Posts Tagged ‘audio’

New arrival: Senheiser AMBEO Smart Headset for 3D audio

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The AMBEO Smart Headset brings binaural sound recording to the consumer market. Price & availability TBA.

The Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset features an integrated premium Apogee A/D Converter built into the remote control.

Sennheiser has designed the AMBEO Smart Headset to be an intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset.

First showcased at the CES 2017, the AMBEO Smart Headset captures immersive 3D audio with the simplicity of a mobile device.

“With this new headset you can use your iOS device’s camera to record, experience and relive the same balance of three dimensional sound and 180° visual perspective that we as human beings are accustomed to in our perception of the world,” explains Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO Sennheiser.

The binaural audio recordings created with the AMBEO Smart Headset offer a stunning 3D experience – placing the listener inside the soundscape and playing back the direction of sounds and natural spatial characteristics of a location.

To create this headset, Sennheiser partnered with Apogee, the manufacturer of professional audio device, and an industry leader of digital audio recording.

The AMBEO Smart Headset produces detailed and realistic recording via two omni-directional microphones integrated in the ear pieces that work alongside a premium A/D converter, mic preamp and SoftLimit from Apogee.

The two microphones capture the subtle differences in timing, volume and timbre that occur as sounds from different directions reach each ear.

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New arrival: Samsung Gear S3, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016), 4 x Level mobile audio products

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Samsung Electronics Singapore today launched a slew of mobile products: the new Gear S3 flagship smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and 4 new mobile audio products in the Level series: Level Active, Level Box Pro, Level In ANC, Level U Pro ANC. Prices below.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

From left: Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet, and Level U Pro ANC wireless earphones.

The new Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch offers Military-grade Protection, IP68 water and dust resistance, mobile payments, and built-in speaker and GPS.

The Gear S3 comes in two designs: the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the elegant Gear S3 classic – both are priced at S$548 and will be available in Singapore in Q4, 2016.

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The new Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung, being launched in Singapore at Elements & Co. I like the red strap.

The Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) phablet sports a 6-inch SUPER AMOLED screen and is a timely launch to attract customers looking for an affordable big-display alternative to the ill-fated 5.7-inch flagship Note7 phablet.

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IT Fair: SITEX 2016 (24 – 27 Nov) @ Singapore EXPO Halls 5 & 6

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Event forecast: from 24 November, the final of the four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore will take place for four days (24 – 27 Nov) at the Singapore EXPO, in Halls 5 & 6. SITEX 2016 will open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (Admission FREE).

SITEX is organised by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF) and managed by SingEx Exhibitions, and receives more than 300,000 visitors.

SITEX is organised by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF) and managed by SingEx Exhibitions, and receives more than 300,000 visitors.

Established in 1988, SITEX 2016 will see more than 500 brands of infocomm and consumer electronic products spread over more than 200,000 sq ft of exhibition space.

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SITEX 2016 seems more interesting this year. Apart from the usual vendor booths selling gizmos at discounted prices, there are many booths featuring technology and gaming – eg. smart home technology, even techno dance (DanceTex2016).

More details from the press release below.

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Sony Electronics opens sixth store in Singapore @ Wisma Atria

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The new store is the second store along Orchard Road in Singapore, and is located on the 3rd floor (#03-01/01A) of the popular mall Wisma Atria.

Sony Store Wisma Atria is the brand’s sixth retail outlet in Singapore.

Sony Store Wisma Atria is the brand’s sixth retail outlet in Singapore.

The new store will showcase the latest consumer electronics from the Japanese company.

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Sony Store Wisma Atria will be opened to the public from 1 October 2016, from 10:30am to 9:30pm daily.

These include the recently announced top-of-the-line Z9D series of BRAVIA 4K TVs, as well as the new flagship range of Signature Series High-Resolution Audio (HRA) products.

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New arrival: Samsung Gear IconX wireless, cord-free earbuds

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The new earbuds cum music player will be available in Singapore from this Saturday, 16 July. Available at S$298 in black, blue or white.

The Samsung Gear IconX comes with a case that doubles as a charger, which can power the earbuds up to 2 full charges while it’s resting.

The Samsung Gear IconX comes with a case that doubles as a charger, which can power the earbuds up to 2 full charges while it’s resting.

Announced back in early June, the Gear IconX earbuds from Samsung comes with Precise Tracking Technology, to provide an optimal fitness experience.

The In-ear Audio Fitness Tracker allows users to track their fitness data, from speed, distance and duration to heart rate and calories burnt via S Health.

Its dedicated Voice Guide feature helps users to workout in a more efficient way by giving instant feedback and updates on their progress.

The Gear IconX enables users to stay informed of their training status and to reach their Vigorous Intensity Zone, maximising their workout.

In addition, Ambient Sound Mode keeps them safe and aware of their surroundings, even while they are plugged in.

As a standalone Built-in Music Player, users can also store their music on the Gear IconX with its 4GB of internal memory that can hold up to 1,000 tracks, and play up to 11 hours of music.

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New arrival: B&O Beoplay H5 wireless earphones

Friday, July 1st, 2016

B&O PLAY from Bang & Olufsen introduces the company’s first wireless earphones with the launch of the Beoplay H5. Available in Singapore at S$379 from 31 July 2016.

Beoplay H5 comes complete with a charger and a carrying pouch in Black and Dusty Rose. Available in Singapore at S$379 from 31 July 2016 onwards at Airport Duty Free, Apple Premium Resellers, Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Challenger, Newstead and leading independent retailers.

Beoplay H5 comes complete with a charger and a carrying pouch in Black and Dusty Rose. Available in Singapore at S$379 from 31 July 2016 onwards at Airport Duty Free, Apple Premium Resellers, Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Challenger, Newstead and leading independent retailers.

The new Beoplay H5 is designed for music lovers with an active lifestyle by Scandinavian designer Jakob Wagner, combining Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound with sleek aesthetics and an effortless tech experience.

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New arrival: Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset features WindSmart Technology to let users work on the go – even in at the noisiest places.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset is designed for people on-the-go who need to sound professional, regardless of location.

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset is designed for people on-the-go who need to sound professional, regardless of location.

The Voyager 5200 will be available at authorised Plantronics retailers for S$199. Voyager 5200 charge case (accessory) retails for S$69.

The Voyager 5200 UC will be available locally from July 2016 onwards and will retail for S$339.

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Plantronics launched the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum (together with the BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds).

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The BackBeat GO 3 will be available worldwide this month at S$169. Retail price together with charge case – S$219.

The BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are available in either Cobalt Black & Copper Grey.

The BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are available in either Cobalt Black & Copper Grey.

Plantronics boasts that the BackBeat GO 3 features high-resolution audio innovation that exposes hidden depths and nuances in your favorite music, delivering sound performances comparable to full-sized headphones.

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Plantronics launched the BackBeat GO 3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum (together with the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset).

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: FREE Party Speaker from Pringles music campaign

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

The free speaker uses three AAA-sized batteries and an audio cable for connecting it to a smartphone, MP3 player or other audio devices. Find out below how to get yours FREE.

To get your own #PringlesPartySpeakers, simply purchase 3 specially marked 150gm Pringles cans, visit www.pringles.com, look for the Pringles Party Speaker tab, use the unique code under the Pringles Cans membrane to complete the claim form and the Pringles Party Speaker will be delivered to your doorstep free-of-charge within 60 days.

To get your own Pringles Party Speakers, simply purchase 3 specially marked 150gm Pringles cans, visit www.pringles.com, look for the Pringles Party Speaker tab, use the unique code under the Pringles Cans membrane to complete the claim form and the Pringles Party Speaker will be delivered to your doorstep free-of-charge within 60 days.

The petite speaker is designed to fit into the opening of an empty Pringles can to enhance the sound.

You can daisy chain up to 20 Pringles Party Speakers with your friends to amplify the music and set a party on fire.

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So this came in the mail earlier this week (smartphone not included), together with an invitation to a secret party over the Easter weekend – jointly organised by Singapore’s theatrical dining brand, ANDSOFORTH and Pringles.

It’s simple but works.

The best tech is tech that simply works.

Did I say it’s free?!

There are only 5,000 Party Speakers and they are available only until 15 May, so hurry!

There are only 5,000 Party Speakers and they are available only until 15 May, so hurry!

The free Pringles Party Speakers are part of the brand’s first music campaign in Singapore

Read more about the campaign in the press release below.

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IT Fair: IT Show 2016 (10 – 13 Mar) @ Suntec Singapore

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

From today till Sunday, the first of the four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore this year takes place for four days (10 – 13 Mar) at the SUNTEC Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3 (11am – 9pm) and Levels 4 & 6 (12 – 9pm). Admission FREE.

Highlights include extension of trade-in program to video games and TVs under 34-inch, pre-orders for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Limited Edition PlayStation 4 console bundle, over $35,000 of prizes to be won for PC gaming fans plus the latest jaw-dropping gadgets including the $6,000-plus Asus GX700 gaming laptop beast, the Sony α6300 mirrorless camera with the world’s fastest autofocus and the Lenovo Vibe X3 smartphone with in-built virtual reality smarts.

Highlights include extension of trade-in program to video games and TVs under 34-inch, pre-orders for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Limited Edition PlayStation 4 console bundle, over $35,000 of prizes to be won for PC gaming fans plus the latest jaw-dropping gadgets including the $6,000-plus Asus GX700 gaming laptop beast, the Sony α6300 mirrorless camera with the world’s fastest autofocus and the Lenovo Vibe X3 smartphone with in-built virtual reality smarts.

Highlights for IT Show 2016 include:

  • Gaming extravaganza at GAMEX (L6, Hall 605).
  • Tech Showcase (L4 Hall 405, 406).
  • Brand Time (L4 Stage Area).
  • IT SHOW Babes Selfie Contest (L4, Tech Showcase Area).

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Avid shoppers checking out the latest IT gadgets at the IT Show 2016.

Looking ahead, the four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2016 10 – 13 Mar Suntec Singapore
PC Show 2016 2– 5 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2016 1– 4 Sep Suntec Singapore
SITEX 2016 24 – 27 Nov Singapore Expo

Details about the IT Show 2016 below (from the press release).

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