Posts Tagged ‘earbuds’

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: Samsung Unpacks New Galaxy Z Foldables and Wearables

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Samsung Unpacked has just begun. Here are the five exciting Galaxy gadgets that the Korean phonemaker is going to unveil globally. Local prices and availability below. Details will be updated LIVE.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

Samsung Unpacked has just kicked off globally to unveil 5 new Galaxy Z foldables and wearables.

The new devices will hit the shelves in Singapore from 2 September 2022, Friday, 10am.

Here are the five new foldables and wearables from Samsung.

  1. Galaxy Z Fold4 5G phablet
  2. Galaxy Z Flip4 5G smartphone
  3. Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch
  4. Galaxy Watch5 smartwatch
  5. Galaxy Buds2 Pro earbuds

Pre-orders commence NOW online (from 10 August 2022, Wednesday, 9pm Singapore Time).

Consumers who pre-order their devices will be able to collect their devices from 26 August 2022, Friday.

Local prices and details below, updated LIVE from Samsung Unpacked 2022 August.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro in Singapore

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Starting TODAY, the Google Pixel 6a (S$749) and Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) are available for pre-orders in Singapore. They will physically hit the shelves on 28 July 2022.

 

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

First unveiled globally during Google I/O 2022 in May, online pre-orders for the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro begin today on the Google Store, Amazon SG, Courts Online, Challenger Online, and Shopee.

They will be available online and in-stores from 28 July 2022.

Pixel 6a is positioned as a premium phone at a more affordable price.

The mid-tiered phone is powered by Google Tensor – the same brain behind Google’s flagship Pixel 6 phones – and offers the same features in the flagship.

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Promotions: 6.6 Discounts for Belkin Accessories on LazMall & Shopee Mall

Monday, June 6th, 2022

The 6.6 promotions happens today. Check out the discounts for Belkin’s wide selection of earbuds, speakers and charging accessories on Belkin LazMall and Shopee Mall.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s charging accessories and audio products for the 6.6 promotions.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s charging accessories and audio products for the 6.6 promotions.

Belkin sells a wide range of accessories that includes chargers, charging pads and stands, as well as earbuds and speakers etc.

Below are 6.6 discounts for Belkin’s accessories and audio products.

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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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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: 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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Review: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Open-Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Huawei launched the FreeBuds 4 TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earbuds for APAC less than two weeks ago and I’ve been trying it out since then. Pre-orders for the earbuds are now open from today till 23 July, 2021 before it hits Singapore shelves on the 24 July.

 

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Here’s my Silver Frost version of the new Huawei FreeBuds 4. Also available is Ceramic White.

I like the physical design for the FreeBuds 4, especially the chrome shiny metallic Silver Frost colourway.

The other colour available is the Ceramic White version, which looks similar to Apple AirPods.

In the box are the earbuds, the charging case, a USB-C cable and the regular documentation that includes a quick-start guide, safety information, warranty card and warranty certificate.

Currently only the wired charging version of the FreeBuds 4 has been launched.

There is a slightly more expensive wireless charging version that is not available yet.

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