Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

New arrival: Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus in Singapore

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Apple’s iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus have arrived in Singapore. Telcos in Singapore saw long queues forming with customers vying to be the first to get their hands on the latest smartphones from Apple.

The first 10 Singtel customers to get their new iPhones.

Singtel, the largest Telco in Singapore, held its launch at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall C.

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Event: Devialet SAM Lab Tour in Singapore

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Attended a demo of Devialet’s SAM Lab. SAM (Speaker Active Matching) is an audio #technology which ensures extreme fidelity.

Devialet’s trainer from Paris flew into Singapore to showcase the difference between a speaker that has SAM technology vs one that does not. Listening to the demo, I found the enhancement most pronounced in the lower frequency ranges.

By taking into account the characteristics of the loudspeaker connected to the Devialet, it enables the Devialet to drive in a very precise and controlled way the speaker driver diaphragm’s movement, so as to obtain an exact alignment between a recorded music signal, and the pressure wave that reaches the listener’s ear during a listening session.

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New arrival: 4 Canon PIXMA inkjet printers for photos & SOHO

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Canon has launched today 4 new PIXMA inkjet all-in-one printers. The TS9170 (S$329), TS8170 (S$299) and TS5170 (S$189) are photo all-in-one printers, while the TR8570 (S$289) is a business all-in-one printer. Available 25 September, 2017.

Canon PIXMA TS9170 photo all-in-one inkjet printer (S$329).

Hot on the heels of Epson’s launch of the rival’s L-series ink tank printers yesterday, Canon has launched four new models in its PIXMA series of inkjet printers.

Canon’s new lineup is skewed more towards photo printing – three out of the four new models are photo all-in-one printers while the fourth is targeted at small businesses and SOHOs.

Canon PIXMA TS8170 photo all-in-one inkjet printer (S$299).

Below are the details of the new printers from the press release.

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New arrival: Six Epson L-series inkjet printers for 2017

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Epson has launched its new L-Series ink tank printers, with six new models (L6190, L6170, L6160, L4160, L4150, L405, ) ranging from S$539 to S$329. Available 22 September, 2017. Prices below.

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Epson L6190 integrated ink tank printer uses spill proof refill bottles (S$539): print, scan, copy, ADF, Fax, duplex.

  • ISO Speed: 15 ipm / 8.0 ipm
  • Wireless, Ethernet, Mobile & Cloud Printing
  • Supports Apple Airprint & Mopria Print Service
  • Borderless photo printing up to A4 size
  • User replaceable maintenance box available for added convenience
  • 2 years on-site warranty, or 50,000 pages whichever comes first

All the new printer models (except the L405) are integrated ink tank printers where the ink tank container has been positioned within the printer to reduce the overall footprint of the printers.

Unlike the new integrated ink tank printers, the new L405 (S$329) retains the external ink tank design of Epson’s existing ink tank printers, resulting in a larger footprint.

Unlike the new integrated ink tank printers, the new L405 (S$329) retains the external ink tank design of Epson’s existing ink tank printers, resulting in a larger footprint.

New features in some of the models include auto-duplex printing (or paper feeding), PrecisionCore printheads and a 30-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder).

Prices and more details (viz. which models sport which of the new features) can be found in the press release below.

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New arrival: Google Wifi mesh Wi-Fi home router in Singapore

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Google has launched its home Wi-Fi system in Singapore – the first in Southeast Asia and the 8th country in the world to begin shipping the mesh router. Prices below.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Google Wifi will be available in Singapore from 31 August, 2017 – exclusive to StarHub customers.

By setting up two or more Google Wifi routers around the home, a mesh Wi-Fi network is set up in the home that extends the range of a traditional router and provides coverage to dead Wi-Fi zones plaguing most home Wi-Fi networks.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

This is especially useful for larger apartments or homes with physical layouts that are introduce Wi-Fi dead zones.

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Dell EMC: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure advancements in Singapore

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Dell EMC expands industry-leading converged systems portfolio with VxRail Appliances now integrated with high performing, reliable and energy efficient Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, available in Singapore beginning this August.

James McCready expounding the virtues of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, in a brief to media and analysts during Dell EMC Forum 2017 in Singapore. McCready is the VP of Converged Platforms & Solutions Division for APJ, Dell EMC.

James McCready expounding the virtues of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, in a brief to media and analysts during Dell EMC Forum 2017 in Singapore. McCready is the VP of Converged Platforms & Solutions Division for APJ, Dell EMC.

The latest VxRail Appliances 4.5 offer expanded enterprise software and hardware options on the industry’s fastest growing HCI offering.

More details from the press release below.

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Tech I use: Dell Vostro 14 5000 (5468) business notebook review

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Dell launched its series of four business laptops end last year and the Vostro 14 5000 notebook has been my computer of choice for the last few months. Here’s why. (Prices start from S$1,164.)

The Dell Vostro 14 5000 is an affordable notebook that packs good performance to keep you productive, with excellent connectivity, long battery life and light weight that won’t break your back.

The Dell Vostro 14 5000 is an affordable notebook that packs good performance to keep you productive, with excellent connectivity, long battery life and light weight that won’t break your back.

First off, I use the notebook in the course of work – churning out word documents, browsing the web for research, reading PDF and web articles, viewing videos and presentation slides, as well as browsing and simple editing of work and personal photos, with the occasional video production.

So I’m looking for a no-frills machine that just works – it doesn’t have to look good or offer any gimmicks – just something portable with the essential connectivity to let me set up anywhere quickly.

The Vostro 14 5000 is just that.

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New arrival: BenQ projectors & interactive flat panel

Friday, July 14th, 2017

BenQ launched in Singapore the X12000 (S$9,299) home cinema projector, the LU9715 & LU9235 laser projectors and the RP750K (S$9,999) 75-inch interactive flat panel display.

BenQ X12000 DLP 4K UHD LED Home Cinema Projector (S$9,299).

BenQ boasts that the X1200 (S$9,299) is the world’s first DLP 4K UHD LED Home Cinema Projector.

It combines exclusive CinematicColor™ technology and Philips ColorSpark™ HLD LED technology for cinema quality color in 8.3 million pixels.

BenQ LU9715 & LU9235 colour-accurate digital laser projectors.

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New arrival: Canon EOS 200D entry-level DSLR

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The EOS 200D is an entry-level DSLR targeted at the fashion conscious photographer. Price & availability TBA.

The EOS 200D features Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Plantronics BackBeat 505 Bluetooth headphones

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

The wireless Bluetooth headphones lasts up to 18 hours to make phone calls, listen to music, play games. Available now in Singapore (S$139).

Plantronics BackBeat 505 will be available in Dark Grey, Grey, and White.

The new BackBeat 505 headphones from Plantronics can stream music up to 10m, pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices and connect to 2 devices simultaneously.

More details from the press release below.

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