Posts Tagged ‘audio’

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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Golden Village Multiplex 1st in Singapore to launch Auro 11.1

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The three dimensional, immersive sound technology will debut at Golden Village Suntec City with the premiere of Jack Neo’s latest Chinese New Year comedy/ drama, “Long, Long Time Ago” on Thursday, 4 February.

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the privately owned Galaxy Studios Group, renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film.

Auro Technologies is a spin-off of the privately owned Galaxy Studios Group, renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film.

Auro 11.1 by Barco. Auro 11.1 brings sound from all around and above to create a more impactful experience.

“Long, Long Time Ago” was natively mixed in the new immersive technology at Galaxy Studios Belgium.

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We had the chance to experience the Auro 11.1 setup at the Golden Village cinema at Suntec City. It’s the first and only cinema in Singapore to have installed the system.

Auro 11.1 is touted as the most realistic 3D sound experience currently available in the market.

Unlike other technologies where speakers are placed only on a horizontal plane and directly above, the Auro 11.1 by Barco’s system uses a sound reproduction speaker layout based on three axes (x=width, y=depth, z=height) and three vertical layers (surround, height, top).

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New arrivals: Paradigm Prestige Series loudspeakers & subwoofers

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The new models in the Prestige Series lineup: three floor standing speakers (Prestige 95F, 85F & 75F), two center channels (Prestige 55C & 45C), one surround channel (Prestige 25S), one bookshelf speaker (Prestige 15B); two subwoofers (Prestige 1000SW & 2000SW). Prices below.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

Paradigm Prestige series models are currently available at all authorised retailers in Singapore.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

Prices of these models can be found in the table below.

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COMEX 2015 (3 – 6 September) at Suntec Singapore

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is in town. It returns to Suntec Singapore at Levels 3, 4 & 6. COMEX 2015 opens from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE) until Sunday, 6 September.

COMEX 2015: Suntec Singapore Levels 3, 4 & 6, from 12 noon to 9 pm - (Admission FREE.

COMEX 2015: Suntec Singapore Levels 3, 4 & 6, from 12 noon to 9 pm – (Admission FREE.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

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New arrivals: Onkyo TX-RZ900 & TX-RZ800 network A/V receivers

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The two new RZ Series 7.2-channel network A/V receivers from Onkyo are enabled with DTS:X & Dolby Atmos support. Both the TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and TX-RZ800 (S$2,299) are now available in Singapore.

Top: TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and Bottom:TX-RZ800 (S$2,299).

Top: TX-RZ900 (S$2,899) and Bottom:TX-RZ800 (S$2,299).

The new receivers feature Wide Range Amplifiers that extends to 5Hz, and elimination of digital pulse noise with its Low Noise Processing capabilities to produce clearer sound.

Users can also enjoy wireless audio with its Wi-Fi, Airplay, and Bluetooth support, as well as built-in services such as Spotify and Pandora.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrivals: Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM wireless mobile speaker

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The new UE MEGABOOM from Logitech is expected to be available in Singapore in July 2015 for S$399.

The UE MEGABOOM from Logitech Ultimate Ears come in an assortment of bright colours.

The UE MEGABOOM from Logitech Ultimate Ears come in an assortment of bright colours.

The new UE MEGABOOM portable wireless speaker from Ultimate Ears promises more power, more sound and more bass.

The UE MEGABOOM works standing upright and lying down.

The UE MEGABOOM works standing upright and lying down.

Similar to UE’s first mobile speaker, UE BOOM, the new UE MEGABOOM blasts 360-degree sound with heart-pounding bass.

The UE MEGABOOM is waterproof – IPX7 certified – with stain-resistant acoustic skin, and a durable grab-and-go design.

The portable speaker weighs less than 900 grams, features a 20-hour rechargeable battery life and 100-foot wireless Bluetooth range.

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