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Review: Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 TWS Bluetooth Earbuds

Friday, August 26th, 2022

Two years after Huawei launched its first FreeBuds Pro flagship True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds, the Chinese company has released its successor. Co-engineered with French Audio experts Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 offers flagship-level audio quality, great active noise cancellation (ANC), at a mid-range price.

I’ve been trying the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to its launch in Singapore. It is available in Silver Frost (seen here) as well as Ceramic White and Silver Blue.

I’ve been trying the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to its launch in Singapore. It is available in Silver Frost (seen here) as well as Ceramic White and Silver Blue.

The FreeBuds Pro 2 is Huawei’s latest flagship TWS Bluetooth (5.2) earbuds.

The silicone earbud tip provides good sealing and does a good job of keeping out ambient noise even without turning on the active noise canceling mode.

The earbuds are a snug fit and didn’t fall out even when I went for a mild jog.

 

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 freshly unboxed. In the box are the earbuds in the wireless charging case, three pairs of differently-sized silicone ear tips, one USB-C charging cable, as well as a Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card.

Weighing only 6.1g, it’s easy to forget they’re in the ears and I was able to wear them comfortably for long hours.

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New Arrival: Huawei Launches FreeBuds Pro 2 and FreeBuds SE

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Huawei has launched two new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds – the flagship FreeBuds Pro 2 and affordable FreeBuds SE. Both will be available online from 1 September, 2022 and in Singapore from 3 September. Prices and promotions below.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the Huawei FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 will be available on Shopee and Lazada from 1 September 2022 and at all Huawei Authorised Store locations in Singapore from 3 September.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds here.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds.

The Huawei FreeBuds SE will be available on Shopee from 1 September 2022 and on Lazada from 15 September 2022.

In Singapore, the FreeBuds SE is only available at 313@Somerset and Westgate.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 ships in Silver Frost, Ceramic White, and Silver Blue while the Huawei Freebuds SE comes in White or Blue.

Special promotional prices are available at S$268 (U.P. S$298) for FreeBuds Pro 2 and from S$48 (U.P. S$88) for FreeBuds SE.

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Event: Sony Launches 2022 Bravia XR TVs in Singapore

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Sony launched its 2022 Bravia XR TVs with Mini LED in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum. Here are highlights of the 2022 Bravia XR Lineup.

 

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The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

The models and price & availability of the 2022 Bravia XR TVs in Singapore can be found here.

Key highlights of the 2022 Sony Bravia XR Lineup include the following.

  • Cognitive Processor XR
  • XR Backlight Master Drive
  • Acoustic Surface Audio+/Acoustic Multi-Audio
  • 360 Spatial Sound Personaliser
  • Elevate the Experience with Sony’s Sound Products
  • BRAVIA CAM
  • Ambient Optimisation Pro
  • Google TV
  • BRAVIA CORE
  • Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode
  • Perfect for PlayStation5
  • Commitment to Sustainability

More details below from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Launch 2022 Neo QLED TVs & Soundbars in Singapore

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Samsung has launched its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs in Singapore, along with refreshed Soundbars. Prices and promotions below.

 

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The new lineup was showcased at the National Gallery in Singapore.

Here are the prices and promotions, as well as product specifications for the new lineup.

 

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Mark Kim, President of Samsung Electronics Singapore delivering the opening address for the launch event.

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New Arrival: Sony Launches 2022 Bravia XR TVs with Mini LED

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

The 2022 lineup that Sony Electronics is introducing for its Bravia XR televisions features XR Backlight Master Drive Technology for the new Mini LED models. Price & Availability below.

The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

The new Bravia XR television series from Sony Electronics includes the MASTER Series A90K and A80K 4K OLED models, the X95K 4K Mini LED model and X90K 4K LED model.

Powered by Cognitive Processor XR, the XR Backlight Master Drive precisely controls the latest generation Mini LED backlight in the X95K series for “incredible” brightness.

“Sony is committed to offering the best viewing experience possible, no matter the at-home environment or content selection. With best-in-class picture and sound quality, our new TVs enhance any on-screen streaming and gaming content to create a powerfully immersive big-screen experience,” said Melvin Pang, Head, Field Marketing Division, Sony South East Asia.

Sony boasts that the new technology allows viewers to “enjoy an unprecedented dynamic range with incredibly dazzling lights and deep blacks, as well as beautifully natural mid tones with almost no flare or halos around highlights”.

When watching movies, viewers can experience our enhanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ for OLED models and Acoustic Multi-Audio for LED models, precisely matching the position of the sound with the images on the screen for a truly immersive audio/visual experience.

The lineup also includes new features that customise and enhance at-home entertainment.

Together with Netflix, Sony has released Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode, which automatically adjusts image processing based on ambient light, so users’ favourite shows and films look like the creator intended, under any lighting conditions.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Samsung to Launch 2022 Neo QLED TVs & Soundbars

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Samsung is launching its 2022 lineup of Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs in Singapore, along with refreshed Soundbars.

Update (13 April, 2022):

Prices and specifications for the new lineup can be found here.

Samsung's 2022 portfolio is built on the vision of 'Screens Everywhere, Screens for All', with televisions serving as the hub of consumers' homes for entertainment, connectivity, work and more.

Samsung’s 2022 portfolio is built on the vision of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’, with televisions serving as the hub of consumers’ homes for entertainment, connectivity, work and more.

The new lineup offers improvements in picture and sound quality, larger screen sizes, customisable accessories, and an upgraded Smart TV interface – designed to bring user experiences closer to reality by delivering lifelike visuals, immersive sound, and “hyper-personalised” experiences.

The new soundbars have improved features to enable seamless connectivity, enhanced customisation, and integration, as well as better audio and visual synchronisation from scene-to-scene.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Sony WF-C500 Entry-Level True Wireless Earbuds

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

tech4xmas: If you’re looking for an affordable pair of earbuds with good sound quality that’s synonymous with Sony, the no-frills WF-C500 true wireless earbuds will make a good Christmas gift.

The Sony WF-C500 earbuds offers good audio quality at an affordable price.

The Sony WF-C500 earbuds offers good audio quality at an affordable price.

The WF-C500 offers good value-for-money in terms of sound quality but at the expense of features that are found in other earbuds of similar price range or higher.

At an affordable S$139, the WF-C500 has had to forego frills like noise cancellation, transparency mode, wireless charging and automatic pausing when you remove one or both earbuds.

The earbuds are IPX4 rated so they’re splash resistant.

 

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Freshly unboxed Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds.

Battery life is reasonable at 10 hours with full charge, plus an additional 10 hours from the pill-shaped charging case.

This is plenty long for me although it’s common for charging cases to provide twice the full charge of their earbuds.

I like that a quick charge of 10 minutes gave me a full hour of mileage.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi’s Redmi Buds 3 Now in Singapore for S$49

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Retailing at S$49, Redmi Buds 3 is available now through official Xiaomi stores on Lazada and Shopee, Authorised Xiaomi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

A single charge provides up to 5 hours of listening time and while the charging case can give up to 20 hours.

A single charge provides up to 5 hours of listening time and while the charging case can give up to 20 hours.

The Redmi Buds 3 has a half in-ear design and weighs only 4.5g, offering more comfort for long time usage.

The earbuds support fast charging – a single 10-minute charge provides 90 minutes of use.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 3, Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro Wireless Earbuds

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128, 8 Sep), Elite 7 Active (S$268, 15 Oct) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318, 15 Oct) will be available in Singapore at selected retailers.

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

The three new wireless earbuds are from the Elite Pro, Elite Active and core Elite product lines of Jabra, catering to different use cases.

The Elite 7 Pro offers “ground-breaking” call performance with new Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology, featuring a longer battery life with nine hours non-stop play time with adjustable ANC.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateView & MateView GT Monitors in Singapore

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

For Huawei fans in Singapore, the new MateView (S$998) & MateView GT (S$798) will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store from 1 September, 2021.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

First unveiled globally in early July, the Huawei MateView standalone display and MateView GT gaming desktop monitor will be available for Singapore customers from 1 September.

In addition, the company will also be launching Huawei Display 23.8”, a TÜV Rheinland eye comfort-certified Full-HD panel with narrow bezels.

All three monitors will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store.

More details below from Huawei Singapore.

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