Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

New Arrival: Acer Launches Acerpure Home Appliances in Singapore

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

The Acerpure line of home appliances includes air purifiers, air circulators and vacuum cleaners. Prices below.

“We are excited to launch our acerpure home appliance brand in Singapore as Acer expands beyond providing technology through laptop and desktops and continues to use technology to further enhance customers’ lives,” said Chia Li Shi, Managing Director, Acer Computer Singapore.

“We are excited to launch our acerpure home appliance brand in Singapore as Acer expands beyond providing technology through laptop and desktops and continues to use technology to further enhance customers’ lives,” said Chia Li Shi, Managing Director, Acer Computer Singapore.

The acerpure products are available on Acer Singapore’s e-store and other online marketplaces such as Shopee and Lazada.

Currently, the acerpure lineup for Singapore consists of 5 products:

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Android Phones

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Samsung has just unveiled its latest flagship series of Android phones comprising three models: Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. These phones will arrive in Singapore on 17 February 2023, with pre-orders beginning today for delivery from 10 February. Prices and introductory promotions below.

The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series at a media preview/hands-on a few days prior to Galaxy Unpacked. From left: S23 Ultra, S23+, S23.

The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series at a media preview/hands-on a few days prior to Galaxy Unpacked. From left: S23 Ultra, S23+, S23.

Samsung first subsumed the flagship Note-series phablets into its flagship S-series smartphones last year with the S22 series.

The S23 series is a continuation – offering the strong photographic chops of the S-series and the productivity afforded by the S Pen (S Pen only available in the Ultra model), in conjunction with the top-notch hardware and performance of both the flagship series.

 

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Nightography in action. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a remarkably bright display. Taken using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Highlights of the S23 series include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, and “Nightography” videos with AI,

More details below about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Unpacked Feb 2023 Unveils Galaxy S23 and Book3

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Samsung has just unveiled globally two new product series during the February 2023 installment of its biannual Galaxy Unpacked event – the S23 series flagship smartphones and the Book3 series of “ultra” notebooks.

* This story was published on 1 February 10am PT (2 February 2am SGT).

Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones and Galaxy Book3 series notebooks will begin to hit the shelves on 17 February 2023.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones and Galaxy Book3 series notebooks will begin to hit the shelves on 17 February 2023.

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked February 2023 event is is now happening at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, US,

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series comprise three smartphone models.

  1. Galaxy S23 Ultra
  2. Galaxy S23+
  3. Galaxy S23

All three models of the Galaxy S23 series come in four colours – Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.

The phones will be available worldwide, including Singapore, on 17 February, with pre-orders commencing today.

The Galaxy Book3 series comprises the following models.

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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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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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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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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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CES 2023: Sharp Energy-Related Technologies for Carbon Neutrality

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

For CES 2023, Sharp is showcasing its advanced energy-related technologies and in-vehicle solutions that contribute to carbon neutrality.

The Automotive and AR/VR areas of Sharp’s exhibit at CES 2023.

The Automotive and AR/VR areas of Sharp’s exhibit at CES 2023.

Sharp’s ESG-focused exhibits are displayed under four themes of New Energy, Automotive, AR/VR, and TV.

More details below from the press release.

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CES 2023: TCL Showcases 98” Mini LED TV, Phone & Smart Homes

Friday, January 6th, 2023

TCL presented its home theater experiences and smart connected lifestyle ecosystem at its booth at CES 2023.

TCL’s Booth (#16915 & #16937, Central Hall) at CES 2023 spotlights the global brand’s ultra-large Mini LED QLED displays, gaming monitors, mobile devices, smart home appliances, sustainability commitments etc.

TCL’s Booth (#16915 & #16937, Central Hall) at CES 2023 spotlights the global brand’s ultra-large Mini LED QLED displays, gaming monitors, mobile devices, smart home appliances, sustainability commitments etc.

TCL’s interactive exhibit at its 1,600 square meter booth at CES 2023 includes its ultra-large-screen Mini LED QLED TV lineup and its latest award-winning sound bars offering cinema-quality audio in conjunction with the brand’s “Inspire Greatness” tagline.

The extra large screen of the 98-inch Mini LED TV employs many more Mini LEDs, with at least 2,000 local dimming zones bringing high contrast and over 2,000 nits peak brightness to images, driven by TCL’s light control algorithm to help reveal every detail in very bright and dark areas.

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