Archive for the ‘headsets’ Category

IFA GPC 2017 – Global Press Conference for IFA 2017

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The actual press conference for IFA 2017 in Berlin (1-6 September) will be held at 11am today in Lisbon, Portugal. Stay tuned for the excerpt and press release.

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Stay tuned for the outcome of the global press conference for IFA 2017 in this slot. I will update this posting once it’s out.

So IFA 2017 will see the emphasis put on Brands and focus placed on Innovation.

Dr. Christian Goke, CEO Messe Berlin leading the discussion panel during the Global Press Conference.

The press release will be appended below once I receive it.

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New arrival: Senheiser AMBEO Smart Headset for 3D audio

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The AMBEO Smart Headset brings binaural sound recording to the consumer market. Price & availability TBA.

The Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset features an integrated premium Apogee A/D Converter built into the remote control.

Sennheiser has designed the AMBEO Smart Headset to be an intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset.

First showcased at the CES 2017, the AMBEO Smart Headset captures immersive 3D audio with the simplicity of a mobile device.

“With this new headset you can use your iOS device’s camera to record, experience and relive the same balance of three dimensional sound and 180° visual perspective that we as human beings are accustomed to in our perception of the world,” explains Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO Sennheiser.

The binaural audio recordings created with the AMBEO Smart Headset offer a stunning 3D experience – placing the listener inside the soundscape and playing back the direction of sounds and natural spatial characteristics of a location.

To create this headset, Sennheiser partnered with Apogee, the manufacturer of professional audio device, and an industry leader of digital audio recording.

The AMBEO Smart Headset produces detailed and realistic recording via two omni-directional microphones integrated in the ear pieces that work alongside a premium A/D converter, mic preamp and SoftLimit from Apogee.

The two microphones capture the subtle differences in timing, volume and timbre that occur as sounds from different directions reach each ear.

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New arrival: Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset features WindSmart Technology to let users work on the go – even in at the noisiest places.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset is designed for people on-the-go who need to sound professional, regardless of location.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset is designed for people on-the-go who need to sound professional, regardless of location.

The Voyager 5200 will be available at authorised Plantronics retailers for S$199. Voyager 5200 charge case (accessory) retails for S$69.

The Voyager 5200 UC will be available locally from July 2016 onwards and will retail for S$339.

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Plantronics launched the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum (together with the BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds).

More details from the press release below.

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New arrivals: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum gaming headset

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Logitech G has announced that the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset will be available in Singapore from end December, at S$299.

When paired with Logitech gaming software you can customise audio settings and create personal sound profiles so you can listen to music, games and movies with preset audio preferences.

When paired with Logitech gaming software you can customise audio settings and create personal sound profiles so you can listen to music, games and movies with preset audio preferences.

The Logitech G​933 is fully customisable, features RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates and programmable G-keys.

Key features of the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset below (from Logitech).

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Christmas shopping guide: Logitech gadgets & accessories

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

If you’re looking for a useful and chic gadget for a friend this Christmas, check out Logitec’s range of keyboards, mouse, headsets and accessories.

Clockwise from top-left: Logitech MX Anywhere II mouse, G633 gaming headset, K400+ living room keyboard, M337 mouse, K380 keyboard, CREATE case/keyboard for iPad Pro.

Clockwise from top-left: Logitech MX Anywhere II mouse, G633 gaming headset, K400+ living room keyboard, M337 mouse, K380 keyboard, CREATE case/keyboard for iPad Pro.

I’m using a number of Logitech’s products because they perform well and are reliable, and they look rather chic as well.

Also they are reasonably priced and affordable, and offer good value for money.

So if you’re looking for that tech gadget for a friend this Christmas, check them out!

Below are some of their more interesting gift ideas.

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New arrivals: Sony Smart B-Trainer waterproof sports headset

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The all-in-one training device and application will be available in Singapore at S$399 from 11 June 2015. You can pre-order now to enjoy a free 2XU Compression Shorts worth S$139.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The new Sony Smart B-Trainer has a range of features, such as intelligent music playback based on heart rate monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

This sports companion integrates Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies to provide a holistic exercise experience.

It consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that is packed with six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer.

These sensors measure and record 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.

Based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal, the Smart B-Trainer measures your heart rate and automatically selects music for efficient training.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

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MWC 2015: Sony unveils Xperia Z4 tablet & M4 Aqua smartphone

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Both new devices ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and are waterproof (IP65 & IP68) & dust-tight.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) introduced its class-leading Xperia Z4 10.1-inch tablet, and its mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Xperia Z4 tablet

Sony boasts that the Xperia Z4 is the world’s lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet, as well as the world’s brightest 10.1-inch 2K display (2560 x 1600 pixels), with a long battery life for up to 17 hours of video playback.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Xperia Z4 measures 167 x 254 x 6.1mm and weighs 389g for the Wi-Fi version (393g for Wi-Fi + LTE version).

The Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet runs on a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, with up to an additional 128GB through the microSD card slot.

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New arrivals: Jabra Stealth UC Bluetooth headset (S$235)

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Jabra’s new headset is designed for today’s mobile workers to deliver clear communication while on the move, and is fully interoperable with all mobile devices and UC platforms.

Available from this month at S$235 through authorised Jabra Business Solutions partners.

“We’re very focused on developing technologies that make it convenient for users to harness the power of UC, and our team works relentlessly to create these devices that addresses their different needs. After our successful launch of Evolve, we’re now introducing the Jabra Stealth UC for mobile workers. It will allow users to have maximum mobility and comfort while wearing the headset,” said Mark Leigh, President, Asia Pacific, Jabra.

“We’re very focused on developing technologies that make it convenient for users to harness the power of UC, and our team works relentlessly to create these devices that addresses their different needs. After our successful launch of Evolve, we’re now introducing the Jabra Stealth UC for mobile workers. It will allow users to have maximum mobility and comfort while wearing the headset,” said Mark Leigh, President, Asia Pacific, Jabra.

Jabra today announced the latest addition to their Unified Communications line-up of products, the new Jabra Stealth UC Bluetooth headset.

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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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New arrivals: Jabra Evolve headset for businesses

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Jabra Evolve is a new headset series targeted at businesses of all sizes, enabling greater concentration and focus in the open office, boosting productivity in noisy work environments. Sold through java Business Solutions partners from S$63.50.

The new Jabra Evolve family of business headsets. From S$63.50.

The new Jabra Evolve family of business headsets. From S$63.50.

Jabra Evolve is a series of professional headsets that support the communication needs of knowledge workers, where 69 percent state that disturbances in the open office have a negative impact on their performance.

“The Jabra Evolve headsets create a complete personal concentration zone that boosts focus and work satisfaction for employees in increasingly open, loud and distracting workspaces,” said Ben Samman, ASEAN Managing Director, Jabra.

Through advanced noise-cancellation technologies, Jabra Evolve aims to enhance productivity by offering a personal “concentration zone.”

The series consists of five headsets all purpose-built for shutting out the hustle and bustle of the open office, including features that signal when the user doesn’t want to be disturbed.

The Jabra Evolve has a microphone boom arm discreetly integrating into the headband.

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