Archive for the ‘Appliances’ Category

New Arrival: Dyson V15 Detect Vacuum with Pet & Detail Cleaning Kits

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Dyson today launches the new Dyson V15 Detect handheld vacuum, as well as a Pet Grooming Kit and a Detail Cleaning Kit that are backward compatible with previous vacuum models. Price & Availability below.

Dyson V15 Detect comes with fully sealed whole machine HEPA filtration and laser dust detection to reveal hidden dust. Also introduced are the Pet Grooming and Detail Cleaning Kits with backward compatibility.

Dyson V15 Detect comes with fully sealed whole machine HEPA filtration and laser dust detection to reveal hidden dust. Also introduced are the Pet Grooming and Detail Cleaning Kits with backward compatibility.

The V15 Detect is Dyson’s most powerful and intelligent vacuum has been engineered with 240AW and laser to reveal microscopic dust.

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Interview: Roborock’s Joan Hu Sets Course for APAC in H2 2022

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Joan Hu, Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock, shares her plans for the company in APAC for the second half of this year.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

Joan Hu is the Overseas Southeast Asia Director at Roborock.

To get a picture of Roborock’s strategy for APAC in H2 2022, I asked Joan Hu five questions.

Q1. Roborock has recorded a strong growth in China since its introduction. What do you think contributed to this?

In the robot vacuum market back in 2014, most available products only focused on the basic need that comes with a vacuum – cleaning.

We saw an opportunity to fulfill needs and wants that consumers didn’t know they had yet.

Hence, we grew our R&D department with a team of engineers, scientists, manufacturing experts and designers – all vital for creating products that truly fit our users’ lifestyle.

Q2. Any new vacuum launches this year?

We have just launched the Roborock S7 MaxV in early 2022.

This is an upgrade of our popular Roborock S7, with ReactiveAI 2.0 Obstacle Avoidance System.

The S7 MaxV recognizes objects in its path more accurately and adapts quickly to clean around them, regardless of lighting conditions.

It also features Roborock’s acclaimed VibraRise® technology, a combination of sonic mopping with an automatic mop lift designed to transition smoothly over contrasting surfaces, while delivering effective high-intensity scrubs to tackle surface dirt.

The Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop was launched in Singapore recently in April 2022.

The Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop was launched in Singapore recently in April 2022.

That’s not all, we also launched the Q7 Max – the latest lineup to our premium Q-series, a range of robot vacuums that combines proven features of our flagship S-Series, including LiDAR navigation, multi-level mapping and customizable app controls, making automated cleaning now an affordable luxury.

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New Arrival: Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige in Singapore (S$699)

Monday, June 20th, 2022

The Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige (SP9873/15) (RRP: S$699) is now available at leading electronics stores, Philips official online stores and selected authorized dealers.

Through the month of June, trade up to enjoy a S$200 discount on the Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige.

Through the month of June, trade up to enjoy a S$200 discount on the Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige.

The Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige is an upgrade from its predecessor and comes with an array of elevated features such as a sleek new pentagonal head for blade precision and closeness when shaving in hard to reach areas.

“At Philips, we believe in enabling individuals to better understand that their daily routines can have an impact on their health, confidence and wellbeing. As part of this journey, we have introduced innovations such as the Shaver S9000 Prestige, which empower men and optimize their daily routine through smart propositions and revolutionary technology.” said Jinseok Chang, ASEAN Personal Health District Leader, Philips.

Philips boasts that its latest innovation in electric shaving offers an exceptionally close and incredibly gentle shaving experience.

The Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige is engineered to help men with sensitive skin combat common problems such as redness, itchiness and razor burn.

For greater skin comfort, it introduces a proprietary new Hydro SkinGlide coating, which attracts and spreads moisture or water evenly around the face during shaving.

The electric shaver also comes with enhanced personal comfort settings, the option to clean the shaver with a touch of a button and a premium storage pouch.

More details below from the press release.

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Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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New Arrival: Roborock Q7 Max Robot Vacuum Mop in Singapore

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Roborock has announced the arrival of its Q7 Max for Singapore. The new Q model line marks a step forward from the popular S5 Max. Promotional pricing below.

The new Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop is now available on Shopee for Singapore at a discounted price of S$659.

The new Roborock Q7 Max robot vacuum cleaner and mop is now available on Shopee for Singapore at a discounted price of S$659.

The Roborock Q7 Max is now available at a promotional price of S$659 (Normal Price at S$699) via Roborock’s official store on Shopee.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: Making it Safe to Live and Work in Endemic COVID

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

The world is coming to terms with having to live with COVID-19 for a while to come. Apart from population-level vaccination to enhance our resistance against the disease, how can we make our living and working environment safer from the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes the disease?

Jitender Khurana shares how UVC disinfection technology provides an effective means of sanitising the air and surfaces around us in an efficient and sustainable way. Most importantly, it can be implemented at scale without breaking the bank! Jitender Khurana is the Country Head & Managing Director for Singapore and Emerging Markets, Southeast Asia at Signify.

When will life go back to what it was like in pre-pandemic days? Will it ever? Image: Signify.

When will life go back to what it was like in pre-pandemic days? Will it ever? Image: Signify.

After more than two years and six million deaths globally, the world is still reeling from the humanitarian and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SARS-COV-2 virus has infected almost half a billion people around the world to date, and continues to cause more than a million new cases of COVID-19 every day.

However, the pandemic shows no sign of slowing down, following the scourge of the Delta variant which swept across the earth, as well as the current Omicron variant.

“For true endemic living, I want to be able to attend concerts, work out at a gym, watch an indoor sports event and visit a public bathroom knowing that the air I’m breathing is safe from the SARS-COV-2 virus. All these aspirations can be fulfilled through air disinfection solutions harnessing UV-C technology – in conjunction with wearing masks, social distancing and vaccination.”

Even though no end is in sight for the pandemic, life and business must go on. Governments and companies need a solution that will provide employees and citizens with a safe working and public environment that is protected from COVID-19.

Like it or not, COVID-19 is not going away and all of us will have to learn how to live, work and play while the SARS-COV-2 virus hangs around us and the disease becomes endemic.

Welcome to the new normal of “Endemic Living”.

The silver lining in the cloud is that we have learnt much since the beginning of the pandemic – about the disease itself, the virus that causes it, the way it spreads, the safety measures and practices that would protect us from infection.

I believe we are ready to embark on this new phase of the pandemic, because we are equipped with the know-how and wherewithal to live safely and normally despite COVID-19. We now know that the reason COVID-19 is so contagious is that it can be transmitted over the air.

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tech4xmas Gift Idea: FLO Diffuser Home Christmas Bundle

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

tech4xmas: Beautifully crafted aromatherapy diffusers for the home, with a wide selection of relaxing and fragrant essential oils for Christmas. S$218 with free delivery.

FLO Diffuser Home Christmas Bundle (S$218 with free delivery)

FLO Diffuser Home Christmas Bundle (S$218 with free delivery)

The essential oil nebulising diffuser is waterless and heatless, works silently, powerful enough to spread the scent up to 800 sqft within the first two minutes.

My own diffuser at home.

My own diffuser at home.

It is suitable for medium-sized areas such as the living room and bedroom.

There is an LED light with changing colours to serve as mood lighting.

I like how the knob allows me to control how strong a nebulising effect.

This is a fantastic Christmas for the home.

The FLO e-shop offers a wide selection of oils and nebulisers with some in the form of Christmas trees and angels.

tech4xmas Review: PRISM+ Q65 Quantum Edition Pro Android TV

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

tech4xmas 2021: The Q Series Quantum Edition (QE) Pro series are the flagship Android TVs by Singapore brand PRISM+. I tried the Q65-QE Pro and found that it indeed offered excellent value-for-money. Quality that’s almost as good as the flagship of established brands – but at a fraction of the price.

 

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The PRISM+ Q65-QE Pro standing pretty in front of my Samsung 55-inch TV. The image quality isn’t far behind but the price is like half. Super value-for-money.

Appearance-wise, the Q65-QE Pro looks really smart with almost no bezel on three edges – left, right and top sides.

Along the bottom of the TV is a 1-cm bezel as well as the brand logo and LED status light on a thin extension below the centre of that bezel.

Excluding the stand, the panel measures 1447 x 827 x 85 mm with a weight of 19.9kg

Including the stand which is very stable, the TV measures 1447 x 904 x 290 mm, with a weight of 20.15kg.

The TV can also be mounted on the wall with a mounting measuring 400 x 200mm.

Picture quality-wise, Dolby Vision’s HDR technology provides good natural colours, with better tone definition, contrast management and greater detail.

The IPS panel accords a wide viewing angle (178 degrees), while the Quantum Color backlit technology of the series further enhances overall brightness and contrast, as well as greater colour volume and accuracy than similarly priced TVs.

Compared to its predecessors (Q-series), the Q65-QE definitely offers a wider colour gamut and higher dynamic range.

In fact, I find the image quality quite almost as good as my own Samsung 55” TV, which is priced roughly twice the Q65-QE Pro.

Audio wise, I find the 2 x 10W output adequate – I don’t think an external soundbar is necessary, except perhaps to boost the bass.

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New Arrival: Nanoleaf Lines Backlit Colour-Changing LED Light Bars

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting. Prices below.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

Nanoleaf Lines provides mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces.

The new Nanoleaf Lines comprises short, backlit, colour-changing LED light bars connected with hexagonal joints and pasted onto the wall or ceiling to provide mood lighting.

Each set of Nanoleaf Lines is controlled by a controller which connects to a phone app via Wi-Fi.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Omnidesk Launches New Standing Desk Ascent

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

The Omnidesk Ascent will be available in Singapore from 6 December at S$1,298 for the standard resin-top version and S$1,647 for the Wildwood version with wood-top.

 

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The Omnidesk Ascent is available in standard (resin-top) or Wildwood (wood-top) versions while the frames (legs) come in black or white. This is the Wildwood version.

Pre-orders for the new Omnidesk Ascent begins today (see sidebar for promotional prices).

The controller for the Ascent has been re-designed to look more pleasing and includes a 5V USB charging port, as well as control buttons to adjust the height of the table.

The controller is located to the left of the Ascent and includes 4 buttons for pre-programmed heights, as well as an OLED screen for adjusting other settings for the table.

Newly introduced for Ascent is a companion iOS/Android app – “Omnidesk Life” – which enables users to adjust the height of the table remotely (via Bluetooth), including 9 pre-programmed heights and other features such as tracking the time spent sitting or standing at the desk.

 

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The standard (resin-top) version of the Omnidesk Ascent standing table.

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