Posts Tagged ‘headset’

New arrival: Senheiser AMBEO Smart Headset for 3D audio

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The AMBEO Smart Headset brings binaural sound recording to the consumer market. Price & availability TBA.

The Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset features an integrated premium Apogee A/D Converter built into the remote control.

Sennheiser has designed the AMBEO Smart Headset to be an intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset.

First showcased at the CES 2017, the AMBEO Smart Headset captures immersive 3D audio with the simplicity of a mobile device.

“With this new headset you can use your iOS device’s camera to record, experience and relive the same balance of three dimensional sound and 180° visual perspective that we as human beings are accustomed to in our perception of the world,” explains Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO Sennheiser.

The binaural audio recordings created with the AMBEO Smart Headset offer a stunning 3D experience – placing the listener inside the soundscape and playing back the direction of sounds and natural spatial characteristics of a location.

To create this headset, Sennheiser partnered with Apogee, the manufacturer of professional audio device, and an industry leader of digital audio recording.

The AMBEO Smart Headset produces detailed and realistic recording via two omni-directional microphones integrated in the ear pieces that work alongside a premium A/D converter, mic preamp and SoftLimit from Apogee.

The two microphones capture the subtle differences in timing, volume and timbre that occur as sounds from different directions reach each ear.

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New arrivals: Sony Smart B-Trainer waterproof sports headset

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The all-in-one training device and application will be available in Singapore at S$399 from 11 June 2015. You can pre-order now to enjoy a free 2XU Compression Shorts worth S$139.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The new Sony Smart B-Trainer has a range of features, such as intelligent music playback based on heart rate monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

This sports companion integrates Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies to provide a holistic exercise experience.

It consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that is packed with six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer.

These sensors measure and record 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.

Based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal, the Smart B-Trainer measures your heart rate and automatically selects music for efficient training.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

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New arrivals: Jabra Storm wireless Bluetooth mono-headset

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

New Jabra Storm features advanced Noise Blackout which cancels outdoor noisy situations and offers 10 hours of clear conversation on the go. Available in Singapore for S$128.

South Korean Rock music songwriter - Go Younha - wearing the new Jabra Storm.

South Korean Rock music songwriter – Go Younha – wearing the new Jabra Storm.

Noise Blackout uses dual microphones and DSP technology to reduce background noise.

The sleek and stylish Jabra Storm.

The sleek and stylish Jabra Storm.

The stylish but discreet behind-the-ear Jabra Storm also features microPOWER battery and Wind Noise Blackout (different from Noise Blackout) technology.

microPOWER technology reduces battery size and boosts battery efficiency, while Wind Noise Blackout reduces wind noise.

The A2DP-enabled Jabra Storm weighs only 7.9g and boasts a standby time of 10 days.

The Jabra Storm is now available in Singapore from Apple premium resellers, Challenger stores, Harvey Norman and other authorised resellers.

New arrivals: Jabra STYLE wireless Bluetooth mono headset

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The new Jabra STYLE features NFC technology, HD Voice, Voice Guidance, Automatic Volume Control for convenient hands-free usage. Available in Singapore now for S$98.

Can you spot the Jabra STYLE that she's wearing under her hair?

Can you spot the Jabra STYLE that she’s wearing under her hair?

The lightweight Jabra Style weighs only 10g and retails in Singapore at S$98 at Apple premium resellers Epicentre, Infinite, istudio, Nubox; selected Challenger stores, Gadget World, Tech@Vogue and other authorised Jabra resellers.

Key features and specifications of Jabra STYLE

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New wearable video display: Epson Moverio BT-100

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Epson offers a peek into the future by launching its innovative personal display device – the Epson Moverio BT-100 see-through mobile viewer.

Available in Singapore from 23 July 2012 at S$999. Pre-orders from 9-22 July.

The Epson Moverio BT-100 is available from 23 July 2012 at S$999.

The Epson Moverio BT-100 is available from 23 July 2012 at S$999.

The Epson Moverio BT-100 comprises a headset and an Android-powered media player cum controller.

Bring your personal entertainment on the move.

Bring your personal entertainment on the move.

The device allows users to view streaming video, experience 3D content (in side-by-side format) and enjoy downloaded digital content on a large virtual 320-inch perceived screen projected from 20 meters away.

If you harbour ambitions to be part of the X-men, the headset makes you look like Cyclops.

It uses micro-projection technology to project the imagery onto the visor.

The media player cum controller operates on Google Android 2.2.

Built-in 802.11n wireless connectivity allows the user to browse the Web for content.

Alternatively, pre-downloaded content can be accessed via the device’s microSDHC card slot (4GB card included) and built-in 1GB of internal storage, especially when wireless network access is unavailable.

microSDHC card slot and built-in 1GB internal storage.

microSDHC card slot and built-in 1GB internal storage.

The viewer boasts nearly six hours of rechargeable battery life, supports Adobe Flash 11, and features Dolby Mobile surround sound.

If you have your own kick-a** Dr. Dre headphones or Monster headsets, there’s an audio out socket available.

There’s no video out though, since that defeats the raison d’etre of the Moverio.

If you wear glasses, you can wear the Moverio over them.

In fact, you need to, since there’s no diopter adjustment on the Moverio.

While wearing the Moverio, you can still see through them at the surroundings.

Available for pre-order from 9-22 July.

Available for pre-order from 9-22 July – the Moverio, that is.

You can choose to remove the shades to see the external world better but that makes it more difficult to watch the imagery inside the Moverio unless you’re facing a blank wall with a dark surface.

Although the Moverio runs on Android Froyo, it is not Google Play certified.

Epson said that when they approached Google, the latter felt the Moverio could neither be categorised as a smartphone or tablet.

So you’ll have to head to 3rd-party app-sites for Moverio apps.

And, for the moment, there’s no augmented reality.

Hands-on the Moverio BT-100

I tried out the Moverio for about 20 minutes during the launch event at ION Sky in Singapore.

Epson Moverio BT-100 see-through mobile viewer.

Epson Moverio BT-100 see-through mobile viewer.

Apart from image quality, I was curious whether the headset would be excessively heavy and whether prolonged viewing would cause dizziness and discomfort.

I found image quality to be excellent.

It did feel like watching a big screen.

The weight was okay for me although that seems to a major concern for many people, and something Epson is cognizant of.

I didn’t experience any dizziness although I’d tried it for a short 20 minutes. You’ll have to use it for a longer period of time to really tell.

Although the media player cum controller is an additional box to carry, it’s better than having to plug the headset to a living room set top player.

What I found terribly irritating was that the perceived screen moved every time you moved your head.

But since the display is in the headset itself, that seems pretty unavoidable.

I wonder if there’s any way to “stabilise” the display in the future.

Epson quotes studies in the US that advises against children below 12-years perusing such devices – because their eyesight has not fully developed yet.

Epson Moverio BT-100: Available exclusively at selected Best Denki stores in Singapore.

Epson Moverio BT-100 in a box

So this may not be an appropriate gift for a young child – despite its obvious drool factor.

At the moment, it’s targeted more at the early adopter.

I can see the Moverio coming in very handy for watching movies while riding in the MRT.

You can enjoy absolute privacy without the irritation of fellow passengers peering at your smartphone or tablet.

Just make sure you’re not sitting on a privileged seat with a feisty old woman staring down at your oblivious cyclops facade.

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Gift ideas for a melodious Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Planning to enjoy some romantic music during Valentine’s Day? Here are some gift ideas from a selection of stuff that I’ve covered in my blog previously.

Valentine's Day doodles by Suelyn Howe

Valentine's Day doodles by Suelyn Howe

First off, some doodles from Suelyn Howe that you can print out for use as your Valentine’s Day gift tag or card.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

Bose OE2 (S$219) and OE2i (S$269) available in Singapore.

Now the audio gizmos. For improved depth and clarity, check out Bose’s new on-ear headphones, the OE2 (S$219) or OE2i (S$269), which deliver better audio performance than their predecessors and feature an updated look and stylish design.

Powered by BlackBerry 7, 10.5mm, NFCTo listen to music from a smartphone, check out the Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9900 (prices vary with Telcos), which is incredibly sexy and sleek.

With the unique white colour, she is sure to stand out in a crowd and always be looking for reasons to pull her phone out of her handbag.

Long evenings chatting on the phone to the boyfriend (that’s you) and BBM flirting (with you) will now be done in style!

For both listening to music and talking to you on the smartphone, check out the Bose Series 2 Bluetooth headset (S$249).

The headset assures conversations remain clear and natural – even in challenging environments, or when surrounding noise levels change suddenly.

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

For streaming music and movies, check out the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite 500 GB wireless mobile storageIt is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled device such as your Bold 9900, iPad or any other tablet and mobile device.

Couples can stream their favorite videos, music and pictures from their GoFlex Satellite (S$299) straight to their mobile device.

With 500GB (or 300 HD movies), the GoFlex Satellite allows you to connect up to three devices simultaneously.

What’s even better – if you are on a road trip or in a café and you have no internet connection, the Satellite will still work as it creates its own Wi–Fi network.

New Bluetooth Headset: Bose Series 2

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Bose has introduced the Bluetooth Headset Series 2. It is available in Singapore for S$249.

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

Bose Bluetooth Headset Series 2 (S$249)

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 assures conversations remain clear and natural – even in challenging environments, or when surrounding noise levels change suddenly.

The headset integrates Bose full-­range audio and A2DP, and comes in either right or left-ear versions.

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 includes a proprietary dual microphone system to improve speech intelligibility beyond that of conventional Bluetooth headsets, rejecting background noise and tremendously reducing the audible effects of wind.

Bose proprietary signal processing further counteracts the unwanted sounds of a wide variety of places – gusty walkways, commuter rail platforms or airports.

To keep incoming voices clear, Bose TriPort acoustic structure and Bose Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology react automatically as noise levels change so that there’s no need to adjust volume settings or strain to hear a conversation.

The new internal antenna substantially reduces acoustic artifacts – the “pops,” “clicks” and “buzzes” familiar to Bluetooth headset owners – and minimises reception difficulty between the headset and a phone being carried in a pocket.

Compatibility

The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 is compatible with devices using the Bluetooth 2.1 (or earlier) specifications that support the Bluetooth hands-­free or A2DP profiles.

For consumers who want to maintain an active connection between their headset and two Bluetooth enabled devices, it includes multi-point functionality.