Energy-saving with smart ECO-EVO technology (only for Andris2 Top).
  • AG+ Silver Ions with antibacterial properties for greater hygiene.

More details below from the press release.

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