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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Earbuds

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

The Jabra Elite 85t (S$348) enables users to control how much noise to cancel and block.

The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds.

The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds.

With five levels of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and five levels of Hear Through, the user can select up to 11 levels of noise filtration – with about 3dB difference between each level.

A dedicated ANC chip drives the noise cancellation for the Jabra Elite 85t, supported by six microphones and wind protection for clear audio and voice call quality in any environment the user may be in.

The new semi-open design for the earbuds offers better comfort while keeping the fit secure.

The Elite 85t provides up to 5.5 hours of battery life with up to 25 hours in compact charging case – with ANC on.

More details below about the Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds, 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: realme X50 5G & X50 Pro 5G Smartphones, Watch & Buds

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

realme has launched a slew of new mobile gadgets and wearables, including the flagship X50 5G Pro & X50 5G smartphones; as well as realme Buds Q and realme Watch. Price, availability and promotions below.

realme’s slew of new gadgets which includes the realme X50 Pro 5G, realme X50 5G, realme Buds Q and realme Watch.

realme’s slew of new gadgets which includes the realme X50 Pro 5G, realme X50 5G, realme Buds Q and realme Watch.

The two flagship smartphones are both 5G capable and available in Singapore from 31 October 2020.

The realme X50Pro 5G is the company’s first 5G flagship smartphone and is one of the first in the world to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor, supporting Dual-Mode 5G networks.

Featuring a powerful 4-camera set up, the phone boasts a 64MP Hawk Eye AI quad-camera, 32MP ultra wide-angle In-Display dual selfie camera, 90Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED display and 65W SuperDart Flash Charge, going from 0% to 100% in just 35 minutes.

The realme X50 5G also has powerful features including a 120Hz dual camera screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, and 30W Dart Charge which sees the phone go from 0% to 100% in under 57 minutes.

realme Buds is the company’s first Bean-Shaped TWS earphones, and was created in collaboration with José Lévy of Hermès.

The Buds are powered by a customised R1Q chip to deliver 119ms super low latency, similar to the wired headsets.

It supports 3-hours of talk time or 4.5 hours of music playback. With the charging case, it has a battery life of 20 hours.

The realme Watch is the brand’s first smartwatch and features a 3.5cm colour touchscreen with 12 built-in watch faces.

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Huawei Launches 6 Gadgets at Huawei Developer Conference 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Huawei announces six new products to expand its 1+8+N ecosystem. These include two notebooks, two smartwatches and two earphones.

Six new products for Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem.

Six new products for Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem.

At the global launch event which is part of this year’s Huawei Developer Conference and through a live broadcast, Huawei unveiled six new products for the coming weeks.

These include the following.

  1. Huawei MateBook 14
  2. Huawei MateBook X
  3. Huawei Watch Fit
  4. Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
  5. Huawei FreeBuds Pro
  6. Huawei FreeLace Pro

Below are the highlights of the new devices, from the press release.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 & Surface Earbuds

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

The new Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) and Surface Earbuds (S$300) from Microsoft are now available for pre-order in Singapore, and will hit the shelves on 8 September, 2020.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 (S$378) is available in Light Grey and Matt Black while the Surface Earbuds (S$300) is available in Glacier.

Launched as part of the new Surface line-up, the Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds will be available via the Microsoft Store and authorised commercial resellers from 8 September 2020.

Surface Commercial customers can also purchase the devices from commercial resellers AsiaPac, JK Technology and UIC.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi To Launch Redmi 9C on Shopee with 10th Anniversary Promotions

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Xiaomi is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of the Redmi 9C on Shopee on Sunday, 16 August. There will also be promotional discounts for Xiaomi devices from 14 – 21 August on Xiaomi’s Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada. Promotions below.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C to be launched for Singapore on Shopee on Sunday, 16 August.

Xiaomi Redmi 9C to be launched for Singapore on Shopee on Sunday, 16 August.

The entry-level Redmi 9C will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor and feature a large 6.53-inch HD+ Dot Drop large display – good for gamers.

The smartphone has a 5000mAh (TYP) high-capacity battery, and 13-megapixel AI triple camera.

For those considering Xiaomi’s other smartphone models, or looking for a robot vacuum mop, gaming monitor or wireless earphones, check out below the 10th Anniversary sales on Xiaomi’s Official Store on Shopee.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The Galaxy Buds Live (S$288) are Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds – now available for pre-orders, for collection from 17 August.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will be available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic White and Mystic Black.

Combining AKG’s sound expertise with a bigger, 12mm speaker compared to Galaxy Buds+, along with a bass duct, audio sounds deep and rich so you can enjoy music the way the artist intended.

Galaxy Buds Live comes with three microphones and Voice Pickup Unit so you can feel like you’re in the same room as your loved ones, even when you’re apart.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live was unveiled together with 4 other devices during Galaxy Unpacked 2020.

These earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation for open type bringing the best of both: live and spacious sound quality, with the ability for you to tune in (or out) of the world around you.

Below are details of how to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live in Singapore.

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Galaxy Unpacked 2020: Samsung Unveils Note20 & 4 Other Devices

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Pre-orders / Registration of Interest for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 begins tomorrow at 10am (Singapore Time). Collection from 17 August. Prices and configurations below.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

The five new devices which Samsung unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 a moment ago.

Samsung unveiled five gadgets during Galaxy Unpacked.

Singapore prices below (incl. GST). Note20 covers from S$38S$98.

  1. Galaxy Note20 (256GB)
    • Note20: S$1,398
    • Note20 5G: S$1,548
    • Note20 Ultra 5G: S$1,898
  2. Galaxy Tab
    • Tab S7 (11”, Wi-Fi/LTE): S$998S$1298
    • Tab S7+ (12.4”, Wi-Fi/5G): S$1,598/S$1,798
  3. Galaxy Watch3: S$648S$948
  4. Galaxy Buds Live: S$288
  5. Galaxy Z Fold2: S$TBA

More details below from Samsung on how to pre-order the Note20 in Singapore, as well as promotional bundles.

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New Arrival: vivo X50 and X50 Pro 5G with vivo TWS Earphone Neo

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Vivo will be launching their X50 series flagship smartphones in Singapore on 15 August. Together with the vivo X50 (S$799) and vivo X50 Pro 5G (S$1,099), the vivo TWS Earphone Neo (S$159) will also be launched.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The vivo X50 Pro 5G will be in Singapore in two weeks.

The X50 and X50 Pro 5G feature professional-grade camera technologies for mobile photography.

Stabilisation, night mode, zoom, and portrait technologies in the X50 series smartphones enable users to capture stable and high-quality images and videos in a wide range of scenarios.

X50 Pro 5G has one 32MP front camera and four cameras on the rear (48MP Main, 8MP Super Wide-Angle, 13MP Professional Portrait, and 8MP 5x Telescopic).

X50 Pro’s 5x Telescopic lens also supports 60x Hyper Zoom.

The wireless TWS Earphone Neo has a customised 14.2mm Moving-Coil Unit, promising a more powerful and full-bodied sound, as well as a bio-fiber composite diaphragm to enhance audio details.

More details below from the press release.

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