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New arrival: LG G5 modular Android smartphone in Singapore

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

LG has launched its latest flagship smartphone in Singapore. You can purchase additional modules that can be plugged into the phone to enhance its music, camera handling and other functionalities.

Update (4 April, 2016):

The LG G5 will be available in Singapore on 16 April, 2016, retailing at S$988.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) comes in titan, pink and gold colours, and will be available at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers.

The LG G5 (S$988) itself comes in a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery that can be replaced by other plug-in modules.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

The new LG G5 with the LG 360 CAM (left) and B&O headphones (right).

These plug-in modules include the LG CAM Plus (a camera grip with battery and control buttons) and LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY (a DAC adaptor).

The LG G5 will also work with a collection of companion devices – called LG Friends – that includes the LG 360 VR (a VR goggle), the LG 360 CAM (a 360-degree camera) and the LG Rolling Bot (a BB-8-like rolling robot with a camera onboard).

As part of a special promotion, the G5’s battery charging kit, which comprises an extra battery and charger, worth S$168, will be included with every purchase while stocks last.

Key technical specifications for the LG G5 below. (more…)

New arrivals: Onkyo TX-RZ900 & TX-RZ800 network A/V receivers

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The two new RZ Series 7.2-channel network A/V receivers from Onkyo are enabled with DTS:X & Dolby Atmos support. Both the TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and TX-RZ800 (S$2,299) are now available in Singapore.

Top: TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and Bottom:TX-RZ800 (S$2,299).

Top: TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and Bottom:TX-RZ800 (S$2,299).

The new receivers feature Wide Range Amplifiers that extends to 5Hz, and elimination of digital pulse noise with its Low Noise Processing capabilities to produce clearer sound.

Users can also enjoy wireless audio with its Wi-Fi, Airplay, and Bluetooth support, as well as built-in services such as Spotify and Pandora.

More details from the press release below.

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Pioneer brings Apple CarPlay to Singapore with AVH-X8750BT

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Pioneer’s existing AVH-X8650BT and new AVH-X8750BT in-dash car multimedia receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.

Accessible in Singapore on two of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers, the existing AVH-X8650BT and the newly-released AVH-X8750BT, consumers can now enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhones in the car.

Apple CarPlay uses Siri voice control to enable iPhone users to safely enjoy selected apps on large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, while staying focused on the road.

With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts.

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Apple iPod touch lineup gets new colours & iSight camera

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The new iPod touch lineup starts at S$278.

iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days, in red, pink, yellow, blue, silver and space grey through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and Apple Authorised Reseller.

iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days, in red, pink, yellow, blue, silver and space grey through the Apple Online Store and Apple Authorised Reseller. Photo: Apple

Apple today announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in vibrant colours and equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight camera.

Apple iPod touch lineup (SGD prices incl. GST)
16GB S$278
32GB S$348
64GB S$398

The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, brilliant 4-inch Retina® display, Apple’s A5 chip and FaceTime camera.

iPod touch features an ultra-thin and light anodised aluminium design and is available in pink, yellow, blue, silver, space grey and (PRODUCT) RED.

iPod touch comes with iOS 7, offering more than 200 features including Camera app filters that let you easily add real-time photo effects.

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New arrivals: Huawei Honor 3X, Media Pad X1, Miao Wang & MediaQ

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Huawei has unveiled a slew of mobile devices, launching premium handset range Honor 3X, world’s slimmest 7-inch tablet MediaPad X1, Mobile WiFi Miao Wang and home entertainment device MediaQ.

Prices and availability below.

The home entertainment device MediaQ is one of four devices Huawei launched in Singapore.

The home entertainment device MediaQ is one of four devices Huawei launched in Singapore.

All the new devices are available in Singapore now, except for the 4G version of the MediaPad X1, which will be available in June 2014.

Huawei Price Device
Honor 3X S$468 Smartphone
MediaPad X1 S$498 (3G) Tablet
S$598 (4G)
Miao Wang (E5730) S$168 Mobile WiFi
MediaQ S$178 Media Player

For more details, the press release is appended below.

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Sony launches flagship store at 313@somerset and new gadgets

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The latest and flagship store in the heart of Orchard Road in Singapore is the largest in South East Asia and features the latest innovations, gadgets and contents from the Sony group of companies.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The 9,902 square feet flagship store is located at Level Two of 313@somerset mall and puts under one roof offerings from Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and Sony Computer Entertainment.

“The new Sony Store 313@somserset truly embodies the ‘Be Moved’ experience. At this new Sony Store, we intend to showcase a new lifestyle that only Sony can offer,” said Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Centre, Sony Electronics (Singapore).

Besides being a showcase for the latest and most innovative technology Sony has to offer, from digital imaging, gaming and mobile, the store will also be used by Sony Music and Sony Pictures to host meet-and-greets with its local and international artistes and screenings of exclusive trailers and sneak peeks.

With a prominent video wall mounted on its store front, customers are invited to step into the wide and open entrance of the store with the dazzling and captivating visual displays.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

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New Arrivals: Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 and Recorder PCM-D100

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Sony Electronics today announced the launch of two new personal audio products, the Walkman NWZ-ZX1 (S$899) and Liner Pulse-code modulation (PCM) Recorder PCM-D100 (S$999).

Available in Singapore from February onwards.

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1

Update (20 March, 2014):

Sony has just announced that 30 units of the NWZ-ZX1 can now be pre-ordered exclusively at Sony Stores and Centres in Singapore, whilst stocks last.

Audiophiles have from now till the end of the month (31 March 2014) to place their orders in person. Delivery will be from 11 April onwards.

For those who miss out on the first 30 units, they can purchase the NWZ-ZX1 in stores from May 2014 onwards.

The NWZ-ZX1 was originally planned to be available in Singapore in February but this has been pushed back to May due to high global demand of the Walkman.

Sony Recorder PCM-D100 (left) and Walkman NWZ-ZX1 (right).

Sony Recorder PCM-D100 (left) and Walkman NWZ-ZX1 (right).

The Walkman NWZ-ZX1 is Sony’s first music player that supports Hi-Res Audio, offering listeners up to seven times the audio quality of a CD.

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 (S$899)

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1 (S$899)

Powered by Android, it has a 4-inch TRILUMINOS Display for mobile touchscreen enables the easy viewing of music files, photos and videos on the device.

The new Walkman is carved out of a single piece of aluminum and has a molded base at its rear that acts as an amp block, with a rubberised back grip for added comfort and stability.

The ZX1 is the largest capacity Walkman ever created by Sony, with built-in memory of 128GB that is capable of storing High-Resolution Audio content equivalent to approximately 800 songs.

For more details and key specifications, here is the press release for the new Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1.

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New Arrivals: Bose SoundTouch Wi-Fi music system in Singapore

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The Bose SoundTouch is available for pre-order from Atlas e-Store. Prices range from S$639 to S$1,099.

SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099)

SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099)

Atlas Sound & Vision in Singapore, has introduced its first Bose Wi-Fi music system enabling users to stream music wirelessly in any room with Bose’s lifelike audio quality and ease-of-use.

The three one-piece systems in the Bose SoundTouch family include:

  • The SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi system (S$1,099) measures approximately 10 x 17 x 7 inches. It features exclusive waveguide technology and a new proprietary woofer to deliver deep, rich sound and the power to serve as a home’s main music system.
  • The SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639) is more compact at about 7 x 12 x x 4 inches. It offers natural, room-filling sound and can be placed almost anywhere.
  • The SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi system (S$639) combines full-range audio and a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery in a speaker no bigger than the average book – about 6 x 10 x 3 inches. Take it with you in and around the home, and the music keeps playing.

Through the home network, the Bose SoundTouch communicates wirelessly and can be controlled from an app available on Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows systems, and can be downloaded and installed on mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops.

SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639)

SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi system (S$639)

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COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 Sep) at Singapore Expo & promotions flyers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is here again, this time at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. COMEX will open from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE). Floor plan and promotion flyers below.

COMEX 2013 (5 - 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

For COMEX 2013, I’ve compiled promotions and flyers from selected exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook Page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

  • ASUS desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, phablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, wireless networking equipment.
  • Canon
  • Dell desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks; and monitors.
  • Epson single-function printers, scanners and projectors, as well as multi-function inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fujitsu notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet/laptop hybrids and PC accessories.
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint monochrome/colour laser printers for personal, SOHO or SME use.
  • HP
    • Monochrome/colour inkjet/laserjet printers and accessories, including mouse, keyboards, headsets, speakers, laptop bags and backpack, webcams and batteries.
    • Monitors & Computers (desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid notebook/tablets)
  • Jabra audio accessories, wireless headsets, speakers.
  • Lenovo PCs: All-in-One desktop computers, multi-mode laptops, Ultrabooks, and hybrid notebook/tablets.
  • Linksys wireless devices.
  • M1 mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and MiBox TV.
  • Netgear networking equipment eg. switches, routers and media streamers.
  • Nikon CoolPix compact cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well as DSLRs.
  • Norton security software solutions: Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus.
  • nubox Apple products and accessoires.
  • Olympus compact or tough cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, lenses and accessories.
  • Plantronics Bluetooth mobile headsets.
  • Samsung
  • Seagate storage products – hard disks, personal cloud storage/backup and media streaming solutions.
  • SingTel mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and Mio TV.
  • Skullcandy earphones and headphones.
  • StarHub mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, StarHub TV – for home use and for businesses/enterprises.
  • tech@vogue accessories for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • TomTom portable navigation GPS devices, car chargers, phone mounts and Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
  • WD storage products (hard disks and personal cloud solutions) and HD Media Player.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

Below are the floor plans for the exhibitors.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2013 7-10 Mar Marina Bay Sands
PC Show 2013 6-9 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2013 5-8 Sep Singapore Expo
SITEX 2013 28 Nov – 1 Dec Singapore Expo

Ong Radio launches McIntosh McAire in Singapore

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The compact integrated audio system pumps out powerful music that easily fills the room with even tonality. Regular price: S$6,450. Promotional introductory price: S$4,588.

The McAire sports a high gloss black finish, signature McIntosh blue output meters, glass faceplate and a knit cloth grille (also in black) with magnetic attachment.

The McAire sports a high gloss black finish, signature McIntosh blue output meters, glass faceplate and a knit cloth grille (also in black) with magnetic attachment.

The McAire is the most affordable system from McIntosh which specialises in the ultra-luxe AV market.

“… individuals who demand the very best can finally enjoy a complete high fidelity McIntosh music system as a lifestyle or second system for their rooms or executive office, that is handcrafted in Binghamton New York alongside McIntosh’s other super premium components, for under a 5-figure sum,” said Malcolm Ong, Chief Executive Officer of the Ong Radio Group.

The next in line is an all-in-one system (McIntosh MXA60) that includes a CD player and a tuner, which goes for S$16,050 (although there’s currently a promotional price of S$12,888.

Ong Radio Group launched the McIntosh McAire in Singapore last Friday, timing its debut in Singapore with the 76th anniversary of the high-end home entertainment system distributor and retailer.

The McIntosh McAire features Apple’s AirPlay wireless technology which allows users to stream audio from an iTunes library on a Mac or PC – or music from an iOS device – over an existing Wi-Fi network at home or an executive suite.

The ice-blue of the McAire stamps the signature of McIntosh into whatever setting it is introduced

The ice-blue of the McAire stamps the signature of McIntosh into whatever setting it is introduced

Each McAire unit is built with the same high end technology used in McIntosh’s super premium reference system.