Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

I asked an Apple fan what his favourite Apple accessory was, and he gave me this 3-min rundown of why he loves his BoostCharge 3-in-1 Wireless Charger from Belkin.

Belkin’s aesthetic BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charger offers convenience and fast power with MagSafe technology.

Belkin’s aesthetic BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charger offers convenience and fast power with MagSafe technology.

Dylan currently uses the BoostCharge 3-in-1 7.5W Wireless Charger for his iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro.

He is planning to buy the BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe 15W for his new Apple 14 Pro Max, Watch Series 8 and AirPods Pro.

The first and foremost benefit of the 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is that Dylan is able to charge three devices simultaneously with only one power outlet.

This is convenient both at home and in his office — especially at home since his other family members are also Apple fans with iPhones, Watches and AirPods to charge as well.

When he doesn’t have THREE available power outlets (or multiplugs), he’d usually have to charge only one device at a time and only move on to the next device when the previous one had completed charging.

Dylan loves how compact and tidy the wireless charger is – instead of three separate charging cables to three separate devices, there is only one cable from the power outlet to the 3-in-1 wireless charger.

And the upright charger for the iPhone doubles up as a phone stand so he can talk handsfree, FaceTime or record a voice memo while the phone is on the wireless charging stand.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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Promotion: Belkin Accessories & Peripherals for Apple Fans

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

With the unveiling of new Apple devices during the September Keynote, Belkin is offering discounts for its Apple chargers as part of its 9.9 promotions.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories for Apple devices for the 9.9 sale.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories for Apple devices for the 9.9 sale.

Belkin is offering its chargers and other accessories for the 9.9 sale on Belkin LazMall and Shopee Mall.

Below are 9.9 discounts for Belkin’s chargers and accessories for Apple fans.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Charger Stand 7.5W

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Need a wireless charging stand to charge your iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 so you can continue using the phone while it’s still charging? Guest reviewer Jennifer Lee checks out the 7.5W BoostCharge magnetic wireless charger stand from Belkin for her iPhone 13 Pro Max.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger stand from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger stand from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners. Photo credit: Jennifer Lee.

The magnetic wireless charger stand is MagSafe compatible for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12.

The wireless charger stand is available in black or white.

The wireless charger stand is available in black or white.

With MagSafe, it was easy to place my iPhone 13 Pro Max onto the stand – it snaps into place and there is no worries that the placement is misaligned.

There is an LED safety indicator that comes on when the charging commences.

The magnetic attachment is strong enough to hold the iPhone securely.

The stand is great for zoom calls or FaceTime – it holds the phone upright either in portrait or landscape mode.

A 20W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 power adapter is included in the box.

In addition, the charge pad is protected by a Belkin Connected Equipment Warranty.

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TUCU Review: Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad 7.5W

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Need to continue using the iPhone while it’s still charging – without interrupting the charging? Guest reviewer Jennifer Lee checks out the 7.5W BoostCharge magnetic wireless charger pad from Belkin for her iPhone 13 Pro Max.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger pad from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners.

#tech4xmas: This BoostCharge wireless charger pad from Belkin makes a suitable Christmas present for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners. Photo credit: Jennifer Lee.

The portable wireless charger pad is MagSafe compatible for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12.

It comprises the magnetic disc pad that attaches to the iPhone, and a 2m cable that plugs into the power supply.

Retailing at S$79, the Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad 7.5W (# WIA005) is available in Best Denki stores, Challenger stores, Challenger.sg, Harvey Norman stores, Harveynorman.com.sg, Lazada, Shopee.

Retailing at S$79, the Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Portable Wireless Charger Pad 7.5W (# WIA005) is available in Best Denki stores, Challenger stores, Challenger.sg, Harvey Norman stores, Harveynorman.com.sg, Lazada, Shopee. Photo credit: Jennifer Lee.

Slim and portable, the wireless charger pad is small enough to tuck in the handbag and perfect on the go.

The pad is 60mm in diameter and 11.5mm thick.

The 2m long cable provides added ease to move around while charging and especially if there are only limited wall sockets in the room.

The magnetic attachment is strong and clips onto the phone right away, no worries about misalignment or loose contacts etc.

I was able to continue using the phone (eg. scrolling, pinching the screen and talking on the phone) without worrying about the charger pad coming loose or misaligned if I accidentally jostle it or the phone vibrates on an incoming call.

Hassle-free charging.

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TUCU Review: Belkin SCREENFORCE UltraGlass Treated Screen Protector for iPhone 13 Pro Max

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Tech-U-Can-Use (TUCU): Guest reviewer Jennifer Lee just received her new iPhone 13 Pro Max so in order to protect it, she got herself the Belkin SCREENFORCE UltraGlass screen protector and applied it herself to the phone. Here’s her experience.

#tech4xmas: This SCREENFORCE UltraGlass screen protector from Belkin makes an ideal Christmas present for the iPhone 13 Pro Max owner.

#tech4xmas: This SCREENFORCE UltraGlass screen protector from Belkin makes an ideal Christmas present for the iPhone 13 Pro Max owner.

I am amazed at how easy the application was.

No fuss, just follow the very simple step by step visual guide (included) using the Easy Align Tray.

Belkin makes it easy and fuss-free to self-apply the SCREENFORCE UltraGlass screen protector DIY, as the reviewer tried out.

Unlike most screen protectors, the Belkin Ultraglass application was flawless, precise and bubble-free even at the first attempt.

The Ultraglass feels seamless on the screen, without any curves or bends and you won’t realise there is another layer of screen protector on top.

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New Arrival: Apple MacBook Pro with New M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Unveiled during Apple’s second fall event, the new MacBook Pro (14 and 16-inch) features a 1080p camera and better connectivity than previous versions of the laptop.

Featuring a beautiful, brand new design, the 14- and 16-inch models of MacBook Pro were designed with a focus on performance and utility.

Featuring a brand new design, the 14- and 16-inch models of Apple‘s new MacBook Pro were designed with a focus on performance and utility.

Apple today unveiled the new MacBook Pro powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max — the first pro chips designed for the Mac.

Available in 14- and 16-inch models, MacBook Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a strong audio system.

The macOS Monterey is engineered to take full advantage of M1 Pro and M1 Max to provide a great user experience.

Apple has designed the MacBook Pro for developers, photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, scientists, and music producers/

The new MacBook Pro joins the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 to complete the MacBook Pro lineup.

More details below about the new Apple MacBook Pro laptop, from the press release.

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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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New Arrival: Apple iPhone 13 Screen Protectors from Belkin

Friday, September 24th, 2021

The iPhone 13 series of smartphones hits the shelves today. Belkin is offering its SCREENFORCE TemperedGlass Antimicrobial-Treated Screen Protectors for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Prices & availability below.

Protect your spanking new iPhone 13 with Belkin’s SCREENFORCE TemperedGlass Antimicrobial-Treated Screen Protector.

Protect your spanking new iPhone 13 with Belkin’s SCREENFORCE TemperedGlass Antimicrobial-Treated Screen Protector.

Available at both Singtel & Starhub retail stores – Usual price S$59. However, getting the line subscription at one go, PwP @ S$25 from 24 Sep.

 

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20 Oct, 2021: I’ve just posted an Instagram giveaway for a Belkin SCREENFORCE TemperedGlass Antimicrobial-treated Screen Protector for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The giveaway winner will be announced in a week’s time on 27 Oct. So go try your luck!

While at our channel Challenger, Gain City, Harvey Norman stores – Usual price S$59. And PwP with iPhone 13 purchase, it is going @ S$29 from 27 Sep.

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Unveil: Apple iPhone 13 mini, Pro, Pro Max; iPad; iPad mini & Watch Series 7

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Apple’s Tuesday event unveiled a new iPhone 13 with more storage, major iPad mini upgrades and a new Apple Watch. The next date to watch is Friday, 24 September when the hardware hits the stores in major markets. Below is the sum-up of the products, their local prices, pre-order dates and more.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The whole slew of new iPhone 13 has been unveiled, with big changes to the iPad mini, a refreshed 10.2-inch iPad and a new Apple Watch Series 7.

The iPhone 13 series gets the new A15 Bionic chip – a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores, four high-efficiency cores and a quad-core GPU.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

The back cameras have been upgraded with wider apertures and new video features, including a Cinematic mode, which transits in-shooting focus smoothly from one subject to another.

There is also a macro lens, and smarter software to recognise skin tones to enable adjustments in tone and warmth filters.

Apple boasts that the iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life than its predecessor, despite its faster chip, 5G, better cameras and new features.

It is also intelligent enough to conserve power consumption by switching to LTE “when 5G speeds aren’t needed”.

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