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Belkin Wins Best Accessories Brand in 2022 BiC Awards by tech4tea.com

Friday, February 10th, 2023

Belkin makes reliable and well-built accessories that help users get the most out of their gadgets and devices.

Belkin is the Best Accessories Brand 2022 in the tech4tea.com Best-in-Class Awards this year.

Belkin is the Best Accessories Brand of 2022 in the tech4tea.com Best-in-Class Awards this year.

Living in the digital age, we are equipped with many electronic devices that enable us to get work done and enjoy our lives.

These range from smartphones which help us stay in touch, to computers which help us get work done, and tablets that provide entertainment and productivity on the go.

When it comes to accessories, Belkin is the go-to brand for us in tech4tea.com, not only because of the added functionality these accessories add to the devices they are connected to, but equally important is their quality of manufacture.

It is therefore the pleasure of tech4tea.com to bestow the “Best Accessories Brand of 2022” award to Belkin as part of our annual “Best-in-Class” awards.

The Achilles heel of these gadgets is always the limitations in their battery capacities to keep them powered up for as long as possible.

At the same time, there is the desire to multiply the usefulness of each device by enabling it to be connected to other devices and peripherals.

This is where the IT accessories that Belkin makes come in most useful – whether it’s for quick and safe charging of devices, or connection hubs to expand the connectivity of these devices.

And whether it’s for work from home/office, or for mobile warriors on the go.

We’ve all heard of horror stories about accessories which breakdown after a short period of use – or worse: how they can damage the devices they are connected to.

At tech4tea.com, our experience with Belkin has been that they simply work out of the box and last a lifetime.

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New Arrival: Huawei FreeBuds 5i True Wireless Stereo Earbuds

Friday, January 20th, 2023

Huawei FreeBuds 5i, a True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds, will hit the shelves in Singapore from 1 February 2023. Prices and promotions below.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes in Isle Blue, Nebula Black, and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes in Isle Blue, Nebula Black, and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i continues to offer multiple ANC (active noise cancellation) and EQ modes, as well as Dual Device Connection for seamless switchover between different devices and operating systems.

It weighs only 4.9g and is 29mm long – that’s 7mm shorter than the FreeBuds 4i.

More details below, including promotional prices and availability, from the press release.

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OMRON Launches i-DMP for Rapid Data-Driven Solution Service

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

OMRON has launched the development of its i-DMP (i-BELT Data Management Platform) which is embedded with the i-BELT manufacturing site data utilisation service.

OMRON launches i-DMP for rapid implementation of data-driven solution service. The i-DMP sorts and converts data gathered from production sites.

OMRON launches i-DMP for rapid implementation of data-driven solution service. The i-DMP sorts and converts data gathered from production sites.

In its effort to accelerate digital transformation at manufacturing sites and to achieve carbon neutral manufacturing, the data-driven service streamlines the integrated management of diverse data.

This brings about improvements on manufacturing floors, thus assisting customers in tackling their issues both effectively and efficiently.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro Chips

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple introduces the new Mac mini (starting from S$849) with M2 and the new M2 Pro chip. The new Mac mini with M2 chip starts from an affordable S$849.

The M2 Pro model (top) includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays; while the M2 model (bottom) features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays.

The M2 Pro model (top) includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays; while the M2 model (bottom) features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays.

The new M2 Pro chip boasts pro-level performance to Mac mini for the first time, enabling users to run high-performance workflows that were previously unimaginable in such a compact design.

Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro promises faster performance, more unified memory, and advanced connectivity, including support for up to two displays on the M2 model, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model.

For Intel-based upgraders, Mac mini with M2 promises up to 22x faster machine learning image upscaling performance in Pixelmator Pro.

For Intel-based upgraders, Mac mini with M2 promises up to 22x faster machine learning image upscaling performance in Pixelmator Pro.

Customers can order the new Mac mini models beginning Monday, January 30.

More details below about the new Mac mini from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple MacBook Pro With M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple unveils MacBook Pro featuring the new M2 Pro and M2 Max, for greater performance and longer battery life in a Mac.

New MacBook Pro from Apple features up to 6x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for demanding pro workflows.

New MacBook Pro from Apple features up to 6x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for demanding pro workflows.

Apple has just announced the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring their latest cutting edge M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, and running on the macOS Ventura.

“MacBook Pro with Apple silicon has been a game changer, empowering pros to push the limits of their workflows while on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop. Today the MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, enhanced connectivity, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac, along with the best display in a laptop, there’s simply nothing else like it,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Apple boasts that the MacBook Pro tackles demanding tasks, like effects rendering, at up to 6x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro, and colour grading, at up to 2x faster.

MacBook Pro now has a battery life of up to 22 hours; supports Wi-Fi 6E, which is up to twice as fast as the previous generation; as well as advanced HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time.

The new MacBook Pro now has up to 96GB of unified memory in the M2 Max model for creators, and sports features such as the Liquid Retina XDR display, an array of connectivity, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, six-speaker sound system, and studio-quality mics.

Customers can order the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro beginning Thursday, 19 January, with availability beginning Friday, 3 February.

More details below about the new MacBook Pro from the press release.

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Apple Unveils M2 Pro & M2 Max Chips in Mac mini & MacBook Pro

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple has just unveiled the new M2 Pro and M2 Max next-generation chips to join the flagship M2 chip. The new top-flight M2 Max features a more powerful CPU and GPU, supporting up to 96GB of unified memory with industry-leading power efficiency.

The newly introduced M2 Pro will feature in both the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, while the M2 Max will debut in the MacBook Pro.

The newly introduced M2 Pro will feature in both the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, while the M2 Max will debut in the MacBook Pro.

Apple today announced M2 Pro and M2 Max, two next-generation SoCs (systems on a chip) that further pushes the envelopes of power-efficient performance of Apple silicon.

M2 Pro scales up the architecture of M2 to offer an up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU, together with up to 32GB of fast unified memory.

“Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency. With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple silicon,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.

The M2 Pro features 40 billion transistors and 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth.

M2 Max builds on the capabilities of M2 Pro, including an up to 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of unified memory.

The M2 Max has 67 billion transistors and 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth.

Apple boasts that its industry-leading performance per watt makes it the world’s most powerful and power-efficient chip for a pro laptop.

Both chips also feature enhanced custom technologies, including a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s powerful media engine.

M2 Pro brings pro performance to Mac mini for the first time, while M2 Pro and M2 Max take the performance and capabilities of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro even further.

More details below about the new Apple Silicon from the press release.

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New Arrival: myFirst Circle – Social Community App for Kids

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Singapore kids-tech company myFirst has launched a social community app for children – myFirst Circle. It provides a safe, walled social network for kids that enables their parents to monitor, control and guide them on the dos and don’ts of posting and interacting on social networks.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

The new myFirst App provides a social community platform where children can post and share messages, photos and videos with their family and friends.

The parents are able to monitor and control who their children allow into their “circles” of family, besties and friends, as well as the information that they share with these circles.

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

This enables parents to supervise and guide their children on the etiquette and precautions to take when sharing on online social networks so that when they are old enough to get onto “grown-up” social networks such as Facebook, Instagram etc, they would be well-coached on the ins-and-outs of sharing media on these networks as well as dos and don’ts in interacting with others on the Web.

Basically, contacts can be accepted into one of four circles: Family, Besties, Friends and Acquaintances.

These four hierarchical circles determine which of a child’s posts that other members of a his/her circle can and cannot see.

For example, all members in a child’s Family circle will be able to see EVERYTHING the child shares.

Those in the Acquaintances circle will have access to the least number of posts.

 

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Founder and CEO of myFirstG-Jay Yong – briefs how children can access the app through myFirst Fone S3 smartwatch.

So if a child marks a photo as viewable by Besties, only members of his/her Family and Besties circles will see the photo.

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SGMotorshow2023: Mercedes-AMG SL is Reborn (SL55 & SL43)

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Mercedes-Benz has just launched at the Singapore Motorshow 2023 the new Mercedes-AMG SL which returns to its roots with a classic soft top and sporty character.

Mercedes-AMG SL 55 4MATIC+ roadster from Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-AMG SL 55 4MATIC+ roadster from Mercedes-Benz.

The luxurious roadster as a 2+2 seater is suitable for everyday use and puts its power down on the road with all-wheel drive for the first time.

 

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#t4tSgMotorshow2023: Mercedes-Benz launches the new Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster at the #SingaporeMotoshow.

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SGMotorshow2023: Hyundai IONIQ 5 is First Made-in-Singapore Electric Vehicle

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Hyundai has unveiled the first made-in-Singapore EV, the ‘IONIQ 5 First 100’ – limited edition and Singapore-exclusive – with special car plate numbers and badges. View it at the Singapore Motorshow 2023. Unveiling video below.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will come in Gravity Gold Matte, with Dark Pebble Grey interiors. It will also feature debossed seats for refined detail. The special number plate “EVS” stands for “EV made in Singapore”.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will come in Gravity Gold Matte, with Dark Pebble Grey interiors. It will also feature debossed seats for refined detail. The special number plate “EVS” stands for “EV made in Singapore”.

Hyundai and Komoco Motors will further their partnership on a holistic EV ecosystem to cultivate enhanced mobility lifestyles for customers in Singapore.

To commemorate the production of the first made-in-Singapore EV, Hyundai will hold a charity auction featuring 100 units of ‘IONIQ 5 First 100’, in conjunction with the President’s Challenge.

Hyundai has also commenced pre-booking for the purchase of the made-in-Singapore ‘IONIQ 5’ as part of the Hyundai Charity 500 program.

More details below from the press release.

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CES 2023: Samsung Galaxy A14 5G in Singapore (February)

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

The new Samsung Galaxy A14 5G budget phone will be in Singapore in February 2023. Prices TBA.

The new Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is available in four colour choices: Black, Silver, Light Green and Dark Red.

The new Samsung Galaxy A14 5G is available in four colour choices: Black, Silver, Light Green and Dark Red.

Galaxy A14 5G features a multi-day battery, a huge leap in selfie quality, and convenient expandable storage, guaranteeing up to two generations of Android OS upgrades and up to four years of security updates.

The Galaxy A14 5G is the most affordable 5G smartphone in the Galaxy portfolio.

Key Features below.

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