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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 11 Hits Singapore/Malaysia on 20 March

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Xiaomi also launched appliances from its ecosystem – Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10, Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H300, and Mi 360º Home Security Camera 2K. Prices & promotions below.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi - the Mi 11.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi – the Mi 11.

Following its global unveil two weeks ago, Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship – the Mi 11 – for Singapore, with availability beginning on 20 March, 2021.

Check out the features of the Mi 11 here.

The Mi 11 comes in two storage variants: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB with enhanced LPDDR5 3200MHz RAM + UFS 3.1 storage.

The Mi 11 8GB+128GB version will be available as an online exclusive at Xiaomi official stores on Lazada and Shopee, whereas the 8GB+256GB version will be available for purchase online and offline at Authorised Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

Mi 11 comes in two colour options: Midnight Gray and Horizon Blue, which are available from 20 March; and Cloud White, which will be available at a later date.

In addition, the first 100 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive an Mi AIoT premium pack worth S$461.90, and the subsequent 600 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive a free Mi Air Purifier 3C (RRP: S$179).

This special first day sale campaign is only valid for one day on March 20.

The new Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 features a digital motor that spins at 125,000rmp, creating up to 150 air watts suction power (25% more than the previous generation) with HEPA filter with 99.97% whole filtration rate.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook D 14 Ultralight Notebook

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098) arrives in Singapore tomorrow (20 February) with free gift bundle (S$243) until 31 March, with additional promotional free subscriptions of Microsoft 365 Personal (worth S$108) or Kaspersky Internet Security Software (worth S$40.95) at selected consumer electronic stores or Huawei Experience Stores respectively. Details below.

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098), with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, comes in Mystic Silver. Available in all Huawei Experience Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The new Huawei MateBook D 14 (S$1,098), with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD, comes in Mystic Silver. Available in all Huawei Experience Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The Huawei MateBook D 14 laptop is an ultralight notebook with an affordable price, and a long battery life.

It weighs only 1.38kg and is 15.9mm thick, with a 1920 x 1080 IPS screen with thin 4.8mm bezels – offering an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

The screen also contains TUV Rheinland Low Bluelight Certification to effectively filter blue light emissions, for all-day eye comfort.

Available with up to a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor that runs at up to 4.2GHz, the latest MateBook D 14 Intel edition is also equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card that includes 2GB of high-speed GDDR5 VRAM.

Compared to integrated graphics, the new NVIDIA GPU can handle image and video editing tasks 3.5 times faster (compared to an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620) and should provide a smooth gaming experience even in multi-player games involving intense battles with lots of special effects.

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Event forecast: IFA 2021 in Berlin from 3 – 7 September

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

IFA this year will be from 3 – 7 September, 2021. The trade show for consumer tech and home electronics will be reprised in Berlin, Germany.

IFA 2021 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 3-7 September, 2021.

IFA 2021 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 3-7 September, 2021.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, IFA 2020 Special Edition (both onsite & online) attracted 145,900 visitors, 1,560 industry partners, 10,750 media representatives from 100 countries/territories.

Below is a list of industry partners that you can expect to see in this year’s IFA.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches Flagship Mi 11 Smartphone Globally

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Xiaomi is giving Mi 11 studio-grade camera features and pro performance. Singapore Price & Availability TBA.

Xiaomi wants to put a movie studio in your pocket with its latest Mi 11 flagship smartphone.

Xiaomi wants to put a movie studio in your pocket with its latest Mi 11 flagship smartphone.

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, 108-megapixel triple rear camera, cinematic audio, and 50W wireless charging.

Key features of the Mi 11 include the following.

  • 108MP triple camera with a slew of AI movie modes
  • 120Hz 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay and sound by Harman Kardon
  • Powerful performance by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Smooth user experience through the new MIUI 12.5

More details below from the press release.

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Five Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Valentine’s Day is one week away so here are five gift ideas for those looking for something special for the better half.

The tech4valentines gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops in your search for that ideal gift this Valentine’s Day.

The tech4valentines gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops in your search for that ideal gift this Valentine’s Day.

Still looking for that special gift for your Valentine?

Here are five suggestions to consider, covering a whole range of prices from S$89 to S$1,298.

Check out the tech4valentines Gift Guide below.

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tech4CNY Giveaway: Hydragun Percussive Therapy Massage Gun

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Stand a chance to win a Hydragun percussive therapy massage gun that alleviates muscle aches and aids in injury recovery. Read on to find out how.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

Win a Hydragun massage gun worth S$399.

It’s the Lunar New Year season and a time for spring cleaning.

What better gift for new year than something to ease the aches and sores from all those exertions – on top of their regular gym workouts?

I have been using the Hydragun for a few months now and it really helps – and still works as new!

I’ll be choosing one participant to walk away with a set of Hydragun massage gun (worth S$399).

In the box is the vibrating therapy massager with six changeable heads – 4 regular, 2 stainless steel.

The winner will be announced on 11 February – I will DM you directly if you are the lucky winner.

New Arrival: Galaxy Tab Active3 & XCover Pro Rugged Devices

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Samsung announced the expansion of its business rugged device range with the Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet and Galaxy XCover Pro phone. Price and availability below.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

With its ruggedised build and defence-grade security, Samsung’s latest multi-functional devices are built for business productivity in a harsh physical environment and secured for data security. Galaxy Tab Active3 (left) and Galaxy XCover Pro.

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced that the Galaxy Tab Active3 is now available and that the Galaxy XCover Pro will be available in March.

“When designing the Galaxy Tab Active3 and Galaxy XCover Pro, we have incorporated new features based on feedback from our customers on functions that would benefit their everyday operations. The Galaxy Tab Active3 is a multi-functional tablet that not only supports the latest applications for field work, but also no battery mode for those who require devices at a fixed kiosk or mounted on vehicles. Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro can seamlessly transform into a mobile device scanner or a walkie-talkie – perfect for field workers in logistics and supply chain sectors. With a strong line-up of rugged devices, we are paving the way for continuous innovation to create products that allow customers to do business with a peace of mind, while keeping their frontline workers productive and safe,” said Sarah Chua, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Knox Capture, a new enterprise-grade scanning solution will also be supported by both devices by March.

As part of Samsung for Business’ portfolio, the new business rugged devices feature sleek, durable and compact designs that enable frontline workers to be more secure, collaborative and productive in the field.

As the first business rugged tablet to be Enterprise Edition-ready out of the box, the Galaxy Tab Active3 supports “No Battery Mode” for businesses that opt to use the tablet in a fixed location such as a kiosk.

Its Wi-Fi and LTE variants are now available, and are priced at $698 and $798 (including GST) respectively from telco enterprise partners and authorised distributors.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy XCover Pro is a stylish, sleek and rugged all-in-one enterprise mobile device that withstands drops of up to 1.5m, even without a case.

It will be available in March.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony SRS-RA5000 & SRS-RA3000 Wireless Speakers

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Sony’s latest wireless speakers feature spatial sound technologies for ambient room-filling sound with Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio. Price and Availability below.

Sony SRS-RA5000 (left) and SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers.

Sony SRS-RA5000 (left) and SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers.

Both premium speakers sports sound calibration to provide adjustment for optimum audio performance based on the environment.

I attended a preview-cum-demo at Sony’s store at Wisma Atria in Singapore and enjoyed the room-filling audio from both the new speakers.

Both the SRS-RA5000 (S$849) and the SRS-RA3000 (S$449) are now available in Singapore at Sony Stores and Sony Store Online.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G for Singapore

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Samsung has just unveiled during its global online launch the Galaxy S21 flagship series of 5G smartphones, as well as the new Galaxy Buds Pro. Singapore pre-order, prices and availability below.

Update (10 February, 2021):

From tomorrow (11 February), the Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G will be available in 128GB.

Compared to the launch versions with 256GB, these 128GB versions will be priced S$70 cheaper at S$1,178 (Galaxy S21 5G) and S$1,428 (Galaxy S21+ 5G) respectively.

Available at Samsung Online Store and Samsung Experience Stores, with promotions valid till 28 February, while stocks last.

Also, the Galaxy Watch Active2 BT (40mm) is now available in Rose Gold.

In addition, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7+ and Tab S7+ 5G will be available – Mystic Navy – from 19 February.

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G (from Right).

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G (from Right).

Pre-orders from select online stores for the Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G have commenced (at 11pm, 14 January, 2021).

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 series at telecommunication operators will begin tomorrow (15 January 2021) at 10am.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook 14 Laptop & MatePad T 10s Tablet

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

The new Huawei MateBook 14 (S$1,298) and MatePad T 10s (S$298) will hit the shelves in Singapore on 16 January, 2021. Pre-orders for the MateBook 14 will be from 9 – 15 January, with free gifts worth up to S$544. Detailed pricing below.

The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD edition and MatePad T 10s will be available in all Huawei Concept Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD edition and MatePad T 10s will be available in all Huawei Concept Stores, selected consumer electronic stores and Huawei official online stores in Lazada and Shopee.

The Huawei MateBook 14 AMD edition offers powerful performance for work and play.

The ultra-portable laptop is the first notebook from Huawei with an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor.

More details below from the press release.

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