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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Earbuds in Singapore

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The Jabra Elite 75t has up to 7.5 hours battery life on a single charge, extendible to 28 hours with its charging case. Available in Singapore (S$288) in 2 colours: Titanium Black (now) & Gold Beige (Q1 2020).

The Jabra Elite 75t will be available in two colours – Titanium Black and Gold Beige.

The Jabra Elite 75t will be available in two colours – Titanium Black and Gold Beige.

The Elite 75t is Jabra’s 4th generation of true wireless earbuds – focusing on longer battery life and better fit.

Fast charging offers 1 hour of playback time from 15 minutes of charging.

More details below from the press release.

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SGMotorshow2020: Audi Launches e-tron Full-Electric Model

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

The e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model and was launched in Singapore at the Singapore Motorshow 2020, together with the new Audi A1 Sportback, Audi Q3 and new variant of the Audi A7 Sportback. Prices below.

The Audi e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model.

The Audi e-tron full-size SUV is Audi’s first full-electric model.

Audi also celebrates two years of successful implementation of “Audi on demand” in Singapore.

In terms of performance, the two electric motors produce up to 300kW to the four wheels, making the car an electric quattro that’s capable of tackling any terrain.

 

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Launch of the Audi e-tron at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

A full charge gives the car a range of over 400km.

in addition, the car features an exceptionally effective recuperation strategy with its integrated electrohydraulic brake control system.

 

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Markus Schuster, Managing Director of Audi Singapore, on the Audi e-tron.

Audi is the first carmaker to use such a solution in an electrically powered series production vehicle.

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SGMotorshow2020: Maserati Debuts Levante GTS In Singapore

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Maserati Levante GTS is equipped with a 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine, one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. Prices below.

Dashboard of the new Levante GTS. Image courtesy of Tridente Automobili.

Dashboard of the new Levante GTS. Image courtesy of Tridente Automobili.

A high performance variant built around a muscular twin-turbo V8 Ferrari-built engine, the 2020 Levante GTS brings the GT philosophy to the SUV segment in its purest form.

The exterior of the Levante GTS features a new, more aggressive design with subtle performance and aerodynamic enhancements that hint at the maximum potential of the 530bhp engine.

The rear-biased four-wheel drive system ensures that the Levante GTS delivers extreme off-road capabilities and on-road racing dynamics.

The V8 engine produces a staggering 530 bhp and 730 Nm of torque.

0 to 100 km/h takes an exhilarating 4.3 seconds, with top speed at 291 km/h.

 

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Launch of the Maserati Levante GTS at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

Maserati is displaying its full range of models at the Singapore Motorshow 2020, from the executive luxury Quattroporte flagship sedan, the striking Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante ‘Maserati of SUVs’, to the iconic GranCabio.

Prices below.

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SGMotorshow2020: Hyundai Venue, Ioniq Hybrid & Ioniq Electric

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Komoco Motors brings in more electrified powertrains of Hyundai in its commitment to a sustainable environmentally-friendly future.

 

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Hyundai launches the 2020 Hyundai Venue with Smartstream Gamma II 1.6 engine – at the Singapore Motorshow 2020.

The Singapore Motorshow 2020 saw the Southeast Asia debut of Hyundai’s sub-compact urban SUV – Hyundai Venue, equipped with new Smartstream Gamma II 1.6 engine with Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

Its second generation electrification was manifested in the newly enhanced Ioniq Hybrid with a refreshed design; as well as the launch of the new Ioniq Electric with upgraded 38.3-kWh battery, capable of achieving a range of 311 km in total.

Enhancements to existing models include the Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 with enhanced SmartSense, Advanced Safety and Convenience Technologies; as well as the locally enhanced Hyundai Avante 1.6.

More details below from the press release.

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Arlo Pro 3 Wireless Security Camera System In Singapore

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Arlo’s latest home security camera solution features 2K HDR, integrated spotlight with color night vision, 160-degree field of view, two-way audio and cloud-based Smart Hub. Prices below.

The new Arlo Pro 3 features 2K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR), an integrated spotlight with color night vision and a wide 160-degree field of view.

The new Arlo Pro 3 features 2K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR), an integrated spotlight with color night vision and a wide 160-degree field of view.

The Arlo Pro 3 is designed to provide home and small business owners with a high-performance, simple, wire-free security solution.

Pro 3 is suitable for both indoors or outdoors and offers good image quality for DIY security that anyone can easily install in minutes and monitor from anywhere using the Arlo app.

The Arlo Pro 3 also includes a new Smart Hub that securely manages network traffic to the camera in addition to enhancing power and Wi-Fi performance for better range and battery life.

Completing the security solution, Pro 3 comes with a three-month trial of Arlo Smart, Arlo’s AI and computer vision-based service that delivers advanced detection of people, vehicles, animals and packages.

 

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The Arlo Smart Hub (left) is the nexus of your home security camera network. Plug it into your Internet router to access Arlo Smart on the cloud.

In addition, Arlo Smart enables personalised notifications with custom activity zones and cloud storage for video recordings up to 2K in resolution.

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Vivo NEX 3 Roadshow #FutureBeyondEdges

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

I popped down to the Vivo #FutureBeyondEdges roadshow at Bedok Mall today and tried out the exciting new flagship smartphone – NEX 3 – that was launched in Singapore last week.

Mediacorp Artiste Elvin Ng with Liu Hong Bin, CEO of Vivo Singapore and the new Vivo Nex 3 flagship smartphone (S$1,299) at the #FutureBeyondEdges roadshow at Bedok Mall.

Mediacorp Artiste Elvin Ng with Liu Hong Bin, CEO of Vivo Singapore and the new Vivo Nex 3 flagship smartphone (S$1,299) at the #FutureBeyondEdges roadshow at Bedok Mall.

Based on first impressions, I like the “no edges – no buttons” design of the premium phone.

The 6.89-inch POLED Waterfall Fullview Display (1080 x 2256 FHD+) extends over the curved edges on both sides and offers an immersive visual experience with the high 99.6% screen-to-body ratio.

All around the edges, there’re no buttons at all, except for the diminutive power button which is so flushed with the side that it’s hardly noticeable.

The volume up/down “buttons” on either side of the power button are totally invisible because they use embedded sensors.

The fingerprint sensor is in-display on the front, so you don’t see any fingerprint sensor at the rear.

There is also face-unlock should the fingerprint authentication fail three times.

The triple rear cameras come with a 64-megapixel main camera, as well as a 13MP wide-angle camera and 13MP telescopic camera that takes pretty impressive macro photos.

 

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The new Vivo NEX 3 showcased at the #FutureBeyondEdges roadshow at Bedok Mall in Singapore.

The front camera is a massive 16MP camera that pops out from the top of the NEX 3, accompanied by a flash.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches 4 New Redmi “8” Series Phones In Singapore

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Xiaomi has unveiled 4 new Redmi smartphone models that will be available in Singapore towards the end of October 2019. Prices and availability below.

Four new entry-level smartphones from Xiaomi for the Singapore market.

Four new entry-level smartphones from Xiaomi for the Singapore market: Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A. Click on the links of each model for a 1-page brochure of the smartphone.

The prices, configurations and availability of the four phone models are tabulated below.

The four models are the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Phone II in Singapore

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

ASUS boasts that the new S$1,598 gaming phone is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, has the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED display and has a monster 6000mAh battery.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

Republic of Gamers (ROG) today unveils the ROG Phone II, the successor to the game-changing ROG Phone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor in the new ASUS ROG Phone II is clocked at 2.96GHz with Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU.

It features the world’s first 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR 6.59″ display with Delta-E <1 colour accuracy and only 49ms touch latency.

The huge 6000mAh battery with 30W ROG HyperCharge enables long stamina for gaming and fast recharging.

For gaming, the ROG Phone II has a landscape-oriented design, Dual Surrounding Vibration, front-facing stereo speakers, plus a new range of modular accessories.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: OPPO Reno2 and Reno2 Z Smartphones in Singapore

Friday, October 18th, 2019

OPPO has launched the Reno2 (S$899) & Reno2 Z (S$899) Android smartphones in Singapore. OPPO also launched its first wireless noise cancelling headphones – the Enco Q1 (S$179). Available from 26 October. Introductory promotions below.

The OPPO Reno2 has 5x hybrid zoom, ultra dark mode, sunlight AMOLED screen, ultra steady video.

The OPPO Reno2 has 5x hybrid zoom, ultra dark mode, sunlight AMOLED screen, ultra steady video.

The OPPO Reno2 (S$899) comes in Luminous Black and Sunset Pink with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Editor’s Comments

The mid-range phones bring enhancements to OPPO’s Reno series phones in improved Wi-Fi connectivity, photography and video recording.

An interesting feature I tried is the real-time video bokeh where the background is blurred. It’s the video equivalent of the portrait mode in smartphone still photography.

The more affordable OPPO Reno2 Z (S$599) comes in Luminous Black and Sky White with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The OPPO Enco Q1 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (S$179) in Midnight Black and Sunny Orange will be available from 26 October 2019 at OPPO concept store and OPPO official online store on Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Vivo NEX 3 Flagship Android Smartphone

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

As part of the NEX 3 launch in Singapore, Vivo will hold a #FutureBeyondEdges event from 6–12 November at Bedok Mall. Customers who purchase the NEX 3 (S$1,299) at the event will receive a FREE DJI OSMO Mobile 3 Combo (worth S$189) and Folio Case (worth S$29.90) – while stocks lasts.

The new Vivo NEX 3 will be available from 2 November 2019 through major local telcos. Exclusive promo deals – worth over $200 will also be available at their #FutureBeyondEdges event at Bedok Mall from 6-12 November 2019.

The new Vivo NEX 3 will be available from 2 November 2019 through major local telcos. Exclusive promo deals – worth over S$200 will also be available at their #FutureBeyondEdges event at Bedok Mall from 6-12 November 2019.

The Vivo NEX 3 will be available through the telcos M1, Singtel and StarHub.

Highlights of the NEX 3 includes the following.

  • Borderless Screen – A 6.89-inch notch-free POLED Waterfall FullView Display that extends along the edges and provides an immersive visual experience with a 99.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Triple Camera Setup – A 64MP main camera, 13MP wide-angle camera and a 13MP telescopic camera that allow users to seamlessly switch between wide-angle, telescopic and macro capabilities with a single touch. A 16MP Elevating Front Camera to capture the perfect selfies.
  • Reliable and Powerful Performance – Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus and UFS 3.0 high-speed flash memory for top computing performance and smooth multitasking capabilities. A massive 4500mAh battery for a long-lasting experience.
  • Superior Audio – The AK4377A independent audio chip drives the vivo Hi-Fi experience, allowing users to enjoy a more immersive music experience.

More details below from the press release.

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