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New Arrival: Xiaomi’s Redmi Buds 3 Now in Singapore for S$49

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Retailing at S$49, Redmi Buds 3 is available now through official Xiaomi stores on Lazada and Shopee, Authorised Xiaomi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

A single charge provides up to 5 hours of listening time and while the charging case can give up to 20 hours.

A single charge provides up to 5 hours of listening time and while the charging case can give up to 20 hours.

The Redmi Buds 3 has a half in-ear design and weighs only 4.5g, offering more comfort for long time usage.

The earbuds support fast charging – a single 10-minute charge provides 90 minutes of use.

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Event: New Apple M1 Pro & Max Chips, MacBook Pro and AirPods

Monday, October 18th, 2021

In its October 2021 Fall event from Apple Park, Apple has introduced the new M1 Pro & M1 Max chips, a new MacBook Pro based on the new chips, as well as new AirPods. Prices below.

Apple's October 2021 Fall Event

Apple’s October 2021 Fall Event

The M1 Pro and M1 Max are the most powerful chips Apple has ever built.

Powering the new MacBook Pro, the new chips feature up to a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and “industry-leading” power efficiency.

“M1 has transformed our most popular systems with incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency. No one has ever applied a system-on-a-chip design to a pro system until today with M1 Pro and M1 Max. With massive gains in CPU and GPU performance, up to six times the memory bandwidth, a new media engine with ProRes accelerators, and other advanced technologies, M1 Pro and M1 Max take Apple silicon even further, and are unlike anything else in a pro notebook,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.

The new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max offers “extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display”.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro model starts at S$2,999, and S$2,769 for education; the 16-inch MacBook Pro model starts at S$3,749, and S$3,449 for education.

Apple has also updated Final Cut Pro 10.6 (S$448.98) and Logic Pro 10.7 (S$288.98) with new features and better performances on the MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The updates are free for existing users, while new users can purchase the software from the Mac App Store.

The new AirPods (3rd generation) feature spatial audio and longer battery life and will be available for S$269.

AirPods (2nd generation) will have a new price tag at S$199, while the AirPods Pro now come with MagSafe Charging Case at the current price of S$379.

More details about the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips below from the press release.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip to Liven Up Your Home

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Having had to #WorkFromHome for the past year, I decided to liven up the garden with a Philips Hue Lightstrip (Outdoor). It was a fun little project that was quick and easy to set up.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

The Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip is a flexible, weatherproof LED strip that can be bent and shaped to produce your own lighting designs and mood in your garden or patio.

You can also use it indoors although there is a cheaper version (Lightstrip Plus) for indoor usage that’s not weatherproof..

With its diffused glow, the lightstrip can be used for direct or indirect lighting, and is able to display 16 million colour and 50 shades of gray all shades of white to create your personalised desired effect.

In the box is the lightstrip itself, the weatherproof power supply for plugging into the mains outdoors, as well as clips and screws to fasten the lightstrip onto the ground or wall based on the design you want to shape it to.

The lightstrip itself is quite flexible so if you’re just laying the lightstrip on the ground, I found that I could shape it without using any clips.

The lightstrip comes in 2m (S$209) and 5m (S$339) versions and is part of the Philips Hue line of intelligent lighting products for the home.

 

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#t4tTUCU: Philips Hue Outdoors Lightstrip from Signify – freshly unboxed. Time to add some fun and snazzy (or calm and relaxing) ambience to the garden.

Note that, in order to maximise the use of the lightstrip, you’ll need to have a Philips Hue Bridge (S$89), which is sold separately.

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TUCU: Philips Hue Bridge for Smart Home Lighting

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): The Philips Hue Bridge (S$89) is the starting point for anyone thinking of building a smart lighting system for their homes. It is the hub that connects and controls smart lights and accessories from the Philips Hue family of smart lighting products.

The Philips Hue Bridge is the HEART of the Philips Hue home smart lighting.

The Philips Hue Bridge is the HEART of the Philips Hue home smart lighting.

Since we’re all spending so much time #WorkingFromHome and doing #HomeBasedLearning – thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to turn as much of my dwelling into a smart home.

There are already Google Home wireless speakers around the home, so the next step is to introduce some nice lighting to enhance the ambience for both work and play.

One of the easiest ways to fix up smart lighting in the home is the Philips Hue bulbs and lights from Signify (foremely Philips Lighting).

The Philips Hue Bridge is the hub to which all the Philips Hue smart lights are connected and through which the Philips Hue App controls those lights.

 

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Philips Hue Bridge – freshly unboxed. Excited to take the first step in setting up a smart lighting system at home.

The Hue Bridge is a compact little box that measures 90.9 x 90.6 x 26 mm and weighs 280g.

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New Arrival: Asus Introduces Windows 11 Products for Creators

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

The slew of products that Asus unveiled included the ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook Pro, and Vivobook Pro series; as well as OLED displays for their laptops. Prices and availability TBA.

Asus announced a major expansion of the brand’s ecosystem of solutions for empowering creators at its “Create the Uncreated” launch event.

Asus announced a major expansion of the brand’s ecosystem of solutions for empowering creators at its “Create the Uncreated” launch event.

The ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook Pro and Vivobook Pro series are designed to enhance workflows and elevate productivity for creative professionals and prosumers.

“At our core, we are innovators who take pride in bringing our best ideas to life. So today’s lineup delivers incredible experiences for creators, by creators — to turn imagination into reality,” noted ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu.

The OLED displays are spec’ed up to 16:10 4K resolution and spans Asus’ high-end creator laptops to everyday laptops.

The new ProArt Studiobook models debut ASUS Dial to provide creators with instant, precise fingertip control over parameters in creative apps.

Asus is partnering with Adobe to offer complimentary 3- and 1-month subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud on selected creator solutions.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 3, Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro Wireless Earbuds

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128, 8 Sep), Elite 7 Active (S$268, 15 Oct) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318, 15 Oct) will be available in Singapore at selected retailers.

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

The three new wireless earbuds are from the Elite Pro, Elite Active and core Elite product lines of Jabra, catering to different use cases.

The Elite 7 Pro offers “ground-breaking” call performance with new Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology, featuring a longer battery life with nine hours non-stop play time with adjustable ANC.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateView & MateView GT Monitors in Singapore

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

For Huawei fans in Singapore, the new MateView (S$998) & MateView GT (S$798) will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store from 1 September, 2021.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

First unveiled globally in early July, the Huawei MateView standalone display and MateView GT gaming desktop monitor will be available for Singapore customers from 1 September.

In addition, the company will also be launching Huawei Display 23.8”, a TÜV Rheinland eye comfort-certified Full-HD panel with narrow bezels.

All three monitors will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store.

More details below from Huawei Singapore.

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New Arrival: Kanso 2 Sound Processor for Cochlear Implants in Singapore

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Cochlear claims that the Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor is the world’s smallest off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

Featuring hearing performance technologies, Cochlear boasts that the Kanso 2 is the first and only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor to offer direct streaming from compatible Apple or Android devices.

“Cochlear is dedicated to bringing sound to people all over the world. The Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor showcases Cochlear’s latest and most advanced hearing performance technology, and marks a new step towards helping people in Singapore living with hearing loss to hear better.  With its latest connectivity features and simple design, this new technology is designed to better meet the different needs and lifestyles of individuals and is the result of persistent efforts to improve hearing outcomes,” said Amy Zheng, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Cochlear.

The Kanso 2 Sound Processor features an integrated rechargeable battery and the highest possible water resistance rating (IP68) for any off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor, giving users the freedom to live an active lifestyle.

Dual microphones filter out background noise to help provide better hearing performance in noise compared to a single microphone.

With ForwardFocus, users can reduce noise from behind them to help them focus on conversations in front of them.

SmartSound IQ with SCAN helps users to hear more clearly in a range of listening environments by capturing sound through dual microphones, analysing surroundings, before automatically adjusting the settings for the hearing conditions.

More details below from the press release.

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EPOS Launches in Singapore, Offering Audio Solutions for Businesses

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

EPOS, Demant Group’s enterprise and gaming audio brand headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, today officially launches in Singapore.

Showcase of EPOS’ main lines of audio comms products as the Danish company officially launches in Singapore: ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series.

Showcase of EPOS’ main lines of audio comms products as the Danish company officially launches in Singapore: ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series.

EPOS operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and the Singapore debut is in line with the brand’s continued commitment to develop, innovate and offer audio solutions for the region’s professionals.

The latest products from EPOS’s ADAPT, EXPAND and IMPACT series caters to professionals such as mobile workers who are looking for audio and video solutions that ensure a highly productive and optimized audio experience in today’s distributed work landscape.

More details below from the press release.

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Sony Alpha Creators 4.0 Contest for Millennials to Explore the Colours of Singapore

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

This year’s contest will see a new videography category being introduced to celebrate more diverse perspectives across the country. This year’s theme is “Our World In Colour”.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Boasting both a photo and video contest for the first time, content creators are being invited to capture and celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Singapore, especially after a year of extraordinary change in 2020.

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