Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

tech4xmas 2017 gift ideas review: Seagate Backup Plus Hub desktop HDD

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

tech4xmas 2017 gift list: The Seagate Backup Plus Hub serves as an external storage hub that provides extra USB 3.0 ports for direct data transfer and device charging. An ideal X’mas gift for the geeky uncle to help him manage all the digital assets in his family.

Comes in 4TB (S$259), 6TB (S$399) and 8TB (S$499) capacities.

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Editor’s note:

“I’m buying for my uncle the 8TB version as a X’mas present because he has been complaining lately that he’s running out of storage space for all the videos that he’s been capturing of his grandchildren. I think he’ll be delighted with the additional storage and ease of use.”

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub has been around for a while and it’s been an indispensible part of my desktop setup at home giving me much convenience and peace of mind.

First off, the 4-8TB provides much needed respite for storing and backing up the deluge of photos and videos that we capture with our cameras and smartphones/tablets.

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub comes in 4TB, 6TB & 8TB capacities.

You can access the Backup Plus Hub directly using Windows Explorer or via the bundled easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard software which enables you to configure and manage your backups/restores – whether it’s files from the computer, mobile devices or content on social media.

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tech4xmas 2017 gift ideas review: Google Pixel 2 XL phablet

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The new Google Pixel 2 XL phablet in the tech4xmas 2017 gift list not just because it’s the latest, but mostly because it’s up there among the best, and whoever you’re giving this to as a X’mas present is going to be absolutely delighted. Available in Singapore from 15 November, 2017.

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My take:

“The Google Pixel 2 XL has one of the best cameras I’ve tried among the flagship models of other smartphone makers and it does it with a single lens!”

Made by Google, the Pixel 2 XL ships with Google organic apps installed and most significantly, the phone will be the first in the market to receive Android updates from Google.

Having tried out the phablet, it truly has a superb camera.

The rear camera has a 12.2-megapixels sensor with f/1.8 lens while the front camera has 8 megapixels and a f/2.4 lens. Measuring 6.2 x 3 inches, the phablet comes in just black or black & white.

In fact, it has the highest DxOMark of 98 for its camera performance – higher than all other smartphone cameras today – and it does it with a single lens!

Photos turned out crisp and clear even in low light.

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The aluminum unibody of the Google Pixel 2 XL makes it water/dust resistant IP67 standards. That means the Pixel 2 XL – like the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 plus – can withstand immersion in water up to one meter for 30 minutes.

It offers the popular Portrait Mode, boasting background blur if you keep the background relatively far behind the subject you’re shooting.

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Thinking of what to buy for Valentine’s Day?

Range of Valentine's Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Range of Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Logitech has put together a list of gadgets for the tech-savvy couple.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)

For the music-loving mum to enjoy her favourite tunes.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)Play soothing music to accompany that special home-cooked candle-light dinner.

With its 360-degree design, the UE BOOM projects your soulful tunes in every direction, no matter where you are.

It can also be paired with another UE BOOM unit for a larger sound.

Available in white, black, red and blue.

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299)

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299), Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)

A good gaming mouse and keyboard makes the avid gamer’s lifemuch easier.

Just as the gaming mouse and keyboard go hand in hand, take this chance to test how well you can work with your Significant Other in the virtual world and you might just discover a new side of your relationship.

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Mother’s Day gift ideas: Useful accessories from Logitech

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Mother’s Day is on 12 May this year. Get mum something nifty for her tablet, computer and to enjoy her music collection.

Logitech has a useful tech accessory for Mum for any of her favourite gadget.

Logitech has a useful tech accessory for Mum for any of her favourite gadget.

Logitech has put together a list of accessories for the tech-savvy Mum’s favourite gadget.

Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad (S$139)

Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini (S$119)

For the mum who uses her iPad or iPad mini for everything.

Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad (S$139) and Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini (S$119)Fom viewing the recipe while she’s cooking, browsing group photos at family functions, uploading these photos to Facebook, to sending emails on the go.

The keyboard cover protect the touch screen on her tablet and doubles up as a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, as well as a hands-free stand.

These keyboard covers are super light and thin.

Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 (S$59)

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Mother’s Day gift ideas from Logitech

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Whether you have a mobile mum, a geeky mum, a travelling mum, or a stay-at-home mum, Logitech has something you can get for her.

Mother's Day gadget gift ideas from Logitech

Mother's Day gadget gift ideas from Logitech

Mother’s Day is on 13 May this year. If you’re looking to buy a gift for a mom – which can also be the mother of your children – check out Logitech’s collection of gadgets and accessories.

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New iPhone app: SG Florist

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

No more excuses not to send your better half that bouquet of flowers. This PayPal-powered mobile app from FarEastFlora makes it easy for Singaporean men to remember and celebrate their loved ones.

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Sending flowers has now become a breeze with this free mobile app that is available from Apple’s App Store and the Nokia Ovi Store.

SG Florist is a free app available on Apple's App Store and the Nokia Ovi Store.Flowers and gifts are delivered on the day of the order.

An order placed as late as 4pm in the afternoon can be delivered between 7 – 10pm at night on the same day.

Users can set reminders within the app to deliver flowers for special occasions.

Tap and swipe through a wide range of over 1,000 gift options ranging from flower bouquets, plant arrangements, gift hampers, gourmet baskets and even perfumes.

Select your gift, add to your shopping bag, and check-out with PayPal in two simple taps.

Using ‘Pay with PayPal’, simply log-on to your PayPal account and confirm the purchase.

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PayPal also provides a safer mobile payment method as no financial details are shared with merchants or stored on mobile devices.

Features of the app:

  • Reminders and Wishlist: Pre-select favourite gift items under ‘Wishlist’ and set reminders for special occasions like birthdays, anniversary and Mother’s Day.
  • Sync addresses from phone contacts: Sync recipients’ addresses and details from phone contacts, avoiding the hassle of manually typing in addresses.
  • Surprise: Tap the ‘Surprise’ tab and shake the phone – lucky users might get a discount exclusive to SG Florist app users.