Posts Tagged ‘gadgets’

Samsung showcases Galaxy Plus ecosystem around Galaxy S8/S8+

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Samsung kicks off huge publicity campaign in Singapore with pop up Galaxy Studio to showcase the Galaxy Plus ecosystem surrounding its newly launched Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones.

Galaxy Studio showcases the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem that puts the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart.

“At Samsung, we remain committed to building an ecosystem of devices that will not only redefine, but also complement consumer lifestyles. The latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ are at the centre of this ecosystem, and we present Galaxy Plus so our customers can fulfil more and get more from their mobile experiences,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

The Galaxy Studio consumer event is held in celebration of the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and will be held at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from tomorrow till 29 June.

Galaxy Studio will be open from 14 April to 29 June, 11am to 9pm daily, with the exception of 22 April to 24 April, where it will be opened at 9.30am to 11pm.

Galaxy Studio will introduce the new “Galaxy Plus” ecosystem, offering options for consumers to get more out of their Galaxy S8 and S8+.

This includes the Samsung DeX Station, Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and the Mobile Photo Printer.

More details about Samsung Galaxy Plus from the press release is appended below.

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New arrival: Lamch & Co introduces Flip plug by OneAdaptr

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

For travellers that hate the bulkiness of the British 3-pin plug, the Flip plug allow the plug to be folded into a compact flat form factor for packing away into the luggage bag. Prices below.

The Flip comes in three designs to cater to varying power needs. From left: Flip Duo (S$39), Flip Quad (S$59), Flip Power (S$69).

The Flip comes in three designs to cater to varying power needs. From left: Flip Duo (S$39), Flip Quad (S$59), Flip Power (S$69).

The Flip is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised £28,115 from 1,140 backers, exceeding their initial goal of £15,000.

Measuring in at a mere 18mm when folded, the Flip is only a third of the standard British plug’s thickness.

When folded, the pins are hidden away when not in use, protecting your devices and other items from scratches when stored together with the Flip.

To use, simply press the auto-release button, lock the pin and you are ready to go.

The Flip comes in three designs to cater to varying power needs.

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tech4xmas reviews for Christmas 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

So Christmas is now less than two months away, this series of reviews serves up gift ideas for those planning to buy presents for their friends and loved ones.

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Planning your Christmas shopping? Stay tuned for quick and easy-to-read reviews of some of the best-in-class gadgets available today.

With Christmas 2016 less than two months away, it’s a good time to begin planning gifts for those that are close to us.

So this series features quick and easy-to-read reviews of some of the best tech gadgets/products that I’ve personally tried.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think are some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

The reviews are meant to provide ideas and start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

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Dell XPS 13 notebook.

Have been using this beautiful workhorse during Strata + Hadoop World in Singapore. Surpassed all expectations. Love how it’s compact yet has two full-sized Type-A USB 3 slots & a Type C slot.

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New arrival: Sony Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact Android smartphones

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The two new models in the X series includes the flagship Xperia XZ (S$998, 5.2-inch display) as well as the petite Xperia X Compact (S$648, 4.6-inch display).

Both the Sony Xperia XZ (S$998) and the Sony Xperia X Compact (S$648) will hit Singapore shelves from 15 October, with pre-orders through Sony Stores and Sony Centres from 30 September to 7 October.

Both the Sony Xperia XZ (S$998, left) and the Sony Xperia X Compact (S$648, right) will hit Singapore shelves from 15 October, with pre-orders through Sony Stores and Sony Centres from 30 September to 7 October.

Sony Mobile announced the two additions to its new X series smartphones at IFA 2016 earlier this month.

The 64GB, Hybrid Dual SIM variant of the Xperia XZ will hit the shelves in Singapore island-wide at Sony Stores, Sony Centres, local telcos and authorised retailers on 15 October; and will be available in three colours – Forest Blue, stylish classics Mineral Black and Platinum.

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The Sony Xperia XZ flagship smartphone was launched in Singapore at the National Gallery of Singapore.

The 32GB Single SIM variant of the Xperia X Compact will be available only in Sony Stores and Sony Centres from 15 October 2016; and will be available in Mist Blue, Universe Black and stylish White.

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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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: Dyson Pure Cool Link air purifier fan in Singapore

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The new Pure Cool Link comes in desktop (S$699, from end May) and tower (S$1,099, end April) form factors.

The Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fan automatically removes 99.95% of indoor allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns from the air.

The Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fan automatically removes 99.95% of indoor allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns from the air.

The new Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier fan uses a unique 360° Glass HEPA filter.

“We think it is polluted outside of our homes, but the air inside can be far worse. Dyson engineers focused on developing a purifier that automatically removes ultrafine allergens, odours and pollutants from the indoor air, feeding real time air quality data back to you,” says James Dyson, Inventor & Founder of Dyson.

This technology captures 99.95% of ultrafine allergens, odours and pollutants as small as 0.1µ from the air – keeping them in the filter.

Sensors inside the machine detect changes in conditions, before automatically adjusting airflow to maintain the target air quality.

The machine projects cleaner, purified air around the room evenly and quietly, purifying all year round and doubling up as a fan to cool you in the summer.

Dyson currently already has a Pure Cool purifier fan on the market.

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The Dyson Pure Cool Link comes in desktop and tower sizes and will be available at all major departmental stores and electrical multiples in Singapore. Pictured her during the launch at the Aliwal Arts Centre.

This new version (Pure Cool Link) features connectivity to an iOS/Android app so that users can control/manage the purifier remotely, and peruse environmental recorded by the purifier’s sensors.

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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: 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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