Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Wireless virtual reality competition @ Bugis+ & Bugis Junction

Friday, October 13th, 2017

With Halloween drawing near, Bugis Junction & Bugis+ are daring shoppers to face their fears with an immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Update (27 October, 2017):

The top 10 players for the Time Zombies Virtual Reality Competition Finals have been selected and they will be battling it out at a final showdown this Sunday, 29t October from 2pm – 6pm at Bugis + Level 2 Atrium.

We were invited to try out the VR games for this competition at Bugis+ & Bugis Junction in Singapore - it was great fun!

We were invited to try out the VR games for this competition at Bugis+ & Bugis Junction in Singapore – it was great fun!

This is the first time a mall in Singapore is hosting a VR experience of this scale.

Three thrilling games are available for shoppers to test their courage: Time Zombies, Walk the Plank and Arizona Sunshine Zombie.

The Time Zombies competition uses the latest Arctic Fox wireless technology, which allows a fully immersive gaming experience without the the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement.

Using Arctic Fox VR technology, players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

Using Arctic Fox VR technology, players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

The VR gaming showcase at Bugis Junction and Bugis+ this Halloween will mark Arctic Fox’s debut in Southeast Asia, to the delight of VR gaming enthusiasts in the region.

More details from the press release below.

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Singtel TV & Oh!K Saimdang sends Korean Song Seung Heon to Singapore

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Singtel and Oh!K hosted a visit by Korean superstar Song Seung Heon, who met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers today as part of a promotional tour for upcoming drama, Saimdang.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

200 Hallyu fans got up-close with the charismatic actor, who is here to promote highly-anticipated drama Saimdang (师任堂), at a meet-and-greet event just for Singtel TV subscribers today.

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Song Seung Heon takes a welfie with 1,500 excited fans at the public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay. Photo credit: Singtel.

The fans had the opportunity to take photos and interact with him, ahead of a public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay.

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A very lucky fan (Jolene Ang) receives a 10-second back hug from Song Seung Heon. Photo credit: Singtel.

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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: Samsung SUHD TV line-up for 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs ship with Quantum dot display to offer true-to-life picture quality, 360-degree design and a smart user experience with simpler access to contents. Prices & availability below.

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Samsung Singapore launches 2016 line-up of SUHD TVs in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum.

Three key highlights for the new SUHD TV line-up for 2016 below.

Quantum dot display: Unbeatable Picture Quality – Samsung boasts that the TVs feature the world’s only cadmium-free 10 bit Quantum dot display with 1,000-nit high dynamic range (HDR) promising vibrant colour and contrast.

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360-degree design – handsome from every angle. From the front, and from the rear.

360 design for Unparalleled Immersion – With no bezel that functions as the frame of the TV, the viewer’s attention is focused purely on the content of the virtually edgeless screen. All exposed screws from the rear of the TV are removed to create an elegant device that is beautiful from every angle.

Unlimited, Seamless Entertainment through Single Access and One Remote – With the Samsung One Remote, consumers do not need to juggle multiple remote controls as they can control all external devices with this remote. The Smart TVs automatically detect the type of game console, OTT box or home theater system that is connected to the TV so no setup is required.

Besides the SUHD TVs, Samsung also launched its latest range of Curved and Flat Soundbars in Singapore.

Prices and availability below.

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New arrival: Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K home theatre projector

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The new 5,000 lumens 4K SXRDTM laser light source projector is now available for pre-order. RRP of the VPL-VW5000ES: S$84,000.

The new Sony VPL-VW5000ES has laser-powered 5,000 lumens 4K resolution and premium features for home theatre enthusiasts.

The new Sony VPL-VW5000ES has laser-powered 5,000 lumens 4K resolution and premium features for home theatre enthusiasts.

Sony’s new reference-quality unit is the first projector designed specifically for home cinema use that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides 5,000 lumens of brightness, is compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 color gamut, and covers the full DCI colour space.

The Sony VPL-VW5000ES is targeted for Home Theatres and retails at an RRP of S$84,000.

The Sony VPL-VW5000ES is targeted for Home Theatres and retails at an RRP of S$84,000.

Sony claims to be the only manufacturer designing projectors specifically for the home theatre market that provides full 4K resolution imagers.

Its advanced SXRD panels are designed to produce outstanding native device contrast and when coupled with the laser light engine, the VPL-VW5000ES provides an infinite dynamic contrast ratio and 5,000 lumens of color light output.

The VPL-VW5000ES covers the full DCI-P3 color gamut.

By taking advantage of its professional calibration tools the VPL-VW5000ES allows the user to choose to emulate the BT.2020 color space, as well.

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SingTel debuts free-data music service with Spotify, KKBOX, MeRadio & AMPed

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Singtel Music customers can subscribe at either S$7.90/month with a 12-month contract or S$9.90/month with no contract.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel has launched Singtel Music, offering customers in Singapore music from popular providers like Spotify, KKBOX, AMPed and MeRadio, with zero local data charges.

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Singtel launched its new Music service at 1-Altitude in Singapore together with its partners.

Customers can add Singtel Music to their mobile plan for a fee to get a premium account from either Spotify, KKBOX, or AMPed which allows them to stream millions of songs without touching their data allowance.

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Travel: Emirates debuts new in-flight entertainment system

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The newly-delivered Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft of Emirates boast industry’s largest screens and three times the media storage.

13.3 inch Economy Class screens on newly-delivered two-class A380.

13.3 inch Economy Class screens on newly-delivered two-class A380.

Emirates has introduced its new generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.

The latest features include larger screens in First Class and Economy Class and three times the media storage – offering passengers an even greater choice of content on board.

World's largest Economy Class screens at 13.3 inches.

World’s largest Economy Class screens at 13.3 inches.

The new products can be found on Emirates’ newly-delivered Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 aircraft.

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Pioneer brings Apple CarPlay to Singapore with AVH-X8750BT

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Pioneer’s existing AVH-X8650BT and new AVH-X8750BT in-dash car multimedia receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.

Accessible in Singapore on two of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers, the existing AVH-X8650BT and the newly-released AVH-X8750BT, consumers can now enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhones in the car.

Apple CarPlay uses Siri voice control to enable iPhone users to safely enjoy selected apps on large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, while staying focused on the road.

With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts.

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New arrivals: Philips Fidelio headphones and soundbar in Singapore

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The 2015 Philips Fidelio range of audio products comprises four headphones – the Fidelio M2L, M2BT, NC1 and X2 – and the Surround on Demand Fidelio B5 soundbar. Price and availability below.

WOOX Innovations unveiled the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products on board the luxurious Ping Lady Yacht, setting sail from the Marina at Keppel Bay to Lazarus Island off the southern coast of Singapore.

WOOX Innovations unveiled the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products on board the luxurious Ping Lady Yacht, setting sail from the Marina at Keppel Bay to Lazarus Island off the southern coast of Singapore.

The four headphones are designed to suit different preferences and priorities.

The price and availability are tabulated below.

Philips Fedelio RRP Availability
M2L S$469 March 2015
M2BT S$449 February 2015
NC1 S$499 February 2015
X2 S$499 March 2015
B5 S$1,699 February 2015

Below are short descriptions for each of the new audio products (from the press release).

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