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Review: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Open-Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Huawei launched the FreeBuds 4 TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earbuds for APAC less than two weeks ago and I’ve been trying it out since then. Pre-orders for the earbuds are now open from today till 23 July, 2021 before it hits Singapore shelves on the 24 July.

 

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Here’s my Silver Frost version of the new Huawei FreeBuds 4. Also available is Ceramic White.

I like the physical design for the FreeBuds 4, especially the chrome shiny metallic Silver Frost colourway.

The other colour available is the Ceramic White version, which looks similar to Apple AirPods.

In the box are the earbuds, the charging case, a USB-C cable and the regular documentation that includes a quick-start guide, safety information, warranty card and warranty certificate.

Currently only the wired charging version of the FreeBuds 4 has been launched.

There is a slightly more expensive wireless charging version that is not available yet.

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New Arrival: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Wireless Earbuds in Singapore

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

First launched online for APAC last week, the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit wireless earbuds will hit the shelves in Singapore on 24 July, 2021. Pre-order (S$178) from 17-23 July with promotional discounts and freebies below.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is available in Silver Frost and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is available in Silver Frost and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is the company’s first open-fit earphones to feature Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology for optimal noise-cancellation effect.

The open-fit design allows environmental sounds to be heard for safety, and also provides a more comfortable wearing experience even after long hours of use.

 

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Here’s my Silver Frost version of the new Huawei FreeBuds 4. Also available is Ceramic White.

Here are the specifications for the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless earbuds.

More details below about the Huawei FreeBuds 4 from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon Maxify GX7070 & MaxifyGX6070 SOHO Printers

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 (S$889) and Maxify GX6070 (S$769) are its first pigment-based refillable Ink Tank printers to target high volume colour printing demand in SOHOs (Small Office Home Office).

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 and Maxify GX6070 refillable ink tank printers promise to help small and mid-size offices meet the need for colour printing in high volumes, while making it affordable to do so.

Canon’s Maxify GX7070 and Maxify GX6070 refillable ink tank printers promise to help small and mid-size offices meet the need for colour printing in high volumes, while making it affordable to do so.

The new printers aim to help small and mid-size offices to increase business efficiency and productivity while keeping costs low.

Announced at a time when remote working has turned to the norm, Canon’s latest ink tank printers boast a host of features such as high-speed water resistant printing and flexible paper handling.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon Pixma G670 and Pixma G570 Home Printers

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Canon’s Pixma G670 (S$499) and Pixma G570 (S$399) 6-colour refillable ink tank photo printers are made for home and small businesses.

The new ink system in the Pixma G570 and Pixma G670 combines with Canon photo papers to deliver exceptional print longevity, with photos that can resist fading for up to 200 years under the right storage conditions.

The new ink system in the Pixma G570 and Pixma G670 combines with Canon photo papers to deliver exceptional print longevity, with photos that can resist fading for up to 200 years under the right storage conditions.

Canon’s latest Pixma photo printers promise high-quality photo prints at low cost.

Due to the increase in work from home and remote learning arrangements, this is ideal for businesses printing and selling photographic works and families who would like to print travel photos but are worried about printing costs.

“For homes and small businesses, printing high-quality photos can be costly and troublesome especially if they have to source a third-party vendor to do it. With the new PIXMA photo printers, we hope to make the photo printing process cost-efficient and at the same time, ensure that all photos are printed in high-quality,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

The Pixma photo printers’ 6-ink cartridge system makes photos look richer and more vivid.

In addition to the conventional CMYK 4-ink system, the Pixma G570 and G670 features additional red and grey ink cartridges.

The red ink supercharges photographs ranging from blood-red sunsets to automobiles in gleaming red, injecting an arterial intensity not possible with composite inks.

The grey ink ensures consistent monochromatic accuracy in print after print, while Black ink adds contrast, enhancing subject focus as well as fore from background separation.

More details below from the press release.

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Unbox: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Open-Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

So Huawei launched a slew of new products for APAC in its online event last night. They’ve sent over the FreeBuds 4 this morning.

 

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Unboxing the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit TWS earbuds.

Having been launched for the APAC region last night, I expect the Huawei FreeBuds 4 to hit Singapore shelves within the fortnight.

Unboxing the new Huawei FreeBuds 4, I like the shiny metallic design of the wireless earbuds.

 

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Here’s the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit wireless earbuds, alongside another flagship product – the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.

Mine is called the Silver Frost. Another colourway is the Ceramic White.

Stay tuned for the sales and pre-order details when Huawei Singapore releases the information, as well as promotional offers.

Here are the specifications for the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless earbuds.

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Event: Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch 2021

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Huawei has just launched a slew of new products in APAC in its virtual event. These products will ship in Q3 2021, and includes FreeBuds 4, MateView monitors, MatePad tablets, Watch 3 series smartwatch and nova 8i smartphone.

The following products were launched: Huawei nova 8i smartphone, Huawei MatePad series tablets (MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and Huawei MatePad 11), Huawei Watch 3 series smartwatch, Huawei FreeBuds 4, and two Huawei MateView monitors.

The following products were launched: Huawei nova 8i smartphone, Huawei MatePad series tablets (MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and Huawei MatePad 11), Huawei Watch 3 series smartwatch, Huawei FreeBuds 4, and two Huawei MateView monitors.

The following Huawei products were introduced during the virtual APAC Summer Product Launch.

  • MatePad tablets
    • MatePad Pro 12.6-inch
    • MatePad Pro 10.8-inch
    • MatePad 11
  • Watch 3 series smartwatch
  • FreeBuds 4
  • MateView Monitors
    • MateView
    • MateView GT
  • nova 8i smartphone

The Huawei MatePad series tablets and HUAWEI Watch 3 series smartwatches are Huawei’s first smart devices powered by HarmonyOS 2.

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Event Forecast: Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch – 6 July 2021

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The regional summer product launch for APAC will introduce a new range of Huawei products that will launch in Q3 2021, which includes an array of wearables and desktops like FreeBuds 4, MateView, MatePad, Watch 3 and more.

Attend the virtual Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch by clicking the above invitation on Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 at 7pm Singapore Time.

Attend the virtual Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch by clicking the above invitation on Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 at 7pm Singapore Time.

Hosted by Huawei APAC President, Alex Lin, the virtual launch is part of Huawei’s concerted effort to build an ecosystem of products to offer a smarter and more seamless cross-device experience to its users.

In addition to the above, the launch will focus on Huawei’s multi-device interaction, through its latest HarmonyOS.

With this upgrade, users can connect their Huawei devices to enhance their productivity and creativity.

New Arrival: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot Device with Wi-Fi 6

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The addition of this new 5G Mobile Hotspot device extends the networking ecosystem that Linksys offers from home networking to mobile networking on-the-go. Available in Singapore now at S$799 at all authorised outlets.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The new 5G Mobile Hotspot device from Linksys provides Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to up to 15 mobile devices.

This is great for providing Internet access at event venues with no Wi-Fi networks.

Or during vacation for sharing a local mobile data plan with the rest of the family.

It can also serve as a backup networking solution in case the home broadband connection is down (as in the recent telco outage), or when the Wi-Fi network in an event venue is weak or down.

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New Arrival: Apeos Printers & MFCs from Fujifilm Business Innovation

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Fujifilm Business Innovatin Singapore has launched new printers and multifunction devices in its ApeosPro, Apeos C and ApeosPrint Series.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The new printers were launched in conjunction with the unveiling of the company’s new office and customer experience centre (CEC) at Mapletree Business City in Singapore.

Featuring a new Apeos logo, the exterior of the new multifunction devices and printers have undergone a design facelift.

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#tech4WorkFromHome: Turbocharge Home Wi-Fi with Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Want to improve the quality, speed and coverage of your home Wi-Fi for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning? I’ve been using the E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router from Linksys since its launch half a year ago and I’m very happy that it has delivered.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

I’ve been using a telco-provided router for years – it has served me well although it could not reach the study, the bedrooms and the garden outside – so Internet access has always been confined to the kitchen, living and dining rooms.

Beyond the reaches of the old router, we had to switch on the mobile data connections on our handphones and hotspot the data to devices (speakers and computers etc) without a mobile data connection.

You can imagine how frustrating and limiting (and expensive) that can be.

And as the number of Internet-lusting devices being used in the household began growing rapidly, connection quality began to deteriorate, with slow speeds and dropped connections occurring more frequently.

Which was why I decided to upgrade the old router with the Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router.

To expand the coverage of my home Wi-Fi network, I deployed a 2-node (1 parent + 1 child node) mesh network.

This was because a single-node network provided roughly a similar spatial network as my old router, probably because it was a matter of physical topology due to the layout.

The optical network terminal (ONT) for Singtel’s fibre optic network is located at one end of my apartment near the main entrance – instead of the center of the entire apartment – hence the distance between the router (which is connected by wire to the ONT) and the bedrooms tend to render the Wi-Fi signals too weak for connection.

 

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I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS) connected (by wire) to the E9450 so that devices can upload/download files/photos and stream music/videos wirelessly via the Wi-Fi network. Another reason why I need a good Wi-Fi network with reach and performance.

So with a second E9450 router placed at the far end of the living room, the coverage of the Wi-Fi network was successfully extended to every bedroom – because the second router was located at the center of the entire apartment.

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