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Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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Oceanus Media Global Sets Up S$5m Futurealistic Studio in Singapore

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Oceanus Media Global boasts that the Futurealistic Studio is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, with the technological expertise and equipment to be a one-stop shop for creating Extended Reality (XR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR) experiences.

Showcase of the Futurealistic Studio by Oceanus Media Global.

Showcase of the Futurealistic Studio by Oceanus Media Global.

The new Futurealistic Studio by Oceanus Media Global is equipped with advanced equipment and a highly trained production team, that can help businesses create customised immersive media productions, to deliver distinctive brand experiences.

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Event: Sony Launches 2022 Bravia XR TVs in Singapore

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Sony launched its 2022 Bravia XR TVs with Mini LED in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum. Here are highlights of the 2022 Bravia XR Lineup.

 

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The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

The models and price & availability of the 2022 Bravia XR TVs in Singapore can be found here.

Key highlights of the 2022 Sony Bravia XR Lineup include the following.

  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • XR Backlight Master Drive
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+/Acoustic Multi-Audio
  • 360 Spatial Sound Personaliser
  • Elevate the Experience with Sony’s Sound Products
  • BRAVIA CAM
  • Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Google TV
  • BRAVIA CORE
  • Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode
  • Perfect for PlayStation5
  • Commitment to Sustainability

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Launch 2022 Neo QLED TVs & Soundbars in Singapore

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Samsung has launched its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs in Singapore, along with refreshed Soundbars. Prices and promotions below.

 

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The new lineup was showcased at the National Gallery in Singapore.

Here are the prices and promotions, as well as product specifications for the new lineup.

 

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Mark Kim, President of Samsung Electronics Singapore delivering the opening address for the launch event.

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New Arrival: Sony Launches 2022 Bravia XR TVs with Mini LED

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

The 2022 lineup that Sony Electronics is introducing for its Bravia XR televisions features XR Backlight Master Drive Technology for the new Mini LED models. Price & Availability below.

The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

Powered by Cognitive Processor XR, the XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls the latest generation Mini LED backlight in the X95K series for “incredible” brightness.

“Sony is committed to offering the best viewing experience possible, no matter the at-home environment or content selection. With best-in-class picture and sound quality, our new TVs enhance any on-screen streaming and gaming content to create a powerfully immersive big-screen experience,” said Melvin Pang, Head, Field Marketing Division, Sony South East Asia.

Sony boasts that the new technology allows viewers to “enjoy an unprecedented dynamic range with incredibly dazzling lights and deep blacks, as well as beautifully natural mid tones with almost no flare or halos around highlights”.

When watching movies, viewers can experience our enhanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ for OLED models and Acoustic Multi-Audio for LED models, precisely matching the position of the sound with the images on the screen for a truly immersive audio/visual experience.

The lineup also includes new features that customise and enhance at-home entertainment.

Together with Netflix, Sony has released Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode, which automatically adjusts image processing based on ambient light, so users’ favourite shows and films look like the creator intended, under any lighting conditions.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung to Launch 2022 Neo QLED TVs & Soundbars

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Samsung is launching its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs in Singapore, along with refreshed Soundbars.

Update (13 April, 2022):

Prices and specifications for the new lineup can be found here.

Samsung's 2022 portfolio is built on the vision of 'Screens Everywhere, Screens for All', with televisions serving as the hub of consumers' homes for entertainment, connectivity, work and more.

Samsung’s 2022 portfolio is built on the vision of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’, with televisions serving as the hub of consumers’ homes for entertainment, connectivity, work and more.

The new lineup offers improvements in picture and sound quality, larger screen sizes, customisable accessories, and an upgraded Smart TV interface – designed to bring user experiences closer to reality by delivering lifelike visuals, immersive sound, and “hyper-personalised” experiences.

The new soundbars have improved features to enable seamless connectivity, enhanced customisation, and integration, as well as better audio and visual synchronisation from scene-to-scene.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: PRISM+ Launches Alpha OLED TVs & Soundbars

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

PRISM+ has launched its first OLED TVs and Soundbars in Singapore. These comprise the PRISM+ 55AL (S$1,699) & 65AL (S$2,799) OLED TVs, and the PRISM+ Symphony (S$699) & Flow (S$249) Soundbars.

The 55AL and 65AL are the first OLED Android TVs from PRISM+, while the Symphony and Flow Soundbars are Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio enabled respectively.

The 55AL and 65AL are the first OLED Android TVs from PRISM+, while the Symphony and Flow Soundbars are Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio enabled respectively.

Homegrown consumer tech brand PRISM+ today announced its latest line-up of home entertainment systems, with the launch of the PRISM+ Alpha (AL) TV Series and the PRISM+ Soundbars.

The PRISM+ Alpha is the brand’s first foray into the premium OLED display space and will feature two models – the 55AL and 65AL.

In addition, the brand also launched its first generation of audio products.

The PRISM+ Symphony and Flow feature Dolby Atmos spatial audio and Dolby Audio respectively.

Both the OLED Android TV and soundbars will be available for purchase on its online store, as well as its official Lazada stores.

More details below from the press release.

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Preview: Samsung Electronics Brings The Freestyle to Singapore

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Following the announcement of The Freestyle at CES 2022 less than a week ago, Samsung Electronics shipped a unit of The Freestyle to Singapore for a sneak preview for Singapore media.

The Freestyle is a 100-inch smart TV in disguise and includes a projector, speaker and ambient light rolled into one.

The Freestyle is a 100-inch smart TV in disguise and includes a projector, speaker and ambient light rolled into one.

Samsung describes The Freestyle a portable projector, smart speaker and lighting device all rolled into one.

To me, it’s essentially a 100-inch smart-TV rolled into a lightweight (830g) and portable “canister” that you can carry around to a BBQ or a hotel staycation.

Driven by Samsung’s Tizen OS and controlled by a remote control, it doesn’t have an in-built battery so you’ll either need access to a wall outlet, or a USB-PD battery bank that can put out 20V and 50W.

So without having to lug a 100-inch TV around, you can just fish out The Freestyle, plug it (USB-C port) into a power source – in front of a flat surface (which can be a wall or the ceiling) – and you’re in business … you have effectively a 100-inch smart TV in front of you to stream content from the Web.

There is an in-built 360-degree speaker included.

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CES 2022: Samsung Unveils “Together for Tomorrow” Vision

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

At a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022, Samsung Electronics unveiled its vision for the future – Together for Tomorrow. The company also showcased its 2022 TV and monitor lineup, and launched The Freestyle – a portable screen and entertainment device.

John-Hee Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung, sharing the company’s vision at a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.

John-Hee Han, Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung, sharing the company’s vision at a pre-show keynote event at CES 2022.

As part of its “Together for Tomorrow” vision, John-Hee Han highlighted its plans to build a more sustainable, customised and connected future with products and initiatives that minimise environmental impact, cater to consumers’ lifestyles, and make smart home experiences truly seamless.

Han is the Vice Chairman, CEO and Head of DX (Device eXperience) Division at Samsung.

For the company’s TV/monitor lineup, the vision is “Screens Everywhere, Screen for All” – focussing on life-like images, immersive sound, and hyper-personalised experiences for working gaming or watching content.

Samsung’s 2022 TV and monitor lineup will be available in Singapore from the second quarter of 2022 onwards.

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Review: Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Speaker Display

Friday, December 24th, 2021

The second-generation Google Nest Hub (S$139) goes beyond being a speaker and display to monitoring your sleep with Sleep Sensing to help you get a better night’s sleep.

The Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) is available online for S$139 on Google Store, as well as Courts, Challenger, and Shopee.

The Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) is available online for S$139 on Google Store, as well as Courts, Challenger, and Shopee.

I’ve been using the first generation Google Nest Hub at home for years, and it’s brought hours of entertainment to the family.

The second-generation Google Nest Hub reprises many of these same functionalities.

 

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Unboxing the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen).

It is a speaker/display to stream music/videos from music services such as Spotify and YouTube Music, and shows from Netflix and Disney+ etc; or to cast music/videos from the smartphone.

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