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Circles.Life Ventures into Travel with Jetpac Subscription Service

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

With the resumption of travel following the restrictions during the heights of the pandemic, Singapore telco Circles.Life is venturing into the travel sector with its new subscription service for travellers – Jetpac.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

The details of the Jetpac subscription can be found in this story from the preview I attended last week in Singapore.

For the moment, the core services – Lite Pac at S$10-per-month – includes the provision of global roaming data, and access to airport lounge during flight delays.

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New Arrival: Apple Unveils New iPad, iPad Pro & Apple TV 4k

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Apple has just unveiled its redesigned 10th-generation iPad, new versions of its iPad Pro, and updated its Apple TV 4K. Price and availability below.

The new iPad from Apple will ship in four colours: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.

The new iPad from Apple will ship in four colours: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.

The new gadgets will provide Apple with more devices to sell going into the important holiday shopping season.

Tenth-Generation iPad

The 10th-generation entry-level iPad has been totally redesigned and will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations, as well as Wi-Fi (from S$679) and Wi-Fi + Cellular (from S$909) connectivity.

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New Arrival: Acer Launches 1.17kg Swift Edge 16” 4K OLED Laptop

Friday, October 7th, 2022

The new 16-inch Acer Swift Edge is targeted at hybrid and mobile workers looking for a thin and light laptop that offers performance, security and durability. Prices & availability below.

Weighing only 1.17kg, the Acer Swift Edge has a 16-inch 4K OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support and 500 nits peak brightness. During the media launch in Singapore yesterday, I was impressed with how light it felt holding it in my hands.

Weighing only 1.17kg, the Acer Swift Edge has a 16-inch 4K OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support and 500 nits peak brightness. During the media launch in Singapore yesterday, I was impressed with how light it felt holding it in my hands.

The new Swift Edge from Acer is a secured-core notebook PC powered by AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U or AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U; and ships with Windows 11 Pro, Microsoft Pluton, and biometric authentication to help safeguard sensitive user data.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: HP Launches Omen and Victus 16” Gaming Laptops

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

The OMEN 16 is HP’s most thermally advanced gaming laptop while the Victus by HP 16 laptop is making its debut for those looking for a more affordable option. Prices, promotions and availability below.

The new OMEN 16 (left) and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops from HP Inc.

The new OMEN 16 (left) and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops from HP Inc.

HP Inc. has extended its gaming portfolio with the addition of the OMEN 16 to the flagship OMEN lineup, and the debut of the more affordable Victus by HP 16 laptop.

 

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HP Inc. launching its new OMEN 16 and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops in Singapore.

The OMEN Gaming Hub has also been refreshed to enhance gameplay and elevate experiences through pro features that optimise system resources and improve performance.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Roborock Dryer Module for S7 MaxV Ultra

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Complementing the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, the new Dryer Module is an additional attachment that dries the mop cloth of the vacuum to minimise manual cleaning. Promotions below.

The new Roborock Dryer Module for S7 MaxV Ultra is available now at a promotional price of S$129.90 (UP: S$139.90).

The new Roborock Dryer Module for S7 MaxV Ultra is available now at a promotional price of S$129.90 (UP: S$139.90).

The Dryer Module is equipped with multiple sensors to ensure the safety of users.

The multiple sensors include the in-position sensor, infrared communication sensor, temperature controller, fuse protector and temperature sensor.

The sensors work together to ensure the maximum temperature of the air outlet stays at 45℃ (room temperature is 25 ℃).

In the meantime, the hot air system, together with thermal protection prevents excessive heating, and avoids the drying process from affecting the users’ floors.

The power button on the Dryer Module allows users to start or stop the drying process easily by just a simple press of a button.

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New Arrival: Oppo Band 2 Wearable Fitness Watch in Singapore

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The Oppo Band 2 (S$99) will hit the shelves in Singapore tomorrow (23 September 2022) on Oppo’s Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee and TikTok flagship stores, authorised retailers, and partner consumer electronic stores.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 ships in Blue or Black and sports a 1.57-inch AMOLED screen, with 256 x 402 resolution and 302 ppi pixel density.

The Oppo Band 2 is equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor, as well as heart rate and blood oxygen sensors.

With up to 100 workout modes, the newest mode is the tennis mode, which recognises various tennis strokes and records five types of data: strokes, racket swings, activity duration, heart rate, and calories burned.

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New Arrival: vivo Y35 Entry-Level Phone Launch in Singapore

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The vivo Y35 is priced at S$359 (without contract) and comes with 16GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as a 5,000mAh battery and 44W FlashCharge. Available in Singapore from this Saturday, 24 September 2022.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours -- Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours — Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor built on 6nm process, offering a maximum clock speed of up to 2.4GHz.

“The Y35 grants today’s smartphone users ease of access with its excellent value for money. Powered by multiple top-level specifications and features, we aim to provide the best possible user experience with our Y35, which is also matched by a remarkably affordable price. With this latest device in vivo’s Y series, we are redefining the status quo by incorporating elements of a fun-loving lifestyle and best-in-class features. Prioritising a fun and intuitive user experience coupled with the impressive specs in this price range, you could say ‘That’s Y, Unleash the Double Fun’,” said Liu Hong Bin, CEO of vivo Singapore.

It has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 2408×1080 resolution and P3 color gamut, providing an immersive visual experience.

The Y35 sports a triple-camera system at the rear comprising a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 2MP bokeh camera and 2MP macro camera.

The front camera has 16 megapixels.

The phone’s 128GB internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with its three memory card slots.

The large 5,000mAh battery enables more than 14 hours of screen-on time for High-Definition video streaming, or over 7 hours of graphic-intensive gaming.

Its 44W FastCharge allows the phone to be charged to 70% battery in just 34 minutes

The entry-level phone is rated at IPX4 water-resistance and IP5X dust-resistance.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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New Arrival: Huawei Launches FreeBuds Pro 2 and FreeBuds SE

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Huawei has launched two new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds – the flagship FreeBuds Pro 2 and affordable FreeBuds SE. Both will be available online from 1 September, 2022 and in Singapore from 3 September. Prices and promotions below.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

Co-engineered with Devialet, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 (right) features industry-leading audio quality with noise cancellation capabilities while the Huawei FreeBuds SE (left) boasts an ergonomic fit for a comfortable listening experience even after long hours.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 will be available on Shopee and Lazada from 1 September 2022 and at all Huawei Authorised Store locations in Singapore from 3 September.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds here.

I have been using the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 prior to the launch in Singapore. Check out my review of the TWS earbuds.

The Huawei FreeBuds SE will be available on Shopee from 1 September 2022 and on Lazada from 15 September 2022.

In Singapore, the FreeBuds SE is only available at 313@Somerset and Westgate.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 ships in Silver Frost, Ceramic White, and Silver Blue while the Huawei Freebuds SE comes in White or Blue.

Special promotional prices are available at S$268 (U.P. S$298) for FreeBuds Pro 2 and from S$48 (U.P. S$88) for FreeBuds SE.

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New Arrival: Linksys Launches Atlas 6 WiFi Mesh Router with StarHub

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

The Linksys Atlas 6 is an affordable entry-level dual-band WiFi 6 mesh system that StarHub sells exclusively as Smart WiFi MX2.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is one of the newest Linksys whole-home mesh systems, designed for hybrid work, online gaming or 4K UHD streaming. Davis Yu, Regional Sales Director, APeA, presenting Linksys WiFi 6 Intelligent Mesh Line Up for Singapore.

The Linksys Atlas 6 is designed for the home, enabling remote working, content streaming, multi-user gaming etc.

“As hybrid work and play arrangements become key to long-term business success and modern wellbeing in Singapore , it is imperative that our homes are equipped with state-ofthe-art wireless connectivity with the ability to handle an influx of devices whilst delivering secure, reliable and private connections. In collaboration with StarHub, our customers can look forward to the ultimate value brought forth by the culmination of high-speed connectivity and coverage at affordable price points,” said Kingsley Chan, Business Development Director at Linksys.

The dual-band router works best with internet service plans up to a gigabit.

Each node has three 1GbE Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices to wireless networks and provides access to 160MHz channels for fast wireless connections.

Sold with StarHub’s Fibre Broadband plan, the router promises faster connections, wider coverage, and an expanded capacity for multiple device handling to serve everyone at home.

More details below from the press release.

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