New Arrival: Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router with Singtel

October 9th, 2020

Singapore will be the first in the world to launch the Linksys E9450 WiFi 6 EasyMesh Router. Price and availability below.

* In this story, the abbreviation “Wi-Fi” is used for the network protocol while the term “WiFi” is used as part of the name of the Linksys router.

The E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router for consumers who want to optimise their home Wi-Fi experience and coverage.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router for consumers who want to optimise their home Wi-Fi experience and coverage.

Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK: 6088) entity, has just announced the global launch of Linksys’ first WiFi 6 EasyMesh router, the E9450 (AX5400).

Singtel is the first operator in the world to offer the new Linksys WiFi 6 router in its effort to bring next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity to Singtel fibre broadband customers in Singapore.

The Wi-Fi 6 standard enables customers to enjoy faster data transfers, increased capacity, better connectivity performance in environments with many connected devices, and improved power efficiency.

As the latest Wi-Fi 6 solution for consumers’ increasingly demanding wireless connectivity needs, the E9450 router will be exclusively available to Singtel fibre broadband customers for two months starting from 10 October, 2020.

The new E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 router is Linksys’s latest advanced model under its updated E-series, launched in September 2020.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dell UltraSharp and P-Series Monitors

October 8th, 2020

Dell has launched a slew of monitors for creative professionals and office workers. It also released Meeting Space Solutions and a soundbar for hybrid work environments. Price & availability below.

The UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor (UP3221Q) will be available in Singapore for S$5,899.

The UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor (UP3221Q) will be available in Singapore for S$5,899.

Dell has introduced new monitors aimed at enhancing productivity and comfort for desk-centric workers with blue light reduction technology incorporated for eye comfort.

Availability and pricing in Singapore.

Availability and pricing in Singapore.

Amongst these is the world’s first professional monitor with 2K mini LED direct backlit dimming zones to produce precise colours and contrast.

Dell’s meeting space solutions enable seamless videoconferencing for group collaboration in hybrid work environments.

Availability & pricing, and more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro in Singapore 10.10 Deals

October 7th, 2020

Huawei is launching the Watch GT 2 Pro in Singapore as part of the company’s 10.10 promotions and deals, which includes up to S$440 in savings on Huawei devices at Lazada & Shopee.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro in Singapore.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro in Singapore (S$398).

Unveiled globally last month in September, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (Night Black) will be available on 10.10 at S$398 – bundled with a Huawei 15W Wireless Charger and a Huawei Brown Leather Strap (worth total S$106).

The Watch GT 2 Pro aims to be a robust smartwatch that’s minimalistic and comfortable.

Crafted with a design that is built to last, the Watch GT 2 Pro features a titanium frame and sapphire watch face for tough durability.

It also has a 2-week long battery life and wireless charging.

The Watch GT 2 Pro includes more than 100 workout modes covering a diverse range of activities, together with outdoor and weather alerts for a smart companion.

Its professional health tracking uses the Huawei TruSeen 4.0+ heart rate monitoring technology for greater accuracy.

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New Arrival: Ruhens Eco-Friendly MonoEco Water Purifier

October 6th, 2020

Korean water purifier brand Ruhens has launched its latest eco-friendly water purifier – the Ruhens MonoEco. Price & Availability below.

The tankless Ruhens MonoEco measures 11.5 (W) x 51.4 (D) x 43.2 cm (H) and will easily fit on any kitchen countertop.

The tankless Ruhens MonoEco measures 11.5 (W) x 51.4 (D) x 43.2 cm (H) and will easily fit on any kitchen countertop.

Made in Korea, the Ruhens MonoEco (WHP3200) is able to self-generate power for water dispensing for greater sustainability.

Apart from being eco-friendly, it also offers added convenience and flexibility in the placement of the water purifier, since there’s no need for a power source.

Powered not by electricity but by water pressure, the Ruhens MonoEco is able to generate purified water while being friendly to the environment and saving electricity bills.

One of the most common reasons for users to get the water purifier is to enjoy cleaner water without the need for boiling tap water and waiting for it to cool.

Ruhen’s filtration system includes a Micro Antioxidant Carbon Filter and a Nanofact Plus Filter.

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New Arrival: Western Digital Unveils SanDisk Extreme Pro SSDs

October 5th, 2020

Western Digital has launched its enhanced line of SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro portable SSDs that offer both speed and portability. Available in Singapore from 10 October, 2020. Prices below.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

The new SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SSDs from Western Digital offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

Western Digital Corp. has released the SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSDs for high-speed, high-quality content demands – targeting professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts.

With capacities up to 2TB, the new NVMe drives are suitable for creating content or capturing and moving 4K and 8K footage with ease.

The flagship SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis made to stay cool under the pressure of a heavy workload and a durable silicone design to withstand the rigours of production.

The drives also help keep content safe with password protection and an upgrade to 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Hydragun Percussive Therapy Massage Gun

October 4th, 2020

The Hydragun is a percussive massage therapy device designed for sports recovery – to provide speedy and effective muscle pain relief for high-performance athletes and people working from home.

 

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The Hydragun comes in a case for carrying it around to the gym or office.

Massage guns have become very popular lately with athletes engaging in sports and fitness activities; as well as people working from home, using home furniture not suited for extended hours of work – resulting in poor postures, back & shoulder aches and carpal tunnel syndrome in the hands.

So a good massage gun has become a must-have for working adults.

The Hydragun is a Singapore-designed, China-manufactured massage gun targeting sports enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Starting from the packaging and the design and build, you can tell the company is serious about making a tool that provides effective healing and recovery for sports injuries or work sores and aches – unlike many no-brand OEM products on the bandwagon that was hastily thrown into a box with minimal documentation and sold for a song.

 

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The S$399 Hydragun alongside a S$50 OEM massage gun from a friend who bought it online. The latter was heavy and unbalanced, had no return policy or warranty and stopped working after two months even though it was hardly used. The Hydragun comes with a 30-day “No Questions Asked” Return Policy and an 18 month-warranty.

In the box, the Hydragun comprises the main vibrating therapy massager (the big gun), six head attachments (four regular, two with stainless steel heads), one charger, one manual, and a robust zippered case to easily carry it all to the gym.

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Review: Montblanc MB 01 Smart Foldable Travel ANC Headphones

October 3rd, 2020

The Montblanc MB 01 is the best pair of noise-cancelling headphones that I’ve heard in a long time, and the physical design is nothing less than what you’d expect from the luxury maison.

 

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The Montblanc MB 01 combines elegant Montblanc design, long-lasting comfort and good sound quality for a great travel companion.

When Montblanc first launched the MB 01 over-ear headphones in Singapore, I was curious on whether they would be able to produce the sound quality to compete with the market leaders.

I love their stationary, but audio wise, this was their first foray.

So when Montblanc asked if I would like to try out the MB 01, I decided to give it a spin.

The leather headband and ear pads, aluminum parts and silicone ear cups give the Montblanc MB 01 a luxurious and stylish design.

The leather headband and ear pads, aluminum parts and silicone ear cups give the Montblanc MB 01 a luxurious and stylish design.

The MB 01 made a great first impression when I first scooped it out of the box – the luxurious leather ear cushions and headband and shiny metallic parts give you the same feeling of luxury as when you behold one of the company’s fountain pens.

Then I put it to charge – it takes two hours for a complete charge via the USB-C port.

So my son comes along and, with my permission, tries out the headphones.

When I was ready to try out the MB 01, I’d barely picked up my smartphone when the Android notification told me that the MB 01 was ready to pair, and in no time I was listening to the headphones (after my son disconnected).

This must be the easiest I’ve connected to a new pair of headphones!

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Preview: Hyundai 2021 Avante / Elantra Sedan in Singapore

October 2nd, 2020

Hyundai Singapore showcased the new 2021 Avante 1.6 sports sedan in its Komoco showroom in Singapore. The car has already been homologated in Singapore and should be in by November 2020.

 

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Two trims are available in Singapore: Avante 1.6 “S”, Avante 1.6 “Elite”.

The theme for Hyundai’s design for the 2021 Avante is “Sensuous Sportiness”.

“Parametric Dynamics” is the phrase Hyundai designers use to describe the dramatic look of the all-new 2021 Hyundai Avante 1.6.

Dashboard of the 2021 Hyundai Avante 1.6.

Dashboard of the 2021 Hyundai Avante 1.6.

The design departs from traditional smooth surfaces to use bold lines and geometric shapes to trigger a reaction in the beholder.

 

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Komoco Motors unveils the new Hyundai 2021 Avante 1.6 in its showroom in Singapore.

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New Arrival: Dyson Lightcycle Morph Light Table/Stand Lamp

October 1st, 2020

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light lights a room in one of four different ways: indirect, task, feature and ambient. Available in Singapore from today. Prices below.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph has local daylight tracking and can be personalised via the Dyson Link App to intelligently adjust the light it emits depending on the user’s task, age, mood and local daylight.

It has 360° manoeuvrability to provide customised light where you need it.

Dyson boasts that its Heat Pipe technology enables the light quality to last for decades.

Building on the core technologies of the Dyson Lightcycle task light which was launched in 2019, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has the ability to emulate some of the properties of natural light in multiple different formats.

Using Dyson’s Daylight Tracking algorithm with 3 warm and 3 cool LEDs, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to local daylight, providing the right light for the time of day depending on the user’s location.

More details below from the press release.

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Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Children From Online Threats

September 30th, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the school’s curriculum has been migrated to online learning from home. With the threats out there in the World Wide Web, how can concerned parents better safeguard their children from online predators? Here are some tips.

How to protect our children during #HomeBasedLearning. Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash.

How to protect our children during #HomeBasedLearning. Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash.

My kids have never used the computer and the Internet so much before the pandemic set in at the beginning of the year.

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It started with a bang when school was closed to students during the nationwide lockdown, and students had to do ALL their lessons online, using online video conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet.

Parents had to scramble to help their children be ready for #HomeBasedLearning – the new buzzword for families with school-going kids.

From buying laptops, to setting them up, to teaching the kids how to use the video conferencing software.

There was hardly any time and energy left to figure out how to secure the laptop and online learning sessions from Internet predators.

So parents – below are some areas to watch out for when preparing your child for #HomeBasedLearning.

  1. Dubious websites and content
  2. Dubious “Friends” in chat rooms and social media
  3. Cyberbullying
  4. Scams

Dubious websites and content

The World Wide Web is full of interesting stuff, much of it inappropriate for children e.g. pornography, racism, hate and violence.

So keep a close eye on what your kids are surfing – check their search/browser histories and designate an open location in the home for the kids to use the computer, so that everybody can help keep an eye out.

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