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New arrival: Linksys Velop whole home Wi-Fi mesh system

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Linksys Velop promises to deploy your home Wi-Fi network to the furthest corner and ensure there are no dead Wi-Fi zones. Available from 12 April in Singapore in 1-pack (S$349), 2-pack (S$599), and 3-pack (S$749) configurations.

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Velop is a Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations, helping users to get the most out of their broadband subscription by promising 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network.

Linksys launched Velop in the Atlas Showroom at Millenia Walk in Singapore.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can purchase a 3-pack Velop at $30/month over a 24-month contract.

That works out to S$720 over the 2-year contract.

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New arrival: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android smartphone (S$1,168)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Singapore from 20 August at S$1,168. Pre-orders / registration of interest (with M1, Singtel, StarHub) begin today with delivery on 19 August. Free Note 7 Lens Kit (S$198) for pre orders.

The newest flagship phablet from Samsung has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge SUPER AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 (518ppi). The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The newest flagship phablet from Samsung has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge SUPER AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 (518ppi). The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The Galaxy Note series skips a number and goes directly from Note 5 to Note 7.

The latest flagship model is now in line with the Galaxy S7 to reduce confusion among consumers.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium.

More importantly, Samsung is probably hoping that some of the success of the S7 will rub off on the Note 7 and continue turning around the fortunes of the Korean phone maker.

So the most “eye-catching” – forgive the pun – new feature must be the iris-scanner, another security to ensure only the right eyes get to eyeball the contents of the Note 7.

I tried it during the launch and it’s mighty fast and responsive, removing my initial reservation that it might be slow and wonky.

The S Pen also gets enhanced, software wise.

New functionalities include Screen Off Memo, Smart Select function, Air Command and Samsung Notes, as well as the ability to create and share GIF animations.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with Dual SIM support, where one of the two nano-SIM slots can be used to accept a microSD memory card (up to 256GB) instead. This will extend the 64GB internal memory that comes with the phone.

Also, the Galaxy Note 7 and its S Pen are now both IP68-certified water and dust resistant, so you can now use them underwater – if you want/need to.

More details and technical specifications in the press release below.

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New arrival: Linksys EA9500, RE7000 & WUSB6100M networking products

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Linksys launches home wireless solutions leveraging next generation Wi-Fi, MU-MIMO & seamless roaming. Prices & availability below.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

Linksys has launched in Singapore three new networking products in its MAX-Stream MU-MIMO portfolio.

  1. EA9500 (S$539) – Tri-Band router capable of up to 8 MU-MIMO streams.
  2. RE7000 MU-MIMO (S$199) – range extender with seamless roaming.
  3. WUSB6100M (S$129) – MU-MIMO USB adapter.

As part of its launch, the Linksys EA9500, one of the world’s most powerful routers and winner of the Network World Best of CES 2016, will be made available at a discounted rate of S$100 to Singtel Fibre Broadband customers from 14 July 2016.

“With the rise of bandwidth intensive activities, such as 4K streaming and online gaming, the importance of an efficient and optimized Wi-Fi network is more critical than ever. The Max-Stream family of products provides the broadest array of MU-MIMO capable and enabled products in the marketplace. MU-MIMO enables multiple devices to communicate with the router and/or range extender simultaneously, so the result is a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi,” said Justin Doucette, Senior Director of Product Management at Linksys.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can present their latest broadband bill at selected Challenger outlets to enjoy the offer.

This promotion is offered exclusively by Singtel.

The Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router (Max-Stream EA9500) and AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter (WUSB6100M) will be available exclusively at Challenger stores and Hachi.Tech from 14 July 2016.

These two products will be available island-wide from 1 August 2016.

The AC1900 MU-MIMO Range Extender with Room to Room Wi-Fi (RE7000) will be available from 1 August 2016.

Challenger will hold a launch offer exclusively for their members – purchase the EA9500 router at a special price of S$499 and get the MU-MIMO USB adapter FREE while stocks last (savings of S$169).

More details from the press release below.

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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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Event: LG launches new laptops, monitors & projectors in Singapore

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

LG has re-entered the IT market in Singapore its launch of new laptops, monitors and projectors. Prices and availability below.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The new LG gram laptop. 15.6-inches at only 980g. Here you can see a full-sized USB 3.0 port and HDMI port, and the Type-C USB port. On the other side are two additional full-sized USB ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0) and a microSD card slot.

The highlight of the launch was the 15.6-inch LG gram laptop which weighs less than 1kg – 980g to be exact.

The four configurations and prices are tabulated below.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199.

The LG gram laptops come in 14 & 15.6-inch sizes with prices ranging from S$1,499 to S$2,199. Click the image to enlarge.

The largest portfolio of new products were the monitors.

Already available in Singapore, LG are shipping three monitor classes:

  1. The affordable entry-level Consumer Monitors,
  2. the sexy UltraWide monitors,
  3. and the most pricey UHD monitors.

Sizes range from 21.5 inches to 34 inches. View the various models and prices available here.

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Three 29UC88 UltraWide monitors set up for immersive gaming. With 2560 x 1080 resolution, the monitor comes with First-person Shooter, Real-time Strategy and Custom modes, allowing gamers to choose the most ideal solution for different game genres.

The third product genre unveiled today was the LED projectors that feature both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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New arrival: ASUS ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone Max smartphones

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

ASUS has launched in Singapore its two latest Android smartphones. Both the ZenFone Zoom (S$659, sold exclusively with StarHub) and the ZenFone Max (S$249) will be available in Singapore from 10 March. Specs & StarHub price plans below.

“Our customers are discovering creative ways to express themselves with their smartphone cameras and photography apps, from capturing candid moments to sharing selfies and images with family and friends. We are happy to partner ASUS to exclusively bring in the ZenFone Zoom which will be welcome by many photography enthusiasts,” said Wang Li-Na, Head of Product & Marketing, StarHub. On the right is Benson Lin, Corporate VP, ASUS.

“Our customers are discovering creative ways to express themselves with their smartphone cameras and photography apps, from capturing candid moments to sharing selfies and images with family and friends. We are happy to partner ASUS to exclusively bring in the ZenFone Zoom which will be welcome by many photography enthusiasts,” said Wang Li-Na, Head of Product & Marketing, StarHub. On the right is Benson Lin, Corporate VP, ASUS.

The two new smartphones from ASUS are targeted at different types of consumers looking for different strengths in their handsets.

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I tried out the ASUS ZenFone Zoom a few weeks prior to its launch in Singapore and the 3x optical zoom in the camera certainly gives it the advantage over regular smartphones relying on digital zoom.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom for the photography enthusiast

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Price & Availability: Dell 2016 range of business IT devices

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Below are the prices and availability of Dell’s 2016 range of business IT devices that are optimised for the future workforce.

Dell S2825cdn Multi-Function printer, scanner, and copier.

Dell S2825cdn Multi-Function printer, scanner, and copier.

Dell’s new range of computing solutions include new Latitude & Vostro notebooks, Precision workstations, OptiPlex desktops & AiOs, UltraSharp monitors, as well as Dell Document Hub application and multifunction printers.

Below are the prices and availability in Singapore.

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New arrivals: ASUS ZenWatch 2 in Singapore TODAY (S$229)

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 is now available in Singapore. Priced at S$229, it comes in 2 sizes with more than 50 customisable watch faces. Stores listed below.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 works with both Android and iOS devices and its battery life is rated at more than 2 days for each charge.

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ first smartwatch to be introduced in Singapore.

ZenWatch 2 is available in two sizes:

  1. Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap.
  2. Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap.

A variety of interchangeable straps (S$39) for the smartwatch will be available by end November.

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New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet in Singapore

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The new Galaxy Tab S2 comes in 9.7-inch and 8-inch form factors as well as 4G+ and Wi-Fi configurations, with 32GB memory and microSD support up to 128GB.

Prices range from S$598 to S$798 (see below). Black available from 7 August while Gold will be in later August.

At just 5.6mm thin and weighing only 389g (9.7”) and 265g (8.0”), Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size in the market, and is packed with powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, whether for productivity and multitasking, or simply enjoying immersive content anytime, anywhere.

At just 5.6mm thin and weighing only 389g (9.7”) and 265g (8.0”), Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size in the market, and is packed with powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, whether for productivity and multitasking, or simply enjoying immersive content anytime, anywhere.

Samsung is targeting users looking for a premium tablet for multimedia entertainment and personal use.

The 4G+ LTE Category 6 capability (for the 4G+ versions) promise users faster Internet access for browsing and downloading content.

Prices and detailed descriptions from the press release below.

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New arrivals: Huawei P8 flagship smartphone and wearables

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Huawei launched its Android flagship smartphone – the P8 – during CommunicAsia2015 and showcased three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch. Prices below.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

The Huawei P8 measures 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4mm and weighs 144g.

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced the Huawei P8 smartphone for the Southern Pacific Region at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

For Huawei, the Southern Pacific Region comprises Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore.

The P8 was first launched globally in London in April this year and is part of the company’s transition from a B2B entity to a consumer centric brand.

The three wearable products – the Huawei TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and the Huawei Watch (currently under development) – were all launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in March 2015.

Huawei P8

The Huawei P8 has a 5.2-inch FHD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (424ppi, 16 million colours) and capable of playing 1080p video.

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